Course Index

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BIO 315 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

The course begins with a major focus on cellular functions and pathology, including inflammation, infection, immune response, metabolism, and fluid disequilibrium. These concepts serve as the foundation for the course as alterations in various bodily functions are examined. Alterations in body fluid and electrolyte homeostasis, fluid acid-base balance, gastrointestinal, urinary, respiratory, cardiac, endocrine, neurological, mobility and sensory-perceptual functions are emphasized.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    CHE 100, BIO 226, BIO 280

BIO 280 MICROBIOLOGY

This course is a study of the principles and application of microorganisms and their relationship to various disease processes. It also includes some laboratory experiences where students will have a glimpse of the microbial world and acquire basic knowledge of microbiology techniques and principles.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: CHE 100

BIO 240 PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION

This course in nutrition is designed for students to gain knowledge of the basic elements of nutrition, the nutrient needs in all age groups, and client teaching.  Consideration of the cultural and psychological influences of nutrition emphasizes the psychosocial components of humans and adequate nutrition maintenance for health.  Students will have the opportunity to learn the role of good nutrition and how it applies to self, family, client, and the community.  It provides students with basic knowledge enabling them to gain an understanding of the integral role that nutrition plays in the health and well-being of others.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    CHE 100

BIO 226 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II

The structure and function of the special senses, along with the endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems are stressed in this course. Laboratory experience will include cadaver study.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

    BIO 225

    Pre/Corequisites: CHE 100

BIO 225 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I

This course will introduce students to basic information required for further study and understanding of Anatomy and Physiology, as well as for the study of all healthcare related subjects.  Terminology that is specific to the medical field is introduced.  Basic principles of chemistry, physics, embryology, developmental biology and histology are reviewed/introduced in both the classroom and laboratory settings.  Students are introduced to the eleven body systems.  This course then focuses on enabling students to learn and understand the Anatomy (structure) and Physiology (function) of the Integumentary, the Nervous, the Skeletal, and the Muscular Systems.   Laboratory experience will include cadaveric study.

  • Credits: 4.0

SCIENCE SCIENCE COURSES

Students must take two science courses, at least one of which must include a lab.

  • Credits: 6.0

BSH 491 CAPSTONE II: APPLIED STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND MENTORING EXPERIENCE

This course enables learners to take learning from Capstone I and apply it to a web-based simulation in which they work in teams as top level managers. This experiential process allows students to review the theoretical constructs of strategic management and learn how to apply those constructs in a controlled competitive environment. Learners will reflect upon these decisions and catalog these artifacts in a portfolio.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 490 CAPSTONE I: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

This course explores theories and concepts related to strategic management (e.g., planning, formulation, and implementation). This course combines the information from multiple business areas (e.g. accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing). Topics include sustainable competitive advantage, resource-based activity, balanced scorecard, and other strategic planning tools and processes.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 426 THE ART OF NEGOTIATION

Negotiation in today's world is an intentional skill one should strive to master. This course will introduce skills associated with successful negotiation and conflict resolution. Students will apply concepts, theories, and related research to situations with a focus on developing a deeper understanding of roles, and approaches to negotiation. This course is designed for an individual to apply negotiation skills in a variety of environments that can be emotionally and conceptually complex.

  • Credits: 3.0

BSH 425 CRITICAL ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE

This course is designed to provide a foundation for students to develop a clear understanding of how society, politics, and world issues influence healthcare in the United States. Topics included in this course are bioethical issues, and contemporary issues such as bioterrorism, human genome project, rising prescription drug costs, and urbanization, social stress, and mental illness.

  • Credits: 3.0