Specialization Areas

Specialization Areas for the Bachelor of Science - Health Science Degree


B.S. Health Sciences - Aging Studies

COURSE/TITLETERM OFFERED/FORMATCREDIT HOURS
HSC4658 End-of-Life Ethics Fa, Sp, Su / ONLINE 3
HSA4110 Health Care Policy and Administration Fa, Sp, Su / MC/ONLINE 3
GEY4001 Gerontology Fa, Sp, Su / ONLINE 3
DEP4404 Adulthood and Aging Sp / ONLINE 3
Choose one of the following:   3
PEP4113 Aging and Physical Performance Fa, Sp / MC  
NUR4286 Gerontological Nursing Sp, Su / ONLINE  
Upper level electives   27
   TOTAL HOURS 42
Health Sciences Technology

B.S. Health Sciences - Allied Health

Allied Health professions are the support professions distinct from physicians and nurses that work together to make the health care system function. At the Associate's level, allied health professionals are often the licensed professionals involved in the delivery of health services. Allied health professionals pursuing a Bachelor's degree (and beyond) are those seeking additional responsibilities in leadership, communication, education, or research during their careers. The Allied Health track complements the BSHS core with courses covering diseases, drugs, and cross-cultural areas, such as end of life ethics and gerontology. Courses in public health, disaster management, and occupational safety and health in the health care environment round out this track to help students comprehend and address the complex and inter-related issues surrounding the communication and delivery of related health care services at local, regional, and national levels.

The Allied Health specialization serves as an umbrella degree for students seeking to complete their bachelor's degree.

This program is also open to students who have an AAS, AS, or AA degree.

COURSE/TITLETERM OFFERED/FORMATCREDIT HOURS
PHC4101 Public Health Fa, Sp, Su / ONLINE 3
HSC4658 End-of-Life Ethics Fa, Sp, Su / ONLINE 3
GEY4001 Gerontology Fa, Sp, Su / ONLINE 3
PHC4363 Occupational Safety & Health in the Health Care Environment Fa, Sp / ONLINE 3
HSC4404 Medical Disaster Management Fa, Sp, Su / ONLINE 3
PCB4703 Human Psychology Fa, Sp, Su / ONLINE 3
HSC3555 Pathophysiology Fa, Sp, Su / MC/ONLINE 3
MCB4276 Epidemiology of Infectious Disease Fa, Sp / ONLINE 3
NUR3145 Pharmacology Fa, Su, Sp / ONLINE 3
NSP4545 Drugs and the Human Body Fa, Su, Sp / ONLINE 3
NUR4177 Holistic Healthcare Su, Sp / ONLINE 3
Upper level electives   9
  TOTAL HOURS  42

B.S. Health Sciences - Health Care Administration

Healthcare is ultimately a business and as such it requires people to administer, manage, and make it run smoothly. The name "health care administrator" is used by professionals who arrange, plan, lead, organize, manage, and supervise health service delivery.

The healthcare industry is considered "recession-proof". During the past few years many fields have seen upsets and laid off workers, but the healthcare industry has continued to add hundreds of thousands of employees to its workforce during this period. There are positions for health care administrator throughout the industry including at hospitals, nursing homes, home health care agencies, insurance companies and even medical supply companies.

COURSE/TITLETERM OFFERED/FORMATCREDIT HOURS
HSA4110 Health Care Policy and Administration Fa, Sp, Su / MC/ONLINE 3
*MAN3025 Management Fundamentals Fa, Sp, Su / MC/FWB/ONLINE 3
*MAR3023 Marketing Fundamentals Fa, Sp / MC/ONLINE 3
Choose one of the following:   3
GEB3032 Business Found for Non-Bus Majors Fa, Sp / MC/ONLINE  
PHC4101 Public Health Fa, Sp, Su / ONLINE  
Choose one of the following:   3
*MAN3301 Human Resource Management Fa, Sp, Su / MC/FWB  
PHC4341 Fundamentals of Occ. Safety & Health Fa, Sp / ONLINE  
Choose one of the following:   3
*MAN4102 Management of Diversity Sp / ONLINE  
HAS4192 Intro to Medical Informatics Fa, Sp, Su / ONLINE  
Upper level electives   24

no MAN, MAR, FIN, or GEB courses may be used. Please see SASS audit Box 4
(*ACG3082 required - Accounting for Non-Majors)
*45 semester hours pre-requisite

Medical Professionals

B.S. Health Sciences - Health Care Professional

The Health Care Professional track in the BSHS was originally designed to address the difficulties encountered by junior college graduates with AAS degrees (e.g., dental assistants, radiology technicians, emergency medical technicians, medical technologists, etc.) in earning a BS degree. State-mandated courses required for certification and the core courses required for these specialties by junior colleges provide students earning this degree with a significant number of credits that do not count toward a BS degree. This track was designed in conjunction with Gulf Coast Community College (GCCC) to make the BS more easily attainable through adjustments in courses required of these students by GCCC and by adjustments in the transfer credits accepted for this track by UWF. Careful progress through an AAS degree at other junior colleges can also prepare students for this track. Students graduating from this concentration area receive training in professional writing, accounting, economic theory, principles of public policy, and end-of-life ethics. In addition, students examine issues related to medical disaster management and occupational safety and health in the health care environment.

COURSE/TITLETERM OFFERED/FORMATCREDIT HOURS
ACG3082 Accounting for Non-Majors Fa, Sp, Su / MC/ONLINE 3
ECO3003 Principles of Economic Theory Fa, Sp / ONLINE 3
ENC3250 Professional Writing Fa, Sp, Su / ONLINE 3
HSC4658 End-of-Life Ethics Fa, Sp, Su / ONLINE 3
GEY4001 Gerontology Fa, Sp, Su / ONLINE 3
PHC4363 Occupational Safety & Health in Health Care Sp, Su / ONLINE 3
HSC4404 Medical Disaster Management Fa, Sp, Su / ONLINE 3
NUR3145 Pharmacology Fa, Sp, Su / ONLINE 3
NUR4177 Holistic Healthcare Su, Sp / ONLINE 3
Choose one of the following:   3
PCB4703 Human Physiology Fa, Sp, Su / ONLINE  
HSC3555 Pathophysiology Fa, Sp, Su / MC/ONLINE  
Upper level electives   12
   TOTAL HOURS 42

 

B.S. Health Sciences - Medical Information Technology

This track is targeted to students currently working in health care with a two-year degree in a health care related field, possibly with no formal training in information technology (IT) and to those students holding a two-year degree related to any area of health information systems, or the equivalent. Students in this track have an interest in becoming more involved in IT-related projects or IT decision-making in their organizations. The track covers basic computer programming and database systems to prepare students to deploy new software tools to meet the needs of a clinical practice or administration. In addition, emerging trends in medical informatics are covered in the context of providing practical and up-to-date examples of technologies that have the potential to significantly improve communication, patient safety, and quality of care in health care and/or public health arenas.

For additional information on this specialization, please contact: medicalinformatics@uwf.edu

COURSE/TITLETERM OFFERED/FORMATCREDIT HOURS
CGS3464 Prog Using Visual Basic Fa, Sp, Su / MC/ONLINE 3
COP3813 Internet Programming Sp / ONLINE 3
COP4710 Database Systems Fa, Sp, Su / ONLINE 3
CGS3604 Applications of Info. Tech. Fa, Sp, Su / ONLINE 3
COP2253 Programming Using JAVA Fa, Sp, Su / MC/ONLINE 3
CEN3031 Software Engineering I Fa 3
HSA4192 Intro to Medical Informatics Fa, Sp / ONLINE 3
HSA4193 Electronic Clinical Record Systems Su / ONLINE 3
HSA4990 (for HSA4511) Advanced Topics Info Tecnology Sp / ONLINE 3
Choose two of the following:   6
CHS3183 Web Design for E-Commerce Sp / ONLINE  
CEN4721 Human-Computer Interaction Sp / ONLINE  
COP2830 Script Programming Fa, Sp / MC  
Upper level electives   9
   TOTAL HOURS 42

 

B.S. Health Sciences - Psychology of Health

COURSE/TITLETERM OFFERED/FORMATCREDIT HOURS
CLP4314 Health Psychology Fa / MC 3
EXP4404 Psychology of Learning Fa / MC 3
or EXP4507 Memory and Cognition Fa / MC 3
PSB4002 Brain Behavior and Experience Sp, Su / MC 3
Choose three of the following:   9
CLP3144 Abnormal Psychology Fa, Sp, Su / MC  
DEP4404 Adulthood and Aging Sp / MC/ONLINE  
PCO4310 Intervention in Addictions Fa / MC  
PSB4731 Psych of Sexual Behavior Sp / MC  
PSY4832 Sp / MC  
Upper level electives   24
   TOTAL HOURS 42

B.S. Health Sciences - Public Health

According to Charles-Edward Amory Winslow, public health is defined as "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals." In contrast to the medical paradigm of health care, public health focuses on health promotion and disease and injury prevention. Because of this holistic, preventative approach, public health plays a crucial role in emergency readiness and response.

COURSE/TITLETERM OFFERED/FORMATCREDIT HOURS
 PHC4101 Public Health Fa, Sp, Su / ONLINE 3
 HSC4404 Medical Disaster Management Fa, Sp, Su / ONLINE  3
 MCB4276 Epidemiology of Infectious Dz Fa, Sp / ONLINE 3
 PHC4109 Scientific Basis of Public Health Sp, Su / ONLINE  3
 PHC4140 Public Planning & Analysis Fa, Su / ONLINE 3
 Choose one of the following:   3
 PHC4340 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene Fa, Sp / ONLINE  
 PHC4341 Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health Fa, Sp / ONLINE  
 PHC4363 Occupational Safety & Health in Health Care Environment ONLINE  
Upper level electives   24
  TOTAL HOURS 42

 

B.S. Health Sciences - APPROVED ELECTIVES

If these courses are required for your program they cannot be used as electives.

GEY4001 Gerontology
HSA4192 Introduction to Medical Informatics
HSA4193 Electronic Clinical Record Systems
HSA4110 Health Care Policy & Administration
HSA4991 Personnel Management in Healthcare
HSC3535 Introduction to Medical Terminology
HSC3555 Pathophysiology (online Summer & Fall)
HSC4551 Communicable & Degenerative Diseases
HSC4652 Introduction to Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds
HSC4653 Dilemmas in Medical Practice
HSC4658 End of Life Ethics
BSC4854 Bioterrorism (summer only)

ACG3082 Accounting for Non-Majors
CEN3031 Software Engineering I
CEN4721 Human Computer Interface
CGS3172 Web Design for e-Commerce
CGS3464 Programming Using Visual Basic for Non-Majors
CGS3604 Applications of Information Technology
CLP3144 Abnormal Psychology
CLP4314 Health Psychology
COM3462 Persuasive Communication
COM4022 Health Communication
COM4103 Leadership Communication
COM4110 Business & Professional Communication
COP3813 Internet Programming
COP4710 Database Systems
DEP4404 Adulthood & Aging
EAB4704 Introduction to Behavior Modification
ECO3003 Principles of Economic Theory & Public Policy
ENC3250 Professional Writing
GEB3032 Business Foundations for Non-Business Majors
MAN3025 Management Fundamentals
MAN3301 Human Resources Management
MAN4102 Management of Diversity
MAR3023 Marketing Fundamentals
MCB3020/L Microbiology w/Lab
MCB4276 Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
MLS3031 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Sciences
NUR3145 Pharmacology (prereqs: Pathophys and Human Phys)
NUR4177 Holistic Health Care
NUR4496 The Healthy Woman
NUR4645 Drugs and the Human Body
NUR4655 Cultural Factors in Health & Illness
PCB4703 Human Physiology
PCO4310 Interventions in Addictions
PEP4113 Aging & Physical Performance
PHC4101 Public Health
PHC4140 Public Health Planning and Analysis
PHC4183 Medical Disaster Management
PHC4363 Occupational Safety in Health Care
PHC4990 Scientific Basis of Public Health
PHC4340 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene
PHC4341 Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health
PLA4601 Wills, Estates & Trusts
PSB4003 Brain, Behavior & Experience
PSB4731 Psychobiology of Sexual Behavior
PSY4832 Sport & Exercise Psychology
SOW3314 Case Management
SOW3620 Practice with Culturally Diverse Populations
SOW4111 Adolescents at Risk
SOW4242 Families & Family Treatment
SOW4700 Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment: Special Issues
SOW4740 Dimensions of Death & Dying: Special Issues
SPC3301 Interpersonal Communication
SPC3425 Group & Team Communication

For additional information, please contact:
Health Sciences at healthsciences@uwf.edu or call (850) 857-6004.

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