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Course Listings/Descriptions
Semester offering codes corrected and posted on June 7, 2004.
HSC-Health Science


HSC 2100 Personal Health . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)

Provides information on personal health issues from which students may base current and future decisions regarding their health and wellness. To promote an environment where effective decision making skills can be acquired through structured group interaction.


HSC 2577 Principles of Nutrition . . . . . 3(F,S)

Priniciples of Nutrition provides instruction in basic nutritional facts while introducing subjects of importance to healthcare professionals. Emphasis on the evolving nature of nutritional science reflects the new discoveries and areas of research that may change the practice of nutrition.


HSC 3032 Foundations in Health Education . . . . . 3(SS)

Designed to explore the philosophy and principles that provide the foundations of health education as an academic discipline and as a profession. Emphasis will focus on health education in our society, theoretical basis, settings, ethical issues, current issues, marketing, planning and future outlook in the field.


HSC 3406C Advanced First Aid and Emergency Care . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)

Study and practice of standard first aid procedures which are essential for survival in emergency and disastrous situations. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation method will be included. Red Cross certification will be available to students who meet current standards. Material and supply fee will be assessed. Credit may not be earned in both HSC 3402C and HSC 3406C.


HSC 3450 Driver and Safety Education . . . . . 3(F)

Critical analysis of traffic accidents, attitudes, factors, essential knowledge of automobile operations, and laws and regulations. Includes lab experiences to help students develop skills to teach driving. Valid driver's license and upper division standing required.


HSC 3451 Teaching of Drivers and Traffic Safety Education . . . . . 3(S)

Organization, administration and techniques essential to teaching of driver education. Includes lab teaching experiences for giving instruction.


HSC 3460 Administration and Supervision of Driver and Safety Education . . . . . 3(SS)

One of three courses required for DOE endorsement in Driver Education. Presents content material dealing with the supervision and administration of a driver education and safety programs relative to public schools. The student should be a certified teacher or enrolled in a teacher certification program. Completion of the endorsement in addition to teacher certification in another subject, will qualify one to teach driver education in the public schools of Florida.


HSC 3550 Pathophysiology . . . . . 3(F,SS)

Disease as an abnormal biological process. Selected physiological processes and basic concepts of body response to pathology will be explored. Approach appropriate to students of nursing, allied health, medicine and biology. Recommended prerequisite; one course in anatomy and physiology.


HSC 4104 Health Aspects of Stress Management . . . . . 3(F,SS)

A study of physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of stress as related to overall health. Responses such as anger, fear, and depression with their underlying mechanisms in states of health and disease will be examined. Emphasis is on identification of stressors and methods of prevention and coping with them. Lectures by the instructor and experts from the community will provide an overview of the major organization and administration issues. Assigned readings will provide detailed information. Group activities and individual assignments will provide opportunities for personal analysis of selected topics.


HSC 4120 Consumer Health Education . . . . . 3(F)

Helps students acquire information and to make wise decisions with that information. Basic information regarding health care products, services and consumer protection will be of central focus.


HSC 4133 Health Aspects of Human Sexuality . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)

A study of physical, mental, emotional, social, and psychological phases of human sexuality as they are affected by male and female relationships. Emphasize a holistic perspective on sexuality. Lectures by the instructor and experts from the community will provide an overview of the major issues in sexuality. Assigned readings will provide detailed information. Group activities and individual assignments will provide opportunities for personal analysis and growth with regard to a wide variety of topics.


HSC 4143 Drugs in Society . . . . . 3(F,S)

Provides students with knowledge of the use and abuse of drugs in American contemporary society. Emphasis on the physiological, psychological, and sociological effects of drug use and abuse on personal and community health. Concepts of prevention, education and control will be covered.


HSC 4211 Human Environmental Health . . . . . 3(S)

General health features of physical plant and surrounding environment and their relationship to peoples' health. Field trips required.


HSC 4300 Changing Health Behaviors . . . . . 3(F,S)

Designed to acquaint the student with a general theory of behavior, to guide them through exercises for developing skills in self-analysis, and to provide information on how to achieve their goals. Students will learn coping skills for personal problem solving and learn techniques for developing a community-based health behavior change program.


HSC 4500 Epidemiology . . . . . 3(S)

A study of the factors determining and influencing the frequency, distribution, and causes of diseases and other events that impact the health and safety of the human population. Programs and strategies to prevent and control such events and diseases will be explored. Offered concurrently with HSC 5506; graduate students will be assigned additional work.


HSC 4551 Communicable and Degenerative Diseases . . . . . 3(S)

Designed to explore the basic concepts and principles of the disease process including history and classification. Emphasis will be upon etiology, origin, symptoms, treatments, prevention, host, agent, and environmental factors affecting occurrence, prevention, and control. Offered concurrently with HSC 5552; graduate students will be assigned additional work. Junior/Senior status required.


HSC 4572 Nutrition and Health . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)

Nutrition throughout the life cycle and principles associated with diet, weight control and exercise. Offered concurrently with HSC 5237; graduate students will be assigned additional work.


HSC 4581 Health Promotion and Planning . . . . . 3(F)

A comprehensive overview and analysis of theory, principles, and practices of health education planning and implementation processes. Offered concurrently with HSC 5585; graduate students will be assigned additional work. Junior/Senior status required.


HSC 4633 Current Issues in School-Community Health . . . . . 3(F)

Contemporary issues such as drugs, smoking, family relations, diet and exercise, pollution. Emphasizes importance of comprehensive health education program. Field trips required.


HSC 4940 Internship . . . . . 1-6(F,S,SS)

Placement in an appropriate agency or organization for the purpose of gaining some experience in the field. Faculty and agency personnel will supervise the student as the student participates in a wide range of services available in the setting. Goals and objectives will be planned by the student, instructor and agency supervisor. Reports will be required on a regular basis with a final report and oral interview. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. Permission is required.


HSC 5037 Historical Foundations of Health Education . . . . . 3(SS)

Significant factors in the development of the profession of health education.


HSC 5135 Health Guidance . . . . . 3(S)

Health educators' role in providing health guidance and an advanced study of the agencies and organizations providing health services.


HSC 5237 Nutrition and Health . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)

Nutrition and health as they relate to diet, weight control and exercise. Offered concurrently with HSC 4572; graduate students will be assigned additional work.


HSC 5506 Epidemiology . . . . . 3(S)

A study of the factors determining and influencing the frequency, distribution, and causes of diseases and other events that impact the health and safety of the human population. Programs and strategies to prevent and control such events and diseases will be explored. Offered concurrently with HSC 4500; graduate students will be assigned additional work.


HSC 5552 Communicable and Degenerative Diseases . . . . . 3(S)

Designed to explore the basic concepts and principles of the disease process including history and classification. Emphasis will be upon etiology, origin symptoms, treatments, prevention, host, agent, and environmental factors affecting occurrence, prevention, and control. Offered concurrently with HSC 4551; graduate students are assigned additional work. Upper division or graduate status is required.


HSC 5585 Health Promotion and Planning . . . . . 3(F)

A comprehensive overview and analysis of theory, principles, and practices of health education planning and implementation processes. Offered concurrently with HSC 4581; graduate students will be assigned additional work.


HSC 6206 Community Health Delivery Systems . . . . . 3(F)

Stimulating and uniting community efforts to facilitate communication and services between health agencies, health specialists and consumers.


HSC 6666 Health Education and Interactive Technology . . . . . 3(S)

The purpose is to offer various perspectives relating to the development, effectiveness, and implementation of interactive computing technology for use in health education programs and in health care administration which are aimed at improving various health-related outcomes such as involvement in care, quality of life, adherence, disease management, and healthy lifestyle. Class sessions will utilize a distance learning format. Combines online presentations with group discussions, outside readings, and out-of-class practical exercises. Students should have basic computer literacy skills including e-mail and Internet browsing.


HSC 6667 Social Marketing in Health Education . . . . . 3(F)

Social Marketing is designed to analyze the components and applications of social marketing for community health education and health care administration. Class sessions will combine didactic presentations with group discussions and in-class exercises.