Applied Health Science (AHSC)
  • AHSC-A 420 Healthcare Finance (6 cr.) This course is designed as an introduction to healthcare finance. Basic concepts of healthcare finance and business including health care reimbursement, cost, pricing, planning, budgeting, financial operations, investment, cash flow, risk analysis, profit, financing, and financial condition assessment.
  • AHSC-A 440 Health Care Admin and Strategic Planning (6 cr.) This course will build on concepts introduced in AHSC H-301 Health Care Delivery and Leadership.  In this course students will explore issues related to management and planning in health care organizations.  Management theory will be discussed as will concepts related to organizational culture, leading and motivating, planning, quality improvement, managing change, and conflict resolution.  Emphasis will be placed on practical application of knowledge related to organizational planning.
  • AHSC-C 415 Health Assessment, Education and Promotion (6 cr.) This is an introductory course with a focus on the discipline and profession of health education. Major concepts to be explored include health and wellness, determinants of health behavior, the nation's health status and health promotion. Preparing an assessment and plan for health promotion for the student's own community will be the culminating teaching-learning activity.
  • AHSC-H 301 Healthcare Delivery and Leadership (6 cr.) This is an introduction course for all Applied Health Science students. It contains concepts and basics for other Applied Health Science program courses.  Focus is on the components, their interaction and internal / external controls. As a person in leadership roles of organizations you will also discover how to effectively deliver health care services in hospitals, nursing homes, multi-specialty clinics, and home health care agencies. Students will examine how principles of effective leadership skills including organizational design, motivation, conflict management, teamwork, and strategic alliances are utilized in the ever changing healthcare environment.
  • AHSC-H 310 Health Policy, Ethics, and Legal Issues (6 cr.) In this course, students are introduced to the concepts of health policy and policy analysis, health care ethics and contemporary ethical dilemmas, and legal issues related to health care and health care outcomes.  Students will be exposed to leadership strategies for effecting changes in policy, and in resolving legal and ethical dilemmas that arise in health care. Emphasis is placed on application of knowledge to real and simulated case problems.
  • AHSC-H 320 Consumer Health (3 cr.) Students are introduced to the ways consumers receive and use information to inform health practices and influence choices of health products, services, and providers.  Concepts include health literacy and decision-making, internal and external influences on health care decisions and health outcomes, and effective health education.  Exemplar health issues are discussed.
  • AHSC-H 330 Intercultural Health Communication (6 cr.) This course explores issues related to intercultural communication practices. It examines the important role of social, cultural, and historical context in human interactions related to health disparities.  This course is designed to increase students understanding of the growing interdependence of nations and peoples and to develop students' ability to apply a comparative perspective to cross-cultural social, economic, and political experiences.
  • AHSC-H 340 Research in the Health Sciences (3 cr.) This course is designed as an introduction to using the research process to address health science problems and the use of evidence as a foundation for practice. Critical analysis of research studies will be emphasized.
  • AHSC-H 360 Population Health, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics (6 cr.) In this course, students are provided an overview of the principles and practice of population health, epidemiology, and biostatistics. Students will be introduced to the basic terms and definitions of population health and the factors that lead to disease causation, as well as disease prevention. Students will explore and discuss the concepts of social justice, health disparities, determinants of health, culture, health systems, lifespan, and health promotion as they apply to groups of people, rather than to individuals. Through an introduction to epidemiologic terminology, methods, critical thinking, and basic analysis, students will be able to describe how disease is distributed within populations and communities.
  • AHSC-H 370 INFORMATICS (3 cr.) In this course, students will explore the impact of meaningful data on health care systems. The concepts of converting data to information to knowledge in the national effort to create electronic health care records that provide privacy and security while ultimately improving patient outcomes will be discussed. Details on meaningful use in electronic health records, health care data analytics, health informatics exchange, quality improvement strategies, public health informatics, and health informatics ethics will be examined.

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