Course Descriptions 2012-2014 Catalog - UW-Superior

2012-2014 Catalog

Undergraduate Course Descriptions

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Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
HWM 300Introduction to Human Health3.00
Designed to provide students with general background knowledge on many of the issues impacting our health today. Topics of study will include issues in mental, physical and social health such as stress, nutrition and fitness, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, relationships and sexuality and diseases and disorders. An introduction to behavior change theories and the factors contributing to overall wellness will also be included.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed BIOL 115.
HWM 310Changes Across the Life Span3.00
This course explores research and theory regarding the nature and processes of human development from early adulthood through old age and death. Key topics include biological theories of aging; the changing body; disorders of the brain, personality development; changing memory and thinking skills; relationship issues, careers and retirement, and death/dying.
Prerequisites:
Having completed HWM 300 is prerequisite for taking this course.
HWM 320Health and Medical Terminology3.00
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the basic terminology used in health and medical settings. Although most wellness settings are not inclusive to a medical center or clinical setting, often the clients are participating in a program because of a visit to a medical setting. Since health care uses a unique blend of prefixes, suffixes and terms related to both preventative and clinical care, it is important that the wellness profession has the knowledge and abilities to decipher this information. Emphasis will be placed on the systems that a wellness professional will most likely be exposed to including: Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Muscular Skeletal, Nervous systems.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ENGL 102, WRIT 102, or instructor consent.
HWM 330Survey of Information Technology in Wellness3.00
This course surveys essential healthcare information technologies (HIT) that are used for healthcare information systems (HISs). Popular HISs include electronic medical record systems (EMRS) that keep record of the patients' history of the procurement of medicine and other medical necessaries, telemedicine, which keeps information of the medical doctors in the computers, telehealth e-prescribing, which prescribes the medicine electronically, medication administration, which keeps the information of medical doctors and other hospital staff members, and nursing and ancillary service systems.
HWM 340The Wellness Profession3.00
This course explores the definition of health, health promotion and holistic wellness. You will learn the professional role and personal commitment required to implement life-style wellness programs. The course includes an overview of the history and philosophy contributing to the success of wellness and health promotion professionals. You will be introduced to experiential and self learning of a personal wellness program that facilitates improved health in the seven-dimensions including: Social, Physical, Emotional, Career, Intellectual, Environmental and Spiritual.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed PSYC 101.
HWM 350Applied Research Methods3.00
This course is designed to familiarize students with research nomenclature, procedures for the design and evaluation of research and interpretation of statistical analysis in the health field, and to provide the tools for critically evaluating the validity of health research.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of ENGL 102, WRIT 102, or instructor consent.
HWM 360Stress and Dependencies and Addictions3.00
Examine common behavioral strategies with regard to stress and its management, and the use of alternative remedies for physical and emotional dependencies and addictions.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed BIOL 115, PSYC 101, and WRIT 102.
HWM 370Health Behavior/Understanding and Effecting Change3.00
Understanding how change happens. Basic knowledge and understanding of foundational change theories, based upon the "Transtheoretical Stages of Change Model'. Included is a reflection of one's personal wellness and strategies for implementing health behavior change.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed PSYC 101 and HWM 300.
HWM 380Environmental Health3.00
This course will examine the things we do as individuals and societies that result in environmental health issues. Participants will explore environmental factors and ecosystem functions that affect human health along with the interactions among environmental systems and social, economic, political processes.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for this class is having successfully completed BIOL 115 and HWM 300.
HWM 390Marketing and Communication for Health and Wellness3.00
Students will develop basic marketing and promotional skills, grounded in the disciplines of social marketing, health communication and business marketing that address consumer health "needs" and customer "wants". Students will be able to assess market opportunities in wellness services, programs and facilities, and create marketing strategies and tactics. Emphases will be placed on best practices for behavior change, instead of cost savings for employers, improved customer/employee participation and/or revenues for wellness programs, services and facilities.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed COMM 110, PSYC 101, HWM 300, and HWM 310.
HWM 399Special Topics in Health and Wellness Management3.00
HWM 400Health Resource Management3.00
The objective of this course is to examine the issues in healthcare and defining the quality of care in healthcare programs. The course will focus on health care financing and insurance, objectives of financial management, leadership styles, managing costs, and managing healthcare professionals.
HWM 410Applied Anatomy and Fitness Principles3.00
This course presents a hybrid of disciplines which examines the anatomical structures that facilitate movement and a very basic review of the energy systems and principles of exercise. An introduction to physical training approaches that reduce health risk will be presented.
Prerequisites:
Having completed HWM 300 is prerequisite for taking this course.
HWM 420Health Literacy3.00
This course will explore the current understandings and work in health literacy research, advocacy, and outreach efforts across the various health education and related fields. It will include readings, discussions, and competencies in evaluation health information for quality and credibility; locating health information and determining quality resources; identifying and assessing population health literacy; and understanding the networks of agencies working in the health settings to address literacy in the health field.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed BIOL 115, HWM 300, and HWM 320.
HWM 430Population Health3.00
This course introduces the evolution of health problems and services and will examine the methods designed to capture a community heath profile. The participant will apply concepts involved in measuring and understanding the health of individuals and populations in order to enhance quality of life. The key social determinants of wellness and their interactions will be considered.
HWM 440Health and Wellness Coaching3.00
Definition of coaching and diverse methodologies will be taught, practiced, compared and contrasted. The course will assist in developing a strong, useful theoretical viewpoint for health coaching as well as to understand those of therapists and how differential treatment therapeutic goals are set. Students will specifically gain an understanding of "What treatment, by whom, is most effective for individuals displaying specific problems and under what set of circumstances? As a result you will learn a variety of treatment modalities, and learn to respect vastly differing worldviews.
HWM 450Medical Ethics/Policy3.00
This course will explore the moral values and judgments as they apply to medicine. Discussion will involve ethical principles which govern the practice of medicine as well as the ethical theories which form the basis of ethical argument.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HWM 310 and HWM 340.
HWM 460Leadership and Change Management in Health3.00
This course will examine the various leadership and management styles, including business models of leadership. Organizational behavior, decision making, and budgets will also be covered. An academic service learning component and community work will be expected as a component.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HWM 400.
HWM 470Assessment and Evaluation3.00
This course surveys general approaches to assessment, programming and evaluation in health and wellness settings. Participants will explore individual, group, and organizational approaches to assessment, programming, and evaluating planned and organized efforts to promote both health and wellness.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HWM 350 and HWM 430.
HWM 480Health Benefit Plan and Providers3.00
The design and administration of a health care plan plays a key role in attracting and retaining employees and employers cost savings. This course is designed to provide you with a solid introduction to the basic issues of health care benefits and how to integrate successful return on investment,ROI, strategies for adopting preventive health benefits that enhance employee's well being.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed HWM 320, 350, 400, and 430.
HWM 490Employee Health and Well Being3.00
What successful companies are doing is reviewed in Case studies to provide the groundwork for the importance of workplace involvement in health. The relationship of employee health to health care costs and productivity will be calculated as return on investment , ROI, AND investment in human capital. Strategic and product management planning are developed in relationship to, disease management vs. population wellness theory. Assessment of employer needs, organizational culture, environmental policy and procedures supportive to desired outcomes are practiced. Professionals learn about aligning client needs and wants with best practice program design, implementation and evaluation for successful results. Age, gender, race and issues that affect participation in wellness programs are reviewed.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is having completed HWM 320, 400, 430, and 450.
HWM 495Capstone3.00
This course explores the theory and dynamics of interprofessional and team practice in health and wellness management and within the context of projects undertaken in corporate setting. Work may involve all phases of project development. Project set-up will be jointly done by the student, site mentor/sponsor, and the course faculty.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Senior Class Standing (84 or more earned credits).

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