2017-19 Undergraduate Catalog Course Descriptions

HLTH - Health
Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
HLTH 158Responding To Emergencies and Safety Education2.00
Provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life and minimize pain and the consequences of injury or sudden illness until medical help arrives. Emphasis also given to the prevention of injuries and illness, with a focus on personal health and safety. American Red Cross certification for CPR and Advanced First Aid will be awarded at the successful completion of the American Red Cross requirements.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HLTH 160Introduction to Health Science and Terminology2.00
Interdisciplinary review of content areas of health and allied health terminology.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HLTH 189Health Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
HLTH 264Human Structure & Function3.00
Physiological and anatomical facts and concepts are reviewed, including basic principles, chemistry, the cell, tissues, the integumentary, skeletal, nervous and the muscular systems. A virtual digital laboratory (0) presentation examines the above systems and topics through cadaver dissections, animations, histological observations and radiological imaging.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite or corequisite for enrolling in this course is HHP 110.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HLTH 265Human Structure & Function3.00
Physiological and anatomical facts and concepts are reviewed, including the blood, endocrine, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, lymphatic, and urinary systems, immunity, water and acid-base balance. A virtual digital laboratory (0) presentation examines the above systems and topics through cadaver dissections, animations, histological observations and radiological imaging. Completion of HLTH 160 is highly recommended prior to enrollment in HLTH 265.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite or corequisite for enrolling in this course is HHP 110.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HLTH 267Introduction to Mental Health and Stress Management3.00
Exploration of the mind-body link in mental health and individual wellness. Subject areas include emotional well-being, mental illness, life crises, stress, and healthy stress management.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HLTH 289Health Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
HLTH 366Principles Of Nutrition3.00
Lecture-discussion course covering the basics of human nutrition including the macro and micro nutrients, the role of nutrition in health, weight loss and weight gain practices, erogenic aids and supplements. Also addresses nutrition through the lifespan and global implications. Students required to complete a comprehensive research paper.
Prerequisites:
Completion of HLTH 264 and 265, or BIOL 270 and 280 are prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HLTH 367Human Sexuality3.00
Covers the biological, sociological, and psychological dimensions of human sexuality. Special emphasis on the education aspects.
Prerequisites:
Completion of HLTH 264 and 265, or BIOL 270 and 280 are prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HLTH 368Drugs, Health and Human Behavior3.00
Current, accurate and documented information about drugs and their use and abuse. Attention will be given to understanding drug abuse, family, prevention, intervention, treatment, and drug-specific information.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of HLTH 264, HLTH 265 or BIOL 270 and BIOL 280.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HLTH 389Health Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
HLTH 400Substance Abuse Counseling3.00
This course reviews key concepts used in substance abuse treatment from both a historical and current perspective, including theoretical models of understanding and treating chemically dependent clients. Various screening and assessment tools, drug history, and interviewing skills are reviewed to help the student assess the severity of addiction and develop an initial treatment plan. Treatment settings and interventions commonly used with chemically dependent clients are also reviewed from different theoretical orientations. The concept of comorbidity and the interface between substances and psychopathology are closely examined. Additionally, substance use is examined as it relates to issues of diversity.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
HLTH 469Pathophysiology of Disease\Prevention and Control3.00
Introductory course of basic pathophysiology including epidemiological basics, infectious and non-infectious diseases, systemic responses, and an in-depth study of the leading causes of death in the United States and Canada (coronary heart disease, cancer, pulmonary disease), as well as common disorders (muscular, skeletal, neurological, gastrointestinal, urological and reproductive systems.) Students are required to complete a comprehensive research paper.
Prerequisites:
Completion of HLTH 264 and 265, or BIOL 270 and 280 are prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
HLTH 470Community and Environmental Health3.00
Survey of health and environmental issues as they relate to the global community. The organizations, resources and personnel involved in promotion and maintenance of the health of a community. Also examines health education theories as they relate to creating a professional health promotion plan.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for enrolling in this course is Junior Standing or Instructor Consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
HLTH 472Epidemiology3.00
The design and content of this course is specific to students seeking careers in public health, community health, allied health, or other professions that require an understanding of the bacteria and viruses in our community that can lead to disease and other ailments. Epidemiology is a unique branch of the public health perspective that strives towards the prevention of disease. This course will outline how microbes play a significant role in our daily lives as agents of infectious disease, how they are a major public health concern, and how certain microbes are necessary for the sustenance of life on earth.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Junior standing or Instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms
HLTH 489Health Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.