Academic Catalog

Health Sciences (HSC)

HSC 1000  Health Sciences Study Skills I: PreNursing Chemistry  (2-6 Credit)  
This course provides incoming freshmen pre-nursing students skills that support course work in the sciences, specifically chemistry. It specifically addresses time management, note-taking skills, exam strategies, learning style, and University and chemistry program resources.
HSC 1100  Scientific Reasoning for the Health Professions  (3 Credits)  
The focus of this course is on the developmental practice of scientific reasoning. In this hands on course, some emphasis will be placed on computation (math) and experimentation (science); however the primary focus is on the use of interpretive frameworks to respond to evidence or information in order to answer questions in the sciences. Using both individual and small group learning strategies participants will learn how to make a claim, identify data that supports the claim and determine the reliability and validity of the data.
HSC 2000  Health Science Study Skills II  (2-6 Credit)  
This course provides prenursing students taking Biology courses with study skills that support their coursework. The course will address note-taking skills, exam strategies, and University and Biology program resources.
HSC 3000  Issues in Women's Health  (3 Credits)  
Examines selected issues in women's health care in the context of women's lived experiences, including women's health care issues within the existing health care system, ways to reclaim and reshape gynocentric care for themselves, and sociopolitical activities that facilitate health care for all women. Global health care will be addressed with SPU mission to engage the culture. Typically offered: Varies.
HSC 3035  Human Sexuality  (3 Credits)  
Introduces basic aspects of human sexuality: biologically how the reproductive system works; psychologically how males and females view their sexuality; and sociologically how sexual values and behavior affect the society as a whole. Christian perspectives will be related to the development of sexual values.
HSC 3395  Health Care Delivery Systems  (3 Credits)  
Examines perspectives on differing health care philosophies and practices in the United States and other countries. Explores trends, current events, and technology. Presentations are given by health care providers and consumers from the community.
HSC 4501  Transcultural Nursing: Field Experience Abroad  (2 Credits)  
Prerequisite: Acceptance to Study Abroad. This course is designed to guide students in studying contemporary life and health practices of the host country. Special emphasis is placed on influences of environment, people, and the interrelationships that create an ongoing action on daily living. Nursing and the role of care-giving is investigated.
HSC 4700  Issues in Global Health  (3 Credits)  
This course focuses on current issues in global health care as well as methods for addressing global inequities in health. Specific topics include: inter-relationships between health, poverty, and violence; development and foreign aid; forces of health disparities; and ethics, human rights, and Christianity. Typically offered: Every Third Year.
HSC 4710  Culture, Diversity, and Health  (3 Credits)  
Analyzes the impact of cultural, social, and global factors on the health of multicultural and diverse groups at the individual, family, and community levels. Students gain knowledge and skills to effectively assess and respond to the health needs of multicultural societies through non-discriminatory and culturally sensitive care. Students may subsequently take an optional 2-credit field studies course (HSC 4710F) in September Session as a study abroad course. Typically offered: Spring.
HSC 4710F  Culture, Diversity, and Health  (2 Credits)  
Students of all academic disciplines are invited to participate in this study abroad course to analyze the impact of cultural, social, and global factors on the health of multicultural and diverse groups at the individual, family, and community levels. Students who have previously completed HSC 4710, or are currently enrolled in that class, will work with a community organization to develop non-discriminatory and culturally appropriate interventions and programs. Typically offered: Autumn.
HSC 4900  Independent Study  (1-5 Credit)  
Independent Study
HSC 4940  Internship  (1-5 Credit)  
HSC 4950  Special Topics in Health Care  (1-5 Credit)  
Focuses on emerging and specialized topics in health care.