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1030. Interdisciplinary Approach to Obesity Prevention

Also offered as: NUSC 1030

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to freshmen and sophomores in the Honors Program.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

Explores the biology of obesity including genetic predispositions and behaviors that increase obesity risk (dietary, physical activity, social, psychological), the obesigenic environment, including how communities are physically built, as well as the economic relationship to obesity risk, and policy and ethical implications for obesity prevention. Multi-level obesity prevention approaches that involve the individual, family, organization, community, and policy. CA 3. SM-2/25/08

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1095. Special Topics Lecture Course

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Credits, prerequisites and hours as determined by the Senate Curricula and Course Committee. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

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1100. Introduction to Allied Health Professions

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Overview of health professions, team approach to health care delivery.

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1200. Introduction to the Martial Arts

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

Prerequisites: Students may not exceed three credits toward graduation of combined AH 1200 and KINS 1160 credits.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to the techniques and philosophies of traditional Martial Arts disciplines. Development of practical martial arts skills (varies by discipline), and building of a state of mind which permits the successful application of self-defense. This course may be repeated with a change of activity and/or skill level. SM-10/13/08

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2001. Medical Terminology

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to CAHNR students and following majors: Biological Sciences; Health Care Management; HDFS; MCB; NURS; Pharmacy Studies; PNB; PSYC; and SLHS; others by instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction and mastery of medical terminology through presentation of word roots, prefixes and suffixes.

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2093. International Study in Allied Health

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Courses taken in Allied Health and related areas as part of an approved Study Abroad Program. May be repeated for credit; may count up to 6 credits toward the major with consent of advisor and Department Head. Department Head consent required prior to study abroad. Students may only count a maximum combined credit total of 6 credits toward the Allied Health major of Foreign Study, Independent Study and Internship credits. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). SM-12/10/12

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2330. Italy's Mediterranean Food and Our Health

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Production and processing of the characteristic foods of Italy. Summary of the Italian Mediterranean diet: definitions, culture, history, food consumption patterns, nutrient composition and potential health benefits. Emphasis on the difference in diet between Italians and Americans in relation to the health differences between the two populations. May not be counted toward the Allied Health Sciences major's group A or science elective requirements. CA 4-INT.

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3000. U.S. Healthcare System and Professional Practice

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Allied Health Sciences majors juniors and higher, others by consent. Not open to students who have passed NURS 1130 or AH 2000.

Grading Basis: Graded

Essentials of the U.S. healthcare system, its history to present day structure including the role of the government and delivery systems; patient, ethical and legal responsibility; financing and reimbursement structures; and Allied Health professionals' practice within the system.

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3005. Biostatistics for Health Professions

Also offered as: STAT 3005

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: A course in pre-calculus or higher; STAT 1000Q or 1100Q or higher. Open to CAHNR students and Statistics majors, juniors or higher; others with instructor consent. Not open for credit to students who have passed STAT 4625.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to biostatistical techniques, concepts, and reasoning using in a broad range of biomedical and public health related scenarios. Specific topics include description of data, statistical hypothesis testing and its application to group comparisons, and tools for modeling different type of data, including categorical, and time-event, data. Emphasis on the distinction of these methods, their implementation using statistical software, and the interpretation of results applied to health sciences research questions and variables.

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3021. Environment, Genetics and Cancer

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: BIOL 1107; CHEM 2241 or 2443; open to juniors or higher; open to ENVS and Allied Health Sciences majors, others with instructor consent. Concurrent enrollment in one of the following is strongly recommended: MCB 2000, 2410, 2413 or 2210, 3010.

Grading Basis: Graded

Basic principles in tumor biology will be presented including the biochemical basis of cell transformation, proliferation, and metastasis. Molecular mechanisms by which environmental chemicals interact with DNA and other cellular components will be discussed. The role of proto-oncogenes, tumor suppressor genes, and their products will be covered. Biological markers of cancer risk and exposure will be included.

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3025. Human Physiology in Health and Disease

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: BIOL 1107; open to juniors or higher in the following majors: Allied Health Sciences, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, Environmental Sciences (Human Health concentration only), Exercise Science, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Nutritional Sciences. Open for only two credits for students who have passed PNB 2264, 2274, or equivalent.

Grading Basis: Graded

An overview of the structure and function of the human body in health and common pathologic conditions associated with each organ system. Does not satisfy the anatomy and physiology admission requirements for undergraduate or post-baccalaureate health programs that require anatomy and physiology with lab.

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3091. Allied Health Sciences Internship

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open to Department of Allied Health Sciences students; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Provides Allied Health students actual work experience in their area of concentration. Students work with professionals in their concentration to meet objectives consistent with their major. Students may only count a maximum combined credit total of 6 credits toward the Allied Health major of International Study, Independent Study and Internship credits. SM-10/10/07

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3099. Independent Study In Allied Health

1.00 - 4.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Individualized study in a specialized area in the field of allied health. May be repeated for credit. Students may only count a maximum combined credit total of 6 credits toward the Allied Health major of International Study, Independent Study and Internship credits.

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3101. Health & Wellness for Life

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: BIOL 1103 or 1107 or equivalent; open to juniors or higher; open to Allied Health Sciences majors, others with instructor consent. Not open to students who have passed AH 1201.

Grading Basis: Graded

Wellness, holistic health, mind-body connection, health and wellness models, mental wellness, positive self-concept, preventing heart disease and cancer, licit and illicit drugs, stress management, diet, nutrition, weight control, aerobic and anaerobic exercise, healthy lifestyle behaviors, application to life. All students are required to participate in at least one Community Based Outreach Engagement Program.

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3121. Immunology for the Medical Laboratory Sciences

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: MLSC 3130 or MCB 2610, which may be taken concurrently. Open only to students in Allied Health Sciences, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences and Medical Laboratory Sciences; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Mechanisms of innate and acquired immunity, antigen-antibody interactions, function of the human immune system in normal and diseased states.

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3133. Cancer and Your Health

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: One course in Biology which may be taken concurrently; open to juniors or higher; open only to Allied Health Sciences majors, others by instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduces cancer risk reduction education, causes, early detection methods, prevention, and public education.

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3173. Psychology of Workplace Safety

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher; BGS students or Allied Health Sciences OSH concentration majors, others with instructor consent. Recommended preparation: one 1000-level or above PSYC course.

Grading Basis: Graded

Knowledge of the human factors and behaviors that have an impact upon the safety performance of employees in the workplace, and intervention strategies to improve individual and organizational safety performance.

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3174. Environmental Laws, Regulations and Issues

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to BGS students, Allied Health Sciences-OEHS concentration majors and OSH Certificate students, others with consent; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Overview of the history and framework of federal environmental legislation to protect the environment along with environmental issues, laws and regulations associated with industrial operations.

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3175. Environmental Health

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: BIOL 1102 or equivalent; CHEM 1122 or equivalent; open to Allied Health Sciences, ENVS, EVST and ENGR majors, BPS and BGS students, others with instructor consent; open to juniors or higher. Recommended prep: a course in animal anatomy and physiology.

Grading Basis: Graded

Course will focus on the environmental health consequences of exposure to toxic chemicals, food contaminants and radiation. Basic principles of toxicology will be discussed, followed by lectures on specific topics such as: cancer, occupational hazards, radiation, genetic biomonitoring, risk assessment techniques, risk/benefit analysis, social/legal aspects of regulating toxic chemicals, and other related topics.

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3203. Aging: Implications for Health Professionals

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to Allied Health Sciences majors, others with instructor consent; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Age-related physiological changes and pathologies, health behaviors and care issues unique to older populations, interdisciplinary approaches to diagnosis, treatment, prevention and health promotion.

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3231. Program Planning for Health Promotion

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to students pursuing a Health Promotion concentration, others with consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Presents meaningful and constructive tools, methods and techniques for Health Care practitioners to plan, develop and deliver community based (outreach) Health Promotion programs which would provide opportunities to improve the quality of life as well as the quantity.

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3234. Fitness for Health

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Allied Health Sciences majors, others with instructor consent; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Emphasizes preventative health practices, which promote healthful lifestyles and reduce risk factors associated with disease. Designed to provide theory and concepts related to the development and maintenance of physical fitness, general health and performance.

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3270. Fire and Security Management

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to BGS students, Allied Health Sciences-OEHS concentration majors and OSH Certificate students, others with consent; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Comprehensive overview of fire and security management in an occupational setting. Topics include principles of fire and security protection, the development of fire and security management systems to protect people and property, the application of measures to prevent fires and security breaches, the review of governmental and professional agencies and their roles, life safety for building occupants, crisis management, current risks and threats, and teaming to maximize fire safety, security and crisis response.

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3275. HAZWOPER

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Allied Health Sciences majors, Environmental Science majors, Environmental Engineering majors, and students in the Occupational Safety &Health program, other with instructor consent; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides individuals the necessary knowledge and training to meet the criteria for certification recognized by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) in work activities related to hazardous waste sites and clean up operations involving hazardous substances. Mandatory off-site field exercise required.

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3278. Workers' Compensation Law and Related Issues

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open only to BGS students and Allied Health Sciences OEHS and Healthcare Administration concentration majors juniors or higher, and OSH Certificate students; others with consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Knowledge of state and federal workers' compensation laws, and the interrelationship of these laws with other laws; laws governing workplace injuries and practical considerations for handling of claims.

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3289. Research in Allied Health Sciences

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Provides students in the department of Allied Health Sciences research experience under the guidance and supervision of a department faculty member; designed to engage a student in inquiry and investigation on a topic of interest. Guidelines, learning agreement, and supporting documentation required. Students may only count a maximum combined credit total of six credits toward the Allied Health major of international study, independent study, internship, and research credits.

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3302. Global Perspectives on Disabilities

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Disability as an element of human diversity that has a significant reciprocal relationship with the global environment, including social and health service organizations, organizations as systems, systems as vehicles of change.

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3303. Disability Law, Policy, Ethics, Advocacy

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Aspects of public policy and social issues that affect the lives of persons with disabilities and their families, including federal legislation, discrimination in employment, the principles of self-determination, self-advocates' roles in planning and implementing policy, and bioethical issues surrounding life and death decisions.

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3320. Introduction to Infectious Diseases

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: BIOL 1107 Open only to junior or higher Allied Health majors, others with instructor consent Recommended preparation: CHEM 2241 or 2443 and 2444

Grading Basis: Graded

The role of the healthcare professional in dealing with infectious diseases. Epidemiology and public health, healthcare epidemiology, pathogenesis and diagnosing of infectious diseases, overview of the major infectious diseases of humans.

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3570. Health and Safety Management in the Workplace

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: Open only to BGS students and Allied Health Sciences OEHS, Public Health and Health Promotion, or HADM concentration majors juniors or higher, and OSH Certificate students; others with consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Knowledge and skills necessary to develop a sustainable occupational health and safety management program in the workplace toward the goal of preventing illness and injury, and property damage.

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3571. Health Hazards in the Workplace

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to BGS students and Allied Health Sciences-OEHS, Public Health and Health Promotion, Standard Plan, and Healthcare Admin concentration majors, juniors or higher, and OSH Certificate students; others with consent. Recommended preparation: AH 2001.

Grading Basis: Graded

Anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control, and communication of health hazards in the workplace.

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3573. Health and Safety Standards in the Workplace

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to BGS students, Allied Health Sciences-OEHS concentration majors and OSH Certificate students, others with consent; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Comprehensive overview of workplace health and safety regulatory processes and standards.

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3574. Ergonomics

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to BGS students, Allied Health Sciences, and OSH Certificate students, others with consent; open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Knowledge and skills for achieving optimal relationships between humans and their work environment.

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4092. EMT Training

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Instruction in basic life support skills, treatment of bleeding control and shock recognition, care for trauma victims, medical emergencies. Supervised practice experience and hands-on instruction of theory. Includes a 10 hour observation experience outside of classroom instruction. Meets the performance requirements of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam. Students must first register for Hartford Hospital's EMT training program (separate Hartford Hospital program costs apply).

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4093. International Study in Allied Health

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Courses taken in Allied Health and related areas as part of an approved Study Abroad Program. May be repeated for credit; may count up to 6 credits toward major with consent of advisor and Department Head. Department Head consent required prior to study abroad. Students may only count a maximum combined credit total of 6 credits toward the Allied Health major of foreign study, Independent Study and Internship credits. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory). SM-12/10/12

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4095. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Investigation of a special topic in allied health related to the basic core or interdisciplinary areas. Credits and hours by arrangement. May be repeated for credit.

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4221W. Trends in Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: AH 3570 or OSH 3570; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to BGS and Allied Health Science (OSH concentration) juniors or higher, others with instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Impact of issues in the workplace in promoting prevention of injuries and illness to workers, and protection of property and the environment.

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4225. Genetic Testing and Genomic Medicine

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: BIOL 1107 and MCB 2400 or MCB 2410. Juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Genetic testing and genome analyses with emphasis on topics relating to the clinical laboratories and to the diagnosis and treatment of human disease. Scientific and clinical aspects of genetics and genomics in health care integrated with case presentations, current literature, and discussions.

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4239. Research Methods in Allied Health

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: A course in statistics; open only to Allied Health Sciences majors; others with instructor consent; open to juniors or higher. Corequisite: AH 4240W. Not open for credit to students who have passed AH 4241.

Grading Basis: Graded

Research questions/hypothesis, finding and using research literature, ethical considerations, research design, sampling, measurement, reliability and validity, descriptive and inferential statistics, computer analysis of data, evaluating research, reviews of literature and proposals.

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4240W. Writing for Allied Health Research

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; a course in statistics; open to juniors or higher. open only to Allied Health Sciences majors, others with consent of instructor. Corequisite: AH 4239. Not open to students who have passed AH 4241W.

Grading Basis: Graded

Develop scientific writing skills through completing a scientific research proposal.

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4241. Research for the Health Professional

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: A course in statistics; open to juniors or higher; open to Allied Health Sciences OEHS concentration majors, Dietetics, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences & MLS majors (others with consent of instructor). Not open to students who have passed AH 4239.

Grading Basis: Graded

Research questions/hypothesis, finding and using research literature, ethical considerations, research design, sampling, measurement, reliability and validity, descriptive and inferential statistics, computer analysis of data, evaluating research, reviews of literature and proposals.

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4242. Counseling and Teaching for the Health Professional

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to Allied Health Sciences, Dietetics, Medical Technology , Diagnostic Genetic Sciences and Nutritional Sciences majors, others with consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Learning theory and counseling strategies; role of health professional as teacher and counselor; communicating with special groups, individuals and groups.

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4243. Current Issues in Health

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to Allied Health Sciences, Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Sci?ences, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Health Systems Management majors, others with consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Individual, community and institutional health care needs and issues from a bio-medical and socio-cultural point of view. Health and its relationship to genetics, poverty, ethnicity, life-cycle events, ethics, etc.

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4244. Management for the Health Professional

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to Allied Health Sciences, Dietetics, Medical Technology , Diagnostic Genetic Sciences and Nutritional Sciences majors, others with consent of instructor; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Basic management principles and concepts of planning, organizing, supervising, controlling and evaluating in health care environments. Leadership, motivation, supervision, time management, labor relations, quality assurance/proficiency, financial management.

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4288. Instructional Assistant in Allied Health Sciences

1.00 - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Successful completion of the course to be assisting in with a B grade or better. Guidelines, learning agreement, and supporting documentation required.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Experience with Allied Health Sciences course development and faculty assistance; independent inquiry under the guidance and supervision of an Allied Health Sciences faculty. Guidelines and learning agreement required. This course may not be used to meet requirements for the Group A or Group B AHS major requirements. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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4289. Honors Research in Allied Health Sciences

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

Provides students in the department of Allied Health Sciences advanced research experience under the guidance and supervision of a department faculty member; designed to engage a student in advanced independent inquiry and investigation on a topic of interest. For students in the Honors program, the understood purpose of the student?s involvement in this course is to build toward the completion of an Honors Scholar thesis project. Guidelines, learning agreement, and supporting documentation required. Students may only count a maximum combined credit total of six credits toward the Allied Health major of international study, independent study, internship, and research credits.

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4291. OSH Internship

Also offered as: OSH 4291

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to BGS students, Allied Health Sciences-OEHS concentration majors and OSH Certificate students, others with consent; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Application of the principles and concepts of hazard assessment and safety management to an actual workplace under the supervision of an approved onsite supervisor. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 credits applied to the major. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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4297W. Honors Thesis in Allied Health Sciences

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; instructor consent required. Open only to Department of Allied Health Sciences students, juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Completion of written thesis based on student-designed honors research project under supervision of a faculty advisor. SM- 11/11/13

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4501. International Health

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Global (medical, cultural and economic) health challenges. Children's and women's health. Communicable and non-communicable diseases.

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4503. Poverty and Public Health

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Social determinants of health and poverty. Health impact assessments. Improving the social determinants of health and poverty, including countries in conflict.

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4570. Pollution Control, Prevention&Environmental Mgmt Systems

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: AH/OSH 3174; open only to BGS students and AHS (OSH concentration) majors; juniors or higher, others with consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Basic knowledge of environmental management systems, and techniques in controlling and preventing pollution from industrial activities.

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4660. Global Health Issues in South Africa

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor consent; one semester of college level biology; open only to students in the Organization for Tropical Studies/Global Health Issues in South Africa Study Abroad Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Exploration of a range of health issues and medical practices in South Africa through an interdisciplinary lens. Integrated learning model incorporates both classroom and field instruction to help students understand the fundamental principle of health as a human rights issue. Includes collaborative research projects and participation in a three-night homestay in a village in the remote HaMakuya area of Limpopo Province. This course is offered in partnership with the Organization for Tropical Studies.

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4661. Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change and Human Health in Costa Rica

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor consent; open only to students in the Organization for Tropical Studies Study Abroad Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course emphasizes the biological and ecological nature of tropical diseases, the human health outcomes resulting from changes to weather and ecosystems, and how the health systems in place in different countries deal with these diseases. Instruction focuses on field-based experiential learning. This course is offered in partnership with the Organization for Tropical Studies.

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4662. Field Research Methods in Tropical Diseases

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor consent; open only to students in the Organization for Tropical Studies Study Abroad Program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Research and writing-intensive course designed to provide applied, action-oriented, experiential opportunities for undergraduate research. Through structured field and/or laboratory research experiences in Costa Rica, this course is designed for students to gain advanced, practical skills in relevant, community-based research exploring topics in health in the broadest sense (i.e. centering on human, animal, or ecosystem health). This course is offered in partnership with the Organization for Tropical Studies.

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