Course Descriptions

Health


HLT 301
First Aid, Prevention and Care of Injuries
3 credits

This course focuses on safety in schools and the community, basic first aid, accident prevention, and prioritization of care. Health (HLT) courses count as nursing electives. The reason for the HLT prefix is to encourage non-nurses to participate in the courses, as the information is vital for everyone.


HLT 302
The Power of Yoga
3 credits

Health (HLT) courses count as nursing electives. The reason for the HLT prefix is to encourage non-nurses to participate in the courses, as the information is vital for everyone.


HLT 321
Personal Wellness
3 credits

This course focuses on the importance of holistic health encompassing: basic nutrition, exercise, disease prevention, personal safety, stress, and mental health. Health (HLT) courses count as nursing electives. The reason for the HLT prefix is to encourage non-nurses to participate in the courses, as the information is vital for everyone.


HLT 322
Strength Training Essentials and Theory
3 credits

Health (HLT) courses count as nursing electives. The reason for the HLT prefix is to encourage non-nurses to participate in the courses, as the information is vital for everyone.


HLT 356
Men's Health Issues
3 credits

This course increases awareness of men’s health issues in the health care community and society in general. Guidelines for maintaining and promoting a healthy lifestyle for men of all ages are discussed. Specific conditions and disorders that frequently affect male populations across cultures are addressed. Health (HLT) courses count as nursing electives. The reason for the HLT prefix is to encourage non-nurses to participate in the courses, as the information is vital for everyone.


HLT 364
The Process of Dying
3 credits

In this course, the student identifies and discusses factors affecting the dying individual and the responses of families and caregivers as they deal with the changes and events that occur with dying. This will be done within the context of age, gender, and cultural beliefs about death and grieving. The student will explore current economic and ethical issues related to dying as presented by the media, in literature, and in actual experiences. Health (HLT) courses count as nursing electives. The reason for the HLT prefix is to encourage non-nurses to participate in the courses, as the information is vital for everyone.


HLT 367
Womens Health Issues
3 credits

This course increases awareness of women’s health issues in the health care community and society in general. Guidelines for maintaining and promoting a healthy lifestyle for women of all ages are addressed. Specific disorders and conditions frequently impacting women's health across cultures are discussed. Health (HLT) courses count as nursing electives. The reason for the HLT prefix is to encourage non-nurses to participate in the courses, as the information is vital for everyone.


HLT 371
TPC: Cultural Diversity Health and Illness
3 credits

This course focuses on the meaning of health and illness both personally and for the health care consumer. Potential conflicts between the consumer and the health care system are identified and viable solutions to overcome barriers are explored. Health (HLT) courses count as nursing electives. The reason for the HLT prefix is to encourage non-nurses to participate in the courses, as the information is vital for everyone.


HLT 372
Issues in Aging
3 credits

This course focuses on various theories of aging and the impact of changing demographics on society. Health (HLT) courses count as nursing electives. The reason for the HLT prefix is to encourage non-nurses to participate in the courses, as the information is vital for everyone.


HLT 377
Process of Intervention
3 credits

Health (HLT) courses count as nursing electives. The reason for the HLT prefix is to encourage non-nurses to participate in the courses, as the information is vital for everyone.


HLT 378
Our Environment, Our Health
3 credits

Current issues regarding the environment and its effect on human health (physical, psychological, psychosocial) will be explored from an ecological point of view. The effects of humans on the environment and the cyclical patterns this sets up will be examined. In particular, changes in attitudes and lifestyles that have occurred since the end of World War II will be investigated as contributing factors to the global situation in which we now find ourselves. The built environment, water, food, chemicals, air, land use, occupational exposures, climate change, risk, advocacy, and legislation are some of the topics which will be covered in this class. The basic science underlying environmental concerns will be addressed and definitions for the multitude of environmental concepts will be developed through class and individual activities. Current and emerging issues will be explored through the use of a variety of teaching and learning techniques. Extensive use of electronic resources, significant class participation, readings, and exposure to experts in the field will provide views from both the “ground” (local) and 10,000 feet (global).


HLT 379
Healthcare Emergency Management
3 credits

The Health Care Emergency Management Course will provide students with information about how disasters impact the health care community and what types of actions may be taken to by health care workers and systems during the four phases of disaster. Students will also examine the response and recovery of recent and past disasters. Students will learn how they can protect themselves and their families during a disaster. During the course, learners will work independently and collaboratively to learn about the challenges of planning and responding to natural disasters.


HLT 380
Introduction to Military and Veteran Health
3 credits

The course will provide an introduction to the distinctive culture of the military/veteran and the healthcare needs and concerns related to this unique population. A better understanding of the specific needs will be obtained by the exposure to sociopolitical, health, and cultural elements of the veteran population. The course will examine health concerns in regard to their commonality among veteran groups and identify and explore the unique characteristics and dynamics of the military family introducing students to the complexity of combat related injury, traumatic brain injury and poly-trauma rehabilitation.