Health Sciences

HS 100: Career Planning in the Health Sciences 

An introduction to educational and career opportunities within the health sciences. Students will explore the requirements and selection processes of different careers and training opportunities. The course also looks at necessary communication and technology skills necessary for a career in healthcare.

HS 200: Introduction to Public Health 

An introduction to the evaluation of public health issues and policies within regional, national and international contexts. Topics include the background and development of public health, the development of public health initiatives, and centralized and decentralized public health systems.

HS 300: Global Health 

A consideration of health issues on an international level focusing on an understanding of the key concepts of global health. Health issues will be evaluated on the basis of historical, social, economic, environmental and political factors that affect health worldwide. Topics include malnutrition, maternal-child health in vulnerable populations, the spread of infectious diseases, pandemics, disease prevention, poverty, globalization, workforce conditions and distribution of health resources.

Prerequisite: HS 200.

HS 301: Epidemiology 

An introduction to the foundational concepts of epidemiology, the methods epidemiologists employ to investigate the distribution of disease in a population, and the factors that influence that distribution. Epidemiologic thinking will be applied to current issues in the health sciences and in clinical medicine.

Prerequisite: HS 200.

HS 302: Certified Nursing Assistant Training 

Classroom instruction accompanied by experience which leads to certification as a nursing assistant. Not offered at BJU; available by transfer only.

HS 305: Healthcare Delivery & Organization 

Study of the healthcare system in the United States. The organization of hospital systems and complex issues of healthcare delivery in the areas of long- term care, primary care and hospital-based care. The changing roles of healthcare professionals, hospitals and government agencies. The course will analyze the functions of the healthcare system and its stakeholders. Topics include healthcare quality, access to care, accreditation, regulatory agencies, financing and health insurance.

Prerequisite: HS 200.

HS 400: Critical Evaluation of Health Science Literature 

The methods and skills necessary for critically evaluating the health sciences literature. The class will prepare students to efficiently locate current research publications, evaluate research, and construct a scientific argument. As a capstone project students will apply the concepts developed in class to critically evaluate the literature and give a presentation on a specific health science topic.

Prerequisite: HS 300.

HS 402: Biomedical Ethics 

An introduction to ethical dilemmas and questions encountered in medical practice and research. The class begins with an introduction to philosophical theories and ethical reasoning within the biblical worldview. Students will use biblically appropriate models to analyze contemporary bioethics cases. Case topics typically or may include beginning and end of life issues, pediatric ethics, research ethics, human subject experimentation, genetics, transplantation, disaster preparedness, emerging technologies and others.

Prerequisites: Bio 304 or Bio 321 Prerequisite.

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