Examines the challenges to individual and community health, and encourages students to become actively engaged in preserving, protecting, and promoting health at all levels. Develops a greater appreciation for bodies and understanding of requirements to maintain or achieve good physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health. Includes lecture, discussion groups, guest lecturers, media, and role-playing. Canvas Course Mats $34/Pearson applies.
Provides first aid and emergency care training as well as instruction with Automated External Defibrillators. Structured to meet National Safety Council First Aid requirements with successful completers being certified in First Aid and CPR. Includes lectures, hands-on experience with mannequins, audiovisuals, discussions, and field trips. Course lab fee of $15 applies.
Helps students read and understand the language of medical terminology. Stresses terminology usage and accuracy. Studies elements, abbreviations, spelling, pronunciation, and logic of medical terminology. Includes lectures and audiovisual presentations. Canvas Course Mats $86/Pearson applies.
Provides an overview of body image and weight management issues from historical and societal perspectives. Combines psychology and public health concepts to enhance understanding of the unique relationship individuals have with their bodies throughout the life cycle. Addresses popular weight management strategies from a public health perspective. Focuses on weight management from an anti-diet, health-at-every-size approach.
Explores issues of mental health from a public health perspective. Examines the nature and history of mental illness in the United States, ethical and legal issues influencing the mental health system, and mental health across the lifespan. Examines societal factors such as poverty, discrimination, and homelessness and their effect on mental health. Applies public health theories to alleviate the mental health burden.
For students planning to major in a health related field. Examines the historical and continuing evolution of health care. Explores work description, environment, employment opportunities, education, expectations, legal requirements, and expected earnings of each covered health profession. Focuses on, but not limited to medicine, dentistry, nursing, community health, optometry, respiratory care, dental hygiene, physical therapy, and social work.
For those interested in developing skills and techniques necessary to work with clients in stress reduction programs. Includes identifying, managing, and eliminating stress in individuals, families, and communities. Examines effects of stress on the immune, endocrine, and nervous systems and the relationship to disease. Teaches stress reduction application and methods in wellness and health care settings. Canvas Course Mats $43/Cengage applies.
Introduces students to computer-based methods for accessing, analyzing, and communicating health-related information. Explores the relationship between mass media and health promotion and the key elements in the development of successful health communication campaigns.
For students interested in drug abuse prevention. Studies substance mis-use and abuse. Discusses addictive behaviors, dependence, and treatment modalities. Examines common substances of abuse and dependence and effects upon individuals and society. Investigates the use of psychotherapeutic drugs in the treatment of mental illness. Promotes awareness of personal and social decisions concerning drugs, behaviors, and habits.
Interdisciplinary course in human sexuality, exploring topics in biology, health, psychology, and sociology. Introduces basic concepts of human sexuality, including anatomy, reproduction, and sexual response across the life-cycle. Studies gender roles, sexual orientation, dysfunction, and sexually transmitted disease. Examines sexual behavior from the perspective of ethics, religion, the law, and education. Students assess their sexual attitudes and should be able to make responsible sexuality decisions.
For Elementary Education majors. Emphasizes the role of the teacher as a health educator and team member in providing a healthy school environment. Studies the basic Utah health core curriculum. Develops learning activities applicable to the health needs of the elementary school student. Canvas Course Mats of $66/McGraw applies.
Examines information and data pertaining to death in the United States. Discusses historical and cultural perspectives of death, causes of death, definitions of death, stages of dying, bereavement, the will to live, legal and ethical issues, euthanasia, and suicide. Focuses on attitudes and values of Americans concerning death. Studies ways to work with and relate to dying individuals and their families. Will also be offered summer of odd years.
Explores impact of laws, regulations, social policies on management and delivery of healthcare. Includes provider liability, managed healthcare contracts, HIV-related concerns, assisted suicide, and other issues.
For students in health and behavioral sciences who wish to work in community health settings. Presents the role and function of various community health services and agencies and how they interface. Examines health care models and agencies, health care reform, health objectives for the nation, and health planning and promotion. Explores life style risk reduction, environmental issues, ethical health issues, and other appropriate topics.
For students interested in a community health career. Examines the history and role of health education in today's society. Covers the philosophical principles and models utilized in the delivery of health education. Analyzes types of health information available in health journals and on the internet. Introduces the major health associations and describes the competencies necessary for certification as a Health Education Specialist.
Provides students with preparation for an internship, job, or graduate school in public health, healthcare administration, or school health.
For students in various health care professions. Reviews important dimensions of a woman's health and examines the contributing epidemiological, historical, psychosocial, cultural/ethnic, legal, political, and economic influences. Focuses on women throughout their lifespan and incorporates the many factors that affect health and well-being. Stresses prevention, health promotion, research, clinical intervention, and public policy that form the interlocking basis when considering the different diseases, disorders, and conditions that afflict women. Provides a practical approach to examining and understanding health issues that are unique to women--all ages, races, socioeconomic strata, and cultures. Will also be offered summers of even years.
For students interested in community and school health programs. Investigates holistic health and behavioral changes that can positively influence total human well-being. Discusses factors that impact personal health behavior. Focuses on behavioral change models and theories including planning, implementation and evaluation. Examines health counseling approaches, group process, and strategies related to specific health problems.
For students in health and behavioral sciences and other related fields who wish to work in gerontological settings. Examines health issues and problems of older adults. Addresses topics affecting older adults including: the aging process, chronic and infectious diseases, health care resources, and health promotion. Covers medication issues, long-term care, death and dying, and other related topics.
For students interested in a Community Health option within the Integrated Studies Degree. Also for students interested or working in health care fields such as nursing, dental hygiene, etc. Introduces the study of human disease including general principles of disease and major diseases of body systems and organs. Applies genetic, behavioral and environmental issues to the study of human diseases.
Examines the relationship of people to their environment as well as public health environmental issues. Develops an understanding of the causes of those issues, and possible future approaches to control major environmental public health problems. Includes environmental epidemiology, public health policy and regulation, zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, toxic materials, radiation, water quality, air quality, food safety, solid and liquid wastes, occupational health, injuries, and emerging global environmental public health problems.
Provides knowledge regarding the various health issues that affect people around the world. Focuses on the role of culture, ethnicity, country of origin, politics, and gender on health. Examines the importance of cultural sensitivity and competence when attempting to eradicate public health concerns. Will also be offered summer of even years.
Identifies how to promote social changes to the consumer. Teaches packaging, positioning and framing of programs to appeal to more salient, powerful, and influential core values: freedom, independence, autonomy, control, fairness, democracy, and free enterprise. Discusses marketing principles, planning, implementing, and evaluation of public health programs, strategic planning, social change theory, and case studies.
Provides students with the needed knowledge and skills for public health grant writing. Teaches the major elements of grant writing including the identification of grant sources, writing grant proposals, and preparation of budgets and timelines.
Introduces use of statistics for research purposes in the fields of public and community health. Teaches descriptive and inferential statistics. Includes central tendency, variability, correlation and regression, probability, and various inferential techniques such as t-test for independent and dependent samples, one-way and two-way analysis of variance, post-hoc tests, and non-parametric statistical tests.
Introduces epidemiologic principles and methods. Examines the historical and theoretical bases of epidemiology; statistical methods; distribution of disease over person, place, and time; research methods utilized in epidemiology; and the application of epidemiology to the prevention of disease and the promotion of health.
For secondary education majors. Emphasizes the role of the teacher as a health educator and team member in providing a healthy school environment. Examines comprehensive school health education and studies the basic Utah health core curriculum for secondary education. Develops learning activities applicable to the health needs of secondary education students. Course fee of $10 for materials applies.
Intended for Public Health majors. Covers building a rationale, gaining support of stakeholders, selecting an appropriate model or theory, conducting a needs assessment, developing goals and objectives, and determining appropriate public health education strategies. Helps students develop the skills to successfully begin the program planning process.
Intended for Public Health majors. Builds upon HLTH 4140 and develops the knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct health program implementation and evaluation. Includes a systematic approach to the implementation and evaluation of health education programs.
For secondary education school health majors. Examines teaching methods, materials and techniques. Studies secondary education health curriculum, program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. Helps students develop lesson plans and present them in secondary education settings.
Focuses on U.S. health policy and policy analysis. Describes the basic machinery of policymaking and legal processes that underpin the individual health care and public health systems. Analyzes the fundamental problems and contemporary issues in health policy and teaches students how to properly develop and analyze health policy.
For students majoring in Public Health. Also for students interested or working in healthcare fields such as healthcare administration, nursing, dental hygiene, etc. Explores and interprets ethical codes of conduct as set forth by health professions and/or organizations. Emphasis will be given to the Code of Ethics for the Health Care profession. Examines various healthcare issues such as: healthcare allocation, healthcare costs, death and dying issues, patient rights, informed consent, confidentiality etc. Investigates conflicts arising from existing and evolving codes of conduct using care studies as an arena for discussion.
Provides students with a specific set of skills and knowledge in cultural competence. Focuses on understanding the public health system, identifying one's own cultural biases, understanding biases regarding one's own cultural identity, and developing culturally competent approaches and tools. Enables students to be more effective public health professionals whether they work with diverse populations within the United States or in international settings. Is offered each Fall and Spring Semester and Summer of odd years.
Gives individuals a working and practical look at numerous aspects of healthcare administration and leadership. Includes definitions of leadership, qualities of an effective leader, sources of power, time management, the planning and decision making process, three core functions of public health, social marketing strategies, as well as other timely topics related to healthcare practice and administration.
Examines the history, structure, operation, function, major components, and direction of healthcare systems. Highlights national systems and explores how systems across the U.S. are addressing healthcare issues. Assesses operational components such as physician issues, billing, and common terminology.
Introduces research techniques, methodology, and designs. Examines the planning, organizing, and conducting of research studies for solving problems unique to community health. Includes literature review and research article critiques.
Examines the determinates of population health, outcomes on a community, payment models, and strategies to improve management of healthcare resources. Highlights the importance of quality improvement, health insurance (commercial and government), concepts of risk in insurance, utilization management, patient engagement, accountable care organizations, and social determinants of health. Uses basic data analysis to apply course concepts.
Provides an overview of the health education areas of responsibilities in preparation for the Certified Health Education Specialist national exam. For students in their last semester at UVU, planning to register and take the CHES exam in October or April.
Introduces strategic planning and operations management in relation to current and future topics and trends in healthcare. Examines historical and current quality improvement models and applies them to current industry topics. Discusses the relationship between industry and healthcare.
Provides field experience and enhanced knowledge in health services and education, under the preceptorship of an individual qualified by education and/or experience. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits toward graduation. May be graded credit/no credit.
Provides students the opportunity to conduct research under the mentorship of a faculty member. Provides an opportunity to put in practice the theoretical knowledge gained in prior major courses. Requires the creation of a significant intellectual or creative product that is characteristic of the community health discipline and worthy of communication to a broader audience. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits toward graduation.
Explores and examines special topics related to public health issues and problems. Includes public health topics such as AIDS/HIV, West Nile Virus, special drug and sexuality issues, obesity, suicide, teenage pregnancy and terrorism. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits toward graduation.
Assesses both content knowledge and skills developed during the course of the Public Health program. Provides students an opportunity to reflect on their learning and demonstrate the program outcomes through the development and presentation of a professional electronic portfolio, and the completion of a cumulative post-test. For seniors in their last semester.
Examines public health principles and concepts by focusing on the five core public health knowledge areas and the ten essential public health services. Explores public health infrastructure, surveillance, social determinants of health, policy, and emerging issues. Provides a broad framework for understanding public health’s role in community health, prevention, and medicine.