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Healthcare Science Minor

 

The minor in healthcare science embraces interdisciplinary learning and has its foundation in the College of Nursing framework and nursing paradigm. Course offerings are open to all majors who seek to add additional coursework in healthcare content. Students who complete the healthcare science minor are afforded the opportunity to acquire knowledge that lend to patient advocacy, healthcare ethics, EKG interpretation, medical coding, and other skills that will ready them for opportunities in the healthcare arena. The minor in healthcare science is earned upon completion of 18 hours of healthcare science (HS) course work. For more information contact Dr. Sheila Haynes, lead College of Nursing advisor at shaynes@dillard.edu or the College of Nursing at tcochran@dillard.edu.


HS 100 | Philosophy of Health and Wellness | 3 cr.

HS 100 course is an introductory course in health and wellness. Students are introduced to the philosophy of health and wellness, its concepts and standards. Emphasis in this course is focuses on an exploration of current issues of health and wellness as it relates to the individual consumer in a variety of settings and cultures. Students are required to examine how their current behaviors influence their health and wellness and develop their own philosophy of health and wellness. Additionally, students will engage in activities that utilize the world wide web and other technological media as a means of exploring wellness activities and issues facing individuals on today’s college and university campuses.


HS102 | Healthcare Communication | 1 cr.

HS 102 Healthcare Communication is a 1-credit hour course which equips the learner with basic knowledge necessary to identify and interpret complex medical terms by breaking them down into their component word parts to decipher their meaning. Upon successful course completion, the learner will be able to identify, understand, and utilize in context medical terminology in healthcare. Software fees associated with this course.


HS203 | EKG Interpretation | 2 cr.

HS 203 Basic EKG Interpretation 2 credit hours is designed to equip learners with the ability to interpret basic dysrhythmias associated with the resting normal and abnormal EKG, as well as provide an overview of cardiac anatomy, physiology, and neurophysiology. Prerequisites: BIO 201 and BIO 202 lecture and lab; MAT 121 or MAT 121A.


HS204 | Medical Billing & Coding I | 3 cr.

HS204 Medical Coding and Billing I 3 credit hours provides the healthcare science learner with an opportunity for exploration and application of medical coding techniques used in both hospital and primary care settings. Certification examination fees associated with this course. Prerequisites: BIO 201 and BIO 202 lecture and lab; MAT 121 or MAT 121A.


HS205 | Medical Billing & Coding II | 3 cr.

HS205 Medical Coding and Billing II three credit hours provides the healthcare science learner with an opportunity for exploration and application of medical billing techniques used in both hospital and primary care settings. Prerequisite: HS 204.


HS300 | Health Care Ethics | 3 cr.

HS 300 Healthcare Ethics is a 3-credit hour course where students examine the ethical issues that impact the healthcare industry. The medical, scientific, moral and socio-economic bases of these issues and the decision making process are analyzed. Topics will include informed consent, the role of the institutional review boards, medical errors, health care provider impairment, sexual harassment and gender discrimination and end of life decisions. Prerequisite: ENG 112; PSY 101 or SOC 101.


HS301 | Health Care Policy and Politics | 3 cr.

HS 301 3 credit hours is an examination of the healthcare policy and politics in the United States.  Students will explore the evolution of healthcare policy and politics as it relates to universal healthcare, Medicaid, Medicare, including healthcare coverage for children, the elderly, Native Americans and Alaskans.


HS302 | Healthcare Consumer Advocacy and Safety | 3 cr.

HS302 Healthcare Consumer Advocacy and Safety 3 credit hours is an examination of the role of the healthcare advocate in ensuring quality and safety healthcare for consumers of health. The domains of a patient advocacy and healthcare advocate ethical standards, patient advocate certification are explored. Prerequisite: PSY 101 or SOC 101.


HS400 | Healthcare Disparities | 3 cr.

HS400 Healthcare Disparities 3 credit hours is an examination of the multifaceted societal, cultural, race, ethnicity, and behavioral influences which lead to disparities in health for diverse peoples. Prerequisite: HS 100.

 

 

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