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Undergraduate Catalog 2012

Health Admin & Policy Program

HAPP 100 (3.00)

Survey of U.S. Health Care System

An overview of the health system in the United States; the range of career opportunities available in the policy, planning and administrative fields; supportive activities required to maintain the functioning of the system's various parts; relationship between health and medical care issues; and social, political and economic concerns.
   Course ID: 051072
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HAPP 200 (3.00)

Human Development Implications for Health and Disease

Overview of basic biological principles and human issues in health and disease for non-technically oriented students preparing for careers in health care administration, community and public health, social work, etc. Topics include an introduction to human biology and development, interrelationships within the ecological framework, human anatomy and physiology, health and disease, nutrition and malnutrition, significant acute and chronic diseases, public health and disease prevention, aging, trauma, disability and mental stress.
   Course ID: 051127
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

HAPP 329 (3.00)

Geography of Disease and Health

The application of geographical concepts and techniques to health-related problems; origins and diffusion of diseases; physical, biological, cultural and policy factors in disease and mortality; location of social service facilities and ability of health and social systems to respond to society's needs. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 050101
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Geog Of Disease & Health
   Same as Offering: GES 329
   Attributes: Writing Intensive, Social Sciences (GFR)

HAPP 354 (3.00)

Social Bases of Public and Community Health

Introduction to concepts of public health and community medicine.
   Course ID: 050143
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: SOCY 354
   Requirement Group: You must have completed HAPP100 or ANTH211 or SOCY101 with a grade of C or better.

HAPP 358 (3.00)

Bioethics

A survey of the ethical constraints on the practice of medicine, on biomedical research using human and non-human animals, and on the delivery of health care. Specific topics will include doctor-patient confidentiality; autonomy, competence and medical decision-making; ethical issues at the beginning and end of human life; and controversial biomedical technologies such as cloning and stem cell research. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 050142
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: PHIL 358H
   Same as Offering: PHIL 358
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP)
   Requirement Group: You must have taken (1) PHIL course and received a grade of "C" or better before taking this course.

HAPP 380 (3.00)

Global Issues in Health and Disease

This course provides an international comparative perspective on measures of population health such as life expectancy, infant mortality and leading causes of mortality and morbidity. Factors affecting global health disparities such as lifestyle, environment and health systems will be considered.
   Course ID: 054597
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed HAPP 100 with a grade of C or better.

HAPP 390 (3.00)

American Health Care System and the Black Community

A course for students concerned with the health status of black, poor and minority people. Analysis of the relationship between the condition of the health of black people in America and the health delivery system. Specific attention will be on federal, state and local health care policies; personnel training in health administration; medical care organizations; financing and research and evaluation. Recommended Preparation: HAPP 100, AFST 271 or junior/senior status
   Course ID: 050029
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 390

HAPP 391W (2.00)

Seminar on AIDs for Health and Social Services Providers and Administrators

This course is for health care and human-service providers working in settings that serve individuals affected by HIV/ AIDS. The course approaches the multitude of needs created by the HIV epidemic from various perspectives, including prevention education, psychosocial adjustment, community resources and family systems. Conducted in a seminar format, the course relies on large- and small-group discussions, exercises, and client and policy case reviews to improve skills in working effectively with people affected with HIV/AIDS.
   Course ID: 050141
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: SOCY 391W, SOWK 391W

HAPP 398 (1.00 - 3.00)

Selected Topics in Health Administration and Policy

Topic will vary from semester to semester. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 051278
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Currents:Long Term Care, Env Social Issues In Md, Int'l Field Research, Global Iss Hlth,Disease, Impact Of Env On Bay, Intro Int'l Field Resch, Issues In Long Term Care, International Health, Environ Social Issues Md, Planning & Writing Research Proposal in HAPP, Public Health Ethics, Affordable Care Act: Implementation & Evaluation, Population and Public Health, Introduction to Health Statistics and Writing, Health Care Marketing

HAPP 401 (3.00)

Occupational Health Policy and Practice

The problems of health and safety and their management in the workplace and the role of the individual, the community, industry and government in occupational health program development and regulation.
   Course ID: 051224
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed HAPP 100 with a grade of C or better.

HAPP 402 (3.00)

Environmental Health Policy and Practice

Environmental health regulation and man's place in the environment and problems in management of water, air, food, energy, housing, waste disposal, pests and sanitation.
   Course ID: 051074
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed HAPP 100 with a grade of C or better.

HAPP 403 (3.00)

Introduction to International Field Research

The purpose of this course is to help prepare students for the increasingly sophisticated requirements of a global society, to develop an international perspective on important issues in culture, policy and practice, and to gain experience using social science field research methods. The international experience is designed to enable students to conduct field research on issues that will be of importance to the United States and Europe by studying the inter-relationships of health and social policy, science and technology, culture and life style in an international context. Students learn social science research methods and vocabulary and concepts from the disciplines of sociology, anthropology and health services research. This course includes lectures, structured exercises, field trips, site visits and discussions in the United States and Switzerland. Recommended Preparation: Six social science credits and permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 050144
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: SOCY 403
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

HAPP 405 (3.00)

Contemporary Issues in Long Term Care

This course surveys a very important service and policy component of the health care system. A brief history of the evolution of long-term care provides the foundation to analyze issues such as social, economic and political environments, as well as credentialing, insurance and reimbursement. Various management functions will be examined, including financing, regulation, staffing and education. Case studies will introduce the student to community profile, demographics and housing alternatives.
   Course ID: 054598
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed HAPP 100 with a grade of C or better.

HAPP 411 (3.00)

Health Regulation and Quality Improvement

This course overviews health care regulations and associated quality improvement programs within health care organizations and society. It addresses the dynamic processes by which regulations are developed, proposed, modified, codified, implemented, and enforced at local, state, and federal levels relative to professional and institutional providers. The intersection between health care regulation and quality improvement efforts is addressed from multiple perspectives.
   Course ID: 051378
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Writing Intensive
   Requirement Group: You must complete HAPP 100 and ENGL 393 with a C or better.

HAPP 412 (3.00)

Research Methods in Health

This course considers principles of health research, including an overview of different types of health and health-related research. The course examines issues in research design, measurement, sampling, and computer applications.
   Course ID: 054599
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete HAPP100 and STAT121 or STAT350 or STAT351 or SOCY301. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

HAPP 420 (3.00)

Epidemiology

This course studies health and disease in populations and compares groups within populations, including age, sex, race, and ethnic groups. The course examines the sources of data and the methods used by public health researchers. It also studies methods used in public health programs to measure and control diseases and to evaluate programs.
   Course ID: 102021
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: HAPP412 or (SOCY300 & SOCY301)

HAPP 429 (3.00)

Seminar in Geography of Disease and Health

Current issues in the geographic distribution of disease and health and location/allocation of health care services. Methods of analysis, including computer applications of statistics and information storage, retrieval and mapping.
   Course ID: 050100
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GES 429

HAPP 452 (3.00)

Health Care Organization and Delivery

Current issues are reviewed in health care organization, delivery and financing in the United States and the various policies and approaches that impact the changing health care delivery system. Particular emphasis is placed on the implications of technological developments and the increasingly competitive environment in alternative aspects of health care.
   Course ID: 050139
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Same as Offering: SOCY 452
   Requirement Group: You must complete SOCY351 or HAPP100 with a minimum grade of C and your academic standing must be Junior.

HAPP 495 (5.00)

Health Administration and Policy Internship

Students will serve as interns in medical care or health service organizations, and institutions, with supervision provided at the placement location and by the internship coordinator. Permission will be granted based upon the following: HAPP major, cumulative GPA of a 2.5, senior standing, qualified application, pre-arranged placement in an internship the semester before the internship begins.
   Course ID: 051023
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Field Studies
   Requirement Group: You must have completed HAPP496 and be HAPP Major and have 90 or greater credits

HAPP 496 (1.00)

Internship Seminar

This weekly one-hour seminar helps students prepare to enter the job market by offering information on how to prepare professional resumes and cover letters, build interviewing skills and negotiate job offers. The seminar will also require students to create a web-based professional networking profile. This a core course requirement for all HAPP majors and must be completed successfully with a grade of "C" or better to advance in the program. Recommended Course Preparation: ENGL 393
   Course ID: 051181
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must be a HAPP Major, and have completed HAPP100 and have greater or equal to 60 credits to take this class.

HAPP 497 (3.00)

Health Planning and Adminstration

This course introduces the application of management principles and practices, strategic planning, recruitment and deployment of staff, legal and ethical issues and financing strategies within health care organizations. Health policy and governmental influences impacting healthcare organizations will also be discussed. The course will focus on using critical thinking skills related to various applications.
   Course ID: 051024
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed HAPP 100 and MGMT 210 (ECAD210) with a grade of C or better.

HAPP 498 (3.00)

Financial Management and Decision Support for Health Service Organizations

An introduction to the budgetary process, ongoing financial management skills at the department level, and decision support activities in independent, as well as, multi-organizational systems. Emphasis on understanding the reporting mechanisms and the accountability that is expected of the departmental manager with regard to resource allocation, including staffing alternatives, technology procurement, supply utilization, and department goal attainment.This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 050072
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Fin Mgmt/Dec Sup Hso
   Same as Offering: EHS 498
   Requirement Group: You must complete HAPP100 or EHS200 or AGNG200 and ECON121 with a C or better.

HAPP 499 (1.00 - 3.00)

Independent Study

The student completes an individual project in a specific health administration and policy area under the supervision of a member of the HAPP faculty. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 051379
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Requirement Group: HAPP Major