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BHS 197 Selected Preparatory Topics in Health (1-5, max. 10)
Provides students with basic preparatory knowledge and skills in a health-related topic. Covers fundamental concepts and principles, as well as practical applications, to prepare students with a better understanding of promoting human health and well-being. Offered: AWSpS.
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BHS 200 Lifespan Development (5) I&S
Focuses on quantitative and qualitative growth and developmental changes across the lifespan from conception to end of life. Emphasizes influence of changes on health and how developmental theory and research guide health promotional efforts. Uses contextual perspective to analyze how interactions between biology and environment contribute to developmental outcomes.
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BHS 201 Introduction to Public Health (5) I&S/NW C. WADE
Provides an introduction to the principle of public health with exploration of the frameworks, tools, and evidence base that guides disease prevention and health promotion efforts. Consideration given to ethical and public policy issues important to ensuring the fair distribution of resources. Offered: AW.
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BHS 215 Statistics for Health Sciences (5) QSR
Provides an overview of basic concepts of statistics used in health sciences with opportunities to learn through experience with health-related data. Offered: jointly with B MATH 215.
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BHS 297 Selected Introductory Topics in Health (1-5, max. 10)
Provides students with introductory knowledge and skills in a health-related topic. Covers fundamental concepts and principles, as well as practical applications, to prepare students with a better understanding of promoting human health and well-being. Offered: AWSpS.
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BHS 300 Principles of Health Research (5) NW de Castro, Cooke, Kenworthy, Stone, Wade.
Develops competence in accessing, understanding, and evaluating scientific knowledge about population health. To improve students' ability to effectively advocate for public health improvements, emphasis placed on composition approaches that effectively synthesize and translate evidence. Offered: AW.
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BHS 302 Global Communities, Culture, and Health Equity (5) I&S, DIV
Addresses several main concepts in public health with an exploration of the links between: community, health, and culture; health equity and social justice; and the emerging field of global health. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in BHS 201.
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BHS 310 Pathways to Health Studies (2)
Provides a forum for students to plan their educational pathway within the Health Studies major. Provides an overview of career options and professional development opportunities, supplemented with guest lectures by professionals working in the field. Prerequisite: BHS 201. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
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BHS 320 Human Health and the Environment (5)
Examines the relationship between environmental factors and the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities, and populations. Contemporary understanding of how the natural and built environments influence risk for disease and illness illustrated through case examples. Explores multi-disciplinary approaches to address environmental problems and improve living and work spaces.
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BHS 397 Current Health Topics (3-5, max. 15)
Survey of current issues in human health with analysis of selected topics. The personal, social, political, and economic aspects of health are explored through professional health writing and interdisciplinary literature.
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BHS 400 Study Abroad: Health Studies (1-5, max. 15) I&S/NW
Upper-division health related courses for which there are no direct University of Washington Bothell equivalents, taken through a University of Washington study abroad program.
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BHS 403 Introduction to Epidemiology (5)
Introduces principles, methods, and issues in public health practice-based epidemiology. Covers research designs and methods to describe disease occurrence and risk factor associations, and the role of epidemiologic data in health policy. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in BHS 300; minimum grade of 1.7 in either BHS 215/B MATH 215, BIS 315, B BUS 215, or STMATH 341. Offered: S.
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BHS 410 Genetics and Public Health (5) I&S/NW Wade
Explores the importance of human genome research findings for patient care and emphasizes developing skills for evaluating and communicating about genetic risks.
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BHS 411 Environments and Health (5) I&S/NW
Facilitates understanding of complex relationships between human health and living and working environments. Students identify ways that professionals, private citizens, and members of community groups can take actions to preserve the environment and protect human health.
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BHS 420 Women's Global Health and Human Rights (5) I&S
Uses a human rights framework and interdisciplinary approach to critically examine socioecological factors that impact women's health and gender equity around the world. Includes a variety of learning activities (e.g. film, debate, digital media; case studies) and a service learning project.
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BHS 421 Food and Culture (5) VLPA/I&S
Through writing, video, storytelling, and creative exploration, examines the forces that shape our choices about food, and how food choices drive our economy, our health, our self-image, and our social connections.
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BHS 422 Walking in Beauty: Native Art and Healing (5) VLPA/I&S
Explores the impact of social, economic, historic, and environmental disparities on American Indian/Alaska Native health, along with the healing effects of Native art, culture, pride, and community.
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BHS 423 Global Health: Critical Perspectives (5) I&S
Critical exploration into the emerging field of global health, focusing on: how historical and social forces shape health in the world; and global health practice and strategy across different contexts.
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BHS 424 Issues in American Indian Health (5) I&S
Provides an overview of biobehavior and psychosocial health issues in American Indian communities. Uses media created by Native people and expresses perspectives best understood in Native voices and images to explore how social determinants of health intersect and shape health conditions, health beliefs, healing practices, and delivery of care.
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BHS 425 Health in a Developing Nation: Study Abroad (5) I&S
Provides an overview of the health and health care challenges in a developing and low-income country. Addresses socio-cultural, environmental, economic, political, and ecological factors that influence health, illness, disability, and death as well as responses to health issues both within and outside the health sector. Includes study abroad.
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BHS 426 Exploring the Humanities in Healthcare (5) VLPA
Explores how one or more of the arts/humanities are used in healthcare settings to help patients, their families and friends, and healthcare professionals: promote wellness, healing and recovery; and process illness, trauma, or loss experiences.
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BHS 427 Women, Culture, and Healing (5) VLPA/I&S
Interdisciplinary course explores the inter-connectedness of identity, culture, healing. Addresses how women make meaning in their lives; how they are both shaped by and influence history, culture, and the world. Integrates humanities, social and health sciences to study cultural influences on women's health and healing.
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BHS 428 Adolescent Health (5) I&S J. RESNICK
Explores growth and development, challenges of adolescence, and how society, through its communities, health agencies and schools and media, identifies and responds to adolescent health care needs. Uses literature and media produced for adolescent and professional, reflective writing and interviews to examine issues related to promoting adolescent health.
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BHS 429 Global and Local Health Inequalities and Interventions (5) I&S Abrums
Examines the conditions (political, economic, cultural, historical) that create and sustain disparities in health globally and locally. Critically examines health issues from multiple perspectives, exploring theories and movements of people creating social justice in health within frameworks that are both globally and locally situated.
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BHS 430 Health Policies and Politics in a Global Context (5) I&S
Examines current and emerging global health challenges, their transnational determinants, and selected policies that address those challenges at varying national and global political contexts.
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BHS 431 Representations of Health Policy and Ethics in Film (5) VLPA
Examines representations of ethical and policy conflicts about health and health care in contemporary films. Explores competing images of bodies, workers, policies, and institutions used to frame these debates. Films supplemented by readings in film analysis, literature, narrative ethics, and health policy.
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BHS 440 Health of Military Veterans (5) I&S A. KOVALESKY
Intended for students less familiar with military and veteran issues and environments. Addresses the more common mental and physical health issues that are faced by today's veterans (primarily but not exclusively United States military veterans), their families, and communities.
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BHS 441 Community Engagement in Health Interventions and Research: From Principles to Practice (5)
Introduces principles and approaches of engaging and collaborating with communities when planning, implementing, and evaluating population-level interventions and research. Includes fieldwork assignment with a community agency or organization so lessons of community engagement can be experienced.
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BHS 442 Family Caregiving Across the Life Span (5) I&S
Focuses on family caregiving across the lifespan. Examines issues, problems, and challenges family caregivers face while taking on this role across communities and illnesses. Supports health and social service providers in defining their roles within the context of family caregiving.
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BHS 443 Assessment of Older Adults (5) S. SIKMA
Focuses on understanding the experience of aging and developing competence in assessing older adults and their needs. Studies and evaluates selected evidence-based functional, clinical, and psycho-social assessment instruments and approaches relevant to desired professional practice focus.
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BHS 444 Disaster Preparation: Promoting Community Resiliency (5)
Analyzes community and individual vulnerabilities and assets that impact disaster outcomes. Examines hazard awareness, risk reduction, resiliency, and mitigation in disaster prevention planning and response. Addresses select assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation efforts to enhance community and individual capacities. Also applies public health principles in disaster preparation to promote community health.
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BHS 460 Women, Rhetoric, and Healing (5) I&S/VLPA
Examines the history and theory of rhetoric, focusing on how women are represented in terms of persuasion, education, and relationship that might have not been privileged or acceptable in past centuries. Students gain confidence in their abilities to represent themselves as educated, compassionate humans.
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BHS 495 Health Studies Senior Portfolio (3)
Focuses on developing a learning and professional portfolio, advancing critical thinking skills, synthesis of knowledge relevant to the health field, and honing writing and presentation capacities for appropriate audiences. Involves collaboration with other graduating students. Prerequisite: BHS 201; BHS 300. Credit/no-credit only.
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BHS 496 Field Work in Health (2-10, max. 10)
Independent field work or internship related to student's focus on health. Facilitates career development and connecting classroom and practice. Negotiated and supervised with individual faculty. Prerequisite: BHS 310. Credit/no-credit only.
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BHS 497 Selected Topics in Health (3-5, max. 15)
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BHS 499 Health Studies Senior Portfolio (3)
Focuses on developing a learning and professional portfolio, advancing critical thinking skills, synthesis of knowledge relevant to the health field, and honing writing and presentation capacities for appropriate audiences. Involves collaboration with other graduating students. Prerequisite: BHS 310.
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BHS 510 Genetics and Public Health (5) Wade
Explores the importance of human genome research findings for patient care and emphasizes developing skills for evaluating and communicating about genetic risks.
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BHS 555 WOMEN, CULTURE, AND HEALING (5)
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BHS 597 Special Topics in Health (3-5, max. 10)
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