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UCONJ 100 Introduction to Health Professions (1) Garcia
Opportunities in health professions. Information on educational requirements, professional/patient interaction, licensing, registering for practice in profession, salaries, and career opportunities.
UCONJ 290 Diversity Issues in the Healthcare Environment (1-2, max. 2) I&S
Introduction to the complexity of the issues surrounding culture and health, the interrelatedness of ethic and cultural characteristics and healthcare access, health and healthcare concerns of specific communities, traditional and alternative health-care practices, and community-based promotion and disease prevention programs. Credit/no-credit only.
UCONJ 410 Health in the Context of Italian Culture (5)
While in Italy, participants study relationship between current health issues, contemporary Italian history, socio-cultural environment, and European Union; health status of vulnerable populations; characteristics of culture and healthcare system that promote healthy outcomes; differences between health behaviors and outcomes in Italy and the United States. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Janet C Lenart
UCONJ 411 Psychology of Aging (3) Kiyak
Focuses on developing the skills necessary for critically evaluating current psychological theories of aging, research findings in this area, and the implications of findings on the aging person. Special consideration given to the effects of socioeconomic, sex, and ethnic differences in the psychology of aging. Open to upper-division undergraduates and beginning graduate students interested in the field of gerontology.
UCONJ 412 The Family in Later Life (3)
Focuses on issues affecting older persons and their families. Addresses demographic influences on families; roles, rules for and function of family members; inter-generational relationships; economic, political, and social policy affecting family life; and cultural variations and supportive resources for older persons and their families.
UCONJ 413 Current Issues in Aging (3)
Describes the population trends at work in the United States and other developed nations with significant societal implications for care and management of elders. Evaluates selected public policies related to aging. Gives students proficiency in using resources related to aging on the Internet. Evaluates alternative long-term care models.
UCONJ 420 Biological Safety Practices (1) Kenny
General introduction to appropriate laboratory procedures used for handling potentially hazardous biological agents. Particular focus on laboratory safety and appropriate protocols that should be employed by those engaged in infectious disease and recombinant DNA research. Credit/no-credit only.
UCONJ 422 Sexually Transmitted Diseases: An Overview (2) Gardner
Clinically oriented course designed to provide a knowledge base for upper-division health science students to participate effectively in community outreach programs for the prevention of sexually-transmitted diseases. Offered cooperatively by the departments of Pharmacy and Medicine.
UCONJ 440 Biological Aspects of Aging (3)
Introductory course on aspects of the biology of human aging and of functional changes associated with normal aging and with those illnesses that may be present in the elderly. Focus on the relationship between changes in physical function, environment, and quality of life. Includes theoretical perspective on aging as well as the aging process in specific physiological systems. Designed for upper-level undergraduate students with an interest in aging.
Instructor Course Description: Kristen H Archbold Barbara B. Cochrane
UCONJ 442 Social and Cultural Aspects of Aging (3)
Involves faculty members from the various social science fields examining the range and variation of relationships among age-linked attitudes and cultural values related to aging; the social and economic factors that influence the elderly in contemporary society; the effects of ethnic and sex differences in sociocultural aging. Open to upper-division undergraduates and beginning graduate students interested in gerontology.
UCONJ 443 Interdisciplinary Seminar on Aging (1-6, max. 15) Borgatta
Interdisciplinary examination of the contemporary theoretical literature on gerontology and long-term care. For upper-level undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in aging. Quarterly offerings available from the Institute on Aging.
UCONJ 490 Social Sensitivity in Healthcare (3) I&S
Multidisciplinary course for health professions students. Health professionals' roles in dealing with social, cultural, and physical barriers to healthcare of low-income groups and ethnic people of color. Personal involvement through field experiences and faculty drawn from affected communities as well as health sciences, social work schools. Credit/no-credit only.
UCONJ 497 Healthcare in a Rural Community (3)
Critical analysis built upon concepts relative to interdisciplinary healthcare delivery in a rural community. Students develop an organizational model for rural healthcare and study innovative ways of mobilizing community resources and support for a comprehensive rural healthcare system. Pharmacy students, nurses, and other health professionals study application of theory in an appropriate clinical setting within the conceptual framework of each student's professional field.
UCONJ 500 Seminar in Interprofessional Collaboration ([1-3]-, max. 7)
Interdisciplinary teams composed of students and community members placed in diverse urban settings to address an identified community need by developing and implementing collaborative, community-based projects. Seminars emphasize interprofessional collaborative practice, intrapersonal understanding, interpersonal group process skills, organizational savvy, community awareness, and sociocultural sensitivity. Offered through Graduate School of Public Affairs. Offered: AWSp.
UCONJ 501 Interdisciplinary Rural Healthcare Issues (1-3, max. 6)
Emphasizes interdisciplinary solutions to rural health challenges. Addresses rural core competencies for advanced practice, leadership, and practice inquiry. Competencies include definitions, funding, delivery models, demographies, outcomes, disparities, access, farm economics, nutrition, environment, and workforce issues. Reviews population-based and clinical case studies in rural health. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: S.
Instructor Course Description: Daren Wade Janet C Lenart
UCONJ 504 Advanced Interdisciplinary Case Studies in Global Health (3) Gorstein, Kurth, Shell-Duncan
Uses actual multidisciplinary case studies to (1) analyze quantitative parameters of diseases, (2) contrast the descriptive and analytic approaches of health sciences, anthropology, and nutritional sciences, (3) integrate diverse disciplinary perspectives into cohesive information, (4) organize class presentations, and (5) apply critical thinking in approaching complex health issues. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Bettina Shell-Duncan Wanda Martina Morris
UCONJ 510 Introductory Laboratory Based Biostatistics (2)
Introduces methods of data description and statistical inference for experiments. Covers principles of design and analysis of experiments; descriptive statistics; comparison of group means and proportions; linear regression; and correlation. Emphasizes examples from laboratory-based biomedical sciences, and provides demonstrations using standard statistical programs.
Instructor Course Description: Lloyd A. Mancl
UCONJ 511 Issues in Home Healthcare Delivery (3)
Service delivery issues relevant to provision of health- care services across the life span in the home setting. Home healthcare as an important component in healthcare system. Individual and multidisciplinary practice of healthcare disciplines. Emphasis on research literature. Prerequisite: graduate student standing; upper division with permission of instructor.
UCONJ 513 Dynamics of Patient Management: Diabetes Mellitus (2)
Analysis of advanced knowledge related to interdisciplinary management of diabetes. Commonalities and differences in provider approaches, recent research and its effect on management practices, collaborative communication, knowledge application. Brief interactive presentations, decision-making opportunities, discussion. Prerequisite: graduate standing in pharmacy, dietetics, nursing; third- or fourth-year medical student; or permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only.
UCONJ 515 Promoting Health Behavior for Individuals and Families (2/4, max. 4) Brandt, Jordan, Kieckhefer, Lewis, Solchany, Spieker
Practice-focused, evidence-based, theory-driven intervention strategies to promote healing and health behavior at selected points from birth to death. Relevant for clinicians from diverse health settings. Emphasis on clinical skill development including decision-making and outcome management applicable for individuals and families. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Patricia Brandt
UCONJ 517 Interdisciplinary Clinical Research Methods Seminar (2)
Provides an introduction to clinical/translational relational research methods, including selection of research questions, study design, measurement, data analysis, and practical aspects of conducting research in clinical settings. Prerequisite: Students from Health Sciences schools conducting research under the Multidisciplinary Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: S.
UCONJ 520 Molecular Biophysics Research Seminar (1) Parson
A series of research seminars for faculty and students involved with the molecular biophysics program. Credit/no-credit only.
UCONJ 524 Developmental Neurobiology (3) Raible, Reh
Survey of contemporary issues in developmental neurobiology, including neurogenesis and differentiation; electrophysiological, morphological, and neurochemical regulation of cellular phenotype; neuronal pathways and synaptic contacts; cellular and synaptic plasticity; and behavior. Examination of molecular biological, morphological, electrophysiological, and behavioral approaches. Prerequisite: background in neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, molecular neurobiology. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Thomas A. Reh
UCONJ 525 Overview of Faculty Research in Neurobiology (1)
Reviews research topics currently being studied in neurobiology. Student preparation consists of reading pertinent articles published on each topic. Prerequisite: first-year graduate student in neurobiology. Credit/no-credit only.
UCONJ 530 Issues in Indian Health (2)
Surveys historical and contemporary issues in Indian health. Covers Indian contributions to health, traditional Indian medicine, current disease epidemiology, development of federal Indian health policy, the Indian Health Service, tribal health programs, and consequences of major legislation on Indian health. Prerequisite: current health science student or permission of instructor.
Instructor Course Description: Vicki Lynn Pinkham
UCONJ 531 Introduction to Mind Body Medicine-An Experiential Elective (2)
Sessions contain a didactic component followed by an experiential component and cover a variety of self-care techniques including meditation, exercise, and nutrition. Goals are to promote personal well being, a healthy lifestyle, reduce burnout, and reduce academic difficulties. Credit/no-credit only.
UCONJ 532 Health Sciences Common Book Seminar (1, max. 4)
Covers material related to the current health sciences common book, and provides knowledge of key barriers underserved populations face in obtaining adequate healthcare, and strategies health professions can use to effectively care for underserved individuals. Guest speakers include community leaders. Service learning course. Credit/no-credit only.
UCONJ 540 Environmental Change and Human Health: The Role of the Health Professional (1/2, max. 2) Oberle, Rosenblatt
Explores the effect of environmental deterioration on human health, and presents tools to address the problem. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Mark W. Oberle Roger A Rosenblatt
UCONJ 545 Emergency Preparedness for Health Professionals (1)
Introduces the roles of health professionals in preparing for community-wide disasters. Emergency preparedness content for graduate and professional students in health sciences. First of two interdisciplinary courses focusing on "all-hazards" preparedness. Credit/no-credit only.
UCONJ 546 Emergency Response for Health Professionals (2, max. 6)
Focuses on interdisciplinary emergency preparedness and response for graduate students in health professions. Includes system and policy issues with emphasis on clinical relevance for health professionals. Second of two interdisciplinary courses focusing on "all-hazards" preparedness. Credit/no-credit only.
UCONJ 548 Current Issues in First Nations Behavioral Health: Mental Health and Substance Abuse (3)
Historical and intergenerational antecedents of tribal psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. Oppression, economic circumstances, and family functioning as shaping mechanisms for attachment. Implications of insufficient attachment for neuro-development and developmental psychopathology. Traditional vs. mental health and substance abuse assessment and treatment. Self as provider to tribal clients, communities, systems.
UCONJ 550 Healthcare in the Underserved Community (1)
Gives graduate/professional students in health sciences an introduction to health related issues faced by underserved populations. Credit/no-credit only.
UCONJ 584 Plant Tumors (1, max. 9) Gordon
Discussion of the literature of plant tumors and current research work being done in this area at the University. Offered cooperatively by the departments of Biochemistry, Biology, and Microbiology and Immunology. Prerequisite: offered only to persons actively pursuing work in this area. Credit/no-credit only.
UCONJ 599 Selected Readings in Interdisciplinary Clinical Research (1, max. 6) Marshall, Mitchell
Analysis and synthesis of selected readings and works in progress related to multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary clinical research. Prerequisite: UCONJ 517; permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.