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T HLTH 215 Innovation, Wireless and Digital Healthcare (5) SSc
Explores technology's role in healthcare delivery. Introduces the US healthcare system, technology in healthcare organizations, remote-based technologies, appropriate use of technology, barriers to healthcare access for marginalized communities, and technology's role in removing barriers.
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T HLTH 285 Introduction to Global Health (5) SSc
Introduces the broad field of global health. Explores how global health involves sociocultural, economic, and geo-political factors that affect the health of individuals and communities both locally and around the world.
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T HLTH 290 Special Topics in the Foundations of Health (3-5, max. 10)
Explores current topics in health and describes factors contributing to selected health problems and steps to maintain health.
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T HLTH 310 Health, Illness, and Society (5) SSc, DIV
Introduction to societal factors influencing health both locally and globally, utilizing perspectives from diverse disciplines. Examines topics such as the social construction of health and illness, the meaning of health and illness in cultural context, the social determinants of health, and issues in health care delivery and access.
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T HLTH 320 Promoting Health Through Social Marketing (5) SSc
Examines strategies to promote health both locally and globally. Covers social marketing principles. Applies a range of social marketing techniques to develop a campaign to promote health at a population level.
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T HLTH 325 Medical and Ethical Issues in Literature and Culture (5) A&H
Examines various medical and bioethical issues through the lens of literature. Explores the role of technology, illness and culture, and end-of-live issues. Offered: jointly with T LIT 325.
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T HLTH 330 Representations of Adolescents in Film (5) A&H
Interprets and critiques images of adolescent issues in film; compares images, sounds, settings, and plot of film; promotes willingness to investigate commonplace assumptions versus evidence of health risks portrayed cinematically.
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T HLTH 340 Addiction, Mental Health and Mental Illness in Film and Media (5) A&H
Examines how addiction, mental illness and mental health are represented in films, TV and other visual media in the context of social issues. Utilize current research to critique these portrayals. Explore how the cinematic elements shape the public perceptions.
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T HLTH 355 HIV/AIDS: Global and National Issues (5) SSc
Examines historical and contemporary issues related to HIV/AIDS from local, national, and global perspectives. Focuses on HIV/AIDS among vulnerable populations worldwide, prevention efforts, history of the pandemic, treatment protocols and advances, and psychological impacts on both infected and affected individuals. Cannot be taken for credit if credit earned in TSOCWF 355.
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T HLTH 372 Environmental Health: Local to Global (5) SSc
Examines environmental factors that influence human health including physical, social, cultural, economic, and political factors. Address environmental factors at home (lead, radon) in work settings (occupational health and safety), the community (pesticides, air pollution), and in the global context (population dynamics, global warming).
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T HLTH 405 Photovoice and the Art of Documentary Photography: An Aesthetic Lens on Human Health (5) A&H
Describes the ways photovoice and other forms of documentary photography depict conditions in which people strive to exist. Examines the physical, depictive, mental aesthetic of documentary photography and activism for health.
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T HLTH 410 Environmental Equity (5) SSc
Explores relationships between environmental issues and people of color and low-income communities from both local and global perspectives. Emphasizes issues of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and policy and politics in environmental equity. Offered: jointly with T URB 410.
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T HLTH 412 Applying Positive Psychology to Health Promotion (5) SSc
Evaluates role of positive emotions and behaviors in promoting health and wellness. Examines theories of emotions, strategies to measure positive emotions, relationship between positive emotions and health outcome, and role of culture and positive emotions in well-being. Examines forgiveness, mindfulness, optimism, gratitude, happiness, and compassion.
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T HLTH 415 Representations of Health Policy and Ethics in Film (5) A&H
Examines contemporary conflicts about health and health care using films. Films used as a means of displaying and exploring the competing images of bodies, policies, workers, and institutions used to frame and personify these debates. Films supplemented by readings in film analysis, literature, narrative ethics, and health policy.
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T HLTH 420 Holistic Health (5)
Examines the economic, social and cultural conditions that support the growth of holistic nursing. Discusses relevant research and practice issues of selected methods of complementary/alternative healing.
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T HLTH 430 Adolescent Health in Context (5) SSc
Provides an overview of adolescent health in the United States and examines current issues in adolescent health research. Addresses a matrix of adolescent health contexts such as historical constructions of adolescence, politics, race/ethnicity, class, gender, culture, sexuality, school, neighborhood, family, and peer groups.
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T HLTH 440 Business of Health Care (5)
Explores the forces driving the changes in the evolving U.S. healthcare system to include resource allocation and cost-containment strategies. Emphasizes the examination of key economic concepts, e.g., outputs, supply, demand, and markets as they relate to the healthcare industry.
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T HLTH 455 Knowing Health and Illness Through The Arts (5) A&H
Analyzes how life, health, and wellness, as well as illness, suffering, and death are depicted in literature, poetry, music, photography, and sculpture. Examines how the power of the aesthetic experience of the arts facilitates the cultural understandings of health and illness.
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T HLTH 465 Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching (5)
Examines integrative health and wellness coaching partnership to assist clients to identify and achieve health goals. Focuses on prevention across the wellness-illness continuum, health lifestyle, and integrative modalities.
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T HLTH 470 Challenges and Controversies in US Health Care (2-5, max. 5) SSc
Explores public and private forums in which health policy is formulated and within which the politics of heath care operate. Examines a range of contemporary issues in U.S. health care and the legislative and political mechanisms that shape those issues.
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T HLTH 475 Aging Explored through the Arts (5) A&H
Explores the critical issues arising in aging: physical, emotional, and spiritual through the lens of the arts. This exploration will be framed by a narrative approach that allows for the understanding our lives as a developing story that is reflected in and understood through the arts.
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T HLTH 480 Death and American Society (5) A&H/SSc
Examines the social, cultural, and psychological aspects of death, loss, and grief. Presents a multi-disciplinary approach to death in American society, integrating theory and research with clinical data and personal experiences. Topics include cultural rituals around death, loss and grief, dying as a personal experience, and ethical issues around death.
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T HLTH 485 Critical Issues in Global Health (5) SSc
Introduces principles of global health and the socio-cultural, economic, and geo-political frameworks used for understanding global health problems. Covers patterns of major diseases and health problems of global importance along with strategies for responding to them. Identifies key institutions and non-governmental organizations that contribute to global health promotion and policies
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T HLTH 490 Special Topics (2-5, max. 15)
Advanced course offerings to respond to faculty and student interests and needs.
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T HLTH 498 Special Project in Health (1-12, max. 12)
Further development, critical examination, and synthesis of healthcare in a specialized setting.
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T HLTH 499 Undergraduate Research (1-5, max. 12)
Supervised individual research on a specific health issue.
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T HLTH 511 INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY (3-4)
Provides an introduction to epidemiologic methods and concepts, as used in public health practice and research. Examines documentation of variation in disease occurrence in different populations, rates and their uses to infer varying degrees of causality, bias, and study design.
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T HLTH 520 Health and Human Rights (3)
Examines the links between health and human rights. Considers how violations of human rights affect the health of populations across the globe, as well as actions that can be taken to improve health and human rights.
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T HLTH 590 Independent Study (1-6, max. 6)
Faculty supervised independent study, readings and special projects for graduate students as developed through faculty-student agreement
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