Prerequisites for the Health Professions

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Registration deadline for Summer 2016 courses:  June 3, 2016

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Summer Semester 2016

CD-550-DL- INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS
Prerequisite: None Students will be given an overview of the nature and causes of disorders of communication and swallowing, and the clinical processes related to their evaluation and treatment. All students will participate in guided opportunities to observe and and interpret actual clinical interactions.

Faculty: Dr. Susan L. Smith
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $1,777.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

CD-551-DL- PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION AND INTRODUCTION TO ACOUSTIC PHONETICS
Prerequisite: None. Training will be provided in using the International Phonetic Alphabet to transcribe sounds of American English, including experience with influences of dialect and speech disorders. An introduction to the fundamentals of the physics of sound and acoustic phonetics will also be provided.

Faculty: Faculty To Be Announced
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $1,777.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

CD-552-DL- ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND HEARING MECHANISM
Prerequisite: None. This course covers basic anatomy and physiology of speech mechanisms, including respiratory, laryngeal, and supraglottal systems. A particular focus is basic science foundations and application to clinical problem-solving. The course serves as a foundation for several other courses.

Faculty: Dr. Sofia V. Vallila Rhoter
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $1,777.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

CD-553-DL- SPEECH AND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
Prerequisite: None. This course will provide students with a basic overview of normal speech and language development Theories of language acquisition will be introduce and morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics will be addressed.

Faculty: Ms. Kathryn Cabbage
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $1,777.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

CD-554-DL- INTRODUCTION TO AUDIOLOGY
Prerequisite: None. Beginning with a review of anatomy and physiology of the ear, this course meets the ASHA minimum requirement for study of the pathologies of the auditory system and assessment of auditory system and assessment of auditory disorders, including hearing screening, hearing measurement,and differential diagnosis of hearing loss.

Faculty: Dr. Thomas Hallahan
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $1,777.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HA&P1-456-DL - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1 (No Lab Component)
Prerequisites: Introductory College level Biology (3 credits - grade of C or better) or consent of instructor.  This course is part one of two parts. It provides a comprehensive overview of human anatomy and physiology, and is organized systemically.  In this semester we cover microanatomy and skin, and musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, and blood systems. Assessments include online quizzes, case studies and interactive discussion posts. The goal of the combined A&P courses is to provide a solid foundation for entry level health care professionals. This section does not carry a lab component. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Mohini Lutchman
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $1,777.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HA&P1-456L-DL - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1 (Combined Lecture/Lab)
Prerequisites: Introductory College level Biology (3 credits - grade of C or better) or consent of instructor.  This course is part one of two parts. It provides a comprehensive overview of human anatomy and physiology, and is organized systemically.  In this semester we cover microanatomy and skin, and musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine, and blood systems. Assessments include online quizzes, case studies and interactive discussion posts. The goal of the combined A&P courses is to provide a solid foundation for entry level health care professionals. This section combines both lecture and lab. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Mohini Lutchman
Credits: 4 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $2,336.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HA&P1-457-DL - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1 - LAB ONLY
Prerequisites: Introductory College level Biology (3 credits - grade of C or better) and concurrent enrollment in A&P 1.  The lab is comprised of a virtual dissector for the anatomy portion and a virtual interactive physiology experimentation simulator.  Assessments include Lab Reports, Quizzes and practical Lab Examinations. This section is for students only requiring a 1 credit lab component. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Mohini Lutchman
Credits: 1 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $659.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HA&P2-458-DL - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2 (No lab component)
Prerequisites: A&P 1. This course is part two of two parts.  It provides a comprehensive overview of human anatomy and physiology, and is organized systemically.  In this semester we cover the cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Assessments include online quizzes, case studies and interactive discussion posts. The goal of the combined A&P courses is to provide a solid foundation for entry level health care professionals. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Mohini Lutchman
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $1,777.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HA&P2-458L-DL - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2 (Combined Lecture/Lab)
Prerequisites: A&P 1. This course is part two of two parts.  It provides a comprehensive overview of human anatomy and physiology, and is organized systemically.  In this semester we cover the cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Assessments include online quizzes, case studies and interactive discussion posts. The goal of the combined A&P courses is to provide a solid foundation for entry level health care professionals. This section combines both lecture and lab. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Mohini Lutchman
Credits: 4 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $2,336.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HA&P2-459-DL - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2 - LAB ONLY
Prerequisites: A&P 1, A&P 1 lab and concurrent enrollment in A&P 2. The A&P 2 course includes a synchronized laboratory component.  The lab is comprised of a virtual dissector for the anatomy portion and a virtual interactive physiology experimentation simulator.  Assessments include Lab Reports, Quizzes and practical Lab Examinations. This section is for students only requiring a 1 credit lab component. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Mohini Lutchman
Credits: 1 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $659.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HBIO-450-DL - INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY 1 (No Lab Component)
Prerequisites: None. This course is designed as an introduction of the key concepts of molecular biology, cell biology and basic genetics. It will cover important topics with a focus on the impact on human health, such as the structure and function of biological molecules, cell structure, function and division, including an overview of inheritance, an introduction to metabolism, cellular respiration, and basic principles of animal form and function. This section does not carry a lab component. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Sandra Buerger
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $1,777.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HBIO-450L-DL - INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY 1 (Combined Lecture/Lab)
Prerequisites: None. This course is designed as an introduction of the key concepts of molecular biology, cell biology and basic genetics. It will cover important topics with a focus on the impact on human health, such as the structure and function of biological molecules, cell structure, function and division, including an overview of inheritance, an introduction to metabolism, cellular respiration, and basic principles of animal form and function. This section combines both lecture and lab. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Sandra Buerger & Dr. Antonio Valencia
Credits: 4 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $2,336.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HBIO-451-DL - INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY 1 - LAB ONLY
Lab Section for HBIO-450, Intro to Biology 1. This lab course is designed to complement the concepts covered in Introduction to Biology 1. Students will utilize a lab kit purchased from eScience Labs to conduct hands-on experiments. The lab also incorporates discussion of concepts and results of experiments conducted by the students. Topics covered include basic lab techniques, use of a microscope, metabolism, cell structure and reproduction, and animal behavior. Assessments include interactive discussions, Lab Reports and Midterm and Final Exams. This section is for students only requiring a 1 credit lab component. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Sandra Buerger & Dr. Antonio Valencia
Credits: 1 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $659.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HCHEM-452-DL - INTRO TO CHECM FOR HLTH PROFESS
Prerequisite: none. This course introduces the basic concepts of chemistry and integrates a range of topics and concepts which are crucial to health science majors.  Selected areas of General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry will be covered with a focus on how these topics relate to health care through physiology and pharmacology.

Faculty: Dr. Oksana Berezovska
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $1,777.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HEXPH-455-DL - EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
Prerequisite: HBIO-450, HBIO-452 or introductory College level Biology and Human Physiology or Human Anatomy; or consent of the instructor. This course will focus on the study of acute physiological adjustments and chronic adaptation to exercise. The effects of exercise and a physically active lifestyle on the cardiorespiratory, neuromuscular and endocrine systems will be examined.  Students will apply the theoretical concepts of exercise physiology to evaluate treatment and prevention of chronic diseases, health promotion, and sports performance enhancement. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Amy Kearns & Dr. Carrie McLean
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $1,777.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HMBIO-454-DL - MICROBIOLOGY - No Lab Component
Prerequisite: HBIO-450/HBIO-452 or introductory College level Biology or consent of instructor. This course will focus upon aspects of microbiology that pertain to human health. Beginning with the basics of microbiological science including the structure, taxonomy, biochemistry and physiology of microorganisms, the student will learn to associate these concepts with human infectious diseases and pathogenesis. Epidemiology, diagnostics, and antimicrobial paradigms in healthcare facilities will also be explored. This section does not have a lab component.  Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Sandra Buerger
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $1,777.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HMBIO-454L-DL - MICROBIOLOGY - Combined Lecture/Lab
Prerequisite: HBIO-450/HBIO-452 or introductory College level Biology or consent of instructor. This course will focus upon aspects of microbiology that pertain to human health. Beginning with the basics of microbiological science including the structure, taxonomy, biochemistry and physiology of microorganisms, the student will learn to associate these concepts with human infectious diseases and pathogenesis. Epidemiology, diagnostics, and antimicrobial paradigms in healthcare facilities will also be explored. This section combines both lecture and lab.  Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Sandra Buerger & Dr. Antonio Valencia
Credits: 4 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $2,336.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HMBIO-455-DL - MICROBIOLOGY - LAB ONLY
This lab course is designed to complement the concepts covered in Microbiology. Students will utilize a lab kit purchased from eScience Labs to conduct hands-on experiments. The lab also incorporates discussion of concepts and results of experiments conducted by the students. Topics covered include lab safety and techniques, microscopy, growth of microbes, and use of appropriate media. This section is for students only requiring a 1 credit lab component. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Sandra Buerger & Dr. Antonio Valencia
Credits: 1 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $659.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HNUTR-453-DL - NUTRITION
Prerequisite: none. This course is designed to provide students with a basic overview of nutrition as it relates to overall health and quality of life.  Topics to be covered include a review of the six classes of nutrients, dietary recommendations for the general public, energy balance and nutrient delivery, special considerations throughout the life cycle, and additional topics of special interest. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Prof. Courtney Hernandez
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $1,777.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HPSYCH-450-DL - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Prerequisites: None.  The course surveys the major areas of lifespan developmental psychology, which is the science of individual human development from conception to death.  A lifelong process, development is continually influenced by biological, cognitive, and socioemotional factors. Through reading, online discussion, and completion of assignments, participants will gain a broad understanding of normative and non-normative development issues across the lifespan. Discussions are structured to facilitate the application of developmental concepts to work in the health professions. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Carmela DeCandia & Erin Fish
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $1,777.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HPSYCH-452-DL - ABNORMAL PSYCH FOR HLTHCR PROVI
Prerequisites: None.  This course provides an overview of the field of abnormal psychology. As health care  policy transforms to incorporate more of an integrated perspective on mental health and physical health,  students in the health care professions will require greater understanding of mental health disorders and the latest evidence in their prevention and treatment. Through reading, online discussion and completion of assignments, participants will gain a broad understanding of abnormal psychology in science and clinical practice. Discussions are structured to facilitate the application of abnormal psychology concepts to work in the health professions. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Susan R. Douglas
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $1,777.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HSTATS-451-DLHB - INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS
Prerequisites: none. This course introduces the student to the foundations of statistical concepts. Topics include organizing data, measures of central tendency, probability, sampling, and statistical hypothesis testing. The course is taught conceptually with minimal emphasis on the mathematical derivation of the formulas. Although the course is fully on-line, there are three OPTIONAL consecutive on-site Saturdays from 9:30 to 4:30 (hour lunch) for students who wish to complete the course earlier by this “Intensive” approach or who choose the option of blending online and onsite instruction. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Anthony Guarino, PhD
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Hybrid (Course meets mostly online with specific onsite meeting dates)
Online Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Onsite Dates: TBA
Cost: $1,777.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

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