Prerequisites for the Health Professions

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  • Registration Summer and Fall 2014 prerequisite courses is currently open.
  • See individual courses offered below.

Registration deadline for Summer 2014 courses: June 2, 2014

Registration deadline for Fall 2014 courses: September 8, 2014

Summer 2014 Course Listings

Fall 2014 Course Listings

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Summer Semester 2014

CD-550-01- 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: To be announced 
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Onsite - Thursdays - 4:00pm - 7:50pm
Dates: June 12 - August 23, 2014
Cost: $3,313.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

CD-551-01- PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION & INTRO 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: Ms. Sofia M. Vallila Rohter
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Onsite - Wednesdays - 4:00pm - 7:50pm
Dates: June 11 - August 23, 2014
Cost: $3,313.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

CD-552-01- ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF SPEECH AND HEARING
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: Mr. Thomas Hallahan
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Onsite - Mondays - 4:00pm - 7:50pm
Dates: June 9 - August 23, 2014
Cost: $3,313.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

CD-553-01- 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 introduced and morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics will be addressed.

Faculty: Ms. Lesley Maxwell, MS, CCC-SLP
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Onsite - Tuesdays - 4:00pm - 7:50pm
Dates: June 10 - August 23, 2014
Cost: $3,313.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

CD-554-01- 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. Lynne Davis, PhD, CCC-AUD
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Onsite - Mondays - 11:00am - 2:50pm
Dates: June 9 - August 23, 2014
Cost: $3,313.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HA&P1-456-DL - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1
Prerequisites: Introductory College level Biology, (3 credit college courses passed with 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, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine and blood systems. The goal of the combined A&P courses is to provide a solid, foundation for both entry level and advance, practice health care professionals. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Mohini Lutchman
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 2 - August 23, 2014
Cost: $1,711.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HA&P1-457-DL - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1 - LAB
Prerequisites: Introductory College level Biology, 3 credit college courses passed with grade of C or better) and concurrent enrollment in A&P 1. The A&P 1 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. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Mohini Lutchman
Credits: 1 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 2 - August 23, 2014
Cost: $637.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HA&P2-458-DL - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2
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 cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. The course includes a synchronized laboratory component. The goal of the combined A&P courses is to provide a solid foundation for both entry level and advance practice health care professionals. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Mohini Lutchman
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 2 - August 23, 2014
Cost: $1,711.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HA&P2-459-DL - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2 - LAB
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. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Mohini Lutchman
Credits: 1 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 2 - August 23, 2014
Cost: $637.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HBIO-450-DL - INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY 1
This course is designed as an introduction of the key concepts of molecular and cell biology.  It will cover important topics needed for the health professions, such as the structure and function of large molecules, cell structure and function, an introduction to metabolism, cellular respiration, and basic principles of animal form and function. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Sandra Buerger, PhD
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 2 - August 23, 2014
Cost: $1,711.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HBIO-451-DL - INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY 1 - LAB
Lab section for Introduction to Biology 1. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Sandra Buerger, PhD
Credits: 1 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 2 - August 23, 2014
Cost: $637.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HCHEM-452-DL - INTRO TO CHEMISTRY FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Prerequisite: none. Focuses on topics and concepts integrated from chemistry which are crucial to health science majors. Selected areas of general, organic, and biochemistry will be covered and how these topics relate to other subjects such as physiology and pharmacology.

Faculty: Oksana Berezovska, PhD
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 2 - August 23, 2014
Cost: $1,711.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HMBIO-454-DL - MICROBIOLOGY
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. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Sandra Buerger, PhD
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 2 - August 23, 2014
Cost: $1,711.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HMBIO-455-DL - MICROBIOLOGY - 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. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Sandra Buerger, PhD
Credits: 1 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 2 - August 23, 2014
Cost: $637.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HNUTR-453-DL - NUTRITION
Prerequisite: none. Focuses on the functions, sources, and utilization of macronutrients, vitamins/minerals, and fluid. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Debra Wein, MS, RD, LDN, CCSD, NSCA-CPT-D
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 2 - August 23, 2014
Cost: $1,711.00 (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. Susan R. Douglas
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 30 - August 1, 2014
Cost: $1,711.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HPSYCH-452-DL - ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
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.

Faculty: Dr. Susan R. Douglas
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 2 - July 11, 2014
Cost: $1,711.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HSTATS-451-DL - INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS
Prerequisite: none. This course is an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistical concepts and methods. Topics include grouping of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability concepts and distributions, sampling, statistical estimation, and statistical hypothesis testing. This course emphasizes the conceptual application of statistics. Although there will be minimal emphasis placed on the mathematical, derivation of the formulas, an understanding of simple algebra and basic math (decimals, percents and probability) is presumed. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Anthony Guarino, PhD
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 2 - August 23, 2014
Cost: $1,711.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

Fall Semester 2014

CD-553-01- 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 introduced and morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics will be addressed.

Faculty: Ms. Lesley Maxwell, MS, CCC-SLP
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Onsite - Tuesdays - 5:30pm - 8:20pm
Dates: September 8 - December 13, 2014
Cost: $3,376.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HA&P1-456-DL - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1
Prerequisites: Introductory College level Biology, (3 credit college courses passed with 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, musculoskeletal, nervous, endocrine and blood systems. The goal of the combined A&P courses is to provide a solid, foundation for both entry level and advance, practice health care professionals. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: TBA
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 8 - December 13, 2014
Cost: $1,744.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HA&P1-457-DL - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1 - LAB
Prerequisites: Introductory College level Biology, 3 credit college courses passed with grade of C or better) and concurrent enrollment in A&P 1. The A&P 1 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. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: TBA
Credits: 1 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 8 - December 13, 2014
Cost: $648.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HA&P2-458-DL - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2
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 cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. The course includes a synchronized laboratory component. The goal of the combined A&P courses is to provide a solid foundation for both entry level and advance practice health care professionals. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: TBA
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 8 - December 13, 2014
Cost: $1,744.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HA&P2-459-DL - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2 - LAB
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. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: TBA
Credits: 1 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 8 - December 13, 2014
Cost: $648.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HBIO-450-DL - INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY 1
This course is designed as an introduction of the key concepts of molecular and cell biology.  It will cover important topics needed for the health professions, such as the structure and function of large molecules, cell structure and function, an introduction to metabolism, cellular respiration, and basic principles of animal form and function. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Sandra Buerger, PhD
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 8 - December 13, 2014
Cost: $1,744.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HBIO-451-DL - INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY 1 - LAB
Lab section for Introduction to Biology 1. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Sandra Buerger, PhD
Credits: 1 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 8 - December 13, 2014
Cost: $648.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HBIO-452-DL - INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY 2
Prerequisite: HBIO-450. The course will examine Evolutionary biology and the origin of the species and phylogenetic mechanisms; the evolutionary history of biological diversity of bacteria, single-cell organisms, plants, and animals. We will analyze how animal form correlates to function.  The course will also examine principles of general physiology such as digestion; mechanisms of circulation of nutrients and gasses; immune system; renal, endocrine, reproductive, and nervous systems. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Sandra Buerger, PhD
Credits: 4 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 8 - December 13, 2014
Cost: $2,292.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HBIO-454-DL - BIOCHEMISTRY
Prerequisites: Biology 1 and Chemistry 1.  This course will provide comprehensive overview of main concepts in biochemistry with the focus on clinical correlations. The topics covered will include structure of biological macromolecules, transmission of information, functions of proteins, review of metabolic pathways and their control, and biochemistry of essential physiological processes. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Oksana Berezovska, PhD
Credits: 4 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 8 - December 13, 2014
Cost: $2,292.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HCHEM-453-DL - GENERAL CHEMISTRY 1 FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES
Prerequisite: Mathematics through high school algebra and introductory college level biology. Prior knowledge in chemistry is not essential but helpful. General Chemistry for the Health Science I is an introductory course in chemistry. The topics in this course are explained and discussed in context with simple clinical applications to different health professions, such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy etc.  It involves dimensional analysis, introduction to the structure and properties of atoms and molecules, periodic table, balancing chemical reactions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry and gas laws.  The course has a required online laboratory component to it. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Oksana Berezovska, PhD
Credits: 4 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 8 - December 13, 2014
Cost: $2,292.00 (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 related to human performance and health related benefits.  Cardiovascular, respiratory, neuromuscular and endocrine systems will be examined from the functional capacity standpoint concerning exercise. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Ms. Brooke R. Hasson
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 8 - December 13, 2014
Cost: $1,744.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HMBIO-454-DL - MICROBIOLOGY
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. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Sandra Buerger, PhD
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 8 - December 13, 2014
Cost: $1,744.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HMBIO-455-DL - MICROBIOLOGY - 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. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Sandra Buerger, PhD
Credits: 1 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 8 - December 13, 2014
Cost: $648.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HNUTR-453-DL - NUTRITION
Prerequisite: none. Focuses on the functions, sources, and utilization of macronutrients, vitamins/minerals, and fluid. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Debra Wein, MS, RD, LDN, CCSD, NSCA-CPT-D
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 8 - December 13, 2014
Cost: $1,744.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HPHYSIC-450-DL - PHYSICS 1 (WITH LAB)
Prerequisite: none. This course focuses on critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills towards learning new concepts in physics and applying the principle of physics to specific problems in healthcare.  This course is a two-part introductory physics sequence intended for non-physics science majors. Calculus is not required for this course.

Faculty: Dr. Daniel Irimia, MD, PhD
Credits: 4 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 8 - December 13, 2014
Cost: $2,292.00 (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. Susan R. Douglas
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 8 - December 13, 2014
Cost: $1,744.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

HSTATS-451-DL - INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS
Prerequisite: none. This course is an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistical concepts and methods. Topics include grouping of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability concepts and distributions, sampling, statistical estimation, and statistical hypothesis testing. This course emphasizes the conceptual application of statistics. Although there will be minimal emphasis placed on the mathematical, derivation of the formulas, an understanding of simple algebra and basic math (decimals, percents and probability) is presumed. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Anthony Guarino, PhD
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 8 - December 13, 2014
Cost: $1,744.00 (Includes $100.00 general fee)

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