Prerequisites for the Health Professions

Register for Prerequisite Courses

  • Registration for Summer and Fall 2016 prerequisite courses is currently open.
  • See individual courses offered below.

Registration deadline for Summer 2016 courses:  June 3, 2016
Registration deadline for Fall 2016 courses: September 16, 2016

Summer 2016 Course Listings

Fall 2016 Course Listings

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Summer Semester 2016

CD-550-DL- INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION SCIENCES & 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: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

CD-551-DL- PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION & 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: Mr. Thomas F. Shull
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

CD-552-DL- ANATOMY & 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 Rohter
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

CD-553-DL- SPEECH & 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: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

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: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

HA&P1-456-DL - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1 (Lecture)
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: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

HA&P1-457-DL - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1 - (Lab)
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: $485.00 (Fees included)

HA&P2-458-DL - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2 (Lecture)
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. Register for the lab component separately if necessary. 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: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

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.  Assessments include Lab Reports, Quizzes and practical Lab Examinations.  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: $485.00 (Fees included)

HBIO-450-DL - INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY 1 (Lecture)
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. Register for the lab component separately if necessary. 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: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

HBIO-451-DL - INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY 1 - (Lab)
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.  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: $485.00 (Fees included)

HCHEM-452-DL - INTRO TO CHEMISTRY FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS
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. Eloise Hudry
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

HBIO-454-DL - BIOCHEMISTRY (Combined Lecture/Lab) Prerequisites: Biology 1 and Chemistry 1.  This course provides a comprehensive overview of the main concepts in biochemistry with a focus on clinical correlations. Topics covered include structure of biological macromolecules, transmission of information, functions of proteins, review of metabolic pathways and their control, and biochemistry of essential physiological processes. Students will discuss clinical relevance, providing concrete examples of how basic biochemical knowledge translates into health or pathological conditions. This course has a required hands-on laboratory component using a lab kit purchased from eScience Labs. Students will perform each experiment, record their notes, obtain results and respond to pre and post experiment questions; write a final lab report including Introduction, Objectives, Methods and Materials, Procedure, and Results. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Eloise Hudry
Credits: 4 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 1 - August 20, 2016
Cost: $1,940.00 (Fees included)

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: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

HMBIO-454-DL - MICROBIOLOGY - (Lecture)
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. Register for the lab component separately if necessary.  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: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

HMBIO-455-DL - MICROBIOLOGY - (Lab)
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. 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: $485.00 (Fees included)

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: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

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: Ms. Erin Fish
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: June 6 - July 10, 2016
Cost: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

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: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

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: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

Fall Semester 2016

CD-550-DL- INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION SCIENCES & 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: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

CD-551-DL- PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION & 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: Mr. Thomas F. Shull
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online
Dates: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

CD-552-DL- ANATOMY & 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 Rohter
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online
Dates: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

CD-553-DL- SPEECH & 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: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

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: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

HA&P1-456-DL - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1 (Lecture)
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. Register for the lab component separately if necessary. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Mohini Lutchman
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

HA&P1-457-DL - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1 - (Lab)
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. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Mohini Lutchman
Credits: 1 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $485.00 (Fees included)

HA&P2-458-DL - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2 (Lecture)
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. Register for the lab component separately if necessary. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Mohini Lutchman
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

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.  Assessments include Lab Reports, Quizzes and practical Lab Examinations.  Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Mohini Lutchman
Credits: 1 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $485.00 (Fees included)

HBIO-450-DL - INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY 1 (Lecture)
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. Register for the lab component separately if necessary. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Sandra Buerger
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

HBIO-451-DL - INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY 1 - (Lab)
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. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Sandra Buerger & Dr. Antonio Valencia
Credits: 1 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $485.00 (Fees included)

HBIO-452-DL - INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY 2
Prerequisites: HBIO 450. The course examines evolutionary biology and the origin of the species and phylogenetic mechanisms; the evolutionary history of biological diversity of bacteria, single-cell organisms, fungi, plants, and animals. We analyze how animal form correlates to function.  Students examine principles of general physiology such as digestion, mechanisms of circulation of nutrients and gasses, the immune system, and renal, endocrine, reproductive, and nervous systems. Incorporates a required lab component that utilizes a lab kit purchased from eScience Labs that students will use to conduct hands-on experiments. Syllabus Overview.

Faculty: Dr. Sandra Buerger
Credits: 4 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $1,940.00 (Fees included)

HBIO-454-DL - BIOCHEMISTRY (Combined Lecture/Lab)
Prerequisites: Biology 1 and Chemistry 1.  This course provides a comprehensive overview of the main concepts in biochemistry with a focus on clinical correlations. Topics covered include structure of biological macromolecules, transmission of information, functions of proteins, review of metabolic pathways and their control, and biochemistry of essential physiological processes. Students will discuss clinical relevance, providing concrete examples of how basic biochemical knowledge translates into health or pathological conditions. This course has a required hands-on laboratory component using a lab kit purchased from eScience Labs. Students will perform each experiment, record their notes, obtain results and respond to pre and post experiment questions; write a final lab report including Introduction, Objectives, Methods and Materials, Procedure, and Results. Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Eloise Hudry
Credits: 4 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $1,940.00 (Fees included)

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 lab for this course provides on a hands-on experience using a lab kit purchased from eScience Labs. You will perform each experiment, record your notes, obtain results and respond to pre and post experiment questions; write a final lab report including Introduction, Objectives, Methods and Materials, Procedure, and Results. Syllabus Overview.

Faculty: Dr. Oksana Berezovska
Credits: 4 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $1,940.00 (Fees included)

HCHEM-454-DL - GENERAL CHEMISTRY 2 FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES
Prerequisite: General Chemistry I for the Health Sciences or permission of the instructor. The topics in General Chemistry for the Health Science II course are also explained and discussed in context with simple clinical applications to different health professions such as, pharmacy etc. The course includes topics from intermolecular forces, properties of solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base and aqueous equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. The lab for this course provides on a hands-on experience using a lab kit purchased from eScience Labs. You will perform each experiment, record your notes, obtain results and respond to pre and post experiment questions; write a final lab report including Introduction, Objectives, Methods and Materials, Procedure, and Results. Syllabus Overview.

Faculty: Dr. Oksana Berezovska
Credits: 4 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $1,940.00 (Fees included)

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: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

HMBIO-454-DL - MICROBIOLOGY - (Lecture)
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. Register for the lab component separately if necessary.  Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Sandra Buerger
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

HMBIO-455-DL - MICROBIOLOGY - (Lab)
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.  Syllabus overview.

Faculty: Dr. Sandra Buerger & Dr. Antonio Valencia
Credits: 1 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $485.00 (Fees included)

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: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

HPHYSIC-450-DL - PHYSICS 1
Prerequisite: none. This course focuses on application of critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills towards learning new concepts in physics and applying the principles of physics to specific problems in patient care.  This course is a two-part introductory physics sequence intended for non-physics science majors. The first part includes topics in mechanics, simple machines, and energy.  Many of the problems and examples discussed will be relevant to biomechanics of the human body and physical activities. Calculus is not required for this course.  The lab for this course provides a hands-on experience using a lab kit. You will perform experiments on your own, record your notes and results, respond to pre- and post-experiment questions and write a final lab report.  Syllabus Overview.

Faculty: Dr. Daniel Irimia
Credits: 4 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $1,940.00 (Fees included)

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: Ms. Erin Fish
Credits: 3 undergraduate
Offered: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

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: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

HSTATS-451-DL - 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: Online (Course meets completely online - never meets onsite)
Dates: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Cost: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

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: September 12 - December 17, 2016
Onsite Dates/Times: Saturdays, 10/8, 10/15, and 10/22 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Cost: $1,455.00 (Fees included)

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    Laura Stengle
    Assistant Registrar for
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    Office of Student Affairs
    Building 39, Room 118
    Phone: (617) 643-2126
    Fax: (617) 724-3849
    ihpnondegree@mghihp.edu

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"One of the biggest sellers for
me is how the classes are
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in the healthcare field.

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or need to know this?'

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mentioned question."

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