Minors

Health Science Requirements (31 units)

Lower Division (5 units)

    1. HSCI 120. Health and Society: An Ecological Approach

    Nature and function of health in society through study of the fundamental concepts of living systems and their implication in the processes of health and illness in the human organism. Major health problems are analyzed to contribute to the student's understanding of his or her role as an individual and as a member of the community. Four hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Prerequisite: satisfactory score on the Entry Level Mathematics examination. (GE=B.2) (5 units)

Upper Division (26 units)

    1. HSCI 352. Principles of Environmental Health

    Introduction to the effects of the physical, chemical, and biological environments and their impacts on human health and well-being. Emphasis is placed on the principles of assessment, evaluation and control of environmental risks related to public health. Discussion topics include air water and solid waste pollution plus food protection, radiation, hazardous wastes and environmental impacts. Prerequisites: college-level course in biology and HSCI 120. (4 units)

    2. HSCI 451. Principles of Epidemiology

    Distribution and dynamics of human health problems; principles and procedures used to determine circumstances under which disease occurs or health prevails. The broadened scope of epidemiology is examined through case studies and community health approach. Prerequisite: HSCI 120 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

3. Eighteen units of upper-division health science courses chosen in consultation with an advisor.

    HSCI 301. Principles of Health Education for Health Educators

    Foundations of the health education process. Role of a health educator in school, community, work and hospital settings, as well as consultant in health promotion activities. Course does not fulfill the state health education requirement. Prerequisite: HSCI 120 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 303. AIDS and Society

    The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to threaten the cultural, economic and political stability of affected populations. This course uses HIV/AIDS as an example for exploration of the local, national and world community's historical, current and future social and political response to this and similar health problems. (4 units)

    HSCI 310. Health and Human Sexuality

    Relationship between health and human sexuality with a theme of prevention of disease, disorder and dysfunction through education. Prerequisite: HSCI 120 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 315. Statistics for the Health Sciences

    Introduction to the analysis, interpretation and presentation of data acquired for health sciences and public health. Emphasis will be on application rather than theory. Four hours lecture. Prerequisite: HSCI 271 and 273 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 322. Air Pollution

    Principles of air quality management, including health implications of polluted air, applicable fundamentals of meteorology, air quality regulations and current concepts in air pollution control technology. Prerequisites: college-level courses in biology and chemistry. (2 units)

    HSCI 324. Radiological Health and Safety

    Ionizing radiation and its effects on health. Methods of identification, evaluation and control are emphasized. Prerequisites: college-level courses in biology, chemistry and physics. (2 units)

    HSCI 332. Health Education in the Elementary School

    Health education concepts and content applied specifically to grades K-6. Stresses communication and instruction in health education for the teacher/school nurse, emphasizing the uniqueness and personal nature of health; techniques of health education; recognition of health education and other aspects of normal health and diseases/disorders common in children. Conforms with the State Framework for Education in the Health Sciences. Prerequisite: HSCI 120 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 342. Nutrition for Your Health

    Application of basic nutrition principles including functions of food and nutrients in health and disease prevention through the life cycle; understanding the impact of food choices and lifestyle on health; discussion of current trends, fads and fallacies in nutrition, including dietary supplements. May not be counted towards fulfilling requirements in the Nursing or the Nutrition and Food Sciences Programs. (4 units)

    HSCI 344. International Perspectives on Nutrition

    Study and comparison of the incidence and causes of malnutrition in developing and industrialized nations. Discussion of political, economic, ecological, and cultural factors influencing malnutrition. (4 units)

    HSCI 345. Advanced Food Science

    Study of food processing technology including thermal processing, dehydration, heat removal, and osmotic preservation. Food product development and sensory evaluation of food. Fours hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Prerequisites: CHEM 206 or equivalent and HSCI 245. (5 units)

    HSCI 350. Principles of Nutrition

    Physiologic and chemical roles of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water in the human body. Understanding of nutrition standards and relationship between foods and nutrients. Factors affecting absorption, utilization, and the need for nutrients. Formerly HSCI 362. Prerequisites: CHEM 207, BIOL 223 and 224 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 352. Principles of Environmental Health

    Introduction to the effects of the physical, chemical, and biological environments and their impacts on human health and well-being. Emphasis is placed on the principles of assessment, evaluation and control of environmental risks related to public health. Discussion topics include air water and solid waste pollution plus food protection, radiation, hazardous wastes and environmental impacts. Prerequisites: college-level course in biology and HSCI 120. (4 units)

    HSCI 354. Solid Waste Management

    Principles of solid waste management from generation and collection to disposal. Includes evaluation of methods of waste disposal, and discussion of relevant legislation. The contribution of solid waste to air, water and soil pollution. Prerequisites: HSCI 352, college-level coursework in biology and chemistry, or consent of instructor. (2 units)

    HSCI 356. Housing and Institutions

    Basic health principles and environmental quality considerations associated with housing and institutions (for example, health care, educational, penal). Relationship of housing quality to physical, socio-economic and ethnic factors and their influence on health. (2 units)

    HSCI 358. Water Quality and Pollution Control

    Major sources and control of water pollution. Includes discussion of water legislation, wastewater treatment, quality control criteria for safe drinking water and their impact on aquatic life. Prerequisites: HSCI 352, college-level coursework in biology and chemistry, or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 359. International Perspectives on Health

    Study and comparison of patterns in personal and community health in developing and industrialized nations. Introduction to the impact of behavioral, ecological, economic and governmental factors on health status and health care organization and delivery. Discussion of national, regional, and international health problems and programs. (4 units)

    HSCI 361. Principles of Accident Prevention

    Ecological and medical aspects of accident prevention in residential, work, educational, medical and recreational environments. Legal aspects and governmental organizations involved in accident prevention. (2 units)

    HSCI 364. Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse

    Analysis of factors influencing human use or abuse of drugs, alcohol and other substances and their effects on the health and well-being of the individual, family and society. (4 units)

    HSCI 365. Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle

    Nutritional needs through the life cycle. Factors that affect cultural, ethnic and religious food preferences in individuals and groups. Prerequisite: HSCI 350. (4 units)

    HSCI 367. Human Disease Mechanisms

    Ecological and medical aspects of human disease and the body's response to the disease process and the effects on normal function. Prerequisites: HSCI 120; and either BIOL 223 and 224 or BIOL 200, 201 and 202. (4 units)

    HSCI 370. Health Behavior

    Theoretical foundation for the development, analysis and interpretation of individual and community influences on decisions which impact health status. Strategies for health behavior modification. Prerequisites: prior or concurrent enrollment in HSCI 120 and 301 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 374. Basic Audiometry and Hearing Problems

    Examination of the anatomy and physiology of the auditory mechanism. Nature of the acoustic stimulus, hearing disorders, problems of the hard of hearing and pure-tone audiometry. This course leads to the certificate of registration as school audiometrist, granted by the California Department of Health Services upon successful completion. (4 units)

    HSCI 378. Peer Education Training in Health Science

    Content and methods related to peer education in Health Science. Small group process, techniques in health counseling, accessing resources and referrals and the development of presentation skills will be emphasized. (4 units)

    HSCI 379. Peer Education Supervision in Health Science

    Ongoing supervision for those students previously trained as peer educators in health science who are currently providing services to the CSUSB Peer Education Program. May be repeated once for credit. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisite: HSCI 378. (2 units)

    HSCI 380. Toxicology

    Principles of chemical toxicity and relationship to public health, including principles, intoxication, disease, dose-response measurement, mechanisms of action and principles of antidotal therapy. Specific toxicologic studies as related to various food, drug, consumer, industrial and environmental problems. Studies of various classes of chemical intoxicants. Prerequisites: college-level biology and chemistry courses. (4 units)

    HSCI 381. Occupational Safety

    Principles of industrial safety, including general principles; accident control; industrial, mechanical, electrical, chemical and flammability hazards; fire and explosion protection; accident investigation; industrial safety inspections; record keeping; safety training and emergency planning; methods of industrial safety management as a unifying theme. (4 units)

    HSCI 382. Nutrition for Health, Fitness and Sports

    Addresses the nutrition needs of active people and athletes. Topics include macro- and micro-nutrient requirements for fitness and sport. Popular nutrition supplements and ergogenic aids used by active people and athletes will also be discussed. (Also offered as KINE 382. Students may not receive credit for both) (4 units)

    HSCI 384. Nutrition Assessment and Research Methodology

    Integration and application of experimental designs and methods employed in nutritional science research. Students will gain an understanding of interactions among nutrients and metabolic functions through data collection and analysis. Students will perform experiments and participate in discussions of nutritional assessment methods involving anthropometric, dietary, clinical and biochemical tests. One hour lecture and three hours laboratory. Prerequisite: HSCI 350 or consent of instructor. (2 units)

    HSCI 385. Food and Culture: Traditions and Trends

    Understanding of relationships among cultural, religious and geographical locations to food consumed by people around the world. Comparison of differences and similarities in types of food and cuisines. Exploration of factors that affect types of food consumed and their effects on nutrition and health status. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory. (4 units)

    HSCI 399. Community Service Project

    Credit for performing academically related tasks in such agencies as governmental, social service and educational institutions. May be repeated for a total of six units. No more than six units of credit for Community Service Project courses may be applied toward degree requirements. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisite: consent of department. (Credit to be arranged: 1-2 units)

    HSCI 401. Advanced Environmental Health

    An integrated view of the factors that contribute to illness, injury, or death, and that affect the health status of individuals and populations. Topics include epidemiology, demographics and statistics on health status, determinants of health and illness, behavioral aspects of health and preventive care. Environmental health laws and regulations as well as compliance with current regulations are emphasized. The laboratory emphasizes methods of measuring and evaluating environmental health risks as well as field experience. Topics include: environments within buildings, food sanitation, water sanitation and control, solid and hazardous waste and control, air pollution and control, community noise and control. Four hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Formerly HSCI 353. Prerequisites: HSCI 352, college-level course work in biology, chemistry and physics is recommended or consent of instructor. (5 units)

    HSCI 402. Principles of Occupational Health

    Principles of occupational health risks including anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control. Influence of workplace risks on human health and their relationship to occupational medicine. Study of occupational health laws and regulations as well as methods of compliance with current regulations. Laboratory and field experience in topics that include: toxic and hazardous chemicals, airborne chemicals, materials of biological origin, noise, and electromagnetic radiation. Four hours lecture and three hours of laboratory per week. Formerly HSCI 353. Prerequisites: HSCI 352 or consent of instructor. College-level course work in chemistry and physics is recommended. (5 units)

    HSCI 403. Vector-borne Disease Control

    Identification and control of insect and other vectors of diseases. Discussion of major topics in vector ecology including natural and chemical control methods and their impact on health and environmental quality. Four hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Formerly HSCI 458. Prerequisites: HSCI 352, college-level coursework in biology and chemistry, or consent of instructor. (5 units)

    HSCI 404. Women's Health Issues

    Analysis of biological, psychological and socio-cultural issues related to the health and health care of women. Emphasis on responsibilities of women in maintaining and promoting their health. (4 units)

    HSCI 415. Medical Care Organizations

    Analysis of the organization of health and medical care services, resources, facilities, financial aspects and other related topics. Prerequisite: HSCI 271 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 421. Community Mental Health

    Mental health care delivery system with emphasis on a community approach to prevailing problems and issues. Methods of evaluating community and school mental health education programs; survey of available resources. (4 units)

    HSCI 422. Health Planning

    Health planning systems and procedures. Prerequisite: HSCI 271 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 423. Health and Wellness of Older Adults

    The physiological, sociological and psychological aspects of the aging process. Disease prevention and health promotion concepts related to the quality of life of older adults. (4 units)

    HSCI 424. Health Facilities Planning

    Activities in health care facilities planning, for example, architectural, engineering, contractual, environmental and other regulatory aspects. Facility planning processes, environmental forces, administrative coordination and historical development. (4 units)

    HSCI 425. Hearing Conservation and Noise Measurement

    Principles of audiology and noise measurements and their application to environmental and industrial hearing conservation programs. (2 units)

    HSCI 432. School Health Administration and Planning

    Philosophical framework and history of the school health education program, including organization, funding, administration, and legal aspects. Emphasis on the roles of health teachers and school nurses within the context of a coordinated school health program, including parent-community advisory groups. Formerly HSCI 334 and 434. (4 units)

    HSCI 433. School Health Education

    Health education concepts and content applied specifically to grades 7-12. Stresses instruction in health education for the teacher/school nurse, within the context of a coordinated school health system; teaching strategies and their adaptation to special populations; the identification and assessment of instructional resources; alignment with state and federal standards for health education. Formerly HSCI 333. Prerequisite: HSCI 120 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 435. Health and Human Development

    Issues regarding the health and well-being of children and adolescents will be emphasized including physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development from an applied perspective. (4 units)

    HSCI 436. Human Resource Management in Ambulatory Care/Group Practice Management

    Principles of effective human resource management as applied to medical group and ambulatory care organizations. Issues involving wage and hour laws, state and federal regulations of the work place, recruitment and retention of staff, training, compensation and benefits, professional credentialing, licensure and continuing education. Previously offered as a topic under HSCI 452. Prerequisite: HSCI 120 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 437. Information Systems as Applied to Ambulatory Care/Group Practice Management

    Information system needs of medical group/ambulatory care organizations including the selection of software and hardware for an integrated information system. Solve problems related to the integration of clinical and financial data, understand the development of electronic medical records, patient scheduling systems, disease state management and HIPPA regulations. Previously offered as a topic under HSCI 452. Prerequisite: HSCI 120 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 438. Financial Management of Ambulatory Care/Group Practice Management

    Financial requirements of medical groups and ambulatory care organizations, including balance sheets and operating statement. Financial analysis and planning, budgeting, coding, billing and collecting, co-payments and deductibles, capitation and sub-capitation techniques, accounts receivable and claims payments. Previously offered as a topic under HSCI 452. Prerequisites: ACCT 211 and HSCI 120 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 440. Family Health Issues for Educators

    Factors which influence the overall health status of today's adolescents, their families and communities, including fitness, nutrition, substance abuse, suicide, stress and sexuality issues. The role of the secondary classroom teacher within the school health services and referral system is emphasized. Course conforms with the State Framework for Education in the Health Sciences for middle school and high school teacher candidates. May not be taken for elective credit in school health or community health concentrations. (4 units)

    HSCI 441. Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism

    Study of metabolic roles of macro- and micronutrients in the body using an integrated approach to explore the roles of nutrients in biochemical, physiological, and metabolic functions. Includes effects of metabolic diseases on physiological and biochemical functions of the body. Formerly HSCI 351. Prerequisite: HSCI 365 and 384, or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 442. Advanced Human Nutrition

    Nutritional biochemistry and relevant topics in nutrition and dietetics. Emphasis on integration, interpretation, and application of nutrition research. Formerly HSCI 383 and 447. Prerequisite: HSCI 441 or consent of instructor. (2 units)

    HSCI 443. Medical Nutrition Therapy I

    Nutritional screening and skills needed for dietary intervention in disease processes; special emphasis on interrelationships between pathophysiology of disease processes and dietary modifications to improve quality of life. Formerly HSCI 368. Prerequisite: HSCI 441 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 444. Medical Nutrition Therapy II

    Continuation of Medical Nutrition Therapy I. Further development and skills and knowledge necessary for nutrition and dietary intervention in disease processes; special emphasis on interrelationships between pathophysiology of disease processes and dietary modifications that are part of the treatment of disease/disability and/or to improve the quality of life. Formerly HSCI 369. Three hours lecture and three hours activity. Prerequisite: HSCI 442 and 443, or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 445. Community Nutrition

    The role of public and private agencies in nutrition programs. Application of nutrition principles to the improvement of the health status of individuals and groups in the community. Emphasis on program the development, planning, and evaluation of community programs and educational methods. Prerequisites: HSCI 273, 442, and 443, or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 446. Senior Seminar in Dietetic Education

    Current and future trends in dietetic education, dietetic internship programs, and application processes. Prerequisites: HSCI 225 and senior standing in the Nutrition and Food Science program . (1 unit)

    HSCI 451. Principles of Epidemiology

    Distribution and dynamics of human health problems; principles and procedures used to determine circumstances under which disease occurs or health prevails. The broadened scope of epidemiology is examined through case studies and community health approach. Prerequisite: HSCI 120 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 452. Special Topics in Health Science and Human Ecology

    Examination of selected topics of current interest in health science. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 455. Health, Consumer and Environmental Law

    Health laws and regulations, basis for their enactment and impact on facilities and programs, e.g. hospitals, health planning. Impact of environmental law on public health and mechanisms involved in protecting health consumers. Legal basis of the health care system and related aspects. (4 units)

    HSCI 460. Strategic Planning and Marketing in the Health Care System

    Strategy-oriented management planning process, basic approaches and methodologies employed in strategic planning and health care marketing; economic and political forces which give form and shape to the health care marketplace. (4 units)

    HSCI 465. Foodservice Production and Procurement

    Principles and procedures of menu planning, quantity food production, production scheduling, recipe adaptation, equipment operation, sanitation and formula costing. Principles of procurement including purchasing, selection, storage of equipment and quantity foods. Three hours lecture and six hours laboratory. Prerequisites: HSCI 345 and 350, or consent of instructor. (5 units)

    HSCI 467. Foodservice Systems Management

    Distribution and management of resources in food service management: personnel, facilities, materials, time and money. Prerequisites: HSCI 465 and either MGMT 302 or PSYC 302, or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 468. Undergraduate Research Methodology in Health Science

    Entry-level research methods and application to contemporary health problems. Health data analysis and development of skills for determining appropriate analytical techniques and procedures. Four hours lecture and three hours data analysis laboratory. Materials fee required. Formerly HSCI 598. Prerequisite: HSCI 315 or consent of instructor. (5 units)

    HSCI 471. Health Promotion: Program Planning and Implementation

    Introduction to the methods and processes of health promotion and change programs for both individuals and groups; emphasis in program design and implementation. Prerequisite: HSCI 470. (4 units)

    HSCI 472. Program Evaluation

    Theory of and practice in a variety of program evaluation strategies in the school, community agency and/or health care settings. Prerequisites: prior or concurrent enrollment in HSCI 471 and 498 or permission of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 473. Instructional Methods in Health Education

    Theory, research and practice of a variety of individual, small group and large group instructional strategies utilized in health education and health behavior change programs in school, community and/or clinical settings. Four hours lecture. Formerly HSCI 302. Prerequisite: HSCI 273, 310, 342, 364, and 470; or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 474. Advanced Audiometry

    Hearing tests, their objectives and uses for diagnostic and rehabilitative purposes. Techniques for administering auditory tests and the interpretation of their results emphasizing pure-tone audiometry. Prerequisite: HSCI 374 or 425 or equivalent. (4 units)

    HSCI 477. Environmental Health Engineering

    Methods used in designing systems which mitigate environmental contamination of air, soil, and water. Topics include stream re-aeration, kinetics of biological degradation, soil mechanics, adsorption and other principles related to environmental media protection and renovation. Prerequisites: HSCI 120 and 352. (4 units)

    HSCI 478. Environmental Health Management

    Methods of management for promoting optimum environmental health, emphasizing land use planning, environmental impact reporting, facility planning and risk assessment. Prerequisite: HSCI 120. (4 units)

    HSCI 480. Health Service Administration

    Introduction to management theory and practice as they apply to the administration of health service programs. Emphasis is placed on the planning, analysis, organizing, staffing, directing and evaluation functions necessary to administration of health service organizations. Budgeting functions and processes are discussed as they relate to health services administration. Prerequisite: HSCI 120. (4 units)

    HSCI 489. Pre-Field Experience

    Preparatory work for field assignments through classroom discussion, agency contacts and experience. Prerequisites: completion of all prerequisite courses with a "C" or better, prior or concurrent enrollment in HSCI 310, 342, 364, 471 and 473( for public and school health education majors); HSCI 415, 460 and 490 (for healthcare/ambulatory care management majors); HSCI 432 and 433 (for school health education majors); or consent of instructor. (2 units)

    HSCI 492. Field Study: Action/Research in Human Ecology and Health

    Individual and team field studies and research in agencies with activities relevant to career goals and interests. Graded credit/no credit. One hour seminar and twelve hours field study per week. Prerequisite: HSCI 489 or consent of instructor.
    A. Field Study I (5 units)
    B. Field Study II (5 units)
    C. Field Study III (5 units)

    HSCI 493. Field Experience Seminar

    Analyzes the field experience, examines trends in the profession, and prepares students for formal presentation of their internship project to department faculty, agency preceptors and other students. Must be taken concurrently with HSCI 495 until completion of field experience. Prerequisite: HSCI 489. (1 unit)

    HSCI 494. Internship in Health Science

    Internship option for students completing a second area of concentration in health sciences or student teaching experience for school nurses. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. ( 1-5 units)

    HSCI 495. Field Experience

    Structured practical pre-professional experience in approved public or private agency, health care or school settings. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: HSCI 489; concurrent enrollment in HSCI 493; and signed consent of program advisor.
    A. A minimum of 240 hours of field experience for health care management or ambulatory care management majors. (5 units)
    B. A minimum of 320 hours of field experience for school or community health education majors. (6 units)

    HSCI 496. Internship in Environmental Health

    Individual studies in environmental health. Students will be placed with public health agencies to gain applied and/or research experience. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: health science majors with a concentration in environmental health science and senior class standing or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 499. Directed Reading

    Library/literature research of special topic under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, a maximum of eight units may be applied toward graduation. Units from Directed Reading may not be used by student for departmental honors. Prerequisites: a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 and completion of basic course work in topic area. A written plan of study must be submitted to and approved by the supervising faculty prior to registration in the course. (1 to 4 units)

    HSCI 505. School Nurse Credential Program Orientation

    Overview of the School Nurse Credential Program including coursework, expectations, timelines and basic skills needed to provide screening for vision, scoliosis, and dental needs. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisite: admission to the School Nurse Credential Program. (2 units)

    HSCI 510. Hospital Administration

    Organization and administration of hospital facilities including planning and evaluation of services. Role of the hospital as part of the community. Formerly HSCI 427. Prerequisites: HSCI 271 and MGMT 302 or PSYC 302, or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 511. Organization and Management of Long-Term Care Facilities

    Examination of the professional administrative role and managerial concepts in long-term facilities, including nursing homes. Formerly HSCI 455. Prerequisites: HSCI 271 and MGMT 302 or PSYC 302, or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 512. Clinical Operations of Ambulatory Care/Group Practices

    The management of physician practices, medical groups, and ambulatory care organizations such as imaging centers, outpatient surgery centers and other outpatient services. Students will develop an understanding of issues and acquire skills in the management of non-acute organizations owned or substantially controlled by physicians. Previously offered as a topic under HSCI 452. Prerequisite: HSCI 120 or consent of instructor (4 units)

    HSCI 513. Managed Care Systems

    Principles and process of utilization management, risk contracting, capitation, provider contracting, contract negotiations, division of financial responsibility and Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) relationships, including quality outcomes measurements, patient satisfaction, and the specialist referral process. Previously offered as a topic under HSCI 452. Prerequisite: HSCI 120 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 525. Health Data Analysis and Demography

    Introduction to analysis of health data using statistical procedures, development of skills for determining analytical techniques and procedures for interpretation and presentation of resultant data; examination of sources and evaluation of demographic data and relationships to such topics as fertility, morbidity, mortality, population projection, life tables and migration. Prerequisites: HSCI 451 and MATH 305 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 530. Food-Borne Illnesses and Their Prevention

    Food-borne illnesses and food poisoning of microbial and chemical origins, causation and environmental control measures; proper environmental control measures; and proper environmental health conditions involved in storage, transportation and service of foods in order to minimize health dangers. Formerly HSCI 430. Prerequisite: HSCI 352 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCIHSCI 531. Bioterrorism

    History, identification, properties and mode of transmission of agents of bioterrorism, including preventive, control and treatment measures against bioterrorism. Prerequisites: college level biology and chemistry or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCIHSCI 540. School Health Programs and Practices

    Advanced examination of the teachers' role within a coordinated school health program. State and national guidelines are also reviewed. Prerequisite: must be a "2042" or Ryan credential candidate, or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 550. Health Aspects of Death and Dying

    Investigation into how the realities of death and loss influence the quality of a person's life and personal health status. The focus is on assisting students and professionals to develop the skills necessary to assist individuals deal with death, loss, grief, bereavement, and mourning in the healthiest ways possible. (4 units)

    HSCI 557. Hazardous Material Control

    Major methods for the control of hazardous wastes from generation through disposal, including disease, environmental and legal aspects of hazardous wastes as well as discussion of various disposal techniques. Formerly HSCI 357. Prerequisites: college-level biology and chemistry courses. (4 units)

    HSCI 558. Management of Water Quality

    Survey of water quality parameters and pollution control techniques. Includes in-depth discussion on current topics in water legislation, water pollution and its impact on public health, flood impacts, water conservation options and drought management. Prerequisite: prior or concurrent enrollment in HSCI 617 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    HSCI 561. Maternal and Child Nutrition

    Significance and role of nutrition during pregnancy, lactation, and childhood including undernutrition. (2 units)

    HSCI 562. Issues in International Nutrition

    Incidence of malnutrition in developing and industrialized countries. Focus on the multiple causes of malnutrition around the world including food production and distribution, politics and economic policies. (2 units)

    HSCI 590. Current Topics in Health Administration and Planning

    Presentation and analysis of a particular issue or topic in health services administration or planning. May be repeated for credit as topics change. (2 units)

    HSCI 595. Independent Study

    Research in special topics or projects including literature review for laboratory and/or applied research under the direction of a faculty member. A written report of the end product must be submitted and approved by a committee of faculty. Review of literature alone on a specific topic may not be used for independent study. A total of eight units may apply toward graduation. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, consent of instructor and departmental approval of a written proposal of a project submitted on a standard application filed in advance of the quarter in which the course is to be taken. (1 to 4 units)

 

Nutrition and Food Sciences Requirements (40 units)

Lower Division (20 units)

    1. CHEM 205. Fundamentals of Chemistry I: General Chemistry (5)

    2. CHEM 206. Fundamentals of Chemistry II: Organic Chemistry (5)

    3. CHEM 207. Fundamentals of Chemistry III: Biochemistry (5)

    4. HSCI 245. Introduction to Food Science

    Application of scientific principles to the study of food; role of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins in food; principles of food safety. Four hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Prerequisite: CHEM 205. (5 units)

Upper Division (20 units)

    1. HSCI 350. Principles of Nutrition

    Physiologic and chemical roles of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water in the human body. Understanding of nutrition standards and relationship between foods and nutrients. Factors affecting absorption, utilization, and the need for nutrients. Formerly HSCI 362. Prerequisites: CHEM 207, BIOL 223 and 224 or consent of instructor. (4 units)

    2. Sixteen units of upper-division nutrition and food courses to be chosen in consultation with an advisor.

 

Note : Refer to CSUSB Catalog page 226 for descriptions of HSCI courses.
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