Health Sciences

College of Allied Health

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Clinical Health Science

Bachelor of Science in Clinical Health Science

CBU's Clinical Health Science program is designed for students in the field of health science who have already earned an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Students who have earned an AA in the following areas will be eligible for entry into the program: Dental Assistant, Health Science, Medical Assistant, Nursing, Paramedic Science, Pharmacy, and Pharmacy Technician. All others must be reviewed and approved by the Dean of the College of Allied Health. This major helps students gain further understanding of health and healthcare in upper division courses.

Program Design and Career Opportunities

The field of Allied Health is one that is rapidly expanding in the United States and in Southern California. The two leading healthcare trends in the United States are the increase in the aging population and the epidemic of obesity. These two trends will influence health care for the next generation and the Clinical Health Science program is strategically positioned to train future healthcare providers for such trends. Your CBU professors have extensive experience and knowledge in the field of Clinical Health Science and are able to bridge applied and academic practice to the classroom environment.

Career opportunities in the field of Allied Health are predicted to be excellent in the years to come, as health-related professions are some of the fastest growing occupations in the United States. Individuals trained in Clinical Health Science are in high demand and will work in an environment where they will be able to influence healthcare trends. Furthermore, Clinical Health Science graduates may be able to continue their education in graduate or professional programs in allied health.

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Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Clinical Health Science program, graduates will:

  • Understand the United States Health Care system.
  • Demonstrate competence in health information literacy.
  • Demonstrate understanding of research methodology and the scientific method.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the relationship between disease prevention and health promotion.
  • Display effective professional communication skills.
  • Demonstrate competence in applied statistical analysis.
  • Demonstrate appropriate comprehension of health care information system concepts, challenges and regulatory issues.
  • Develop skills to collaborate and consult as a member of the healthcare team.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate scientific literature, understand and synthesize relevant information from it, and be able to convey this information both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate the ability to act as a resource person in community health programs and activities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply clinical health science principles to diverse populations and throughout the lifespan.
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Lower Division Courses

ALH101 Introd Allied Health Professions

ALH101 Introd Allied Health Professions

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic skills necessary for academic success in allied health, to review the numerous career options in the allied health professions, and to explore the student's calling and vocation. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 ALH101-A A Wigginton, Melissa L. 01/08/2014 Wednesday 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM James Complex
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Spring 2014 ALH101-B B Black, Laurie E. 01/08/2014 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM James Complex
107A
Spring 2014 ALH101-C C Black, Laurie E. 01/08/2014 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM James Complex
107A
Fall 2014 ALH101-B B STAFF, STAFF 09/02/2014 Monday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
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Fall 2014 ALH101-A A STAFF, STAFF 09/02/2014 Monday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
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Fall 2014 ALH101-C C STAFF, STAFF 09/02/2014 Monday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
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BIO173 Medical Terminology

BIO173 Medical Terminology

The analysis of the Greek and Latin components of medical and biological terms with the objective of developing skills in word recognition and word building. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 BIO173-B B Panaro, Marilyn A. 01/08/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Yeager Center
B112
Spring 2014 BIO173-A A Panaro, Marilyn A. 01/08/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Yeager Center
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Fall 2014 BIO173-A A Panaro, Marilyn A. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
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HSC104 Survey U.S. Health Care Delivery

HSC104 Survey U.S. Health Care Delivery

The course is designed to provide the students with a basic foundation in the ways in which health care is delivered to patients in the United States. The course will explore the matrix of insurance companies, financing, patient rights, and physician liabilities as it creates a contemporary illustration of how environmental factors influence and shape our current system. The primary foci will be the delivery, financing, and regulation of healthcare in the US. (3 units; As offered)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 HSC104-A A Fletcher, Wayne L. 01/08/2014 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM Sch Business Building
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Summer 2014 HSC104-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/05/2014 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
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Fall 2014 HSC104-A A Fletcher, Wayne L. 09/02/2014 Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall
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HSC210 Ethics in Health Care

HSC210 Ethics in Health Care

This course provides grounding in ethical theories and principles as they relate to and impact current health care issues and policies. Students are introduced to a variety of frameworks for ethical decision-making and policy analysis. Current trends in the contemporary health care arena are analyzed through the use of case studies. Recent health care issues are presented including euthanasia, fertility interventions, mental illness, genetic engineering, multicultural issues, economics, public policy, professional ethical codes, and other relevant topics. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; As offered)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 HSC210-A A Wigginton, Melissa L. 01/08/2014 Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM James Complex
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Spring 2014 HSC210-B B Wigginton, Melissa L. 01/08/2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM Yeager Center
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Summer 2014 HSC210-A A Wigginton, Melissa L. 05/05/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Sch Business Building
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Fall 2014 HSC210-B B Wigginton, Melissa L. 09/02/2014 Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
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Fall 2014 HSC210-A A Wigginton, Melissa L. 09/02/2014 Tuesday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall
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Upper Division Courses

ALH495 Clinical Practicum

ALH495 Clinical Practicum

This course provides supervised clinical practicum hours in a community-based health care setting. The student will work with their patients and clients in their chosen field of study under the supervision of health care professional, and will periodically report their clinical experience to the instructor to reflect their field experience. The course entails two major components: (1) Clinical experience, (2) Review and assessment of the student's attainment of professional experience in the College of Allied Health. A total of 126 hours for 14 weeks of on-site work, observation, or participation are required. Prerequisite: Senior status (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer))

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 ALH495-B B Kim, Namhee 01/08/2014 Tuesday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM James Complex
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Spring 2014 ALH495-A A Kim, Sangmin 01/08/2014 Wednesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Yeager Center
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Summer 2014 ALH495-A A Kim, Sangmin 05/05/2014 Monday 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM Instructor
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Fall 2014 ALH495-B B Kim, Namhee 09/02/2014 Tuesday 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM TBA
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Fall 2014 ALH495-A A Kim, Sangmin 09/02/2014 Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Instructor
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HSC300 Health Communication

HSC300 Health Communication

The purpose of this course is to focus on the use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions regarding health. The seminar will focus on the following contexts of health: the multidimensional nature of health communication; understanding empirical research in health communication; behavioral theories in health communication; rhetorical theories in health communication; legal and ethical concerns in health communication; the communication of risk and uncertainty; and the design of health campaigns. Students will be required (a) to research and prepare a health communication strategy for use in a specific context and (b) to design an accompanying print or hypertext document to be used in that context. (3 units; As offered)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 HSC300-A A Wigginton, Melissa L. 01/08/2014 Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM Sch Business Building
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Summer 2014 HSC300-A A Wigginton, Melissa L. 05/05/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Sch Business Building
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Fall 2014 HSC300-A A Mc Farland, Kenneth T. 09/02/2014 Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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HSC305 Epidemiology

HSC305 Epidemiology

Principles and methods used to investigate the distribution, determinants, and prevention strategies for disease in human populations. Major topics include: disease classification, measures of disease frequency and relative effect, comparisons and contrasts of analytic study designs, methods used to isolate effects, statistical significance testing, interpretation of results, and screening for latent disease. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 HSC305-A A Wigginton, Melissa L. 01/08/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Mission Hall
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Summer 2014 HSC305-A A Wigginton, Melissa L. 05/05/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 AM - 11:40 AM Sch Business Building
106
Fall 2014 HSC305-A A STAFF, STAFF 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
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HSC310 Publc Hlth Promtn & Disease Prvn

HSC310 Publc Hlth Promtn & Disease Prvn

This course addresses health promotion and disease prevention for all ages and all population groups - individuals, families, and communities. The focus will begin at the individual level and continue to the population level. At the individual level, focus will be placed on developing an understanding and appreciation for the knowledge and skills required in counseling, screening, and immunization and prophylaxis. At the population level, emphasis will be placed on promoting health and preventing disease through community based programs. It will emphasize the health and economic benefits of incorporating prevention strategies for the individual and the community. Health promotion and disease intervention strategies will be explored to help maximize health and prevent illness. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 HSC310-A A Mc Farland, Kenneth T. 01/08/2014 Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM Sch Business Building
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Summer 2014 HSC310-A A Mc Farland, Kenneth T. 05/05/2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM Yeager Center
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Fall 2014 HSC310-A A Mc Farland, Kenneth T. 09/02/2014 Tuesday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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HSC315 Therapeutic Interventions

HSC315 Therapeutic Interventions

This course addresses current lifestyle and chronic diseases, including cardiovascular, metabolic, communicable, nutritional, and other chronic conditions. If provides an overview of human diseases, their risk factors, screening approaches, risk reduction, prevention strategies, and multidisciplinary lifestyle interventions. While basic anatomy and physiology are addressed, the larger and more significant emphasis is placed on the disease process and related primary risk and protective factors, as well as appropriate screening procedures. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 HSC315-A A Wigginton, Melissa L. 01/08/2014 Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM James Complex
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Summer 2014 HSC315-A A Mc Farland, Kenneth T. 05/05/2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM Yeager Center
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Fall 2014 HSC315-A A Mc Farland, Kenneth T. 09/02/2014 Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
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HSC330 Health Information Systems

HSC330 Health Information Systems

This course provides an overview of various health information systems, with emphasis on case studies of systems utilized in areas such as patient care, clinical decision-support, disease and demographic surveillance, imaging and simulation, and safety and environmental assessment. Fundamentals of proposing, reporting, and refereeing evaluation studies are covered. Legal and ethical issues related to training, security, confidentiality, and the use of informed consent are also addressed. (3 units; As offered))

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 HSC330-A A STAFF, STAFF 09/02/2014 Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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HSC360 Finance & Reimbrsmnt in Hlth Cre

HSC360 Finance & Reimbrsmnt in Hlth Cre

This course deals with the financing and reimbursement functions associated with medical care in the United states. Primary attention is directed towards the economic purpose, structure, operation, and performance of the private health insurance industry. Emphasis is placed on the business of providing health insurance products such as underwriting, medical claims cost control, pricing, and marketing. In that context, managed care techniques, benefit package designs including consumer directed health plans, and cost sharing mechanisms are discussed. Attention is also paid to the Medicare and Medicaid programs, the impact of government regulations on the operation and performance of the private health insurance industry, and health care reform. (3 units; As offered)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 HSC360-A A STAFF, STAFF 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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HSC420 Health Care Policy

HSC420 Health Care Policy

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of the health care policy process in the United States. Students will gain an understanding of how the health care system works and how health care policy has been made in the U.S. Review and analysis of current various proposals for health care reform will be conducted. Prerequisite: HSC 104. (3 units; As offered)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 HSC420-A A Fletcher, Wayne L. 01/08/2014 Tuesday 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM The Village at CBU
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Fall 2014 HSC420-A A Fletcher, Wayne L. 09/02/2014 Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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HSC480 Research Methods

HSC480 Research Methods

This course provides an introduction to clinical research design with statistical analysis. The emphasis will be on the student designing her or his practical research project by the end of the semester. Content would include developing the research question, choosing the (1) study design, (2) study subjects, (3) measurements (independent and dependent variables), data management (including designing the data collection form) and statistical analysis (including sample size estimation and power), ethical issues, implementation, and publication of results. Prerequisite: STA 144; Junior or Senior status. (3 units; As offered)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 HSC480-A A Kim, Sangmin 01/08/2014 Tuesday 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM James Complex
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Summer 2014 HSC480-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/05/2014 Tuesday 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM James Complex
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Fall 2014 HSC480-B B Kim, Sangmin 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center
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Fall 2014 HSC480-A A Kim, Sangmin 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center
B113
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KIN302 Contemporary Health Issues

KIN302 Contemporary Health Issues

Major areas include personal, family, and community health, including the effects of alcohol, dangerous drugs and narcotics, degenerative and infectious diseases, and tobacco on the human body. Exploration of community resources related to health issues is offered. Meets California Teacher Credential requirements. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 KIN302-A A Hauck, Lauri M. 01/08/2014 Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM James Complex
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Spring 2014 KIN302-B B Hauck, Lauri M. 01/08/2014 Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM Yeager Center
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Fall 2014 KIN302-B B Miller, Amy 09/02/2014 Monday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM TBA
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Fall 2014 KIN302-A A Hauck, Lauri M. 09/02/2014 Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
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