Course Offerings


Lower Division

100. Concepts in Health
Standards and guidelines for coordinated school health programs and comprehensive health education are introduced. Course content is formulated for those planning a career in K-8 education. Does not qualify as a Health Science elective, nor as a clear credential course for post-baccalaureate credential candidates. (2 units)
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=B2) (5 units)
216. Reproductive Health
Provides an overview of reproductive health issues facing men and women today, including but not limited to human reproductive anatomy; self-care and medical examinations; commonly occurring reproductive disorders; symptoms and treatment, including fertility-related disorders; birth control methods; abortion; threats to health during pregnancy; access to quality health care. Formerly HSCI 335. (2 units)
218. Stress Management
Examines the history of stress-related research, sources of stress in modern society, the body's response to stress, and recent advances in psycho-neuro-immunology. Also included is the exploration of a variety of stress control techniques applicable to both personal and professional settings. Formerly HSCI 305. (2 units)
225. Introduction to the Dietetic Profession
An overview of the dietetic profession and careers in dietetics. Includes historical perspectives of the dietetic profession, professional organizations, ethics, future outlook of the profession, and traditional/nontraditional career options in nutrition and dietetics. (1 unit)
244. Introduction to Culinary Arts
The basics of food preparation and culinary skills; students will learn about shopping, preparation and handling of food, food safety, and selection and use of kitchen equipment and tools. Provides students with basic food preparation and culinary techniques, appropriate for non-majors. One hour lecture and three hours laboratory. (2 units)
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)
271. Introduction to Public Health
An interdisciplinary overview of the public health field infrastructure and unique features and responsibilities of public health, the history and accomplishments of Public Health officials and agencies, various Public Health institutions, and an in-depth examination of the core Public Health disciplines. These include epidemiology of infectious and chronic disease, environmental health, health promotion, global health (including health disparities), health policy, and health services management. Formerly HSCI 371. (4 units)
273. Software Applications in the Health Sciences
Overview and application of a variety of software applications currently utilized in health science-related programs, including but not limited to assessment, planning, program implementation, and management software; statistical packages; regional and national databases; and integrated applications. Formerly HSCI 373. Materials fee required. (4 units)
295. Special Projects in Health Science
Individual investigation, research, study, or survey of selected problems. Prerequisite: consent of department. (1-2 units)

Upper Division

301. Foundations of Public Health Education
Examines the profession of public health education in various settings and selected historical, cultural, philosophical, professional, and ethical issues in the practice of health education. Emphasis is placed on leadership, professionalism, career development, professional organizations, and interrelationships among physical, social, and cultural forces in the practice of health promotion and education. (4 units)
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)
310. Health and Human Sexuality
Relationship between health and human sexuality with a theme of prevention of disease, disorder, and dysfunction through education. (4 units)
311. 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 511. Prerequisites: HSCI 271 and MGMT 302 or PSYC 302, or consent of instructor. (4 units)
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: MATH 110. (4 units)
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)
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)
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)
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; the impact of food choices and lifestyle on health; discussion of current trends, fads, and fallacies in nutrition. May not be counted towards fulfilling requirements in the major or minor in the Nutrition and Food Sciences program. (4 units)
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)
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)
350. Principles of Nutrition
Physiological 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. Prerequisites: CHEM 207, or a one-term GOB (General, Organic, Biochemistry) course, BIOL 223 and 224, or consent of instructor. (4 units)
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. (4 units)
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)
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)
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)
359. Global Health
Explores the main principles of global health within the social, cultural, geographic, environmental, political, and economic contexts that determine population-level health and illness, including factors that account for variations in and patterns of health outcomes. Topics include health policies, programs, health systems, identifying and interpreting current data sources, diseases, and interventions. (4 units)
360. Medical Care Organizations
Analysis of the organization of health and medical care services, resources, facilities, financial aspects, and other related topics. Formerly HSCI 415. Prerequisite: HSCI 271 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
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)
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)
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)
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: either BIOL 223 and 224 or BIOL 200, 201, and 202. (4 units)
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. Formerly HSCI 470. (4 units)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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. Prerequisites: HSCI 350 or consent of instructor. (2 units)
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. Prerequisite: HSCI 244 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
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. (1-2 units)
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. Prerequisites: HSCI 352, college-level course work in biology, chemistry, and physics is recommended or consent of instructor. (5 units)
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. Prerequisite: HSCI 352 or consent of instructor. College-level course work in chemistry and physics is recommended. (5 units)
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)
404. Women's Health Issues
Examination of programs, policies, and services that affect the health of girls and women across the lifespan. Emphasis on social, political, economic, environmental, personal, and behavioral factors associated with women's health. (4 units)
405. Health Issues of Men
Exploration of men's health issues from an ecologic perspective, e.g., physical, mental, social, intellectual, financial, spiritual, sexual, and other related dimensions. Emphasis is on balance as well as intersections of biological sex, gender concerns, racial considerations, and other diverse factors; personal responsibility for maintaining and promoting health; self-care and access to appropriate healthcare. (4 units)
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)
422. Health Planning
Health planning systems and procedures. Prerequisite: HSCI 271 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
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)
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)
425. Hearing Conservation and Noise Measurement
Principles of audiology and noise measurements and their application to environmental and industrial hearing conservation programs. (2 units)
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)
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)
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)
436. Human Resources Management in Health Care
Principles of effective human resource management in the medical care setting. 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. Formerly a topic under HSCI 452. (4 units)
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 HIPAA regulations. Previously offered as a topic under HSCI 452. Prerequisite: HSCI 120 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
438. Financial Management in Health Care
Financial requirements in medical care settings, 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 HIPAA regulations. Previously offered as a topic under HSCI 452. Prerequisite: ACCT 211 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
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 public health concentration. (4 units)
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. Prerequisites: HSCI 365 and 384, or consent of instructor. (4 units)
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)
443. Medical Nutrition Therapy I
Development of skills and knowledge necessary for nutrition and dietary intervention in disease processes. Special emphasis on interrelationships between pathophysiology of disease processes and the dietary modifications required to recover from the disease condition and/or to improve the quality of life. Formerly HSCI 368. Prerequisite: HSCI 441, or consent of instructor. (4 units)
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. Prerequisites: HSCI 442 and 443, or consent of instructor. (4 units)
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)
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)
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. (4 units)
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)
455. Health Policy and Law
Health policy, law, and regulations and their impact on public health, including health care. Considers the role of the legal system in resolving public health and health care issues through the legislature, the courts, and administrative agencies. Formerly HSCI 355. (4 units)
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)
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)
467. Foodservice Systems Management
Distribution and management of resources in foodservice management: personnel, facilities, materials, time, and money. Prerequisites: HSCI 465 and either MGMT 302 or PSYC 302, or consent of instructor. (4 units)
468. 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. Materials fee required. Formerly HSCI 498 and 598. Prerequisite: HSCI 315, MATH 262 or 305; or consent of instructor. (4 units)
471. Health Program Planning and Implementation
Critically examines models and processes for the identification of population-based public health needs, development of programs to meet those needs, and plans for implementation of public health interventions. The course integrates several knowledge and skill areas, including research methods, epidemiology, biostatistics, proposal writing, budget planning, and project management. Includes an overview of effective public health interventions using the socio-ecologic framework (individual/behavioral, environmental/social/community, and policy) as a foundation to explore various levels of interventions. (4 units)
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 468 and 471 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
473. Strategies and Methods in Health Education
Application of a wide-range of strategies and methods for promoting health in various community health education practice settings including community organizations and agencies, clinical settings, and schools. Formerly HSCI 302. (4 units)
474. Advanced Audiometry
Hearing tests and 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)
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)
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)
480. Health Services Administration
Introduction to management theory and practice as they apply to the management of health services programs. Emphasis is placed on the planning, analysis, organizing, staffing, directing, and evaluation functions necessary to the management of health service organizations. Budgeting functions and processes are discussed as they relate to health services management. Formerly HSCI 490. (4 units)
489. Pre-Field Experience
Prepares students for a practical, professional-level field experience through class discussion and assignments, interaction with guest preceptors, preparing a portfolio, satisfying requirements of the field placement, and completing necessary coursework to identify and establish a field experience project. Prerequisites: senior standing; all 100- and 200-level courses completed; grade of "C" or better in all upper division courses in the major. (2 units)
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.
  • Field Study I (5 units)
  • Field Study II (5 units)
  • Field Study III (5 units)
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. May be repeated for credit. Must be taken concurrently with HSCI 495 until completion of field experience. Prerequisite: HSCI 489. (1 unit)
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)
495. Field Experience
Structured practical pre-professional culminating experience of a minimum 120 hours to be completed in one ten-week quarter in an approved public health agency, community-based organization, tribal health site, or health care setting. Meant to be taken at the end of the program by senior level students. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: HSCI 489; concurrent enrollment in HSCI 493; and signed consent of program advisor. (4 units)
496. Internship in Environmental Health
Individual studies in environmental health. Students will be placed with public agencies to gain applied and/or research experience. Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: HSCI 352, health science majors with concentration in environmental health science and senior class standing or consent of advisor. (4 units)
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. (1-4 units)
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)
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)
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 care organizations owned or substantially controlled by physicians. Previously offered as a topic under HSCI 452. Prerequisite: HSCI 120 or consent of instructor. (4 units)
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. Formerly a topic under HSCI 452. (4 units)
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)
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)
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)
540. School Health Programs and Practices
Advanced examination of the teacher's 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)
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)
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)
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 358 or consent of instructor.
(4 units)
561. Maternal and Child Nutrition
Significance and role of nutrition during pregnancy, lactation, and childhood including conditions that result from undernutrition. (2 units)
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)
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)
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. (1-4 units)


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