Course descriptions

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COMMUNITY HEALTH SCIENCES (CHS)

101. Personal Wellness. 3 hrs. An examination of the relationships of various lifestyle components to various levels of wellness (CC 1213)

210. Introduction to Health Education. 3 hrs. A study of the health education profession, specialties, manpower and philosophies

310. Practicum in School Health. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS majors or minors only with 2.5 GPA. A course designed to relate theory to practical experience in a public school setting

321. Community Health. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS majors or minors only with 2.5 GPA. Introduction to community health practices, professional standards, policy and functioning of health agencies

341. Safety. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS majors or minors only with 2.5 GPA. Accident problems, safety programs and methods of prevention

347. Foundations of Health Care Marketing. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS majors or minors only with 2.5 GPA. This course provides students with an understanding of the key principles underlying health care marketing and how these principles are applied in the health services industry.

408. Health Education Methods. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS major of senior standing with 2.5 GPA; ENG 333, CHS 210, CHS 321 and an additional 15 hours of CHS coursework. A survey of teaching methods that are appropriate for health education program delivery

409. Community Health Education Planning. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: CHS major with 2.5 GPA; CHS 210, CHS 321, an additional 15 hours of CHS coursework. Diagnostic phases preceding program development, skills in planning, organization and implementation of health education programs in the community

410. School Health Education Planning. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS majors or minors only with 2.5 GPA. Diagnostic phases preceding program development, skills in planning, organization, and implementation of school health education programs

411. Health Education Curriculum for Secondary Schools. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS majors or minors only with 2.5 GPA. Varieties of curriculum organization, scope and sequence, survey of education content, facilities and equipment

412. Measurement and Evaluation in Health Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS majors or minors only with 2.5 GPA. A survey of evaluation instruments for appraising and interpreting health data

414. Consumer Health. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 2.5 GPA. A survey of consumer problems related to health misconceptions, choosing health services, medical quackery and advertising of health products

415. School Health Program. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA. Health issues related to the comprehensive school health program

420. Communicable and Chronic Disease in Man. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS majors or minors only with 2.5 GPA. Problems, control and prevention of communicable and chronic disease in modern society

421. Sanitation. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS majors or minors only with 2.5 GPA. Sanitation in the home and school, in food production, water supply, waste and excreta disposal

422. Drugs and the Whole Person. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 2.5 GPA. Psychosocial, medical, legal and health aspects of drugs and their abuse

425. Health Administration. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS majors or minors only with 2.5 GPA. An introduction to health program administration including organization, financing, delivery systems and manpower development

427. Health Policy. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS majors or minors only with 2.5 GPA. The role of the health professional in the development of public health policy, influencing social policy and planning for social change

428. Health Care Organization. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS majors or minors only with 2.5 GPA. This course is an overview to the American health care delivery system, its component organizations and management.

430. Human Sexuality. 3 hrs. Physical, emotional and social aspects of human sexuality

431. Sexuality Education. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS majors or minors only with 2.5 GPA. Theory, methods, materials for planning, organizing, and implementing sexuality in school and community settings

432. Introduction to Epidemiology. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS majors or minors only with 2.5 GPA. Concepts and methods of epidemiology as applied to a variety of health related problems

433. Health Care Planning. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS majors or minors only with 2.5 GPA. Health services strategic planning with emphasis on analyzing organizational issues and problems, formulating policies, and implementing plans for action

436. Stress Management Techniques. 3 hrs. To acquaint students with educational programming related to stress management with specific techniques to manage stress

437. Health Education in Clinical Settings. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS majors or minors only with 2.5 GPA. Analysis of the role, methods and technology of health education pertaining to health care clinics and patient education

438. Workplace Health Promotion. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS majors or minors only with 2.5 GPA. Study of health education theory and practice as applied to occupational health

440. Introduction to Biostatistics. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: MAT 101 and 2.5 GPA. Introduction to statistical analysis in health-related fields. Application of descriptive and inferential statistics, measures in epidemiology and health services research

457. Health Care Financing. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: MAT 101, ACC 200, ECO 201; CHS majors or minors only with 2.5 GPA. A basic introduction to financial principles and concepts as applied to the management of not-for-profit and for-profit health services organizations in the United States.

460. Long Term Care Policy and Administration. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: 2.5 GPA. Introduction to Long Term Care Policy and Administration involving public and private programs and practice of health care for the elderly and special populations

470. Health Law and Justice. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS majors or minors only with 2.5 GPA. An examination of social and legal principles impacting health care delivery in the United States

477. Developmental Disabilities in Early Childhood. 3 hrs. Overview of contributing factors to atypical early development, identification and management of at-risk conditions, legal/ethical issues, and legislation/litigation

478. Specialized Studies in Developmental Disabilities. 1-6 hrs. Specialized study and skill acquisition in the area of developmental disabilities topics vary

485. Senior Seminar. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS major of senior standing with 2.5 GPA; CHS 210, 321 and an additional 15 hours of CHS coursework. Application of health assessment, planning, and program implementation

490. Special Topics. 1-3 hrs. Departmental consent required. A comprehensive study of a selected health science area in which students will evaluate current state of knowledge and apply theory and concepts to construct strategies within their own professional area

492. Special Problems. 1-6 hrs. Departmental consent required. Requires permission of instructor. A student originated problem, research plan and reporting of results, with guidance of a chosen adviser

+493. Practicum. 6 hrs. Prerequisites: CHS major of senior standing with 2.5 GPA; CHS 485. Practical experience in the delivery of health education and administration programs

497. Professional Collaboration for Developmental Disability Services. 3 hrs. Prerequisite: Upper level undergraduate students only; study of the interdependent contributions of relevant disciplines in training, service and research

498. Families of Developmentally Disabled. 3 hrs. Interdisciplinary approach to the study of the developmentally disabled

499. British Studies. 3-6 hrs. Departmental consent required. Involves variable topics. Lectures and supervised research in England. Offered exclusively through the Southern Miss Institute of Anglo-American Studies


EXPLANATION

The semester credit hours are listed after the title of each course.
Example:

100. Introduction to the Arts. 3 hrs. A team-taught investigation of the music, visual and theatrical arts designed for students who are not otherwise academically involved with these arts (CC 1233)

Southern Miss courses for which there are acceptable junior/community college courses are marked as (CC ____). It should be noted that there is a variance in course sequence between the junior/community colleges and Southern Miss. In addition, courses with the same junior/community college numbers vary from college to college. An adviser should be consulted before course scheduling.

The plus (+) sign in front of a course indicates that a special fee is charged for that course. (All labs are subject to a usage fee.)