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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

Public Health and Health Services Administration Course Offerings

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Explores major issues regarding behavior conducive to optimal health throughout the life course. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, substance use and abuse, fitness, diet, sexuality, stress, and disease risk reduction. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. Formerly HCSV 160. (004378)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is a field experience offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Provides experience as a volunteer in a campus or community service agency. To receive credit for each unit you must put in a minimum of three hours per week of volunteer activity. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. Formerly HCSV 189. (004436)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. Formerly HCSV 198. (001564)
Provides students with the skills and tools necessary to be successful as they pursue their degree and future careers as Health Educators. Topics include personal and career exploration, tools for a successful academic and future professional career, communication, presentation, and networking. This is an approved Writing Course. Formerly HCSV 211W. (021560)
Overview of human sexuality, including psychosexual development, gender roles, reproductive system, pregnancy and childbirth, contraception, abortion, sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS, relationships, sexual orientation, sex and the law, sexually explicit materials, and sexual dysfunction. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. Formerly HCSV 265. (004384)
Prerequisites: BIOL 104 is strongly recommended.
Examines the major chronic and communicable diseases, including cause, prevention, and treatment strategies. Behaviors that promote health and reduce premature death and disease are also addressed. 3 hours lecture. (001574)
Analyzes fundamental principles upon which school, community, and population health are based. The contributions of federal, state, and local organizations to national goals for health promotion and disease prevention are examined. Explores fundamental social, political, organizational, and behavioral aspects of public health in school, community, and worksite settings. 3 hours lecture. Formerly HCSV 321. (001575)
Analysis of historical and current health problems in the world: population dynamics, vital statistics, global disease patterns, and variations among nations and cultures. Examination of contributing social, psychological, physical, governmental, and cultural factors affecting disease. Efforts toward health promotion and disease prevention, including international programs. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. Formerly HCSV 323. (004412)
This course is also offered as MCGS 328.
Ethnic groups in the U.S. face many health problems. This course focuses on those problems which affect the four largest ethnic groups in the U.S.: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, and Asian Americans. The effects of history, health beliefs and practices, and socioeconomic status on the health of these ethnic populations are addressed. Current and potential strategies to improve health care delivery to these groups are explored. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved US Diversity course. Formerly HCSV 328. (004448)
Provides knowledge and skills to administer health organizations and programs. Concepts of planning, organizational behavior, and management applicable to the administration of health organizations and programs are addressed. Major approaches to management, motivation, leadership, decision making, supervision, and budgeting are presented. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved Writing Course. Formerly HCSV 330W. (001582)
Provides an overview of the U.S. healthcare delivery system from historical, organizational, financial, and administrative perspectives. Analyzes current health issues, such as cost, access, and quality of care. 3 hours seminar. Formerly HCSV 331. (001583)
Prerequisite: PHHA 321.
This course examines the process of creating health policy including the examination of historical and current policies related to public health, stakeholders in health policy making, and advocacy. Critical policy issues including cost, access, and quality of care are studied. An overview of the US health system including public health and government programs from historical, organizational, financial, and administrative perspectives is provided. 3 hours lecture. (021944)
Prerequisite: PHHA 211W.
This course provides a survey of administrative functions within public health and health education programs. Major approaches to motivation, leadership, conflict management, supervision, and budgeting are presented. Concepts of marketing, public policy, administrative law and public health disaster response are addressed. 3 hours lecture. Formerly HCSV 360. (020438)
An overview of the relationship of people and nature; the impact of environmental conditions, such as water and air pollution, solid wastes, food contamination, vectors, radiation, noise, light, which cause deleterious effects on people's physical, mental, and social well-being. Individual and collective consumer intervention in environmental health problems. 3 hours discussion. Formerly HCSV 362S. (001606)
This course is also offered as WMST 368.
This course represents an overview of health care issues faced by women throughout the life cycle. The course begins an examination of scientific inquiry and the study of disease in women. Then, using sociological, political, and behavioral sciences, the roles, rights, and responsibilities of women in the health care system are assessed. The course concludes with a biological review of the female body and specific health care problems common to women. This course encompasses a woman-centered philosophy which encourages women's active participation in their health care decisions. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. Formerly HCSV 368. (004381)
This course introduces health education theory, curricula, resources, and marketing techniques for use in school and community settings. Students plan, develop, implement, and evaluate effective health education and promotion programs. Students practice professional health education techniques while working with a local organization to implement a community health education. 3 hours lecture. Formerly HCSV 369S. (001613)
An overview of the use and abuse of alcohol, prescription and street drugs, and their personal and societal consequences on the young adult, the family, and society. Historical perspectives, legal issues, and decision-making skills regarding drug use will also be addressed. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. Formerly HCSV 370. (004435)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Provides experience in a supervisory role in a campus or community service agency. Each unit of credit requires a minimum of three hours a week supervisory experience and seminar participation. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. Formerly HCSV 389. (004449)
This course is a special topic offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours lecture. Formerly HCSV 398. (001577)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. Formerly HCSV 399. (004451)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, MATH 105; faculty permission. Open to Health Science majors with 3.5 or higher GPA.
The course introduces students to research methodology and program evaluation techniques in the health field. Students develop skills for critically reading professional literature and writing a research or program evaluation proposal. Students also begin work on an Honors in the Major project. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or higher certifies writing proficiency for majors. This is an approved Writing Course. Formerly HCSV 425HW. (004465)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, PHHA 211W, MATH 105.
The course introduces students to research methodology and program evaluation techniques in the health field. Students develop skills for critically reading professional literature and writing a research or program evaluation proposal. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement course; a grade of C- or higher certifies writing proficiency for majors. This is an approved Writing Course. Formerly HCSV 425W. (001614)
Prerequisites: PHHA 330W or permission of instructor.
Examines the internal operations of health services organizations (e.g. ambulatory care, long-term care, managed care), and applies management principles including marketing, financing, legal issues, personnel issues, and quality management. 3 hours seminar. Formerly HCSV 430. (004455)
Prerequisite: PHHA 331.
Study of specific areas of law, ethics, and regulations in health care. Examination of legal and ethical issues of licensing, health insurance, managed care, funding mechanisms, medical negligence and malpractice, informed consent, health care records, and patient and family rights. 3 hours seminar. Formerly HCSV 432. (004452)
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ACCT 202, MATH 105.
This course provides an understanding of the process of making asset choices for the provision of health care, stewarding the assets particular to healthcare organizations (both for-profit and not-for-profit), and obtaining funds to pay for healthcare- specific assets. Includes traditional techniques of finance, but focuses on the state of the art in the theory and practice of healthcare financial management, including agency theory, valuation, capitated contract analysis, and endowment management. 3 hours discussion. Formerly HCSV 433. (004438)
Prerequisites: PHHA 430, MATH 105.
This course provides students with an understanding of the quality management and management engineering techniques critical for the effective and efficient delivery of healthcare. 3 hours lecture. Formerly HCSV 434. (021464)
Prerequisite: PHHA 331.
This course is also offered as POLS 405.
An analysis of the political forces, both private and public, which have an impact upon the health industry in the United States. Focusing on problems related to the delivery of health care, the course will cover such issues as availability, accessibility, appropriateness, acceptance, accounting, and alternatives. 3 hours seminar. Formerly HCSV 435. (001587)
Prerequisites: MATH 105; PHHA 211W,PHHA 321 for Health Education majors only. Recommended: PHHA 320.
Study of the patterns of the major chronic and infectious diseases. Both individual- and population-based approaches to prevention and control will be examined. 3 hours discussion. Formerly HCSV 463. (001607)
Examination of nature and factors affecting mental health and positive and negative responses to problems in daily living. Discussion of types of mental disorders and public health strategies to deal with these problems. 3 hours discussion. Formerly HCSV 467. (001611)
Prerequisites: PHHA 321, PHHA 369S, or faculty permission.
Examines theory and methods to facilitate individual and group behavior change to promote health and reduce risks of premature morbidity and mortality. Concepts in the behavioral sciences affecting health behavior, motivation, decision-making, and risk-taking are explored. Students will develop program planning and evaluation skills. 3 hours discussion. Formerly HCSV 471S. (001615)
Prerequisites: Senior standing, minimum 2.0 GPA in the major, Internship Advisor permission. For Public Health majors: PHHA 328, PHHA 471S.
Field practicum designed to integrate theory and practice in a community setting. Supervised by an agency representative and faculty member. Minimum internship requirement for Health Science majors is 6.0 units. 9 hours independent study. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 9.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. Formerly HCSV 489. (004467)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-4.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. Formerly HCSV 498. (001622)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. Formerly HCSV 499. (004469)
Prerequisites: Four upper-division courses in the major, including PHHA 425HW.
Open only by invitation to majors. The student will define a research problem, develop a research proposal, conduct the research, and submit a written report on the project. The student will refine the paper into publishable form and make a public presentation. Completion of 6 units with a B or higher certifies "Honors in the Major" on transcript. 9 hours supervision. Formerly HCSV 499H. (004470)
Prerequisites: BADM 300W, PHHA 430, PHHA 432, PHHA 433, PHHA 434, PHHA 435, or faculty permission.
Integration of theory and practice by examining issues and solutions to problems in the management and planning of health care services. Emphasis upon case studies and practitioner responses. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved Writing Course. Formerly HCSV 530W. (001596)
Prerequisites: ECON 352, PHHA 330W, PHHA 331, PHHA 430, PHHA 432, PHHA 433, PHHA 434, MGMT 304.
This course provides a review of the field of health services administration and preparation for competition in the California Health Services Administration College Bowl. 2 hours seminar. Credit/no credit grading. Formerly HCSV 536. (021676)
Exploration of changing health status and needs in later life. Discussion of body system changes, bio-psycho-social influences on elders' health, health enhancement strategies, common health problems, treatment, and prevention. Also addresses drug use and abuse, sexuality, chronic illness, use of health delivery systems, including long-term care. 3 hours lecture. Formerly HCSV 541. (001569)
Studies the changes people face as they age in modern society, as individual social beings and as members of a larger society; how social change (economic, political, technological) affects older people in their aging patterns; emphasis is on the social aspects of problems and prospects for America's elders. 3 hours lecture. Formerly HCSV 543. (001571)
Knowledge and skill development in writing grant proposals for health and community services. Skills in researching government, foundation, and corporate funding opportunities. Diversifying nonprofit income through other fundraising strategies. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved Writing Course. Formerly HCSV 579W. (001618)
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