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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Health Science

Undergraduate Programs

Option in Health Care (120 units)

The Option in Health Care is designed for those individuals who have received certification and/or license from an approved allied health/health care program and desire a Bachelor of Science degree. The focus of this option is the development of professional skills for people whose goal is: (a) providing service, or (b) instructing in the health care setting.

Admission Requirements

Once admitted to the University, students are required to complete the following prior to acceptance into the Health Care Option.

1. Obtain certification and/or license from an allied health/health care program from an institution that has been accredited by either a Committee on Post-secondary Accreditation (COPA) approved accreditation agency or the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA). Those individuals who do not have appropriate certification will be counseled by the Department of Health Science regarding where to obtain an appropriate accredited program, and, when possible, concurrent enrollment may be utilized;

2. Earn a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Lower Division:

Completion of general education requirements to include:

  • ENGL 100 Composition (3)
    Prerequisites: A recorded total score of 151 or above on the English Placement test, credit in ENGL 1 (or its equivalent), or consent of the instructor.

Take one course from the following:

  • ANTH 120, SOC 100, PSY 100

Take a minimum of 12 units in Natural Sciences, approved by department advisor equivalent to:

  • BIOL 200, 207, 208; MICR 101

Take one course from the following:

  • CHEM 100, 111A

Upper Division

Core: Three units from each area with advisor consultation:

  • A. Statistics: H SC 403, ED P 419
  • B. Program Development: H SC 430 and HCA 320 or H SC 455 and H SC 316
  • C. Professionalism: H SC 451, HCA 340
  • D. Health Organization: H SC 401, 420I
  • E. Health Promotion: H SC 435, HCA 300

Requirements

Take the following course:

  • H SC 400 Principles of Epidemiology (3)
    Prerequisites: Open to Health Care Administration and Health Science majors and minors only. Health Care Administration majors: SOC 250. Health Science majors: H SC 403.

Take one of the following courses:

  • HDEV 320 Research Methods in Human Development (4)
    Prerequisites: ANTH 120 or PSY 100 or SOC 100 or HDEV 180 and HDEV 250.
  • H SC 405 Health Education Program Evaluation and Measurement (3)
    Prerequisites: HSC 403 or equivalent.

Take one of the following courses:

  • ANTH 353 Health and Healing (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • SOC 462 Medical Sociology (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.

Take one of the following courses:

  • POSC 329 Cases in Public Policy Making (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirement, POSC 100, and POSC 328.
  • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.

Take one of the following emphases:

A. Providing Service (12 units)

Take the following courses:

  • HCA 410 Health Management and Organization (3)
    Prerequisites: Open to Health Care Administration majors only. Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 300.
  • HCA 465 Analysis and Evaluation of Health Care Services (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 300.
    Prerequistes: Open to Health Care Administration majors only and a grade of "C" or better in PSY 210 or SOC 250 or equivalent.

Take one of the following courses:

  • H SC 421 Health Behavior (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • H SC 492A,B Internship in Health Care (1-3)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Take one of the following courses:

  • ANTH 319 Human Growth and Development (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • GERN 400I Perspectives on Gerontology (2)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
  • GERN 482 Health Assessment of the Aging Client (3)
    Prerequisites: GERN 400I, HDEV 357I or PSY 365, ANTH 454, and BIOL 401, or consent of instructor.
  • NRSG 482 Physical Assessment and Aging (3)
    Prerequisites: GERN 400I or equivalent and upper standing or consent of instructor.

B. Instructing in the Health Care Setting (12 units)

Take the following courses:

  • HCA 410 Health Management and Organization (3)
    Prerequisites: Open to Health Care Administration majors only. Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 300.
  • HCA 465 Analysis and Evaluation of Health Care Services (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: HCA 402. Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in PSY 210 or SOC 250 or equivalent.

Take one of the following courses:

  • H SC 492A,B Internship in Health Care (3)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
  • ED P 432 Social and Cultural Diversity in Educational Settings (3)
    Prerequisites: None.

Take one of the following courses:

  • ED P 305 Educational Psychology (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • H SC 421 Health Behavior (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
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