Division of Health Sciences (DHS)

Division of Health Sciences (DHS)

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Courses

DHS 3399 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This course is not described in the catalog. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times.

DHS 4401 Mindfulness in Health Science: 1-2 semester hours.

Basic mindfulness practice to increase stress tolerance, compassion and immune system functioning. Students will learn meditation, mindful movement and other practices for their own benefit and will learn to teach them to others. May be repeated. F

DHS 4402 Survey of Aging Issues: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to the broad spectrum of issues involved in the study of aging. Theories of aging, health promotion, demography, and multicultural aging are some topics presented in survey fashion. PREREQ: Junior standing. F

DHS 4403 Interprofessional Systems in Geriatric Management: 3 semester hours.

Application of principles and concepts necessary to integrate theory into the practice of care coordination and management of the older adult. The scope and competencies of healthcare professionals in caring for the older adult are explored. PREREQ: Junior standing; C or better in DHS 4402. S

DHS 4404 Geriatric Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Internship: 2 semester hours.

Practical experience in health care arenas focusing on the older adult. This includes a capstone project related to the application of principles and concepts of interprofessional collaborative practice. PRE-or-COREQ: DHS 4403. PREREQ: Junior standing; C or better in DHS 4402. S

DHS 4405 Effects of Mindfulness Practice: 1 semester hour.

This course examines physical, medical, psychological and neurophysiological effects of mindfulness meditation on the patient and clinician, from an interprofessional perspective. PREREQ: DHS 4401/DHS 5501 or DHS 4406/DHS 5506. S

DHS 4406 The Mindful Practitioner: 2 semester hours.

This seminar for the clinical practitioner in health professions discusses the direct effects of mindful meditation practice on clients and practitioners, and provides advanced mindfulness practice training. F

DHS 4407 Experience in Human Anatomy: 1 semester hour.

Provides experience with prosected human cadaver specimens under direct supervision and guidance by DHS faculty member. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. F, S

DHS 4408 Mindfulness and Self Compassion: 1 semester hour.

This seminar for the clinical practitioner in health professions discusses the direct effects of mindful meditation and compassion practice on clients and practitioners, and provides advanced mindfulness and compassion practice training. PRE-or-COREQ: DHS 4401/DHS 5501 or DHS 4406/DHS 5506. S

DHS 4409 Mindful Education Creating Compassionate Community: 1 semester hour.

This seminar for the education professional discusses the direct effects of mindful meditation practice on educators and their students, K-12, and provides advanced mindfulness training and explores strategies for integrating these practices into the classroom. PRE-or-COREQ: DHS 4401/DHS 5501 or DHS 4406/DHS 5506. S

DHS 4410 Fundamentals of Mindfulness: 2 semester hours.

This course provides the student with core skills and practice in multiple forms of mindfulness meditation. The course emphasizes developing functional application of mindfulness practices in all daily activities. F

DHS 4417 Interdisciplinary Evaluation Team: 1 semester hour.

Introduction to principles, techniques of interdisciplinary evaluation. Disciplines emphasized: Audiology, Dietetics, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology. Equivalent to CSD 4417, NURS 4417, PSYC 4417, and SOWK 4417. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. S

DHS 4426 Evidence Based Research in Health Sciences: 3 semester hours.

Study of the use of current research evidence in health care decision-making. Topics include critical analysis of health-related information, biostatistics, and application of evidence-based practice to health care. PREREQ: MATH 1153 or MGT 2216. F, S

DHS 4480 Genetics for Health Care Professionals: 2 semester hours.

An in-depth, interdisciplinary review of the impact of genetics on patients and patient care and the biological, social, ethical and legal issues surrounding genetics and genomics. Equivalent to CSD 4480 and NURS 4480. Su

DHS 4499 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.

This course is not described in the catalog. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times.

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