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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

 

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Courses in "HLTH-Health"

HLTH - Health

HLTH 106 Drug Use and Abuse (3) An interdisciplinary analysis of contemporary drug issues and problems. The course will examine physiological, psychological, social, philosophical, historical, legal and health aspects of drug use and abuse. Special attention will be focused on those general motivations for drug use that attend life on the college campus.

HLTH 130 Introduction to Public and Community Health (3) Restriction: Must not have completed HLTH105; and non-majors must have 45 or fewer credits. Credit only granted for: HLTH105 or HLTH130. Formerly: HLTH105. An introduction to the theory and practice of public and community health. The influence of public health professionals on the past, present, and future health status of society through the examination of critical health issues will be described. Programming models, theories and policy development are included.

HLTH 140 Personal and Community Health (3) Meaning and significance of physical, mental and social health as related to the individual and to society; important phases of national health problems; constructive methods of promoting health of the individual and the community.

HLTH 200 Introduction to Research in Community Health (3) Prerequisite: Permission of SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department. An overview of specific components and steps involved in the community health research process. Content includes, foundations of research, sampling, measurement design, and analysis in a community context.

HLTH 222 Optimizing Health & Athletic Performance (3) The conceptual & theoretical knowledge surrounding the enhancement of health & physical performance through sound behavioral & nutritional practices. Topics include pre post activity fueling, hydration, body composition management, commercial supplements, and health behavior strategies.

HLTH 230 Introduction to Health Behavior (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HLTH130. Psychological, social psychological, and sociological approaches to the following health areas: development of health attitudes and behavior, patient-provider interaction and the organization of health care.

HLTH 234 Global Health Messages: Understanding Exposure & Impact. (3) Using a global perspective, this course teaches students to be critical consumers of current and historical health communication interventions. It also provides students with the skills to develop media interventions that target specific and general populations. Students will discover the array of diverse media messages that influence the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

HLTH 285 Controlling Stress and Tension (3) Health problems related to stress and tension. Analysis of causative psychosocial stressors and intervening physiological mechanisms. Emphasis on prevention and control of stress through techniques such as biofeedback, meditation and neuromuscular relaxation.

HLTH 289 Topical Investigations (1-3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Independent study by an individual student or an experimental course in special areas of knowledge not covered by regularly scheduled courses.

HLTH 300 Biostatistics for Public Health Practice (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HLTH200. Restriction: Must be in Community Health program. Credit only granted for: EPIB300 or HLTH300. An examination of biostatistical concepts and procedures as they relate to contemporary issues in public health. Focus on applications, hands-on-experience, and interpretations of statistical findings in public health research.

HLTH 301 Epidemiology for Public Health Practice (3) Prerequisite: HLTH300 and HLTH200. Restriction: Must be in Community Health program. Credit only granted for: EPIB301 or HLTH301. An examination of the discipline of epidemiology and its application to public health issues and practices, covering current epidemiological concepts and methods.

HLTH 371 Communicating Safety and Health (3) Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department. The communication and evaluation of safety and health information. Emphasis on various types of communications and recipient factors which contribute to their success or failure.

HLTH 377 Human Sexuality (3) The biological and developmental aspects of human sexuality; the psychological and emotional aspects of sexual behavior; sexual identity; the historical, cultural, social, linguistic, legal and moral forces affecting sexual issues; the importance of communication, disclosure and intimacy in interpersonal relationships; and research trends in the area of human sexuality.

HLTH 380 Peer Education: Alcohol and Other Drugs (3) Prerequisite: HLTH106. Peer training dealing with drug information and abuse to facilitate workshops in various outreach locations (dorms, Greek system, classrooms).

HLTH 381 Peer Education: Stress Management (3) Prerequisite: HLTH285. Peer training in different forms of stress management to facilitate workshops in various outreach locations (dorms, Greek system, classes).

HLTH 382 Peer Education: Sexuality and Communication (3) Prerequisite: HLTH377. Peer training in communication and issues of sexuality to facilitate workshops in various outreach locations (dorms, Greek system, classes).

HLTH 383 Peer Education: Reproductive Health (3) Prerequisite: HLTH377. Peer training in methods of birth control, sexually transmitted disease and AIDS education to facilitate workshops in the student Health Center and various outreach locations (dorms, Greek system, classes).

HLTH 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Prerequisite: Permission of SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department. Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

HLTH 389 Topical Investigations (1-3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Independent study by an individual student or an experimental course in special areas of knowledge not covered by regularly scheduled courses.

HLTH 391 Principles of Community Health I (3) Prerequisite: HLTH140, HLTH230, HLTH300, and BSCI202. Corequisite: HLTH301. Restriction: Must be in Community Health program. Broad overview of community health. Health promotion, consumer health, public health, school health, environmental health, preventive medicine, human biology and the health care system are examined. Each area's contribution to community health is discussed.

HLTH 400 Service/Learning in Health Education (3) Prerequisite: Permission of SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department. Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in Community Health program. Application of health education knowledge and skills to serve health education needs in the community. Combines community service with preparation and reflection.

HLTH 410 Honors Seminar (3) Prerequisite: HLTH200. Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5; and must have completed 45 credits before applying; and must have completed at least 3 HLTH classes. Additional information: This course is the initial offering in a newly developed departmental honors program. Undergraduate majors with a strong academic record are provided the opportunity to engage in challenging educational experiences related to the social and behavioral aspects of public health. Students will learn the skills and knowledge to develop, propose, defend, and complete an honors thesis or honors project.

HLTH 420 Methods and Materials in Health Education (3) Prerequisite: HLTH301 and HLTH391. Corequisite: HLTH490. The purpose of this course is to present the interrelationships of curriculum planning, methodology and the selection and use of teaching aids and materials. Special problems associated with health teaching are discussed. Students become familiar with a variety of resources as well as with planning for and presenting demonstration lessons.

HLTH 430 Health Education in the Workplace (3) A survey of the role of health education in work settings. Examination of occupational stress, the health effects of shift work, women's health in the workplace, health education approaches to informing workers and management, and health promotion programs in the workplace.

HLTH 434 Introduction to Public Health Informatics (3) Credit only granted for: HLTH434 or HLTH498E. Formerly: HLTH498E. Provides an overview of the field of public health informatics and the influence of technology on the public's health and well-being. Emphasizes the application of various technologies and computer/internet applications to support public health research and practice, including strategies to address new and emerging threats.

HLTH 437 Consumer Behavior (3) Prerequisite: SOCY100 and PSYC100. An application of the behavioral sciences to a study of consumer behavior. Current theories, models and empirical research findings are explored.

HLTH 460 Minority Health (3) Prerequisite: HLTH140 or HLTH230; or permission of SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department. Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department. Health concerns of U.S. ethnic minority groups and factors placing them at elevated risk for disease and injury. Health education concepts and strategies to reduce disparities between their health status and the health status of the general population.

HLTH 471 Women's Health (3) Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department; or must be in a major within ARHU-Women's Studies department. Also offered as: WMST471. Credit only granted for: HLT471 or WMST471. The historical, physiological, psychological, and sociological mechanisms which contribute to women's health. Topics will include gynecological concerns and reproductive health; nutrition, exercise; violence; substance use/abuse; and the health of special populations.

HLTH 476 Death Education (3) Examination of the genesis and development of present day death attitudes and behavior by use of a multidisciplinary life cycle approach.

HLTH 489 Field Laboratory Projects and Workshop (1-6) A course designed to meet the needs of persons in the field with respect to workshop and research projects in special areas of knowledge not covered by regularly structured courses.

HLTH 490 Principles of Community Health II (3) Prerequisite: HLTH301 and HLTH391. Corequisite: HLTH420. Students will be involved in the applied aspects of community health education. They will work with specific local community groups, planning, developing, implementing and evaluating a community health project. Health agencies and community health marketing techniques will be investigated.

HLTH 491 Community Health Internship (12) Prerequisite: HLTH490. Restriction: Must be in Community Health program. Integrating theory with practice in a community health setting.

HLTH 498 Special Topics in Health (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Topics of special interest in areas not covered by regularly scheduled courses.

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