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HESC 1105. Introduction to the Health Professions (3-0-3) An overview of the issues associated with the delivery of health services including the preparation and work environment of the disciplines involved.


HESC 3105. Survey of Environmental Health (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Overview of the various components of the environment and its relationship to health and disease and means of control.


HESC 4106. Methods and Materials in Health Education (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Introduction to the methods of education for health. Curriculum patterns in health education and resources available for health instruction.


HESC 4145. Working with Families (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. Principles and dynamics of family living and its impact on the development of a healthy individual, with emphasis on the techniques of developing strategies for helping families change.


HESC 5107. Human Sexuality (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior standing. An analysis of the issues surrounding the nature of human sexuality, its genesis, its expressions and its influence on health and disease, and educational strategies useful in sex education classes.


HESC 5115. Principles of Epidemiology (3-0-3) Prerequisites: Junior standing and STAT 1127. Causal factors in health and disease with analysis of selected diseases.


HESC 5187. Research Methods for the Health Professions (3-0-3) This course is an advanced seminar for health educators and promoters, and focuses on understanding and applying scientific research principles to the field of health science. The course will cover a broad range of research topics including but not limited to the role of theory in research, testing theories and hypotheses, developing research questions and reviewing the literature, selecting an appropriate study design, collecting and analyzing data, and interpreting and disseminating study findings.


HESC 5795. Seminar in Alcohol and Drug Abuse (3-0-3) Physical, psychological, social, and legal dimensions of habituating substances.


STAT 3127. Statistical Computing (3-0-3) Prerequisite: STAT 1127 with a grade of "C" or better. The goal of this course is to provide students with an introduction to SPSS programming for data management, analysis, and reporting, and familiarize students with practical issues related to the exploration of actual data sets. This course introduces the most commonly used features of SPSS, especially in examining, transforming, and analyzing data (linear regression, ANOVA, and dummy variable regression).