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The following courses, offered by the Health Sciences Programs in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, are available to undergraduates across the University and pertain to the secondary field in health sciences. For information on degree programs in health sciences and additional courses that may apply to the secondary field in health sciences, see For courses that pertain to the secondary field in emergency health services, see

The green leaf indicates that the course addresses environmental, social or economic sustainability.
2101 Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness (3)
  Comprehensive introduction to the psychological and social aspects of health and wellness. Emphasis on the development of communication skills and the establishment of caring relationships. Discussions of special situations such as working with dying patients and patients with self-destructive behaviors.
2102 Pathophysiology (3)
  Biomedical and scientific framework for the understanding of human disease mechanisms and biologic processes. Overview of infectious, immunologic, cardiovascular, genetic, respiratory, gastrointestinal, neoplastic, reproductive, renal, hematologic, neurologic, and musculoskeletal diseases.
2103 Health Policy and the Health Care System (3)
Incorporates economic theory and policy analysis methodology to analyze the impact of changes in the health care system on the practice of health sciences professionals and the quality and process of health care. Development of critical thinking skills through review of current medical literature.
2104 Management of Health Science Services (3)
  Application of management and organizational principles to the delivery of services provided by health sciences disciplines. Issues addressed include information systems, leadership, team building, fiscal management, human resources management, quality improvement, and management of conflict and change.
2105 Current Issues in Bioethics (3)
Basic issues, approaches, and requirements of ethically acceptable decision making with patients, including patient confidentiality, conflicts of interest, allocation of scarce resources, occupational risks in health care, and professional responsibility for overall quality of care.

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Information in this bulletin is generally accurate as of fall 2012. The University reserves the right to change courses, programs, fees, and the academic calendar, or to make other changes deemed necessary or desirable, giving advance notice of change when possible.