Medical terms of Greek and Latin origin. Designed for the pre-professional and workers in health related fields.
This course teaches fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology that are required for further studies in nursing, allied health, and related disciplines. It is designed to be offered in a technology-enhanced environment (via Ednet to off-campus sites). Four hours of Ednet and two hours of laboratory/recitation per week. Open to concurrent enrollment students only.
Prerequisite: HTHS 1105. Four hours of Ednet and two hours of laboratory/recitation per week. Open to concurrent enrollment students only.
Fundamental mathematical concepts using health professions applications will be taught. Topics include: basic arithmetic, pre-algebra, beginning algebra, geometry, and statistics applied to solutions, dosage calculations, electrolytes, acid base balance, circulatory and urinary function, pulmonary function testing and energy and metabolism. This course does not meet the University's quantitative literacy requirement.
An integrated presentation of the basic concepts of physics, chemistry, human anatomy, human physiology and medical microbiology as related to humans. Biomedical Core is global and interdisciplinary while remaining introductory. Three lecture demonstrations per week. Two lab hours per week.
Students completing the Biomedical Core LS1110 receive credit for 4 credit hours in the Life Sciences general education requirements.
Prerequisite: HTHS 1110. Three lecture demonstrations per week. Two lab hours per week.
Basic biomedical principles essential for effective administration of emergency health care in field-based situations. A WSU Online course required for students who are applying to the Emergency Care and Rescue program. This course is designed to meet the Anatomy and Physiology prerequisite for the Institutional Certificate in Paramedic.
Case Studies in Health Sciences is a WSU Online course designed for students wishing to explore the interdisciplinary nature of health care using case study models. Each case study focuses on a disease process. Progression through each case study involves a review of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, medical terminology and a study of health professionals including their educational and training requirements. Additionally, the student will explore key medical diagnostic tests (e.g. laboratory, imaging) used in patient disease diagnosis, management and prevention. The course emphasizes the importance of the team approach to patient care. Prerequisites: HTHS 1101, HTHS 1105 and 1106 or HTHS 1110 and 1111 or an equivalent course in anatomy and physiology. WSU Online class only.
This is an introductory course and will provide information regarding proper drug usage for persons without significant backgrounds in the Biological Sciences. The course primarily discusses over-the-counter medicines as well as prescription drug groups which are commonly used by the public. The overall objective will be to provide information in such a way that individuals are more aware of possible drug-related problems, able to make wise and appropriate choices, and become well-informed consumers.
An introduction to the nature of disease and its effect on body systems. Prerequisite: Completion of anatomy and physiology courses with a grade of "C" or better.
Laboratory and computer exercises involving analysis of both clinical and laboratory data. Students evaluate signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of various pathological conditions and diseases. One two-hour laboratory per week. Co-requisite: HTHS 2230.
Introductory pharmacology course which covers pharmacological principles including modes of action, uses, modes of excretion, and patient side effects of various drug classes. The drugs are presented in a "system approach" with emphasis on medications utilized in diagnosing and treating diseases associated with the various body systems. Class format includes a 3 hour lecture class with students participating in oral presentations and case studies. Students taking the 3240 course for upper division will also be required to write a 10 page paper on an application of pharmacological principle applied to a drug class. Students taking HTHS 2240 cannot take HTHS 3240 for credit. Recommended Prerequisites: HTHS 1101, HTHS 1110 and HTHS 1111.
Directed Readings in Health Sciences areas. Must have departmental approval.
Presentations, group discussions and analysis of selected topics, designed to prepare the Health Science major for career opprotunities in the job market and applying for Health Professions professional programs.
Biological interactions among cellular injuries, genetic disorders, neoplasia and inflammatory and immune disorders. A course in anatomy and physiology and/or pathophysiology with a "C" or better is strongly recommended. WSU Online class only.
Interpretation of disease pathogenesis and pathological symptoms. A course in anatomy and physiology and/or pathophysiology with a "C" or better is strongly recommended. WSU Online class only.
This course provides an interdisciplinary experience with the team concept as a priority. The students learn the role of the health care team members, each with their different skills and objectives. The course teaches students to practice an interdisciplinary approach as they research, interact and learn in the interdisciplinary environment of a health care setting. Cross-listed with DENT and NRSG.
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