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    NURS 313R - Nursing Care of the Adult Medical-Surgical Patient


    Focus on development of professional, patient-centered care for acutely ill patients. Emphasis is placed on applying sound clinical judgment in the planning, provision, and evaluation of evidence-based nursing care. Clinical experience will occur in acute settings with acutely ill adults. Theory = 4 credits, clinical = 3 credits.

    Credits 7
    Prerequisites  ,  ,  ,  ,  .
  
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    NURS 320 - Pharmacology and Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan


    Examines the pathologies from selected body systems across the lifespan. Pharmacology appropriate to the pathologies will be studied. Content will expand upon knowledge learned from NURS 306. Theory = 2 credits.

    Credits 2
    Prerequisites  ,  ,  ,  ,  .
  
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    NURS 322 - Identification and Assessment in Addictions


    (Same as COU 427.) How to identify and assess individuals with addictions. Epidemiological, pathological, physiological and cultural basis of addictions across the life-span examined. Includes assessment/screening tools, motivational interviewing, the family system, enabling and resource and referral system.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites COU 320.
  
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    NURS 325 - Professional Communication in Diverse Health Care Settings


    Explores issues related to professional communication within diverse health care settings. Considers innovative and evidence-based strategies that enhance communication and relationship building skills for nurses. Develops abilities to effectively communicate with patients and other health care professionals. Theory = 2 credits.

    Credits 2
    Prerequisites NURS 305, NURS 306, NURS 307, NURS 329, NURS 342.
  
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    NURS 329 - Physical Assessment Skills


    Acquisition of skills (inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation) needed to perform a comprehensive physical assessment. Interviewing techniques and documentation skills will be developed. Normal assessment findings emphasized; however, health risk factors and common abnormalities discussed.

    Credits 1
    Corequisites NURS 307.
  
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    NURS 342 - Fundamentals of Nursing Lab


    Formerly Listed as NURS 388.

    Learner directed skills course where students come prepared to practice and perform designated nursing skills in a safe environment. Students apply collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, peer and self-evaluation, and documentation as they practice the designated nursing skills.

    Credits 1
    Corequisites  .
  
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    NURS 350 - Population Focused Nursing in the Community


    Concepts of population-focused health care used to promote health across diverse groups of persons defined by socio-demographic and geographic boundaries. Content is focused on partnering with communities to assess health data within a community health model of care. Clinical experience occurs in laboratory and community settings with culturally diverse populations. Theory = 2 credits, clinical = 2 credits.

    Credits 4
    Prerequisites  ,  ,  ,  ,  .
  
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    NURS 398 - Assessment of Medical-Surgical Foundational Knowledge


    Students who have completed either an associate degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing may be awarded credit for knowledge and experience based on credit by examination, portfolio review, oral examination and/or national standardized testing equivalent to credits medical surgical nursing courses in current baccalaureate of nursing program.

    Credits 4
    Prerequisites Completion of associate degree or diploma in nursing. 1-1
  
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    NURS 399 - Assessment of Foundational Knowledge in Maternal/Child Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing


    Students who have completed either an associate degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing may be awarded credit for knowledge and experience based on credit by examination, portfolio review, oral examination and/or national standardized testing equivalent to credits in Maternal-Child and Psychiatric Nursing courses in current baccalaureate of nursing program.

    Credits (1-16)
    Prerequisites Completion of associate degree or diploma in nursing.
  
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    NURS 401 - Nursing Care of Older Adults


    Formerly Listed as NURS 319.

    Apply theories, concepts, and evidence-based practices in care for older adults. Recognize personal and societal attitudes regarding aging and their impact on delivery and quality of health care and the impact of age-related changes and morbidity on illness, treatment, and rehabilitation. Clinical experiences in health care and community settings.Theory = 3 credits, clinical = 3 credits.

    Credits 6
    Prerequisites  ,  ,  ,  .
  
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    NURS 405 - Nursing Care of Women and Childbearing Families


    The examination and application of the theories of maternal-child centered nursing care from pregnancy to labor and delivery, postpartum and newborn nursery. Emphasis is on acute care and health promotion in the maternal-child clinical setting. Clinical experience will be primarily in the acute care inpatient setting. Theory = 1.5 credits, clinical = 1.5 credits.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  ,  ,  ,  .
  
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    NURS 406 - Nursing Care of Childrearing Families


    This course focuses on the examination and application of the theories of family centered nursing care from infancy through adolescence. Emphasis is on health promotion. Clinical experience will be primarily in the acute care inpatient setting and community. Theory = 2 credits, clinical = 2 credits.

    Credits 4
    Prerequisites  ,  ,  ,  .
  
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    NURS 408 - Transitions in Nursing


    Examination of concepts utilized within the baccalaureate program. Topics include nursing as a profession, nursing theory, roles in nursing and issues in nursing.

    Credits 2
    Prerequisites Baccalaureate Program Contract.
  
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    NURS 410 - Physical Assessment


    Skills for obtaining an accurate health history and physical assessment for adults and children, including the ability to differentiate between the norm and variations requiring referral.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Enrollment in NSC Collaborative Program.
    Lab/Lecture/Studio Hours Three hours of laboratory practice included.
  
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    NURS 411 - Nursing Practice With Groups and Families


    Examination of internal and external factors which influence group process and function. Study of the family as a group with focus on family dynamics during health/illness. Application of nursing assessments/interventions appropriate for groups and families.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites NURS 408.
  
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    NURS 415 - Nursing Care of Acutely Ill Populations


    Focus on development of professional, patient-centered care for acutely ill populations in diverse settings. Emphasis placed on providing evidence-based nursing care, applying critical thinking skills in the management of patient care. Clinical experience will occur in acute settings with acutely ill populations. Theory = 4 credits, clinical = 3 credits.

    Credits 7
    Prerequisites  ,  
  
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    NURS 419 - Care of Individuals and Their Family Experiencing Emotional or Mental Health Disruptions


    Implement holistic, patient centered care based on an understanding of human growth and development, pathophysiology, behavioral health regimens, pharmacology, communication skills and nursing interventions with children, adolescents and adults experiencing major emotional or mental health disruptions. Theory = 2 credits, clinical = 2 credits.

    Credits 4
    Prerequisites  ,  ,  ,  .
  
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    NURS 420 - Evidence Based Practice and Research in Nursing


    Formerly Listed as NURS 418.

    Evidence-based Practice and Research is the study of the foundations upon which scientific investigations of health are based. Emphasis is on evidence-based practice, including research methodologies, processes and critical appraisal of the health care literature. This course is on-line and/or a combination of on-line and traditional in-person classroom formats. Theory = 3 credits.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Undergraduate statistics,  ,  ,  ,  .
  
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    NURS 422 A - IDS: An Interdisciplinary Perspective


    (Same as HED 422 and SWK 422.) Interdisciplinary survey of various issues surrounding AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) as viewed from several conceptual, professional, and experiential disciplines. Offers the most current cognitive information about AIDS and provides an affective awareness of major issues related to the disease.

    Credits 3
  
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    NURS 423 - Population-Focused Care in the Community


    Concepts of population focused healthcare used to promote/preserve health across diverse groups of persons in the U.S. defined by socio-demographics, geographic boundaries, and populations faced with health or illness states. Content is focused on partnering with communities to assess and analyze health data within a community health model of care. Clinical experience occurs in community settings with culturally diverse populations. Theory = 3 credits, clinical = 2 credits.

    Credits 5
  
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    NURS 425 - Managing Complex Nursing Care in Diverse Populations


    This course focuses on the provision of professional nursing care to patients with complex health problems. Emphasis is placed on use of the nursing process with individuals and families in primary, secondary and/or tertiary settings. Theory = 3 credits, clinical = 4.

    Credits 7
    Prerequisites  ,  ,  ,  .
  
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    NURS 426 - Pathophysiological Processes in Secondary Prevention


    Discusses the complex health pattern variations across the adult life span, in an acute care environment. Outcomes of therapeutic nursing interventions of diverse client systems emphasized.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites NURS 410 and enrollment in NSC Collaborative Program.
  
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    NURS 427 - Nursing Leadership and Transition into Practice


    Apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in implementing high quality nursing care, healthcare team coordination, and the oversight and accountability for care delivery in a variety of settings. Explore the pathway to licensure, job preparation and succeeding in practice settings. Theory = 3 hours, clinical = 1 hour.

    Credits 4
    Corequisites NURS 425.
    Prerequisites  ,  ,  ,  .
  
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    NURS 451 - Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice


    Examination of concepts which facilitate effectiveness in the nurse manager role. Study, observation, critique and practice of selected formal managerial strategies and informal managerial processes. Includes three hours of clinical practice weekly.

    Credits 1-4
    Prerequisites  .
  
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    NURS 473 - Health and Disease in Antiquity


    (Same as ANTH 467.) Covers paleopathology, or, the study of disease in ancient populations. It provides an overview of morbidity over the last 20,000 years for many different populations from around the globe. Information on disease is drawn from human skeletal and mummified remains, as well as from archaeological reconstructions of lifestyle and diet.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Any one of the following:  ,   ,   or  , or   or equivalent.
  
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    NURS 474 - Medical Anthropology


    (Same as ANTH 426.) Provides a broad overview of medical anthropology, covering such biocultural topics as disease and human evolution and ecology of disease, as well as culturally centered approaches in the field, including ethnomedicine (culture-specific conceptions of health and illness), healers in cross-cultural perspective, and medical anthropology practiced in clinical and public health settings.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or  .
  
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    NURS 486 - Gerontology


    Study of age-related changes of the elderly relevant to their needs and delivery of health care.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Upper-division standing.
  
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    NURS 490 - Special Topics in Nursing


    Information related to broad topic areas. Separate units focus on aspects of a) Medical Nursing, b) Surgical Nursing, c) Psychiatric Nursing, d) Obstetrical Nursing, e) Pediatric Nursing, f) Gerontological Nursing, g) Research in Nursing, i) The Profession of Nursing, j) Specialty Areas in Nursing, k) Preventative Aspects of Health Care. Other specific topic areas published in class schedules.

    Credits 1-3
    Prerequisites Upper-division standing.
  
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    NURS 498 - Independent Study


    Independent research projects under faculty supervision.

    Credits 1-3
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.
  
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    NUTR 121 - Human Nutrition


    Emphasis on the classification, digestion, absorption, metabolism, and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, water, vitamins, and minerals in the human body. Energy metabolism and nutrient needs during the lifecycle and for special populations will be discussed. A personal dietary assessment project will be required.

    Credits 3
    Notes Not for NUTR majors.
  
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    NUTR 223 - Principles of Nutrition


    Nutrition functions and bases for nutrient requirement at the cellular level.

    Credits 3
    Corequisites  
    Prerequisites NUTR major only.
    Notes This course is for Nutrition Sciences majors or approved Allied Health Sciences students only.
  
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    NUTR 271 - Introduction to Nutrition and Dietetics


    Formerly Listed as NUTR 201

    Exposure to various areas of the field of dietetics, including clinical, community, management, and consultant paths. The nature of the work, the occupational outlook, ethics, networking and professionalism are covered.

    Credits 1
    Corequisites  .
    Prerequisites NUTR Major Only.
  
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    NUTR 301 - Nutrition, Health and Ethnic Issues


    Discussions of the historical, geographic, political and religious factors influencing the nutritional status, eating customs, and meal patterns of various ethnic groups. Fulfills the university international course requirement.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites ENG 101.
  
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    NUTR 311 - Nutrition Assessment


    Computerized dietary analysis systems, growth charts, national health and nutrition surveys, biochemical parameters and physical signs of nutritional status, and anthropometric assessment techniques. Also includes a self-paced interactive study of medical terminology.

    Credits (1-4)
    Prerequisites  ,  , NUTR Major Only.
    Lab/Lecture/Studio Hours Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Laboratory fee required.
  
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    NUTR 311L - Nutrition Assessment


    Computerized dietary analysis systems, growth charts, national health and nutrition surveys, biochemical parameters and physical signs of nutritional status, and anthropometric assessment techniques. Also includes a self-paced interactive study of medical terminology.

    Credits (1-4)
    Prerequisites MATH 127, NUTR 370.
    Lab/Lecture/Studio Hours Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory. Laboratory fee required.
  
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    NUTR 315 - Field Experience in Nutrition


    Students participate in various community nutrition intervention projects aimed at improving eating habits and physical activity patterns of the participants. Students gain experience working with people from various stages in the life cycle (children through older adults) and they learn to provide appropriate nutrition education for age, educational level, and cultural background.

    Credits (1-3)
    Prerequisites NUTR 223 and NUTR 201.
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
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    NUTR 326 - Principles of Food Science


    The intent of this course will be the in depth study of food science. The course materials will concentration on the selection of foods and the chemical and physical properties of food that affect their preparation and acceptability. Basic fundamentals of food science and underlying technology associated with providing a safe, nutritious, and abundant supply of fresh and process foods to humans.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  ,  ,  .
  
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    NUTR 340 - Introduction to Sports Nutrition


    Formerly Listed as NUTR 240

    Evaluation of current concepts in sports nutrition. Findings translated into practical guidelines for fitness, dietary regimens supplementation, ergogenic aids, and food consumption. Not for NUTR majors.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
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    NUTR 370 - Nutrition in the Life Cycle


    Changes in nutrient needs during reproduction, growth and development and aging discussed with consideration given to physiologic, social, economic, and life-style factors that influence nutrition status, food choices and specific life-stage concerns.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites NUTR 223.
  
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    NUTR 405 - Advanced Sports Nutrition


    Popular nutrition practices utilized by competitive and recreational athletes focusing on dietary analyses, scientific support and efficacy. Emphasis on fuel, alterations in body composition, weight control, metabolic pathways, and ergogenic aids.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites NUTR 311/311L.
  
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    NUTR 406 - Food Microbiology


    (Same as BIOL 470.) Microrganism classification, normal populations, gastrointestinal flora, food-borne illnesses, sanitation safety, and new technologies.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites BIOL 251/251L.
    Lab/Lecture/Studio Hours Laboratory experiences offered twice a week to enhance lecture topics. Semester credit hours (3); 3 hour lecture; (2) 3 hour laboratory sessions.
  
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    NUTR 407 - Complementary and Integrative MNT


    Emphasis on research methods and science-based literature to evaluate the safety, standardization and efficacy of popular therapies, including herbals, botanicals, and dietary supplements for preventive and nontraditional medical nutrition therapies.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites NUTR 311/311L.
  
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    NUTR 408 - Nutrition, Food and Policy


    Combination lecture and seminar course covering laws and policies related to health care, food, and nutrition, including, but not limited to, advertising, labeling, food assistance, and biotechnology. The role of federal and state regulations and agencies in these areas is also covered.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites NUTR 370.
  
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    NUTR 426 - Medical Nutrition Therapy I


    In-depth exploration of the Nutrition Care Process, including relevant documentation, standardized language, comprehensive nutrition assessment, interpretation of laboratory values, food and medication interactions and individualized patient and client care planning.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites NUTR 311/311L and BIOL 224/224L.
  
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    NUTR 427 - Medical Nutrition Therapy II


    Medical Nutrition Therapy and nutrition support as applied to specific disease states. Conditions impacting weight management, bone health, eating disorders, diabetes, renal, hepatic, and gastrointestinal disorders are covered.

    Credits 3
    Corequisites NUTR 450 and NUTR 437.
    Prerequisites NUTR 426.
  
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    NUTR 429 - Dietetics Business and Management Principles I


    Business and management theories and practices specific to dietetics professionals in clinical practice, food service management, community nutrition, and private practice.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  ,  , or  ,   ,   , NUTR Major Only.
  
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    NUTR 430 - Dietetics, Business, and Management Principles II


    Case study approach to support theories and principles taught in NUTR 429.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites NUTR 429.
  
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    NUTR 431 - Seminar in Nutrition


    Synthesizes knowledge of nutrition as a science and the role of nutrition and dietetics professionals in the future of the Nutrition Care Process.

    Credits 3
    Corequisites  ;  .
    Prerequisites  .
  
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    NUTR 436 - Food Microbiology Laboratory


    (Same as BIOL 469L.) Practical laboratory experiences in food microbiology; methodology for identification and quantification of microbes for food safety.

    Credits 2
    Corequisites NUTR 406.
    Prerequisites BIOL 251.
    Notes Laboratory fee required.
  
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    NUTR 437 - Medical Nutrition Therapy Practicum


    Practicum sessions, on and off campus, with emphasis on application of the Nutrition Care Process.

    Credits 1
    Corequisites NUTR 427.
    Prerequisites NUTR 426.
  
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    NUTR 450 - Nutritional Pathophysiology


    Investigation of pathophysiology of common human metabolic disorders. Develops an understanding of the role of nutrition in the etiology and treatment of these disorders through examination of case studies.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  ,  ,  ,   , NUTR Major Only.
  
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    NUTR 451 - Nutrition and Metabolism I


    Cellular metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins and related macronutrients, including energy transformation, digestion, absorption, transport and malnutrition with emphasis on food sources and current research.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  ,  ,  ,  , NUTR Major Only.
  
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    NUTR 452 - Nutrition and Metabolism II


    Cellular metabolism of vitamins, minerals and related micronutrients; including, digestion, absorption, transport, and malnutrition with emphasis on food sources and current research.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites NUTR 451.
  
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    NUTR 466 - Nutritional Anthropology


    (Same as ANTH 466.) Provides anthropological perspective on the multifaceted nature of human relationships to food, especially regarding health, disease, and malnutrition in the contemporary world. Variety of theoretical and methodological approaches explored.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites NUTR 223.
  
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    NUTR 470 - Community Nutrition


    Provides background and skill development on the organization, implementation and evaluation of community-based nutrition programs for individuals and communities. A field experience providing an opportunity to observe or assist with screenings, education programs or community events will be required out of class.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  ,  ,  , NUTR Major Only. 
  
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    NUTR 475 - Undergraduate Research in Nutrition


    Participation in a research project in nutrition selected by faculty and students to demonstrate potential in the field. Project may be conducted as an integrated project or an independent activity.

    Credits (1-3)
    Prerequisites NUTR 311/311L and consent of instructor.
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
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    NUTR 490 - Special Topics in Nutrition


    Focuses on specific nutrition-related issue not covered in depth in other NUTR courses.

    Credits (1-3)
    Prerequisites NUTR 311/311L.
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
    Notes Offered for students who have a common interest in a nutrition topic.
  
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    NUTR 491 - Independent Study in Clinical Nutrition


    Formerly Listed as NUTR 480.

    Independent study of selected nutrition topics. Assignments/projects designed by instructor to meet the needs of the student.

    Credits 1 - 3
    Prerequisites  /  and consent of instructor.
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.
  
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    NUTR 495 - Practicum in Nutrition Education


    Practical experiences for students to share information with populations of various ages and nutritional needs. Guidance provided for planning and implementing nutrition education sessions, program evaluation, and use of multimedia technologies.

    Credits (1-3)
    Prerequisites NUTR 311/311L and consent of instructor.
  
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    PBH 165 - Personal Health Across the Lifespan


    Formerly Listed as HED 165.

    Study of health principles as they apply to college and adult life, including mental health, sexuality, substance abuse, nutrition, health care, and environmental health. Increases understanding of underlying causes of, and cultural, social, and personal influences on these principles, and helps move students toward optimal physical, emotional, social and mental health.

    Credits 3
    Notes (Satisfies UNLV general education social science requirement.)
  
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    PBH 170 - Advanced First Aid


    Formerly Listed as HED 170.

    Various emergency health problems and their management by the application of emergency first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). No previous First-aid training is needed to enroll.
     

    Credits 3
  
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    PBH 200 - Multicultural Health


    Formerly Listed as HED 200.

    Equips students with a working knowledge of the influence of socio-cultural factors upon health status and health-related behaviors. Health-related cultural components and myths related to a variety of ethnic and cultural groups explored.

    Credits 3
    Notes Meets UNLV general education multicultural requirement.
  
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    PBH 202 - Introduction to Epidemiology


    Formerly Listed as EAB 202.

    (Same as HCA 202.) Provides an introduction to epidemiological techniques and strategies. The investigation of infectious disease outbreaks will be discussed and contemporary epidemics will be highlighted. Other foci will be uses, strengths and weaknesses of epidemiological study designs and the appropriate interpretation of results.

    Credits 3
    Notes (Same as HCA 202).
  
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    PBH 205 - Introduction to Public Health


    Formerly Listed as EOH 200.

    Epidemics, chronic disease, workplace hazards, bioterrorism, pollution, second hand smoke, violence – are all public health problems. This course will introduce students to the growing field of public health with a focused look at the core areas of environmental health, epidemiology, population health, and health promotion.

    Credits 3
  
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    PBH 210 - Principles of Health Promotion


    Introduces students to the concepts of health promotion and the tools of health education. Topics will include social and behavioral determinants of health, goals of Healthy People 2020, levels of prevention, philosophies of health education, the relationship between health behavior, health education, and health promotion, and behavioral models in planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs.

    Credits 3
  
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    PBH 225 - History of Public Health


    Surveys the history of public health from early societies through today. An emphasis will be placed on major diseases and public health issues that drove public health policy and the design of our current system. The course will introduce some of the pioneers of public health and development of the different sub-disciplines in the field.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
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    PBH 275 - Injury Prevention and Control


    This course considers the causes and consequences of injury and challenges in injury research and prevention from a public health perspective. Injuries associated with transportation, violence, and the home and occupational environments are included.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  ,  .
  
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    PBH 280 - Experential Learning in Public Health


    Formerly Listed as HED 280.

    Introduction to public schools and community health agencies through field visits, volunteering, and in-class activities.

    Credits 3
  
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    PBH 305 - Consumer Health


    Formerly Listed as HED 305.

    Analysis of factors which influence the selection of health products and services and of agencies concerned with the control of these products and services, and the evaluation of quackery and health misconceptions.

    Credits 2
  
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    PBH 320 - Public and Community Health


    Formerly Listed as HED 320.

    Community health programs and theories: the need for them, problems and issues involved, and possible theoretical solutions. Emphasis on comprehensive and comparative health theories, and their use in governmental, voluntary, and public health environments.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
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    PBH 330 - Global Health


    Introduces the principal health problems of the world’s populations, and the major challenges to improving health at a global level. It is an inter-disciplinary exploration of the factors that account for these health patterns, ranging from their physiological basis to their economic, social and political context. Topics include: infectious diseases, injuries, risk factors, health system performance, and the role of international agencies in shaping the landscape of global health policy. Throughout the course, a heavy emphasis is placed on what we know and how we know about global health problems.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
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    PBH 340 - Built Environment and Health


    Examines the built environment and its impact on health and discuss sustainable solutions with an emphasis on public health. The US and other nations are facing increasingly lethal and costly epidemics of acute and chronic diseases related to land use and built environment decisions. While the hazards presented by air and water pollution are well recognized there is only now increasing recognition of the hazards presented by building and community designs that fail to recognize human health. Built environment and health issues range from motor vehicle trauma to obesity, cancer, heart disease and are based on economic, financial, insurance, housing and other factors. This class will focus on environmental health, health threats of the built environment and creating healthy built environments.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  ,  .
  
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    PBH 360 - Research Methods for Public Health


    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  ,  .
  
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    PBH 407 - Stress Management


    Formerly Listed as HED 407.

    (Same as PED 407.) Explores such things as the meaning of stress, its effects, how it manifests itself physically, mistakes made in handling stress, and strategies for self-care in managing stress. Particular emphasis on the role of physical activity in controlling stress and the development of a controlled lifestyle that provides a balance between work and play and rest and exercise.

    Credits 3
  
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    PBH 422 - AIDS: An Interdisciplinary Perspective


    Formerly Listed as HED 422.

    (Same as NURS 422 and SWK 422.) Interdisciplinary survey of various issues surrounding AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) as viewed from several conceptual, professional, and experimental disciplines. Designed to offer the most cognitive information about AIDS and provide an effective awareness of major issues related to the disease.

    Credits 3
  
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    PBH 424 - Teaching Elementary School Health


    Formerly Listed as HED 424.

    Prepares elementary school teachers in the selection and instruction of health topics relevant to elementary school children. Emphasis on curriculum planning, innovative teaching methods, and the screening of common health problems of elementary school students.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Completion of the last 30 credits in uninterrupted residence at UNLV, passing scores on PRAXIS I series (Pre-Professional Skills Test).
  
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    PBH 425 - Injury Prevention and Control


    Formerly Listed as HED 325.

    Study of the causes of accidents, development of preventative programs, and safety consciousness.

    Credits 2
  
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    PBH 427 - Methods in Health Education


    Formerly Listed as HED 427.

    Gives the prospective health educator a foundation in health education, including curriculum planning, teaching methods, and materials.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites PPST scores RP 174, WP 172, MP 172 or PPST scores RC 321, WC 318 and HEDSCH major.
  
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    PBH 429 - Education for Sexuality


    Formerly Listed as HED 429

    Physical, mental-emotional, and social aspects of sexuality including sexual communication, relationships, gender, decision making and sexual pleasure and function. Structured to prepare individuals to conduct meaningful learning experiences in personal and family life sex education.

    Credits 3
    Notes (Satisfies UNLV general education social science requirement.)
  
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    PBH 430 - Nutrition


    Formerly Listed as HED 430.

    Practical application of nutrition principles to diet, exercise, and weight control, food selection, and the overall health of the individual. Nutritional needs throughout the life cycle emphasized.

    Credits 3
  
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    PBH 435 - Health Studies on Dangerous Drugs


    Formerly Listed as HED 435.

    Analysis and evaluation of scientific data on effects of tobacco, alcohol, narcotics, and other dangerous drugs. Current problems relating to control of use and abuse of these drugs and the role of education in preventing substance abuse.

    Credits 3
    Notes (Satisfies UNLV general education social science requirement.)
  
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    PBH 440 - Program Planning and Evaluation


    Formerly Listed as HED 440.

    Assists health educators in developing, implementing, and evaluating effective health promotion and wellness programs in the school, community, and work-site setting. Emphasis placed on establishing and marketing model lifestyle programs related to nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, and health/safety awareness.

    Credits 3
  
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    PBH 445 - Food access and health


    Provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand and navigate the built environment and industrial food complex with regard to the availability of healthy food and clean water. Topics will include the concept of food deserts, access to safe and healthy foods, obesity, malnutrition, and critical public health problems associated with food and water consumption. Sustainable solutions and strategies for working with community partners from city planners to health educators will be an important focus of the class content.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  ,  .
  
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    PBH 450 - Supervised Teaching—Health Major


    Formerly Listed as HED 450.

    Provides opportunities for supervised teaching in an assigned class situation in health education.

    Credits 6 or 12
    Prerequisites Required professional education courses; HED 427 and within six credits of completing all course work.
    Notes Must be taken concurrently with HED 470.
  
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    PBH 451 - Supervised Teaching—Health Minor


    Formerly Listed as HED 451.

    Provides opportunities for supervised teaching in an assigned class situation in health education.

    Credits 6
    Prerequisites Required professional education courses; HED 427 and within six credits of completing all course work.
    Notes Must be taken concurrently with HED 470.
  
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    PBH 455 - Active Transport, Physical Activity and Health


    Examines the public health benefits of active transport and physical activity and concepts relevant to the built environment that facilitate or hinder participation in active transport and physical activity. Class topics will include: land use and travel behavior; the built environment and public health; transportation demand management; bicycle and pedestrian planning; design of bicycle and pedestrian facilities; retrofitting existing urban areas; safety issues for pedestrians and bicyclists; the transportation needs of special populations (elderly, children, disabled and immigrants); and innovative solutions.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  ,  .
  
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    PBH 460 - Health Ecology and Sustainability



    Examines ways human populations are using land, energy, food and water resources and the related impacts on global climates, ecosystem degradation and biodiversity. Provides students with an understanding of how human consumption and standards of living are exceeding the carrying capacity of the planet and how human and ecosystem health are affected locally and globally.
     

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  ,   .
  
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    PBH 470 - Clinical Teaching Seminar in Health Education


    Formerly Listed as HED 470.

    Bridges the professional sequence and clinical experience of specific applications of teaching methods and techniques.

    Credits 2
    Prerequisites Must be taken concurrently with either HED 450 or HED 451.
  
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    PBH 480 - Field Experience


    Formerly Listed as HED 480.

    Practicum for extended professional service in community health education at occupational, medical, or volunteer agency work sites.

    Credits 1-11, majors must take a total of 11
    Prerequisites 29 credits in PBH course work and consent of instructor.
  
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    PBH 481 - Field Experience Seminar


    Formerly Listed as HED 481.

    Provides a process link between the professional course sequence and the concurrently taken practicum.

    Credits 1
    Prerequisites Must be taken concurrently with  .
  
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    PBH 490 - Workshop in Health Education


    Formerly Listed as HED 490.

    Designed to provide opportunities for study on current topics in the field of health education. For teachers and others interested in gaining further understanding of relevant health issues and the implications for education.

    Credits (1-3)
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
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    PBH 495 - Public Health Practicum


    This course is the practicum option, culminating experience for Public Health majors. In partnership with the SCHS faculty and community partner agencies, students will establish a real-world public health experience. The practicum enables students to contribute to the solution of public health problems, while developing practical skills and personal confidence as a public health professional. The practicum is as an important first step in a public health career, providing an introduction to the practical skills and experience necessary for a productive and fulfilling career. The practicum provides the opportunity to hone skills and gain new experience in a specific area of specialization.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Senior status, permission of instructor.
  
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    PBH 497 - Special Problems in Health Education


    Formerly Listed as HED 499.

    Specialized instruction and/or research designed to develop in-depth understanding of a current health education problem.

    Credits (1-6)
    Prerequisites Consent of instructor and upper-division standing.
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
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    PBH 499 - Senior Thesis in Public Health


    This course is the thesis option, culminating experience for Public Health majors. Students will design an independent research project and prepare a prospectus and a high quality final paper. The Senior Thesis challenges students to develop their scholarly interests and to evolve as independent thinkers and to pursue original research and scholarship on a topic of their choosing. Students work one-on-one with a faculty member who guides the development of the project.
     

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Senior status, permission of instructor.
  
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    PED 170 - Introduction to Physical Education


    Provides orientation to the field and history of physical education, including current trends, professional standards and discussions with guest speakers. Must earn B- or better.

    Credits 3
  
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    PED 173 - Teaching Tumbling


    Instruction in skills and methods of teaching tumbling. For students majoring or minoring in physical education.

    Credits 1
  
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    PED 240 - Scientific Bases of Physical Education


    Overview of scientific bases for teaching physical education focusing on integration and application of selected anatomical, biomechanical, and biological principles. Must earn a B- or better.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites BIOL 189.
  
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    PED 286 - Teaching Team Sports


    Provides students with knowledge of and practice in various methods and techniques of teaching selected team sports.

    Credits 3
  
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    PED 287 - Teaching Fitness Activities


    Critical study of the basic concepts and organizational techniques utilized in teaching a variety of physical fitness activities. Students given opportunities to apply these factors to teaching situations.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites PED 240.
  
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    PED 288 - Teaching Individual Sports


    Provides students with knowledge of and practice in various methods and techniques of teaching selected individual sports.

    Credits 3
 

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