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    Weber State University
   
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Catalog ARCHIVED CATALOG: Content may no longer be accurate.

Course Descriptions - HTHS


Department of Health Sciences Go to HTHS website

Courses

  • HTHS 1101 - Medical Terminology

    Credits: (2)
    Typically taught:
    Fall [Full Sem, Online]
    Spring [Full Sem, Online]
    Summer [Full Sem, Online]


    A comprehensive overview of medical language. This course takes a body-systems approach to presenting the medical terminology associated with anatomy, physiology, diseases and treatments. Designed for all students interested in health sciences or a career in medicine.
  • HTHS 1103 - Introduction to Health Careers and Care in a Diverse Society

    Credits: (3)
    Typically taught:
    Fall [Full Sem]
    Spring [Full Sem]


    This course will compare and contrast diverse health careers. Students will discuss the history, providers, and delivery models involved in Health Care. The course will explore how such factors as economic class and status in groups such as gender, age, and physical ability affect health care professionals. Students will also explore numerous fields and opportunities in the Health Care Industry.
  • HTHS 1108 - Biocalculations for Health Professions

    Credits: (5)
    Typically taught:
    Fall [Full Sem]
    Spring [Full Sem]


    Fundamental mathematical concepts using health professions applications. 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.
  • HTHS 1110 LS - Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I

    Credits: (4)
    Typically taught:
    Fall [Full Sem, Online]
    Spring [Full Sem, Online]
    Summer [Full Sem, Online]


    Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I is the first semester of a two-semester anatomy and physiology sequence that focuses on the structure and function of the human body.  Course module topics include: the atomic and molecular levels of organization, cell biology and metabolism, microbiology, and the integumentary, skeletal and muscular body systems.  Weekly integrated laboratory sessions serve to enhance the lectures through discussions, data analysis, hands-on activities, and activities utilizing cadaver specimens and interactive digital cadaver technology.   This course meets the life science (LS) general education learning outcomes for the university.   Completion of HTHS 1101  is strongly recommended before taking HTHS 1110.
  • HTHS 1111 - Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II

    Credits: (4)
    Typically taught:
    Fall [Full Sem, Online]
    Spring [Full Sem, Online]
    Summer [Full Sem, Online]


    Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II is the second semester of a two-semester anatomy and physiology sequence that focuses on the structure and function of the human body.  Course module topics include: the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular (blood), cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels), respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive body systems.  Laboratory sessions serve to enhance the lectures through discussions, data analysis, hands-on activities, and activities utilizing cadaver specimens and interactive digital cadaver technology. Prerequisite: HTHS 1110  with a grade of C or better.
  • HTHS 1120 - Case Studies in Health Sciences

    Credits: (3)
    Typically taught:
    Fall [Full Sem, Online]
    Spring [Full Sem, Online]
    Summer [Online]


    Case Studies in Health Sciences is a 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 a variety 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. Prerequisite: HTHS 1101 , HTHS 1110  and HTHS 1111  or an equivalent course in anatomy and physiology.
  • HTHS 1130 - Common Medicines

    Credits: (3)
    Typically taught:
    (offered only as needed)

    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 able to make wise and appropriate choices, are more aware of possible drug-related problems, and will become well-informed consumers. May be repeated twice with a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  • HTHS 2230 - Introductory Pathophysiology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically taught:
    Fall [Full Sem, Online]
    Spring [Full Sem, Online]
    Summer [Full Sem, Online]


    An introduction to the pathophysiologic disruptions of normal human body function.  This course will emphasize disease mechanisms and the body’s response to restore homeostasis.  Units of study include foundational concepts of cellular injury, genetics, acid-base, electrolyte, and fluid balance and functional alterations of the immune, hematologic, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, musculoskeletal, and reproductive systems. Prerequisite: Completion of HTHS 1110  and HTHS 1111 , or ZOOL 2200 , or an equivalent human physiology course with a grade of C or better.  Concurrent enrollment in HTHS 2231  is recommended.
  • HTHS 2231 - Introductory Pathophysiology Laboratory

    Credits: (1)
    Typically taught:
    Fall [Full Sem, Online]
    Spring [Full Sem, Online]
    Summer [Full Sem, Online]


    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 .
  • HTHS 2240 - Introduction to Pharmacology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically taught:
    Fall [Full Sem, Online]
    Spring [Full Sem, Online]
    Summer [Online]


    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.  Recommended prerequisite: HTHS 1101 , HTHS 1110  and HTHS 1111 .
  • HTHS 2830 - Health Sciences Directed Readings

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically taught:
    Fall [Full Sem]
    Spring [Full Sem]


    Directed Readings in Health Sciences areas. Must have departmental approval. May be repeated twice with a maximum of 3 credit hours.
  • HTHS 2904 TD - Information Resources in the Health Professions

    Credits: (1)
    Typically taught:
    Fall [Online]
    Spring [Online]
    Summer [Online]


    Intended for students interested in the health professions, this one-credit hour course will assist in developing information literacy and research skills. Students completing this course will be able to use an academic library and the Internet to successfully identify, access, evaluate and use information resources to support academic and clinical success and lifelong learning. Emphasis is placed on resources in the health sciences. Completion of this course meets part D of the WSU Computer and Information Literacy requirement. Cross-listed as LIBS 2904 .
  • HTHS 2990 - Health Sciences Seminar

    Credits: (1)
    Typically taught:
    (Offered only as needed)

    Presentations, group discussions and analysis of selected topics, designed to prepare the Health Science major for career opportunities in the job market and applying for Health Professions professional programs. May be repeated twice with a maximum of 3 credit hours.
  • HTHS 3240 - Pharmacology Principles and Clinical Applications

    Credits: (3)
    Typically taught:
    Fall [Full Sem, Full Sem Online]
    Spring [Full Sem, Full Sem Online]
    Summer [Full Sem Online]


    Pharmacology Principles and Clinical Applications is an upper division course designed for students who are pursuing a career in health, health education, or the health professions. This course will focus on pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, mechanisms of drug action, evidenced-based medicine, organ-systems approach to differential therapeutics, and topics of current relevancy. In addition, students will present on a pharmacology case or topic of their choice. Prerequisite: HTHS 1111 , ZOOL 2200 , or an equivalent human physiology course.  HTHS 2230 - Introductory Pathophysiology  is also recommended.
  • HTHS 3328 - Pathophysiology of Cells and Tissues

    Credits: (2)
    Typically taught:
    Fall [Full Sem Online]
    Spring [Full Sem Online]
    Summer [Full Sem Online]


    Pathophysiology of Cells and Tissues is a course that will emphasize disease mechanisms and the body’s response to restore homeostasis by presenting an orientation to disease as disordered physiology. This course describes the etiology, developmental considerations, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of disease processes. Units of study focus on the interactions of cellular injury mechanisms, genetic disorders, neoplasia, and inflammatory and immune disorders.  WSU Online class only. Prerequisite: HTHS 1111 , ZOOL 2200 , or equivalent human physiology course. May be repeated once for credit.
  • HTHS 3329 - Pathophysiology of Organs and Systems

    Credits: (2)
    Typically taught:
    Fall [Full Sem Online]
    Spring [Full Sem Online]
    Summer [Full Sem Online]


    Pathophysiology of Organs and Systems is a course that will emphasize the mechanisms of disordered physiology that underlie disease conditions by analyzing the mechanism(s) of different disease states. Particular attention will be given to etiology, pathogenesis, developmental and environmental influences, and clinical manifestations. Units of study focus on the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, musculoskeletal, and reproductive systems. WSU Online class only. Prerequisite: HTHS 1111 , ZOOL 2200 , or equivalent human physiology course. May be repeated once for credit.
  • HTHS 3410 - Foundations of Health Science Technology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically taught:
    Fall [Full Sem] (Offered only as needed)

    The purpose of this course is to teach the student fundamental technological and pharmacological principles used in dental and medical equipment. It will be focused on criteria used by dental and medical personnel to make technology and pharmacology decisions.
  • HTHS 3412 - Health Science Technology Applications

    Credits: (3)
    Typically taught:
    Spring [Full Sem] (Offered only as needed)

    The purpose of this course is to teach students fundamental technological and pharmacological principles used in specific medical devices. The students will develop an understanding of different health science manufactured products and services and will receive exposure to industry representatives. Prerequisite: HTHS 3410 .
  • HTHS 4010 - Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams

    Credits: (3)
    Typically taught:
    (Offered only as needed)

    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 4010  and NRSG 4010 . May be repeated twice for credit.
  • HTHS 4850 - Study Abroad

    Credits: (1-6)
    Variable Title
    This course provides opportunities for students in health professions to experience a study abroad program that is designed to explore healthcare, culture, and clinical experience. May be repeated 5 times for 6 credit hours.