California State University, Long Beach

POLICY STATEMENT

October 27, 1983

                                                                                                                            Number: 83-12

                                                                                                                            File:  Health Science

This curricular program, recommended by the Academic Senate in its meeting of May 19, 1983 and approved by the Chancellor on September 30, 1983, was authorized for implementation by the President on October 27, 1983.


SUBJECT:    OPTION IN HEALTH CARE FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH SCIENCE (Code 3-1216)

GENERAL

The Health Care Option is designed for those individuals who have received certification and/or license from an approved allied health/health care program and desire a Bachelor of Science degree.  The focus of this option is upon the development of professional skills for people whose major goal is: (a) providing service, or (b) instructing in the health care setting.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

Once admitted to the University, students are required to do the following prior to acceptance into the Health Care Option:

1.    Obtain certification and/or license from an allied health/health care program from an institution that has been accredited by either a Committee on Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA) approved accreditation agency or the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA).  Those individuals who do not have appropriate certification will be counseled by the Department of Health Science regarding where to obtain an appropriate accredited program, and, when possible, concurrent enrollment may be utilized.

2.    Earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

LOWER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS

Completion of general education requirements to include:  English 100; once of the following:  Anthropology 120, Sociology 100 or Psychology 100; and a minimum of 12 units in Natural Sciences approved by department advisor equivalent to:

a.    Biology 107 - Human Body-Structure and Function (3)

b.    Biology 200 - General Biology (3)

c.    Chemistry 100 - Introduction to General and Organic Chemistry (4)

d.    Microbiology 100 - Microbiology (3)

e.    Microbiology 101 - Man and Disease (3)

UPPER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS

Required Core:     15 units (one course from each area)
                            Courses must be selected in consultation with an option advisor.

a.    Statistics - Health Science 403 - Community Health Statistics (3)
                        Educational Psychology -  Educational Statistics (3)

b.    Program Development - Health Science 430 - School Health Program (3)
                                            Health Science 460 - Health Care Program Development (3)

c.    Professionalism - Health Science 301 - Orientation to Health Science (3)
                                 Health Science 451 - Ethics/Professionalism in Health Care (3)

d.    Health Organization - Health Science 401 - Community Health Education (3)
                                        Health Science 409 - Community Health Problems (3)
                                        Health Science 420IC - International Health (3)
                                        Health Science 450 - Health Care Professional in the United States (3)

e.    Health Promotion - Health Science 435 - Health Promotion/Risk Reduction (3)

Additional coursework:

HCA 411 - Problems and Issues in Health Care (3)

HCA 440 - Legal Aspects of Health Administration (3)

HCA 452 - Research Design for the Health Care Professional (3)

One of the following: ANTH 353 - Health and Healing (3)

HEC 430 - Nutrition and Health (3)

HSC 400 - Determinants of Disease Prevalence in Man (3)

SOC 462 - Medical Sociology (3)

One of the following: C/ST 200* - Introduction to Data Analysis (3)

JOUR 270* - Introduction to Public Relations (3)

PPOL 350 - The Policy-Making Process (3)

ECON 300 - Fundamental of Economics (3)

An emphasis in either a. Providing Service or b. Instructing in Health Care Setting

a.    Providing Service (12 units)

HCA 410 - Introduction to Health Management and Organization (3)

HCA 465 - Analysis and Evaluation of Health Care Services (3)

EDP 434 - Interpersonal Skills in Human Resource Development (3)

or

NRSG 202*, 202l* - Human Awareness and the Health Professions, Laboratory (2, 1)

One of the following: ANTH 319 - Growth, Development and Variation (3)

GERN 482 - Physical Assessment and Aging (3)

NRSG 253* - Physical Assessment (3)

NRSG 482 - (same as GERN 482)

b.    Instructing in Health Care Setting (12 units) POSC 331 - Introduction to Public Administration (3)

HSC 462A - Teaching the Health Care Professional (3)

HSC 492 - Internship (3)

One of the following: EDP 434 - Interpersonal Skills in Human Resource Development (3)

NRSG 202*, 202L* - Human Awareness and Health Professions, Laboratory (2, 1)

IM 300 - Instructional Media (3)

IM 301 - Instructional Design Media Integration (3)

*Lower division

EFFECTIVE: Spring 1984

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