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College of Health and Human Services Information

College of Health and Human Services

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College of Health and Human Service - HHS Courses


100. Skills for Living (3)

Development of skills necessary for achieving success as a student in any HHS major and ultimately as a professional. Additionally, HHS 100 is intended to improve student awareness of health and human services professions, career paths and disciplines.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion, 3 hours.) Team taught by College of Health and Human Services Faculty.

210. Introduction to Physical Therapy (3)

Corequisite: HHS 100.
Introduction and orientation to rehabilitation with special emphasis on physical therapy. Includes essentials for choosing between rehabilitation professions and preparation for admission to a professional physical therapy educational program.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 3 hours.)


374. Professional Practice I: Professional Interactions (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor
Self-awareness of how personality, learning preferences, and personal values affect professional interactions. Includes effective communication, conflict resolution, and eliciting patient values and goals. Also, communicating with patients who have experienced disability, sexual dysfunction, or issues with coping or dying.
Letter grade only (A-F). Lecture/Discussion 3 hours.

401. Applied Anatomy I (3)

Prerequisite: BIOL 208, or equivalent.
Advanced study of structure and function of neuromusculoskeletal systems with emphasis on surface contour, myology and joint structure and neurovascular supply. Regional emphasis includes upper extremity head, neck and thorax. Includes dissection laboratory and provided materials.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours.)

402. Applied Anatomy II (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 208, or equivalent, HHS 401.
Continuation of HHS 401, with emphasis on normal anatomy of lower extremities, pelvis, and abdominal region.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours.)

403. Tissue Mechanics and Aging (3)

Prerequisite(s): HHS 401, BIOL 341 and consent of instructor.
Advanced study of tissue (bone, muscle, dense fibrous connective tissue, cartilage, nerve) mechanics and pathomechanics including use, disuse and aging with application to joint mechanics and therapeutic procedures.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 3 hours.)

460. Neuroanatomy (4)

Prerequisites: HHS 401, BIOL 341 Corequisite: HHS 402
Investigation of human neuroanatomy with emphasis on the structure and function of the central nervous system (CNS), cranial nerves, and their connecting neural pathways relative to human function and movement. Neuroanatomical and vascular lesions will be discussed and correlated to common clinical conditions. Emphasis is on applying neuroanatomy for differential diagnosis.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours.)

471. Pathology (3)

Prerequisite: BIOL 208; Corequisite: BIOL 341.
Advanced study of abnormal function as result of disease. Includes general pathology and selected pathologies encompassing cardiovascular, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, peripheral and central nervous system, and integumentary systems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/discussion 3 hours.)

497. Independent Studies (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, and for human dissection, one general introductory anatomy course, HHS 401 and 402.
Independent projects in any area of physical therapy. Human dissection is available as a special study.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.