Pre-Professional Health Certificate

Required Courses:
HPS 440Medical Sociology3
or HPS 456 Health Care and the Law
HPS 442Medical Ethics3
CHE 201Medical Terminology3
or HHS 202 Mental Health Terminology
HHS 370Medicine and Addiction I3
HHS 406Program Evaluation3
Select One of the following:3
Health Pol Studies Internship
Internship CHE
Public Health Internship

CHE 201     Medical Terminology     3 Credit Hours

This course will focus on an in-depth presentation of medical language to serve as a solid foundation for students interested in health care, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, or related careers. Medical terminology for both health and disease is presented in relation to human structure and function. Understanding of the course content builds a framework by introducing the key terms as they are applied to specific body systems.

CHE 402     Internship CHE     3 Credit Hours

CHE 402 Internship in Community Health Education is designed to provide opportunities for students to develop, enhance, and assess health education skills and competencies in the direct application of community health education. Students will observe an academically prepared health educator within a health service agency/organization and be directly involved in the delivery of health education and will reflect on learning experiences and discuss health education issues within the seminar sessions.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 101

Can enroll if College is Education, Health, and Human Services

HHS 370     Medicine and Addiction I     3 Credit Hours

Medicine and Addiction I is part one in the sequence of introductory coursework in the Addiction Studies Certificate Program. This course provides the clinical orientation for addiction that frames much of the activities associated with screening and assessment of client behaviors as well as aspects of intervention and management of clients with addiction. Students successfully completing the course will identify and apply the assessment principles for individuals and families dealing with addiction. (OC)

HHS 402     Public Health Internship     3 Credit Hours

This internship provides students the opportunity to apply classroom learning and gain hands-on experience inside a public health work environment at the Michigan Department of Community Health. The experience allows students to build valuable networking connections with local and state public health professional leaders as well as explore a career choice within public health. The course focuses on exposure to state and local program analysis while students develop marketable job skills and core public health competencies. (F, W, S)

Prerequisite(s): CHE 101 and HHS 200

Can enroll if Class is Freshman

HHS 406     Program Evaluation     3 Credit Hours

This course will provide an introduction to kep concepts in program evaluation. Students will learn about the systematic steps involved in evaluating public programs for efficiency and effectiveness. The course will rely on case studies, text examples, and discussion.

HPS 401     Health Pol Studies Internship     3 to 6 Credit Hours

A practical experience; volunteering is done in a health care delivery setting combined with a support seminar to develop an understanding of health care system issues and problems.

Can enroll if Class is Senior

HPS 440     Medical Sociology     3 Credit Hours

An analysis of health and illness behavior from the point of view of the consumer, as well as medical professionals, the structure, strengths and weaknesses of the medical care delivery system in the U.S.; the impact of culture and personality on illness behavior; and a study of the institution of medicine and activities of health care professionals. Students cannot receive credit for both HPS 440 and HPS 540. (F).

Prerequisite(s): SOC 200 or SOC 201

HPS 442     Medical Ethics     3 Credit Hours

An examination of moral issues in medicine. Among the problems to be considered are truth-telling and paternalism in the doctor-patient relationship, psychosurgery and behavior control, death and euthanasia, the allocation of scarce resources, and genetic counseling and control. Specific attention will be given to ethical theories and to philosophical concepts such as rights, autonomy, and justice. Students cannot receive credit for both HPS 442 and HPS 542. Prerequisite(s): any previous course in Philosophy or permission of instructor. (F,W,S).

Prerequisite(s): PHIL 100 or PHIL 120 or PHIL 233 or PHIL 234 or PHIL 240 or PHIL 301 or PHIL 302 or PHIL 303 or PHIL 304 or PHIL 305 or PHIL 310 or PHIL 315 or PHIL 320 or PHIL 340 or PHIL 350 or PHIL 355 or PHIL 365 or PHIL 369 or PHIL 370 or PHIL 371 or PHIL 375 or PHIL 380 or PHIL 390 or PHIL 441 or PHIL 445 or PHIL 485 or PHIL 490

HPS 456     Health Care and the Law     3 Credit Hours

A sociological study of legal issues in health care, including regulation of hospitals, consent for treatment, confidentiality, experimentation, family planning, children's rights, access to health care. The emphasis will be on the organizational and personal consequences of legal requirements. Junior/Senior standing is a requirement. Students cannot receive credit for both HPS 456 and HPS 556. (F).

Prerequisite(s): SOC 200 or SOC 201 or POL 364