MS in Health Sciences

36
Credit Hours
1
Avg. Completion
Years

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 9 credits

Accreditation

WSCUC

Master Of Science In Health Sciences Curriculum (MSHS)

The MSHS Health Education Concentration curriculum is comprised of 12 courses (8 core courses and 4 elective courses) for a total of 36 credits.

Core Requirements (24 Semester Credits)

Course Description

The course provides an overview of human development and aging as normal part of the life cycle. Demographic and epidemiological trends with respect to aging will be examined. Common diseases of aging and their impact upon caregivers will be explored. Health behavior theory and health education planning models will be introduced and applied in the context of chronic disease prevention.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course provides the students the capacity to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs in various community and health care settings. Needs assessment methods, planning models, goals and objectives setting, strategy selection, data collection, and quality and evaluation issues will be addressed.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course provides an overview of essential concepts related to culture and cross-cultural perspectives in health. The relationship between theory and practice in multicultural education are emphasized. The overreaching goal of this course is designed to develop culture awareness, and promote intercultural understanding in order to function effectively in a multicultural educational setting as a health educator.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course provides the student with an overview of the health education/health promotion field and an opportunity to develop skills in needs assessment and program planning. The student will learn why health behavior is such an important contributor to current public health problems and how health education and promotion programs can be used to address the problems. The student will be introduced to a hands-on experience using the PRECEDE/PROCEED planning framework to conduct a needs assessment and design a health promotion program.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course is designed to provide students the capability to evaluate research findings in the field of health education. In addition, students identify the relationship of conceptual models and theories to research (knowledge building). Quantitative reasoning, and statistical analysis and will be introduced as they are applied to performing scientific investigations.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course presents an introduction to the legal and ethical issues that arise in management of health services organizations. Topics include: ethics in business and clinical decision making, tools for understanding ethics and ethical analysis, professional and organizational guidelines in making ethical decisions, including codes of ethics and mission statements, organizational responses to ethical issues, including ethics processes, such as institutional ethics committees and institutional review boards, conflicts of commitment and conflicts of interest, patient and community concerns and end of life decisions.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course provides an introduction to health education program administration and an overview of the skills and knowledge needed to administer a health education program.

Credits

3

Course Description

Major public health issue will be chosen by the student and will be addressed within a specific population or geographic region of interest. The student will conduct a literature review of the scholarly literature to identify existing disease control strategies. A strategy for improved public health practices will be formulated to address that issue. Potential obstacles or barriers to improved public health practices will be identified. The student will also discuss ways in which these barriers may be overcome. The final products will be a comprehensive paper that reflects scholarly synthesis, integration, and application of previously acquired knowledge.

Credits

3

Elective Requirements (Please choose 4 elective courses) (12 Semester Credits)

Course Description

The course provides the students in depth knowledge of physical, social, psychological, and economic changes related to aging and the impacts of an aging population on the delivery of health care services.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of public and community health. Models, theories and policy analysis are included. It also provides an introduction to the nature of community health services and resources.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course is designed to provide students the capability to evaluate research findings in the field of health education, and in addition to identify the relationship of conceptual models and theories to research (knowledge building). Quantitative reasoning, and statistical analysis and will be introduced as they are applied to performing scientific investigations.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course provides a summary of mental health issues in our society with a focus the sociological concerns of mental health. The most commonly diagnosed mental health issues/disorders will be explored. Mental health will be examined in relation to the issues of social class and ethnicity.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course introduces students to policy analysis by examining issues in the health sector with a problem focused and multi disciplinary approach that builds on political science, public administration, epidemiology, biostatistics, public policy and political theory. It explores the complexity of health policy and provides the basic tools used in policy design, implementation and evaluation.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, students will explore the juncture of health and safety in the workplace. Sources of workplace hazards will be considered as well as effective mitigation strategies. Economic, cultural and historic forces and their resultant impact on occupational safety and health will be considered. Students will explore federal, state and local sources of law that impact occupational safety and health.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course describes the evolution of environmental health and its impact on current public policies and present as well as evolving environmental health issues. Key topics include environmental justice, communication, human consumption, personal health practices and the reciprocal relationship between humans and the environment in which they live.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course explores the impact of emergency and disaster situations on public health infrastructure. Emphasis is placed on issues that arise during emergencies and disasters and their implications for individuals and communities. Psychosocial issues are also examined along with concepts of incident management and mitigation.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course introduces the basic principles used to study the distribution and determining factors of disease, injuries, and death in individuals and populations. Students learn about how Epidemiology is the branch of medicine that deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to health. Students explore Epidemiology as a tool for public health to promote and protect the public’s health based on science.

Credits

3

WSCUC Accreditation

Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Touro College Los Angeles (Lander Campus) is a division of Touro University Worldwide.

For more information on WSCUC, visit www.wascsenior.org or write WSCUC at 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501.