University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Courses in Health (HLTH)

HLTH 003 - Medical Terminology
Terminology related to medical and health sciences. Online.
Credits: 2.00
HLTH 010 - Health & Wellness
This course is for Health & Wellness RLC students only. We explore the six domains of health & wellness (physical, emotional, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, and social) through readings, discussions, and hands-on activities.
Credits: 1.00
HLTH 025 - Patient Care Equipment Tech
Introduction to healthcare technology management in acute patient care, anatomy/physiology and technical principles, safety, and troubleshooting techniques. Includes electrocardiographs, physiological monitors, infusion devices, pacemakers and defibrillators. Online.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 026 - Medical Equipment Applications
Hands-on laboratory course in the classroom. Includes bedside medical equipment demonstrations, exercises, and problem resolution, device simulators, safety, and performance testing.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 051 - Wilderness First Responder
Meets or exceeds the standards of the Wilderness First Responder minimum course contents established by the Wilderness Medical Society. Successful course completion results in certification for Wilderness First Responder by Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO).
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 053 - Emergency Medical Technician
Prepares students to become Emergency Medical Technicians. Each student must successfully complete all of the requirements prior to sitting for the certification exam. Prerequisite: BCLS CPR Certification.
Credits: 6.00
HLTH 057 - Adv. Emergency MedicalTech.
Prepares students to become Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. Each student must successfully complete all of the requirements prior to sitting for the certification exams. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 6.00
HLTH 060 - D2: LGBTQ Health Disparities
Examination of LGBTQ health disparities across the lifespan, including factors such as decreased access to healthcare, lack of awareness and insensitivity to unique health needs. Analysis of inequitable health system policies and practices that create health risks for LGBTQ individuals.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 095 - Special Topics
Introductory courses on health topics beyond the scope of departmental or college offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 096 - Special Topics
Introductory courses on health topics beyond the scope of departmental or college offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 100 - Biology of Aging
Human aging examined emphasizing biological and nonpathological physiological changes and their effects on the functioning of elders. Prerequisites: BIOL 004, ANPS 019 and ANPS 020, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 101 - Intro to Integrative Health
Overview of social forces prompting the rise of integrative healthcare in the U.S.; the theory and practice of health professions included in integrative healthcare. Cultural and institutional views and processes shaping substance and delivery modes of healthcare in the U.S. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 103 - D2: Intro to Global Health
An intermediate level lecture/discussion course that explores global health and global health challenges affecting people primarily in developing or resource-constrained countries. Pre/co-requisite: Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 105 - D2:Cultural Health Care
Examines the principles and theories of culture in health care with an overall goal to understand how health care is contextualized by and through culture.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 106 - D2:Bali:Conscious,Culture,Comm
This course will provide opportunities to develop intercultural communication skills including cultural awareness, cultural adaptation, cultural empathy, and non-evaluative listening through experience with Balinese families, teachers and traditional healers. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 107 - SU:Human Health & the Envirnmt
Offers an introduction to environmental health. Topics include: methods (toxicology, epidemiology), environmental health hazards (physical, biological, chemical) and supports (nature contact), risk analysis, communication and management, health and climate change, food production and access, energy production, and water. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Cross-listed with: ENVS 107, NR 107.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 109 - Energy Medicine
Energy medicine is an integrative, complementary and preventative energy therapy course. The impact of specific concepts, beliefs, patterns, and interventions on the energy system are explored. Pre/co-requisite: HLTH 141.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 135 - Adv Medical Equipment Systems
Covers imaging systems: x-ray, fluoroscopy. CT scanners, MRI, nuclear medicine, and ultrasound. Also clinical laboratory equipment, surgery devices, healthcare networks/IT, dialysis systems, and physical therapy equipment. Online.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 137 - Mindful Eating
Introduces students to the principles and practice of mindfulness as taught by the contemporary mindfulness in healthcare movement. Through readings, discussion, and writing this course explores the cultural, environmental, health-related, sociological and spiritual connections associated with eating. Prerequisite: Minimum Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 140 - Issues in Women's Health
A holistic exploration of the health care needs of women. This course will consider the stereotypical, theoretical, and clinical approaches of care used in treating women. Prerequisites: PSYS 001; HDFS 005; one Sociology course below 100.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 141 - Healing Touch Level 1
Healing Touch is an energy based therapeutic approach to healing which uses touch to influence the energy system thus affecting physical, emotional, and spiritual health and healing.
Credits: 1.00
HLTH 142 - Healing Touch Level 2
The second level of Healing Touch includes an intake interview, back techniques, and a full healing sequence. Emphasis in the experimental learning is on developing sequences for specific client needs. Pre/co-requisite: HLTH 141.
Credits: 1.00
HLTH 143 - Healing Touch Level 3
Level 3 is for students who desire more in-depth skills in Healing Touch, an energy-based therapeutic approach to healing, and have successfully completed Levels 1 and 2. Pre/co-requisites: HLTH 141 and HLTH 142.
Credits: 1.00
HLTH 144 - Healing Touch Level 4
Prepares the student to become a Healing Touch practitioner. Topics include client/practitioner relations, identifying energy patterns, business and professional ethics and standards. Prerequisite: HLTH 143.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 145 - D2:Women's Hlth & Spirituality
Travel course to Belize. Examines women's physical, mental, and spiritual health with a cross-cultural perspective. Pre/co-requisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 150 - Infectious Disease & Hum Hst
This course will explore how the changing world has impacted the development and spread of infectious disease.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 155 - D1:Racism & Health Disparities
This course will introduce basic issues that underlie health disparities, with a focus on the connection between racism and health disparities in the U.S.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 160 - Meridians, Systems & Organs
Meridians are an interconnected web of energy lines that nourish the internal aspects of organs and body systems. Learn ways to assess the meridians, systems and organs, alter their energy flow, and discover how meridians influence health and illness. Co-requisite: HLTH 140.
Credits: 1.00
HLTH 191 - Teaching Assistantship
Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
Intermediate courses on health topics beyond the scope of departmental or college offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 6.00
HLTH 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
Intermediate courses on health topics beyond the scope of departmental or college offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 197 - Independent Study
A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 210 - D2: Health and Culture: Oaxaca
Gain appreciation for cultural diversity by exploring the social, psychological, health practices, and historical trajectories of Oaxacan perceptions within the overarching theme of health. Prerequisites: Minimum Junior standing and Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 211 - D2: Sustainable Dev Pub Hlth
Introduction to development of sustainable public health interventions through service learning. Faculty-led program abroad. Prerequisite: Minimum Junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 225 - Health Technology Management
Includes medical devices/systems, information technology and telecommunications. Blending of IT and medical technology. Also planning, life cycle management, and technical services--clinical engineering. Online.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 250 - Community Participatory Rsch
Examines the process and development of conducting community-based participatory research projects in collaboration with a community partner.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 295 - Advanced Special Topics
Advanced courses on health topics beyond the scope of department or college offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 3.00
HLTH 296 - Advanced Special Topics
Advanced courses on health topics beyond the scope of department or college offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 3.00