University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

Subject: Health

HLTH 003 - Medical Terminology

Terminology related to medical and health sciences. Online.

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.

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).

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.

HLTH 095 - Special Topics

Introductory courses on health topics beyond the scope of departmental or college offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

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.

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.

HLTH 102 - Science and Evidence in CAM

Selected popular Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies, such as meditation, healing touch, Tai Chi, acupuncture; experiential, theoretical, and evidence-based concepts necessary for critically evaluating the science and evidence of these therapies. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

HLTH 153 - 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. Pre/Co-requisite: HLTH 003.

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.

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.

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.

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.

HLTH 257 - Advanced EMT

Follows the national EMS Scope of Practice Model to expand the Emergency Medical Technician's knowledge and skills in preparation for licensure as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. Prerequisite: HLTH 053 OR HLTH 153.

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.