University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

Subject: Health Sciences

HSCI 101 - Issues in Cont. Public Health

Introductory investigation of public health. Explores the development and scope of the discipline of public health and issues that have been raised with regard to the practice of public health.

HSCI 102 - Epidemics in Hist & Imaginatn

Explores epidemic disease through the lens of history and fiction. Students will learn about what makes a disease epidemic or pandemic, how the causes of disease have been discovered, and interventions to stop the spread of disease.

HSCI 140 - Struct & Finan of US Hlthcare

Organization and financing of the U.S. health care system; discussion of current issues in health reform.

HSCI 160 - Health Communication

Explore basic theories and principles of interpersonal communication in health care contexts with special focus on patient-and-family-centered care (PFCC) across multiple systems of care. Prerequisites: ENGS 001 or equivalent; minimum Sophomore standing.

HSCI 290 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

HSCI 292 - 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.