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Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2002-2003

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Health Sciences and Human Performance -- Interdisciplinary

Patricia E. Green, Associate Dean and Coordinator

The School of Health Sciences and Human Performance is committed to the promotion of interdisciplinary course offerings that teach students the importance of collaboration among professionals in related fields. Increasingly, the health care environment is characterized by multidisciplinary teams employing a case management approach in the area of disease prevention as well as in areas of diagnosis and treatment. A number of courses are cross-listed between departments, such as Seminar: Health Care Teams, which is numbered 620-46000 in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and 661-46000 in the Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services. The course numbered 666-10000 is a first-year seminar designed to introduce students to fields in all departments of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance.

666-10000 Health Sciences: Foundations and Careers   NLA

     An overview of the foundation of health sciences and career opportunities in the various fields. The class format includes small-group discussion as well as guest lectures by health science educators. Selected issues related to the professions are also examined. 2 credits. (F,Y)

666-31200 Health Care and Culture   LA

     An investigation of socio-cultural context in the delivery and receipt of health care and rehabilitation services. Students examine the role of ethnicity, race, religion, and socioeconomic status in shaping the health-related beliefs and behaviors of individuals through readings, discussion, and interviews with people in the community. Prerequisites: Junior standing. 2 credits. (S,Y)

666-31300 Health Care and Culture: An International Field Experience   NLA

     An investigation of socio-cultural context in the delivery of health care and rehabilitation services in an international context. Students examine the role of ethnicity, race, religion, and socio-economic status in shaping the health-related beliefs and behaviors of individuals in a selected country through experiential learning, discussion, and lectures. Prerequisites: 666-31200 or permission of the instructor. 1 credit. (Sum,Y)

B.A. in Health Policy Studies

Health policy studies is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary program that offers the opportunity to study policy and cultural issues related to health and health care at the regional, national, and international levels. The major is a broad-based, liberal, and interconnected course of study involving social, political, economic, and cultural research and analyses.

In addition to the required and elective courses in this degree program, students must complete a minor (or double major) of their choice and an eight-week internship in a health policy setting, usually during the summer following the junior year. Graduates of this program are well prepared to serve as policy analysts with government agencies, lobby groups, legislative offices, health facilities, private corporations, international health agencies, health activist organizations, and health policy institutes.

Requirements for the Major in Health Policy Studies -- B.A.

Major department requirements -- Restricted electives -- select two from the following courses

640-11000

War, Hunger, and Genocide: An International Health Perspective (3)

 

640-12000

Your Money and Your Health (3)

 

640-13000

Healthy Viewings: Media and Health (3)

 

640-14000

Cyborgs, Clones, and Policy: New Technologies in Health and Medicine (3)

6

 

Total, restricted electives

6

Specific requirements

640-20500

Critical Health Issues

3

640-21500

Introduction to Health Policy and Policy Making

3

640-30400

Economics of Health Care

3

640-31500

Health Policy Research and Analysis

3

640-33500

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Policy

3

640-39000

Health Policy Internship

4

640-41500

Health Policy Seminar

3

 

Total, specific requirements

22

Health policy electives -- Select four of the following courses (No more than one may be at the 100 level)

303-11200

Food, Health, and Federal Control (3)

 

303-27800

Environmental Health and Medicine (3)

 

310-36200

Theory and Politics of Public Policy (3)

 

310-36400

Law and Public Policy (3)

 

310-36500

The Politics of Health (3)

 

310-36600

Environmental Politics (3)

 

310-37000

Selected Topics in Public Policy (3)

 

314-xxxxx

Philosophy elective (200 or higher) (3)

 

319-22500

Health Communication (3) or

 

640-22500

Health Communication (3)

 

331-21500

Introduction to Contemporary Mental Health Issues (3)

 

331-31400

Sociology of Health and Medicine (3)

 

331-31600

Women and Health (3)

 

339-38000

Medical Anthropology (3)

 

640-32600

Health Planning and Administration (3)

 

640-36000

Front Page Public Health: Policy and Epidemiology (3)

 

640-43500

Health Care Law (3)

 

662-11300

Personal Health (3)

 

662-22500

Alcohol and Alcoholism (3)

 

662-22900

Disease and Lifestyle (3)

 
 

Total, health policy electives

12

Required courses outside major department -- In the School of Humanities and Sciences

306-12200

Principles of Microeconomics

3

310-10100

U.S. Politics (3) or

 

310-10300

U.S. and the World (3)

3

310-12900

Introduction to Global Studies (3) or

 

339-12900

Introduction to Global Studies (3) or

 

640-12900

Introduction to Global Studies (3)

3

310-14100

Power: Race, Sex, and Class (3) or

 

310-14200

Ideas and Ideologies (3)

3

313-15500

Basic Statistical Reasoning (3) or

 

313-24300

Statistics (3)

3

314-21200

Introduction to Ethics (3) or

 

314-23000

Medical Ethics (3)

3

331-10100

Introduction to Sociology (3) or

 

339-10400

Cultural Anthropology (3)

3

377-10600

Academic Writing I (3) or

 

377-10700

Academic Writing II (3)

3

377-20100

Persuasive Argument

3

377-20500

Personal Essay

3

In the Gerontology Institute

780-10100

Introduction to Gerontology

3

780-31900

Aging Policies and Programs

3

 

Total, requirements outside department

36

 

Required minor

15-24

 

Liberal arts electives (LA) (Minimum number of liberal arts credits is 90)

6-21

Free electives

 

From any area at Ithaca College

3-27

 

Total, B.A. in health policy studies

124

B.S. in Health Services Administration

This degree program is being discontinued. No applications will be accepted.

The degree program in health services administration is for students who want challenging careers in the management of health organizations, including hospitals, state and federal agencies, long-term care facilities, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), ambulatory care facilities, managed care corporations, mental health facilities, and other health-related organizations and companies. Some graduates pursue advanced degrees in health administration or business.

The curriculum provides in-depth training in health administration and management. As part of their professional preparation, students spend two summers as administrative interns in selected health care organizations. These two 4-credit internships are billed at the prevailing summer tuition rate. The health services administration program is an associate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

Special Academic Status Policy for Health Services Administration Majors

To maintain satisfactory academic standing, a student must maintain at least a 2.30 GPA in all major department courses (640-xxxxx) and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.30.

Academic Warning -- A student who fails to meet the minimum standards stated above and is not suspended or dismissed will be placed on warning. A student on warning may not take fewer than 12 credits in a regular semester without approval by the department chair or dean.

Dismissal -- Failure to qualify for removal from warning after one semester will render the student subject to dismissal from the program. After any two warnings, the student will normally be dismissed from the program. If academic performance deficiencies include failure to meet minimum standards of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, the result may be suspension or dismissal from Ithaca College.

Requirements for the Major in Health Services Administration -- B.S.
Curriculum

Major department requirements

640-10000

Introduction to the Vocabulary of Medicine

1

640-20500

Critical Health Issues

3

640-20600

Health Services Site Visits

1

640-21000

Issues in Health Services Administration

3

640-28600

Pre-Internship Seminar

0.5

640-30400

Economics of Health Care

3

640-32100

Departmental Planning, Budgeting, and Cost-Finding

3

640-32500

Health Planning

3

640-38700

Internship I

4

640-38800

Post-Internship Seminar

0.5

640-40300

Administration of Health Organizations and Agencies

3

640-41600

Applied Health Care Management

3

640-43500

Health Care Law

3

640-48700

Internship II

4

 

Total

35

Health services electives -- Choose 9 credits from the following electives

640-25000

International Health Issues (3)

 

640-27500

Women in Health Care Management (3)

 

640-30300

Computer Applications in the Health Care Field (3)

 

640-30500

Financial Management for Health Administrators (3)

 

640-30800

Program Evaluation (3)

 

640-33000

Quality Assessment and Risk Management in Health Care (3)

 

640-34000

Managed Health Care (3)

 

640-35000

Communication in Health Service Organizations (3)

 

640-40100

Public Health and Epidemiology (3)

 

640-49500

Special Topics in Health Administration (1-3)

 

640-49900

Independent Study (1-4)

 

780-24000

Fieldwork in Gerontology (3)

 

780-31400

Long-Term Care Administration (3)

 

780-31900

Aging Policies and Programs (3)

 
 

Total, health services electives

9

Required courses outside major department (45-48) -- In the Gerontology Institute

780-10100

Introduction to Gerontology

3

In the School of Business

880-22500

Financial Accounting

3

880-22600

Management Accounting

3

882-22000

Principles of Management

3

885-34000

Human Resource Management

3

887-20300

Introduction to Law I

3

In the School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S)

306-12200

Principles of Microeconomics

3

310-xxxxx

Politics elective

3

312-11000

Introduction to Computers and Information Systems

3

313-10500

Mathematics for Decision Making (3) or

 

313-10800

Calculus for Decision Making (4) or

 

313-11100

Calculus (4)

3-4

313-15500

Basic Statistical Reasoning (3) or

 

313-24300

Statistics (3) or

 

313-24400

Statistics with Probability (4)

3-4

314-23000

Medical Ethics

3

319-11500

Business and Professional Communication or

 

225-10800

Human Communication in Organizations

3

336-10500

Library Resources and Methods of Research (freshmen only)

0-1

377-10600

Academic Writing I or

 

377-10700

Academic Writing II

3

377-20100

Persuasive Argument or

 

377-31200

Professional Writing

3

 

Total, requirements outside department

45-48

Liberal arts electives -- Liberal arts distribution

 

Natural science (NS) courses, only one of which may

 
 

be mathematics

6

 

Fine arts (FA) course

3

 

Humanities (HU) courses

6

 

Social and behavioral science (SS) courses

6

Liberal arts electives (LA)

 

Any fine arts, humanities, natural science, or social science courses

6-9

 

Total, liberal arts electives

27-30

Free electives

 

From any area at Ithaca College

9

 

Total, B.S. in health services administration

128

An information sheet with further details and suggestions about these requirements is available from the department office.

Health Communication Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in health communication is administered by the Department of Speech Communication and the Health Communication Steering Committee, which consists of one faculty member from each of the following departments: health promotion and human movement; organizational communication, learning, and design; and speech communication. It involves coursework from three schools of the College and is designed to allow any student the opportunity to learn more about the complexities of communication in health care and health promotion.

For more information on this minor, see the Department of Speech Communication on p. 337.

Health Services Administration Minor

Open to students majoring in all disciplines except health services administration. This minor includes coursework in both health services administration and business. It is designed for students interested in a focused set of courses that will introduce them to the management issues and skills in health-related organizations. The minor includes a practical field experience in a local health organization and an elective for pursuing a specialized area of interest.

Curriculum

640-20500

Critical Health Issues

3

640-32600

Health Planning and Administration

3

640-39600

Fieldwork in Health Services Administration

3

640-43500

Health Care Law

3

882-22000

Principles of Management

3

887-20300

Introduction to Law I

3

 

Total

18

Choose one of the following

640-34000

Managed Health Care (3)

 

640-35000

Communication in Health Service Organizations (3)

 

640-36000

Front Page Public Health: Policy and Epidemiology (3)

 

780-31400

Long-Term Care Administration (3)

3

 

Total, health services administration minor

21

Integrative Health Studies Minor

An interdisciplinary minor open to all students. Courses offered by multiple departments across campus are designed to facilitate the study of complementary and alternative health modalities and their history, theory, cultural contexts, economics, and uses to promote wellness and prevent disease. The minor complements the study of any allied health field, and enriches the perspective of any student interested in his or her own well-being and health and medicine as they interact with culture, economics, politics, and science.

Curriculum

662-21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing

3

314-22500

Science and Pseudoscience (3) or

 

663-36400

Contemporary and Alternative Therapies (3)

3

640-20500

Critical Health Issues (3) or

 

319-22500

Health Communication (3) or

 

640-22500

Health Communication (3) or

 

640-25000

International Health Issues (3) or

 

306-30400

Economics of Health Care (3) or

 

640-30400

Economics of Health Care (3)

3

331-31400

Sociology of Health and Medicine (3) or

 

331-31600

Women and Health (3) or

 

339-38000

Medical Anthropology (3)

3

 

Total

12

At least 3 credits from the following

344-22100

Religion and Depth Psychology (3)

 

344-25200

Introduction to Mysticism (3)

 

554-41000

Feldenkrais (1)

 

662-22700

Stress: Its Nature and Management (3)

3

 

Total

3

At least 3 credits from the following

xxx-xxxxx

Independent Study/Research (3)

 

xxx-xxxxx

Fieldwork/Internship (3)

3

 

Elective from courses listed above

3

 

Total

21

Clinical Affiliations

A list of approved sites may be obtained through the Office of Experiential Learning (oel@ithaca.edu).

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