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Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2006

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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 1g

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

666-31300 Health Care and Culture: An International Field Experience   NLA 1g

     An investigation of sociocultural factors in the delivery of health care and rehabilitation services in an international context. Students examine, through experiential learning, discussion, and lectures, the role of ethnicity, race, religion, and socioeconomic status in shaping the health-related beliefs and behaviors of individuals in a selected country. 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 requirements-
Restricted electives -- select two of the following courses:

640-11000

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

 

662-20300

Consumer Health (3)

 

640-13000

Healthy Viewings: Media and Health (3)

 

640-14000

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

 
 

Total, restricted electives

6

Specific requirements

640-21500

Introduction to Health Policy and Policy Making

3

640-30400

Economics of Health Care

3

640-33510

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Policy

3

640-39000

Health Policy Internship

4

640-41500

Health Policy Seminar

3

 

Total, specific requirements

16

Health Promotion Core

662-13901

Technology for the Professional Edge

3

640-20500

Critical Health Issues

3

662-21300

Wellness: Multicultural Perspectives on Health and Healing

3

662-31700

Community Health

3

640-31500

Health Research and Analysis

3

662-44400

Professional Leadership in Health

3

 

Total, health promotion core

18

Health policy electives --

Select two of the following courses (6 credits)
(no more than one may be at the 100 level):

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 level 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)

 

662-22500

Alcohol and Alcoholism (3)

 

662-22900

Disease and Lifestyle (3)

 

303-10400

Environmental Biology (3)

 

303-10600

Plants, People, and Food Production (3)

 

303-10700

Human Genetics (3)

 

303-10800

The Human Organism (3)

 

303-10900

Life in the Ocean (3)

 

303-36100

Social Welfare (3)

 

331-37600

Poverty (3)

 
 

Total, health policy electives

6

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

Bioethics (3)

3

331-10100

Introduction to Sociology (3) or

 

339-10400

Cultural Anthropology (3)

3

377-10600

Academic Writing I (3) or

 

377-11100

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

Summary

 

Specific requirements

16

 

Restricted electives

6

 

Health promotion core

18

 

Health policy electives

6

 

Required minor

15-24

 

Requirements outside department

36

 

Free electives

18-27

 

Total, B.A. in health policy studies

124

Health Communication Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in health communication is administered by the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies and the Health Communication Steering Committee, which consists of one faculty member from each of the following departments: health promotion and physical education; 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 "Minor in Health Communication."

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
Requirements

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

Legal Environment of Business

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)

 

780-41400

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
Requirements

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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