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AH 100 Introduction to Health Professions 2 hours
This course provides students with an overview of major health professions. The skills andattributes required for each profession are explored, along with educational requirements andemployment outlook. The need for minority practitioners in health professions is emphasized.
AH 103 Introduction to Public Health 2 hours
This course is designed to enable students to develop an understanding and appreciationfor factors affecting health status and the personal and professional means by which theymight contribute to community health. All lectures examine applications to minority healthconcerns, health objectives, and career opportunities with public health.
AH 200 Practicum in Occupational Therapy 2 hours
This course is designed to provide exposure to clinical occupational therapy at a local facilityand the student will obtain volunteer observation hours. The course also assists the student indeveloping the specific skills required for submitting an application to the professional schoolof his/her choice.
AH 210 Practicum in Physical Therapy 2 hours
This course is designed to provide exposure to clinical physical therapy at a local facility andthe student will obtain volunteer observation hours. The course also assists the student in
developing the specific skills required for submitting an application to the professional schoolof his/her choice.
AH 220 Practicum in Physician Assistant 2 hours
This course is designed to provide exposure to clinical physician assistant at a local facilityand the student will obtain volunteer observation hours. The course also assists the student indeveloping the specific skills required for submitting an application to the professional schoolof his/her choice.
AH 230 Introduction to Dentistry 2 hours
This course is designed to give the student an understanding of dentistry and dental hygieneas professions and to develop some basic and clinical skills. The course will give the studentsbasic knowledge in dental anatomy, morphology, and dentistry as a career. Laboratoryexperience will include visits to local dentists’ offices and the School of Dentistry at MeharryMedical College or UAB. Prerequisites: BI 131 and CH 141.
AH 350 Medical Terminology (W) and Laboratory 3 hours
The study of origins and usage of hundreds of the medical terms that must be masteredby students in all health professions. The course covers and explains important prefixes,suffixes, and word roots. Each system of the human body and its relevant medical termswill be discussed. Sample case studies and hospital reports will be examined to refine theusage of these medical terms. Prerequisites: BI 111-112
AH 400-401 Medical Technology Clinical Education hours may vary
Prerequisite: Completion of pre-professional clinical laboratory sciences.
AH 410 Critical Thinking in Health Care (W) 2 hours
This course is designed to develop and enhance critical thinking skills, which are vital to healthcare professionals. Critical thinking models and strategies will be introduced in the context ofthe current health care environment. Using a problem-based learning approach, the studentwill analyze clinical, legislative, ethical and patient care issues, working independently andin small groups. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; AH 103, AH 350, and EN 112.
AH 490 Research and Independent Study in Allied Health each 1-3 hours
An original investigation in Allied Health under the guidance of the faculty. Prerequisites:Senior standing.
Family and Consumer Sciences
FS 101 Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences 1 hour
A survey of family and consumer sciences as a field of study, its organizational framework,growth and expansion, and present status; exploration of career opportunities in family andconsumer sciences and in related disciplines that utilize family and consumer sciences skills.
FS 102 Introduction to Dietetics 1 hour
Introduction to professional issues, roles, ethics, and values of the dietitian. Examines thenontraditional or alternative roles for the nutrition and dietetics professional. Emphasizespreparation for national registration examination.
FS 111 Food Preparation 3 hours
The selection, care, composition, and preparation of foods. One laboratory each week.
FS 131 Nutrition 3 hours
Basic principles of human nutrition, including nutrients and allowances for various ages andnormal stress conditions. Carries credit toward the general education requirement in science.
FS 210 Principles of Early Childhood Education 3 hours
A course designed to give the prospective teacher an understanding of the principles andprocedures employed in the organization, management, and supervision of an early childhoodeducation program.
FS 231 Developing Creativity in Young Children 3 hours
Development of creativity and self-expression in children through stories, music, rhymes,play activities, and creative media. One three-hour laboratory is required each week.
FS 232 Nutrition Science 3 hours
Carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals and their role in human metabolism.The management of normal nutrition needs of individuals across the life cycle including focuson pregnancy, lactation, normal infant growth and development; childhood and adolescence;adult men’s and women’s health issues; geriatrics; and basic pathophysiology and medicalnutrition therapy for specific disease conditions. Prerequisite: FS 131 or by permission ofinstructor.
FS 301 Experimental Foods and Laboratory 3 hours
This course involves the study of chemical, physical, and biological effects of processing,storage, and preservation of food. The student will also learn the structure, composition,platability, and nutritive value of food. Laboratory included. Prerequisites: FS 111 and CH141.
FS 302 Preschool Environments 3 hours
Examination of preschool programs in alternative environments, including criteria for physicalfacilities, child health and safety, personnel and licensing, management of finances, andcurrent legislation. Prerequisite: junior standing.
FS 305 Parent-Child Relations 3 hours
Current theories related to the effects of various parenting methods. Emphasis on designing alearning environment within the home for the holistic development of the child. Prerequisite:junior standing.
FS 321 Advanced Nutrition (W) 3 hours
A study of the physiological and chemical factors involved in the absorption and metabolismof food nutrients and how these factors apply to normal nutrition. Prerequisites: BI 112, CH142, FS 131 or by permission of instructor.
FS 322 Life Span Nutrition 3 hours
This course is designed to prepare students for community service while addressing publichealth issues. Principles of communication, counseling, and nutritional requirementsthroughout the life cycle are covered. Prerequisite: FS 131 or by permission of instructor.
FS 323 Community Nutrition 3 hours
This course is designed to prepare students for community service while addressingentrepreneurship, multiculturalism, health care, legislation, nutrition policy and programplanning. Prerequisites: FS 322 and junior standing.
FS 340 Family Economics and Management 3 hours
A study of supply and demand, consumer welfare, credit, protection and legal regulations,and current issues which affect the individual’s total responsibility as a consumer in today’schanging economic environment. Prerequisite: junior standing.
FS 342 Intimate Relations and Marriage (W) 3 hours
Evaluation of membership in a social structure created to benefit each person as a contributorto the family and to society in their physical, mental, and religious aspects. Prerequisite:FS 355.
FS 355 Human Development 3 hours
A study of the physical, mental, emotional, and social development of the individual fromconception through senescence, with particular emphasis on normal adaptation to change andlearning processes. Observation and laboratory are required. Prerequisite: junior standing.
FS 358 Infant and Toddler Development 3 hours
An in-depth study of infants and toddlers, with special emphasis on developing and settingup creative programs for infants and toddlers. Observation and participation in infant andtoddler programs required. Prerequisite: junior standing.
FS 360 Vegetarian Cuisine 3 hours
A study of foods, cookery, nutrition, and demonstration techniques as they apply to planningnutritionally balanced meals based upon a vegetarian diet. Laboratory included.
FS 403 Child Development Practicum 3 hours
Effective methods of working with children, impact of teacher behavior on the behavior ofthe children, teacher-parent and teacher-teacher relationships. Two lectures and six hours ofobservation and participation in a child development laboratory program are required eachweek. Prerequisites: FS 210, FS 231, FS 302, FS 355, and FS 358.
FS 404 Administration and Supervision of Preschools 3 hours
Effective methods for operating a Development Center are emphasized: essential planningprocedures, including curriculum, guidance, health protection, housing, equipment, foodservice, budgeting, parent-staff relations , social services, and community relations. Sixhours of laboratory are required each week. Prerequisite: FS 403.
FS 421 Quantity Food Management and Laboratory 3 hours
Introduction to the responsibilities of first-level food service supervisors in quantity foodservice; includes planning, preparation, service, and safety of acceptable nutritionally adequatemeals at designated budgetary levels. Laboratory experience in quantity food production.Prerequisites: BA 310, FS 111, FS 301 and junior standing or permission of instructor.
FS 431 Food Systems Management 3 hours
Introduction to food services, principles of organization and management, financialcontrol, equipment selection, layout in institutional food service, and technical operations.Prerequisites: FS 421.
FS 438 Clinical Nutrition and Lab 3 hours
Introduction of clinical experience in dietetics, understanding and applying clinical laboratoryvalues, nutritional assessment, quality improvement while utilizing medical nutritional therapy.Laboratory practice included. Prerequisites: CH 331, BI 112, FS 232, FS 321, or permissionof instructor.
FS 439 Medical Nutrition Therapy I and Lab 3 hours
Introduction of clinical experience in dietetics, understanding and applying clinical laboratoryvalues, nutritional assessment, medical nutritional therapy, Adventist beliefs and professionalconduct in patient care. Laboratory experience included. Prerequisites: FS 438 or permissionof instructor.
FS 440 Medical Nutrition Therapy II and Lab 3 hours
Therapeutic nutrition, metabolic changes in specific pathological conditions, dietarymodification used for treatment. Nutrition care process to make decisions, to identity nutritionrelated problems and determine and evaluate nutrition interventions including medical nutritiontherapy, disease prevention and health promotion. Prerequisite: FS 439 or permission ofinstructor.
FS 441 Management of Family Resources Practicum 3 hours
Cooperative living in homemaking groups in the home management house. Experience isgiven in management, accounting, food preparation and services, aesthetic arrangements,and entertaining. Charges are based on prevailing food costs. Registration required in thedepartment office one semester in advance. Prerequisites: FS 111, FS 340, and seniorstanding, or permission of instructor.
FS 452 Advanced Family Studies (W) 3 hours
A comparative study of families internationally, utilizing the United States as a framework.Special attention will be given to developing countries, eastern Europe, and the Far East.Prerequisites: FS 342 and senior standing, or permission of instructor.
FS 453 Senior Seminar for Human Development and Family Studies 1 hour
A study of professional organizations, meetings, and publications in all areas of humandevelopment and family studies. Includes resume writing and job search. Prerequisite:Senior standing or permission of instructor.
FS 454 Internship in Human Development and Family Studies 3 hours
Organized opportunities for work experience in cooperative extension services and familyagencies. Prerequisite: senior standing or permission of instructor.
FS 490-491 Research and Independent Study each 1-3 hours
An original investigation in dietetics or human development and family studies under theguidance of the faculty. Prerequisites: Senior standing and prior approval by departmentchair.
FS 495-496 Dietetics Internship I-II 12-12 hours
A dietetics internship providing supervised practical experience at various hospitals, foodservice institutions, long-term care and public health and wellness facilities. Students arerequired to attend two weeks orientation on campus before beginning internship rotations.Rotations may be completed at approved facilities in-state or out-of-state.
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