Healthcare Studies

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Sharon Misasi
DIRECTOR
Professor of Exercise Science
Pelz Gymnasium 002 B
(203) 392-6091
MisasiS1@southernct.edu

The department offers the following:

Healthcare Studies, B.S.

HLS 200 - Health Professions & Medical Terminology

Inquiry of the preparation, credentials, scopes of practice, roles and responsibilities of various clinical and non-clinical medical and healthcare professionals. Elements of medical language related to prefixes, roots and suffixes of body organizations and systems, anatomical structures and common conditions and treatments.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

HLS 210 - Principles of Patient Centered Healthcare

An exploration of the concepts and principles of patient centered care as a growing number of hospitals, clinics and continuing care facilities face challenges of providing quality care and exemplary patient experience. Examination of the response to healthcare consumer demands, improvement in care delivery systems, and the advancement of more personalized, humanized experience for the patient.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

HLS 400 - Health Informatics

Exploration of health informatics including definitions, theory, technologies, workflow and expectations of health systems and health information exchange. Provides students with fundamental knowledge of the concepts of health informatics and how technology can be used to advance the delivery of health care. Students will gain an understanding of the challenges for a healthcare informatics professional to analyze and deliver usable and accessible systems and solutions.

Prerequisite(s): Junior or Senior status and MAT 107.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

HLS 415 - Healthcare Systems Policy and Billing

Engage the student in comprehending the history, trend, issues and evolution of the American health care system with emphasis on the evolving nature of healthcare policy and payment. Contemporary issues in America’s health care system are discussed to identify ways that the organization, delivery and payment of health care, Medicare/Medicaid; issues related to health care disparities and the future directions of the provision of care may impact care. A broad investigation of the provision of payment and billing for health services for the insured, the uninsured and the underinsured.

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

HLS 490 - Service Learning in Healthcare Studies

A supervised internship at a site that allows for the practical application of healthcare studies related competencies with a service learning emphasis; weekly seminar with 100 hours at internship site.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

HLS 499 - Independent Study

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020