Health Science (HS)

HS520: Essentials of Telehealth

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals and basic requirements for incorporating telehealth into a medical and behavioral health practice. The course will guide you through the law and ethics of telehealth, decisions for selecting technology to support telehealth in a practice, and documentation requirements and reimbursement models through appropriate coding and billing.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

HS530: Telehealth Coordination

This course will help you to understand the roles and responsibilities of a telehealth coordinator while ensuring a high level of quality, safety, and privacy for patients who utilize these services. The course will familiarize you with the roles that this position plays including administrative duties, project management skills, establishing policies and procedures, establishing efficient workflows, educating and supporting clinical and nonclinical staff in their unique roles, and effective marketing of a telehealth program. You will learn how to establish and lead the process of integrating telehealth services into an ambulatory medical practice.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

HS570: Health Across the Globe

In this health-oriented education abroad experience, you will explore the skills needed to build competency in working with a globally diverse population. Topics covered include understanding cultural values and norms, exploring acculturation experiences, analyzing cultural differences in the delivery and utilization of health-related services, reviewing geographical and socioeconomic influences on health, and communicating effectively across cultures. You will utilize these skills as part of either a virtual or in-person international trip as you experience the local culture and health practices. Upon satisfactory completion of all coursework requirements, you will be eligible to receive the Global Competence Certificate (GCC), an internationally recognized mark of the ability to employ principles of intercultural awareness in professional and social settings.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: None

HS590: Health Sciences Internship

This course provides a practical working experience in a real-world environment. You will arrange an onsite internship working as a professional for a cooperating employer or a virtual internship with a participating organization. Both the onsite internship and virtual internship environments will provide practical, real-world experiences and mentoring from experienced professionals. This experience will help you develop professional competencies that are desirable in the career marketplace.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: Permission from School of Health Sciences Dean and internship directors