Clinical Health Science

Bachelor of Science in Clinical Health Science

CBU's Clinical Health Science program is designed for students in the field of health science who have already earned an Associate's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Students who have earned an AA in the following areas will be eligible for entry into the program: Dental Assistant, Health Science, Medical Assistant, Nursing, Paramedic Science, Pharmacy, and Pharmacy Technician. All others must be reviewed and approved by the Dean of the College of Allied Health. This major helps students gain further understanding of health and healthcare in upper division courses.

  • Student Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of the Clinical Health Science program, graduates will:

    1. Understand the United States Health Care system.
    2. Demonstrate competence in health information literacy.
    3. Demonstrate understanding of research methodology and the scientific method.
    4. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the relationship between disease prevention and health promotion.
    5. Display effective professional communication skills.
    6. Demonstrate competence in applied statistical analysis
    7. Develop skills to collaborate and consult as a member of the healthcare team.
    8. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the scientific literature, understand and synthesize relevant information from it, and be able to convey this information both orally and in writing.
    9. Ability to understand and apply clinical health science principles to diverse populations and throughout the lifespan.
    10. Develop appropriate professional behaviors and leadership skills for careers in healthcare.
  • Program Design and Career Opportunities

    The field of Allied Health is one that is rapidly expanding in the United States and in Southern California. The two leading healthcare trends in the United States are the increase in the aging population and the epidemic of obesity. These two trends will influence health care for the next generation and the Clinical Health Science program is strategically positioned to train future healthcare providers for such trends. Your CBU professors have extensive experience and knowledge in the field of Clinical Health Science and are able to bridge applied and academic practice to the classroom environment.

    Career opportunities in the field of Allied Health are predicted to be excellent in the years to come, as health-related professions are some of the fastest growing occupations in the United States. Individuals trained in Clinical Health Science are in high demand and will work in an environment where they will be able to influence healthcare trends. Furthermore, Clinical Health Science graduates may be able to continue their education in graduate or professional programs in allied health.

Course Requirements

Lower Division Requirements 

BIO173 Medical Terminology

The analysis of the Greek and Latin components of medical and biological terms with the objective of developing skills in word recognition and word building. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

BIO173-A
Panaro, Marilyn A.
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 123
BIO173-A
Panaro, Marilyn A.
01/09/2018 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

HSC100 Intro to the Hlth Science Profsn

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic skills necessary for academic success in the health science majors, to review the numerous career options in the health, exercise, and allied health professions, and to explore the student's calling and vocation. (1 unit; Fall; Spring)

HSC100-A
Fahnestock, Lindsay Ann
09/05/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus A007
HSC100-B
Fahnestock, Lindsay Ann
09/05/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus A007
HSC100-A
Fahnestock, Lindsay Ann
01/09/2018 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus A007
HSC100-B
Fahnestock, Lindsay Ann
01/09/2018 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus A007

HSC104 Survey U.S. Health Care Delivery

The course is designed to provide the students with a basic foundation in the ways in which health care is delivered to patients in the United States. The course will explore the matrix of insurance companies, financing, patient rights, and physician liabilities as it creates a contemporary illustration of how environmental factors influence and shape our current system. The primary foci will be the delivery, financing, and regulation of healthcare in the US. (3 units; As offered)

HSC104-B
Parks, Ashley Victoria
09/05/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC104-A
Parks, Ashley Victoria
09/05/2017 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC104-A
Parks, Ashley Victoria
01/09/2018 Th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

HSC210 Ethics in Health Care

This course provides grounding in ethical theories and principles as they relate to and impact current health care issues and policies. Students are introduced to a variety of frameworks for ethical decision-making and policy analysis. Current trends in the contemporary health care arena are analyzed through the use of case studies. Recent health care issues are presented including euthanasia, fertility interventions, mental illness, genetic engineering, multicultural issues, economics, public policy, professional ethical codes, and other relevant topics. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; As offered)

HSC210-B
Wigginton, Melissa L.
09/05/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC210-A
Fahnestock, Lindsay Ann
09/05/2017 Th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC210-C
Fahnestock, Lindsay Ann
09/05/2017 MW 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC210-A
Fahnestock, Lindsay Ann
01/09/2018 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC210-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 Th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC210-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/09/2018 MF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus ONLN

STA144 Introduction to Statistics

Mathematical theory and applications, development of formulae, principles of statistical decision theory, descriptive measurements, probability concepts, random variables, normal distribution, inferential statistics, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, chi-squared procedures, linear regression, and the use of computers in statistics. Prerequisite: MAT 115 or sufficient SAT, ACT or math placement exam scores and appropriate high school mathematics background. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

STA144-E
Knisley, Benjamin David
09/05/2017 TTh 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM BUS 106
STA144-F
Knisley, Benjamin David
09/05/2017 TTh 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM BUS 203
STA144-D
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B221
STA144-B
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B221
STA144-C
Wood, Daniel A.
09/05/2017 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B221
STA144-A
Carothers, Linn E.
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 125
STA144-A
Carothers, Linn E.
01/09/2018 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

Upper Division Requirements

HCA330 Health Information Systems

This course provides an overview of various health information systems, with emphasis on case studies of systems utilized in areas such as patient care, clinical decision-support, disease and demographic surveillance, imaging and simulation, and safety and environmental assessment. Fundamentals of proposing, reporting, and refereeing evaluation studies are covered. Legal and ethical issues related to training, security, confidentiality, and the use of informed consent are also addressed. (3 units; As offered)

HCA330-A
Parks, Ashley Victoria
09/05/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN

HCA360 Finance & Reimbrsmnt in Hlth Cre

This course deals with the financing and reimbursement functions associated with medical care in the United states. Primary attention is directed towards the economic purpose, structure, operation, and performance of the private health insurance industry. Emphasis is placed on the business of providing health insurance products such as underwriting, medical claims cost control, pricing, and marketing. In that context, managed care techniques, benefit package designs including consumer directed health plans, and cost sharing mechanisms are discussed. Attention is also paid to the Medicare and Medicaid programs, the impact of government regulations on the operation and performance of the private health insurance industry, and health care reform. (3 units; As offered)

HCA360-A
Parks, Ashley Victoria
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus L240

HSC300 Health Communication

The purpose of this course is to focus on the use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions regarding health. The seminar will focus on the following contexts of health: the multidimensional nature of health communication; understanding empirical research in health communication; behavioral theories in health communication; rhetorical theories in health communication; legal and ethical concerns in health communication; the communication of risk and uncertainty; and the design of health campaigns. Students will be required (a) to research and prepare a health communication strategy for use in a specific context and (b) to design an accompanying print or hypertext document to be used in that context. (3 units; As offered)

HSC300-B
Nam, Sanggon
09/05/2017 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC300-A
Wigginton, Melissa L.
09/05/2017 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC300-A
Nam, Sanggon
01/09/2018 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC300-B
Wigginton, Melissa L.
01/09/2018 Th 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

HSC305 Epidemiology

Principles and methods used to investigate the distribution, determinants, and prevention strategies for disease in human populations. Major topics include: disease classification, measures of disease frequency and relative effect, comparisons and contrasts of analytic study designs, methods used to isolate effects, statistical significance testing, interpretation of results, and screening for latent disease. (3 units; Fall)

HSC305-A
Penny, Marshare A'Lise
09/05/2017 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus L243
HSC305-A
Penny, Marshare A'Lise
01/09/2018 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus ONLN

HSC306 Pathophysiology for Public Hlth

This course introduces students to the basic pathogenesis of disease in human beings. The course will describe the most common disorders as they relate to each major body system while exploring the etiology, risk factors, diagnostic and prognostic procedures of each disease. This course also studies the pathology and general health management of disease and injuries across the human lifespan. (3.0 units; As Offered)

HSC306-A
Sadek, Amy Lynn
09/05/2017 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus L243

HSC316 Pblc Hlth Prmtn Ds Prvntn/Intrvn

This course will discuss approaches to health promotion and disease prevention intervention in different setting, using varied strategies, and for different target groups. It is intended to be practical in nature focusing on the specifics of intervention development and delivery and how these might vary across settings, behaviors and strategies. Prerequisite: HSC306. (3.0 units; As Offered)

HSC316-A
Wigginton, Melissa L.
01/09/2018 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus

HSC420 Health Care Policy

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of the health care policy process in the United States. Students will gain an understanding of how the health care system works and how health care policy has been made in the U.S. Review and analysis of current various proposals for health care reform will be conducted. Prerequisite: HSC 104. (3 units; As offered)

HSC420-A
Nam, Sanggon
09/05/2017 Th 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC420-A
Nam, Sanggon
01/09/2018 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

HSC480 Research Methods

This course provides an introduction to clinical research design with statistical analysis. The emphasis will be on the student designing her or his practical research project by the end of the semester. Content would include developing the research question, choosing the (1) study design, (2) study subjects, (3) measurements (independent and dependent variables), data management (including designing the data collection form) and statistical analysis (including sample size estimation and power), ethical issues, implementation, and publication of results. Prerequisite: STA 144; Junior or Senior status. (3 units; As offered)

HSC480-B
Kim, Sangmin
09/05/2017 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC480-C
Fahnestock, Lindsay Ann
09/05/2017 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus A013
HSC480-A
Kim, Sangmin
09/05/2017 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC480-A
Kim, Sangmin
01/09/2018 MW 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
HSC480-B
Nam, Sanggon
01/09/2018 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus

HSC495 Practicum

This course provides a supervised internship in a community-based setting. The student will work in their chosen field of study, under the supervision of a professional, and will periodically report their practicum experience to the instructor to reflect their field experience. The course entails two major components: (1) internship experience, (2) review and assessment of the student's attainment of professional competencies. A total of 90 hours of on-site work, observation, or participation is required. Prerequisite: Senior status (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

HSC495-A
Kim, Sangmin
09/05/2017 M 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Health Science Campus L243
HSC495-A
Kim, Sangmin
01/09/2018 W 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus

KIN302 Contemporary Health Issues

Major areas include personal, family, and community health, including the effects of alcohol, dangerous drugs and narcotics, degenerative and infectious diseases, and tobacco on the human body. Exploration of community resources related to health issues is offered. Meets California Teacher Credential requirements. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

KIN302-B
Stone, Kyle Mark
09/05/2017 M 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
KIN302-A
Stone, Kyle Mark
03/05/2018 M 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN