Health Science Minor

CBU's health science minor provides students from other disciplines the opportunity to explore foundational elements of health science and healthcare delivery, including courses in epidemiology, public health, medical terminology and health care policy. This new minor is an excellent complement to existing CBU majors including nursing, biology and business administration.

Lower Division Courses


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; Fall/Spring)

Panaro, Marilyn A.
01/09/2023 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 125
Panaro, Marilyn A.
09/05/2023 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 124

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)

Fahnestock, Lindsay Ann
01/09/2023 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 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 & OPS)

Swanson, Justin Michael
01/09/2023 Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
Kim, Sangmin
01/09/2023 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN

Upper Division Courses


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 & OPS)

Swanson, Justin Michael
01/09/2023 Th 8:45 AM - 10:15 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 & OPS)

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: HSC 306. (3.0 units; As offered & OPS)

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 & OPS)

Parks, Ashley Victoria
01/09/2023 Th 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Instructor ONLN

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; Fall/Spring & OPS)

Miller, Amy
01/09/2023 WF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN
Miller, Amy
09/05/2023 WF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Health Science Campus ONLN