Health Sciences Courses

We are excited about the prospect of your taking courses through SCOPE. Formal admission to BJU is not required to take a course by distance learning, and approval to take a distance learning course does not imply admission to BJU or to a particular degree program.

HS 200: Introduction to Public Health

3 credits

An introduction to the evaluation of public health issues and policies within regional, national and international contexts. Topics include the background and development of public health, the development of public health initiatives, and centralized and decentralized public health systems.

  • Dates: Aug. 31–Oct. 17, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 28, 2020

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HS 300: Global Health

3 credits

A consideration of health issues on an international level focusing on an understanding of the key concepts of global health. Health issues will be evaluated on the basis of historical, social, economic, environmental and political factors that affect health worldwide. Topics include malnutrition, maternal-child health in vulnerable populations, the spread of infectious diseases, pandemics, disease prevention, poverty, globalization, workforce conditions and distribution of health resources.

  • Dates: Oct. 19–Dec. 12, 2020
  • Register by: Oct. 16, 2020

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HS 310: Population Health Management

3 credits

An introduction to current topics in population and community health; health education and promotion as well as health care delivery problems at the local and national levels. Special consideration is given to socioeconomic determinants of health.

  • Dates: Oct. 19–Dec. 12, 2020
  • Register by: Oct. 16, 2020
  • Prerequisite: HS 300

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HS 430: Health Informatics

3 credits

Application of concepts of information technology to health care and health promotion. Evaluation of how clinical data is translated into useful information for decision making. Examination of the retrieval and storage of health information, communication processes, implementation practices, quality and outcomes measures, and evidence-based practices.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Prerequisite: HS 300
  • Additional Course Information: There is no textbook for this course.

There is no textbook for this course.