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HPR 179 A-Z - Special Topics in Health

Semester Hours: 1-3


Specific courses designed to explore emerging topics in health.

Current Special Topics

HPR  179I: Psychology of Sports Rehabilitation

This course is designed for students anticipating employment working with physically active persons or athletic teams as sports medicine professionals, physical rehabilitation specialists, strength and conditioning professionals, coaches, or physical educators. Students are introduced to mental and emotional disorders that affect the rehabilitation process, as well as psychosocial interventions used to promote adherence to rehabilitation programs.  Emphasis is placed on the recognition of emotional stressors and psychosocial disorders, communication strategies, and the development of referral networks. 

HPR 179M: Opioids, Marijuana and Vaping      

This course will examine the current trends in opioid, marijuana, and vaping use, abuse, programs, policies, and politics, with a focus on the local government’s role. The course will look specifically at how a local Department of Human Services works in conjunction with Departments of Health and Social Services, as well as with health care and community-based organizations, to facilitate the sharing and exchange of information and to collaborate in comprehensive, integrated, and effective ways.

HPR 179Q:  Public Health: Community Response and the Role of Government

This course will examine the current trends in Public Health Emergencies. Several public health emergencies of the 21st century have demonstrated the need for enormous coordination among multiple entities for good outcomes. Historically, these preparedness and response activities have mostly been within the domain of local, state, and national government agencies. However, the private sector and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are also playing larger roles in recent public health emergencies for multiple reasons. Often, the government may be limited in the immediate resources available to respond to an emergency or these agencies may not be able to help speedily, and the private sector and NGOs may be able to deliver aid quickly through well-established formal and informal networks. The course will look specifically at how local Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) works in conjunction with health care, community-based organizations, and the private sector, to facilitate the sharing and exchange of information and resources in comprehensive, integrated, and effective ways.

HPR 179T: Human-Centered Design in Healthcare Innovation

Hofstra aims to create healthcare leaders, which involves designing and managing change. The goal of this course is for students to acquire and demonstrate the skills and experience of human-centered design innovation to become leaders in healthcare transformation. Human-centered design innovation is a process used by successful leaders in change management, service, and product design. To this end, Hofstra University and the Long Island Jewish Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine are collaborating in a course in healthcare transformation, combining in-class interactive learning and on-site practical experience to create and complete a healthcare improvement project using principles, methods, and tools of human-centered design innovation. 

HPR 179W: Current Trends in Physical Therapy

This course is an introduction to the physical therapy profession within the health care system for undergraduate students interested in the field of physical therapy.  This course provides an introduction and orientation to the field of physical therapy. This course provides students with the opportunity to clearly define the role of physical therapy and learn about physical therapy settings and specialties. This course provides students with the knowledge of how to prepare for graduate school and how to prepare for applying to a physical therapy program.  This course offers a variety of subjects/topics related to the practice of physical therapy. 

HPR 179Z: Medical Terminology

The medical terminology course is an introduction and exploration of medical terms related to the human body, health, and disease, as well as diagnostic procedures and pharmacology. Words will be broken down according to root, prefix, and suffix according to body system or health issue. This course will cover terms related to the following systems; skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, nervous/sensory, integumentary, endocrine, and reproductive. Selected terms related to diagnostic procedures and pharmacology will also be introduced.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
As individual subjects are selected, each is assigned a letter (A-Z) and added to the course number. Any course may be taken a number of times so long as there is a different letter designation each time it is taken. Specific titles and course descriptions for special topics courses are available in the online class schedule.

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