AOD Academic Classes 2015

NUR 324, Fundamentals for Professional Nursing Practice – Students will develop adult assessment skills including the health history, physical, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects necessary for critical thinking in professional nursing practice

NUR 326, Pharmacology for Nursing Practice – The purpose of this required course is to introduce the student to the role of pharmaceutical agents in assisting patients with health problems throughout the lifespan. A brief history and a discussion of the legal controls that regulate the field of pharmacology are included. Drug prototypes are utilized to examine the major classifications of drugs.

NUR 372, Professional Nursing Practice: Adults – This required course focuses on actions designed to detect and intervene in actual or potential health problems in adults and to determine actions that will ameliorate or reduce the consequences of adult disease through support or rehabilitation.

NUR 374, Professional Nursing Practice: Mental Health – This required course focuses on theory, concepts, and management functions essential to professional nursing. Essential skills are therapeutic communication in mental health, identification of practice issues, interprofessional collaboration, evaluation of outcomes, and the application of evidence-based practice models.

NUR 418, Professional Nursing Practice: Childbearing Families – focuses on the role of the nurse in providing holistic, patient-centered care to the childbearing family, a major focus will be the implementation of nursing care to childbearing families who are experiencing a normal maturational process as well as related acute/chronic health problems

NUR 420, Professional Nursing Practice: Children – focuses on the role of the nurse in providing holistic, patient-centered care to the childbearing family, a major focus will be the implementation of nursing care to childbearing families who are experiencing a normal maturational process as well as related acute/chronic health problems

NUR 422, Professional Nursing Practice: Community Health – Health promotion, risk reduction and management, and disease prevention for individuals, families, and populations in community settings are emphasized. The course also emphasizes knowledge and practice of illness and disease management in non-institutional environments.

NUR 471, Professional Nursing Practice: Complex Client Systems – This synthesis course provides opportunities for the student to examine complex, acute and chronic health problems

NUR 473, Professional Nursing Practice: Leadership in Practice (has 225 clinical hours) – Clinical experiences focus on enactment of the professional nurse role in a concentrated practicum. Leadership and management principles and clinical judgment skills are applied as students enhance direct care delivery skills, critical thinking and decision-making.

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NUR 449, Community Health – Educational and clinical experiences are community based, community oriented, and population focused. Health promotion, risk reduction and management, and disease prevention for individuals, families, and populations in community settings are emphasized.

NUR 465, Complex Client Systems for Registered Nurses – This online synthesis course provides opportunities for the registered nurse student to examine complex acute and chronic health problems

KIN 199, Ecological Approach to Health and Fitness – This introductory course examines the basis for and interrelationships among the six aspects of wellness: social, physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and environmental. The course addresses issues of physical fitness, wellness, and personal safety applicable to the college age group.

COM 352, Business and Professional Communications – includes a section on work/life balance, which addresses student health risk behaviors and AODhtroe

AMS 300, Special Topics: The War on Drugs in Film – addresses and explores the national struggle with illegal drug trafficking

BSC 120, Honors Principles of Biology II – discussion concerning how drugs use neural pathways and influence neurotransmitters and why drugs become addictive

BSC 421, Personalized and Genomic Medicine – discusses the biological and medical impacts of alcohol use.

BSC 424, Human Physiology – discussions of the effects that alcohol and cocaine have on neural transmission at synapses in the central nervous system

BSC 449/549, Endocrinology – conducts active/collaborative/hypothesis driven exercises on this topic with special reference to recreational use of Adderall, methamphetamines, and marijuana

BSC 460/560, Human Development – weekly discussions on birth defects, including those that result from use of various drugs

BSC 465/565, Principles of Toxicology – some lectures focused on toxic effects of alcohol and other drugs

CJ 240, Juvenile Delinquency – Extent and patterns of delinquency; its development in individuals and gangs; group therapy with delinquents; and juvenile courts, training schools, probation, and aftercare supervision.

CJ 270, Introduction to Corrections – A general overview of U.S. corrections, jails and prisons, institutional procedures, recent innovations, and the future of corrections.

CJ 300, Survey of Criminology Theories – Study of traditional and modern explanations of crime and criminality.

CJ 410, Community Based Corrections – Study of intermediate punishments and alternatives to incarceration.

PY 101, Intro to Psychology – Basic principles of psychology

PY 105, Honors Intro to Psychology – Honors section of PY 101

PY 207, Psychology of Adjustment – Basic principles of mental health and an understanding of the individual models of behavior.

PY 358, Abnormal Psychology – Etiology, symptomatology, and treatment of the major mental behavioral disorders

PY 413, Physiological Psychology – Bodily structures (nervous, muscular, and glandular) underlying behavior

PY 491, Senior Seminar in Psychology: Developmental Psychopathology – Thorough examination of a selected contemporary psychological area. Different topics are offered each semester; descriptions are available at registration.

PY 491, Senior Seminar in Psychology: Intellectual Disabilities – Thorough examination of a selected contemporary psychological area. Different topics are offered each semester; descriptions are available at registration.

PY 491, Senior Seminar in Psychology: Drugs and Behavior – Thorough examination of a selected contemporary psychological area. Different topics are offered each semester; descriptions are available at registration.

PY 629, Neuroscience – The study of brain mechanisms of perception and thought through a variety of methodological approaches (e.g., lesions, brain imaging, and normal subject experiments).

PY 687, Clinical Psychology of Aging – A survey of clinical geropsychology including review of major disorders experienced by older adults, assessment issues, and treatments used in work with older adults.

MGT 431, HR Recruitment and Selection – The main purpose of this course is to provide students with detailed knowledge of an organization’s staffing function. The knowledge includes, but is not limited to, understanding how to conduct a job’s analysis, how to write a job description and the specifications of that job, how to choose appropriate recruitment and selection methods, how to structure and execute valid job interviews, how to write job offer letters, and how to evaluate the overall effectiveness of an organization’s staffing strategy and policies.

MGT 437, Strategic Human Resource Management – This course is designed to provide a broad, strategic overview of human resource management with practical applications. It will define and describe strategic HRM and identify the specific HR issues within organizational strategies, goals, and tasks.

MUS 180, Introduction to Music Therapy – course covers material related to music therapy for individuals in need of mental health services

MUE 381, Vocal Methods Lab – addresses matters related to the effect of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs on vocal health and hygiene

ANT 311, Population, Health, and Human Origins – Focuses on the relationships among human ecology, population growth, health and disease, and adaptation in modern and prehistoric societies. Explores the origins of infectious diseases, emphasizing the principles of epidemiology and evolution of pathogens.

ANT 402/502, Gender, Ethnicity, and Health – Explores the gendered, ethnic, cultural, and class dimensions that underlie the patterning of disease and illness worldwide, with attention to the long-term health effects of racism, sexism and poverty. Topics include reproductive and sexual health, obesity, body image, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, homelessness, and more.

ANT 474, Neuroanthropology – This course provides an introduction to evolutionary and biocultural approaches within anthropology to the central and peripheral nervous systems and their interconnections. Topics include the evolution of the brain; how culture and social structure shape the brain, its development, and its activity; and anthropological perspectives on connections among culture, behavior, brain, mind, and body.

BCE 101, Compass Class – healthy lifestyles, emphasis on alcohol awareness, personal health, mental health, and financial health

BCE 633, Substance Abuse for Counselor Education – Seminars focusing on contemporary counseling issues and topics

UH 400-006, University Mentoring – Involves the mentoring of at-risk students by upper division students who have been successful in dealing with a number of the choices/challenges facing our students; deals specifically with alcohol and drug education resources

HD 350, Prev/Treat/Recover for Addictive Disorders – This course will review evidence-based prevention models and treatment programs for addictive behaviors and the process of recovery from addiction.

HHE 270, Personal Health – covers general information about health including alcohol and other drug use

HHE 378, Drug Awareness – covers information about the psychological factors, physiological factors, and sociological factors in substance abuse

HHE 440, Understanding Stress Management – covers information related to substance misuse as an inappropriate response to stress management