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    Anatomy and Physiology I

    (SCI-201)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    June 2016 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Allied Health


    Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and describe the significance of various organ systems in the body; describe the biochemical principles that allow cells, tissues and organs to function; describe the way in which the skeletal and muscular systems cooperate for life processes such as locomotion; discuss the various ways in which the body is regulated, including the roles of the nervous and endocrine systems; determine which disruptions to homeostasis are likely to result from various external and internal stimuli; explain homeostasis and the threats that can arise from its disruption; identify tests that are conducted to diagnose problems with the functioning of the human anatomy; and relate the lessons of the human anatomy to principles that allied health professionals are required to use on a daily basis.

    Anatomy and Physiology I covers a variety of subjects that relate to the human body, with an emphasis on information needed by aspiring health professionals. The course discusses the physiology of the human body, including surveys of the major organ systems of the body as well as the underlying biochemistry and cellular concepts that are the building blocks for human life. The course also focuses on diseases that impact the various human systems and the ways in which the body itself and treatment from health professionals can help maintain homeostasis. The course concludes with the way in which the human anatomy changes over time and the differences between healthy aging and problems that tend to affect the body as we age. Instruction is offered in the form of a course syllabus and study guide, an assigned textbook with reading assignments, a PowerPoint study guide and provided audio/visual presentations. Students are expected to complete the course of study set forth in the syllabus to properly prepare for the final examination. The course also includes an optional online lab component provided by PhysioEx (please see the syllabus for details). Students may complete the course without the lab component for 3 semester hours or complete the course with lab component for 4 semester hours.

    In the associate/certificate degree category OR in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biological Sciences (6/16).(5/21 revalidation).

    NOTE:
    With the lab component, in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Biological Sciences (6/16).(5/21 revalidation).

    NOTE:
    To complete course with the lab component, students must submit lab reports in accordance with the course syllabus, in addition to taking the final examination.

    Anatomy and Physiology I + Lab

    (SCI 201)

    $200.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    June 2016 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Allied Health


    Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and describe the significance of various organ systems in the body; describe the biochemical principles that allow cells, tissues and organs to function; describe the way in which the skeletal and muscular systems cooperate for life processes such as locomotion; discuss the various ways in which the body is regulated, including the roles of the nervous and endocrine systems; determine which disruptions to homeostasis are likely to result from various external and internal stimuli; explain homeostasis and the threats that can arise from its disruption; identify tests that are conducted to diagnose problems with the functioning of the human anatomy; and relate the lessons of the human anatomy to principles that allied health professionals are required to use on a daily basis.

    Anatomy and Physiology I covers a variety of subjects that relate to the human body, with an emphasis on information needed by aspiring health professionals. The course discusses the physiology of the human body, including surveys of the major organ systems of the body as well as the underlying biochemistry and cellular concepts that are the building blocks for human life. The course also focuses on diseases that impact the various human systems and the ways in which the body itself and treatment from health professionals can help maintain homeostasis. The course concludes with the way in which the human anatomy changes over time and the differences between healthy aging and problems that tend to affect the body as we age. Instruction is offered in the form of a course syllabus and study guide, an assigned textbook with reading assignments, a PowerPoint study guide and provided audio/visual presentations. Students are expected to complete the course of study set forth in the syllabus to properly prepare for the final examination. The course also includes an optional online lab component provided by PhysioEx (please see the syllabus for details). Students may complete the course without the lab component for 3 semester hours or complete the course with lab component for 4 semester hours.

    In the associate/certificate degree category OR in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biological Sciences (6/16)(5/21 revalidation).

    NOTE:
    With the lab component, in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Biological Sciences (6/16)(5/21 revalidation).

    NOTE:
    To complete course with the lab component, students must submit lab reports in accordance with the course syllabus, in addition to taking the final examination.

    Environmental Science

    (SCI-104)

    $200.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    May 2014 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Science


    Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the different types of ecological communities and describe the manners in which such communities interact with their biotic and abiotic environments; evaluate the role of human activities in generating pollution, deforestation and other such activities on their environment; analyze the manner in which humans and other living organisms are able to adapt to the environments of the various biomes that make up the Earth’s biosphere;analyze the pros and cons of obtaining energy from various sources including nuclear, coal, oil, biomass, solar, etc.; and create proposed solutions to the problem of increased carbon (and methane) emissions that causes anthropogenic global warming.

    This self-study course is designed to cover a variety of issues that relate to the environment and the human impact on the ecosphere. The course examines the various biotic and abiotic factors that contribute to the environment and its health. Students examine the various biomes and climates that cover the Earth and the factors that distinguish them and human activities and their effects on the environment, including discussion of global climate change, deforestation, extinctions caused by human encroachment, etc.

    In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Environmental Science or as a core science requirement, including a laboratory component (6/14).

    Essentials of Earth Science

    (SCI-103)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    Version 1: May 2013 - July 2018. Version 2: August 2018 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Science


    Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply the scientific method and conduct scientific inquiry and gathering of data; describe the structure of the Earth’s interior and explain how different layers are identified; explain the composition of various types of rocks and minerals; outline the processes of weathering and erosion, including running water, glaciers, wind, etc.; relate plate tectonics and the dynamic earth to earthquakes, volcanoes, and the formation of mountains; interpret data relating to earthquakes such as “p” and “s” waves and Richter scale values; explain the structure and composition of the atmosphere, including its features such as temperature, air pressure, and moisture; identify the effects of air pressure, temperature, wind, and other meteorological data on weather and weather patterns; interpret the effects of air masses, moving air masses, and fronts on weather on weather disturbances such as hurricanes and tornadoes; identify characteristics of various climate types; and discuss the impact of human activity on the weather and climate on Earth, including concept of greenhouse gas emission and its effect on global climate.

    Version 1 and 2: This self-study course covers a variety of scientific disciplines that relate to the composition of Earth and its dynamic nature and position in space. Major topics include: composition of the Earth’s surface and the Earth itself, including rocks and minerals and the weathering, erosion, and deposition that shape the Earth’s surface, Earthquakes and Volcanic activity, Meteorology (weather, air masses, precipitation, fronts, etc.), Climate, Climate Change, and Impact of Human Activities on the Earth’s Climate.

    Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Earth Science or as a core science requirement (11/13). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Earth Science or as a core science requirement (8/18 revalidation).

    Healthcare Financial Management

    (HCA-375)

    $200.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    May 2023 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Allied Health


    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: apply economic and healthcare finance concepts, terminology, classification, methods, and trends to situations in healthcare management; discuss the roles of planning and budgeting, their respective processes, and how they relate to a healthcare organization; demonstrate the skills necessary to complete a hospital budget; analyze financial statements and assess the importance of taking information from financial documents and utilizing this information in the healthcare organizing decision-making process; utilize financial information for decision-making and evaluate organizational performance; and investigate the role financial management and cost accounting have on organizational performance.

    Healthcare Financial Management (HCA-375) blends accounting and finance concepts to enhance healthcare managers’ decision-making skills. The course  provides a detailed understanding of health services financial management for decision-making, emphasizing third-party payers, financial statements, capital investments, debt financing, equity financing, and capital budgeting.

    In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Allied Health, Healthcare Administration, Health Sciences, Human Services, or Healthcare Policy (5/23).

    Introduction to Chemistry

    (SCI-105)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    November 2015 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Science


    Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: perform mathematical functions and conduct measurements and calculations that are necessary for the study and use of chemistry, including problem solving and the usage of appropriate units; identify the distinctions between matter and energy and the relationship between them; distinguish between elements, compounds and mixtures (heterogeneous and homogeneous) and describe the relationships between them; utilize the periodic table and the various pieces of information available thereon; describe the components of an atomic nucleus and relate those concepts to radioactivity and nuclear energy; balance chemical equations between various reactants; identify the special properties of various solids, liquids, gasses and solutions; determine the effects of various factors such as heat, moisture and other factors on chemical reactions and the rates at which they occur; distinguish between acids and bases and identify their varying roles in nature and in industry; and describe various types of organic compounds and identify their roles in life on Earth.

    Introduction to Chemistry covers a variety of subjects that relate to the study of matter. The course deals with the impact of chemistry on daily lives. It focuses on the relationship of matter and energy and the structure of subatomic particles, atoms and molecules, which are the building blocks of matter. The course also focuses on compounds, bonds and chemical reactions and the characteristics of various types of molecules, such as acids, bases and organic compounds. Because it is anticipated that most Coopersmith students taking this course are doing so as part of preparation for a career in a healthcare-related field, the course has been designed to focus on knowledge and skills necessary for those entering health-related careers. The course uses a self-study format and asks students to prepare for the proficiency exam by completing a course of study that includes reading assignments and video assignments as presented in the course syllabus.

    In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in general science or chemistry (11/15).

    Introduction to Life Processes

    (SCI-102)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    Version 1: May 2014 - July 2018. Version 2: August 2018 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Science


    Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the roles of the major types of biological molecules in forming living organisms and carrying out life processes; apply the roles of each of the parts of a cell to the life processes that they carry out; analyze the manner in which substances that help determine genetic inheritance, including chromosomes, DNA, nucleotides, etc., impact the genetic characteristics of offspring; apply the various life processes carried out by human organs and organ systems to the over-all goal of maintaining homeostasis in human beings; and evaluate the impacts that various interferences with homeostasis may have on the functioning of the human body and identify the steps that the human body takes to deal with such interference.

    Version 1 and 2: This self-study course explores the study of the life processes of all organisms and the life processes of human beings. It begins with some necessary background information about molecular and cellular structure and then moves into life processes, including nutrition, respiration, circulation, excretion and regulation and the maintenance of homeostasis, specifically in human beings.

    Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biology or as a core science requirement (5/14). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biology or as a core science requirement (8/18 revalidation).

    Research Methods in Health Services Management

    (HCR-550)

    $200.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    May 2023 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Allied Health


    Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: explain the role of research and its impact on the delivery of care; discuss the purpose of research philosophy and language; apply established procedures in the development of a research study framework; develop innovative and important questions and hypothesis in the field of health services research, based on the research study outline; outline the topics related to observation and measurement, including reliability and validity implications; contrast the different types of research methodologies and/or designs, their strengths and weaknesses; identify inherent threats to internal and external validity; select an appropriate research methodology or design to answer the questions of a health service investigation; interpret the different survey techniques in the area of health services research; compare the different types of data frequently used in health service, as well as their strengths and weaknesses or limitations; increase the capacity to read and critically analyze the literature on health services, including research questions, research design, methodologies, and conclusions; analyze research studies to pinpoint key methods, parties, safeguards, measures and outcomes; search for and locate research relevant to a health care issue of the students’ choosing; discriminate amongst definitions of key vocabulary in health services research methodology; and apply research methodology frameworks to pending health services management issues.

    Research Methods in Health Services Management exposes students to the scope of health services and health policy research, addresses such topics as developing conceptual models, understanding, and using different research designs, sampling survey design, carrying out community-oriented and policy-oriented research, and the ethical conduct of research. The course includes an analysis of various research design, methodologies, quantitative and qualitative research studies and provides students with the ability to draft and prepare applied research reports to help management with the decision-making process. Prerequisite: Concepts in Math and Quantitative Analysis (MAT-301).

    In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nursing, Human Services, Hospital Administration, Health Service Administration, Undergraduate Public Health, Health Informatics, Clinical Health Sciences, Social Sciences or similar healthcare occupational (clinical practice) programs (5/23).

    The Law of Healthcare Administration

    (HCA-400)

    $200.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    May 2023 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Allied Health


    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: evaluate specific factual knowledge about legal applications in health care administration; analyze fundamental principles, generalization, and theories of law in healthcare administration; evaluate the legal issues that arise in the healthcare environment; explain the legal principles in analyzing specific problem situations; and assess how healthcare culture and legal issues intersect.

    The Law of Healthcare Administration provides an overview of the American legal system and how it impacts the delivery of healthcare services. Topics include: the impact of legal factors affecting patient/client care and the operations and administration of healthcare facilities and systems, principles and practices of law, legal relationships and sources of law and legal processes affecting the health service system. Prerequisite: Healthcare Management (HCA-201)

    In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Allied Health, Healthcare Administration, Health Sciences, Human Services, or Healthcare Policy (5/23).

    The Science of Nutrition

    (SCI-101)

    $150.00


    Location:
    Various: distance learning format


    Length:
    Varies (self-study; self-paced)


    Dates:
    Version 1: May 2013 - July 2018. Version 2: August 2018 - Present.


    Instructional Delivery Format:
    Online/distance learning


    Category:
    Science


    Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define various classes of nutrients and discuss the importance of each to human health, focusing on the relationship of water and fluids to electrolyte balance; identify components of a healthy diet, including guidelines based on the USDA food pyramid; discuss different forms of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins important in diets and the best sources for these nutrients and recommended daily allowances for each; identify nutrients necessary for the body to produce its own secretions and other materials necessary for homeostasis; describe the risks for food-borne pathogens and discuss potential methods to reduce risks posed by these pathogens; compare and contrast nutritional needs for adult males, adult females, children, pregnant women, etc.; outline various vitamins and minerals and foods necessary to promote bone health, effects of antioxidants, and energy metabolism; describe the digestive process as it relates to energy metabolism and explain the more common digestive disorders; and outline causes of various nutritional disorders, including obesity, diabetes (Types I and II), malnutrition, etc. and their long-term consequences and treatment options.

    Version 1 and 2: This self-study of the human diet contains substantial elements of biology and chemistry as they relate to course topics. Major topics include: Six classes of Nutrients (Organic and Inorganic) and their importance to a well-balanced diet, Sources of Important Nutrients and the value of obtaining these nutrients from certain foods, Impact of Physical Activity as it relates to Nutrition and Health, Nutrition-related diseases and disorders, Categories of people (children and pregnant women) and their need for special diets. An as additional requirement to textbook readings and study guide; students participate in the MyNutrition Lab with diet analysis for a period of two weeks and turn in the report generated by the system.

    Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nutrition or as a core science requirement (6/13). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nutrition or a core science requirement (8/18 revalidation).