Health & Human Services Courses

HHS-100    Topics in Health and Human Services

5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course covers topics in Health and Human Services.Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.Not repeatable.

 

HHS-114                     Introduction to Health Professions

1 Unit: 18 hours of lecture, per term, P/NP, DG

This course offers the student an opportunity to survey health professions, and is designed to provide a foundation for making career decisions within the health care industry.Not repeatable.

 

HHS-115                     Personal Development for Life and Work

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU

This course offers students a framework for personal development that can lead to maximum success in life and work.It focuses on concepts and skills that can be utilized for physical, emotional and psychosocial development, health, and self-care which significantly affect the workplace experience and which can help prevent burnout.Topics include but are not limited to:time management, stress management, life-school-work balance, effective communication, critical thinking, conflict resolution, self-exploration, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal skills.

 

HHS-121    SPIRIT I – Intensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Training for Mental Health Providers

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU

This is an intensive rehabilitation and recovery training for students intending to work in the field of mental health. The course focuses on moving beyond the medical model of mental illness to a model that focuses on wellness and recovery. It emphasizes the development of personal recovery skills as well as work skills used by effective mental health providers. SPIRIT I is the first of three courses that lead to a Certificate of Accomplishment in Peer Support.

 

HHS-122    SPIRIT II – Intensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Training for Mental Health Providers

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: HHS 121 or equivalent

This is an intensive rehabilitation and recovery training for students intending to work in the field of mental health. The course focuses on moving beyond the medical model of mental illness to a model that focuses on wellness and recovery. It emphasizes the development of personal recovery skills as well as work skills used by effective mental health providers. SPIRIT II is the first of three courses that lead to a Certificate of Accomplishment in Peer Support.

 

HHS-123    SPIRIT III – Field Work in Rehabilitation and Recovery

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: HHS 122 or equivalent

This is an intensive rehabilitation and recovery training for students intending to work in the field of mental health. The course focuses on moving beyond the medical model of mental illness to a model that focuses on wellness and recovery. It emphasizes the development of personal recovery skills as well as work skills used by effective mental health providers. SPIRIT III is the first of three courses that lead to a Certificate of Accomplishment in Peer Support.

 

HHS-212                     Cultural Aspects of Health Care

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG

This course studies the following topics: cultural attitudes toward nutrition; physical and mental health as they influence health care; cultural theories of disease and treatment; special health problems of cultural groups.The course improves communication between the health professional, the patient, and the community.

HHS-219                     Introduction to Human Services

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU

This course is an introduction to the field of Human Services. The course will examine the contemporary and historical nature of human service, and the agencies which provide the delivery of social and human services to the populations in need.

 

HHS-220    Group Processes for Helping Professions

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course is an introduction to the theory and dynamics of group interaction including psycho-educational support and therapeutic context.The various stages and processes of group development are studied using both a conceptual and experimental approach. The course is intended to assist persons who will function as leaders in a variety of small group situations.

 

HHS-221                     Pharmacology and Medical Aspects of Alcohol and Drug Studies

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course provides an in-depth look at the physiological effects and medical consequences of alcohol and other drugs.The course also includes how drugs are metabolized, their effects on body systems and behavior, the addictive process, and current research.Medical consequences, including Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and teratogenic effects of other drugs, effects on sexuality, gender differences, and nutritional aspects also will be addressed.

 

HHS-222                     Multicultural Issues in Human Services

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course will examine cultural and historical foundations of alcohol and drug related issues and problems.It will include a diversity of issues such as race, gender, ethnicity, age and cultural identity as they relate to substance abuse.

 

HHS-223                     Introduction to Case Management

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course will provide an introduction to case management concepts, assessment, and related financial concerns.Students will learn about linkage with community agencies, service monitoring, legal and ethical considerations of case management, consultation and referral strategies.

 

HHS-224                     Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course will provide a holistic perspective to substance abuse prevention and treatment. Topics include alcoholism and drug abuse in the context of historical, socioeconomic and cultural trends and the effects on individual, family and societal dynamics. Theoretical models, existing community prevention and treatment services and alternative holistic approaches to prevention and treatment will be provided.

 

HHS-225    Ethics for Human Services Professionals

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course is a survey of the ethical, legal, and professional issues facing the human services worker. It is designed to teach a process of ethical decision-making and to increase awareness of the complexities in practice.

 

HHS-226                     Introduction to Counseling Skills

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course will provide the student with an overview of basic counseling theories and practices used in addiction counseling.We will examine several addiction counseling approaches to provide the student with the skills needed to work with individuals in various treatment settings.

 

HHS-227                     Introduction to Dual Diagnosis

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course will provide an introduction to the treatment needs of individuals who have a psychiatric disorder in combination with an alcohol and other drug (AOD) use disorder.

 

HHS-228                     Introduction to Psychosocial Rehabilitation

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course is an overview of the field of psychosocial rehabilitation for students intending to work in the field of mental health; and, currently mental health and social service employees wishing to upgrade their understanding of current rehabilitation and recovery practices. The course focuses on the core program components; methods and strategies used to assist people in their recovery from a mental illness. Introduction to Psychosocial Rehabilitation is one of four courses that lead to a Certificate of Accomplishment Psychosocial Rehabilitation.

 

HHS-229                     Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course is a recovery-focused overview of the experience of mental illness for students intending to work in the field of mental health. It also provides an opportunity for current mental health and social service employees wishing to upgrade their understanding of mental illness from a recovery perspective. The recovery approach establishes the expectation for the full recovery and reintegration of all persons with mental illness into meaningful roles in the community. The course reviews the major mental health diagnostic criteria from a rehabilitation and recovery frame of reference, identifying key symptoms and challenges as well as hopeful directions in treatment. Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery is one of four courses that lead to a Certificate of Accomplishment Psychosocial Rehabilitation.

 

HHS-230    Dual Diagnosis Clinical Experience

5 Units: 45 hours laboratory and 225 hours of laboratory by arrangement, per term, SC, DG

This course will provide practical experience under supervision in a dual diagnosis mental health clinic or in a drug treatment center.The student will gain experience in the intake process, diagnosis, counseling and treatment planning as part of a team providing services to dual diagnosed clients.

 

HHS-298                     Independent Study

.2-4 Units: 3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and Vice President. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in Health and Human Services under the direction of an instructor.