Course Descriptions

HPrf 100W Writing Workshop

Development of skills in scientific and technical writing. Class includes how to write a critical review of published writing, a business letter, and a scholarly paper; an oral presentation is also required.

Prerequisites: English 1B (with a grade of C or better). Completion of core GE, satisfaction of Writing Skills Test and upper division standing.
3 units

HPrf 134. Complementary and Alternative Health Practices

Philosophical, historical, clinical, and scholarly aspects of complementary and alternative medicine and associated health practices used in the US, with emphasis on scientific clinical investigation and evidence based efficacy.

Prerequisite: Completion of Core GE courses or consent of instructor

HPrf 135. Health Issues in a Multicultural Society

Multidisciplinary interpretation and evaluation of consumer health issues. Impact of cultural variables (including communication methods, socioeconomic status and traditional beliefs) on health and illness. Interaction of individuals in families and other groups.

Prerequisites: Completion of core GE, satisfaction of Writing Skills Test and upper division standing. For students who begin continuous enrollment at CSU if Fall 2005 or later, completion of, or corequisite in a 100W course is required.
3 units

HPrf 180. Individual Studies

Individual work on special topics by arrangement.

Prerequisites: Upper division standing, instructor consent and division director approval.
Repeatable for credit.
1-5 units

HPrf 295. Research Methodology

Focus on general research methods such as the concept of scientific methods, the logic of research design and applicability of theoretical and experimental approaches in the health professions.

Prerequisites: Stat 95 (or equivalent).
3 units