University of Missouri - Kansas City

University of Missouri – Kansas City

School of Nursing and Health Studies; Bachelor of Health Science

HLSC 101 – Introduction to Health Science 

 3 credit hours

Fall 2015

Course Description:

This course is designed as an introduction to the field in health science. Students will explore the basic concepts related to this field including understanding one’s role in health careers, protection against communicable diseases, facilities related to the healthcare profession, health insurance, ethics in healthcare, and workplace injuries. The course will also introduce the student to a wide array of health sciences professions including, but not limited to, environmental health science, occupational health, ergonomics, radiological health, toxicology, clinical medicine, dental and nursing practice, drug discovery and safety assessment in the pharmaceutical/chemistry industry, biotechnology, and careers in government agencies. 

Be a College Student Now

As a dual credit student, you’ll be considered a UMKC student and have the same benefits as on-campus students. Students completing a UMKC HSCP course are awarded an official UMKC transcript.

Dual Credit Students are Considered UMKC Students



Pathway Access

As a UMKC-HSCP student you have access to most amenities and services as any other UMKC student*. In order to access to your grades, transcript information and other services, you will need to create a Pathway account.

*Students will have access to on-campus libraries with a student ID. ID cards are available upon request.

Save Big Apply for Tuition Assistance!

Not only does dual credit prepare you for the demands of college, it saves money!

Tuition Assistance for up to 50% of the reduced dual credit educational fee is available for student applicants. Although the HSCP Program tries to accommodate all requests, only a limited number of assistantships are available for each class. Awards are based on need and merit are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Become eligible for up to a $20,000 Scholarship - Simply by taking one UMKC HSCP dual credit course before you graduate

Are you considering a major in the College of Arts and Sciences? You could become eligible for up to a $20,000 scholarship. The College awards eligible HSCP students up to $5,000 renewable for up to four years.



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