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Department of Pharmacy Administration & Administrative Health Sciences  Close
Department of Health SciencesThe health sciences department is chaired by Dr. Jean Hampton. The research focus of the 12 faculty in the department includes asthma management, evaluation of cardiovascular disease interventions, and healthcare assessment and process improvement. Through this department, students are prepared for careers in clinical laboratory science, environmental health, health administration, health information management, and respiratory therapy. The clinical laboratory science program prepares graduates with the knowledge and skills to perform sophisticated analytical testing of body fluids, tissues and cells to help detect various diseases and disorders; evaluate and interpret laboratory results; and help resolve discrepancies with the interpretation of diagnostic laboratory patient data. The profession supports both the vertical and horizontal mobility in research, academia, entrepreneurship and other medical careers. Graduates of the health care administration program are poised to oversee the management and delivery of health services. The health information management program supports students’ development in the planning and development of information systems that meet standards of accrediting and regulatory agencies. Students of the respiratory therapy program apply scientific principles to prevent, identify and treat acute and chronic dysfunction of the cardiopulmonary system. Graduates of the program are equipped with technical skills to perform diagnostic evaluation, therapeutic treatment, and disease management of patients. TSU’s environmental health program is the only National Environmental Health Sciences and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC) accredited program in Texas. The environmental health program prepares graduates to enter the workforce in air and water quality control, solid and hazardous waste management, occupational health, industrial hygiene, and safety control. A primary focus of the environmental health program is improving the diversity in the environmental health workforce. In April of 2008 the program hosted the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs workshop at TSU. Environmental health faculty from minority serving universities across the U.S. met for two days to discuss strategies on how to prepare for accreditation and diversify the workforce. Recognizing that inequalities in access to health services and the unequal burden of disease are at the forefront of problems in healthcare, the COPHS has incorporated health disparities courses into the curricula. The COPHS collaborates with MD Anderson’s Center for Research on Minority Health, headed by Dr. Lovell Jones, to host the course, “Disparities in Health in America: Working Toward Social Justice.” The course rotates annually between TSU, Rice University, or University of Houston. In 2004, TSU served as the first historically black university to host the course. Renowned speakers and experts from across the United States are invited to lecture in the course. The course is offered through the college’s health care administration program.
Department of Pharmaceutical & Environmental Health Sciences  Open
Department of Pharmacy Practice & Clinical Health Sciences  Open