Nov 19, 2017
College of Health Sciences and Education
Program Director: Jack Goble, MHA
Students completing the BS in Health Science will:
- Integrate and demonstrate knowledge of diverse research designs from both the qualitative and quantitative paradigms, and will conceptually synthesize and demonstrate all steps of the research process.
- Demonstrate critical reasoning skills in the patient care process by conducting a client assessment, identifying functional problems, and developing an appropriate intervention plan.
- Interact and communicate professionally and courteously with clients while demonstrating the necessary clinical competencies required within their respective health care discipline.
Statement of Program Assessment for BS in Health Science:
Program courses are evaluated each semester via both University faculty evaluations and individual department course evaluations.
The Medical Science Specialization is a 4 year program resulting in a bachelor degree in Health Science. Students completing the Medical Science specialization will:
- Develop a basic scientific foundation for learning to organize, integrate, interpret, and present clinical data.
- Develop critical thinking and evaluation skills.
- Develop a basic scientific approach to normal human health and development.
- Develop effective communication and teamwork skills.
- Promote cross-cultural and socioeconomic sensitivity and emphasize the fundamental importance of ethical behavior in basic scientific and medical practice.
- Develop introductory knowledge of the Physician Assistant profession.
- Develop knowledge of basic scientific concepts to facilitate understanding of the medical sciences.
- Develop a basic scientific foundation as a precursor to learning to perform a complete human physical examination in graduate medical education programs.
Completion of the Medical Science specialization is expected to yield the following student learning outcomes:
- Recognize the pathology of human disease by system and specialty.
- Demonstrate attainment of scientific knowledge that will act as a foundation for learning to perform a complete human physical examination, once accepted into graduate medical education programs.
- Demonstrate pharmacologic and therapeutic skills appropriate to introductory level medical science studies.
- Display a working knowledge of major anatomical regions and structures of the human body.
- With regard to human physiology and pathophysiology, explain interrelationships of function and dysfunction at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, and systemic levels.
- Recognize the role of genetic factors in health and disease.
- Analyze the socio-behavioral aspects of medical practice.
- Examine ethical concepts as they relate to practical decision-making and problem-solving in medical practice.
Health Science Core Requirements
16 credits, as indicated below:
Health Science Elective Requirements
Select 46-52 credits from the following courses:
Sequence of Required Courses
The plan of study below is the plan that would be used if a student were completing the Medical Science specialization with coursework necessary to prepare for a graduate program in physician assistant studies.
Specific major requirements are as follows:
Total Required for Graduation 120 credits
Total Credits in above plan of study: 121
For those not pursuing the plan of study above, courses listed above as free electives may need to be specialization electives in order to achieve minimum number of credits required for the major, and the total credits for each semester may vary accordingly.