Professional Healthcare Preparation Program Minor

Curricular Requirements:

The minor will require 7 courses (18 credit hours): Both PHP courses in category A and one from each of the five remaining categories. Students must complete both of the requirements in the experiential course work.

A) Required Courses:

PHP 121SURVEY OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

0 to 1

PHP 124PRIMARY HEALTH PREPARATION

2

Plus at least one course each from B through F.

B) Understanding the Patient:

PS 288HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

3

PHP 279HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AND CLINICAL DECISION MAKING

3

C) The Ethics of Care:

PL 316BIOETHICS

3

 

D) Communication in Healthcare Settings:

COM 208INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

3

COM 375COMMUNICATING ABOUT HEALTH

3

E) Managing Healthcare:

CS 312HEALTHCARE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

3

 

F) Elective Courses:

PHP 275GLOBAL HEALTHCARE DELIVERY

3

SC 273PUBLIC HEALTH IN U.S. SOCIETY

3

SC 275FAMILY VIOLENCE

3

SC 285AGING, HEALTH, AND SOCIETY

3

SC 295SOCIOLOGY OF DEATH AND DYING

3

SC 315SEXUALITY AND SEXUAL BEHAVIOR

3

SC 385POVERTY, WELFARE, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE U.S.

3 to 4

BL 240EPIDEMIOLOGY

3

BL 260POVERTY AND DISEASE

3

PS 226/PS 426DRUGS AND BEHAVIOR

3

PS 381EATING DISORDERS

3

PS 401ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY

3

PS 426PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

3

G) Experiential Requirements:

  1. Shadowing: Students must spend a minimum of 40 hours shadowing no less than two healthcare providers.
  2. Students seeking a minor must engage in one of the following:
    • Research at an external site or at JCU with faculty member.
    • Internship at approved site.
    • Participation in medical immersion trip sponsored by JCU or other approved sponsor.
    • Participation in Summer Field Experience.
    • Service Learning related to healthcare arranged via the Center for Service and Social Action (must be a full semester) or volunteering with JCU EMS.

Total Credit Hours: 18