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Agenda Item FA 19-44

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

Brooks College of Health (Undergraduate) – (Public Health & School of Nursing):

New Courses & Program of Study (2 packages)

10/03/19: Passed

10/14/19: Approved

Log Number: 201905-10

Public Health - Undergraduate

Add a new concentration to an existing program Bachelor of Science in Health - Health Science

Concentration: Interdisciplinary Health Studies

 

Summary of the changes:

This request is to establish a new concentration (Interdisciplinary Health Studies) under the Bachelor of Science in Health degree. Healthcare is a growing field and employers are increasingly seeking employees with an interdisciplinary skill set to function in a variety of roles. This concentration will help students achieve their unique career goals while improving student retention rates. One required new course will be added, HSC 4XXX Interdisciplinary Health Studies Capstone (3 credits).

 

No new resources will be required and the concentration will not exceed the 120 hours required to graduate. Existing faculty will be able to accommodate the Interdisciplinary Health Studies Concentration.

 

Click here for the program of study: Log No 201905-10

 

Add a new course Interdisciplinary Health Studies Capstone (3 cs) HSC Senior (4xxx) XXX

Pre-requisite Courses:

None

Co-requisite Courses:

None

Course Description:

The interdisciplinary capstone provides students an opportunity to apply their knowledge and abilities, as well as hone skills in preparation for employment or graduate study in healthcare. Capstone projects may take many different forms including community-based internships, independent research projects, study abroad experience, or other projects under the direction of the program director.

 

Log Number: 201905-1

School of Nursing- Undergraduate

Add a new course Culture and Health in Thailand (3c) NUR Senior (4xxx) XXX

Pre-requisite Courses:

None

Co-requisite Courses:

None

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to advance students' understanding of nursing and health care from a global perspective. An ecological perspective is used to explore multiple determinants of health in Thailand, emphasizing Thai culture as it relates to Traditional and Western style health practices. Students participate in a 12-day trip, including a course at the Chiang Mai University Faculty of Nursing where they learn about nursing education and faculty research in the community. Associated field experiences involve interacting with Thai faculty, students and community workers as they visit community hospitals and clinics, village centers and local homes.