|Department||Health and Biomedical Sciences|
Philosophy of Healthcare
This course is an introductory, interdisciplinary course which explores the assumptions underlying a career in healthcare. These assumptions include views on the moral nature of humans, their inherent value, and the ethical issues surrounding illness, suffering, and pain. These topics will be examined through a variety of learning modalities, including discussion, readings, journaling, and critical-thinking exercises. Each student will have an Academic Coach that he or she will meet with outside of the class for a total of six 30-minute sessions. These sessions are arranged according to each student's schedule. The course will provide opportunities to help students develop their critical thinking and communication skills while exploring their own philosophy of healthcare.