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Student Learning Outcomes

The program in Medical and Health Humanities helps its majors to:

  1. Develop knowledge of how non-medical disciplines contribute to the study of health, illness, and care.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of how cultural and social perspectives impact the concept of health.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of factors that complicate health care delivery and health care access.
  4. Develop communication skills (written, oral, and visual) across multiple disciplines that will prepare them for professional life and/or graduate school.

The Medical and Health Humanities program goals are realized in the following student learning outcomes (SLOs):

Program Goal 1 Outcome:

SLO1: Students will be able to apply the concept of homeostasis to evaluate and solve physiological problems.

SLO 2: Students will be able to assess how non-medical disciplines approach the study of health and illness.

SLO 3: Students will be able to apply knowledge from non-medical disciplines to the study of health, illness, and care.

Program Goal 2 Outcome:

SLO 1: Students will be able to identify different cultural and social views of health.

SLO 2: Students will be able to assess how cultural and social perspectives impact concepts of health.

Program Goal 3 Outcome:

SLO 1: Students will be able to identify factors that affect health care delivery and health care access.

SLO 2: Students will be able to assess the impact of factors that affect health care delivery and health care access.

Program Goal 4 Outcome:

SLO 1: Students will be able to develop focused, convincing, and coherent arguments.

SLO 2: Students will be able to effectively use research, including evaluation and documentation of sources.

The Medical and Health Humanities major provides students with a strong transdisciplinary background in issues relate to medicine and health. The major has a large number of free electives and allows students to join the pre-Doctor of Physical Therapy program , specialize in pre-law, or pursue a double major in another humanities discipline.