Interprofessional Course Offerings
The College of Health Professions offers a variety of Interprofessional Elective Courses designed to integrate students from across the health professions to explore the course through an interprofessional lens. All courses are listed in the online academic catalog.
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Interdisciplinary Seminars in Health Care
CHP 499 - 599 Interprofessional Care for Autism Spectrum Disorder
This course will use an active-learning interprofessional focus to learn about the neuroscience regarding development of ASD and clinical interventions for the benefit of clients with ASD. This course will use pre-class readings and in-class group case work to observe the roles of several professions in client advocacy and treatment. Special focuses will be on health care provider communication and collaboration, and client sensory sensitivities, behavioral, and medical needs. The wide range of severity with ASD will be appreciated, and varied levels of treatments will be discussed. (Spring - 1 credit)
CHP 490 - 590 End of Life Care
End-of-Life care presents healthcare professionals with many ethical challenges and dilemmas. Understanding ethical theories and ethical principles can provide a foundation for decision making. The goal of this course is to provide healthcare professionals with the tools necessary to make ethical decisions when providing care for patients at the end of their lives. Key ethical issues related to end-of-life care including, roles and responsibilities of allied health professionals, advance directives, euthanasia, medical futility, do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders, pain management, grief, spiritual considerations, physiologic changes, and considerations for pediatric patients that are examined. (Spring- 1 credit).
CHP 470-570 The Pathology of Race and Racism in Healthcare
This course is designed to introduce students to a critical analysis of race, racial stratification, and racism using social epidemiologic methods and critical approaches within the practice of health care and public health. This course focuses on (1) centering the lived experiences and expertise of BIPOC communities; (2) conceptualizing racism-related factors as societal determinants of health; and, (3) developing critical self-consciousness to better understand how one’s racial- or racism-related perspectives and experiences might inform her/their/his practice. This course includes lectures and interactive seminars exploring race, racism, structural violence, racial identity and privilege from a systems and personal perspective while examining how these constructs interact with and impact the health care and public health systems and their professionals. (Fall- 1 Credit)