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BHF 410/411 Health Professions-Practicum I, Practicum II. (each course: 3 Credits)

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor and undergraduate program director, and completion of at least 9 semester hours of credit at the University.

This course is for students pursuing careers in the health sciences. The student will participate in a practicum (90- to 100- hours/practicum) in an allied health or human service setting related to her/his current professional area of practice. Practicum I will deal with topics related to the assessment of individual patients and health education. Practicum II will deal with topics related to the discharge of patients and health education. Additionally, an independent study or research on selected topics in the health sciences and related to the practicum will be developed by the student under the direction of a faculty member. The student is responsible for locating an appropriate practicum site with a health care professional who is willing to direct the on-site learning activities.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Maintain a learning journal for each practicum.
  • Explain concepts of the health sciences found in reports and professional papers related to the health sciences.
  • Utilize academic research skills.
  • Demonstrate strong critical thinking skills as found in student writing.
  • Prepare a report of findings and PowerPoint presentation to summarize study efforts.
  • Critically review professional journal articles, academic literature, and health care reports in health sciences for illustration of course concepts.