Certificate in Medical and Health Humanities



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Certificate in Medical and Health Humanities
Medical and Health Humanities is a multidisciplinary investigation of medical and health related topics. This certificate program allows students pursuing careers in health or health-related majors, pre-medicine, nursing, athletic training, child life, and social work to broaden their understanding of medicine and health by incorporating the diverse perspectives of a variety of disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences. Completion of courses in the student’s plan of study will result in award of the certificate in Medical and Health Humanities. This shall be noted on the student’s official university transcript. Students must apply for an audit for a non-teaching certificate upon completion. Visit this link for the certificate request form: http://gvsu.edu/s/Ml
Requirements for a Certificate in Medical and Health Humanities

The Medical and Humanities Certificate requires 11-12 credits from the courses listed below. No more than two courses can have the same department prefix. Students can only apply two courses from the certificate toward a major and another two to a minor.


Transfer Students

A maximum of two courses can be credited by transfer toward completion of the Medical and Health Humanities Certificate. Students must complete at least two of the courses for the certificate at GVSU.


Certificate Core Course

HST 370: History of Medicine and Health Credits: 3 (I-H, SWS)*
Elective Courses (see reverse)

The additional 8-9 credits are to be completed by taking one course from each of the three course categories:


I = Issues courses: I-H = humanities I-I = identity I-HR = human rights I-S = Sustainability


Certificate Checklist (11-12 credits):

______ Core Course: HST 370, History of Medicine and Health

______ Perspectives on Human Health and Development Course: _____________

______ Perspectives Related to End of Life Course: _____________

______ Ethics in Health and Medicine Course: _____________



PERSPECTIVES ON HUMAN HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT

PERSPECTIVES RELATED TO END OF LIFE

ETHICS IN HEALTH AND MEDICINE

AHS 352: Introduction to Holistic Health Care

Credits: 3 (No Pre-Reqs)



ANT 316: Death, Burial, and Culture

Credits: 3

Gen Ed: World Perspectives

Pre-Reqs: ANT 204 or ANT 206 or ANT 220 or Permission of Instructor



BIO 328: Biomedical Ethics

Credits: 3

Issues: Health (I-H)

Pre-Req: Junior Standing




ANT 320: Culture and Disease

Credits: 3

Pre-Reqs: ANT 204 or ANT 206 or ANT 220


ENG 386: Literary Responses to Death and Dying

Pre-Reqs: WRT 150 and Junior Standing



BMS 222: Introduction to Public Health

Credits: 3 (No Pre-reqs)

OR

BMS 223: Public Health Concepts

Credits: 3 (No Pre-reqs)



COM 209: Health Communications Systems

Credits: 3

Pre-Req: Sophomore Standing


LIB 314: Life Journey

Credits: 3

Issues: Identity (I-I)

Pre-Req: WRT 150 AND Junior Standing



COM 438: Communication Ethics

Credits: 3

Issues: Identity (I-I)

Pre-Req: Junior Standing



LIB 325: LGBTQ Identities

Credits: 3

Issues: Identity (I-I)

Pre-Req: Junior Standing



NUR 344: Healthy Aging, A Lifelong Journey

Credits: 3 (No Pre-reqs)



HNR 312: Literary and Ethical Explorations of Current Medical Controversies

Credits: 3 (SWSW

Gen Ed: US Diversity

Pre-Reqs: None



PED 206: Self Health and Wellness

Credits 2

(No Pre-Reqs)


NUR 354: Living With Life Limiting Illness

Credits: 3

Issues: Health (I-H)

Pre-Req: Junior Standing



PHI 325: Ethics and Professional Life

Credits: 3

Issues: Human Rights (I-HR)

Pre-Reqs: Junior Standing



PSY 364: Life Span Developmental Psychology

Credits: 3

Pre-Reqs: PSY 101 or HNR 224


PHI 341: Philosophy of Death and Dying

Credits: 3 (No Pre-Reqs)



PLS 310: Politics and Health Policy

Credits: 3

Pre-Reqs: PLS 102 or Junior Standing


PSY 367: Health Psychology

Credits: 3

Issues: Health (I-H)

Pre-Req: PSY 101 or HNR 235 AND Junior Standing



SOC 386: Death and Dying Credits: 3

Pre-Req: Junior Standing






SOC 356: Sociology of Health Care

Credits: 3 (No Pre-reqs)



SOC 388: Middle Age and Aging

Credits: 3 (No Pre-Reqs)






WGS 335: Women, Health and Environment:

Credits: 3

Issues: Sustainability (I-S)

Pre-Req: Junior Standing









With permission, additional special topics courses can be counted toward the Medical and Health Humanities Certificate.
HNR Students: Some HNR 280 courses can be used to fulfill the certificate requirements. Signoff will be handled on a case-to-case basis. HNR 280 can only be used to fulfill ONE of the elective categories. Examples:

Ethics: HNR 280 – Food for Thought (semester 2)



End of Life Perspectives: HNR 280 – Live, Learn, Lead: Saging and Aging


Updated 04/03/15


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