Bachelor of Science Courses

UGE3710 : COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
3.00 credits: This course imparts knowledge and skills related to personal and professional communication. Assignments with involve writing, public speaking, and graphic design. We will spend a lot of time discussing how humans communicate, drawing upon fields such as sociology, psychology, and cultural anthropology. Topics will include body language, how communication is affected by context, and difference in communication styles. Above all the course will focus on rhetoric, the art of persuation.
UGE3720 : CRITICAL THINKING FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
3.00 credits: Introduction to scientific reasoning. Students are introduced to the skill of scientific critical thinking in everyday life, much as a scientist uses critical thinking to develop valid and reliable knowledge. Students practice the language or reasoning, and they identify and evaluate assumptions and statements presented as fact. Students evaluate patterns of reasoning and assess the credibility of causal inferences.
UGE3730 : BIOETHICS - Writing Intensive
3.00 credits: As a health professional, you'll want to give people the right treatment, but you'll also want to treat them right morally. This is not always as easy as it sounds. Situations may be complicated; there may be plusses and minuses on both sides of a decision. Your good intentions and instincts may not serve you, or your patients, well. This course will give you tools for thinking clearly about morality, and we'll give those tools a good workout in classroom discussions and writing assignments. (Note: This class meets weekly.)
UGE3740 : UNDERSTANDING AND USING RESEARCH
3.00 credits: A continuation of Foundations of Evidence-Informed Practice (EIP) in earlier trimesters. Students identify an area of interest, location ten or more articles from thie peer-reviewed scientific literature, and appraise and summarize them. Student develop reviews of research that can be used in doctors' clinical summaries and as patients' health education abstracts. Class projects promote students' skills in appraising and summarizing research and generating useful research questions and research designs.
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