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Health Professions Program

Curriculum

The HPP has thee main Cores: 

1) Science/Quantitative: four courses in the natural and social sciences, math, and computer science

2) SHIP: two interdisciplinary courses in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, with one in each category:

a) Cultural and Social Determinants of Health, and 

b) Artistic and Intellectual Responses to Health and Disease

3) Experiential: two required components,

a) two seminar series at RFU and 

b)  a “keystone project”

Science/Quantitative Core  SHIP Core (Science and Health from an Interdisciplinary Perspective) Experiential Core 
Both of the courses below  One course from each category Both of the activities listed below 
MATH 150 Probability and Statistics (Q) OR ECON/BUSN130 (Q) OR PSYC 221 (NS) (T) a. Cultural and Social Determinants of Health: a1. Core seminar series at RFU:
Introduction to Healthcare Professions Seminar Series (will be offered spring 2021)
BIOL 120 Organismal Biology + Lab (NS)
OR
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I + Lab (NS)
ES 382 Political Ecology of Infectious Diseases (SS) a2. One additional series at RFU from the following list
Starting 2021-2022
Plus any two courses from the following list HIST 284 Epidemic Disease in Western History (H, GP) Community, Culture, and Health Seminar series
BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (NS) HIST 326 Identity and Body in Medieval Europe (GP, W) Interprofessionalism Seminar Series
BIOL 220 Ecology and Evolution + lab (NS) (T) PHIL 205 Medical Ethics (H) Teamwork Seminar Series
BIOL 221 Molecules, Genes, & Cells + Lab (NS) (M) PHIL 296 Neurophilosophy (H) b. Keystone Project
BIOL 120 Organismal Biology + Lab (NS)
OR
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I + Lab (NS)
SPAN 322 Medical Spanish (H) Health-related research project or relevant internship/shadowing experience
CHEM 116 General Chemistry II + Lab (NS) RELG 241 Religion and Science (H)  
CSCI 112 Computer Science I (Q) (T) SOAN 245 Medical Anthropology (SS, GP)  
ECON 110 Introduction to Economics (SS) b. Artistic and Intellectual Responses to Health and Disease:   
ES 120 Introduction to Environmental Science (NS) ENGL 209 Storytelling and STEM (H, W)  
MATH 110 Calculus I (Q) ENGL 221 Literature and Medicine (H)  

MATH 250: Introduction to Statistical Programming (Q)

ENGL 249 Brains, Minds, and Madness in Literature (H)  

NEUR/PSYC 128 Medical Mysteries of the Mind

MUSC 268 Music and the Mind (H)  
PHIL 156 Logic and Styles of Argument (Q) PHIL 225 Philosophy of Science (H)  
PHYS 110 Introduction to Physics I + Lab (NS) PHIL 291 Descartes to Kant (H, W)  
PSYC 110 Introduction to Psychology + ½ lab (NS) THTR 354 The Mind Onstage (H, W)  
SOAN 110 Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology (SS)