PPHS 1800: Health Care Career Seminar (2018-2019)

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Prerequisite: CHM 1211 or BIO 2101 or BIO 2129 and 2130 or permission of Instructor. This seminar course is required of all continuing pre-professional health sciences (PPHS) students, incoming transfer students interested in PPHS, or SPU students new to the PPHS program. The vocational impact of graduate level careers in the Health Sciences will be discussed with health care providers in the fields of Medicine, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Optometry, Veterinary Medicine and Graduate Nursing. Additional health care providers will present as opportunities arise. Specific topics will include initial field experience needed for each career track (such as shadowing, volunteering or employment), typical work weeks, demand on family, insurance, pay expectations, medical missions, armed services related careers, specializations, debt incurred in training, and most importantly, vocational impact on Christian faith. Continued discussion on academic preparation will occur. Grading: Pass/No Credit. Job shadowing, informational interview and/or volunteering with a summary paper required. All students that plan to pursue the PPHS sponsored "mock interview and committee recommendation" process for medical school or dental school applications at any time in the future years are expected to take this course. May be repeated for credit up to 3 credits.

Term CRN Credits Instructor(s) Days Time Dates Location Open
Autumn 5794 1 Max Hunter
9:30AM-10:20 AM
09/24-11/30 Otto Miller Hall 128
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Grade Modes: (Default) Pass/No Credit
Instructional Methods: Traditional
Note: Full Term

CHM 1211: D or better
OR BIO 2101: D or better
OR (BIO 2129: D or better
AND BIO 2130: D or better)