Biomedical Sciences

Certificate Tracks

Certificate Tracks - The following information relates to the 2015-16 Curriculum, subsequent years may be different*)

Health Professions Education:
This certificate is an online distance learning program offered as a defined series of four courses designed for health professionals and students who are now, or in the future wish to be, involved in pre-service, in-service or continuing education for healthcare fields. The overall goal of the Certificate in Health Professions Education is to prepare healthcare professions and students to transition from clinician to educator. The Certificate is offered as a defined series of four courses utilizing an interprofessional approach that includes content in learning theories, instructional design, course development and assessment, and presentation skills.

Health Administration - (course content emphasizes business practices in healthcare:
This certificate is an online distance learning program offered as a defined series of four courses designed to advance the student's knowledge in health administration with an emphasis on content related to business practices in healthcare. Courses emphasize skills that focus on planning and responding to changes in the healthcare industry. Examples of course topics include accounting and financial management in healthcare, marketing healthcare, statistics in healthcare, and risk and quality assessment in healthcare.

Health Administration - (course content emphasizes leadership practices in healthcare):
This certificate is an online distance learning program offered as a defined series of four courses designed to advance the student's knowledge in health administration with an emphasis on content related to the roles and responsibilities of health care leaders. Examples of course topics include strategic planning and leadership in healthcare, cultural diversity, healthcare policy and delivery systems, and organizational behavior and human resources in healthcare.

Health Administration - (course content emphasizes concepts of public health in relationships with healthcare delivery systems:
This certificate is an online distance learning program offered as a defined series of four courses designed to advance the student's knowledge in health administration with an emphasis on concepts of public health in relationships with healthcare delivery systems. Courses include an introduction to the processes of public health, an overview of the evolution of the delivery of healthcare in the United States, statistical analysis and application of data to healthcare environments, and the impact of disease on various populations.

Nutrition:
This certificate is an online distance learning program offered as a defined series of four courses geared toward those seeking to advance their knowledge of human nutrition. The overall goal is to provide students with knowledge of contemporary human nutrition issues so that they can partner with the Registered Dietitian and other healthcare professions to integrate nutrition related concerns with the ultimate goals of prevention, health and wellness for patients. Some examples of course topics include human nutrition, nutrition and human performance, and dietary and sports supplements.

* Note: Curricular changes may occur at the discretion of the PHS Department from one academic year to the next, which could include additions, deletions or modifications of core basic science courses and/or certificate tracks and courses.