Goals

Course Goals:

Following completion of the Human Biology Major, students will…
  • Understand the physiology, causality and treatment options for intrinsic and extrinsic diseases as well as disorders of the brain.
  • Become familiar with concepts of residential segregation, global inequality, absolute & relative poverty as well as upward and downward mobility as they relate to human health.
  • Appreciate and be able to identify healthcare disparities based on perception, prejudice, bias, discrimination and ethnocentrism.

Course Skills:

Following completion of the Human Biology Major, students will be able to…
  • Synthesize information about patient demographics and presenting symptoms in order to reach an informed diagnosis.
  • Relate to the ethical considerations and dilemmas that face clinicians, research scientists and drug developers.
  • Evaluate healthcare risks and challenges as they relate to global economies, cultural opinions and environment.
  • Extrapolate information from clinical research publications and relate new findings to accepted knowledge.
  • Work in groups and on panels to solve complex health-related problems that require critical thinking.