Curriculum

Bachelors of Health Science - Population Health

Program Mission Statement: In the context of the Baptist Health Sciences University mission, the Population Health Program educates students through diverse, interprofessional and service experiences that are integral toward improving the health and well-being in the community.

Program Outcomes: Upon completion of the Population Health program, graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Formulate healthcare needs assessments based on epidemiological data.
  • Propose prevention programs that address identified healthcare needs in communities of study.
  • Advocate for public health needs in defined communities to mitigate health outcomes.

Traditional Sample Curriculum

Accelerated Sample Curriculum

 

Pre-Professional Curriculum  
Course Credit hours
BIO Natural Science Elective I with lab 4
BIO Natural Science Elective II with lab 4
COM Communication Elective 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
ENG Literature Elective 3
Foreign Language I & II (SPA 201 & 202) 6
General Electives 6
History Elective (HIS 101 or 102) 3
HPE 101 Health and Wellness 1
HSC 104 Baptist University Experience 1
HSC 301 U.S. Health Care Systems 3
MAT 110 College Algebra/MAT 240 Elements of Calculus 3
MAT 211 Statistics   3
PHI 301 Biomedical Ethics 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
PSY 301 Human Growth and Development   3
REL Religion Elective 3
SOC 201 Medical Sociology 3
Pre-Professional Total 61
   
Program Curriculum  
Core Courses  
Course Credit hours
BIO Natural Science Elective (no lab required) 3
MAT 310 Biostatistics 3
HCM 359 Health Care Data Analysis or HCM 405 Data Mining 3
HCM 425 Health Administration Information Systems 3
HCM 442 Managerial Epidemiology, Population Health and Health Policy   3
HSC 320 Research for Health Professionals               3
HSC 350 Perspectives in Epidemiology  3
POH 301 Population Health Foundation 3
POH 315 Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health 3
POH 320 Global Health Perspectives 3
POH 401 Population Health Education and Promotion 3
POH 410 Program Planning and Evaluation (w/lab) 4
POH 430 Population Health Professions and Practice 3
POH 450 Population Health Capstone (includes internship or experiential activity) 7
Total Program Core 47
   
Program Elective Options - Select a Total of 12 credit hrs.  
   
Course Credit hours
AHS 390 Clinical Leadership in Health Science 3
BIO 380 Physiological Psychology 3
HCM 360 Quality Improvement in Health Care 3
HSC 310 Adverse Childhood Experiences Across the Life Course 3
POH 330 Aspects of Environmental Health 3
POH 340 Promoting Positive Youth Development 3
POH 370 Global Chronic Diseases 3
POH 375 Global Infectious Diseases 3
POH 415 Global Ethics and Justice 3
POH 425 Children and Families: Issues in Health, Poverty, and Policies 3
POH 470 Special Topics 1-4
SOC 310 Sociology of Aging  3
Program total 59
Total Credit Hours 120

God's Blessings

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

Colossians 3:23