Public Health SciencesMS-B1807Hamline University1536 Hewitt AvenueSaint Paul, MN 55104
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To complete the major, students are required to take a common required set of courses, and then may either select one of two predetermined areas of concentration, or create their own combination of electives in consultation with a Health Sciences faculty advisor.11 courses are required for the major. Students must also complete an internship in the health sciences approved by their major advisor, and are strongly encouraged to do an independent research project.
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(In all cases, at least 3 of 4 elective courses must be at or above the 3000 level and at least 1 must be at the 5000 level)
Hamline University’s program in Health Sciences includes a general track of study, whose electives are chosen by the student in consultation with a Health Science advisor. This track provides a maximum flexibility in allowing the student to craft a course of study which best suits their individual needs and interests. The (4) elective courses may be chosen from any of those listed below.In addition to the required Health Sciences courses, and the (4) elective courses, the General Track must also include HSCI 5400 (Special Topics in Health Sciences)
Hamline University’s program in Health Sciences includes a concentration in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences, bringing interdisciplinary perspectives to bear on understanding the social and psychological bases of health, illness, and healing. This concentration is designed to provide students with knowledge about the causes, patterns, and consequences of affliction and disease, both at the level of the individual and the population. Courses in this concentration engage critical issues such as health and human rights, concepts of normality and abnormality, the role of medical technologies in negotiating lines between life and death, medical pluralism, the history of medicine, and health inequalities.
Electives: Behavioral and Social Health Sciences Track
In addition to the required Health Sciences courses, students who select the Behavioral and Social Health Sciences track choose their (4) elective courses from the following list:
Hamline University’s program in Health Sciences includes a concentration in the science of disease. The following selection of courses was designed to provide students with basic knowledge of the biological principles necessary to understand the causes and mechanisms of disease. This track is recommended for students who wish to enter professional programs for allied health disciplines or health education.
Electives: Science of Disease Track
In addition to the required Health Sciences courses, students who select the Science of Disease track choose their (4) elective courses from the following list:
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