Common General Studies Courses
These are some of the common courses for a general studies curriculum with a healthcare concentration:
Professionalism and Communications in the Healthcare Setting: This course outlines the professional standards expected in healthcare management. It covers the impact of social media while teaching students how to communicate effectively with patients and their families. Students may also gain an understanding of collaborative problem-solving and cultural sensitivity.
Counseling: Students can gain knowledge of the key concepts behind counseling and learn counseling techniques. The role of therapists and clinicians is covered while addressing the cultural, legal, and ethical issues facing counselors.
Mental Illness and Society: This course addresses mental illness and its impact on various institutions of society, including occupational, educational, and criminal justice institutions. The goal of this course is to teach students how to appraise mental illness and educate them on effective philosophies and methodologies to correct problems related to mental illness in society.
Psychology of Stress and Health: Students may gain an understanding of the biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors that promote health and prevent illness. This course covers the theories, principles, and methods used for stress management.
Issues of Aging: This course explores the social issues associated with aging and their effect on the elderly. Students can learn about societal and cultural viewpoints around these issues, as well as the resources available to the elderly to solve problems.