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Core Curriculum

In addition to the coursework required for your major, you'll complete a dedicated PMHPP curriculum to give you a broad understanding of the culture and responsibilities associated with careers in medicine, as well as basic clinical skills, health and safety training, medical terminology, application preparation and instruction in basic anatomy and pathophysiology.

Your pre-medical and pre-health course plan of study is individualized, depending on your career path. The number and type of required courses may vary, but below is a sampling of what you can expect:

Biology/lab*                        Advanced Mathematics/Statistics*
Chemistry/lab*                        English
Organic Chemistry/lab*                        Behavioral Sciences
Physics/lab*                        Anatomy/Physiology/lab
Biochemistry                        Medical Terminology

* Use of AP credit is discouraged in these content areas; as some medical and health professional schools do not accept AP credits for college math and science coursework.

 It is vital that students begin researching the schools of their choice early, so they are aware of all curriculum requirements for those particular schools.

 

PMHPP Professional Course Work

First Year Sequence

PMHP 101 - Pre-Medical and Health Professions I
This course is designed to provide PMHPP students with a broad understanding of the culture and responsibility associated with careers in medicine. Students will receive instruction and practice in some basic medical/health skills including assessment of vitals, HIPAA training, and maintaining a sterile and safe work environment.

PMHP 102 - Pre-Medical and Health Professions II
This second course in the PMHP series is designed to expose students to basic anatomical structures, function, and common conditions associated with the cardiorespiratory, digestive, and neurological systems. Students also will learn more advanced medical/health skills including assessments of heart/lung sounds, blood oxygenation, blood glucose, and body temperature, as well as basic neurological assessment. Pre-Requisite: PMHP 101

OR

PMHP 103 - Pre-Medical and Health Professions Combined Course
This course provides students who were unable to take the PMHP 101/102 course series with a broad understanding of the culture and responsibilities associated with careers in medicine. Students will be exposed to the anatomy, function, and common conditions of the cardiorespiratory, gastrointestinal, and neurological systems. They also will be provided with instruction of the associated medical/health skills, as well as HIPAA and the skills needed to maintain a sterile and safe work environment.

Second Year Sequence

PMHP 201 - Pre-Medical and Health Professions III
Through lecture, guided-discovery, and case-based learning formats, this course will introduce PMHPP students to medical terminology related to body structure and function, appearance and position, and oncology. Students also will learn the terminology and abbreviations associated with common conditions of the integumentary, cardiorespiratory, and endocrine systems and will be introduced to evidence-based practice and its role in medicine.

PMHP 203 - Pre-Medical and Health Professions IV
This course is a continuation of the PMHP 201 course and will reinforce previous learning and skills from that course. Students also will learn medical terminology and abbreviations associated with neonatology, hearing and sight, as well as the terminology and abbreviations associated with the digestive, musculoskeletal, urinary, male and female reproductive, nervous and endocrine systems. Pre-Requisite: PMHP 201

OR

PMHP 206 - Pre-Medical and Health Professions Medical Terminology - 1 credit
This course is a continuation of the PMHP 201 course and will evaluate and reinforce previous learning and skills from that course. Students also will learn and be evaluated on the medical terminology and abbreviations associated with common conditions found in neonatology, hearing and sight, as well as the terminology and abbreviations associated with the digestive, musculoskeletal, urinary, male and female reproductive, nervous and endocrine systems. Pre-Requisite: PMHP 201

PMHP 205 - Medical Terminology for Pre-Health Students - 1 credit
Through lecture, guided-discovery, and case-based learning formats, this course is designed to promote and evaluate PMHPP students' understanding of medical terminology and abbreviations associated with common conditions of the cardiorespiratory, endocrine, digestive, musculoskeletal, urinary, male and female reproductive, and integumentary systems. Students also will be exposed to the terminology associated with neonatology as well as hearing and sight.

Third Year Sequence

PMHP 301 - Pre-Medical and Health Professions Seminar
This course is designed to prepare PMHPP students for the professional school application and admission processes. Students will receive instruction on developing and refining the different components of the professional school applications, interview skills, and professional behaviors and experiences required by professional schools.