Pre-requisite Coursework

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 first year PMHPP students with a broad understanding of the culture and responsibility associated with careers in medicine. Students receive instruction and practice in basic medical/health skills including assessment of vitals, OSHA and HIPAA training, and maintaining a sterile and safe work environment.

PMHP 102 - Pre-Medical and Health Professions II
This second course in the UG-PMHPP series is designed to expose students to basic anatomical structures, function, and common conditions associated with the cardiorespiratory, digestive, and neurological systems. Students also 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.

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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 are exposed to the anatomy, function, and common conditions of found in the cardiorespiratory, gastrointestinal, and neurological systems. They also receive instruction on the associated medical/health skills, as well as OSHA, 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 introduces UG-PMHPP students to the medical terminology of body structure and function, appearance and position, and oncology. Students also learn the terminology and abbreviations associated with common conditions of the integumentary, cardiorespiratory, and endocrine systems and are 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 reinforces previous learning and skills from that course. Students also 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

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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 UG-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 are exposed to the terminology associated with neonatology, hearing, and sight.

PMHP 206 - Pre-Medical and Health Professions Medical Terminology - 1 credit
This course is a continuation of the PMHP 201 course that requires evaluation of previous learning and and content from that course. Students also learn and are evaluated on their understanding of common medical terminology and abbreviations associated with neonatology, hearing, sight, as well as the digestive, musculoskeletal, urinary, male and female reproductive, nervous and endocrine systems.

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 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.