School of Health Sciences Health Sciences Major

Health Sciences Minor

To obtain a minor in health sciences, you must choose six of the following eight courses. All of the courses are part of the required core for the health sciences major.

Choose six of the eight courses below:

Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

Hours

HSC

110

The Multidisciplinary Health Team

3

HSC

305

Human Relations

3

HSC

310

Health Care Delivery

3

HSC

350

Principles of Health Care

3

HSC

360

Technology in Care Delivery

3

HSC

380

Health Literacy and Culture Care

3

HSC

440

Major Issues in Health and Human Services

3

HSC

475

Process Outcomes & Evaluation

3

   

Subtotal, required

18



Outcomes expected for all students who complete the minor:

  • Recognize the moral dimensions and accept responsibility for the consequences of actions
  • Demonstrate effective communication
  • Interact with members of the health care community to enhance patient care/services and/or organizational management
  • Work within a team to plan and /or achieve a shared goal
  • Recognize one's role in the community and how one can have a positive impact
  • Develop problem solving skills that transcend disciplinary boundaries
  • Demonstrate openness to diverse people, ideas and experiences
  • Recognize personal responsibilities as a global citizen

The courses in the minor, all a component of the requirements for a major in health sciences, are specifically developed to include the above outcomes. Each course provides a variety of learning experiences, including guest speakers, written papers, service-learning and/or field experiences. Experiential learning will enhance the opportunity for individual growth and the development of each outcome and competency at completion of the minor.

For more information, please contact our advisor: Audrey Ticknor, RDH, MA (audrey.ticknor@usd.edu) or 605-677-7273