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Health Care Science

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Program Requirements

  • Examination of health care issues such as informed consent, medical records and disclosure of patient information, ethical billing and coding practices and end of life decisions
  • Analysis of healthcare policies on issues of access, equity, affordability and social justice
  • Understanding how information technology supports patient safety and quality of care
  • Broad exposure to the liberal arts
  • Additional course work in the social sciences (psychology, sociology, criminal justice)
  • Viterbo University's Core Curriculum Requirements (broad exposure to the liberal arts - courses from your associates degree may transfer)
  • A previous 2-year degree in a health care related field from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A total of 128 credits (transfer credits from regionally accredited colleges and universities can apply, as well as credit for prior learning)
  • Completion of your major requirements (see below - some courses may transfer from your associates degree)

Major Requirements (all courses are three credits each)

  • Business Communication
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Managing and Leading
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care
  • Ethical Leadership and Sustainability
  • Healthcare Policy and Delivery Systems
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Evidence Based Health Care Management
  • Healthcare Capstone
  • Social Problems in the Workplace
  • Social Science Elective (psychology, sociology, addiction studies) - Upper level
  • Social Science Elective (psychology, sociology, addiction studies) - Upper level
  • Social Science Elective or Statistics (psychology, sociology, addiction studies) - may be transferred in
  • Social Science Elective or Statistics (psychology, sociology, addiction studies) - may be transferred in
  • TOTAL:  42 credits of Major Requirements

Core Curriculum

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions