2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (June 2012) 
    
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2011-2012 Walden University Catalog (June 2012) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

B.S. in Health Studies


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Walden University’s B.S. in Health Studies program is designed to empower students as critical and creative thinkers who are capable of addressing the health needs of local and global communities through the delivery of healthcare services. Students will gain the knowledge base required to understand and anticipate the continuing changes in the healthcare industry and prepare health professionals to work within a variety of healthcare settings.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of how the concepts of health and wellness relate to health promotion and disease prevention.
  2. Critically appraise the context and quality of healthcare delivery within and outside of the United States.
  3. Apply epidemiological approaches to the study of patterns of disease and injury in populations.
  4. Evaluate study designs, methods, and strategies for data analysis used in health-related research.
  5. Analyze key behavioral and cultural factors that impact health and healthcare.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of how technology and legal and ethical issues impact the delivery of healthcare services.
  7.  Analyze the major advantages and disadvantages of an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare delivery.
  8.  Articulate critical issues in acute and long-term care from the perspective of patient and practitioner.
  9.  Assess public and global health issues that transcend national borders, class, race, ethnicity, and culture.

General Option

The B.S. in Health Studies General option is for students with an A.A. degree, A.S. degree, or with 75 or more quarter transfer credits (no required program concentration).
 

Transfer of Credit (TOC) Snapshot 

TOC for General Education courses.

Transfer courses must satisfy the following categories for general education:

Written and Oral communication (one transferred; the other at Walden); Humanities (two); Mathematics and Natural Sciences (two); Social Sciences (one transferred; the other at Walden); General Education Elective (one)

 

Up to 35 credits

TOC for Electives

Up to 75 credits (three must be at upper level)

TOC for B.S. in Health Studies Core TBD (must be 80% content match to course description) Total Transfer 110 TOC +

Remaining Coursework to be Completed at Walden

General Education Courses Required of All Students 

WLDN 1000

Dynamics of Walden Success: Learning Lab

1 credit

COMM 1001

Contemporary Communications 5 credits
SOCI 4080

Social Responsibility

5 credits
    11 credits

 

B.S. in Health Studies Core Curriculum

 

HLTH 1000

Concepts of Health Promotion 5 credits
HLTH 1005

Context of Healthcare Delivery

5 credits

HLTH 2110

Health Informatics 5 credits
HLTH 2115 Aging Across the Lifespan 5 credits
HLTH 2120 Behavioral and Cultural Issues in Healthcare 5 credits
HLTH 3100 Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare 5 credits
HLTH 3105 Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Healthcare 5 credits
HLTH 3110 Current Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice 5 credits
HLTH 3115 Public and Global Health 5 credits

HLTH 4200 (formerly 2100)

Principles of Epidemiology 5 credits

HLTH 4205 (formerly 2105)

Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis 5 credits
HLTH 4900 Capstone 5 credits
 TOTAL   60 credits

Electives 

A total of 15 electives are required. At least two of these must be at the 3000–4000 level. Students may complete a service learning project (IDST 4002), internship (IDST 4003), or study abroad experience (IDST 4004) as electives. Students (who qualify) may also choose the Accelerate Into Master’s (A.I.M.) option. A.I.M. courses count toward elective credit in the B.S. in Health Studies program and toward Master’s of Public Health degree credits (if grade of B or better). Refer to the A.I.M. option for more details. 

 

TBD

15

5 credits each, up to 75 quarter credits.

Two must be at the 3000 or 4000 level. 

Estimated Completion Time = 18 months – 2 years

Note: A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level to meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to select 3000- or 4000-level courses as either general education or elective options. Students should consult with their academic advisor if they have questions about individual program requirements.

Concentrations

Degree Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credit hours (including 45 cr. completed at Walden)
  • First course (1 cr.)
  • General education  courses (45 cr.)
  • Core courses (55 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (30 cr.)
  • Elective courses (45 cr.)
  • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Curriculum

 

Core Curriculum


General Education Courses (45 cr.)


See the general education  section of this Walden University Catalog.

Note: A minimum of 55 quarter credits must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level in order to meet program requirements. In some cases, this means that students will need to select 3000 0r 4000 level courses as either general education or elective options. Students should consult their academic advisor if they have questions about individual program requirements.

Elective Courses (45 cr.)


Students are to select nine additional courses to fulfill the elective requirement. Students may choose courses from either general education  courses, health studies concentration courses, or courses from any of Walden’s bachelor’s programs. These 45 credits of electives are in addition to the 5-credit general education elective.

Capstone Course (5 cr.)


Program Data


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