Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services
1 credit. Offered fall.
An introduction to skills in professionalism and interprofessional collaboration in addressing local and global health challenges. First year pre-professional health students examine social determinants of health and diverse communities, and learn skills in reflection as they interact with health professionals and faculty. Prerequisite: Membership in the Huber Learning Community.
2 credits. Offered spring.
This course is the second in a two-course sequence for first year pre-professional health students in the Huber Learning Community. Students examine interprofessional perspectives on complex global health issues and apply skills in professionalism, integration, collaboration and reflection to community-based, experiential service learning. Prerequisites: IPE 201 and membership in the Huber Learning Community.
3 credits. Offered fall.
In this academic course and outreach program to adults age 55+ in the surrounding community, JMU students are trained to work 1:1 with the older adults, to apply aging and intergenerational theory, and to critically analyze the outcomes from their interactions.
3 credits. Offered May.
Students study, observe and participate in interdisciplinary assessment, planning and delivery of community-based primary health care in partnership with residents and agencies of a host rural county. Learning activities will emphasize rural culture, rural health care and interdisciplinary practice.
3 credits. Offered fall.
Both an academic course and an outreach program to adults age 55+ in the surrounding community, this course offers JMU students who have previously participated in the program the opportunity to become senior staff who provide program leadership, oversight and implementation to the program. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and completion of one semester of AHDP.
A multidisciplinary introduction to informatics in health care focusing on technology, data, information and knowledge and their applications in health care. Emerging trends and issues are examined.
IPE workshops offer a time-limited and concentrated focus on issues that are specific to interprofessional education and/or practice.
1 credit. Offered fall and spring.
Health care ethics is a shared, relevant concern among health and human service disciplines and is an ideal vehicle for students from different fields to learn about one another's disciplines and to participate in inter-professional team analysis, discussion, and problem solving. We have designed an integrated cross-disciplinary learning experience for students interested in the complex, real-world dilemmas encountered in practice. The readings and activities will emphasize ethical, legal, moral and spiritual issues and principles for practice within the context of communicating in inter-professional teams.
4 credits. Offered May.
This May session, study abroad course examines health issues in Malta and provides a team oriented project experience. Project participation, tours and arranged meetings with local experts are used to illustrate health related problems that apply globally and which are compared and contrasted with those in the United States.
This course focuses on the nature and functions of present and future application of health care informatics. Emphasis is on preparing current and future health care professionals to plan, design, collaborate with other health care disciplines, and utilize healthcare informatics for effective health care delivery, health organizational management and improved client outcomes. Prerequisite: Minimum of sophomore standing.
0-4 credits. Offered fall and spring.This course involves topics of special interest in the area of health and human services but is open to all students. The focus of specific courses is identified for specific offerings. Courses are offered based on faculty and student interests.