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BIO 900 - Field Studies in Medical Sciences

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 6
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
This course is designed to give the student an opportunity to study the fields of medical science outside of a typical classroom setting. Students will investigate and develop an understanding of patient care, human physiology, disease process and ethics through scientific, inquiry-based activities, in a supervised environment that meets the requirements of the investigation.
Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
Competencies
  1. Evaluate community and population health.
    1. Analyze and understand health in terms of lifespan including obstetrics, pediatrics, family practice and geriatrics.
    2. Investigate factors influencing disease prevention.
    3. Diagram the role of nutrition and exercise in achieving and maintaining good health.
    4. Compare and describe factors impacting rural health.
    5. Interpret and explain the Affordable Healthcare Act (AHA).
    6. Analyze the health insurance industry and explain how the business model works.
  2. Analyze scientific reading literacy by exploring relevant literature of the field
    1. Review relevant scientific information.
    2. Discuss using medical terminology, a double-blind placebo controlled study as related to medicine.
    3. Distinguish peer-reviewed scientific literature from other published medical information or studies.
    4. Interpret credibility of professional health science literature.
  3. Evaluate effective professional skills and leadership within the context of a professional environment
    1. Identify and demonstrate traits of successful health professionals.
    2. Apply the concept of professionalism as it relates specifically to health sciences and medicine.
    3. Define and express the characteristics of servant leadership.
    4. Practice confidentiality and discretion.
    5. Develop trusting relationships with patients, colleagues, mentors and other professionals.
  4. Compare and contrast various health careers.
    1. Participate and reflect on at least three different clinical rotations.
    2. Differentiate each health care setting in clinical rotations.
    3. Record all observations, information and results of activities while adhering to all HIPAA laws.
    4. Compare and contrast different health care fields in terms of cost of education, time in school, work-life balance.
    5. Compare the educational requirements and summarize necessary certification, registration and licensure requirements.
  5. Analyze critical thinking and problem-solving in a professional setting.
    1. Present thoughtful questioning that challenge assumptions, promote higher order thinking, lead to new insights, and validate perceptions.
    2. Engage in metacognition that supports reflective practice.
    3. Support processes that analyze, select, use, and evaluate various approaches to develop solutions.
    4. Engage in analysis and synthesis of multiple sources and points of information.
    5. Demonstrate intentional use of disciplinary frameworks to analyze complex issues and information.
    6. Suspend judgment while collecting evidence to make determinations.
  6. Evaluate inter-professional education (IPE).
    1. Describe job roles and responsibilities across health professions.
    2. Explain inter-dependence of various professionals within a team.
    3. Demonstrate team-building skills necessary for successful outcomes.
    4. Participate in medical job shadowing.
    5. Evaluate and summarize different medical salary compensation systems, including patient satisfaction based programs.
  7. Demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations within the industry.
    1. Use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
    2. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources and media and use the information in a legal and ethical manner.
    3. Describe and defend human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and its relation to the practice of legal and ethical behavior from the lens of various stakeholders.
  8. Explore health issues from the perspective of a variety of stakeholders.
    1. Understand and demonstrate the impact of health from various lenses.
    2. Practice bioethics.
    3. Investigate the role of human empathy in various health care settings.
    4. Demonstrate understanding of relevant bioethical and legal principles.
  9. Analyze complex communication within the context of the professional environment such as:
    1. Negotiate processes that generate mutually satisfactory solutions
    2. Resolve conflicts
    3. Interact effectively with people of different cultures
    4. Select various communication processes
    5. Integrate appropriate forms of information communication technology
    6. Describe the interactions among modes of communication
    7. Evidence meaningful and engaging interactions
  10. Compare and contrast various medical record systems.
    1. Describe and summarize medical record keeping in various health care settings.
    2. Investigate Iowa laws and regulations protecting health records.
    3. Model an understanding of HIPPA and its implications.
    4. Explore patient rights, liability issues, fraud and abuse.
  11. Conduct a line of scientific inquiry in a medical field setting.
    1. Identify and propose a scientific project to explore.
    2. Follow written and oral instructions given by instructor or medical personnel.
    3. Adapt and be flexible within the learning environment.
    4. Participate in all required activities.
    5. Cooperate and collaborate with others involved in the project.
    6. Communicate effectively with others involved in the project.
    7. Present a final communication of project learnings.
  12. Investigate a scientific issue, concept or hypothesis related to biology and medicine.
    1. Describe pertinent observations.
    2. Ask appropriate questions from various points of view.
    3. Complete activities according to the investigative timeline.
    4. Record all observations, questions, information and results of activities while adhering to all HIPPA laws.
    5. Summarize all observations, questions, information and results of the investigation.



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