Undergraduate Certificate and Honors Focus in Medical Behavioral Science

Undergraduate Certificate and Honors Focus in Medical Behavioral Science

The Department of Behavioral Science is pleased offer both an Undergraduate Certificate and an Honors Focus in Medical Behavioral Science.

These programs are designed to provide students with an in-depth study of Medical Behavioral Science concepts, offer experiential learning activities, and prepare students for successfully managing both the intellectual and interpersonal demands of medical training.

Upon completion of the program courses, you will be able to answer the following:
  • What is Medical Behavioral Science?
  • What behavioral concepts are most useful to health care professionals?
  • How do narratives illustrate these concepts in patient and physician behavior?
  • What impact do these behavioral concepts have on the health and well being of society?
  • How can we use our understanding of Behavioral Science concepts to improve our own health?
The Undergraduate Certificate in Medical Behavioral Science:
  • Is open to applications from undergraduate students throughout the University of Kentucky
  • Requires an elective course in addition to the three core courses
  • Will appear on your undergraduate transcript
The Honors Focus in Medical Behavioral Science:
  • Is open to students in the Lewis Honors College
  • Requires the completion of three core courses
  • Will be documented with a certified letter from the program director

  Program Requirements:

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Undergraduate Certificate

Honors Focus

BSC 152

You, Me, Myself and I: Psychosocial Influences on Health

BSC 152/ HON 152

You, Me, Myself and I: Psychosocial Influences on Health

BSC 251

The Enemy Within: Culture and Health Behavior

BSC 251/ HON 251

The Enemy Within: Culture and Health Behavior

BSC 301

Doctoring Undercover: Shadowing and the Culture of Medicine

BSC 301/ HON 301

Doctoring Undercover: Shadowing and the Culture of Medicine

One Elective:

ANT 429 Survey of medical anthropology

ANT 333 Contemporary human variation

BIO 302 Introduction to neuroscience 


BIO 375 Behavioral ecology and sociobiology

SOC 255 Medicine, health, and society

SOC 355 Sociology of health and illness

Other relevant 3-credit courses may be counted for elective credit with the review and approval of the program director

Taking the three core courses in sequence is strongly recommended.
For more information about how to declare an undergraduate certificate or Honors focus in Medical Behavioral Science, contact:

 

Dr. Claire Clark
Medical Behavioral Science Certificate Program Director



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