Health Sciences Preparatory Program Curriculum & Courses

The HSPP curriculum takes place over the full academic year and consists of two aspects: Core and Professional Skills 

Fall Session: 8/3/2016 - 12/21/2016
Spring Session: 1/3/2017 - 5/23/2017

1. Core Curriculum 

1. HSP 500 Building Working Cells and Tissues - 5 credits
2. HSP 502 Medical Physiology & Histology  - 6 credits (equivalent to part of SOM “Development, Structure & Function”)
3. HSP 503 Epidemiology/Biostatistics - 3 credits 
For all courses, on average each hr of class time requires 2 hr of additional preparation time.

2. Professional Skills Curriculum 

1. HSP 504 Academic Achievement – 2 credits 
2. HSP 505 Clinical Medicine – 2 credits 
3. HSP 506 Clinical Immersion – 2 credits

Course Descriptions

  • Building Working Cells and Tissues | HSP 500

    Programs: Health Sciences Preparatory

    The goals of the course are to: integrate key principles of biochemistry, physiology, and cell and tissue histology; advance understanding of molecular structures, interactions and processes that promote and regulate cellular function; provide students with foundational material for understanding organ structure, physiology and disease states to be covered in subsequent courses. 

    Course Coordinator: William Royer

    Semester Offered: Fall

    Last Taught: Fall 2016

  • Medical Physiology and Histology Part A | HSP 502A

    Programs: Health Sciences Preparatory

    The goals of the course are to provide: a study of basic human physiology, which is the biological study of the functions of living organisms and their parts; a study of the microscopic anatomy of the cellular organization and structure of individual tissues and organ systems. 

    Course Coordinator: Julie Jonassen

    Semester Offered: Fall

    Last Taught: Fall 2016

  • Medical Physiology and Histology Part B | HSP 502B

    Programs: Health Sciences Preparatory

    The goals of the course are to provide: a study of basic human physiology, which is the biological study of the functions of living organisms and their parts; a study of the microscopic anatomy of the cellular organization and structure of individual tissues and organ systems. 

    Course Coordinator: Julie Jonassen

    Semester Offered: Spring

    Last Taught: Spring 2016

  • Epidemiology/Biostatistics | HSP 503

    Programs: Health Sciences Preparatory

    The primary goal of the course is to provide students with a core set of concepts and skills in epidemiology and biostatistics that are required to critically evaluate the medical literature, important components of evidence-based medicine.

    Course Coordinator: Michael Kneeland

    Semester Offered: Spring

    Last Taught: Spring 2016

  • Academic Achievement Part A | HSP 504A

    Programs: Health Sciences Preparatory

    This course includes the following three elements:

    • Academic Coaching: Sessions with education specialist and student mentors (three hours contact/wk – can be in small groups and one-on-one sessions based on students’ needs) to evaluate individual learning styles, adapt/develop study skills, test prep, exam review, error analysis, time management;
    • Group study sessions: (two hours/wk) – one hour student group discussion/preparation; one hour with course-specific faculty, alternating weekly;
    • HSPP advisor meetings: (30 minutes/wk) - individual (one per month) and group meeting (one per month) with HSPP advisors. Specific activity includes rewrite of application/personal statement. 

    Course Coordinators: Deborah-Harmon Hines and Kendall Knight

    Semester Offered: Fall

    Last Taught: Fall 2016

  • Academic Achievement Part B | HSP 504B

    Programs: Health Sciences Preparatory

    This course includes the following three elements:

    • Academic Coaching: Sessions with education specialist and student mentors (three hours contact/wk – can be in small groups and one-on-one sessions based on students’ needs) to evaluate individual learning styles, adapt/develop study skills, test prep, exam review, error analysis, time management;
    • Group study sessions: (two hours/wk) – 1 hour student group discussion/preparation; 1 hour with course-specific faculty, alternating weekly;
    • HSPP advisor meetings: (30 minutes/wk) - individual (one per month) and group meeting (one per month) with HSPP advisors. Specific activities include MCAT prep, interview skills.

    Course Coordinators: Deborah-Harmon Hines and Kendall Knight

    Semester Offered: Spring

    Last Taught: Spring 2016

  • Clinical Medicine | HSP 505

    Programs: Health Sciences Preparatory

    This is two-credit shadowing experience in outpatient and inpatient settings, shadowing a physician and other team members – approximately seven 3-hour clinical sessions; assigned reading of two novels and other appropriate readings with small group discussions on becoming a physician and the U.S. health care system and related assignments and presentations to the class. 

    Course Coordinator: Maria Garcia

    Semester Offered: Spring

    Last Taught: Spring 2016

  • Clinical Immersion | HSP 506

    Programs: Health Sciences Preparatory

    Immersion in research or community project that allows students to learn and apply basic biostatistics knowledge and prepare for the Spring Epi/Biostats core course; Fall will be focused on engaging in the experience with limited small group sessions; Spring will involve less engagement with immersion site with a focus on writing and presenting work.

    Course Coordinator: Sharina Person

    Semester Offered: Spring

    Last Taught: Spring 2016

Showing 1-8 of 8 items

▴ Back To Top
Section Menu To Top