Undergraduate Programmes: Bachelor of Health Sciences

APPENDIX III – Bachelor in Health Sciences Programme of Study


Core COURSES FOR Bachelor of Health Sciences

Year 1

  • Structure & Function 1 – Cells & Tissues (MDSC1005) 
  • Heath Care Systems (MDSC1006)
  • Introduction to Health Education Pedagogy (EDSC1200)


Year 2

  • Structure & Function 2 – Organ Systems (MDSC2005)
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition (MDSC1007)
  • Human Development & Behaviour (MDSC2008)
  • Essential Pathophysiology (MDSC2006)
  • Health Science Research (MDSC2009)


Year 3

  • Biological Principles of Prevention and Treatment (MDSC3000)

 


APPENDIX III – Bachelor in Health Sciences Programme of Study
Community Health Courses

Year 1 Semester I

  • Structure & Function 1- Cells & Tissues (MDSC1005) |Credits 3|
  • Health Care Systems (MDSC 1006) |Credits 3|
  • Health and Medicine in the Caribbean: A Historical Perspective (HIST2610) |Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Ethics & Applied Ethics (PHIL1002) |Credits 3|
Year 1 Semester II
  • Structure & Function 1-Cells & Tissues (MDSC1005) |Credits 3|
  • Health Care Systems (MDSC1006) |Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Sociology (SOCI1002) |Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Health Education Pedagogy (EDSC1200) |Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Social Psychology (PSYC1004) |Credits 3|
 

Year 2 Semester I

  • Structure & Function 2-Organ Systems (MDSC2005) |Credits 3|
  • Essential Pathophysiology (MDSC2006) |Credits 3|
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition (MDSC1007) |Credits 3|
  • Human Development & Behaviour (MDSC2008) |Credits 3|
  • Principles of Management (MGMT1001) |Credits 3|
Year 2 Semester II
  • Structure & Function 2 – Organ Systems (MDSC2005) |Credits 3|
  • Essential Pathophysiology (MDSC2006) |Credits 3|
  • Health Science Research (MDSC2009) |Credits 3|
  • Biomedical Ethics (PHIL3120) |Credits 3|
  • Gender and Development (SOCI3027) |Credits 3|


Year 3 Semester I
  • Biological Principles of Prevention and Treatment (MDSC3000) |Credits 3|
  • Social Work Supervised Research Study (SOWK3000) or Practical Research for Health and Medical Students (MDSC 3900) |Credits 0|
  • Statistics for Public Health (MDSC3005) |Credits 3|
  • Community & Environmental Psychology (PSYC3003)|Credits 3|
  • Plus 1 elective |Credits 3|
  • Management of Health Services (MDSC3008) |Credits 3|
  • Environmental Health (MDSC3003) |Credits 3|
  • Disability Studies (SOWK2007) |Credits 3|
  • Social Dimensions of Inequality and Marginalisation (SOCI3037) |Credits 3|
  • Biosocial Psychosocial Challenges of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean (SOWK3031) |Credits 3|
  • Caribbean Social Policy (SOCI 3013) |Credits 3|
  • Social Gerontology (SOCI2022) |Credits 3|

Year 3 Semester II
  • Biological Principles of Prevention & Treatment (MDSC3000) |Credits 3|
  • Social Work Supervised Reserch Study (SOWK3000) OR Practical Research for Health and Medical Students (MDSC 3900) |Credits 6|
  • Technology Application in health Care (MDSC2011) |Credits 3|
  • Abnormal Psychology (PSYC2002) |Credits 3|
  • Plus 1 elective
  • Development Psychology (PSYC2012) |Credits 3|
  • Drugs & Society (SOCI3033) |Credits 3|
  • Children and Family Services (SOWK3034) |Credits 3|
  • Violence & Development (SOCI2028) |Credits 3|
  • Crisis Intervention (SOWK4005) |Credits 3|
  • Epidemiology I (MDSC3002) |Credits 3|
 

Electives (plus one elective per semester)
  • Development Psychology (PSYC2012)
  • Drugs & Society (SOCI3033)
  • Violence & Development (SOCI2028)
  • Crisis Intervention (SOWK4005)
  • Epidemiology I (MDSC3002)
  • Disability Studies (SOWK2007)
  • Social Dimensions of Inequality and Marginalisation (SOCI3037)
  • Biosocial Psychosocial Challenges of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean (SOWK3031)
  • Caribbean Social Policy (SOCI 3013)
  • Management of HealtMDSC3008h Services (MDSCxxxx)
  • Environmental Health (MDSC3003)
  • Social Gerontology (SOCI2022)

 



Humanities/Biomedicine, Ethics and Society Courses

Year 1 Semester I

  • Structure & Function 1 – Cells& Tissues (MDSC1005) |Credits 3|
  • Heath Care Systems (MDSC1006) |Credits 3|
  • Health and Medicine in the Caribbean: A Historical Perspective (HIST2610) |Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Ethics & Applied Ethics (PHIL1002) |Credits 3|
​Year 1 Semester II
  • Structure & Function 1–Cells & Tissues (MDSC1005) |Credits 3|
  • Heath Care Systems (MDSC1006) |Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Sociology I (SOCI1002) |Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Health Education Pedagogy (EDSC1200) |Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Social Psychology (PSYC1004) |Credits 3|


Year 2 Semester I
  • Structure & Function 2 – Organ Systems (MDSC2005) |Credits 3|
  • Essential Pathophysiology (MDSC2006) |Credits 3|
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition (MDSC1007) |Credits 3|
  • Human Development & Behaviour (MDSC2008) |Credits 3|
  • Social Gerontology (SOCI2022) |Credits 3|

​Year 2 Semester II
  • Structure & Function 2 – Organ Systems (MDSC2005) |Credits 3|
  • Essential Pathophysiology (MDSC2006) |Credits 3|
  • Health Science Research (MDSC2009) |Credits 3|
  • Biomedical Ethics (PHIL3120)|Credits 3|
  • Gender and Development (SOCI3027) |Credits 3|


Year 3 Semester I
  • Biological Principles of Prevention and Treatment (MDSC3000) |Credits 3|
  • Research in Philosophy (PHIL3099) or Practical Research for Health and Medical Students (MDSC 3900) |Credits 3|
  • Philosophy and Gender (PHIL3500) |Credits 3|
  • Environmental Ethics (PHIL3110) |Credits 3|
  • Plus 1 Elective
  • Crime and Punishment – Issues in the Legal Justice (PHIL2200) |Credits 3|
  • Social Dimensions of Inequality and Marginalisation (SOCI3037) |Credits 3|
  • The Evolution of Social Policy in Barbados (HIST3030) |Credits 3|

Year 3 Semester II
  • Biological Principles of Prevention and Treatment (MDSC3000) |Credits 3|
  • Research in Philosophy (PHIL3099) or Practical Research for Health and Medical Students (MDSC 3900) |Credits 3|
  • Race, Gender and Medicine (HIST 3033) |Credits 3|
  • Technology Applications in Healthcare (MDSC2011) |Credits 3|
  • Plus 1 Elective
  • Human Nature and the Good Life in Society (PHIL2210) |Credits 3|
  • Philosophy of Sex & Love (PHIL3510) |Credits 3|
  • Biosocial Psychosocial Challenges of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean (SOWK3031) |Credits 3|
  • Social Dimensions of Inequality and Marginalisation (SOCI3037) |Credits 3|


Electives (plus an elective per semester)
  • The Evolution of Social Policy in Barbados (HIST3030)
  • Crime and Punishment – Issues in the Legal Justice (PHIL2200)
  • Biosocial Psychosocial Challenges of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean (SOWK3031)
  • Social Dimensions of Inequality and Marginalisation (SOCI3037)

 



Health Services Management and Administration Courses

Year 1 Semeste I

  • Structure & Function 1 – Cells& Tissues (MDSC1005) |Credits 3|
  • Heath Care Systems (MDSC1006) |Credits 3|
  • Health and Medicine in the Caribbean: A Historical Perspective (HIST2610) |Credits 3|
  • Maths for Social Sciences I (ECON1003) |Credits 3|
Year 1 Semester II
  • Structure & Function 1– Cells &Tissues (MDSC1005) |Credits 3|
  • Heath Care Systems (MDSC1006) |Credits 3|
  • Biomedical Ethics (PHIL3120) |Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Health Education Pedagogy (EDSC1200) |Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Social Psychology (PSYC1004) |Credits 3|
 

 

Year 2 Semester I
  • Structure & Function 2 – Organ Systems (MDSC2005) |Credits 3|
  • Essential Pathophysiology (MDSC2006) |Credits 3|
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition (MDSC1007) |Credits 3|
  • Human Development & Behaviour (MDSC2008) |Credits 3|
  • Principles of Management (MGMT1001) |Credits 3|
  • Principles of Management (MGMT1001) |Credits 3|
Year 2 Semester II
  • Structure & Function 2 – Organ Systems (MDSC2005) |Credits 3|
  • Essential Pathophysiology (MDSC2006)  |Credits 3|
  • Health Science Research (MDSC2009)|Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Cost & Management Accounting (ACCT1003) |Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON1001) |Credits 3|
Year 3 Semester I
  • Biological Principles of Prevention and Treatment (MDSC3000) |Credits 3|
  • Social Work Supervised Research Study (SOWK3000) or Practical Research for Health and Medical Students (MDSC 3900) |Credits 3|
  • Management of Health Services (MDSC3008) |Credits 3|
  • Organisational Behaviour (MGMT2008) |Credits 3|
  • Plus 1 Elective 
  • Business Law (MGMT2021) |Credits 3|
  • Financial Management (MGMT2023) |Credits 3|
  • Crisis Intervention (SOWK4005) |Credits 3|
Year 3 Semester II
  • Biological Principles of Prevention and Treatment (MDSC3000) |Credits 3|
  • Social Work Supervised Research Study (SOWK3000) or Practical Research for Health and Medical Students(MDSC 3900) |Credits 3|
  • Management Information Systems I (MGMT2006) |Credits 3|
  • Health Economics (ECON 3057) |Credits 3|
  • Plus 1 elective
  • Technology Applications in Healthcare (MDSC2011) |Credits 3|
  • Principles of Marketing (MKTG2001) |Credits 3|
  • Managerial Communications (MGMT3034) |Credits 3|
  • Human Resource Management (MGMT3017) |Credits 3|
  • Development Psychology (PSYC2012) |Credits 3|
  • Crisis Intervention (SOWK4005) |Credits 3|


Electives (plus an elective per semester)
  • Business Law (MGMT2021)
  • Principles of Marketing (MKTG2001)
  • Development Psychology (PSYC2012)
  • Financial Management (MGMT2023)
  • Managerial Communications (MGMT3034)
  • Crisis Intervention (SOWK4005)

 



Nutrition and Society Courses

Year 1 Semester I

  • Structure & Function 1 – Cells& Tissues (MDSC1005) |Credits 3|
  • Heath Care Systems (MDSC1006) |Credits 3|
  • Health and Medicine in the Caribbean: A Historical Perspective (HIST2610) |Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Ethics & Applied Ethics(PHIL1002) |Credits 3|

Year 1 Semester II

  • Structure & Function 1–Cells &Tissues (MDSC1005) |Credits 3|
  • Heath Care Systems (MDSC1006) |Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Sociology I (SOCI1002) |Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Health Education Pedagogy (EDSC1200) |Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Social Psychology (PSYC1004) |Credits 3|

 


Year 2 Semester I
  • Structure & Function 2 – Organ Systems (MDSC2005) |Credits 3|
  • Essential Pathophysiology (MDSC2006) |Credits 3| 
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition (MDSC1007) |Credits 3|
  • Human Development & Behaviour (MDSC2008) |Credits 3|
  • Gender and Development (SOCI3027) |Credits 3|
Year 2 Semester II
  • Structure & Function 2 – Organ Systems (MDSC2005) |Credits 3|
  • Essential Pathophysiology (MDSC2006) |Credits 3|
  • Health Science Research (MDSC2009) |Credits 3|
  • Biomedical Ethics (PHIL3120) |Credits 3|
  • Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle (MDSC3007) |Credits 3|
Year 3 Semester I
  • Biological Principles of Prevention and Treatment (MDSC3000) |Credits 3|
  • Social Work Supervised Research Study (SOWK3000) or Practical Research for Health and Medical Students (MDSC 3900) |Credits 0|
  • Nutrition for Today (MDSC2010) |Credits 3|
  • Nutrition and Metabolism (MDSC3004) |Credits 3|
  • Plus 1 elective
  • Community & Environmental Psychology (PSYC3033) |Credits 3|
  • Disability Studies (SOWK2007) |Credits 3|
  • Social Dimensions of Inequality and Marginalisation (SOCI3037) |Credits 3|
Year 3 Semester II
  • Biological Principles of Prevention and Treatment (MDSC3000) |Credits 3|
  • Social Work Supervised Research Study (SOWK3000) or Practical Research for Health and Medical Students (MDSC 3900) |Credits 6|
  • Nutrition Education (MDSC3001) |Credits 3|
  • Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease (MDSC3006) |Credits 3|
  • Plus 1 elective
  • Technology Applications in Healthcare (MDSC2011) |Credits 3|
  • Social Gerontology (SOCI2022)|Credits 3|
  • Development Psychology (PSYC2012) |Credits 3|
  • Drugs & Society (SOCI3033) |Credits 3|


Electives (plus an elective per semester)
  • Community & Environmental Psychology (PSYC3033)
  • Social Gerontology (SOCI2022)
  • Development Psychology (PSYC2012)
  • Drugs & Society (SOCI3033)
  • Disability Studies (SOWK2007)
  • Social Dimensions of Inequality and Marginalisation (SOCI3037)

 


Environmental Health 

Year 1 Semester I

  • Structure & Function 1 – Cells & Tissues  (MDSC1005)  |Credits 3|
  • Heath Care Systems (MDSC1006)  |Credits 3|
  • Health and Medicine in the Caribbean: A Historical Perspective (HIST2610)  |Credits 3|
  • Diversity of Life II BIOL1025  |Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Experimental Chemistry (CHEM1125) |Credits 0|
Year 1 Semester II
  • Structure & Function 1–Cells & Tissues (MDSC1005)  |Credits 3|
  • Heath Care Systems (MDSC1006)  |Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Social Psychology (PSYC1004)  |Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Health Education Pedagogy (EDSC1200)  |Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Experimental Chemistry (CHEM1125)  |Credits 3|
Year 2 Semester I 
  • Structure & Function 2 – Organ Systems (MDSC2005)  |Credits 3|
  • Essential Pathophysiology (MDSC2006)  |Credits 3|
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition (MDSC1007)  |Credits 3|
  • Human Development & Behaviour (MDSC2008)  |Credits 3|
  • General Microbiology (MICR2252) or equivalent  |Credits 3|
Year 2 Semester II
  • Structure & Function 2 – Organ Systems (MDSC2005)  |Credits 3|
  • Essential Pathophysiology (MDSC2006)  |Credits 3|
  • Health Science Research (MDSC2009)  |Credits 3|
  • Biomedical Ethics (PHIL3120)  |Credits 3|
  • Chemistry of the Environment (CHEM2725)  |Credits 3|
Year 3 Semester I
  • Biological Principles of Prevention and Treatment (MDSC3000)  |Credits 3|
  • Environmental Health (MDSC3003)  |Credits 3|
  • Environmental Ethics (PHIL3120)  |Credits 3|
  • Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology (CHEM 3218)  |Credits 3|
  • Practical Research for Medical and Health Sciences (MDSC3900)  |Credits 0|
  • Plus 1 elective
  • Management of Health Services (MDSC3008)  |Credits 3|
  • Statistics for Public Health (MDSC3005)  |Credits 3|
  • Community and Environmental Psychology (PSYC3000)  |Credits 3|
Year 3 Semester II
  • Biological Principles of Prevention and Treatment (MDSC3000)  |Credits 3|
  • Practical Research for Medical and Health Sciences (MDSC3900)  |Credits 6|
  • Pathogenic Micro-organisms (MICR3258) or equivalent  |Credits 3|
  • Plus 1 elective 
  • Caribbean Environmental Law (LAW3450)  |Credits 3|
  • Food Microbiology (MICR3251) or equivalent  |Credits 3|
  • Epidemiology I (MDSC3002)  |Credits 3|
  • Human Nature and the Good Life in Society (PHIL2210)  |Credits 3|
  • Technology Applications in Healthcare (MDSC2011)  |Credits 3|
 
Health Informatics

Year 1 Semester I
  • Structure & Function 1 – Cells& Tissues (MDSC1005) |Credits 3|
  • Heath Care Systems (MDSC1006) |Credits 3|
  • Computing I (COMP1205)|Credits 3|
  • Mathematics for Computer Science I (COMP1180) |Credits 3|
  • Unix (COMP1215) |Credits 3|
Year 1 Semester II
  • Structure & Function 1– Cells &Tissues (MDSC1005) |Credits 3|
  • Heath Care Systems (MDSC1006) |Credits 3|
  • Introduction to Health Education Pedagogy (EDSC1200)
  • Biomedical Ethics (PHIL3120)
  • Computing II (COMP1210)

Year 2 Semester I
  • Structure & Function 2 – Organ Systems (MDSC2005)
  • Essential Pathophysiology (MDSC2006)
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition (MDSC1007)
  • Human Development & Behaviour (MDSC2008)
  • Software Engineering (COMP2225) 
  • Elective (Not mandatory)
  • Molecular Techniques (BIOC2371)
Year 2 Semester II
  • Structure & Function 2 – Organ Systems (MDSC2005)
  • Essential Pathophysiology (MDSC2006)
  • Health Science Research (MDSC2009)
  • Technology Applications in Healthcare (MDSC2011)
  • Database Management Systems (COMP3160) or equivalent

Year 3 Semester I
  • Biological Principles of Prevention and Treatment (MDSC3000)
  • Statistics for Public Health (MDSC 3005)
  • Data Structures (COMP2611)
  • Health Information Systems (MDSC3009)
  • Plus 1 Elective
  • Management of Health Services (MDSC3008)
  • Financial Management (MGMT2023)
Year 3 Semester II
  • Biological Principles of Prevention and Treatment (MDSC3000)
  • Object-Oriented Programming Concepts (COMP2232) 
  • Health Information Systems (MDSC3009)
  • Medical Vocabulary and Classification Systems (MDSC3010)
  • Plus 1 elective
  • Managerial Communications (MGMT3034)
  • Management Information Systems I (MGMT2006)
  • Principles of Bioinformatics (BIOC3265)
 


NOTE
The following university foundation courses are compulsory:

  • FOUN1001 – English for Academic Purposes
  • FOUN1101 – Caribbean Civilisation
  • FOUN1301 – Law, Governance, Economy & Society
** Students who register for the elective offered at level 2 semester 1 will accumulate 33/34 credits at level 2.
 



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