The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

Faculty of Medical Sciences


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

  • Health and Medicine in the Caribbean: A Historical Perspective (HIST2610)
  • Introduction to Sociology (SOCI1000)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PSYC1003)
  • Introduction to Ethics & Applied Ethics (PHIL1002)


Year 2

  • Principles of Management (MGMT1001)
  • Biomedical Ethics (PHIL3120)
  • Gender and Development (SOCI3027)


Year 3

  • Statistics for Public Health (MDSC3005)
  • Community & Environmental Psychology (PSYC3033)
  • Social Work Supervised Research Study (SOWK3000)
  • Children and Family Services (SOWK 3034)
  • Abnormal Psychology (PSYC2002)

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

  • Health and Medicine in the Caribbean: A Historical Perspective (HIST2610)
  • Introduction to Sociology (SOCI1000)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PSYC1003)
  • Introduction to Ethics & Applied Ethics (PHIL1002)


Year 2

  • Social Gerontology (SOCI2022)
  • Biomedical Ethics (PHIL3120)
  • Gender and Development (SOCI3027)


Year 3

  • Philosophy and Gender (PHIL3500)
  • Environmental Ethics (PHIL3110)
  • Research in Philosophy (PHIL3099)
  • Philosophy of Sex & Love (PHIL3510)
  • Human Nature and the Good Life in Society (PHIL2210)

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

  • Health and Medicine in the Caribbean: A Historical Perspective (HIST2610)
  • Maths for Social Sciences I (ECON1003)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PSYC1003)
  • Biomedical Ethics (PHIL3120)


Year 2

  • Principles of Management (MGMT1001)
  • Introduction to Cost & Management Accounting (ACCT1003)
  • Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON1001)


Year 3

  • Human Resource Management (MGMT3017)
  • Management of Health Services (MDSC3008)
  • Organisational Behaviour (MGMT2008)
  • Social Work Supervised Research Study (SOWK3000)
  • Management Information Systems I (MGMT2006)
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

  • Health and Medicine in the Caribbean: A Historical Perspective (HIST2610)
  • Introduction to Sociology (SOCI1000)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PSYC1003)
  • Introduction to Ethics & Applied Ethics (PHIL1002)


Year 2

  • Gender and Development (SOCI3027)
  • Biomedical Ethics (PHIL3120)
  • Nutrition for Today (MDSC2010)


Year 3

  • Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle (MDSC3007)
  • Nutrition and Metabolism (MDSC3004)
  • Social Work Supervised Research Study (SOWK3000)
  • Nutrition Education (MDSC3001)
  • Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease (MDSC3006)
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)

 

NOTE
The following university foundation courses are compulsory:

  • FOUN1001 – English for Academic Purposes
  • FOUN1101 – Caribbean Civilisation
  • FOUN1301 – Law, Governance, Economy & Society



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Telephone: (246) 417- 4694/4703/4264 Fax: (246) 438-9170 Email: fms@cavehill.uwi.edu