Hospice & Palliative Care

Description

The concentration in hospice and palliative care provides future health and health care workers with the skills and competencies they need to lead and manage chronic and end-of-life care through a variety of settings, including home health care.

Students learn from interprofessional instructors who are involved in hospice and palliative care as physicians, social workers, nurses and bereavement counselors and who work with children and adults as well as meet with palliative care and hospice patients. Students receive specialized instruction on dementia and Alzheimer's disease and learn about how these contemporary issues are burdening our health care system under its current structure.

In addition, students have the opportunity to shadow health professionals and learn about their roles through field experience. Students finish their program of study by completing an internship at Hospice of the Valley, affording them the opportunity to help provide non-clinical care needs to patients and their families.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 19 credit hours including a minimum of 12 upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this concentration.
  • *MED 484 Internship is directed by Dr. Gillian Hamilton at Hospice of the Valley. A minimum ASU cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required to enroll.
Required Courses - 12 credit hours

MED 325 Elements of Hospice and Palliative Care (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 30 hours)
MED 375 Alzheimer's and Other Dementias (SB) (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only MED 375 or MED 394 (Intro Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease))
MED 475 Palliative Care: Managing Complex Serious Illness (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 25 hours; Credit is allowed for only MED 475 or MED 494 (Advances in Palliative Care) or MED 494 (Palliative Care Managing Complex Serious Illness))
MED 484 Internship* (3)

Elective Courses - 6 credit hours

HSC 410 Supporting the Health of Older Adults (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)
HSC 412 Health Issues in Later Life (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)
MED 445 Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)
PSY 447 Psychology of Aging (SB) (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 290 with C or better)
SOC 400 Perspectives on Aging (SB) (3)
SOC 418 Aging and the Life Course (SB & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s): FAS 101, 330, PSY 101 or SOC 101 with C or better; minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only CDE 418 or SOC 418)

 

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2021-22

Campus

Campus

Downtown Phoenix

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
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DARs Code

DARs Code

NHHPCEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Health Solutions

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

602-496-3300
chs@asu.edu

HLTHN 4th floor

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