Hospice & Palliative Care
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.
- Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours.
- 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.
MED 325 Elements of Hospice and Palliative Care
MED 375 Alzheimer's and Other Dementias
MED 475 Palliative Care: Managing Complex Serious Illness
MED 484 Internship*
HSC 410 Supporting the Health of Older Adults
HSC 412 Health Issues in Later Life
MED 445 Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease
PSY 447 Psychology of Aging
SOC 400 Perspectives on Aging
SOC 418 Aging and the Life Course
Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
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