Carroll University's Health and Human Experience minor represents a growing trend in health and medicine. It prepares you to work as part of a multidisciplinary team of professionals. You’ll become a well-rounded practitioner who focuses on seeing individuals as people, before treating them as patients. You’ll gain insights into working with people from different cultural and social backgrounds and become a more empathetic, and effective care provider. It’s an approach that considers the entire person—not just a set of symptoms and conditions.
Carroll University’s Health and Human Experience minor prepares you to work as a valuable part of a health care team. You’ll learn the benefits of moving beyond a narrow approach that simply addresses patient symptoms through conventional medical treatment, to one that is more all-inclusive or “holistic” in nature, considering a patient’s social, mental and physical health. This minor explores interdisciplinary, humanistic and cultural approaches to the study of health in modern society.
Courses in science and health science are combined with study in the humanities. This includes looking at different perspectives on suffering and hope, strategies for effective intercultural communication, decision making in regard to questions of ethics and value judgment, and the relationship between health, healthcare and religion in different world cultures.
For a complete listing of course requirements, please see the Carroll University Course Catalog.