Part-Time Curriculum

Curriculum

Doctor of Health Science Degree

The 72 credit, quarter-based curriculum includes 32 credits of required core courses, 16 credits in an emphasis area, 8 credits of elective coursework and 16 credits of practice scholarship that are specific to the emphasis area of individual students. Initially, the geriatrics, pediatrics, and health professions education emphasis areas will be offered. An additional 20 credits will be required for students matriculating without a post-baccalaureate degree.

In collaboration with a faculty advisor, each student will create an individualized curricular plan. The curricular plan will identify:

  1. The student's emphasis area (pediatrics, geriatrics, or health professions education)
  2. Student-specific educational objectives
  3. The courses that the student must complete to fulfill the DHS degree requirements and achieve the student-specific objectives
  4. One or more potential DHS topics for the student's scholarly project

The individualized plan of study must be approved by the DHS Education Committee during the initial quarter of matriculation. Once approved, the individualized plan of study becomes the curriculum for the individual student. Major modifications to the plan must be approved by the Education Committee. Prior to initiating work on the scholarship project, the proposal for the project must be approved by the student's Scholarship Project Committee, which will be chaired by a faculty member with a post-professional doctoral degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., D.Sc., D.H.S.).

The Midwestern University College of Health Sciences Doctor of Health Science degree program reserves the right to alter the curriculum and to reschedule courses however and whenever it deems appropriate.

Sample Program for a Part-Time Student Selecting the Pediatric Emphasis Area:

 

First Professional Year:

Total:
Fall
CLIND  1490Directed Study2
Total
Winter
OPTOG 1797 A-DOptometric Competency Course1-12
PSCID 1622Chemical Principles of Drug Action II2.5
Total
Spring
OPTOG 1522Optometry Business Management I2
Total
Summer
OPTOG 1725Pediatric Optometry1
Total

Second Professional Year:

Total:
Fall
OPTOG 1697 A-COptometric Competency Course1- 12
Total
Winter
PPRAD 1670IPPE Clinical Skills & Simulation I3
Total
Spring
OPTOG 1727Optometry Business Management II2
PHARD 1652Pharmacology II1.5
Total
Summer
PATHG 1634Pathology III5
Total

Third Professional Year:

Total:20
Fall
PPRAD  1610Professional Development II1
Total
Winter
PPRAG 1437Informatics1.5
MICRD 1622Infectious Diseases & Their Etiologic Agents3
Total
Spring
PPRAD 1750IPPE III Clinical (1/3 of the class)3.5
Total
Summer
PHARD 1653Pharmacology III2
Total

Fourth Professional Year:

Total:12
Fall
SLPPG 508Culture and Communication1
Total
Winter
DHSC 1843Scholarship Project4
Total
Spring
SLPPG 609Professional Practice in School Settings1
Total