This course builds on communication and clinical skills learned throughout other coursework and provides the student with a framework for the development of critical thinking skills and patient centered care perspectives within a variety of healthcare settings. Clinical reasoning skills such as patient triage, hierarchy of needs, short term and long term goal setting, and advanced assessment will be covered.
Focusing on the needs of clients and patients in specific environments, this course integrates behavioral and health sciences in the description of a range of interventions. Students will study specialized services used in the delivery of neuropsychology, rehabilitation nursing, occupational therapy and a variety of other fields.
Using the principles learned in CPS Core coursework, and/or applied psychology, neurorehabilitation, or behavioral health, this course requires students to design and develop a program directed toward addressing the health needs of an individual client/patient or group of individuals. Students are encouraged to apply their project to the future work environment where they plan to apply their expertise. Portfoliobased assessment allows students to demonstrate proficiency through display of artifacts related to their plan along with the presentation of documents that either assess the design of the project or describe project implementation.