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Interdisciplinary Courses

The School of Professions sponsors several courses whose interdisciplinary content is applicable to students in many majors, both in the School of Professions and beyond. For information, contact the course professor or Dean of the School of Professions, 264 Faculty Office Building, (585) 395-2510.

PRO 204 Developmental Assessment (A).

Investigates physiological, psychological, sociocultural, spiritual and developmental influences on the client. Emphasizes the use of multidisciplinary tools in assessing clients along the age continuum. Examines environmental forces that influence developmental outcomes. Investigates variables which will promote optimal stability for each of eight stages of life. Examines normal lines of defense for each stage to retain the greatest internal resistance. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PRO 307 Consumer Issues in Health Care (A,J,W).

Examines the dilemmas increasingly confronted by health care consumers throughout life. Explores the need to develop personal values as well as skills in critical thinking and decision making. Examines issues such as: family abuse, genetic engineering, organ transplantation, substance abuse, mass screening, life support, euthanasia, and allocation of health care resources. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PRO 310 Research: Process and Critique (A).

Introduces and examines the research process as it is evidenced in published professional journals. Includes the scientific method as utilized in research: problem formulation, literature review, research design and methodology, data analysis, and interpretation of findings. Presents and applies criteria for critically evaluating research to current published research. Emphasizes active learning throughout. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PRO 407 Transcultural Issues in Health Care (A,J,W,D).

Examines the issues and implications of health and culture; explores and evaluates social policy issues important to addressing the health needs of specific ethnocultural groups and women; examines a variety of historical and theoretical issues related to health and culture; discusses comparative health issues in developed and developing countries; and compares and contrasts health beliefs, values and practices of a diverse population. There is a major service learning component to this course which provide students with firsthand exposure to a cultural group different from their own. 3 Cr.

PRO 410 Grants Writing (B).

A basic, practical, how to course for the beginning grants writer. Includes types of funding sources, how to identify funding sources, and how to write foundation and government proposals. Requires writing a brief sample proposal. Appropriate for all majors. 1 Cr. Spring, Summer.

PRO 452 Spanish for Health Professionals (A).

Presents basic Spanish language useful for health professionals who work with Spanish speaking clients. Also examines cultural differences which impact health and health care decisions. 3 Cr.


Last Updated 7/21/22