Certificate in Healthcare Services

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Healthcare Services

CalSouthern’s Certificate in Healthcare Services is an 18-credit program, comprised of the following six required courses:


Healthcare Services Courses

Required Core Courses

PSY 87537 Psychology of Chronic Illness

Credits : 3

This course examines the medical, psychological and sociocultural factors related to various types of physical, neurological, sensory, psychiatric, and pain-related disabilities. Focus will be on the etiology of chronic illness, evidence based treatment interventions and the psychological impact on both the patient and their significant others. Psychosocial assessment, treatment planning and the valuable use of resources to assist the patient and their families will also be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Differentiate the evidence based therapeutic techniques that are effective with chronic illness
  • Hypothesize the emotional, psychological, social and personality dynamics related to chronic illness
  • Consider the impact of chronic illness on interpersonal and family relationships
  • Compare research on the medical, psychosocial, environmental, and spiritual aspects of chronic illness
  • Formulate ethical considerations of chronic illness and culture and diversity
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
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Elective Courses (Choose 2)

PSY 87537 Psychology of Chronic Illness

Credits : 3

This course examines the medical, psychological and sociocultural factors related to various types of physical, neurological, sensory, psychiatric, and pain-related disabilities. Focus will be on the etiology of chronic illness, evidence based treatment interventions and the psychological impact on both the patient and their significant others. Psychosocial assessment, treatment planning and the valuable use of resources to assist the patient and their families will also be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Differentiate the evidence based therapeutic techniques that are effective with chronic illness
  • Hypothesize the emotional, psychological, social and personality dynamics related to chronic illness
  • Consider the impact of chronic illness on interpersonal and family relationships
  • Compare research on the medical, psychosocial, environmental, and spiritual aspects of chronic illness
  • Formulate ethical considerations of chronic illness and culture and diversity
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology
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