Course description: An overview of intellectual and non-intellectual parameters used for selection of students in the health sciences. Also an in-depth study of these parameters and their adaptation to local needs. The issue of combining the data for measurement of these parameters to make selection decisions will be addressed.

Credits: 1 unit of elective; 

Pre- or co-requisite: HP 261

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

1.     Explain the rationale of selecting the most qualified students in health sciences courses from undergraduate to post-graduate programs,

2.     Distinguish the common cognitive and non-cognitive criteria used in selecting students and/or trainees in health sciences courses,

3.     Critique existing student selection criteria being used in health sciences schools, and

4.     Given a particular institutional vision and thrust, determine the appropriate criteria  for selecting students and/or trainees.