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.
- Course creator: Melflor A. Atienza, MD, MHPEd NTTC-HP