Apr 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Behavioral Science Certificate

The 12 credit hour undergraduate certificate in Medical Behavioral Science is designed to complement the university’s rigorous pre-medical curriculum, which currently includes courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and English. The certificate consists of three sequential courses and a cross-disciplinary elective. The courses are uniquely focused on synthesizing the psychological, social, and biological dimensions of health outcomes and behavior.

The course objectives are aligned with the new Behavioral Science section of the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and with Introduction to Clinical Medicine, the University of Kentucky’s mandatory Behavioral Science course for first-year medical students.

To meet the increasing intellectual and interpersonal demands of health professions practice, the certificate provides students with a broad understanding of the dynamic forces impacting health care behavior and delivery - ranging from individual-level psychosocial factors to large-scale cultural and structural influences - and is complemented by a supervised shadowing experience.

In addition, students must complete one of the elective courses below: