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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


April 1, 2003

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curriculum actions. Within the next 10 days, please forward any comments or concerns to the AAC Chair, Helen Biblehimer, Elliott Hall 203, ext. 4521,

The department of Health Sciences has requested the following curricular action:

Action: New Course: NUR 465 Rural Health Issues

Purpose and Nature of Course: To introduce and familiarize Mansfield University students to both common and unique health care issues that confront rural citizens.

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):
The central focus of this course is to define and conceptually explore the essence of rurality and rural health issues. A comparison of the uniqueness of rural health issues will be explored form a global and cultural perspective. Identifying the cross cutting factors that tie rural to urban health care systems will assist the student to develop an understanding of the advocacy role of rural health care providers.


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