CSPH 5641: Animals in Health Care: The Healing Dimensions of Human/Animal Relationships

This course is offered completely online.

Graduate Students, Undergraduate students with junior status or above, or instructor consent.
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Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the core principles of Animal-Assisted Interactions (AAI) in the context of multiple healthcare and social service related settings. Students will learn the history, rationale, theoretical and evidence-based approach to practicing AAI. Students will learn to identify and describe the safety guidelines and national standards of care for inclusion of animals in therapeutic settings. Students will evaluate peer-reviewed literature in AAI research identifying the strengths/weaknesses of published material and synthesizing findings from multiple studies.

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Course Format
Semester Course Offered:
  • Spring
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