MDM4400EN - Advanced Patient Centered Care

Course description

This course focuses on healthcare approaches that are beneficial and acceptable to the patient and their family members. The object of patient-centered care is to educate the patient and keep them updated regarding their health so that they can engage in making informed decisions in the management of their illness.

How this course benefits students

Students need to familiarize themselves with the personal value system of the individual patient and select those patient-centered principles that will optimally conform to these discovered values in order that patient compliance and satisfaction will be maximally realized.

Why this course is important

This course will emphasize the importance of individualizing healthcare and encouraging patient participation that will be personally perceived by the patient as meaningful and helpful.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Medical Mission
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Roland Wilson, Professor of Medical Mission

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Providing individual attention to the patient with respect to inquiring about and complying with their personal preferences and needs instills hope and peace during their suffering.

Missionally driven

One of the best ways to fulfill the Great Commission is to compassionately reach out to the physically and spiritually sick.

Contextually informed

This course will contextualize Biblical healing by individualizing patient care in any situational or cultural setting with emphasis on the patient’s personal preferences.

Interculturally focused

Through their ministry of healthcare medicine, students will increasingly appreciate the global applicability of gospel-cultural syncretism.

Practically minded

Students will exit the course with the self-confidence to apply contemporary medicine interfaced with Biblical precepts in any cultural setting.

Experientially transformed

Students will be repeatedly tasked to rethink and rework their health management approaches in order to favorably match them to the patient’s desires.