GCU Allied Health and Health Care Professions Interdisciplinary Research Division Overview
The scope of the GCU Allied health and health care professions interdisciplinary laboratory is to prepare clinical scholars that give competent, compassionate care to promote and research health, wellness, safety, and quality care for all. This scope is supported by the various degree programs offered by the CONHCP and built on a foundation of evidence-based practice, Christian worldview, and the complex changes in the landscape of medicine. In the GCU Allied health and health care professions interdisciplinary laboratory, students work on various projects that apply methods and techniques in healthcare administration, public health, physical medicine, nursing, and other allied health professions. Students will gain experience in scientific inquiry, including but not limited to, literature review; planning, preparation, and research; data collection, analysis, and interpretation. This research also provides further opportunities for the interprofessional interaction with other research groups, preparation and presentation at various conferences, seminars, and other forms of clinical scholarship. Our commitment to the students is to prepare the next generation of clinical scholars to increase the body of literature to enhance patient outcomes and quality of life. Students involved in this laboratory will gain valuable problem-solving techniques and mindsets that will increase their competitiveness in academics, job placement, and future clinical research participation.