Health Occupations DepartmentChair: Dando
Program Coordinators and Instructors: Bates, Bird, Brown, Davidson, DenHartog, Edmunds, Frank, Giokas, Jernigan, LaHann, Lamé, McQuain, Nelson, Newsom, Shaw, Schmett, Young
The Health Occupations Department administers several programs leading to certificates and degrees in health fields. Included are the following:
- Child Development:
- Technical Certificate in Child Care Provider
- Technical Certificate in Family Child Care (Evening)
- Associate of Applied Science degree in Child Development
- Dental Lab Technology: Associate of Applied Science degree
- Health Information Technology:
- Medical Transcription Certificate
- Associate of Applied Science degree
- Health Science: Bachelor of Science degree
- Medical Assisting: Associate of Applied Science degree
- Medical Transcription: Technical Certificate
- Nursing: Associate of Science degree
- Paramedicine: Associate of Science degree
- Physical Therapist Assistant Program: Associate of Applied Science degree
- Practical Nursing: Technical Certificate
In each of the programs above that offers an Associate degree, the student may elect to earn a Bachelor of Applied Technology (B.A.T.) or Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BSHS) degree. Students should consult with their program advisors about which University general education courses can be used to fulfill requirements for both the associate degrees and either the B.A.T or the BSHS degrees. More detailed information is provided under Academic Information in the General Information section of the catalog.
For Program Information Packets, use this link, where there are descriptions of each program in general, course descriptions, lists of course sequences, and the cost of books, tools, uniforms, fees, and other expenses.
Health Occupations Department
This department offers programs to prepare students for a variety of Health Occupations. The programs offer Certificates, Associated of Applied Science, Associate of Science, and Bachelor Degrees.
The Department offers a Prehealth option for students who wish to explore the variety of health professions. Those courses are listed below. Students who wish to enroll in any of the Health Occupations’ Programs should review the specific Program requirements listed in the College of Technology.
HO 105 Introduction to Allied Health Careers 2 cr
HO 106 Medical Terminology 2 cr
HO 107 Medical Law and Ethics 3 cr
HO 111 Introduction to Anatomy and
Physiology 4 cr
BIOS 301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
BIOS 302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
MA 201 Pharmacology for Allied Health 2 cr
PTA 200 Clinical Pathology 3 cr
BIOS 305 Introduction to Pathobiology 3 cr
HO 105 Introduction to Allied Health Careers 2 credits. Introduction to allied health careers emphasizing the interrelationships and the team approach to health care. F,S,Su
HO 106 Medical Terminology 2 credits. Body systems approach to theory and application of medical tersm including anatomical, pathological, surgical and diagnostic as well as appropriate abbreviations. F,S,Su
HO 107 Medical Law and Ethics 3 credits. Principles and application of law to health care organizations and personnel, standards of care and liability; covers tort, contract and statutory law. F,S,Su
HO 111 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 4 credits. An introductory study of the normal structure and function of body cells, tissues, organs, and systems. BIOL 101/101L is suggested as a prerequisite to this course. F,S
MA 201 Pharmacology for Allied Health 3 credits. Course designed for the health professional working outside of the hospital setting. Reviews mathematical computations unsed in computing dosages. Introduces legislation relating to drugs, drug references, drug classifications and actions. Function of vitamins and minerals is covered as well as the subject of substance abuse. Effects of medications in the body systems details how specific drugs act on the body system. PREREQ: HO 206, BIOL 101/101L, HO 111 or BIOS 301 and 302. F,S
PTA 200 Clinical Pathology 3 credits. An overview of basic disease processes and classification with special emphasis on musculoskeletal and nervous system pathologies which are treated with physical therapy. F,S
Bachelor of Science in Health Science
This is a baccalaureate degree designed to provide Associate degree graduates the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in health studies and satisfy many of the prerequisites for a variety of health science related graduate programs. The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Health Science (B.S.H.S.) program is to allow students who have graduated or are enrolled in health occupations training at the level of an associate degree to pursue a bachelors degree with an advanced general health science focus. This degree provides a curriculum for students who desire an education that can serve as a foundation for additional professional or graduate work in several health science professions, including medicine, dentistry, hospital administration, medical technology, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. All students are encouraged to work closely with an advisor within their associate degree programs to ensure that the courses they plan to take will meet the specific career goals of each student.
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Health Science Degree must complete the same goals as those pursuing other Bachelor of Science Degrees: Goals 1, 2, and 3; Goals 4 and 5, or 12 credits in the physical or biological sciences; two of Goals 6, 7, and 8; and three of Goals 9, 10A, or 10B, 11, and 12.
Specific goal requirements may be listed under individual health occupations program curricula.
The B.S.H.S. Degree includes the following credit requirements:
Associate degree Requirements: Students must be a graduate of or be enrolled in a health occupations program that awards an associate degree.* Students with an Associate of Applied Science Degree may transfer up to a maximum of 50 credits from this degree (all lower division credits).
* Out-of-state associate degrees must be evaluated for meeting the Idaho State Board of Education standards. If the associate degree is over five years old, the degree must be evaluated for currency in the technical field.
General Education Requirements: Minimum of 34 credits. A student may need more depending on the results of placement testing.
Academic Coursework: 30-35 credits from specific courses listed below.
Upper Division Credits: A total of 36 upper division credits is required.
Total Minimum Credits Required (including transfer credits from Associate of Applied Science Degree): 128 credits.
Required Academic Coursework:
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I and Lab* 5 cr
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II and Lab 4 cr
CHEM 101 Essentials of Chemistry I * 5 cr
CHEM 102 Essentials of Chemistry II 5 cr
BIOS 301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
BIOS 302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
PHYS 111/113 General Physics I and Lab* 4 cr
PHYS 112/114 General Physics II and Lab* 4 cr
PHYS 100 Essentials of Physics* 4 cr
PSYC 301 Abnormal Psychology I 3 cr
ENGL 307 Technical Writing 3 cr
MATH 253 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
TOTAL: 30-35 cr
* The chemistry and physics requirements collectively satisfy Goals 4 and 5.
Upper Division Credit Choices and Electives
Students may choose from a variety of upper division courses on campus that will facilitate their career goals and opportunities. There are some upper division classes listed that require a lower division prerequisite or permission of the instructor.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Science is a multi-disciplinary/interdisciplinary degree and allows freedom for students to pursue areas of study that will best meet their professional or graduate school goals. In order to assure that students have the appropriate prerequisites and/or permission from instructors, that degree requirements are met and that the student has a degree that is appropriately focused; the degree plan will be approved by a committee consisting of the Associate Dean and qualified faculty and staff of the Health Occupations Department of the College of Technology.
Below are several areas that a student may select to fulfill the student’s individual goals. The student must complete a minimum of three (3) upper division biology credits. It is expected that a student will complete a minimum of at least one course out of three of the areas listed below. The above-described committee will approve the selection of these upper division credits to assure coherence in the degree plan.
The courses listed in this degree are found in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Kasiska College of Health Professions sections of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Areas of Possible Study:
A minimum of 3 credits in upper division biology courses.
Psychological and Social Sciences:
ANTH g407 Introduction to Medical Anthropology 3 cr
ANTH g408 Special Topics
in Medical Anthropology 3 cr
PSYC 225 Child Development 3 cr
PSYC 302 Abnormal Psychology II 3 cr
SOC 301 Classical Social Theory 3 cr
SOC 330 Sociology of Health and Illness 3 cr
SOC 366 The Community 3 cr
SOC g413 Mind, Body, and Society 3 cr
H E 332 Community and Public Health 3 cr
H E 340 Fitness and Wellness Programs 3 cr
H E 383 Epidemiology 2 cr
H E g420 Health Planning and Evaluation 3 cr
H E g460 Healthy Lifestyle Management 2 cr
P E 300 Movement Theory and Motor Development 4 cr
P E 301 Physiology of Exercise 4 cr
P E 302 Human Kinesiology 3 cr
P E 322 Psycho-Social Aspects
of Human Activity 2 cr
P E g470 Care and Prevention
of Athletic Injuries 3 cr
P E g494 Adapted Physical Activity 4 cr
Chemistry and Physical Science:
CHEM 301/303 Organic Chemistry I and Lab 4 cr
CHEM 302/304 Organic Chemistry II and Lab 3 cr
PHYS 312 Introduction to Biophysics 4 cr
Health Occupations (HO prefix) Courses
HO 105 Introduction to Allied Health Careers 2 credits. Introduction to allied health careers emphasizing the interrelationships and the team approach to health care. F, W
HO 106 Medical Terminology 2 credits. Body systems approach to theory and application of medical terms including anatomical, pathological, surgical and diagnostic as well as appropriate abbreviations. F, S, W
HO 107 Medical Law and Ethics 3 credits. Principles and application of law to health care organizations and personnel, standards of care and liability; covers tort, contract and statutory law. F, S
HO 111 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 4 credits. An introductory study of the normal structure and function of body cells, tissues, organs, and systems. F, S
HO 201 ICD Coding Laboratory 2 credits. Practical application ICD Coding utilizing software and actual patient records. PREREQ: In conjunction with HO 202. F, S
HO 202 ICD 9-CM Coding 3 credits. Principles and application of coding for statistical and reimbursement purposes utilizing the International Classification of Diseases. PREREQ: HO 106, BIOL 101, BIOL 101L, BIOS 301 and BIOS 302. F, S
HO 203 Medical Office Procedures 4 credits. Specialized preparation for work in medical offices, hospitals, clinics, insurance offices and public health agencies. Theory as well as manual and computer applications for scheduling, insurance form preparation and review, day sheets and periodic reports.
HO 204 Medical Transcription 4 credits. Transcription of a wide variety of medical reports including history and physicals, discharge summaries, operative reports, consultations, emergency room, obstetrics, pathology, autopsy, radiology and others. PREREQ: HO 106. F, S
HO 205 CPT Coding 3 credits. Principles and application of coding for statistical and reimbursement purposes utilizing Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology in conjunction with documentation standards. PREREQ: HO 106, BIOL 101, BIOL 101L, BIOS 301 and BIOS 302. F, S
HO 206 Advanced Coding and Reimbursement 3 credits.
application of ICD and CPT coding utilizing software and actual patient
records. Application of coded data in payment and reimbursement systems,
including the basic instructions for filing various types of health care
claims and accounts receivable. Students will use medical software to perform
competency-based simulations. PREREQ: HO 202 and HO 205. F, S
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