Idaho State University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2009
Chair and Assistant Professor: Pederson
Program Coordinators and Instructors: Bates, Bird, Brown, Davidson, DenHartog, Edmunds, Frank, Jernigan, LaHann, Lamé, McQuain, Nelson, Newsom, Pearce, Rife, Smith, Shaw, Young
Associate Degree Registered Nursing: Associate of Science degree
Post-Secondary Technical Certificate in Family Child Care (Evening)
Technical Certificate in Child Care Provider
Associate of Applied Science degree in Child Development
Dental Lab Technology: Associate of Applied Science degree
Post-Secondary Technical Certificate in Medical Transcription
Associate of Applied Science degree
Health Science: Bachelor of Science degree
Massage Therapy: Technical Certificate
Medical Assisting: Associate of Applied Science degree
Medical Transcription: Technical Certificate
Paramedicine: Associate of Science degree
Physical Therapist Assistant Program: Associate of Applied Science degree
Practical Nursing: Technical Certificate
Respiratory Therapy: Associate of Applied Science
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, which leads to descriptions of each program in general, course descriptions, lists of course sequences, and the cost of books, tools, uniforms, fees, and other expenses. The URL is http://www.isu.edu/ctech/programs.shtml
This department offers programs to prepare students for a variety of Health Occupations. The programs offer Certificates and Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Science, and Bachelor's 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 (reached via links above).
105 Introduction to Allied Health Careers 2
HO 106 Medical Terminology 2 cr
HO 107 Medical Law and Ethics 3 cr
HO 111 Introduction to Anatomy and
Physiology 4 cr
BIOL 301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
BIOL 302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
MA 201 Pharmacology for Allied Health 2 cr
PTA 200 Clinical Pathology 3 cr
BIOL 305 Introduction to Pathobiology 3 cr
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 (choose programs above).
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:
BIOL 301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
BIOL 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
these two courses:
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I and Lab* 5 cr
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II and Lab 4 cr
these three courses:
CHEM 101 Introduction to General Chemistry 3 cr
CHEM 102, 103 Introduction to Organic
and Biochemistry, and Lab 4 cr
TOTAL: 28-33 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.
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 Biomechanics 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
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 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 208 Introduction to Pathology 3 credits. An introductory course in the concepts of pathology. Includes causes, common mechanisms, and anatomic or functional manifestations of human disease. HO 106, BIOL 101/101L. F, S, Su
HO 209 Basic Principles of Drugs and Their Uses 3 credits. Introduction to the basic principles of therapeutic drug administration. Classification of drugs will be included. Special emphasis will be directed to safety issues, sources of drug information, legislation relating to drugs, and drug references. PREREQ: HO 1067, BIOL 101, 101L. F, S, Su
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