College of Health Related Professions
Linda C. Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D., Dean
Delane C. Kritsky, Ph.D., Associate Dean
The College of Health Related Professions offers programs of professional education leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science in Radiography, Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology, Master of Science in Audiology, Master of Science in Deaf Education, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Physical Therapy, Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Each curriculum combines a core of liberal arts and professional subjects with clinical experience.
The College of Health Related Professions cooperates with the Creighton University Boyne School of Dentistry and basic science departments at Idaho State University in offering the first year of dental education through the Idaho Dental Education Program (IDEP). Students then spend their second, third, and fourth years at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.
For the purpose of providing opportunities for students to obtain appropriate clinical experience, the Department of Dental Hygiene operates an on-campus dental hygiene clinic and the Radiographic Science program utilizes two on-campus energized laboratories and maintains an affiliation with the radiology departments of Bannock Regional Medical Center, Pocatello Regional Medical Center, and Mountain States Tumor Institute in Pocatello, and Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.
The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology operates a speech and hearing center on the Pocatello university campus and maintains affiliations with Pocatello Regional Medical Center, public school districts, adult/child development centers, Bannock Geriatric Center, Skyline Healthcare Center as well as other community agencies and institutions in the state. The College delivers outreach Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programs in Nursing in Twin Falls. Outreach programming also includes the Master of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Speech Pathology in Boise.
The Department of Nursing operates an on-campus well-child clinic and maintains affiliations with Bannock Regional Medical Center, Pocatello Regional Medical Center, Bannock County Nursing Home, Skyline Healthcare Center, Hillcrest Haven Convalescent Center, Southeastern Idaho District Health Department and Region VI Mental Health Center, all in Pocatello; State Hospital South and Bingham Memorial Hospital, Blackfoot; Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls; and other community agencies and institutions in the state.
Department of Dental Hygiene
Chair and Associate Professor: Bowen
Associate Professors: Christie, Herzog, Hodges, Miller, Paarmann, Rogo Assistant Professor: Kawamura Instructor: Hamman
Affiliate Assistant Professor: McCune
As licensed professional oral health educators and clinical operators, dental hygienists utilize knowledge of biomedical, dental, and clinical sciences to assist individuals and groups in achieving and maintaining optimum oral health. In many states, the role of the dental hygienist has been extended by the delegation of duties which are beyond this traditional scope of responsibility (advanced functions). As a specialist, the dental hygienist serves as one member of the dental team who plays an integral role in insuring quality, comprehensive care for dental patients.
The basic dental hygiene program is designed to provide the student with knowledge and experience for the delivery of a broad spectrum of preventive and therapeutic oral health services to the public. The curriculum provides liberal arts and professional courses leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. Two years of college prerequisites are required for admission, followed by two years in the professional dental hygiene program. The dental hygiene program is fully accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Upon completion of the dental hygiene curriculum, graduates are qualified to take the Dental Hygiene National Board Examination and licensure exams in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada and abroad. Graduates are eligible for positions in private dental offices, public health programs, school health programs, dental hygiene education and research. In addition, the dental hygiene program provides instruction and experience in advanced procedures to broaden capabilities for clinical practice.
Formal application for admission to the dental hygiene program must be submitted before January 15 of the year the student wishes to enter. Applicants must have completed prerequisite courses with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a science grade point average of 2.25 as minimum requirements for consideration. Application materials including all college transcripts, a list of courses currently in progress and those to be completed prior to admission must be forwarded to the Department of Dental Hygiene. Applications for the dental hygiene program can be obtained directly from the department. Admission to Idaho State University is a separate procedure and must be completed prior to admission to the dental hygiene program.
To enroll in upper division courses with a dental hygiene prefix, students must be accepted for admission to the dental hygiene program. Each student is responsible for completing the required course work in proper sequential order. To be eligible for graduation and progression in the dental hygiene program, the student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.25. Course work for which the student receives a grade below "C" will not be accepted as fulfilling requirements for the Department of Dental Hygiene. Deviations from these standards must be approved by the department chairperson.
Preventive and therapeutic oral health services are provided by staff and experienced students in the dental hygiene clinic. Services for the public include oral prophylaxis, x-rays, preventive treatment for periodontal (gum) disease, fluoride treatments, and patient education in the care of the mouth. Selected advanced services are available for full-time ISU students, faculty and staff. Students desiring information should inquire about the availability of services with the dental hygiene clinic receptionist.
Prerequisite courses.......................40-51 cr
(department requirements and general education)Required dental hygiene courses...............67 cr Other courses (including general education),
minimum of:..............................15 crElectives......................................6 cr
TOTAL: 134 cr
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
Required Dental Hygiene Courses
DENT 307 Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice 3 cr DENT 308 Oral Histology and Embryology 2 cr DENT 309 Oral Pathology 2 cr DENT 311 Tooth Morphology 2 cr DENT 312 Head and Neck Anatomy 3 cr DENT 313 Clinical Dental Hygiene I 3 crDENT 313C Clinical Dental Hygiene I,
Clinic 2 cr DENT 314 Clinical Dental Hygiene II 2 crDENT 314C Clinical Dental Hygiene II,
Clinic 3 cr DENT 315 Preventive Dentistry 2 cr DENT 316 Dental Materials and Office Procedures 2 cr DENT 317 Oral Roentgenology I 1 cr DENT 318 Oral Roentgenology II 2 cr DENT 319 Pre-clinical Expanded Functions 3 cr DENT 320 Local Anesthesia 2 cr DENT 321 Introduction to Periodontology 2 cr DENT 401 Research Methodology 3 cr DENT 402 Periodontology 3 cr DENT 403 Clinical Dental Hygiene III 2 crDENT 403C Clinical Dental Hygiene III,
Clinic 4 cr DENT 404 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV 2 crDENT 404C Clinical Dental Hygiene IV,
Clinic 4 cr DENT 405 Special Procedures Clinic 3 cr DENT 408 Ethics & Jurisprudence 2 cr DENT 410 Community Dental Health 3 cr DENT 411 Expanded Functions I 2 crDENT 411C Expanded Functions I, Clinic 1 cr
DENT 412 Expanded Functions II 2 crDENT 412C Expanded Functions II, Clinic 1 cr
Dental Hygiene Electives
DENT 420 Dental Hygiene Specialty Emphasis 2 crDENT 481-482 Independent Problems in
Dental Hygiene 4 cr DENT 499 Special Procedures Clinic 3 cr
Other Required Courses
PCOL 314 Basic and Applied Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene 3 cr
DENT 201 Principles of Dental Hygiene 2 cr HCA 110 Introduction to Allied Health 2 cr DENT 299 Introduction to the Dental Office (Elective) 2 cr ENGL 101 English Composition 3 cr ENGL 201 Critical Reading and Writing 3 cr SPCH 101 Principles of Speech (satisfies Goal 2) 2 cr PSYC 111 Intro to Psychology (satisfies Goal 12) 3 cr SOC 101 Intro to Sociology (satisfies Goal 12) 3 crBIOS 101-102 General Zoology and Lab
(satisfies Goal 4) 4 cr BIOS 301-302 Anatomy and Physiology 8 crCHEM 107-108 Essentials of Chemistry
(satisfies Goal 5) 10 crBIOS 221-223 Introductory Microbiology
and Lab 4 cr HEC 239 Nutrition 3 cr MATH 111 Algebra or competency exam 4 cr MATH 252 Intro to Statistics (satisfies Goal 3) 3 crIN ADDITION: Fulfillment of two of the following
General Education Goals: 6, 7, 8. Fulfillment of two of the following Goals: 9, 10, 11.
Dental Hygiene Courses
DENT 201 Principles of Dental Hygiene 2 credits. Introduction to the dental field with study of dental health problems and needs, the dental health team, dental specialties, legal and professional responsibilities, and licensure requirements. Special emphasis on self-exploration of dental hygiene as a career option. F
DENT 299 Introduction to the Dental Office (Elective) 2 credits. Survey and introduction to dental terminology and office procedures including duties and responsibilities of various dental personnel through lectures, activities and field experiences. F
DENT 307 Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice 3 credits. Lectures, discussions, laboratory activities and certification relevant to common medical emergencies occurring in the dental office with emphasis on precautions as well as treatment. Study of the administration and interactions of drugs used in dentistry. F
DENT 308 Oral Histology and Embryology 2 credits. Study of the embryologic and histologic development of the face and oral structures and the histologic response of oral tissues specifically related to health and disease. Utilization of laboratory, microscopic and diagnostic aids. F
DENT 309 Oral Pathology 2 credits. Study of common oral lesions and neoplasms including general, dental and oral pathological processes with emphasis on etiology and clinical manifestations. Utilization of patient history, laboratory, roentgenographic and other diagnostic aids. PREREQ: DENT 308. S
DENT 311 Tooth Morphology 2 credits. Morphological characteristics and development of the teeth and oral structures. Emphasis on root anatomy and preparation for advanced clinical skills. F
DENT 312 Head and Neck Anatomy 3 credits. Descriptive anatomical study of regions of the head and neck, including skeletal, blood, and nervous tissues. Special emphasis on structures related to clinical dental hygiene procedures. COREQ: DENT 311. F
DENT 313 Clinical Dental Hygiene I 3 credits. Didactic introduction to oral prophylaxis procedures with emphasis on basic instrumentation for removal of deposits to restore and maintain oral tissues. PREREQ: ACCEPTANCE IN DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM. F
DENT 313C Clinical Dental Hygiene I, Clinic 1 credit. Clinical application of introductory oral prophylaxis procedures emphasizing basic instrumentation. PREREQ: ACCEPTANCE IN DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM. F
DENT 314 Clinical Dental Hygiene II 2 credits. Continued didactic instruction in basic instrumentation with emphasis on total oral health care delivery. PREREQ: DENT 313, 313C. S
DENT 314C Clinical Dental Hygiene II, Clinic 3 credits. Clinical application of basic instrumentation procedures with emphasis on total oral health care delivery. PREREQ: DENT 313, 313C. F
DENT 315 Preventive Dentistry 2 credits. Theory and techniques of dietary management, plaque control, and fluoride utilization with emphasis on effecting behavioral changes. Videotape patient communication assignments conducted throughout the semester. COREQ: DENT 313C. F
DENT 316 Dental Materials and Office Procedures 2 credits. Survey of the physical and chemical properties of materials used in dentistry. Manipulation and utilization of materials through basic dental assisting procedures. F
DENT 317 Oral Roentgenology I 1 credit. Survey of principles of x-ray production and radiographic equipment with emphasis placed on radiation safety and protection. F
DENT 318 Oral Roentgenology II 2 credits. Principles and technique of exposing and interpreting oral roentgenographic surveys. Complete radiographic surveys for clinical patients are produced during laboratory experience. PREREQ: DENT 313, 313C, 312, 317. S
DENT 319 Preclinical Expanded Functions 3 credits. Didactic and laboratory application of restorative expanded functions for dental hygienists. Functions include: rubber dams, matrix and wedge, bases and liners, placing and finishing amalgam, composite and temporary restorations. PREREQ: DENT 311, 316. S
DENT 320 Local Anesthesia 2 credits. Didactic and clinical instruction in the administration of local anesthetic agents, with emphasis on techniques of field and nerve block anesthesia. PREREQ: DENT 307, 312. S
DENT 321 Introduction to Periodontology 2 credits. Didactic and laboratory instruction involving the etiology and progression of periodontal disease, periodontal structures, occlusal considerations, periodontal instrumentation for root planing and margination procedures. PREREQ: DENT 308, 313, 313C. S
DENT 401 Research Methodology 3 credits. Descriptive research course designed to provide the student with a fundamental and working knowledge of the scientific methods employed in research and to develop skills in critical analysis of research findings. Basic statistical concepts and procedures also are utilized. PREREQ: MATH 252. F
DENT 402 Periodontology 3 credits. Didactic and clinical study of etiology, diagnosis, preventive and therapeutic procedures involved with periodontal disease. PREREQ : DENT 313, 313C, 314, 314C, 321. F
DENT 403 Clinical Dental Hygiene III 2 credits. Study of advanced clinical procedures in all phases of clinical practice, including soft tissue curettage, root planing, and pain control. PREREQ: DENT 314, 314C. F
DENT 403C Clinical Dental Hygiene III, Clinic 4 credits. Clinical application of advanced procedures including root planing, soft tissue curettage, and pain control. PREREQ: DENT 314, 314C. F
DENT 404 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV 2 credits. Continuation of advanced clinical procedures including preventive and therapeutic periodontology with emphasis on special needs patients. PREREQ: DENT 403, 403C. S
DENT 404C Clinical Dental Hygiene IV, Clinic 4 credits. Continuation of advanced clinical applications including preventive and therapeutic periodontology with emphasis on special needs patients. PREREQ: DENT 403, 403C. S
DENT 405 Special Procedures Clinic 3 credits. Clinical experience in special procedures legally delegated to hygienists, including amalgam polishing, pit and fissure sealants, panoramic surveys, alginate impressions, and fabrication of study casts. Offered in conjunction with DENT 403C. F
DENT 408 Ethics and Jurisprudence 2 credits. Study of legal, ethical, and moral responsibilities of professionals that have implications on the practice of dental hygiene, and in evaluating, selecting, and securing positions. Dental economics and human relationships in the dental office are discussed. F
DENT 410 Community Dental Health 3 credits. Concepts of preventive dentistry, public health, and research are applied to achieve a sustained improvement in the oral health behavior, knowledge, and attitude of a group of subjects not normally seen as patients. Field experiences required. PREREQ: DENT 315, 401. S
DENT 411 Expanded Functions 2 credits. Didactic and clinical application of advanced procedures emphasizing local anesthesia, condensing and finishing amalgam restorations, and dental assisting procedures. PREREQ: DENT 319, 320. F
DENT 411C Expanded Functions Clinic 1 credit. Clinical application of advanced procedures emphasizing local anesthesia, condensing and finishing amalgam restorations, and dental assisting procedures. PREREQ: DENT 319, 320. F
DENT 412 Expanded Functions II 2 credits. Continuation and amplification of advanced procedures. The broad spectrum of expanded functions and TEAM concepts will enable the hygienist to participate as an integral member of the dental team. PREREQ: DENT 411. S
DENT 412C Expanded Functions II, Clinic 1 credit. Continuation and amplification of skills developed in DENT 411C, emphasizing experience in restorative expanded functions, four-handed dentistry, and administration of local anesthesia. PREREQ: DENT 411, 411C. S
DENT 420 Dental Hygiene Specialty Emphasis 2 credits. Didactic and clinical instruction offered in three dental hygiene specialties, including community dental health, dental hygiene education, and advanced clinic and periodontology. Students select one emphasis. PREREQ: DENT 402. S
DENT 481-482 Independent Problems in Dental Hygiene 1-3 credits. Students will select an area of special interest to pursue through independent study. The student normally is required to present a report giving results of his/her work. F, S, Su
DENT 499 Special Procedures Clinic. F
Department of Health Care Administration
Chair and Professor: Weppner
Assistant Professor: Bowman
Health care facilities constitute some of the most complex institutions in our society. These facilities and the scope of their services are becoming more responsive to the community they serve. The health care administrator is at the forefront of these activities and is in demand in a number of organizations, including hospitals, extended-care facilities, group practices, insurance companies, state and federal health agencies, educational programs and research institutions.
The purpose of the undergraduate program in health care administration at Idaho State University is to prepare students for the wide range of activities needed for administration of health care facilities and to provide service courses for students majoring in other health-related programs. Also, the program is designed to provide students with the basic requirements to pursue a graduate degree in the field. The curriculum leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in health care administration. Students may enroll in the program at the beginning of any semester and must meet requirements provided below:
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration
Courses Which Fulfill Both General Education Goals and Major Requirements (9 credits)
MATH 252 Statistics 3 cr
ECON 201 Economic Principles and Problems 3 cr
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology 3 cr OR SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr OR ANTH 100 Introduction to Anthropology 3 cr TOTAL: 9 cr
Other Required Courses in Liberal Arts (6 credits)
ENGL 307 Professional Writing 3 cr ECON 202 Economic Principles and Problems 3 cr TOTAL: 6 cr
Business Core Requirements
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I 3 cr ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting II 3 cr CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 cr FIN 315 Corporate Financial Management 3 cr FIN 478 Investments 3 cr MGT 261 Legal Environment of Organizations 3 cr MGT 329 Operations/Production Management 3 cr MKTG 325 Basic Marketing Management 3 cr TOTAL: 24 cr
Health Care Administration Core Requirements
HCA 110 Introduction to the Allied Health Professions 2 cr HCA 210 Medical Terminology and Communication 2 cr HCA 350 Organizational Behavior in Health Care 3 cr HCA 375 Health Care Law 3 cr HCA 382 Health Services Organization and Delivery 3 cr HCA 383 Epidemiology 3 cr HCA 401 Internship in Health Care Administration 8 cr HCA 453 Health Care Finance 3 cr HCA 455 Health Care Organization Management 3 cr HCA 484 Human Resource Management in Health Care Organizations 3 cr HCA 491 Seminar in Health Care Administration 3 cr
Plus 2 credits from the following courses:
HCA 451 Hospital Management 2 cr HCA 452 Long Term Care Management 2 cr HCA 473 Health Marketing and Research 2 cr TOTAL: 38 cr
The student is required to select 51 semester hours of elective courses, according to the student's interests and career needs, in conjunction with a faculty advisor. No more than a total of 32 credit hours (required and elective) may be taken in the College of Business.
The student is strongly encouraged to take the following 3 credits among the 51 semester hours:
CIS 381 Management Information Systems 3 cr
Total required credits for Bachelor of Science in health care administration: 128.
Admission and Program Graduation Requirements
Application forms for admission as a major in health care administration should be requested from the department office. Completed application forms and copies of transcripts of previous college work must be submitted to the department during the student's second semester, sophomore year. February 15 is the application deadline for admission fall semester and October 15 is the application deadline for admission spring semester. Junior and senior students' applications will be reviewed on an individual basis. Cumulative college or university grade point averages of 2.0 or higher are required for admittance as a major. There are no prerequisite courses for acceptance.
Students are required to achieve at the C level or better in all business, HCA and required courses. Students who receive a grade of D or below twice in the same HCA or business course will be dropped from the Bachelor of Science program. Students whose cumulative GPAs fall below 2.0 (C) will be unable to continue in the program until the cumulative average is 2.0 or better.
Health Care Administration Courses
HCA 110 Introduction to the Allied Health Professions 2 credits. Introduction to the allied health professions with emphasis on interrelationships and the team approach to health care. F, S
HCA 210 Medical Terminology and Communication 2 credits. Terminology and vocabulary basic to all areas of medical science, hospital services, and allied health specialties. Enables student to develop skills in correct usage, both written and oral, of medical terms. F
HCA 350 Organizational Behavior in Health Care 3 credits. Study of individual and group behavior in HCOs. Topics include social responsibility and ethics; decision making; motivation; leadership; communication; power, politics and stress; organizational culture, change and development. F
HCA g375 Health Care Law 3 credits. Principles governing application of contemporary law to health care organizations and personnel, standards of care, and liability for breach of care. Examines tort, contract, and statutory law related to health care delivery. S
HCA g382 Health Services Organization and Delivery 3 credits. Principles of public health administration, programs, emerging trends, ecology, vital statistics, and control of disease. Some field trips to public health agencies. F
HCA g383 Epidemiology 3 credits. Patterns of disease in populations, with special emphasis on the control of disease and the ecological forces and changes in social structures that influence the occurrence and distribution of disease. S
HCA g401 Internship 8 credits. Exposure to administration of health facilities. Student completes 440 hours within a semester/summer term in approved health facility. PREREQ: SENIOR STANDING AND DEPARTMENT APPROVAL. STUDENT MUST REGISTER IN THE TERM INTERNSHIP IS TAKEN. Graded S/U. F, S, Su
HCA 450 Clinic Management 2 credits. The managing of physician clinics. Deals with cash management, feasibility studies, inventory control, patient flow, medical records, computer usage, risk management, personnel policies, facility design and expansion, and competitive marketing strategies. PREREQ: FIN 310, HCA 382. S
HCA 451 Hospital Management 2 credits. Topics include hospital governance, medical staff, hospital programs, nursing service, administrator's tasks and functions, management of quality, costs and conflict, unionization and collective bargaining, and government financial regulations. PREREQ: HCA 382. F
HCA 452 Long Term Care Management 2 credits. The management of nursing homes and other long term facilities. Includes supervisory policies, labor relations, human relations, gerontology and geriatrics, nutrition and housekeeping, patient care, reimbursement policies, purchasing, inventory, and financial analysis. F
HCA 453 Health Care Finance 3 credits. Managerial aspects of financial analysis. Includes analysis of financial statements, costs, capital projects, and working capital; Medicare, Medicaid, changes and rate setting under reimbursement schedules; and strategic planning. PREREQ: ACCT 201, FIN 315. S
HCA 455 Health Care Organization Management 3 credits. Applies managerial concepts and roles to HCOs. Examines input-conversion-output models for different HCO settings; allocation, utilization, and control of resources; using human resources, personnel considerations, and labor relations. PREREQ: HCA 350. F
HCA g473 Health Marketing and Research 2 credits. Reviews current marketing trends in the rapidly changing health care marketplace. Includes consumer orientation, health care marketing techniques, research and information systems, marketing plans and strategy development. MKTG 325 recommended as preparatory course. S
HCA g481 Independent Problems in Health Services Administration 1-3 credits. Student selects an area of special interest through independent study. A report will be required giving results. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 elective credits. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
HCA g484 Health Care Personnel Administration 3 credits. Includes job analysis, job descriptions, job evaluation, wage and salary administration, recruitment and selection, personnel testing, assessing employee performance, communication, training, development, discipline, and legal issues. PREREQ: HCA 350. S
HCA g491 Seminar-Selected Topics 1-3 credits. Group studies of topics not covered in regular offerings. May be repeated under different titles for a maximum of six credits. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F, S
Idaho Dental Education Program (IDEP)
Associate Professor and
Program Director: Friedrichsen
Lecturers: Hiller, Nielsen
The Idaho Dental Education Program (IDEP) is designed to provide residents of Idaho with access to a high quality dental education as if Idaho had its own dental school. The IDEP program is fully accredited by the American Dental Association. The program involves a first year curriculum at Idaho State University in Pocatello, followed by completion of the second through fourth years at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Students completing the four year program receive the Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree and are eligible to take the licensure examinations necessary to become a practicing dentist. Students may also elect to pursue advanced training through residencies or specialty programs, eventually becoming board certified in one of the recognized dental specialties.
There are seven positions available for Idaho residents; a number which is designed to closely match the future need for dentists in Idaho. Applicants to the program must have completed the necessary pre-requisites in English, Biology, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics and other requirements as outlined in the Idaho Dental Education Program Bulletin. In addition to fulfilling the minimal pre-requisites most students accepted into the program will have a bachelor's degree at the time of entry into IDEP. Each year however, some exceptional students who have completed the junior level (upper division) of college course work are admitted into the program.
Students are encouraged to work closely with their pre-dental academic advisor in making course selections which fulfill dental school and degree completion requirements.
Formal application for admission to the IDEP program follows the guidelines printed in the Idaho Dental Education Program Bulletin and the Creighton University School of Dentistry Bulletin. The application process involves: taking the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT), completion of the American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS) centralized application, the Creighton Supplemental Application and the IDEP Residency Certification Form. Although the application process can be initiated as late as February 1 of the year the student plans to enter the program, earlier application is strongly encouraged to allow adequate time for completion of admission requirements and consideration by the admissions committee.
Further information concerning the program, admission requirements, Bulletins and Residency Certification forms can be obtained by contacting the program at:
Steven W. Friedrichsen, DDS, Chairman
Idaho Dental Education Program
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID 83209-8088
Phone: (208) 236-3289
Required Basic Science Courses
BIOS 500 Oral Histology and Embryology 3 cr BIOS 503 Human Physiology 4 cr BIOS 519 Mammalian Histology 3 cr BIOS 540 Systemic Anatomy 4 cr BIOS 550 Head and CNS Anatomy 4 cr BIOS 532 Biochemistry 3 cr BIOS 555 Pathogenic Microbiology 3 cr BIOS 599 Oral Microbiology 1 cr
Required Dental Science Courses
IDEP g413/ Dental Anatomy CU(OPD)113 Lecture I 1 cr IDEP g414/ Dental Anatomy CU(OPD)114 Lab 3 cr IDEP g415/ Dental Materials CU(OPD)115 Science I 2 cr IDEP g417/ InterpersonalCU(CPD)111 Relationships &
Communication 1 cr IDEP g423/ Preventive CU(CPD)113 Dentistry 2 cr IDEP g424/ Community CU(CPD)134 Dentistry 3 cr IDEP g425/ History of CU(CPD)115 Dentistry 1 crHEC g532/ Behavioral Growth
CU(PDO)131 and Development 1 cr IDEP g434/ Dental Materials CU(OPD)135 Science II 3 cr IDEP g435/ Occlusion CU(FPR)132 Laboratory 1 cr IDEP g444/ Values and CU(CPD)143 Ethics 1 cr IDEP g454/ Occlusion CU(FPR)135 Lecture 1 crIDEP 526/ Community Dentistry
CU(CPD)134 Field Experience 1 crIDEP 533/ Oral Hygiene
CU(CPD)132 Technique 1 cr
Optional Dental Science Courses
IDEP 617/ Extramural Dental
CU(CPD)417 Education Program 2 cr
IDEP g413 and CU(OPD) 113 Dental Anatomy Lecture I 1 credit. Nomenclature, chronology and methods of designation of human teeth. Form, size and contour of the teeth, including external and internal anatomy of the permanent and deciduous dentitions, intertooth relations and occlusion. D
IDEP g414 and CU(OPD) 114 Dental Anatomy Laboratory 3 credits. Carving of plaster teeth larger than average measurements and carving of wax teeth to natural size. Mounting of study casts on a functional articulator and waxing of teeth in occlusion. F
IDEP g415 and CU(OPD) 115 Dental Materials Science I 2 credits. Composition, properties and application of the materials used in dentistry. Basic information on the design of preparatory work necessary for the mouth incident to the reception of these materials. F
IDEP g417 and CU(CPD) 111 Interpersonal Relationships and Communication 1 credit. To assist their orientation and adjustment to professional education, freshmen will participate in group introductions followed by a discussion on interpersonal relationships and communication in general, relationships with classmates, administrators, faculty, and staff; dealing with stress; and establishing study habits. Graded P/NP. F
IDEP g423 and CU(CPD) 113 Preventive Dentistry 2 credits. Introducing the philosophy and need for preventive dentistry by developing the student's knowledge of and skills for effective oral hygiene. Concepts of self motivation, knowledge of dental diseases and abnormalities; application of the principles of fluoridation, nutrition, patient motivation, and home care. F
IDEP g424 and CU(CPD) 131 Community Dentistry 3 credits. Principles of cancer epidemiology, public health dentistry, dental health education, and preventive programs in the schools and community. Developing the elemental concepts of research design, measurement and statistics. S
IDEP g425 and CU(CPD) 115 History of Dentistry 1 credit. To acquaint the student with the history of dentistry from ancient times to present, emphasis is placed upon contributions by individuals and groups of individuals leading to the current status of dentistry in the United States. Graded P/NP. F
IDEP g426 and CU(CPD) 134 Community Dentistry Field Experience 1 credit. Designed to acquaint students with area health problems and with area health services and agencies. Field experience is gained during dental health and/or career presentations in public schools. To provide a variety of experiences, visits are made, for example, to the chronically ill, aged, or handicapped; to water purification facilities; to Indian groups. S
IDEP g433 and CU(CPD) 133 Oral Hygiene Technique 1 credit. Introduction to the instruments and their usage in performing a complete scaling prophylaxis of the teeth. Periodontal charting and instrument sharpening techniques are also performed. Didactic, laboratory, and clinical introduction. S
IDEP g434 and CU(OPD) 135 Dental Materials Science II 3 credits. Continuation of ISU DENT g415 and CU(OPD) 115. PREREQ: ISU DENT g415 AND CU(OPD) 115. S
IDEP g435 and CU(FPR) 132 Occlusion Laboratory 1 credit. Various exercises simulating clinical diagnostic and treatment procedures are employed to exemplify principles of maxillomandibular relationships. S
IDEP g444 and CU(CPD) 143 Values and Ethics 1 credit. Designed to identify and understand one's own ethical decision-making processes and the relationship of religion with values and ethics. Students will discuss the areas of value of care for people as individuals, challenges of personal and professional opportunities, code of ethics of the A. D. A. and dental care delivery systems. Graded P/NP. F
IDEP g454 and CU(FPR) 131 Occlusion Lecture 1 credit. Basic principles of maxillomandibular relationships, static and functional, as related to the occlusal surfaces of the teeth. S
HEC g432 and CU(PDO) 131 Behavioral Growth and Development 1 credit. General body growth and development of the normal child. Major theories of psychological growth and maturation of the normal child with common aberrations. Dental management of children in regard to psychological growth and development. D
IDEP 617 and CU(CPD) 416 Extramural Dental Education Program 2 credits. Community clinical experience at the ISU dental clinic. Under direct supervision, dental students observe and participate in total patient care and office management while serving Idaho residents who would not normally receive dental care. D
Department of Nursing
Chair and Associate Professor: Harrison
Associate Professor: Bell
Assistant Professors: Arvidson, Brown, Hyde, Jacobson, McRoberts, Mitchell, Sato, Summers, Watkins Instructors: Branch, Colledge, Fink, Hewett, Wiggers
The undergraduate nursing program at ISU is a four-year professional program which leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing. The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing and the Idaho Board of Nursing. The aim of the Department of Nursing is to prepare graduates to function as professional nurses wherever there are people who need nursing services.
Students are provided an opportunity to learn and to practice nursing in special learning laboratories and in any setting where people need nursing care. After an initial period of orientation, they are prepared to assume leadership responsibility. Graduates are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN). The undergraduate program serves as a foundation for graduate study.
The Master of Science degree is accredited by the National League for Nursing, and is offered with emphasis in family nursing with nursing service administration and nursing education as functional roles. (See the Graduate School section for admission and degree requirements.)
The courses listed below reflect a curriculum which is responsive to national trends and the health care needs of Idaho citizens. The focus in this curriculum is on multiple dimensions of client care, including the promotion of health as well as the alleviation of illness.
Students are admitted to the nursing program at the junior level. Admission to the program is granted only for the fall semester. All materials, including official transcripts of all courses completed at universities other than Idaho State University, and a $25 non-refundable application fee, must be submitted to the Department of Nursing Admissions and Advancement Committee by January 15 to insure consideration for fall enrollment. Applicants will be notified of the results of the review process by March 15.
a. minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 at the time of application (end of fall semester prior to application or the most current semester prior to application deadline).
b. maintenance of minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 from the time of application to fall admission.
c. completion of the following prerequisite courses, or equivalents, with a grade of "C" or better (failure to do so will result in loss of admission status): CHEM 107, 108, PSYC 111, 225 (or HEC 302), BIOS 100 or 101, BIOS 221, 223, 301, 302, SOC 101 or ANTH 100, HEC 239, HCA 110, NURS 220, 261, 330, 340. Admission is competitive based on GPA in these courses. Idaho resident are given one additional point on the admission scale as are members of the federally recognized minority groups.
2. An alternate admission list is established when there are
more eligible students than there are available positions. Alternate status is recognized only for the year of the application. Should the student not be admitted, s/he must reapply for the next year in order to be reviewed for admission with the new group of applicants. If positions become available to accommodate additional eligible students, those on the alternate list will be notified.
3. All students reapplying to the nursing program must meet
the prevailing admission criteria in order to be eligible for readmission. Reapplication does not guarantee readmission. Reapplicants will be subject to the same scrutiny and consideration as an initial applicant.
In order for students to progress in the Baccalaureate Nursing Program the following criteria must be met.
Students who have a grade less than "C" in a nursing course or required course outside the Department of Nursing and who request to continue, must have their records reviewed by the Admissions and Advancement Committee. The committee will make a recommendation to the Chairperson regarding the student's progression. The student must submit the request in writing on a Department of Nursing petition and in such cases, the student may be called to appear before the committee.
A student who is in academic jeopardy (below a "C" grade in nursing course or below 2.0 GPA) at mid-semester will be notified in writing by the Department of Nursing. Continuation in the program is also contingent upon compliance to ethical and professional standards of conduct as defined by the American Nurses Association code, departmental policy on safe practice in the clinical setting, and academic honesty.
Each senior student must contact the graduation clerk in the fall preceding graduation. The academic record of each will be formally reviewed for completeness of specified course work and university requirements. The Department of Nursing formally reviews the transcripts of senior students for completeness of departmental requirements. Failure to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 will result in non-conference of the degree and the inability of the person to apply for NCLEX-RN and licensure.
Students in the Department of Nursing will incur certain expenses, such as the cost of clinical apparel and lab fees, in addition to the student expenses listed by the university. Clinical learning experiences are held in a variety of agencies, so transportation expenses may be incurred.
In addition to the financial aid available to all university students, special awards and funds may be available to qualified nursing students. For information about financial assistance, contact the Financial Aids Office.
The Department of Nursing offers a graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Science with a major in nursing. See the Graduate Catalog for information. For further information write to the Department of Nursing, ISU Box 8101, Pocatello, Idaho 83209, or phone (208) 236-2185.
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nursing
University General Requirements (Specific Goal Courses Required)
MATH 252 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr BIOS 301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr BIOS 302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr CHEM 107 Essentials of Chemistry 5 cr OR CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5 cr CHEM 108 Essentials of Chemistry 5 cr ECON 201 Economic Principles and Problems 3 cr OR ECON 202 Economic Principles and Problems 3 cr PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology 3 cr SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr OR ANTH 100 General Anthropology 3 cr
See University General Education Requirements for goals not met by major requirements.
Courses Required for Majors
HCA 110 Introduction to Allied Health Professions 2 cr BIOS 100 Introduction to Biology 1 cr OR BIOS 101 General Zoology 3 cr BIOS 221 Introduction to Microbiology 3 cr BIOS 223 Introduction to Microbiology Lab 1 cr BIOS 305 Introduction to Pathobiology 3 cr BIOS 306 Pathobiology Lab (optional) 1 cr HEC 239 Nutrition 3 cr HEC 340 Therapeutic Dietetics 2 cr PHAR 316 Essentials of Pharmacology 3 cr PHAR 317 Drug Therapy 2 cr PSYC 225 Child Psychology 3 cr OR HEC 302 Child Study 3 cr
Required Nursing Courses
NURS 220 Introduction to Professional Nursing (for generic students only) 2 cr NURS 261 Basic Nursing Practicum 1 cr NURS 305 Physical Assessment Practicum 1 cr (required for LPN students; optional for RN students) NURS 310 Health Promotion Through the Life Cycle 3 cr NURS 311 Nursing Practicum 4 cr NURS 312 Mental Health Nursing Concepts 4 cr NURS 313 Mental Health Nursing Practicum 2 cr NURS 330 Nursing Research 3 cr NURS 340 Principles of Teaching and Learning 2 cr NURS 370 Episodic Nursing 4 cr NURS 371 Episodic Nursing Practicum 4 cr NURS 405 Socialization into Professional Nursing (for RN students only) 1 cr NURS 410 Distributive Nursing 4 cr NURS 411 Distributive Nursing Practicum 5 cr NURS 420 Seminar: Nursing Issues and Trends 2 cr NURS 440 Nursing Leadership 4 cr NURS 441 Leadership Practicum 5 cr
Professional Nursing Courses
NURS 220 Introduction to Professional Nursing 2 credits. Social forces affecting professional nursing are analyzed in the context of their impact on health care. Concepts of stress and adaptation are presented as they relate to the health status of clients. F
NURS 261 Basic Nursing Practicum, 1 credit lab (3 contact hours). Introduction to basic skills associated with health care. Consists of theoretical foundations with discussion, simulation and application using the nursing process. PREREQ: NURS 220. S
NURS 305 Physical Assessment Practicum 1 credit. Presents in-depth physical assessment skills to licensed nurses for admission to baccalaureate nursing program. PREREQ: LPN OR RN STATUS, PERMISSION OF DEPARTMENT. D
NURS 310 Health Promotion Through the Life Cycle 3 credits. Focuses on development of knowledge and skills to effectively utilize the nursing process for the promotion of health and wellness through the life cycle. PREREQ: ADMISSION TO THE NURSING MAJOR. F
NURS 311 Nursing Practicum 4 credits. Utilizes the nursing process in giving care to clients. The plan of care is directed towards meeting the client's bio-psycho-social needs. PREREQ: ADMISSION TO DEPARTMENT. COREQ: NURS 310, PCOL 316; HEC 340, BIOS 305. F
NURS 312 Mental Health Nursing Concepts 4 credits. Holistic theoretical perspective of mental health nursing of clients of all ages. PREREQ: NURS 310, 311; HEC 340; PCOL 316. COREQ: NURS 313; PCOL 317. S
NURS 313 Mental Health Nursing Practicum 2 credits. Clinical application of the nursing process utilizing mental health concepts. PREREQ: NURS 310, 311; HEC 340; PCOL 316. COREQ: NURS 312; PCOL 317. S
NURS 330 Nursing Research 3 credits. Nursing research will be critiqued by students utilizing basic concepts research methodology. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF DEPARTMENT. S
NURS 340 Principles of Teaching and Learning 2 credits. Basic principles of teaching and learning as they relate to health care needs of clients. S
NURS 370 Episodic Nursing 4 credits. Nursing theory and process focusing on the course of disease and/or on the restoration of health. PREREQ: NURS 310, 311, HEC 340, BIOS 305, PCOL 316. COREQ: NURS 371, PCOL 317. S
NURS 371 Episodic Nursing Practicum 4 credits. Clinical application of the nursing process that focuses on the course of disease and/or the restoration of health. PREREQ: NURS 310, 311, BIOS 305, HEC 340, PCOL 316. COREQ: NURS 370, PCOL 317. S
NURS 403 Advanced Nursing Leadership 2 credits. Individually contracted elective leadership experience based on documented needs and/or attainments in MIL 304. PREREQ: MIL 304. D
NURS 405 Socialization into Professional Nursing 1 credit. Limited to registered nurses. Linkage course that introduces the philosophy and conceptual framework of the Department of Nursing. Nursing theories are introduced for the guiding of nursing care. S
NURS 410 Distributive Nursing 4 credits. Uses the nursing process to teach health maintenance/disease prevention for clients in the community, homes, birthing centers and maternal-child units in hospitals. PREREQ: ALL JUNIOR LEVEL NURSING COURSES. COREQ: NURS 411. F, S
NURS 411 Distributive Nursing Practicum 5 credits. Application and practice of the nursing process in health care settings that focus on health maintenance and disease prevention. PREREQ: ALL JUNIOR LEVEL NURSING COURSES. COREQ: NURS 410. F, S
NURS g417 Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team 1 credit. Introduction to the principles and techniques of interdisciplinary evaluations and treatment planning for youth with special needs. Disciplines emphasized: Social Work, Psychology, Speech Pathology, Audiology, Nursing, Special Education, Physical Therapy. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
NURS 420 Seminar: Nursing Issues and Trends 2 credits. Current and future trends and issues related to ethics, group process, analytical decision making in nursing care. PREREQ: ALL JUNIOR LEVEL NURSING COURSES. COREQ: NURS 440, 441 OR NURS 410, 411. F
NURS 440 Nursing Leadership 4 credits. Presentation of nursing concepts and contemporary approaches to organizing nursing care for groups of clients in various health care settings. PREREQ: ECON 201 OR 202; ALL JUNIOR LEVEL NURSING COURSES. COREQ: NURS 441. F, S, Su
NURS 441 Nursing Leadership Practicum 5 credits. Transition from student to professional role through application of nursing process with groups of clients in health care settings. Rural preceptorship is available. PREREQ: ALL JUNIOR LEVEL NURSING COURSES. COREQ: NURS 440. F, S, Su
NURS 482 Trends in Nursing Care 1-3 credits. Designed to enable nurses and other health care workers to study specific problems and trends; update knowledge and skills; evaluate and explore approaches to the solution of problems or trends. May be repeated to a total of 6 credits. D
NURS g483 Total Health Assessment 4 credits (1 credit lab). Theory and practice in the evaluation of clients to differentiate normal from abnormal manifestations of health. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF DEPARTMENT. D
NURS 491 Independent Study in Nursing Credit variable to 3. Independent study in a specific area of nursing of special interest. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF DEPARTMENT. F, S
NURS g493 Seminar 3 credits. Reading, discussion, and preparation of reports on selected topics. May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
Department of Physical Therapy
Chair and Professor: Urfer
Assistant Professor: Alexander
Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education: Sirotnak Clinical Affiliate Instructor: Creelman
The Department of Physical Therapy offers a graduate level program for students wanting to enter the profession of physical therapy. The program is fully accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association. Pre-Physical Therapy Preparation Preparation should consist of a strong background in natural and social sciences. Any undergraduate major is acceptable. Prerequisite courses include generally:
SET I: Introductory course SET II: Upper division vertebrate or human anatomy and physiology SET III: One additional upper division course preferably in the areas of: embryology/development histology or advanced physiology or anatomy.
One year of introductory chemistry for science majors
One year of introductory physics for science majors
SET I: College algebra and trigonometry OR math adequate to support chemistry and physics courses SET II: Introductory statistics and experimental design Psychology: SET I: Introductory course SET II: One upper division course from any of the following areas: abnormal psychology developmental or child psychology psychology of aging
SET I: Introductory course SET II: One upper division course from any of the following areas: ethnic/minority sociology group interactions sociology of aging death and dying
A 3.00 overall GPA for all prerequisite coursework and a 3.0 GPA in each science area is required for consideration for admission to the program. Applicants must additionally meet all requirements for admission to the Graduate School. In addition to specific course prerequisites applicants will have to demonstrate competence in using common computer programs and will have to provide evidence of having worked in a physical therapy setting as an aide or volunteer. Idaho State University courses which meet the specific course prerequisites are:
SET I: BIOS 101 - 102 General Zoology SET II (Preferred): BIOS g301-g302 Anatomy and Physiology OR BIOS g449 Human Physiology AND BIOS g425 Human Anatomy SET III (In order of preference): BIOS g324 Comparative Embryology and Development OR BIOS g419 Mammalian Histology OR BIOS g305-g306 Introduction to Pathobiology and Laboratory OR BIOS g314 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy OR BIOS g358 Genetics OR BIOS g471 Pathophysiology
CHEM 121 -122 General Chemistry Physics: PHYS 211-214 General Physics
SET I: Math 111-112 or 117 or proficiency or CLEP exam SET II: BIOS 315 Introduction to Biometry OR MATH 252 Introduction to Statistics OR PSYC 227 Basic Statistics
SET I: PSYC 111 Introductory Psychology I OR PSYC 112 Introductory Psychology II SET II: PSYC 211 Personality and Adjustment OR PSYC 225 Child Psychology OR PSYC 301 - 302 Abnormal Psychology OR PSYC 341 Social Psychology
SET I: SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology SET II: SOC 248 Local and National Minorities OR SOC 251 Death and Dying OR SOC 285 Gerontology OR SOC 330 Sociology of Health and Illness SOC g366 The Community OR SOC 413 Mind, Self and Society OR ANTH 238 Peoples and Cultures of the New World OR ANTH 250 Comparative Social Organization OR SOWK 272 Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Undergraduate students preparing for physical therapy should choose a major which is of interest to them and which will assist in completion of prerequisite course work. Baccalaureate students will have advisors in their major department. Non-degree students who have completed a baccalaureate degree and who are completing prerequisites for physical therapy will be assigned advisors in the Department of Physical Therapy. For further information on physical therapy entrance requirements and program description refer to the Graduate Catalog.
Department of Radiographic Science
Chair and Assistant Professor: Francis
Associate Professor: Watkins
Assistant Professor: Moore
Clinical Faculty: Benedetti, Boniface, Harmon, Kugler, Madden, Merrell, Wells
Bachelor of Science in Radiography
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Radiography is a four-year curriculum. During the first two years the student takes general education, basic science, and business courses at the university. During the two professional years the student studies and practices the clinical application of radiography at the university's energized laboratory and at affiliated hospitals. The graduate is eligible to write the national examination for registration (ARRT).
The radiographic science program has full accreditation from the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) of the American Medical Association. The radiographic science program is designed to develop the technical skills and knowledge necessary for the student to satisfactorily function in the role of a radiographer. Learning experiences enable the student to demonstrate competency in the technical aspect of the profession as well as the human relations aspect. The program further seeks to develop the students' interests in the professional societies as well as the possibilities for continuing education.
The curriculum is designed according to essentials set forth by the American Medical Association. Under these guidelines, the student, upon completion of the program, will be able to work as a radiographer in a hospital, clinic, or private office and effectively perform his/her duties with patients in a responsible, ethical, and professional manner. Because of the rapid growth of the medical field, there is an ever-increasing need for well-trained radiographers.
Courses Which Fulfill Both Major Requirements and General Education Goals
MATH 252 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
BIOS 101 General Zoology 3 cr OR BIOS 100* Introduction to Biology 1 cr BIOS 301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr BIOS 302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
BIOS 100* will not count toward General Education Requirements.
Other Required Courses in Liberal Arts
BIOS 307 Radiobiology 3 cr BIOS 470 Cross-Sectional Anatomy 1 cr CHEM 107 Essentials of Chemistry 5 cr PHYS 110 Essentials of Physics 4 cr PHYS 300 Medical Electronics 2 cr PHYS 321 Radiologic Physics 2 cr TOTAL: 17 cr
Business Core Requirements
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting 3 cr CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 cr HCA 484 Health Care Personnel Administration 3 cr OR MGT 373 Personnel Management 3 cr TOTAL: 9 cr
Allied Health Core Requirements
HCA 110 Introduction to Allied Health Professions 2 cr HCA 210 Medical Terminology and Communication 2 cr HCA 350 Human Relations in Health Care Facilities 3 cr HCA 375 Public Health Law 3 cr TOTAL: 10 cr
Radiographic Science Core Requirements
R S 105 Introduction to Radiographic Science 1 cr R S 310 Radiographic Methods I 2 cr R S 311 Radiographic Methods II 2 cr R S 312 Radiographic Methods III 2 cr R S 320 Radiographic Processing 2 cr R S 325 Nursing Principles in Radiography 2 cr R S 330 Radiographic Exposure 2 cr R S 340 Lab Practicum I 1 cr R S 341 Lab Practicum II 1 cr R S 342 Lab Practicum III 1 cr R S 375 Pediatric Radiography 1 cr R S 388 Radiation Protection 1 cr R S 389 Applied Radiography I 4 cr R S 390 Applied Radiography II 4 cr R S 410 Educational Methodology for the Health Professional 2 cr R S 420 Radiologic Facility Organization 1 cr R S 430 Radiologic Pathology 2 cr R S 441 Advanced Radiographic Methods I 1 cr R S 450 Alternate Imaging Modalities and Radiation Therapy 1 cr R S 460 Introduction to Radiographic Quality Assurance 2 cr R S 470 Advanced Radiographic Exposure 2 cr R S 480 Special Radiographic Techniques 2 cr R S 488 Clinical Internship in Radiography 2 cr R S 489 Applied Radiography I 6 cr R S 490 Applied Radiography II 6 cr TOTAL: 53 cr
Associate of Science in Radiography
The Associate of Science degree program is a three-year curriculum which consists of one pre-professional year, followed by two years in the program. The student studies and practices the clinical applications of radiography at the university's energized laboratory and at affiliated hospitals. The graduate is eligible to write the national examination for registration (ARRT). The radiographic science program has full accreditation from the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) of the American Medical Association.
Allied Health Requirements 4 cr Business Requirement 3 cr General Education Requirements 8 cr Math and Science Requirements 22-24 cr Professional Requirements 51 cr TOTAL: 88-90 cr
Allied Health Requirements
HCA 110 Introduction to Allied Health Professions 2 cr HCA 210 Medical Terminology and Communication 2 cr
CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 cr
General Education Requirements
ENGL 101 English Composition 3 cr SPCH 101 Principles of Speech 2 cr PSYC 111 Introductory Psychology 3 cr
Math and Science Requirements
BIOS 101 General Zoology 3 cr OR BIOS 100 Introduction to Biology 1 cr BIOS 301-302 Anatomy and Physiology 8 cr BIOS 307 Radiobiology 3 cr BIOS 470 Cross-Sectional Anatomy 1 cr MATH 111 Algebra 4 cr PHYS 110 Essentials of Physics 4 cr PHYS 321 Radiologic Physics 2 cr
Same as for B. S. degree 50 cr
(except R S 410 Educational Methodology for the Health Professional, 2 cr.; and RS 420 Radiologic Facility Organization, 1 cr., not required)
Admission to the Radiographic Science Program is competitive. Students will be evaluated using grades in pre-professional/prerequisite courses, and overall grade point average. A minimum grade point average of 2.25 is required. Procedures for admission to the radiographic science program include:
A grade of "C" or better is required in all radiographic science, biology, physics, math, business, chemistry, and health care administration courses in the curriculum.
A student who fails to achieve a minimum of a "C" grade in a course designated Radiographic Science (RS) will be dismissed from the program and prohibited from taking any further courses with the RS designation until the course(s) in question has/have been completed with (a) minimum grade(s) of "C." The student is required to reapply to the program, in writing, at least one (1) month prior to the first day of classes of the semester in which readmission is sought.
Additional details regarding readmission can be found on pages 1 and 71 of the 1990 Radiographic Science Student Handbook.
ISU Radiographic Science Program Policy for Transfer of Credit from Hospital-Based and Vocational-Technical Radiography Programs
The Idaho State University Radiographic Science Program will award up to 44 credits in radiography for programs completed at accredited hospital-based and/or accredited vocational-technical schools. To be eligible to receive credit, the student must:
a. certificate of successful completion of registry.
b. certified list of courses and descriptions of curriculum from accredited hospital-based and/or accredited vocational technical programs.
c. copies of all college transcripts.
d. certification of completion of continuing education courses. Proficiency examinations or regular enrollment will be required of students when evidence of proficiency is lacking or inadequate.
Radiographic Science Courses
R S 105 Introduction to Radiographic Science 1 credit. History of the profession, responsibilities of the technologist, professional development, radiation protection, areas of specialization. F, Su
R S 310 Radiographic Methods I 2 credits. Introduces the student to basic theory and principles of radiographic procedures of the abdomen and the chest. Emphasis is placed on radiographic examinations of visceral organs requiring the use of contrast media. Su
R S 311 Radiographic Methods II 2 credits. Continuation of 310 emphasizing theory and principles of radiographic examination of the extremities, shoulder girdle, and the pelvic girdle. F
R S 312 Radiographic Methods III 2 credits. Continuation of 311 emphasizing theory and principles of radiographic examinations of the vertebral column, cranium, and the facial bones. S
R S 320 Radiographic Processing 2 credits. Photographic technique including developing methodology and the chemical effects on radiographic film. Su
R S 325 Nursing Principles in Radiography 2 credits. Introduction to nursing principles and procedures utilized in radiography including vital signs, body mechanics, catheterization, sterile procedures, drug administration, isolation techniques and medical emergency procedures. F
R S 330 Radiographic Exposure 2 credits. Determination of radiographic exposure values with emphasis on radiographic quality and equipment used in the production of radiographs. F
R S 340 Lab Practicum I 1 credit. Designed to develop pre-clinical competency in routine hospital procedures and radiographic tasks, basic x-ray interpretation, patient management, communications, and manipulation of x-ray equipment. Su
R S 341 Lab Practicum II 1 credit. Designed to develop pre-clinical competency in routine hospital procedures and radiographic tasks, basic x-ray interpretation, patient management, communications, and manipulation of x-ray equipment. COREQ: R S 389 AND R S 311. F
R S 342 Lab Practicum III 1 credit. Designed to develop pre-clinical competency in routine hospital procedures and radiographic tasks, basic x-ray interpretation, patient management, communications, and manipulation of x-ray equipment. COREQ: R S 390 AND R S 312. S
R S 375 Pediatric Radiography 1 credit. Study of the theory and clinical application of pediatric radiography. S
R S 388 Radiation Protection 1 credit. Topics include: x-ray interaction with matter, quantities and units of radiation, biological effects of ionizing radiation, MPD, radiation detection instruments, methods to minimize radiation exposure to patients and personnel, and U.S. Government radiation control standards. S
R S 389 Applied Radiography I 4 credits. Clinical application of radiographic examinations of the abdomen and chest with special emphasis on examinations requiring contrast media. F
R S 390 Applied Radiography II 4 credits. Continuation of R S 389 with emphasis on radiographic examinations of the upper and lower extremities. S
R S 410 Educational Methodology for the Health Professional 2 credits. Educational methods employed in the allied health professions. Emphasis on objectives, course design, lesson planning, testing, teaching skills. Essentials of accreditation, continuing education requirements, new innovations in allied health education reviewed. S
R S 420 Radiologic Facility Organization 1 credit. Organization and operation of a radiology department. Emphasis on management, design, record systems, equipment, personnel and budgets. S
R S 430 Radiologic Pathology 2 credits. Study of the pathological processes of various diseases and disorders with emphasis on the demonstration of pathology on radiographs. F
R S 441 Advanced Radiographic Methods I 1 credit. Advanced methodology, theory and principles of radiographic procedures. Designed to develop proficiency in performance of specialized radiographic examinations. PREREQ: R S 312 AND R S 342. F
R S 450 Alternate Imaging Modalities and Radiation Therapy 1 credit. An introduction to nuclear medicine, computerized axial tomography, ultrasonography, and radiation therapy. F
R S 460 Introduction to Radiographic Quality Assurance 2 credits. Study and application of equipment maintenance procedures to assure consistency in the contrast, density, and sharpness of radiographic films. F
R S 470 Advanced Radiographic Exposure 2 credits. In-depth study in establishing radiographic exposure values in new installations or when equipment is changed. F
R S 480 Special Radiographic Techniques 2 credits. Theory and clinical experience in specialized radiographic procedures. F
R S 481 Independent Problems in Radiography 1-2 credits. Study of topics in radiography selected by students and faculty. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits. D
R S 488 Clinical Internship in Radiography 2 credits. Students actively participate in all phases of general radiography in an approved radiology department. PREREQ: R S 390. Graded S/U. Su
R S 489 Applied Radiography I 6 credits. Clinical application of radiographic examinations of the vertebral column, and portable radiography. F
R S 490 Applied Radiography II 6 credits. Designed to develop advanced radiography proficiency in performance of specialized radiographic examinations and advanced cranial radiography. S
R S 491 Seminar-Selected Topics 1-3 credits. Group studies of topics not covered in regular offerings. May be repeated under different titles for a maximum of six credits. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
R S 495 Internship in Special Diagnostic Imaging 2 credits. Eight week internship providing opportunity to participate in diagnostic examinations requiring a special modality, e.g. peripheral or cardiac angiography, computerized tomography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. D
Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
Chair and Associate Professor: Sorensen
Professors: Bain, Longhurst, Schow,
Associate Professors: Deputy, Smedley,
Assistant Professors: Detweiler, Kangas, Mercaldo, Weston, Zeches
Clinical Instructors: Batte, Boysen, Hargraves, Kline, Loftin, Malepeai, Medley, Towsley, Willer-Urfer
The areas of speech-language pathology and audiology are concerned with basic communicative behavior. Included in these areas are studies of the systems underlying the normal communicative process (speech science, hearing science, phonetics, acoustics and anatomy and physiology); development of speech, hearing, and language functions; deviations from the normal communicative process (speech-language pathology and audiology); and assessment and management of deviation. The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology offers a four-year program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in speech-language pathology and audiology. A Master of Science degree is offered in Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, or Education of the Hearing Impaired. (See the Graduate School
section for admission and degree requirements.)
The combined bachelors' and masters' programs are designed to prepare students to meet the academic and clinical requirements for the Idaho Department of Education Certificate for Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist, state licensing for Audiology, and the Certificate of Clinical Competence as issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). In addition, all the academic requirements of the Council on the Education of the Deaf (CED) are available. The speech-language pathology and audiology programs are both accredited by the Education Standards Board (ESB) of the American SpeechLanguage -Hearing Association. The education of the hearing impaired curriculum meets the requirements for training in EHI in the state of Idaho and through reciprocal agreement with most states. The education of the hearing impaired graduate curriculum meets the requirements for training in EHI in the State of Idaho and through reciprocal agreement with most states. Undergraduate students who are interested in this area of study should contact the College of Education for further
information about the EHI undergraduate component/minor.
The ISU Speech and Hearing Center, under the auspices of the department, serves children and adults with a variety of communication problems and/or disorders. Students work in supervised programs providing for a broad spectrum of speech and hearing disorders. Upper division and graduate students gain experience in diagnosing, staffing, programming, and counseling of cases.
Opportunities for obtaining clinical experience in speech-language pathology and audiology are provided in the ISU Speech and Hearing Center, public schools, state institutions, hospitals, and other service facilities. Under supervision by clinical faculty, students can accumulate the necessary clinical hours required for state and ASHA certification. Clinical experience in diagnosis, habilitation, and rehabilitation is available in such areas as phonology, language, stuttering, voice, and speech-language problems associated with cerebral palsy, cleft palate, brain damage and mental retardation. Experience with people with hearing impairment is available in areas such as hearing loss identification, pure-tone testing, audiological assessment, hearing aid evaluation, auditory training, speech reading, and speech conservation and therapy for those with congenital or acquired hearing loss.
Assessment and rehabilitation services as listed above are available at the Speech and Hearing Center for children and adults who have speech, language, and/or hearing problems. Special consideration is made for university students requesting and/or needing assistance. Services are provided by the clinical faculty and experienced students. The Communication Preschool provides language management and readiness programs for preschool children with language delays. This preschool emphasizes the importance of differential diagnosis, parent training, staffing of cases, educational adjustment, and comprehensive habilitation programs to facilitate school placement.
Public and private education programs, local and state public health units, institutions such as the Idaho and Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and vocational rehabilitation agencies participate in affiliate service and training.
The program is set up to facilitate fall Junior-Transfer students so they may complete the program within two years at Idaho State University. It takes January junior-transfer students two and one-half years to complete a bachelor's degree.
Master's level graduates in speech-language pathology, audiology and EHI will find professional employment opportunities in community and private medical facilities, public school speech and hearing programs, public health and related governmental agencies, industry, and research. Academic teaching situations are available especially for those who wish to pursue the Ph.D. degree. Employment opportunities are excellent.
Each student is responsible for completing the required coursework in proper sequential order. Required prerequisite courses must be completed before the student can enroll in upper division departmental courses. Transfer students may submit petitions to the department for equivalent recognition of these requirements. Deviations from the course sequence must be approved by the department chairman. A student must maintain a GPA of 2.25 and must obtain a letter grade of C or better in departmental courses counted toward fulfilling graduation requirements. A grade of D in any departmental course will not be counted toward satisfy action of requirements in the major. Courses may be repeated to improve grades.
Students within the department enroll in practicum activities as senior clinicians. Specified departmental requirements must be met before a student becomes a senior clinician. Once criteria have been met for senior clinicians, a student must enroll for 2 practicum credits each semester of the senior year. A clinic grade of C may precipitate a clinic progress contract to alleviate deficiencies. Health and fitness are essential because of the nature of the speech-language pathology and audiology profession. Health problems or disabilities will be evaluated in terms of students' ability to practice speech and hearing therapy effectively.
Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology
The following courses are required in addition to the general university requirements.
Required Departmental Courses
SPA 205 Introduction to Communication Disorders 3 cr SPA 300 Speech Science 3 cr SPA 310 Clinical Processes I: Introduction 2 cr SPA 315 Clinical Processes II: Management 3 cr SPA 320 Clinical Phonology 3 cr SPA 325 Phonologic Disorders 3 cr SPA 327 Sign Language I 2 cr SPA 330 Language Development 3 cr SPA 335 Language Disorders 3 cr SPA 340 Audiology I: Hearing Science and Audiometry 4 cr SPA 345 Audiology II: Aural Rehabilitation 3 cr SPA 400 Organic Speech Disorders 3 cr SPA 405 Neurological Bases of Speech and Language 3 cr SPA 406 Fluency Disorders 2 cr SPA 415 Clinical Practicum 4 cr SPA 420 Clinical Processes III: Assessment 3 cr SPA 460 Audiology III: Educational Audiology 3 cr
Other Required Courses
HCA 110 Introduction to the Allied Health Professions 2 cr PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology I 3 cr PSYC 112 Introduction to Psychology II 3 cr PSYC 225 Child Psychology 3 cr OR PSYC 332 Psychology of Adolescence 3 cr MATH 252 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr ENGL 307 Professional Writing 3 cr CESE 330 The Exceptional Child 3 cr EDUC 419 Developmental Reading 3 cr
Speech Pathology and Audiology Courses
SPA 205 Introduction to Communication Disorders 3 credits. Survey of speech, hearing, and language disorders, including study of the development of speech. Observations, films and assigned readings serve as illustrations of the various communication problems. S
SPA 300 Speech Science 3 credits. Introduction to the anatomy and physiology of speech production. Topics include respiratory dynamics, laryngeal functions, articulatory dynamics, and the neurophysiology of speech. F
SPA g301 Developmental Psycholinguistics and Reading 3 credits. Oral language development in young children and its relationship to early reading. Classroom language problems of older elementary and secondary students and language intervention to improve reading and writing discussed. S
SPA 310 Clinical Processes: Introduction 2 credits. Overview of fundamental principles that govern clinical interactions. Observation techniques, behavior modification, and techniques for establishing and generalizing behaviors are discussed. F
SPA 315 Clinical Processes II: Management 3 credits. Consideration of various therapeutic methods used in managing communication disorders. PREREQ: SPA 310 AND/OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. S
SPA 320 Clinical Phonology 3 credits. The study of basic concepts in applied phonetics and phonology including the study of speech acoustics. F
SPA 325 Phonologic Disorders 3 credits. Background information leading toward the understanding of phonologic disorders. Information and clinical techniques on diagnosis and remediation of phonologic disorders. Helps prepare the student for first clinical experience. PREREQ: SPA 320 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. S
SPA 327 Sign Language I 2 credits. Beginning study of the various methods of communication used by severely hearing impaired children, with attention to SEE systems. F
SPA 328 Sign Language II 2 credits. Intermediate study of the various methods of communication used by severely hearing impaired children, with special attention to SEE systems. PREREQ: SPA 327 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F, S
SPA 329 Sign Language III 2 credits. Advanced study of SEE signing, including vocabulary expansion and increased facility in conversational signing, spontaneous production, and comprehension. Introduction to conceptual signing and ASL. PREREQ: SPA 328 AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F
SPA 330 Language Development 3 credits. Analysis of the development of systems of communication: phonologic, morphologic, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic, and relevant non-verbal and cognitive development in normal children. Review of current theories and research. F
SPA 335 Language Disorders 3 credits. Study of children who are deviant language users. Intervention principles, including content and procedures of programming as they relate to language disorders. PREREQ: SPA 330 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. S
SPA 340 Audiology I: Hearing Science and Audiometry 4 credits. Introduction to basic hearing science, acoustics, sound measurement, audiometry, tympanometry, hearing disorders, public school screening and methods of aural rehabilitation. Course includes review of role of audiology in human services. F
SPA 345 Audiology II: Aural Rehabilitation 3 credits. Aural rehabilitation of the hearing impaired. Consideration of amplification, speech reading, auditory training, and other aspects of the process. PREREQ: SPA 340. S
SPA 400 Organic Speech Disorders 3 credits. Comprehensive review of organic speech and language disorders. This course will primarily focus on the disorders of voice and cleft palate. Emphasis will be given to diagnosis and management of these disorders. S
SPA 405 Neurological Bases of Speech and Language 3 credits. Provides fundamental knowledge of neuroanatomy and physiology as related to speech and language processes. A secondary emphasis will be to introduce communication disorders related to neurological damage (e.g. dysarthria, apraxia, aphasia). S
SPA 406 Fluency Disorders 2 credits. Background information leading toward the understanding of stuttering and other fluency problems. Information and clinical techniques for diagnosis and remediation of stuttering problems. F
SPA 415 Clinical Practicum 1-2 credits. Students, under direct supervision, plan and implement a therapeutic program with persons having communication disorders. May be repeated up to 6 credits. PREREQ: SPA 310, 315, 325, 335. PERMISSION OF CLINIC DIRECTOR. F, S, Su
SPA g417 Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team 1 credit. Introduction to the principles and techniques of interdisciplinary evaluations and treatment planning for youth with special needs. Disciplines emphasized: Social Work, Psychology, Speech Pathology, Audiology, Nursing, Special Education, Physical Therapy. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. S
SPA g420 Clinical Processes III: Assessment 3 credits. Diagnostic procedures, tests and clinical examination in the evaluation of speech-language disorders. Covers norms, reliability and validity. Assessment of programs will also be included. PREREQ: SPA 310, 315, AND STATISTICS, AND/OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F
SPA g440 Special Topics Workshop 1-3 credits. Presentation of professionally related topics in workshop format. Meets for a minimum of 16 contact hours per credit with appropriate outside assignments, readings, or papers. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Graded S/U. D
SPA g457 Teaching Speech to the Hearing Impaired 3 credits. Designed to give students theoretical and practical knowledge in the evaluation and habilitation of speech problems in hearing impaired children and adolescents. PREREQ: SPA 501 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F
SPA g458 Teaching Language to the Hearing Impaired 3 credits. Students gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the evaluation and habilitation of language/communication problems in children and adolescents with severe hearing impairments. PREREQ: SPA 501 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F
SPA g459 Teaching Academic Subjects to the Hearing Impaired 3 credits. Students gain theoretical and practical knowledge of how to teach academic subjects to children and adolescents with severe hearing impairments. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. F
SPA g460 Audiology III: Educational Audiology 3 credits. Management of the permanently hard-of-hearing child and adolescent in the regular classroom; evaluation and staffing; speech and language intervention; mainstreaming considerations; curriculum modifications; and personal/social consideration. PREREQ: SPA 345. F
SPA g482 Independent Study 1-4 credits. Study of problems selected by students and faculty. May be repeated up to 8 credits. D
SPA g491 Seminar 1-4 credits. Reading, preparation, and discussion of reports and projects in all areas of speech and hearing science, speech pathology and audiology. May be repeated up to 12 credits. D