Idaho State University Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012
Associate Degree Registered Nursing: Associate of Science degree
Dental Lab Technology: Associate of Applied Science degree
Post-Secondary Technical Certificate in Family Child Care (Evening)
Technical Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education
Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Care and Education
Emergency Management: Associate of Science degree
Associate of Science Degree
Bachelor of 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
Paramedic Science: Associate of Science degree
Physical Therapist Assistant Program: Associate of Applied Science degree
Practical Nursing: Technical Certificate
Respiratory Therapy: Associate of Applied Science degree
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).
HO 0105 Introduction to Allied Health Careers 2 cr
HO 0106 Medical Terminology 2 cr
HO 0107 Medical Law and Ethics 3 cr
HO 0111 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
BIOL 3301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
BIOL 3302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
MA 2201 Pharmacology for Allied Health 2 cr
PTA 0200 Clinical Pathology 3 cr
BIOL 3305 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 3301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
BIOL 3302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
PHYS 1111, 1113 General Physics I, and Lab* 4 cr
PHYS 1112, 1114 General Physics II, and Lab* 4 cr
PHYS 1100 Essentials of Physics* 4 cr
PSYC 3301 Abnormal Psychology I 3 cr
ENGL 3307 Technical Writing 3 cr
MATH 1153 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
Either these two courses:
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I, and Lab* 5 cr
OR these three courses:
CHEM 1101 Introduction to General Chemistry 3 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 four areas that a student may select from to fulfill 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 from each of the areas listed below. Upper division courses must be related to the biological, psychological, health or physical sciences. The above-described committee will approve the selection of these upper division credits to assure coherence in the degree plan.
1. Biological Sciences:
A minimum of 3 credits in upper division biology courses in addition to BIOL 3301 and BIOL 3302.
2. Psychological and Social Sciences:
ANTH 4407 Anthropology of Global Health 3 cr
ANTH 4408 Topics in Medical Anthropology 3 cr
ANTH 4409 Clinical Medical Anthropology 3 cr
PSYC 2225 Child Development 3 cr
PSYC 3302 Abnormal Psychology II 3 cr
SOC 3301 Classical Social Theory 3 cr
SOC 3330 Sociology of Health and Illness 3 cr
SOC 3366 The Community 3 cr
SOC 4413 Mind, Body, and Society 3 cr
And any other psychological and social science upper division course as approved by the BSHS Committee.
HE 3342 Stress and Emotional Health 3 cr
HE 3383 Epidemiology 3 cr
HE 4442 Environmental Health
and Health Education 3 cr
HE 4443 Substance Abuse and Health Education 3 cr
HE 4445 Human Sexuality and Health Education 3 cr
See Health Education Program course listings for any prerequisites.
CHEM 3301,3303 Organic Chemistry I, and Lab 4 cr
CHEM 3302,3304 Organic Chemistry II, and Lab 4 cr
PHYS 3312 Introduction to Biophysics 4 cr
PE 3300 Movement Theory and Motor Development 3 cr
PE 3301, 3301L Physiology of Exercise, and Lab 3 cr
PE 3302, 3302L Biomechanics, and Lab 3 cr
PE 3322 Introduction to Sport Psychology 3 cr
PE 3370 Care and Prevention
of Athletic Injuries 3 cr
PE 4494 Adapted Physical Activity 4 cr
And any other health and physical science upper division courses as approved by the BSHS Committee.
A student must earn a minimum of 120 total credits, of which a minimum of 36 must be upper division credits, for a Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree.
HO 0106 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 0208 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 0106, BIOL 1101, and BIOL 1101L. F, S, Su
HO 0209 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 0106, BIOL 1101, and BIOL 1101L. F, S, Su
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