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Health Sciences

Health Sciences at UAS offers students in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka entry level training courses and preparatory programs for careers in health care.  Students acquire knowledge, skills, and learning opportunities in supportive classroom, laboratory, and clinical environments.  Popular courses include those which enable students to sit for state certifications such as Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training.  Students wishing to enter careers such as nursing and radiologic technology can take all of the pre- and co-requisite courses needed for successful application to either in-state or state-wide programs.

Health Sciences Program Sheet (1.6Mb)

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Associate of Applied Science: Health Sciences

Associate degree programs are areas of study designed to prepare students academically for admission to a bachelor degree program.

Typically an associate degree program is 60 credits (two years).

Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

The AAS in Health Sciences requires a minimum of 61 credits. Of these, 31 credits are in GERs, 20 credits are in biology and chemistry, and a minimum of 10 credits make up the core Health Science courses. 20 credits must be at the 200 level or above. At least 15 credits must be taken at UAS. Minimum grade of C (2.00) is required in all courses. A grade of C- is not considered passing.

As there are a limited number of 200+ level courses eligible in this degree, including the following courses into a plan of study will help students meet the 20 credit 200 level requirement: ENGL S211 or S212, COMM S235 or S237, PSY S250, BIOL S240, HS S203, S206, S291, and advisor approved GER courses.

Minimum Credit Hours61
General Education Requirements31
Science Requirements20
Major Requirements10

General Education Requirements

Written Communication Skills

ENGLS111Methods of Written Communication3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

ENGLS211Intermediate Composition: Writing about Literature3
ENGLS212Technical Report Writing (recommended)3

Oral Communication Skills

Select one from the following (3 credits):

COMMS111Fundamentals of Oral Communication*3
COMMS235Small Group Communication and Team Building*3
COMMS237Interpersonal Communication*3
COMMS241Public Speaking*3
* Grade of C (2.00) or better

Computational Skills

MATHS105Intermediate Algebra (or higher)4

Social Science

___S___Advisor-approved Social Science courses9

Fine Arts and Humanities

___S___Fine Arts course3
___S___Humanities course6-8

Science Requirements

BIOLS111Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOLS112Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOLS240Introductory Microbiology4

Depending on career goal, select one of the following sequences with advisor:

CHEMS103Introduction to General Chemistry4
CHEMS104A Survey of Organic and Biochemistry4

or

CHEMS105General Chemistry I4
CHEMS106General Chemistry II4

Major Requirements

HSS102Fundamentals of CPR and First Aid1
HSS135Medical Terminology3
Note: HS S105, HS S118, and HS S119 may be substituted for HS S102

Select two from the following (6 credits):

HSS101Introduction to Health Sciences3
HSS203Science of Nutrition3
HSS206Introduction to Environmental Health3
HSS291Health Sciences Internship3

Optional Skills Training

HSS105Certified Nurse Aide Training9
HSS118ETT — First Responder3
HSS119Emergency Medical Technician6

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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HS Classes: Spring - 2016


Provides a description of health care professions and the interdisciplinary team, job responsibilities, educational and licensing requirements, employment trends, and salary ranges for health related careers. Students will have an exposure to the history and development of health care in Alaska and the United States. Health care issues will be examined with an emphasis on ethics and cultural diversity. The principles of critical thinking will be introduced and communication skills will be promoted through collaborative discussion, presentation, and projects.

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35889TP1Henry Hopkins
JDHS
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $75 (additional charges may apply)

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38337J01Cindy Cork
EG114
Monday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $580 (additional charges may apply)

Basic CPR techniques and First Aid for controlling bleeding, shock, seizures, obstructed airway/choking, hot and cold-related emergencies, and diabetic crisis. Signs and symptoms of stroke and heart attack are reviewed, as is use of A.E.D. Safety and prevention practices are discussed. The course meets certification requirements for child care providers, outdoor guides, lifeguards, home health aides, group homes, and certified nurse aids. Course materials are derived from American Safety and Health Institute and American Heart Association guidelines.

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35890J01Michelle Van Kirk
TEC220
Friday
5:00p - 10:30p
3/4 - 3/5
TEC220
Saturday
8:30a - 5:30p
3/4 - 3/5

Tuition and fees: $215 (additional charges may apply)

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35891J02Michelle Van Kirk
TEC219
Saturday
8:30a - 5:30p
4/1 - 4/2
TEC219
Friday
5:00p - 10:30p
4/1 - 4/2

Tuition and fees: $215 (additional charges may apply)

Trains students in basic skills needed to assist nurses and to be efficient health care team members. Successful students qualify to sit for the Alaska State Nurse Aide certification exam. Minimum 75 lecture hours and 80 lab/practicum hours.

Prerequisite: Instructor approval and completed application with criminal background check, health examination, current TB test and immunizations.

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35892J01Christine Urata
TEC219
Monday
10:30a - 4:30p
1/25 - 3/21
TEC219
Friday
5:00p - 9:30p
2/5 - 2/5
TEC219
Saturday
8:30a - 4:30p
2/6 - 2/6
TEC219
Wed, Fri
10:30a - 4:30p
2/10 - 3/23
WFCT
Thu, Fri, Sat
6:00a - 2:30p
3/24 - 3/26
WFCT
Mon, Tue, Wed
6:00a - 2:30p
3/28 - 3/30
TEC219
Mon, Wed, Fri
10:30a - 4:30p
4/4 - 4/29

Prerequisite: Instructor approval and completed application required in order to register. Pick up and return completed applications to the Health Sciences program coordinator at (907) 796-6128 or e-mail Elizabeth Spence at eawilliams2@uas.alaska.edu. Completed applications include personal data, health screening form (including TB test), and criminal background check and are required. Please note that clinical days will be from 6a to 2:30p.

Tuition and fees: $2260 (additional charges may apply)

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35893J02Suzanne Malter
TEC219
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:30p
1/11 - 4/30
TEC219
Sun, Sat
8:30a - 2:30p
1/16 - 1/17
TEC219
Saturday
8:30a - 4:30p
1/23 - 4/23
WFCT
Sun, Fri, Sat
6:00a - 2:30p
4/1 - 4/10

Prerequisite: Instructor approval and completed application required in order to register. Pick up and return completed applications to the Health Sciences program coordinator at (907) 796-6128 or e-mail Elizabeth Spence at eawilliams2@uas.alaska.edu. Completed application include personal data, health screening form (including TB test), and criminal background check and are required. Please note that clinical days will be from 6a to 2:30p.

Tuition and fees: $2260 (additional charges may apply)

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38254T02Shelley Adams
SC117
Tue, Thu
12:30p - 2:30p
1/19 - 4/14
SITKA
3/7 - 4/14

Lab & CPR - $150 Certification Fee - $260 TINS - $13 Proof of immunization will be due during the first class. Additional costs: Uniforms/Equipment/Textbooks - $125 Fingerprint/background check - $20 Facility Orientations to Pioneer Home, SEARHC and Sitka Community days/times will be TBA.

Tuition and fees: $1873 (additional charges may apply)

Focused coverage of quantitative methods in health care, including arithmetic review, percentages, interest, ratio, proportion, dimensional analysis, metric system, medication calculation, graphs, charts and measurement instruments.

Prerequisite: Placement into MATH S054 or higher, or instructor permission.

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38892TD1Bev Siercks
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30

Focused coverage of computational skills in health care related to administrative and clinical functions, including arithmetic review, percentages, interest, ratio, proportion, unit factors, metric system, medication calculation, graphs, charts and measurement instruments. Applicable only to Medical Assisting Certificate. Prerequisite: Placement into MATH S054 or higher. Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

Designed specifically for Alaskan conditions and needs, addressing environmental problems such as hypothermia as well as first aid. Prepares students to deal with emergencies: ensure scene safety, provide patient care and transport, document incident. For non-medical workers in construction, logging, mining, law enforcement, ski patrol and other occupations where emergency care may be needed.

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35894TP1Scott Fergusson
JDHS
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $75 (additional charges may apply)

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35896TP5Dorianne Blatchley
OTWRAN
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $75 (additional charges may apply)

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35898TP8Matthew Hunter
MEHS
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $75 (additional charges may apply)

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35899TP4Corey Padron
OTANG
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $75 (additional charges may apply)

Training to provide assessment of and basic care for persons with medical emergency in pre-hospital settings. Conditions include acute trauma, pulmonary arrest, wounds, cardiac arrest, shock, fractures, and childbirth. Techniques are presented for lifting and moving the sick and injured. Course provides for State of Alaska EMS requirement of 120 contact hours, minimum.

Prerequisite: Proof of current CPR certification (instructor approved) or concurrent enrollment in HS S102.

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35901TP8Matthew Hunter
MEHS
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $150 (additional charges may apply)

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39715T01Robert Janik
SITKAFIREH
Mon, Thu
6:00p - 10:00p
1/24 - 3/26
SITKAFIREH
Saturday
8:00a - 5:00p
1/24 - 3/26

Tuition and fees: $120 (additional charges may apply)

Introduces business aspects of medical offices and administrative duties of medical assistants. Includes telephone and reception procedures, appointment scheduling, medical law and ethics, professionalism, verbal communication, and medical record keeping for the medical office. Course requires lecture and lab work. Special fees may apply.

Prerequisite: Admission to Medical Assisting program; HS S114; and HS 116 or 100-level math or higher; grade of C- or higher for all prerequisites.

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38163TD1Amy Samuel
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30
SC121
Fri, Sat
9:00a - 5:00p
2/19 - 2/20
SC121
Sun, Mon
10:00a - 5:00p
2/21 - 2/22
SC121
Wed, Thu
9:00a - 5:00p
4/27 - 4/28
SC121
Fri, Sat
9:00a - 4:00p
4/29 - 4/30

Course will have face to face clinical lab intensive session. It is a mandatory requirement that students participate in either Sitka, Ketchikan or Juneau clinical skills lab session for practice and evaluation of competencies. Students are responsible for travel related expenses to one of these campuses for the skills lab intensives.

Tuition and fees: $760 (additional charges may apply)

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39588TD2Amy Samuel
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30
OTJNU
Tue, Wed, Thu
9:00a - 7:00p
2/23 - 2/25
OTJNU
Monday
12:00p - 6:00p
4/18 - 4/18
OTJNU
Tue, Wed, Thu
9:00a - 5:00p
4/19 - 4/21

This section is for students registered that are going to attend the clinical portion in Juneau.

Tuition and fees: $760 (additional charges may apply)

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39589TD3Amy Samuel
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30
OTKETCH
Friday
12:00p - 6:00p
2/26 - 2/26
OTKETCH
Sun, Mon, Sat
9:00a - 5:00p
2/27 - 2/29
OTKETCH
Sun, Mon, Tue
9:00a - 5:00p
4/23 - 4/26

This section is for students that are registered and going to attend the clinincal portion in Ketchikan.

Tuition and fees: $760 (additional charges may apply)

An introduction to root forms, prefixes and suffixes, and medical abbreviations. Focus is on terminology of body systems related to symptomatology, diseases and treatment.

Prerequisite: Placement at ENGL S110 or higher.

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35902J01Kari Monagle
EG218
Tue, Thu
5:30p - 7:00p
1/11 - 4/30

Tuition and fees: $595 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to the theory and competencies for clinical duties performed by medical assistants in outpatient facilities. Includes care of patients in the examining room, use and care of medical instruments and supplies, assisting with clinical procedures, classification and pharmacodynamics of medications, safety and emergency practices. Special fees apply. Course requires lecture and lab work.

Prerequisite: Admission to Medical Assisting program; HS S102, concurrent enrollment, or current first aid provider level CPR; HS S114; HS S116 or 100-level math or higher; grade of C- or higher in all prerequisites.

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38255TD1Amy Samuel
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30
SC121
Fri, Sat
9:00a - 5:00p
2/19 - 2/20
SC121
Sun, Mon
10:00a - 5:00p
2/21 - 2/22
SC121
Wed, Thu
9:00a - 5:00p
4/27 - 4/28
SC121
Fri, Sat
9:00a - 4:00p
4/29 - 4/30

Course will have face to face clinical skills lab intensive session. It is a mandatory requirement that students participate in either the Sitka, Ketchikan or Juneau clinical skills lab session for practice and evaluation of competencies. Students are responsible for travel related expenses to one of these campuses for the skills lab intensives. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/start to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $872 (additional charges may apply)

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39590TD2Amy Samuel
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30
OTJNU
Tue, Wed, Thu
9:00a - 7:00p
2/23 - 2/25
OTJNU
Monday
12:00p - 6:00p
4/18 - 4/18
OTJNU
Tue, Wed, Thu
9:00a - 5:00p
4/19 - 4/21

This section is for students registered who are going to attend the clinical portion in Juneau.

Tuition and fees: $872 (additional charges may apply)

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39593TD3Amy Samuel
DISTWEB
1/11 - 4/30
OTKETCH
Friday
12:00p - 6:00p
2/26 - 2/26
OTKETCH
Sun, Mon, Sat
9:00a - 5:00p
2/27 - 2/29
OTKETCH
Sun, Mon, Sat
9:00a - 5:00p
4/23 - 4/25
OTKETCH
Tuesday
9:00a - 3:00p
4/26 - 4/26

This section is for students registered and are going to attend the clinical portion in Ketchikan.

Tuition and fees: $872 (additional charges may apply)

Introduction to nutrition as a health science. Students examine the basic principles of nutrition as they relate to human needs and behaviors throughout the life cycle. Some elements of clinical nutrition are explored. Meets the nutrition requirement for nursing and other health science majors.

Prerequisite: CHEM S103. BIOL S103 recommended.

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38256TD1Jeff Johnston
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
5:15p - 7:15p
1/11 - 4/30

Additional information available at the course website www.uas.alaska.edu/online or by calling 907-747-7700 or 800-478-6653 x7700. Order books from MBS Direct. Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $570 (additional charges may apply)

Students are employed (paid or unpaid) in either a facility or community-based healthcare setting. Students work in an approved agency, under supervision of both a qualified professional at work and a faculty sponsor. Requires 50 clock hours per credit.

Prerequisite: Admission to HS program and faculty permission via approval form.

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35904J01Christine Urata
ARR
1/11 - 4/30

Requires a signed Special Course Contract form with registration. Contact your advisor to arrange internship.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $190; $10 additional flat fee (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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