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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.

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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).

The AAS in Health Sciences requires a minimum of 61credits. 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.

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Minimum credit hours61
General Education Requirements31
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 & Team Building*3
COMMS237Interpersonal Communication*3
COMMS241Public Speaking*3
*Grade of C 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 Requirements20
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
or9
CHEMS105General Chemistry I4
CHEMS106General Chemistry II4
Major Requirements10
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 Training1-9
HSS105Certified Nurses Aide Training9
HSS118ETT-First Responder3
HSS119Emergency Medical Technician-I6

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: Fall - 2014


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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80509TD1Rose Goeden
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
5:00p - 6:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $592 (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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79781J01Sandi Kelly
HB201
Saturday
8:30a - 5:30p
11/21 - 11/22
HB201
Friday
5:00p - 9:30p
11/21 - 11/22

Tuition and fees: $204 (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 are required.

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79783J01Christine Urata
HB206
Tue, Thu
8:30a - 2:30p
9/2 - 10/30
HB201
Friday
5:00p - 9:30p
10/24 - 10/24
HB201
Saturday
8:30a - 5:30p
10/25 - 10/25
WFCT
Tue, Thu, Sat
6:00a - 2:30p
11/1 - 11/15
HB206
Tue, Thu
8:30a - 2:30p
11/18 - 12/11

Pick-up and return completed applications to the Health Sciences Program Coordinator at (907) 796-6128 or e-mail eawilliams2@uas.alaska.edu. Completed applications include personal data, health screening form (including TB test), and criminal background check. Please note that clinical days will be from 6:30a to 2:30p.

Tuition and fees: $2161 (additional charges may apply)

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80514T01Rebecca Austin
SC117
Tuesday
5:30p - 8:30p
9/9 - 12/2

A background check and proof of immunization will be due during the first class.

Tuition and fees: $2098 (additional charges may apply)

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80748K01Suzanne Mickelson
ROBT111
Mon, Wed
8:00a - 5:00p
9/15 - 11/19

Overview and orientation for course offered to interested students August 12 at noon or August 13 at 5:30pm or by appointment. English assessment may be required for acceptance. Pre-registration not available. Registration opens April 21. Students are responsible for additional requirements and fees not included in the university tuition and fees. Registration is not complete until full payment is made. Students must meet with UAS staff prior to first day of class to return completed packet.

Tuition and fees: $2052 (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 waived: For this section only, the catalog prerequisite has been waived.

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79788J01Paul Kelly
HB206
Saturday
8:00a - 4:30p
9/2 - 12/13
HB206
Wednesday
6:00p - 10:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $1149 (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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79789J01Cindy Cork
EG223
Mon, Wed
5:30p - 7:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (additional charges may apply)

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81181TD1Ruthie Dearborn
DISTELIVE
Tuesday
5:00p - 6:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $592 (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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80679TD1Lisa Sadleir Hart
DISTELIVE
Wednesday
5:00p - 7:00p
9/2 - 12/13

Go to http://www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support/learning.html to get started in your distance class.

Tuition and fees: $592 (additional charges may apply)

An overview of the relationship of people to their environment, how it affects their physical well-being and what they can do to influence environmental quality and to enhance public health protection. Examines health problems associated with chemical, physical and biological agents, how they impact food safety, infectious disease, air quality, water quality and land resources in community and occupational settings. Policies intended to improve public health through mitigation of environmental impacts are also discussed.

Prerequisite: ENGL S110.

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79815J01Clint Farr
EG108
Thursday
5:30p - 8:15p
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $537 (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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79793J01Christine Urata
ARR
9/2 - 12/13

Available for 3 to 6 credits, to be determined at time of registration. Prerequisite: Admission to the Health Sciences program and signed instructor approval form.

Tuition and fees per credit hour: $179; (additional charges may apply)

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80510TD1
DISTWEB
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $552 (additional charges may apply)

 
 

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