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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: Summer - 2016


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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51233J01Suzanne Malter
TEC219
Mon - Thu
8:30a - 3:30p
6/6 - 6/30
TEC219
Thu, Fri
8:30a - 2:30p
7/7 - 7/8
TEC219
Mon, Fri
8:30a - 2:30p
7/11 - 7/25
WFCT
Tue, Wed, Thu
6:00a - 2:30p
7/12 - 7/21

Pick-up and return completed applications to the Health Sciences Program Coordinator at (907) 796-6128 or e-mail cjurata@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 6:00a to 2:30p.

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

Non-laboratory overview of human structure and function. Includes the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Applicable only to Medical Assisting Certificate.

Prerequisite: HS S135 (C- or higher) or concurrent enrollment.

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51884TD1Amy Samuel
DISTWEB
5/16 - 8/6

Go to www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class. Order books from MBS Direct. There is no lab section for this class.

Tuition and fees: $570 (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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51885TD1Lisa Sadleir Hart
DISTELIVE
Thursday
5:15p - 7:15p
5/16 - 8/6

BiOL 112 and BIOL 103 recommended but NOT required. Go to: www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class. Order books from MBS Direct.

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

Continuation of HS 133. Includes office management and basic financial practices used in medical offices, managed care and insurance, procedural and diagnostic coding. Course requires lecture and lab work. Special fees may apply.

Prerequisite: HS S133 (C- or higher).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51978TD1Amy Samuel
DISTWEB
5/16 - 8/6
SC121
Mon, Tue
9:00a - 5:00p
6/20 - 6/21
SC121
Wed, Thu
10:00a - 5:00p
6/22 - 6/23
SC121
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 4:00p
7/23 - 7/24
SC121
Mon, Tue
9:00a - 5:00p
7/25 - 7/26

Course will have face to face clinical skills lab intensive session. It is a MANDATORY requirement that students participate in Sitka clinical skills lab session for practice and evaluation of competencies. Students are responsible for travel related expenses to Sitka for the skill lab. Go to: www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class. This section is for students attending clinicals in Sitka, Alaska.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51979TD2Amy Samuel
DISTWEB
5/16 - 8/6
OTJNU
Thu, Fri, Sat
9:00a - 7:00p
6/16 - 6/18
OTJNU
Mon, Tue, Wed
9:00a - 7:00p
8/1 - 8/3

Course will have face to face clinical skill lab intensive session. It is a MANDATORY requirement that students participate in the Juneau clinical skills lab session for practice and evaluation of competencies. Students are responsible for travel related expenses to Juneau for the skills lab intensive. Go to: www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class. This section is for students who plan on attending clinical skills lab in Juneau, Alaska.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51980TD3Amy Samuel
DISTWEB
5/16 - 8/6
OTKETCH
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 4:00p
6/11 - 6/12
OTKETCH
Mon, Tue
9:00a - 5:00p
6/13 - 6/14
OTKETCH
Thu, Fri
9:00a - 5:00p
7/28 - 7/29
OTKETCH
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 4:00p
7/30 - 7/31

Course will have face to face clinical skills lab intensive session. It is a MANDATORY requirement that students participate in Ketchikan clinical skills lab session for practice and evaluation of competencies. Students are responsible for travel related expenses to Ketchikan for the skills lab intensives. Go to: www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class. This section is for students who plan on attending the clinical lab sessions in Ketchikan, Alaska.

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

Continuation from HS 142. Includes laboratory procedures, venipuncture, medication administration (including injections), classification and pharmacodynamics of medications, assisting with medical procedures and specialty examinations, and introduction to radiologic principles. Special fees apply. Course requires lecture and lab work.

Prerequisite: HS S142 (C- or higher).

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51984TD1Amy Samuel
DISTWEB
5/16 - 8/6
SC121
Mon, Tue
9:00a - 5:00p
6/20 - 6/21
SC121
Wed, Thu
10:00a - 5:00p
6/22 - 6/23
SC121
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 4:00p
7/23 - 7/24
SC121
Mon, Tue
9:00a - 5:00p
7/25 - 7/26

Course will have face to face clinical skills lab intensive session. It is a mandatory requirement that students participate in the Sitka 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/support to get started in your distance class. This section is for students who plan on attending the clinical skills lab in Sitka, Alaska.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51985TD2Amy Samuel
DISTWEB
5/16 - 8/6
OTJNU
Thu, Fri, Sat
9:00a - 7:00p
6/16 - 6/18
OTJNU
Mon, Tue, Wed
9:00a - 7:00p
8/1 - 8/3

Course will have face to face clinical skills lab intensive session. It is a MANDATORY requirement that students participate in the Juneau clinical skills lab session for practice and evaluation of competencies. Students are responsible for travel related expenses to Juneau for the skills lab intensives. Go to: www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class. This section is for students who are attending the clinical lab instensives in Juneau, Alaska.

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

CRNSECTIONINSTRUCTORMEETS
51986TD3Amy Samuel
DISTWEB
5/16 - 8/6
OTKETCH
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 4:00p
6/11 - 6/12
OTKETCH
Mon, Tue
9:00a - 5:00p
6/13 - 6/14
OTKETCH
Thu, Fri
9:00a - 5:00p
7/28 - 7/29
OTKETCH
Sun, Sat
9:00a - 4:00p
7/30 - 7/31

Course will have face to face clinical skills lab intensive session. It is a MANDATORY requirement that students participate in the Ketchikan clinical skills lab session for practice and evaluation of competencies. Students are responsible for travel related expenses to Ketchikan for the skills lab intensives. Go to: www.uas.alaska.edu/sitka/support to get started in your distance class. This section is for students planning on attending clinical labs in Ketchikan, Alaska.

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

 
 

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