Applied Health Sciences

UW-PARKSIDE 2019-21 CATALOG
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College:
Natural and Health Sciences

Degree and Program Offered:
Bachelor of Science
Major - Applied Health Sciences
Major Concentrations - Medical Laboratory Sciences, Pre-Athletic Training, Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-General Health, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Public Health

Student Organizations:
The applied health sciences program coordinates with active student organizations that have interest in professional health careers such as the Pre-Health Club and the Biology Club.

Career Possibilities:
The applied health sciences curriculum provides students with the appropriate classes and experiences that will allow them to meet the requirements necessary to qualify for professional health programs outlined as options within the concentrations offered in the major. While the majority of graduating students are expected to pursue advanced degrees in health care and health sciences, students completing this degree will also be competitive for entry level careers in general health sciences, scientific/medical research, and fitness/health promotion.

Program Overview

The bachelor of science in applied health sciences, housed in the Center for Health Sciences (CHS), is designed to prepare students with an interdisciplinary and liberal arts foundation for professional careers within the health care systems. This major is intended primarily for qualified students who wish to pursue advanced degrees and/or careers in the professional fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, physician assistant, athletic training kinesiology, public health, and medical laboratory sciences. The B.S. in applied health sciences (AHS) provides UW-Parkside students with a pre-professional major that is appropriate for health careers; and serves as a viable alternative to majors such as biological sciences, exercise science, sport management and nursing. In addition to completing the academic course work, students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to graduate with the AHS major.

Program-Level Outcomes

  1. To provide UW-Parkside students with a rigorous health sciences degree that will allow them to gain admission into professional/graduate health programs.
  2. To provide UW-Parkside students with a rigorous health sciences degree that will allow them to be competitive and successful in entry-level health science careers.

Steering Committee

The steering committee is chaired by the director. The current steering committee members include: Tsun-Mei Chang (CHEM), Bryan Lewis, Director (BIOS/CNHS), Summer Ostrowski (BIOS), Chris Noto (BIOS), Fabian Preuss (BIOS), Edward Bowden (PSYC), and Jose Palao (HESM).

Internship/Fieldwork

The applied health sciences program requires that students gain experiences within their respective concentrations to complete their degree. However, students who wish to be competitive in gaining acceptance into professional programs are strongly encouraged to gain additional program-specific health care experiences.

The AHS 494 - Internship/Fieldwork in Applied Health Sciences course provides students with learning experiences within professional fields that are related to their professional career goals. These supervised experiences will require the student to gain exposure to all professional aspects of their chosen careers including, but not limited to: business operations, professional competencies and conduct, and overall work environment. Placement approval by AHS academic adviser or the CHS director is required. Students of sophomore standing or higher may register for this class multiple times in multiple semesters. One (1) credit equals fifty (50) hours of experience. Students must complete a total of six (6) credits (300 hours) for completion of the major requirement. Additionally, no more than twelve (12) credits may be applied toward general graduation requirements.

Articulation Agreements

St. Scholastica
Students who choose the pre-athletic training concentration within the AHS major are eligible to qualify for an articulation agreement with the master’s degree athletic training program at St. Scholastica University in Minnesota. The top two students graduating with the pre-athletic training concentration are eligible for this program. For more information, interested students should contact their AHS adviser.

Gateway Technical College
Students can participate in an articulation agreement between the physical therapy assistant program at Gateway Technical College and the pre-athletic training and/or pre-physical therapy concentrations within the applied health sciences major. This program is a dual enrollment program where the students take classes at both Gateway Technical College and UW-Parkside during the first year of the program, finish their associates degree in physical therapy assistant at Gateway Technical College during their second year, then transfer seamlessly to UW-Parkside and finish their bachelor of science degree with a major in applied health sciences with either a concentration in pre-athletic training and/or pre-physical therapy. For more information, interested students should contact their AHS adviser.

Requirements for the Applied Health Sciences Major (68-104 credits)

The major in applied health sciences has a core requirement of 49-50 credits from a variety of departments relevant for pursuing careers in the various concentrations within the major. Within the major, a minimum of 15 credits in courses numbered 300 or above must be completed at UW-Parkside. Students also must be aware of and satisfy UW-Parkside’s requirements for graduation in addition to the requirements for the applied health sciences major. In addition to completing the academic course work, students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to graduate with the AHS major.  Students who complete the AHS major may also qualify for a minor in Biological Sciences and/or a minor in Exercise Science.  Please see your advisor for more information on this.

  1. Core Courses (49-51 credits)
    1. Applied Health Science Courses (9 credits)
      AHS 101 Introduction to Applied Health Sciences 3 cr
      AHS 494 Internship/Fieldwork 6 cr
      (additionally, students can gain these credits through either pre-approved BIOS 494 or HESM 498)
       
    2. Biological Sciences Courses (14 credits)
      BIOS 101  Bioscience* 4 cr
      BIOS 105 Human Physiology and Anatomy I** 5 cr
      BIOS 106 Human Physiology and Anatomy II** 5 cr
      **students may substitute BIOS 300/341/342 or BIOS 300/341 for BIOS 105/106 sequence
       
    3. Chemistry Courses (5 credits)
      CHEM 101 General Chemistry I* 4 cr
      CHEM 103 General Chemistry Lab 1 cr
    4. Mathematics Course(s) (9-10 credits)
      MATH 111 College Algebra I 4 cr
      MATH 114 College Algebra II with Trigonometry 5 cr
      OR    
           
      MATH 112 College Algebra II 4 cr
      AND    
      MATH 113 Trigonometry 2 cr
    5. Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management (6 credits)
      HESM 270 Lifetime Wellness* 3 cr
      HESM 280 Sport and Fitness Nutrition* 3 cr
      These classes have a requirement of either BIOS 105/106 or BIOS 300/341 with a grade of “C-” or better.
       
    6. Psychology (3 credits)
      PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychological Science 3 cr
    7. Statistics (3-4 credits)
      Choose one:
      BIOS 210 Biostatistics 4 cr
      PSYC 250 Psychological Statistics 3 cr
    • In addition to satisfying the core requirements within the applied health sciences major, students must choose a concentration based on their area of interest and continuing education. In order to obtain a concentration, students must complete all the following required course work in addition to the above stated core courses. The courses outlined in the concentrations will satisfy most of the academic requirements necessary to gain acceptance into the relevant professional programs. However, students should work closely with their applied health sciences adviser to stay abreast of any changes that occur within these requirements as they can fluctuate during any application cycle. Ultimately, it is the students’ responsibility to ensure that they have satisfied the academic requirements for the specific schools and programs to which they wish to apply.
       
  2. Concentrations (19-59 credits)
    Choose one:
    1. Medical Laboratory Sciences (59 credits, 102-104 credits total) 
      Required courses (59 credits)
      AHS 300 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Sciences 3 cr
      AHS 310 Clinical Microbiology I 2 cr
      AHS 311 Clinical Microbiology II 3 cr
      AHS 320 Clinical Immunology I 3 cr
      AHS 321 Clinical Immunology II 2 cr
      AHS 335/
      CHEM 335
      Clinical Chemistry I 3 cr
      AHS 336/
      CHEM 336
      Clinical Chemistry II 3 cr
      AHS 340 Hematology and Hemostasis I 3 cr
      AHS 341 Hematology and Hemostasis II 2 cr
      AHS 350 Diagnostic Molecular Biology 3 cr
      AHS 400 Immunohematology I 2 cr
      AHS 401 Immunohematology II3 2 cr
      AHS 405 Cellular Morphology3 2 cr
      AHS 406 Clinical Fluid Analysis3 2 cr
      AHS 410 Mycology, Parasitology, and Virology 3 cr
      AHS 420 Laboratory Operations 2 cr
      AHS 450 Clinical Correlations/Board of Review Test Preparation 2 cr
      AHS 495 Clinical Practicum I 2 cr
      AHS 496 Clinical Practicum II 2 cr
      BIOS 102 Organismal Biology 4 cr
      BIOS 260 Genetics 4 cr
      CHEM 102 General Chemistry II 4 cr
      CHEM 104 General Chemistry Lab II 1 cr
    2. Pre-Athletic Training (19 credits, 68-70 credits total)
      Required courses (19 credits)
      HESM 345 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 cr
      HESM 353 Biomechanics 4 cr
      HESM 354 Physiology of Exercise 4 cr
      HESM 410 Fitness Assessment and Prescription 3 cr
      PHYS 105 College Physics I 5 cr
    3. Pre-Chiropractic (38 credits, 87-89 credits total)
      Required courses (38 credits)
      BIOS 102 Organismal Biology 4 cr
      CHEM 102 General Chemistry II 4 cr
      CHEM 104 General Chemistry Lab II 1 cr
      CHEM 321 Organic Chemistry I 4 cr
      CHEM 322 Organic Chemistry II 4 cr
      CHEM 323 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 3 cr
      HESM 353 Biomechanics 4 cr
      HESM 354 Physiology of Exercise 4 cr
      PHYS 105 College Physics I* 5 cr
      PHYS 106 College Physics II 5 cr
    4. Pre-General Health (25 credits, 74-76 credits total)
      1. Required courses (16 credits)
        BIOS 102 Organismal Biology 4 cr
        BIOS 260 Genetics 4 cr
        CHEM 102 General Chemistry II 4 cr
        CHEM 104 General Chemistry Lab II 1 cr
        (Students completing this concentration may substitute CHEM 115/CHEM 215 for CHEM 101/103 and CHEM 102/104)
        PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3 cr
      2. Elective courses (9 credits)
        Students must take at least nine (9) credits at the 300-level or higher selected from the concentrations within the AHS major.  One of these courses must be a laboratory-based class
         
    5. Pre-Occupational Therapy (26 credits, 75-77 credits total)
      Required courses (26 credits)
      BIOS 300 Human Functional Anatomy 4 cr
      BIOS 341 Mammalian Physiology 3 cr
      BIOS 342 Mammalian Physiology Lab 1 cr
      (Students can substitute BIOS 105/BIOS 106 for BIOS 300/341/342)
      HESM 353 Biomechanics 4 cr
      HESM 354 Physiology of Exercise 4 cr
      PHYS 101 Principles of Physics* 4 cr
      PSYC 210 Introduction to Human Development 3 cr
      PSYC 360 Abnormal Psychology 3 cr
    6. Pre-Physician Assistant (49 credits, 98-100 credits total)
      Required courses (49 credits)
      BIOS 102 Organismal Biology  4 cr
      BIOS 260 General Genetics 4 cr
      BIOS 300 Human Functional Anatomy 4 cr
      BIOS 303 Microbiology 4 cr
      BIOS 307 Biochemical Metabolism 3 cr
      BIOS 341 Mammalian Physiology 3 cr
      BIOS 342 Mammalian Physiology Lab 1 cr
      (Students can substitute BIOS 105/BIOS 106 for BIOS 300/341/342)
      CHEM 102 General Chemistry II 4 cr
      CHEM 104 General Chemistry Lab II 1 cr
      CHEM 321 Organic Chemistry I 4 cr
      CHEM 322 Organic Chemistry II 4 cr
      CHEM 323 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 3 cr
      PHYS 101 Principles of Physics* 4 cr
      PSYC 210 Introduction to Human Development 3 cr
      PSYC 360 Abnormal Psychology 3 cr
    7. Pre-Physical Therapy (44 credits, 93-95 credits total)
      Required courses (44 credits)
      BIOS 102 Organismal Biology 4 cr
      BIOS 300 Human Functional Anatomy 4 cr
      BIOS 341 Mammalian Physiology 3 cr
      BIOS 342 Mammalian Physiology Lab 1 cr
      (Students can substitute BIOS 105/BIOS 106 for BIOS 300/341/342)
      CHEM 102 General Chemistry II 4 cr
      CHEM 104 General Chemistry Lab II 1 cr
      HESM 345 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 cr
      HESM 353 Biomechanics 4 cr
      HEMS 354 Physiology of Exercise 4 cr
      PHYS 105 College Physics I* 5 cr
      PHYS 106 College Physics II 5 cr
      PSYC 210 Introduction to Human Development 3 cr
      PSYC 360 Abnormal Psychology 3 cr
      Recommended but not required course for the pre-physical therapy concentration as it is becoming more common as a pre-requisite class for DPT programs: PSYC 210 – Developmental Psychology.
       
    8. Pre-Public Health (26 credits, 75-77 credits total)
      Required courses (26 credits)
      BIOS 102 Organismal Biology 4 cr
      BIOS 260 General Genetics 4 cr
      COMM 107 Communication and the Human Condition* 3 cr
      COMM 340 Health Communication 3 cr
      PSYC 220 Social Psychology 3 cr
      PSYC 363 Health Psychology 3 cr
      SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology* 3 cr
      SOCA 376 Public Health 3 cr
           
      Recommended but, not required courses for those in the pre-public health concentration:
      BIOS 109 Biology of Aging 3 cr
      BIOS 303 Microbiology 4 cr
      BIOS 311 Parasitology 4 cr
      BIOS 351 Virology 3 cr
      HESM 365 Personal, School, and Community Health 2 cr
      HIMT 310 Healthcare Systems and Organizations 3 cr
      PHIL 340 Bioethics 3 cr
      PSYC 210 Introduction to Human Development* 3 cr
      ANTH 202 Human Evolution 3 cr

 

*These courses also satisfy general education requirements at UW-Parkside.

3These three (3) courses will satisfy the AHS 494 Internship/Fieldwork (6 credits) requirement within the AHS major

Students should, in consultation with their AHS advisor, ensure that the pre-requisite classes required by their specific professional health programs are met, regardless of whether or not they are specifically listed in the above coursework, and that their 300-level credit graduation requirements (36 credits) are satisfied.  Additionally, students are responsible for ensuring that they have met the General Education and Foreign Language requirements at UW-Parkside.

Courses in Applied Health Sciences (AHS)

101

Introduction to Applied Health Sciences
Prereq: None.  Freq: Fall, Spring.
Provides an overview of the applied health sciences major. Focuses on specific information about health career options. Covers the value and importance of service, current topics in health care, ethics in the health sciences, and cultural sensitivity within health careers. Additionally, students will gain experience in professional writing, presentation techniques, portfolio development and service learning.

3 cr
300

Introduction to Medical Laboratory Sciences
Prereq: AHS 101; BIOS 101 and 102, or BIOS 105 and 106, or BIOS 300 and 341; BIOS 210, BIOS 260, CHEM 115; MATH 114 or MATH 112 and 113. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Introduces the practice of medical laboratory science. Discusses professionalism, ethics, basic laboratory concepts and techniques. Covers microscopy and phlebotomy techniques in the teaching laboratory. Lecture/lab.

3 cr
310

Clinical Microbiology I
Prereq: AHS 101; BIOS 101 and 102, or BIOS 105 and 106, or BIOS 300 and 341; BIOS 210, BIOS 260, CHEM 115; MATH 114 or MATH 112 and 113. Freq: Spring.
Explores the microorganisms associated with human infectious processes, including the characteristics, isolation, identification, antimicrobial techniques and clinical infections associated with pathogenic microorganisms. Lecture/lab.

2 cr
311

Clinical Microbiology II
Prereq: AHS 310. Freq: Spring.
Focuses on advanced topics in microbiology, including antibiotics and antimicrobial susceptibility testing, mycobacteriology, anaerobic bacteriology, fastidious microorganisms and the clinical aspects of microbiology. Lecture/lab.

3 cr
320

Clinical Immunology I
Prereq: AHS 300, 310. Freq: Fall.
Explores clinical immunology concentrating on immune system functions, relationships and responses to infection and disease, including vaccine strategies and basic immunological assessment techniques. Lecture/lab.

3 cr
321

Clinical Immunology II
Prereq: AHS 320. Freq: Spring.
Delves into an advanced study of clinical immunology concentrating on diseases of the immune system such as immunodeficiencies, infectious diseases and autoimmune conditions. Examines immunodiagnostic methods and diagnostic strategies. Includes donor selection, recognition of transplant related conditions. Lecture/lab.

2 cr
335

Clinical Chemistry I
Prereq: AHS 300, CHEM 215. Freq: Fall.
Explores biological samples, analytes, and assays pertinent to the clinical laboratory. Includes electrolyte, carbohydrate, protein, lipid, vitamin, and mineral analytes and the techniques utilized to detect and quantify such materials. Lecture/lab. Cross-listed CHEM 335.

3 cr
336

Clinical Chemistry II
Prereq: AHS 335 or CHEM 335. Freq: Spring.
Investigates metabolism and diagnostic procedures for analysis of metabolism and human disease. Analyzes data for indicators of common pathophysiology and human disease markers. Lecture/lab. Cross-listed CHEM 336.

3 cr
340

Hematology and Hemostasis I
Prereq: AHS 300, CHEM 215; BIOS 101 and 102, or BIOS 105 and 106, or BIOS 300 and 341; BIOS 260. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Addresses theory of hematology and hemostasis diagnostic procedures, interpretation, and correlation of laboratory findings with disease states. Includes hematopoiesis, cell morphology, anemias, hemoglobinopathies, myelodysplastic syndromes, coagulation and platelet disorders, and bleeding abnormalities. Lecture/lab.

3 cr
341

Hematology and Hemostasis II
Prereq: AHS 340. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Covers theory of hematology and hemostasis diagnostic procedures, interpretation, and correlation of laboratory findings with disease states. Includes lymphoproliferative and myeloproliferative disorders, immunoproliferative disorders, malignant lymphomas.

2 cr
350     

Diagnostic Molecular Biology
Prereq: AHS 320, 340; AHS 335 or CHEM 335. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Examines medical genetics including the structure, function, and synthesis of DNA, RNA, and involved proteins; the mechanism of inheritance; and medical genetics. Covers molecular biology techniques and their applications is included as well as the laboratory diagnosis of disease, including ethics and emerging technologies.

3 cr
400

Immunohematology I
Prereq: AHS 310, 320, 340; AHS 335 or CHEM 335. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Provides introduction to the different human blood groups, blood components, the antibody screening and identification process, transfusion protocols, blood donor screening, and regulatory concerns of modern blood banking. 

2 cr
401

Immunohematology II
Prereq: AHS 400. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Provides initial laboratory experience in blood banking practices including blood typing, antibody screening, antibody identification, cross matching, and confirmatory testing. Lab.

2 cr
405

Cellular Morphology Laboratory
AHS 311, 321, 341, 400; AHS 336 or CHEM 336. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Investigates blood and blood cells in abnormal or malignant states, including discussions on red blood cell and white blood cell disorders. Performs specialized hematology procedures in the teaching laboratory, emphasizing the microscopic evaluation of abnormal blood cell morphology, evaluation of complete blood count data along with cytochemical and molecular testing. Lab.

2 cr
406

Clinical Fluid Analysis
Prereq: AHS 311, 321, 341, 400; AHS 336 or CHEM 336. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Introduces urinalysis, review of the anatomy and physiology of the kidney, role of the kidney in disease; physical, chemical and microscopic properties of urine; and clinical correlation of lab results. Covers the physiology, specimen collection, processing and analysis of other body fluids. Lecture/lab.

2 cr
410

Clinical Mycology, Parasitology, and Virology
Prereq: AHS 311, 321, 401. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Investigates clinically relevant fungal, parasitic, and viral pathogens emphasizing diagnostic forms. Focuses on identification of the microorganisms, interpretation of findings and clinical correlation. Lecture/lab.

3 cr
420

Laboratory Operations
Prereq: AHS 400, 405, 406, 494. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Addresses basic principles of clinical laboratory management, including theory and practice. Includes personnel and financial management, regulation and accreditation, information management, quality assurance, quality control, clinical and continuing education. Two-hours lecture.

2 cr
450

Clinical Correlations and Board of Review Test Preparation
Prereq:  AHS 400, 405, 406, 494. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Employs case studies to learn to evaluate patient histories and correlate laboratory test results to specific disease diagnosis. Prepares students to take the ASCLS MLS certification exam. Two-hour lecture.

2 cr
494

Internship/Fieldwork
Prereq: AHS 101, sophomore or above and approval by applied health sciences academic advisor or the director. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Provides students with learning experiences within professional fields that are related to their professional career goals; including, but not limited to: business operations, professional competencies and conduct, and overall work environment. Requires placement approval by AHS academic adviser or the AHS director.  May be repeated for credit. No more than six (6) credits can be applied toward the AHS major and no more than twelve (12) can count toward general graduation requirements.

1-6 cr
495

Clinical Practicum I
Prereq: AHS 400, 405, 406. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Provides experiential learning for clinical laboratory sciences at clinical affiliate sites. Incorporates phlebotomy practice exposure with rotation through each clinical laboratory department, Hematology/Coagulation/Body Fluid Analysis, Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, and Blood Bank.

2 cr
496

Clinical Practicum II
Prereq: AHS 400, 405, 406, 494. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Provides additional experiential learning for clinical laboratory sciences at clinical affiliate sites. Incorporates phlebotomy practice exposure with rotation through each clinical laboratory department.

2 cr
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