2002-2003 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs

A new certificate in health care reimbursement was approved by the Board of Regents at its June 2002 meeting.

Allied Health

College of Rural Alaska

Tanana Valley Campus

(907) 474-7400

Certificate; Degree: A.A.S.

Minimum Requirements for Certificate: 30-38 credits; for Degree: 60-62 credits

The certificates and degrees in Allied Health provide students with the knowledge and technical skills for employment in health care. In the Fairbanks area, the job market is especially favorable for medical and dental assistants. The certificates are designed to permit early employment options while completing the final portion of an A.A.S. degree.

Certificates offered include dental assistant, medical/dental reception, and phlebotomy. A.A.S. degrees offered include dental assistant and medical assistant. A one-semester, non-transcripted nurse aide course sequence is also offered.

The medical assistant A.A.S. degree incorporates the medical/dental reception certificate and prepares students for employment in ambulatory care settings. Students receive education in the theory and skills for both office work and clinical care. The UAF medical assistant A.A.S.degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), on recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (AAMAE).

The dental assistant certificate and A.A.S. degree program prepare students for employment in the dental field. This program has a modular format, which allows entry into the job market while completing the final portion of the program.

A student who earns the certificate in phlebotomy will satisfy the training requirement to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) national certification examination for phlebotomy technician.

Undergraduate Program

Major

Dental Assistant -- Certificate

1. Complete the certificate requirements.
2. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*

HLTH 110 -- Professional Skills for the Workplace (2 credits)
HLTH 122 -- First Aid and CPR (1 credit)
HLTH 132 -- Administrative Procedures I (2 credits)
HLTH 150 -- Introduction to Dental Assisting and Dental Radiography (4 credits)
HLTH 151 -- Dental Infection Control (2 credits)
HLTH 152 -- Dental Materials and Applications (4 credits)
HLTH 153 -- Biomedical Sciences for Dental Assistants (3 credits)
HLTH 234 -- Administrative Procedures II (4 credits)
HLTH 251 -- Clinical Chairside I for Dental Assistants (4 credits)
HLTH 252 -- Clinical Chairside II for Dental Assistants (4 credits)
HLTH 253 -- Clinical Chairside III for Dental Assistants (4 credits)
HLTH 254 -- Dental Assistant Practicum (4 credits)
3. Minimum credits required (38 credits)
* Student must earn a C grade or better.

Medical/Dental Reception -- Certificate

1. Complete the certificate requirements.
2. Complete 3 credits from one of the following communication courses:*

CIOS 260 -- Business Communications (3)
or ENGL 111X -- Introduction to Academic Writing (3) (3 credits)
3. Complete 3 credits from one of the following computation courses:*
MATH at the 100 level or above (3)
or HLTH 116 -- Mathematics in Health Care (3) (3 credits)
4. Complete the following human relations courses:*
HLTH 106 -- Human Behavior in Health Care (3 credits)
5. Complete the following:*
CIOS 150 -- Computer Business Applications (3)
or CIOS elective at the 200-level (3) (3 credits)
HLTH 110 -- Professional Skills for the Workplace (2 credits)
HLTH 118 -- Medical Law and Ethics (2 credits)
HLTH 122 -- First Aid and CPR (1 credit)
HLTH 132 -- Administrative Procedures I (2 credits)
HLTH 204 -- Medical Terminology (3 credits)
HLTH 234 -- Administrative Procedures II (4 credits)
HLTH 261 -- Reception Externship (2 credits)
Approved HLTH, CIOS, ABUS, HSV, DEVS or COMM elective (2 credits)
6. Complete 1 of the following:
a. A timed exam and demonstrate competence in typing at 45 WPM.
b. CIOS 108 -- Keyboarding II/Intermediate Typewriting** (3 credits)
7. Minimum credits required (30-33 credits)
* Student must earn a C grade or better.

** Student must earn a B grade or better.

Phlebotomy -- Certificate

1. Complete the certificate requirements.
2. Complete 3 credits from one of the following communication courses:*

CIOS 260 -- Business Communications (3)
or ENGL 111X -- Introduction to Academic Writing (3) (3 credits)
3. Complete 3 credits from one of the following computation courses:*
MATH at the 100 level or above (3)
or HLTH 116 -- Mathematics in Health Care (3) (3 credits)
4. Complete the following human relations courses:*
HLTH 106 -- Behaviors in Health Care (3 credits)
5. Complete the following:*
CIOS 150 -- Computer Business Applications (3)
or CIOS elective at the 200-level (3) (3 credits)
HLTH 114 -- Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
HLTH 118 -- Medical Law and Ethics (2 credits)
HLTH 122 -- First Aid and CPR (1 credit)
HLTH 204 -- Medical Terminology (3 credits)
HLTH 245 -- Phlebotomy Principles and Methods (3 credits)
HLTH 265 -- Phlebotomy Externship (3 credits)
Approved HLTH, CIOS, ABUS, HSV, DEVS or COMM elective (2 credits)
6. Complete 1 of the following:
a. A timed exam and demonstrate competence in typing at 35 WPM.
b. CIOS 106 -- Keyboarding I/Beginning Typewriting** (3 credits)
7. Minimum credits required (30-33 credits)
* Student must earn a C grade or better.

** Student must earn a B grade or better.

Dental Assistant -- A.A.S. Degree

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements.
3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*

HLTH 110 -- Professional Skills for the Workplace (2 credits)
HLTH 114 -- Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
HLTH 122 -- First Aid and CPR (1 credit)
HLTH 132 -- Administrative Procedures I (2 credits)
HLTH 150 -- Introduction to Dental Assisting and Dental Radiography (4 credits)
HLTH 151 -- Dental Infection Control (2 credits)
HLTH 152 -- Dental Materials and Applications (4 credits)
HLTH 153 -- Biomedical Sciences for Dental Assistants (3 credits)
HLTH 203 -- Science of Nutrition (3 credits)
HLTH 234 -- Administrative Procedures II (4 credits)
HLTH 247 -- Introduction to Pharmacology (2 credits)
HLTH 251 -- Clinical Chairside I for Dental Assistants (4 credits)
HLTH 252 -- Clinical Chairside II for Dental Assistants (4 credits)
HLTH 253 -- Clinical Chairside III for Dental Assistants (4 credits)
HLTH 254 -- Dental Assistant Practicum (4 credits)
4. Minimum credits required (62 credits)
* Student must earn a C grade or better.

Medical Assistant -- A.A.S. Degree

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements. (As part of the A.A.S. degree requirements, complete: HLTH 106* for the social science requirement.)
3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*

CIOS 150 -- Computer Business Applications (3)
or CIOS elective at the 200-level. (3) (3 credits)
CIOS 208 -- Medical Machine Transcription (2 credits)
HLTH 110 -- Professional Skills for the Workplace (2 credits)
HLTH 114 -- Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
HLTH 116 -- Mathematics in Health Care (3)
or MATH elective at the 100-level or above (3) (3 credits)
HLTH 118 -- Medical Law and Ethics (2 credits)
HLTH 122 -- First Aid and CPR (1 credit)
HLTH 132 -- Administrative Procedures I (2 credits)
HLTH 142 -- Clinical Procedures I (4 credits)
HLTH 204 -- Medical Terminology (3 credits)
HLTH 234 -- Administrative Procedures II (4 credits)
HLTH 244 -- Clinical Procedures II (4 credits)
HLTH 268 -- Medical Assisting Externship (4 credits)
HSV 215 -- Individual Interviewing (2 credits)
Approved HLTH, CIOS, ABUS, HSV, DEVS or COMM elective (5 credits)
4. Complete 1 of the following:
a. A timed exam and demonstrate competence in typing at 45 WPM.
b. CIOS 108 -- Keyboarding II/Intermediate Typewriting** (3 credits)
5. Minimum credits required (60 credits)
* Student must earn a C grade or better.

** Student must earn a B grade or better.


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