The University of Alaska Fairbanks

1997-98 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Course Description Index

Health Technology

College of Rural Alaska

Tanana Valley Campus (907) 474-7400

Certificate, Degree: A.A.S.

Minimum Requirements for Degrees: 65 credits; Certificate: 30 credits

The Health Technology Division offers an associate of applied science degree (A.A.S.), Medical Assistant. Two certificate programs are also available: Medical/Dental Reception and Phlebotomy and Laboratory Assisting.

The Medical Assistant program prepares students for employment in physicians' offices, medical clinics, and dental facilities. Students receive didactic and clinical training in medical examinations and procedures. The program includes training in theory and skills required for administration and management of medical and dental offices. Students may choose to earn a certificate in medical/dental reception or phlebotomy and laboratory assisting. After graduating with a certificate, the student may elect to complete the Medical Assistant A.A.S. degree requirements. In order to enhance employability, students are encouraged to complete the associate degree or multiple certificate programs.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Medical Assistant -- A.A.S. Degree

1. Complete the following general university and A.A.S. requirements: Credits
ENGL 111X and ENGL 212* or 213X (6 credits)
COMM 131X -- Fund. of Oral Comm: Group Context (3 credits)
Mathematics or Natural Science:
A math or natural science course at the 100 level or above (3 credits)
HLTH 106 -- Human Behavior in Health Care (3 credits)
2. Complete the following major speciality requirements:
HLTH 105 -- Introduction to Health Careers (2 credits)
HLTH 114 -- Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
HLTH 116 -- Mathematics in Health Care
or MATH elective at the 100 level or above (3 credits)
HLTH 118 -- Medical Law and Ethics (2 credits)
HLTH 122 -- Medical Office First Aid (1 credit)
HLTH 131 -- Introduction to Medical/Dental Administrative
Procedures (3 credits)
HLTH 141 -- Introduction to Clinical and Laboratory Procedures (3 credits)
HLTH 204 -- Medical Terminology (3 credits)
HLTH 231 -- Medical/Dental Reception (2 credits)
HLTH 232 -- Medical/Dental Office Management (2 credits)
HLTH 233 -- Medical/Dental Financial Procedures (3 credits)
HLTH 241 -- Patient Care: Basic Procedures (2 credits)
HLTH 242 -- Patient Care: Specialty Procedures (2 credits)
HLTH 243 -- Patient Care: Advanced and Diagnostic Procedures (2 credits)
HLTH 245 -- Phlebotomy and Hematology Principles and Methods (3 credits)
HLTH 248 -- Introduction to Pharmacology and Administration
of Medications (3 credits)
HLTH 261 and HLTH 267 -- Medical Assisting Externship
or HLTH 265 and HLTH 267 -- Medical Assisting Externship
or HLTH 268 -- Medical Assisting Externship 4-7
CHP 211 -- Health Education (1 credit)
CIOS 150 -- Computer Business Applications
or 200 level CIOS class 1-3
CIOS 208 -- Medical Machine Transcription (1 credit)
HST 215 -- Individual Interviewing (3 credits)
3. Student must demonstrate competence in typing at 55 WPM. This requirement may be satisfied by timed exam demonstrating 55 WPM typing skills or by earning a grade of "B" or above in CIOS 108 -- Keyboarding II/Intermediate Typewriting (3 credits).
4. Minimum credits required (65 credits)
*ENGL 212 does not fulfill the second half of the written communication requirement for the baccalaureate degree.

Medical/Dental Reception -- Certificate

1. Complete the following required courses: Credits
HLTH 105 -- Introduction to Health Careers (2 credits)
HLTH 106 -- Human Behavior in Health Care (3 credits)
HLTH 116 -- Mathematics in Health Care (3 credits)
HLTH 118 -- Medical Law and Ethics (2 credits)
HLTH 122 -- Medical Office First Aid (1 credit)
HLTH 131 -- Introduction to Medical/Dental Administrative
Procedures (3 credits)
HLTH 204 -- Medical Terminology (3 credits)
HLTH 231 -- Medical/Dental Reception (2 credits)
HLTH 232 -- Medical/Dental Office Management (2 credits)
HLTH 233 -- Medical/Dental Financial Procedures (3 credits)
HLTH 261 -- Medical Reception Externship (2 credits)
CIOS 150 -- Computer Business Applications
or a 200 level CIOS class 1-3
Additional approved HLTH, CIOS, ABUS or COMM elective 1-3
2. Student must demonstrate competence in typing at 55 WPM. This requirement may be satisfied by timed exam demonstrating 55 WPM typing skills or by earning a grade of "B" or above in CIOS 108 -- Keyboarding II/Intermediate Typewriting (3 credits).
3. Minimum credits required (30 credits)

Phlebotomy and Laboratory Assisting -- Certificate

1. Complete the following required courses: Credits
HLTH 105 -- Introduction to Health Careers (2 credits)
HLTH 106 -- Human Behavior in Health Care (3 credits)
HLTH 114 -- Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
HLTH 116 -- Mathematics in Health Care (3 credits)
HLTH 118 -- Medical Law and Ethics (2 credits)
HLTH 122 -- Medical Office First Aid (1 credit)
HLTH 131 -- Introduction to Medical/Dental Administrative
Procedures (3 credits)
HLTH 141 -- Introduction to Clinical and Laboratory Procedures (3 credits)
HLTH 204 -- Medical Terminology (3 credits)
HLTH 245 -- Phlebotomy and Hematology Principles and Methods (3 credits)
HLTH 265 -- Phlebotomy and Hematology Externship (3 credits)
CIOS 150 -- Computer Business Applications
or a 200 level CIOS class 1-3
2. Student must demonstrate competence in typing at 55 WPM. This requirement may be satisfied by timed exam demonstrating 55 WPM typing skills or by earning a grade of "B" or above in CIOS 108 -- Keyboarding II/Intermediate Typewriting (3 credits).
3. Minimum credits required (31 credits)

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