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1998-99 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Health Technology

College of Rural Alaska

Tanana Valley Campus

(907) 474-7400

Certificate; Degree: A.A.S.

Minimum Requirements for Certificate:
30-31 credits; for Degree: 65 credits

This program offers a medical assistant A.A.S degree and two certificates: medical/dental reception and phlebotomy and laboratory assisting.

After earning 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 ssociate degree or multiple certificate programs.

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.

Undergraduate Program

Major

Medical/Dental Reception -- Certificate

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the certificate requirements.
3. Complete the following:

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 (1-3)
or CIOS elective at the 200-level. (1-3) (1-3 credits)
Approved HLTH, CIOS, ABUS or COMM elective (1-3 credits)
4. Complete 1 of the following:
a. A timed exam and demonstrate competence in typing at 55 WPM.
b. CIOS 108 -- Keyboarding II/Intermediate
Typewriting (B or better) (3 credits)
5. Minimum credits required (30 credits)
Phlebotomy and Laboratory Assisting -- Certificate

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the certificate requirements.
3. Complete the following:

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 (1-3)
or CIOS elective at the 200-level. (1-3) (1-3 credits)
4. Complete 1 of the following:
a. A timed exam and demonstrate competence in typing at 55 WPM.
b. CIOS 108 -- Keyboarding II/Intermediate Typewriting (B or better) (3 credits)
5. Minimum credits required (31 credits)
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:*

HLTH 105 -- Introduction to Health Careers (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 -- 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 -- Medical Reception Externship (2)
and HLTH 267 -- Medical Assisting Externship (2-4) or
HLTH 265 -- Phlebotomy and Hematology Externship (3)
and HLTH 267 -- Medical Assisting Externship Completion (2-4) or
HLTH 268 -- Medical Assisting Externship (4) (4-7 credits)
CHP 211 -- Health Education (1 credit)
CIOS 150 -- Computer Business Applications (1-3)
or CIOS elective at the 200-level. (1-3) (1-3 credits)
CIOS 208 -- Medical Machine Transcription (2 credits)
HST 215 -- Individual Interviewing (3 credits)
4. Complete 1 of the following:
a. A timed exam and demonstrate competence in typing at 55 WPM.
b. CIOS 108 -- Keyboarding II/Intermediate Typewriting (B or better) (3 credits)
5. Minimum credits required (65 credits)
* Student must earn a "C" grade or better in each course.


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