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Health Studies - Pre-Nursing Option, Associate in Applied Science
Effective: Spring, 2018
The Associate of Applied Science in Health Studies is designed to offer students interested in working within the health care field an opportunity to attain the associate degree. Students acquiring this degree would be able to pursue advancement opportunities within varied health care settings. Examples of positions that would be applicable include: Billing Supervisor, Patient Service Representative, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Supply Manager, and Allied Health Instructor. This program is especially advantageous for students who have completed certificates of competency and proficiency programs offered by the Allied Health and Nursing department and wish to complete a degreed course of study. The program offers a broad view of health care related topics while providing a basic liberal study foundation.
An Associate in Applied Science will be awarded upon completion of the program with a 2.0 GPA and a "C" or better in all AHESN courses.
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomical structure and physiological functioning of the human body and of medical terms descriptive of body systems.
- Perform the administrative duties required in a health care setting.
- Describe the ethical and legal issues related to health care delivery.
- Define the roles and responsibilities of various providers and disciplines throughout the continuum of health care.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the issues and practices applicable to health information including electronic health records.
First Semester (14 credits)
|ENG 100 - English Composition I||3|
|BIO 150 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|PSY 140 - General Psychology||3|
|NUS 102 - Nursing Mathematics: Dosage Calculation and Drug Preparation||1|
|Please pick one of the following courses highlighted in blue:|
|MAT 121 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics||3|
|MAT 210 - Statistics||3|
Second Semester (16 credits)
|COMM 100 - Interpersonal Communication||3|
|SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology||3|
|BIO 151 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|PSY 210 - Lifespan Human Development||3|
|Any Global Understanding designated Humanities course (3 credits)|