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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Health Sciences, B.S.


Requirements for the B.S. degree with a major in applied health sciences


1. Have already completed the course requirements for the Associate of Applied Science degree in one of the following six academic areas completed at Macomb Community College


Health information technology, medical assistant, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapist assistant, respiratory therapy, or surgical technology.

2. Meet the university general education requirements


(see Undergraduate degree requirements). Note that several courses under #3 below satisfy general education requirements and Applied Health Sciences degree requirements. See courses marked with “*”.

3. Complete the university U.S. diversity requirement.


For applied health sciences majors, this requirement is satisfied by completing HS 302 .

Or the Health Promotion Track


20 credits of electives:

6. At least 32 credits at the 300-400 level are required for graduation.


Health Information Technology concentration course requirements


Students completing the health information technology concentration become experts in managing patient health information, administering computer information systems and coding the diagnosis and procedures for health care services provided to patients. Health Information Technology is one of the few health occupations in which there is little or no direct contact with patients. For more information on the health information technology program at Macomb Community College, visit their website at macomb.edu/academics/departments/hitt/default.asp.

Students completing the Bachelor of Science in applied health sciences with a health information technology academic concentration must complete all courses required for the Associate of Applied Science in health information technology at Macomb Community College before being admitted into the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences at Oakland University. See a School of Health Sciences academic adviser for more information.

Medical Assistant concentration course requirements


Students completing the Medical Assistant concentration are prepared to perform a variety of administrative and clinical tasks to keep health care delivery settings running smoothly. Medical assistants perform many clerical as well as clinical duties. Clinical duties vary according to state law and include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories; explaining treatment procedures to patients; preparing patients for examination, and assisting during the examination. Medical assistants collect and process laboratory specimens, perform basic laboratory tests, dispose of contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments. For more information on the medical assistant program at Macomb Community College, visit its website at macomb.edu/academics/departments/mast/ default.asp.

Students completing the Bachelor of Science in applied health sciences with a medical assistant academic concentration must complete all courses required for the Associate of Applied Science in medical assistant at Macomb Community College before being admitted into the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences at Oakland University. See a School of Health Sciences academic adviser for more information.

Occupational Therapy Assistant concentration course requirements


Students completing the occupational therapy assistant concentration learn to assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. OTA’s assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments to individuals with physical, mental or developmental disabilities to help them regain functional, productive lives. For more information on the occupational therapy assistant program at Macomb Community College, visit its website at macomb.edu/academics/departments /otas/default.asp.

Students completing the Bachelor of Science in applied health sciences with an occupational therapy assistant concentration must complete all courses required for the Associate of Applied Science in occupational therapy assistant at Macomb Community College before being admitted into the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences at Oakland University. See a School of Health Sciences academic adviser for more information.

Physical Therapist Assistant concentration course requirements


Students completing the physical therapist assistant concentration learn to assist physical therapists in the provision of care. Working under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist, PTAs work to restore function, reduce pain and enhance wellness in patients with a variety of conditions. Physical Therapists Assistants provide selected interventions for patients with orthopedic, neurological, athletic, occupational and congenital conditions. Students who wish to become physical therapists should note that this major does not meet the entrance requirements for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Students who are interested in an undergraduate degree that includes prerequisites for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program should see the major in Health Sciences with a Pre-Physical Therapy concentration. For more information on the physical therapist assistant program at Macomb Community College, visit its website at macomb.edu/academics/departments /ptas/default.asp.

Students completing the Bachelor of Science in applied health sciences with a physical therapist assistant academic concentration must complete all courses required for the Associate of Applied Science in physical therapist assistant at Macomb Community College before being admitted into the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences at Oakland University. See a School of Health Sciences academic adviser for more information.

Respiratory Therapy concentration course requirements


Students completing the respiratory therapy concentration are prepared to work as Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP). RCPs monitor, evaluate and treat patients with pulmonary disease. The routine duties of a RCP include oxygen administration and monitoring, drawing arterial blood gas samples, delivery of aerosol medication, pulmonary hygiene and lung volume expansion. In the emergency and critical care areas, therapists are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and are responsible for setting-up, monitoring and evaluating life support machines. For more information on the registry therapy program at Macomb Community College, visit its website at macomb.edu/academics/departments /rspt/default.asp.

Students completing the Bachelor of Science in applied health sciences with a respiratory therapy academic concentration must complete all courses required for the Associate of Applied Science in respiratory therapy at Macomb Community College before being admitted into the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences at Oakland University. See a School of Health Sciences academic adviser for more information.

Surgical Technology concentration course requirements


Students completing the surgical technology concentration are prepared to work under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. Certified surgical technologists (CSTs) work under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that the equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. For more information on the Surgical Technology program at Macomb Community College, visit their website at macomb.edu/academics/ departments/surg/default.asp.

Students completing the Bachelor of Science in applied health sciences with a surgical technology academic concentration must complete all courses required for the Associate of Applied Science in surgical technology at Macomb Community College before being admitted into the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences at Oakland University. See a School of Health Sciences academic adviser for more information.