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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


College of Health Sciences


BioMedical Sciences


StrongCertificate Programs

BioMedical scientists can apply a strong educational background in basic and medical sciences to a variety of career options.

Medical Technology. Medical technologists are trained in the theoretical and practical aspects of laboratory medicine, which are critical to the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. Medical technology offers a wide variety of career options, including hospitals, clinics, independent laboratories, public health facilities, business, industry, research, sales and marketing. Students also may use this major to prepare for medical or graduate school. Students successfully completing this program are eligible to sit for a national certification exam offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP-BOC). The UWM Medical Technology Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), www.naacls.org; located at 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosement, IL 60018-5119

Cytotechnology. Cytotechnologists examine human cells under the microscope, looking for early signs of cancer or other diseases. When abnormal cells are detected, the cytotechnologist works with a pathologist to arrive at a final diagnosis. The Cytotechnology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP), www.caahep.org; located at 1361 Park St., Clearwater, FL 33756. Students successfully completing this program are eligible to sit for a national certification exam.

Biomedical Science. This submajor provides excellent preparation for medical, physician assistant, dental, or veterinary school, biomedical research, forensic science, or employment with pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies.

Radiologic Technology. Radiologic technologists, or radiographers, may use X-rays or administer contrast media to produce images of the human skeleton and chest or digestive tract and urinary system. The radiographer works closely with the radiologist or physician. Students complete the first two years on campus before applying to progress through the clinical or professional training. Once accepted into a professional curriculm option,  students will take didactic and clinical education courses.  Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science degree, students are eligible to write the national registration exam offered through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (www.arrt.org). The Radiologic Technology clinical training programs are accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), www.jrcert.org; located at 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL, 60606.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography. By using high-frequency sound waves or ultrasound, sonographers produce images of soft tissue and blood flow to assist with the diagnostic process or administration of therapeutic application. Sonography is used to examine the abdomen, breast tissue, female reproductive system, urinary system, heart, and blood vessels. In addition, sound waves are used to guide fine-needle biopsy. Diagnostic Medical Sonography students complete the first two years of course work on campus before applying to progress through the professional  training, Once accepted into a professional curriculm option, students will take didactic and clinical education courses. Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science degree, students are eligible to write the national board exams offered through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (www.ardms.org). The Diagnostic Medical Sonography clinical training programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756 .

Public Health Microbiology. Public health microbiology prepares students for a career in the laboratory disciplines of public health. Specifically, students will be educated in a broad range of the sciences in order to perform investigatory and laboratory-based analysis of environmental samples for microbial contaminants of interest. Emphasis is placed on pathogenic disease and the human populations that they affect. Students successfully completing this program may sit for national certification exams.

ADMISSION AND COURSE OF STUDY

Students in the BioMedical Sciences major are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree upon completion of all requirements. Students choose one of the following seven areas or submajors: Medical Technology, BioMedical Science, Cytotechnology, Radiologic Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Diagnostic Medical Imaging Completion, or Public Health Microbiology. All BMS students will be required to comply with a background check and maintain health insurance during the professional training experience.

Medical Technology, BioMedical Science, Cytotechnology, or Public Health Microbiology. For students pursuing Medical Technology, BioMedical Science, or Cytotechnology, the junior year consists primarily of pre-clinical courses, and the senior year is a 12-month professional training experience. Students in the Public Health Microbiology submajor complete an eight-week internship with City of Milwaukee Health Department. The process of application to the professional training occurs at the end of the first semester of the junior year.

Entry into professional training or internship is competitive and dependent upon:

1. Completion of UWM’s General Education Requirements (GER);

2. A cumulative UWM minimum grade point average of 2.500;

3. A cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.500 in specific, required science courses;

4. Completion of all required courses and electives (86 credits) through the second semester of junior year for students pursuing Medical Technology, Cytotechnology, or BioMedical Sciences;

4a. Completion of all required courses and electives (113 credits) through the first semester of senior year for students pursuing Public Health Microbiology;

5. A grade of C or better in all junior-level courses.

Students who meet these minimum requirements for entry into professional training will be evaluated on the basis of their science GPA for placement at one of the training sites.

To remain eligible to continue in the professional training, students must earn a grade of C or better in all senior-level courses. Medical technology and cytotechnology students must be prepared for full-time study (40 hours per week) that could also require additional study time at night and on weekends.

Radiologic Technology. Students pursuing Radiologic Technology complete the freshman and sophomore years on campus. Students accepted into the professional curriculum  component complete the junior and senior years at either an external clinical site off campus or the internal clinical affiliates through UWM. The professional training includes didactic and clinical course work. Aurora St. Luke’s in Milwaukee, Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, UW Hospital & Clinics in Madison, WI, Wheaton Franciscan All Saints in Racine, and Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph in Milwaukee serve as the external clinical education sites. The internal clinical affiliates through UWM include clinical sites in the Milwaukee area.  Students are responsible for any relocation and all living expenses during clinical education.  Entry into professional training or internship is competitive and dependent upon:

1. Completion of UWM’s General Education Requirements (GER), and
2. Completion of all required courses and electives (60 credits) in the freshman and sophomore semesters with a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
3. Successful completion of the professional curriculum application process to include an on-site interview with the external clinical affiliate programs and/or the UWM-sponsored internal clinical program.
4. Successful completion of a background check, health physical, drug screen, and maintaining health insurance for the duration of the professional curriculum.

Additional information is available from the Office of Student Affairs (414) 229-2758.

Admission into the professional curriculum is competitive, and final admit decisions rest with the program directors. Admission is not guaranteed.
To remain eligible to continue in the professional curriculum, students must adhere to all program policies and procedures.

Curriculum for the BioMedical Sciences Major
(Radiology Technology - 130 cr.)

Freshman Year - Semester I

Cr.

Chem 101 Chemical Science 4
Bio Sci 202 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BMS 205 Introduction to Diagnostic Medicine 3
GER Elective (Social Science) 3
Total 14
Freshman Year - Semester II Cr.
Chem 103 Survey of Biochemistry 4
Bio Sci 203 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HS (HCA) 222 Language of Medicine 3
HS (HCA) 224 Introduction to Microcomputers for Allied Health Professions 3
Total 14
Sophomore Year - Semester I Cr.
Physics 110 Physics for the Health Professions 4
HS (HCA) 102 Health Care Delivery in the United States 3
HS (HCA) 250 Allied Health Information Methods
2
HS (HCA) 251 Health Care Documentation 1
BMS 301, 302, 303 Human Pathophysiology 3
GER Elective (Arts) 3
Total 16
Sophomore Year - Semester II Cr.
BMS 245 (SS/CD) Client Diversity in Health Care 3
Kin 270 Statistics in the Health Professions: Theory and Practice 3
BMS 304, 305 Human Pathophysiology 2
GER Elective (Humanities) 6
Electives 2
Total 16

Courses taken during the Professional Curriculum are listed by site at
http://www4.uwm.edu/chs/academics/biomedical_sciences/bms_undergrad/radtech_undergrad/curriculum.cfm

Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Students pursuing Diagnostic Medical Sonography complete the freshman and sophomore years on campus. Students accepted into the professional curriculum  component complete the junior and senior years at either an external clinical site off  campus or the internal clinical affiliates through UWM. The professional training includes didactic and clinical course work. Aurora St. Luke’s in Milwaukee, and UW Hospital & Clinics in Madison, WI, serve as the external clinical education sites. The internal clinical affiliates through UWM include clinical sites in the Milwaukee area for general and Chicago, IL for echocardiography. Students are responsible for any relocation and all living expenses during clinical training. Students are responsible for any relocation and all living expenses during clinical education. Entry into professional curriculum is highly competitive and dependent upon:

1. Completion of UWM’s General Education Requirements (GER), and
2. Completion of all required courses and electives (60 credits) in the freshman and sophomore semesters with a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
3. Successful completion of the professional curriculum application process to include an on-site interview with the external clinical affiliate programs and/or the UWM-sponsored internal clinical program.
4. Successful completion of a background check, health physical, drug screen, and maintaining health insurance for the duration of the professional curriculum.

Additional information is available from the Office of Student Affairs (414) 229-2758.

Admission into the professional curriculum is competitive, and final admit decisions rest with the program directors. Admission is not guaranteed.
To remain eligible to continue in the professional curriculum, students must adhere to all program policies and procedures.

Curriculum for the BioMedical Sciences Major
(Diagnostic Medical Sonography - General Option, 130 cr.)

(Subject to change as of the publication date of this catalog.)

Freshman Year - Semester I

Cr.

Chem 101 Chemical Science 4
Bio Sci 202 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BMS 205 Introduction to Diagnostic Medicine 3
GER Elective (Social Science) 3
Total 14
Freshman Year - Semester II Cr.
Chem 103 Survey of Biochemistry 4
Bio Sci 203 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HS (HCA) 222 Language of Medicine 3
HS (HCA) 224 Introduction to Microcomputers for Allied Health Professions 3
Total 14

Sophomore Year - Semester I

Cr.

Bio Sci 325 Genetics 3
Physics 110 Physics for the Health Professions 4
HS (HCA) 250 Allied Health Information Methods 2
BMS 301, 302, 303 Human Pathophysiology 3
GER Elective (Arts) 3
Total 15
Sophomore Year - Semester II Cr.
BMS 245 (GER-SS/CD) Client Diversity in Health Care 3
Kin 270 Statistics in Health 3
HS 304, 305 Human Pathophysiology 2
Philos 244 (GER-HU) Ethical Issues in Health Care 3
Commun 103 (GER-HU) Public Speaking 3
Total 14

Courses taken during the Professional Curriculum are listed by site at
http://www4.uwm.edu/chs/academics/biomedical_sciences/bms_undergrad/dms_undergrad/curriculum.cfm

Curriculum for the BioMedical Sciences Major
(Medical Technology, Cytotechnology, BioMedical Sciences - 130 cr.)

Freshman Year - Semester I

Cr.

Chem 102 General Chemistry1 5
Bio Sci 202 Anatomy and Physiology I1 4
BMS 101 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Sciences* 2
BMS 205 Introduction to Diagnostic Medicine*
(Fall semester only)
3
GER Elective (Arts) 3
*BMS 101 & 205 highly recommended, not required  
Total 17
Freshman Year - Semester II Cr.
Chem 104 General Chemisty and Qualitative Analysis1 5
Bio Sci 203 Anatomy and Physiology II1 4
HS (HCA) 224 Introduction to Microcomputers for Allied Health Professions 3
GER Elective - Humanities 3
Total 15
Sophomore Year - Semester I Cr.
Bio Sci 325 Genetics1 3
BMS  301, 302, 303 Human Pathophysiology1 3
Chem 341 Introductory Survey of Organic Chemistry1 (fall semester only)
3
Chem 342 Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory1
(fall semester only)
2
Electives 4
Total 15
Sophomore Year - Semester II Cr.
Chem 221 Elementary Quantitative Analysis1 4
Kin 270 Statistics in the Health Professions: Theory and Practice 3
BMS 304, 305 Human Pathophysiology1 2
GER Electives (Social Science) 6
Total 15
Junior Year - Semester I Cr.
Bio Sci 383* General Microbiology1 4
Chem 501* Introduction to Biochemistry1 3
BMS 427* Clinical Immunology1 3
BMS 428* Clinical Immunology Laboratory1 1
GER Elective (Humanities) 3
Total 14
*In Fall, junior year, minimum grade of C required in Bio Sci 383, Chem 501, and BMS 427 and 428.  
In Fall, junior year students apply to BMS professional study. Minimum 2.500 UWM cum GPA required for major.  
Junior Year - Semester II Cr.
BMS 420 Introduction to Hematology 3
BMS 421 Introduction to Hematology Laboratory 1
BMS 431 Clinical Chemistry 3
BMS 432 Clinical Chemistry Laboratory 1
BMS 534 Medical Microbiology 2
BMS 535 Medical Microbiology Laboratory 2
BMS 560 Molecular and Genetic Diagnostics 2
BMS 561 Molecular Diagnostics Lab 1
Total 15
Senior Year - Summer Session Cr.
BMS 521 Applied Clinical Hematology 3
BMS 522 Hemostasis 1
BMS 536 Applied Clinical Microbiology 3
BMS 537 Medical Parasitology and Mycology 2
BMS 541 Urinalysis 1
BMS 542 Applied Clinical Chemistry 3
Total 13

Medical Technology Submajor

Senior Year - Semester I Cr.
BMSi 523 Lectures in Advanced Clinical Hematology 1
BMS 529 Introduction to Immunohematology 3
BMS 530 Immunohematology and Blood Banking Lab 1
BMS 547 Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis 5
BMS 548 Clinical Laboratory Practicum 5
BMS 555 Toxicology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring 1
Total 16
Senior Year - Semester II Cr.
BMS 524 Advanced Clinical Hematology Practicum 3
BMS 531 Advanced Lectures in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences 1
BMS 532 Advanced Clinical Immunohematology and Immunology 3
BMS 538 Advanced Clinical Microbiology Practicum 3
BMS 544 Advanced Clinical Chemistry Practicum 3
BMS 549 Professional Development in Clinical Laboratory Sciences 3
Total 16

Biomedical Sciences Submajor

Senior Year - Semester I Cr.
BMS 523 Lectures in Advanced Clinical Hematology 1
BMS 547 Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis 5
BMS 555 Toxicology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring 1
BMS 599 Advanced Independent Study 3
Electives   6
Total 16
Senior Year - Semester II Cr.
BMS 531 Advanced Lectures in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences 1
BMS 549 Professional Development in Clinical Laboratory Sciences 2
BMS 599 Advanced Independent Study 3
Electives   10
Total 16

Cytotechnology Submajor

Senior Year - Semester I Cr.
BMS 501 Introduction to Cytology 1
BMS 575 Cytology of the Female Genital Tract Lect. 4
BMS 576 Cytology of the Female Genital Tract Lab 4
BMS 577 Cytology of the Respiratory Tract 3
Total 12
Senior Year - Semester II Cr.
BMS578 Cytology of the Gastrointestinal and the Genito-Urinary Tract 2
BMS 579 Cytology of Effusions and the Central Nervous System 3
BMS 580 Aspirations and Miscellaneous Cytology 4
BMS 581 Special Procedures in Cytology 1
BMS 582 Cytology of the Breast 1
BMS 586 Cytology Lab Operations and Quality 1
Total 12
Senior Year - Summer Session Cr.
BMS 583 Cytology Preparation Techniques 1
BMS587 Research Methods in Cytology 1
BMS 588 Diagnostic Microscopy in Cytology 5
Total   7

1 Minimum 2.500 GPA required in sciences.
2 Or equivalent computer course or competency exam.* General Education Requirements must be satisfied using elective credits.

Curriculum for the BioMedical Sciences Major
(Public Health Microbiology - 128 cr.)

Freshman Year - Semester I Cr.
Chem 102 General Chemistry* 5
Bio Sci 202 Anatomy and Physiology I* 4
HS (HCA) 101 Introduction to Health and Disease 2
HS (HCA) 222 Language of Medicine 3
Total 14
Freshman Year - Semester II Cr.
Chem 104 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis* 5
Bio Sci 203 Anatomy and Physiology II* 4
HS (HCA) 224 Introduction to Microcomputers for Allied Health Professions 3
GER Electives - Arts 3
Total 15
Sophomore Year - Semester I Cr.
Bio Sci 325 Genetics*

3

BMS 301, 302, 303 Human Pathophysiology*

3

Chem 341 Organic Chemistry Lecture* (offered fall sem. only)

3

Chem 342 Organic Chemistry Lab* (offered fall sem. only)

2

BMS 205 Introduction to Diagnostic Medicine

3

Total 14
Sophomore Year - Semester II

Cr.

Chem 221 Quantitative Analysis* 4
Kin 270 Statistics in the Health Professions

3

BMS 304, 305 Human Pathophysiology* 2
BMS 245 Client Diversity in Health Sciences

3

BMS 201 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 3
Total

15

Junior Year - Semester I Cr.
Bio Sci 383 General Microbiology* 4
Chem 501 Biochemistry* 3
BMS 427 Clinical Immunology* 3
BMS 428 Clinical Immunology Lab* 1
HCA 212 Drugs Used and Abused (meets GER-Soc Sci) 3
Total 14
*In Fall, junior year, minimum grade of C required in Bio Sci 383, Chem 501, and BMS 427 and 428.  
In Fall, junior year students apply to BMS professional study. Minimum 2.500 UWM cum GPA required for major.  
Junior Year - Semester II Cr.
BMS 534 Medical Microbiology 2
BMS 535 Medial Microbiology Lab 2
BMS 560 Molecular Diagnostics 2
BMS 561 Molecular Diagnostics Lab 1
HCA 307 Epidemiology for Health Science 3
HS (HCA) 311 Law for Health Care Consumers and Professionals 3
GER Elective (Social Science) 3
Total 16
Senior Year - Summer Session Cr.
BMS 536 Applied Clinical Microbiology 3
BMS 537 Medical Parasitology and Mycology 2
Eelctives 5
Total 10
Senior Year - Semester I Cr.

BMS 539

Public Health Microbiology

2

BMS 540

Public Health Microbiology Lab

1

BMS 555

Toxicology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

1

BMS 599

Advanced Independent Study (C L Sci 547 Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis; Immunology and Microbiology)

2

Bio Sci 350

Human Parasitology 3
Bio Sci 405 General Virology 3

GER Elective (Humanities)

3

Total

15

Senior Year - Semester II

Cr.

BMS 531

Advanced Lecture in CLS

2

BMS 538

Advanced Clinical Microbiology Practicum

3

BMS 548

Clinical Lab Practice

5

BMS 549

Professional Development in CLS

2

GER Elective (Humanities)

3

Total 15

*Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.500 in these
required science courses. Of the GER electives listed above, select from Arts,
Humanities, or Social Science a course to satisfy GER-Cultural Diversity.

Curriculum for the BioMedical Sciences Major (Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Echocardiography - 130 cr.)

(Subject to change as of the publication date of this catalog.)

Freshman Year - Semester I Cr.

Chem 102*

General Chemistry

5

Bio Sci 202*

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

Bio Sci 205 Introduction to Diagnostic Medicine

3

GER Elective (Social Science)

3

Total

15

Freshman Year - Semester II

Cr.

Chem 104

General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis

5

Bio Sci 203*

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

HS (HCA 222)

Language of Medicine

3

HS (HCA 224)

Introduction to Microcomputers for Allied Health Professions

3

Total

15

Sophomore Year - Semester I Cr.

Bio Sci 325

Genetics

3

Physics 110* Physics for the Health Professions 3-4

HS (HCA 250)

Allied Health Information Methods

2

HS (HCA 251) Health Care Documentation 1
BMS 301*, 302*, 303* Human Pathophysiology

3

GER Elective (Arts)

3

Total

15

Sophomore Year - Semester II

Cr.

Nurs 101
(GER-SS/CD)
Cultural Diversity in Health Care 3

Kin 270

Statistics in the Health Professions: Theory and Practice

3

BMS 304*, 305*

Human Pathophysiology

2

Philos 244 (GER-HU) Ethical Issues in Health Care 3

Commun 103 (GER-HU)

Public Speaking

3

Total

14

Junior Year - Semester I Cr.
BMS 310 Introduction to Sonography 2
BMS 454 Introduction to Fetal Echocardiography 3
BMS 336 Cardiovascular Principles I 3
BMS 337 Clinical Education I - Echocardiography 3
BMS 450 Vascular Sonography I 3
Total 14
Junior Year - Semester II Cr.
BMS 323 Medical Ultrasound Principles and Apparatus 3
BMS 340 Embryology of the Cardiovascular System 3
BMS 341 Adult Echocardiography I 3
BMS 342 Clinical Education II - Echocardiography 3
BMS 451 Vascular Sonography II 3
Total 15
Junior Year - Summer Session Cr.
BMS 345 Pediatric Echocardiography I 2
BMS 346 Adult Echocardiography II 2
BMS 347 Clinical Education III - Echocardiography 3
Total 7
Senior Year - Semester I Cr.
BMS 435 Adult Echocardiography III 3
BMS 436 Pediatric Echocardiography 3
BMS 437 Stress Echocardiography 3
BMS 438 Clinical Education IV - Echocardiography 3
BMS 455 Vascular Sonography III 3
Total 15
Senior Year - Semester II Cr.
BMS 439 Clinical Education V - Echocardiography 3
Select 4 from the following 5 courses:
BMS 458 Seminar in Advanced Medical Imaging 3
BMS 459 Introduction to 3D/4D Imaging 3
BMS 460 Seminar in Professional Development 3
BMS 462 Seminar in Ultrasound Research 3
BMS 463 Seminar in Management and Education 3
Total 15
Senior Year - Summer Session Cr.
BMS 440 Clinical Education VI - Echocardiography 3
BMS 441 Transesophageal Echocardiography 2
Total 5

*Effective Fall 2007 for new freshmen, the following grade policy will be implemented: Grades of C or higher are required in Bio Sci 202 and 203, Chem 102, Physics 110, and HS 301, 302, 303, 304, and 305.

Nutritional Sciences

The Nutritional Sciences Program is a 123-credit interdisciplinary undergraduate major administered jointly by the Biomedical Sciences and Kinesiology Departments in the College of Health Sciences. The Nutritional Sciences program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in biological, physical, and social sciences, in order to understand the relationships among food, nutrients, eating behavior, and human health. For more information about the Nutritional Sciences program, see the Nutritional Sciences Program description in the Interdisciplinary Majors section of the College of Health Sciences programs in this catalog.

Certificate Program in Forensic Sciences

The BioMedical Sciences Program in the College of Health Sciences cooperates with the departments of Anthropology and Chemistry in the College of Letters and Science and the Criminal Justice Program in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare to offer studies in forensic sciences. Certificates in Death Investigation, Forensic Sciences, and Forensic Toxicology are available. For more information, see the Forensic Sciences program description in the Inter-School/College section in this catalog.

Certificate in Health Care Informatics

Health care organizations employ a vast and complex array of information systems. To utilize and maintain these systems, health care organizations need knowledgeable and skilled employees. The Certificate in Health Care Informatics prepares students to understand, analyze, and evaluate information technology used to perform administrative and clinical tasks within a health care organization. This Certificate is of particular value to students in the health professions, information studies, or those seeking careers with hospitals, clinics, insurance and pharmaceutical firms, as well as vendors who design, develop, and install health care information systems.

Offered as a cooperative program between the Department of Health Sciences, Health Care Administration and Informatics Program, and the School of Information Studies, Information Resources Program, the Certificate provides a basic foundation in health care informatics. Coursework focuses on:

  • An introduction to information technology theory and application, with a special emphasis on internet communication ;

  • the analysis and design of information systems in a health care environment;

  • the design, creation and management of health care database systems; and

  • the legal aspects of information products and services.

With the Certificate in Health Care Informatics, undergraduate students may prepare for graduate study available through UWM’s M.S. Health Care Informatics and the Ph.D. Medical Informatics programs. Students may choose to integrate the Certificate with their undergraduate major or pursue the Certificate post-baccalaureate.

Certificates are granted to students who successfully complete each of the following required courses with a minimum grade of C and whose cumulative GPA across all required courses is at least 2.500.

 

Required Courses

 

 

HS 222

Language of Medicine
Prerequisites: none

F/S

3

HS 224
or
LIS 110

Introduction to Microcomputers for Allied Health Professions
Prerequisites: completion of HCI certificate

F/S

3

Introduction to Information Sciences
Prerequisites: none

LIS 230

Organization of Knowledge
Prerequisites: LIS 110 or HS 224

F/S

3

LIS 250

Internet Communication and Information Transfer
Prerequisites: none

S

3

HCA 537

Introduction to Health Care Databases and Technologies
Prerequisites: HCA 224 or LIS 110 and Senior standing in CHS

F

3

HCA 541
or
LIS 340

Health Care Information System Analysis and Design
Prerequisites: HCA 537

S

3

Information Architecture II
Prerequisites: LIS 240

F/S

HCA 542

Health Care Database Design and Management
Prerequisites: HCA 541 or LIS 340

F

3

LIS 465

Legal Aspects of Information Products and Services
Prerequisites: Junior standing

F

3

 

 

Total

24

Forms for declaring an intention to complete the Certificate in Health Care Informatics must be completed in the College of Health Sciences Office of Student Affairs, Merrill Hall, Room 115. Certificates are awarded upon completion of all requirements or at time of graduation for students seeking a bachelor’s degree.     

This certificate program is subject to federal gainful employment regulations. For more information please visit http://www4.uwm.edu/financialaid/EligConsInfo/gainfulemployment.cfm.

Certificate Program in Nutrition

The Certificate in Nutrition may be awarded to eligible students concurrently with their bachelor’s degree, to students who have previously received a bachelor’s degree at UWM or another accredited institution, and to all other students who are eligible for admission to UWM.

The Nutrition Certificate Program offers students and human services professionals in the community a complement to their primary academic discipline. The nutrition certificate program will provide focused education on human nutrition and its relationship to wellness and the disease process. The application of this knowledge is designed to promote a healthier population in our community. The specialized study of human nutrition enhances the education of human service providers such as allied health professionals, nurses, social workers, health educators, public community and health specialists, as well as persons in the general public who have an interest in wellness and disease prevention.

To receive the certificate, students must complete all of the following courses and obtain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in these specific courses. At least one half of the credits must be taken at UW-Milwaukee.

Courses

Cr.

Bio Sci 202

Anatomy & Physiology I

4

Bio Sci 203

Anatomy & Physiology II

4

BMS 232

Introduction to Nutrition

3

or

BMS 590 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3

Kin 230

Health Aspects of Exercise Nutrition

3

or    
Kin 241 Why We Eat What We Do 3

BMS 301

Human Pathophysiology: Fundamentals

1

BMS 302

Human Pathophysiology: Organ System I

1

BMSi 303

Human Pathophysiology: Organ System II

1

BMS 304

Human Pathophysiology: Organ System III

1

BMS305

Human Pathophysiology: Organ System IV

1

BMS332

Clinical Nutrition

2

BMS/Kin 590

Public Health Nutrition and Food Politics

3

Total

 

24

Certificates are awarded upon completion of all requirements or at the time of graduation for students seeking a bachelor’s degree. Forms for declaring an intention to complete the Nutrition Certificate must be completed and are available in the Office of Student Affairs, Merrill 115.

Certificate Program in Molecular Diagnostics

The certificate program in Molecular Diagnostics trains students in this newly emerging and rapidly evolving field of laboratory medicine. Students gain a solid foundation and basic skills necessary for professional employment in Molecular Diagnostic programs in university and hospital laboratories, in new test R&D applications, or in the biotechnology industries serving the Molecular Diagnostics communities.

The certificate is designed to augment the basic education and skills of students currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in BioMedical Sciences or Biological Sciences. With minimal additional courses, students will be able to complete a certificate in Molecular Diagnostics. Coursework will include lecture and laboratory courses that focus on application and preparation for a nationally recognized certification exam.

The certificate program will also be available to returning, non-degree students who wish additional credentials in Molecular Diagnostics for career development/enhancement.

Complete the following courses

Courses

 

Credits

Chem 501

Introduction to Biochemistry

3

Bio Sci 325

Genetics

3

BMS 539/540

Public Health Microbiology

3 Lc/La

or

Bio Sci 663

Laboratory Techniques in Molecular Biology

4 Lc/La

BMS 560/561

Molecular Diagnostics/Lab

3 Lc/La

or

BMS 705/561

Molecular Pathology/Lab

4

BMS 549

Professional Development in Clinical Laboratory Sciences

2

Complete one of the following elective courses:

Courses

 

Credits

Bio Sci 383

General Microbiology

4 Lc/La

Bio Sci 315/316

Cell Biology/Lab

4

BMS 534/535

Medical Microbiology/Lab

4

Bio Sci 536

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

2

Bio Sci 660

Eukaryotic Molecular Biology

3

BMS 599 Advanced Independent Study 3

Total

16-20

Although flexibility is built into this certificate program, students will be expected to have basic knowledge of microbiology and genetics and at least one advanced laboratory course (500 level or above) to qualify for the Molecular Diagnostics Certificate.

Study of Complementary & Alternative Medicine.�

(NOTE: Certificate Program is currently suspended.� Please contact the CHS Office of Student Affairs at 414-229-2758 for further information).�

The focus of this certificate program is to provide an educational foundation regarding the broad use of complementary and alternative practices available to consumers.� The purpose of this certificate program, based upon the best scientific research available, is to explore and evaluate the most common forms of complementary and alternative medicine.� Through coursework students will be provided: 1) an introduction to the various practices including historic and cultural foundations; 2) review of commonly incorporated practices and scientific research that have investigated the relationship between such practice and health; 3) critical investigation into several of the most popular complementary and alternative self-help therapies and practices including literature reviews to evaluate efficacy of practice; and 4) ethical issues underlying the endorsement and used of “complementary and alternative medicine.”

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

BMS 260 ����� Introduction to Complementary & Alternative Medicine 3
KIN 365� Mind-Body Integration and interventions in Complementary Medicine 3
KIN 368 Intervention Strategies in Complementary and Alternative Medicine 3
KIN 400 ���������� Ethics and Values in the Health and Fitness Professions  
In addition, students must complete an additional 3 credits from a select list of courses available from your advisor in the Office of Student Affairs.

NOTE: This certificate is not designed to provide students with skills necessary to deliver various practices considered as “Complementary and Alternative”.� It is designed to provide future practitioners basic scientific knowledge and skills to critically evaluate the current and future use of complementary and alternative medicine.�

For more information about this program, contact Tracy Oles-Fairchild, Undergraduate program Coordinator, at teo@uwm.edu.� Forms for declaring an intention to complete the Certificate program in the Study of Complementary & Alternative Medicine are available in the CHS Office of Student Affairs.�

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014:
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
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