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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


College of Health Sciences


BioMedical Sciences


Certificate 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, Rosemont, 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 curriculum 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 coursework on campus before applying to progress through the professional training. Once accepted into a professional curriculum 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, FL 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 sciences in order to perform investigatory and laboratory-based analyses 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 the 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 2.5;

3. A cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.5 in specific, required science courses;

4a. 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;

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

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 coursework. 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);
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 maintenance of health insurance for the duration of the professional curriculum;
5. Students are required to earn a grade of C or better in PHYSICS 110, CHEM 101, BIOSCI 202, BIOSCI 203, BMS 301, BMS 301, BMS 303, BMS 304, and  BMS 305;
6. Complete job-shadowing in an imaging department with a Radiologic Technology professional prior to applying to the professional training; and
7. Completion of a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) Course is highly recommended, but not required.  View a list of WI nurse aid training programs at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/caregiver/.

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

Admission into the professional curriculum is competitive and final admission 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 Electives (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 Professions2

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 Electives (Arts)

3

Total

 

16

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr.

BMS 245 (SS/CD)

Client Diversity in Health Care

3

KIN 270

Statistics in Health

3

BMS 304, 305

Human Pathophysiology

2

GER Electives (Humanities)

6

Electives

2

Total

 

16


Courses taken during the Professional Curriculum are listed by site at
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 coursework. Aurora St. Luke’s in Milwaukee, and UW Hospital & Clinics in Madison, serve as the external clinical education sites. The internal clinical affiliates through UWM include clinical sites in the Milwaukee area for general and Chicago for echocardiography. Students are responsible for any relocation and all living expenses during clinical training. Entry into the professional curriculum is highly competitive and dependent upon:

1. Completion of UWM’s General Education Requirements (GER);
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 maintenance of health insurance for the duration of the professional curriculum;
5. Students are required to earn a grade of C or better in PHYSICS 110, CHEM 101, BIOSCI 202, BIOSCI 203, BMS 301, BMS 301, BMS 303, BMS 304, and  BMS 305;
6. Complete job-shadowing in an imaging department with a Diagnostic Medical Sonography professional prior to applying to the professional training; successfully complete a course in CPR; and
7. Completion of a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) Course is required for the clinical application and placement.  View a list of WI nurse aid training programs at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/caregiver/

NOTE: 100 hours of patient care beyond the CNA course are required for placement at Aurora-St. Luke’s School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.  Documentation verifying the 100 hours and evaluation of job performance will be required.  Completing the CNA course and hours by the professional training application deadline of November 1 is recommended. 

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

Admission into the professional curriculum is competitive and final admission 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.)

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 Electives (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 Professions2

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 Electives (Arts)

3

Total

 

15

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr.

BMS 245 (SS/CD)

Client Diversity in Health Care

3

KIN 270

Statistics in Health

3

BMS 304, 305

Human Pathophysiology

2

PHILOS 244 (HU)

Ethical Issues in Health Care

3

COMMUN 103 (HU)

Public Speaking

3

Total

 

14

Courses taken during the Professional Curriculum are listed by site at
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

Chemical Science1

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 Electives (Arts)

3

*BMS 101 and 205 highly recommended, but not required.

 

Total

 

17

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr.

CHEM 104

General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis1

5

BIO SCI 203

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

HS (HCA 224)

Introduction to Microcomputers for Allied Health Professions2

3

GER Electives (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 Health

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 Electives (Humanities)

3

Total

 

14

* In fall of junior year, minimum grad of C is required in BIO SCI 383, CHEM 501, and BMS 427 and 428.

 

* In fall of junior year, students apply to BMS professional study. Minimum 2.500 UWM cumulative GPA is required for the 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.

BMS 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 Cytotechnology

1

BMS 575

Cytology of the Female Genital Tract Lecture

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.

BMS 578

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

BMS 587

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

Chemical Science*

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 I*

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

Introductory Survey of Organic Chemistry* (fall semester only)

3

CHEM 342

Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory* (fall semester only)

2

BMS 205

Introduction to Diagnostic Medicine

3

Total

 

14

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr.

CHEM 221

Elementary Quantitative Analysis*

4

KIN 270

Statistics in Health

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

Introduction to Biochemistry*

3

BMS 427

Clinical Immunology*

3

BMS 428

Clinical Immunology Laboratory*

1

HCA 212

Drugs Used and Abused (SS)

3

Total

 

14

* In fall of junior year, minimum grad of C is required in BIO SCI 383, CHEM 501, and BMS 427 and 428.

 

* In fall of junior year, students apply to BMS professional study. Minimum 2.500 UWM cumulative GPA is required for the major.

 

Junior Year – Semester II

Cr.

BMS 534

Medical Microbiology

2

BMS 535

Medical 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 Electives (Social Science)

3

Total

 

16

Senior Year – Summer Session

Cr.

BMS 536

Applied Clinical Microbiology

3

BMS 537

Medical Parasitology and Mycology

2

Electives

 

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 (CL SCI 547 Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis: Immunology and Microbiology)

2

BIO SCI 350

Human Parasitology

3

BIO SCI 405

General Virology

3

GER Electives (Humanities)

3

Total

 

15

Senior Year – Semester II

Cr.

BMS 531

Advanced Lecture in CLS

2

BMS 538

Advanced Clinical Microbiology Program

3

BMS 548

Clinical Lab Practice

5

BMS 549

Professional Development in CLS

2

GER Electives (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.)

Freshman Year – Semester I

Cr.

CHEM 102

Chemical Science*

5

BIO SCI 202

Anatomy and Physiology I*

4

BIO SCI 205

Introduction to Diagnostic Medicine

3

GER Electives (Social Science)

3

Total

 

15

Freshman Year – Semester II

Cr.

CHEM 104

General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis

5

BIO SCI 203

Anatomy and Physiology I*

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 Electives (Arts)

3

Total

 

15

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr.

NURS 101 (SS/CD)

Cultural Diversity in Health Care

3

KIN 270

Statistics in Health

3

BMS 304, 305

Human Pathophysiology*

2

PHILOS 244 (HU)

Ethical Issues in Health Care

3

COMMUN 103 (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

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 five 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, 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 & 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 MS Health Care Informatics and the PhD 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

Cr.

HS 222

Language of Medicine

3

HS 224

Introduction to Microcomputers for Allied Health

3

OR

 

 

LIS 110

Introduction to Information Science

3

LIS 230

Organization of Knowledge

3

LIS 250

Internet Communication and Information Transfer

3

HCA 537

Introduction to Health Care Databases and Technologies

3

HCA 541

Health Care Information System Analysis and Design

3

OR

 

 

LIS 340

Information Architecture II

3

HCA 542

Health Care Database Design and Management

3

LIS 465

Legal Aspects of Information Products and Services

3

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, NWQ Building B, 6th Floor, (414) 229-2758. 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 www.uwm.edu/financialaid/EligConsInfo/gainfulemployment.cfm.

Certificate Program in Nutrition

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

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 and community 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 and Physiology I

4

BIO SCI 203

Anatomy and 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 Systems I

1

BMS 303

Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems II

1

BMS 304

Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems III

1

BMS 305

Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems IV

1

BMS 332

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, NWQ Building B, 6th Floor, (414) 229-2758.

Certificate Program in Molecular Diagnostics

The certificate program in Molecular Diagnostics trains students in the newly emerging and rapidly evolving field of laboratory medicine. Students gain a solid foundation and the 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 or enhancement.

Complete the following courses:

Courses

Cr.

CHEM 501

Introduction to Biochemistry

3

BIO SCI 325

Genetics

3

BMS 539/540

Public Health Microbiology (Lecture and Lab)

3

OR

 

 

BIO SCI 663

Laboratory Techniques in Molecular Biology w/Lab

4

BMS 560/561

Molecular Diagnostics (Lecture and Lab)

3

OR

 

 

BMS 706/561

Molecular Pathology (Lecture and Lab)

4


Complete one of the following elective courses:

Courses

Cr.

BIO SCI 383

General Microbiology w/Lab

4

BIO SCI 315/316

Cell Biology (Lecture and Lab)

3

BMS 534/535

Medical Microbiology (Lecture and Lab)

3

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 use of “complementary and alternative medicine.”

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

BMS 260

Introduction to Complementary and 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

3

In addition, students must complete 3 credits from a select list of courses available from their advisor in the Office of Student Affairs.

 

NOTE: This certificate is not designed to provide students with skills necessary to deliver various practices considered “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

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