UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018


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 Laboratory Science/Medical Technology. Medical laboratory scientists are trained in the theoretical and practical aspects of laboratory medicine, which are critical to the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. Medical Laboratory Science 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 Laboratory Science 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, use X-rays and administer contrast media to produce images of the human skeleton, chest, digestive tract, and urinary system. The radiographer works closely with the radiologist or physician. Students complete the first two years of prerequisite courses on campus before applying for placement into the professional education portion of the curriculum. Once accepted into the professional education component of the program, students will take didactic and clinical education courses concurrently. Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science degree, students are eligible to write the national registry exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (www.arrt.org). The Radiologic Technology professional education 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 prerequisite courses on campus before applying for placement into the professional education portion of the curriculum. Once accepted into the professional education component of the program, students will take didactic and clinical education courses concurrently. 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 professional education 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 the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP-BOC) Technologist in Microbiology national certification exam.

Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion Offered Online and in the UW Flexible Option format
To be eligible for the Diagnostic Imaging degree completion program, you must hold active registry from one of the following: the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), or equivalent professional imaging registry. The program, which provides the opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree in diagnostic imaging (BSDI), consists of 120 credits with students receiving 60 credits for holding an active registry. Students entering the program with an Associate’s Degree will typically complete 60 credits to be eligible for graduation; students entering the program with hospital-based diploma credits only may have additional credits to satisfy towards graduation. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to have their previous credits evaluated. Please contact an academic advisor at (414) 229-2758.

The degree-completion prgram is designed for non-traditional adult students who have already worked several years as a healthcare professional and can be completed 100% online. This program will prepare you to assume a wide range of positions and leadership roles in hospitals and clinics, including quality-assurance manager, healthcare administrator, diagnostic imaging educator, and others that require a bachelor's degree for entry, such as occupational therapist, physical therapist, and physician's assistant. With a bachelor of science in diagnostic imaging degree, you will also be qualified to expand your career into other areas of the medical imaging industry, from product development to sales and marketing.

Students may also choose to complete the program via the UW Flexible Option. The Flex Option is especially designed for self-motivated nontraditional students who want their previous schooling, work skills, and prior knowledge to apply toward degrees or certificates. The competency-based and self-paced format of the UW Flexible Option fits the schedules of students who must balance work and family responsibilities with educational goals. Because most Flexible Option competencies and assessments are delivered online, students have the opportunity to learn when and where they choose.

Health Sciences Degree Completion Offered fully Online with delivery in the UW Flexible Option format pending.
This interdisciplinary degree completion in Health Sciences is open to those holding an Associate’s degree in a health-related profession and an active certification or license in a related health profession. Applicants with the required credentials are awarded 60 credits and will then complete a minimum of 60 additional credits toward the baccalaureate degree. Students with GER requirements or those planning application to specific professional graduate programs may need to complete more than 60 credits. Coursework may be completed on-line. The availability of this degree completion program in a Flex Option competency-based format is pending approval as of the publication date of this Catalog. 

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to have their previous credits evaluated. Please contact an academic advisor at (414) 229-2758.

This degree completion program will prepare you to assume a wide range of positions and leadership roles in hospitals and clinics, including quality-assurance manager, healthcare administrator, health educator, and others that require a bachelor’s degree for entry, such as occupational therapist, physical therapist, and physician’s assistant.

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 from one of the following seven areas or submajors: Medical Laboratory Science, Biomedical Science, Cytotechnology, Radiologic Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Diagnostic Imaging (degree completion program), Health Science (degree completion program), or Public Health Microbiology. All students, with the exception of students in the Diagnostic Imaging or Health Sciences degree completion program, will be required to comply with a background check and maintain health insurance during the professional training experience.

Medical Laboratory Science, Biomedical Science, Cytotechnology, or Public Health Microbiology. For students pursuing Medical Laboratory Science, 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 (87 credits) through the second semester of junior year for students pursuing Medical Laboratory Science, Cytotechnology, or Biomedical Sciences;

4b. Completion of all required courses and electives (114 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 Laboratory Science 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 education curriculum complete the junior and senior years at either the on-campus UWM radiography program or off campus through external radiography programs offered at 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. Students are responsible for any relocation and all living expenses during clinical education.

Entry into professional training 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 education application process to include an on-site interview with the external radiography programs and/or the UWM radiography program;
4. Successful completion of a background check, health physical, and drug screen prior to the beginning of the professional curriculum, and maintenance of health insurance and CPR certification for the duration of the professional curriculum;
5. Students are required to earn a grade of C or better in Physics 110, Chem 101, Bio Sci 202, Bio Sci 203, BMS 301, BMS 302, BMS 303, BMS 304, and BMS 305;
6. Completion of a job-shadowing experience in an imaging department with a Radiologic Technology professional prior to applying for placement into the professional education component is highly recommended; and
7. Completion of a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) course is highly recommended, but not required. View a list of WI nurse aide 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 education curriculum, students must adhere to all program policies and procedures.

Curriculum for the Biomedical Sciences Major
(Radiology Technology - 126 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 222

Language of Medicine

3

HS 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

Healthcare Delivery in the United States

3

HS (HCA) 250

Allied Health Information Methods

2

HS (HCA) 251

Healthcare 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 Healthcare

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 Education Curriculum are listed by site at
uwm.edu/healthsciences/academics/radiologic-technology

Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Students pursuing Diagnostic Medical Sonography complete the freshman and sophomore years on campus. Students accepted into the professional education curriculum complete the junior and senior years at either the on-campus UWM sonography program or through the external sonography program offered at UW Hospital & Clinics in Madison. The internal clinical affiliates through UWM include clinical sites in the Milwaukee area for general/vascular. 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 education application process to include an on-site interview with the external sonography programs and/or the UWM sonography program;
4. Successful completion of a background check, health physical, drug screen, and maintenance of health insurance and CPR certification for the duration of the professional curriculum;
5. Students are required to earn a grade of C or better in Physics 110, Chem 101, Bio Sci 202, Bio Sci 203, BMS 301, BMS 302, BMS 303, BMS 304, and BMS 305;
6. Complete job-shadowing in an imaging department with a Diagnostic Medical Sonography professional prior to applying for placement into the professional education component; 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 aide training programs at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/caregiver/

NOTE: 100 hours of patient care beyond the CNA course are required for placement at UW Hospital and Clinics 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 education curriculum is competitive and final admission decisions rest with the program directors. Admission is not guaranteed. To remain eligible to continue in the professional education 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 222

Language of Medicine

3

HS 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 Healthcare

3

Kin 270

Statistics in Health

3

BMS 304, 305

Human Pathophysiology

2

Philos 244 (HU)

Ethical Issues in healthcare

3

Commun 103 (HU)

Public Speaking

3

Total

 

14

Courses taken during the Professional Education Curriculum are listed by site at
uwm.edu/healthsciences/academics/diagnostic-medical-sonography

Curriculum for the Biomedical Sciences Major
(Medical Laboratory Science, 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 150

Foundations of Biological Science

4

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

English 207

Health Science Writing (OWC-B)

3

Total

 

15

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

Bio Sci 325

Genetics

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 grade 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 2.5 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

3

BMS 535

Medical Microbiology Laboratory

2

BMS 560

Molecular and Genetic Diagnostics

2

BMS 561

Molecular Diagnostics Lab

1

Total

 

16

Senior Year – Summer Session

Cr

BMS 521

Applied Clinical Hematology

2

BMS 522

Hemostasis

1

BMS 536

Applied Clinical Microbiology

2

BMS 537

Medical Parasitology and Mycology

2

BMS 541

Urinalysis

1

BMS 542

Applied Clinical Chemistry

2

Total

 

10


Medical Laboratory Science 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 2.5 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 - 129 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 150

Foundations of Biological Sciences

4

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

 

15

Sophomore Year – Semester II

Cr

Bio Sci 325

Genetics*

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 grade 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 2.5 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 311

Law for Healthcare Consumers and Professionals

3

English 205 Business Writing (OWC-B)
3
     

Total

 

16

Senior Year – Summer Session

Cr

BMS 536

Applied Clinical Microbiology

2

BMS 537

Medical Parasitology and Mycology

2

Electives

 

4

Total

 

8

Senior Year – Semester I

Cr

BMS 539

Public Health Microbiology

2

BMS 540

Public Health Microbiology Lab

2

BMS 555

Toxicology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

1

BMS 599

Advanced Independent Study (BMS 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

 

16

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 2.5 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.

Diagnostic Imaging Degree Completion Offered Online and in the UW FLEX Option format

The degree completion program in Diagnostic Imaging is open to professionals holding an active registry from ARRT, ARDMS, CCI, or equivalent professional imaging registry. Students will be awarded 60 credits toward their degree completion for the active registry. Students will then complete a minimum of 60 additional credits toward the baccalaureate degree. The 60 credits needed may be completed completely online. The minimum degree requirement for completion is 120 credits including:

  1. Completion of UWM’s General Education Requirements (GER);
  2. A cumulative UWM GPA of 2.5;
  3. Completion of all prerequisite courses (18 credits) with a grade of C or better:
    • HS 102, Healthcare Delivery in the U.S.
    • BMS 205, Introduction to Diagnostic Medicine
    • English 206, Technical Writing or English 207, Health Science Writing
    • Econ 210, Statistics (or equivalent)
    • HCA 220, Leading Healthcare Professionals
    • BMS 245, Client Diversity: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
  4. Completion of all advanced Health Sciences/Diagnostic Imaging courses (23 credits) with a grade of C or better:
    • BMS 301 305, Pathophysiology
    • HS 311, Law for Healthcare Consumers and Professionals
    • Kin 400, Ethics and Values in the Health and Fitness Professions
    • BMS 458, Seminar in Advanced Diagnostic Imaging
    • BMS 463, Seminar in Management and Education
    • NURS 453, Information Management and Healthcare Technology (or equivalent)
    • BMS 5xx, Professional Growth and Career Advancement in Diagnostic Imaging Professions
    and
  5. Electives (19 credits).

Total 60 credits. Students must complete all requirements within 6 years of entering the program. 

Students interested in UW Flexible Option should visit http://flex.wisconsin.edu/degrees-programs/diagnostic-imaging/ for additional information.

Health Sciences Degree Completion Offered Online and in the UW Flexible Option format

This interdisciplinary degree completion in Health Sciences is open to those holding an Associate’s degree in a health-related profession and an active certification or license in a related health profession. Applicants with the required credentials are awarded 60 credits and will then complete a minimum of 60 additional credits toward the baccalaureate degree. Students with GER requirements or those planning application to specific professional graduate programs may need to complete more than 60 credits. Coursework may be completed online or in a flexible, competency-based format. 

Degree Requirements

The minimum degree requirement for completion is 120 credits including:

  1. Completion of UWM’s General Education Requirements (GER), and
  2. Completion of math and English competency requirements, and
  3. A cumuluative UWM GPA of 2.5, and
  4. A minimum of 30 credits from UWM.

Curriculum - Courses and Credits (all courses are three credits unless otherwise noted)

HS 102

Healthcare Delivery in the United States

 

HS 105 Survey of the Health Professions  
     

HCA 220

Leading Healthcare Professionals

 

BMS 590

Teamwork in the Health Professions

 

English 206
or
English 207

Technical Writing

Health Science Writing (OWC-B GER)

 

HS 250 Allied Health Info Methods (or equivalent)  
     

BMS 205

Introduction to Diagnostic Medicine

 

Econ 210 Statistics (or equivalent)  
     

InfoSt 110

Introduction to Information Science and Technology

 

HCA 537
or
Nurs 453

Introduction to Healthcare Databases and Technologies

Information Management and Healthcare Technology (Flex)

 

 

HS 311

Law for Healthcare Consumers and Professionals

 

Kin 400

Ethics and Values in the Health and Fitness Professions

 

BMS 590

Professional Development in the Health Professions

 

BMS 245

Client Diversity in the Health Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

 

TherRec 202

Disability, Society, and the Person

 

TherRec 303

Inclusive and Disability Programs in the Community

 

 

Electives

9


Total – 60 credits. Students must complete all requirements within 6 years of entering the program. 

Students interested in UW Flexible Option should visit http://flex.wisconsin.edu/degrees-programs/health-sciences/ for additional information.

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 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 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 R&D test 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

4

BMS 539/540

Public Health Microbiology (Lecture and Lab)

4

or

 

 

Bio Sci 539

Laboratory Techniques in Molecular Biology w/Lab

4

BMS 560/561

Molecular Diagnostics (Lecture and Lab)

3

or

 

 

BMS 705/561

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)

5

BMS 534/535

Medical Microbiology (Lecture and Lab)

5

Bio Sci 536

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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.

Students interested in pursuing this Certificate should contact the Office of Students Affairs at (414) 229-2758. The Office is located in NWQB room 6425. 

 


Courses

Biomedical Sciences



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