Health Services Technology Degree Courses
BIOL 1550 - Microbiology for Health Professionals
This course is designed for allied health and nursing majors. It explores the major groups of microorganisms and the role they play in the environment and in disease. The host-parasite relationship, human immunity to disease, epidemiology, and the control of microorganisms are also addressed. Laboratory exercises provide the student with the basic techniques of microbial identification, microscopy, sterile technique, and basic infection control.
Required Concurrent Course(s): BIOL1550L
BIOL 1730 - Basic Anatomy and Physiology
This course presents the basic terms and concepts that deal with the structure and processes of the human body. It involves examination of the body as a whole, the cell, and tissues. The basic structure and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems are presented. Laboratory exercises enhance and support the lecture topics and include microscopy, the study of models, specimen dissection, cadaver study, and physiological experiments.
Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL0040 with a minimum grade of C- or qualifying placement test scores.
Required Concurrent Course(s): BIOL1730L
BIOL 2751 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
This course is an in-depth study of the principles of human anatomy and physiology. It includes the study of structure and function of the body as a whole and study of cell biology, histology, the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, endocrine, and nervous systems plus the special senses. Laboratory exercises are designed to supplement lecture topics and include microscopy, the study of models, cat and specimen dissection, cadaver study, and physiological experiments. (OTM approved course in Natural Sciences TMNS)
Required Prerequisite Course(s): High school chemistry with minimum grade of C-, or CHEM1010, ENGL0040, MATH0084 (minimum grade of C- required for all), or qualifying placement test score (If the student has completed BIO121 and BIO122 or BIOL1730 with a minimum grade of C then the student is not required to have high school chemistry or CHEM1010)
Required Concurrent Course(s): BIOL2751L
BIOL 2752 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This course is an in-depth study of the principles of human anatomy and physiology. It includes the study of structure and function of the body as a This course is a continuation of BIOL 2751. It includes the study of structure and function of blood and the cardiovascular, lymphatic/immunity, digestive, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive systems. Laboratory exercises are designed to supplement lecture topics and include microscopy, the study of models, cat and specimen dissection, cadaver study, and physiological experiments. (OTM approved course in Natural Sciences TMNS) UG
Required Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL2751 with a minimum grade of C-
Required Concurrent Course(s): BIOL2752L
CHEM 1030 - Chemistry
The course is to give the Allied Health and Nursing student an appreciation and understanding of general inorganic chemistry. Includes atomic and molecular structure, molecular forces, properties and states of matter, naming of chemical compounds, types and behaviors of solutions, types of reactions, acid base chemistry, carefully chosen organic topics with their applications to specific health problems. Laboratory exercises will enhance and reinforce lecture topics. (OTM approved course in Natural Sciences TMNS)
Required Prerequisite(s): CHEM1010 or high school chemistry with a minimum grade of C-
Required Concurrent Course(s): CHEM1030L
CISS 1020 - Digital Literacy and Applications
Digital Literacy and Applications is a course to provide students with a working knowledge of computer concepts and essential skills necessary for work and communication in today’s society. Topics include technology concepts, operating systems, web browsers, cloud applications, security, digital profile, information literacy, hardware, networks, e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software. TAG#: OBU003
COMM 1010 - Speech
This course involves instruction and experience in giving a presentation. Students are taught the principles of speech content and delivery so that they can effectively participate in a variety of practical speaking situations. Presentations will include the informative speech, persuasive speech, visual aid/demonstration speech, impromptu speech, and group presentation. (OTM for Oral Communication TMCOM and TAG# OCM013)
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I
This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001)
Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL0040 with a minimum grade of C- or qualifying placement test scores
ENGL 1030 - English Composition II
This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. (OTM for Second Writing Course TME002)
Required Prerequisite(s): ENGL1010 with a minimum grade of C-
STAT 1010 - Probability and Statistics
This course provides the student with an overview of probability and statistics. Probability terminology, concepts and rules are emphasized in solving probability problems. Descriptive statistics, including measures of central tendency and dispersion, charts, tables and diagrams are used to summarize data. The student is introduced to the binomial, Poisson, hyper-geometric, normal and t-distributions. Confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression are used to make conclusions concerning population parameters from sample data. This course meets the requirements for OTM Introductory Statistics TMM010.
Required as Prerequisite(s): Take MATH0084 with a minimum grade of C-, or qualifying placement test score, or co-requisite of STAT0086
There are also 6 elective courses required for this degree. Please see the curriculum worksheet (PDF), opens in a new window for a current electives list.
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