Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Allied Health Preparatory Programs.doc
Allied Health Preparatory Programs.doc
Allied Health Preparatory Programs.doc
Allied Health Preparatory Programs.doc
Allied Health Preparatory Programs.doc
Allied Health Preparatory Programs.doc
Allied Health Preparatory Programs.doc
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Allied Health Preparatory Programs.doc

219

Published on

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
219
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Allied Health Preparatory Programs Allied health preparatory programs form a component of the department of biological and allied health sciences. Programs include pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, pre-pharmacy, pre-physician assistant, and pre-cytotechnology. Students usually spend two to four years of study at Bloomsburg, and then transfer to another institution for clinical and further specialized training. Students follow a course of study that prepares them for entry into programs at different schools and for a degree in biology if they wish to remain at Bloomsburg University for four years. Bloomsburg University does not offer specific degrees in these areas. Detailed information Course of study Medical Imaging (B.S.) This program of study provides expertise in the operation of imaging equipment and the preparation of patients for various diagnostic and treatment procedures. These include radiography, nuclear medicine, sonography, radiation therapy, cardiovascular interventional radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, positron emission tomography, and mammography. Bloomsburg offers a bachelor of science degree to students completing 2-3 years of core science, general education, and emphasis courses and 1-2 years of clinical training in a hospital-based, certificate program. Although most students begin their studies at Bloomsburg and then transfer to the hospital/clinical sites, the two portions of the program can be done in either order. Students with certificate or associate degrees in radiography can transfer into the bachelors degree program. Detailed information Degree Requirements Clinical Laboratory Science (B.S.) Clinical laboratory scientists (medical technologists) perform many of the laboratory tests used in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. As part of the health care team they contribute data on blood, tissues, and fluids using a variety of precise methods and technologies. The program of study combines natural science and liberal arts education with clinical instruction. Students complete 90 credit hours (3 years) of core science and general education classes at Bloomsburg followed by one calendar year in a hospital clinical program. Detailed Information Degree Requirements Medical Imaging Medical imaging technologists are allied health professionals who have expertise in the operation of imaging equipment and the preparation of patients for various diagnostic and treatment procedures. Practice specialties may include competencies in radiography, nuclear medicine, sonography, radiation therapy, cardiovascular interventional
  • 2. radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, positron emission tomography, and mammography. Additionally, many clinically educated medical imaging technologists pursue careers in management or teaching within their disciplines. To meet the varying needs of these health care professionals, the program offers a range of academic pathways leading to a baccalaureate degree. Admission into the clinical portions of these programs is not automatic or guaranteed; high scholastic achievement is required. Standard 2+2 Option: Students complete a minimum of 60 credits (2 years) at Bloomsburg and then transfer to a hospital-based certificate program for 2 years. Courses taken at Bloomsburg include science and math/computer courses and general education courses. During their second year students apply for admission into hospital programs for their clinical experience. There are over twenty such programs in Pennsylvania. Most radiography/radiologic technology clinical programs are 22-24 months in duration. Upon successful completion of one of these two-year programs, and passing of the national registry (AART) exam, students are awarded 60 clinical credits towards the bachelors degree. Frequently selected hospital programs include the following: Abington Memorial, Reading, Albert Einstein, Wyoming Valley, and Hahnemann/Drexel. Students may elect to complete two shorter clinical programs (e.g. nuclear medicine and sonography) to complete the 2 + 2 option. Students pay tuition to the clinical site, not Bloomsburg University during their clinical program. Geisinger Health System Option: The Geisinger School of Radiography accepts up to ten Bloomsburg Medical Imaging students for admission into their clinical program each fall. Students take the same courses at Bloomsburg as in the standard option, but some of these may be taken during the two-year clinical experience (3 to 6 credits of evening/night classes each semester). Students pay Bloomsburg University tuition and fees throughout the four-year program, and the University then pays Geisinger for their portion of the education program. Thomas Jefferson University College of Health Professions: After successfully completing the courses listed in the standard option, students are eligible to transfer to the two-year milticompetency program at Thomas Jefferson. In this option students gain specialization in two of the imaging modalities and earn their bachelors degree from Jefferson, not from Bloomsburg University. See: www.jefferson.edu/jchp/di Transfer Option: Students who already have a certificate or associate degree in radiography can transfer into the Bloomsburg B.S. Medical Imaging degree program. This would benefit those professionals who are interested in management or teaching positions in the discipline, and those interested in practice specialties that now require a bachelors degree. The course requirements are the same as those for the standard option. For example see the Guthrie/Mansfield/Bloomsburg affiliation in which Bloomsburg accepts all 68 credits of students completing the Mansfield University Associate Degree in Radiology www.guthrie.org/AboutGuthrie/Education/Allied/Radiology/bloomsburg.asp Short Clinical 3+1 Option: Students who select clinical programs that are shorter than two years, complete 75-90 credits (typically 3 years) at Bloomsburg and then transfer to a hospital-based certificate program for 12 to 18 months. Courses taken at Bloomsburg include science and math/computer courses, general education courses, and a minimum of 15 credits from one of three emphasis areas. The emphasis areas are science,
  • 3. management, and education. During their third year at Bloomsburg students apply for admission into hospital programs for their clinical experience. The number of credits awarded toward the bachelors degree is based on the number of months spent in the hospital program. Students who select this option are most often interested in nuclear medicine or sonography The Johns Hopkins Hospital Option: Many of the medical imaging practice specialties are available in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Program in Baltimore, MD. In this option students select either two specialties (2+2 option) or one specialty (3+1 option) for their clinical training. The specialty programs vary in length as do the number of clinical credits awarded. Students complete a minimum of 64 credits at Bloomsburg. These include science and math/computer courses and general education courses. This program is very competitive and although a very high percentage of Bloomsburg students who apply are admitted, outstanding academic achievement, strong interpersonal skills, and a good understanding of the profession are required. Students pay tuition to Johns Hopkins Hospital, not Bloomsburg University, during their clinical program. http://Radiologycareers.rad.jhmi.edu Advisement. The medical imaging program has the greatest number of allied health science students. The advisors guide students in the selection of courses, in choosing the most appropriate academic pathway, and in clinical placement. Admission into hospital programs, however, is not automatic or guaranteed. Admission. Students may enter the program as first-year freshmen or at an advanced level following clinical preparation in radiography. Bloomsburg's program is rigorous and demanding. It attracts individuals who have strong quantitative and people skills. Students should be prepared to study in both academic and clinical environments and have a strong background in all the sciences. Clinical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology) Administered by Biological and Allied Health Sciences Effective Fall 2004 Clinical laboratory scientists perform many of the laboratory tests used in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. As part of the health care team they contribute data on blood, tissues, and fluids using a variety of precise methods and technologies. The program of study combines natural science and liberal arts education with clinical instruction. Students complete 90 credit hours (3 years) of core science and general education classes at Bloomsburg followed by one calendar year in a hospital clinical program accredited nationally by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Bloomsburg's program is rigorous and demanding. It attracts individuals who have strong quantitative and analytical skills. Students should be prepared to study in both an academic and clinical environment and have a strong background in all the sciences. Advisement. Biology and Allied Health Sciences faculty serve as advisors to clinical laboratory science students-guiding them in their course selections and various other academic and professional activities.
  • 4. Clinical Placement. In the past five years, the clinical placement rate for these students has been 100 percent. It is anticipated that this high placement rate will continue in the foreseeable future. Admission to the clinical year experience is not automatic, however. Students begin the application procedure after completing two academic years, usually the summer following the sophomore year. Assistance in making application for admission is offered by the university, but admission is determined solely by the clinical affiliates. Presently, Bloomsburg is affiliated with eight hospitals; however, clinical experience may be taken at any hospital with an accredited program. Students who successfully complete all of the requirements and the clinical year earn a Bachelor of Science degree. All clinical year graduates become eligible to take the certification examinations for clinical laboratory scientist/medical technology. Upon successfully completing one or both of these examinations, the student is awarded a certificate of registry and the designation Medical Technologist (M.T.) (ASCP) or Clinical Laboratory Scientist (C.L.S.) (NCA). Students who change their minds or are not selected for clinical at the end of their junior year can change their major and readily satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Biology during their senior year. Many of these students select the microbiology option, but other degree options are also available. Students may continue to seek admission for the clinical year while completing their degree. Clinical Affiliates and Adjunct Faculty Abington Memorial Hospital, 1200 Old York Road, Abington, Pa. 19001 Paul J. Cherney, M.D., Medical Adviser Barbara J. Scheelje, M.T.(ASCP), Program Director Clinical Lab Scientist / Med Tech (215) 481-2362 Lancaster General Hospital, 410 North Lime St. Lancaster, Pa. 17602 James T. Eastman III, M.D., Medical Adviser Anne Cousar, M.T. (ASCP), Program Director Medical Technology (717) 290-5511; alcousar@lancastergeneral.org http://www.LancasterGeneralCollege.org Reading Hospital and Medical Center, P.O. Box 16052 Reading, Pa 19612 William K. Natale, M.D., Medical Director Joanne S. Grant, M.S., M.T. (ASCP), Program Director, Clinical Lab Science (610) 988-8165 http://www.readinghospital.org/schools/ClinicalLab Robert Packer Hospital, Guthrie Square, Sayre, Pa. 18840 Joseph J. King, M.D., Medical Adviser Brian D. Spezialetti, M.S., M.T. (ASCP), Program Director, Med Tech / CLS (570) 882-4736; bspezial@GHS.Guthrie.org http://www.guthrie.org/medtech.htm Susquehanna Health System, 777 Rural Avenue, Williamsport, Pa. 17701 Willem Lubbe, M.D., Medical Adviser Loretta A. Moffatt, M.T.(ASCP), Program Director, CLS/ Med Tech (570) 321-2326
  • 5. Thomas Jefferson College of Health Professions, 130 S 9th St. Philadelphia, Pa 19107 Albert Keshgegian, M.D., Medical Adviser Janet Devine MT(ASCP), Ed.D. Program Director, Medical Technology (215) 503-8187 www.TJU.edu/jchp/ls York Hospital, 1001South George St. York, Pa. 17405 J. David Owens, M.D., Medical Adviser Brenda L. Kile, M.A., M.T. (ASCP), Program Director, Clinical Laboratory Science (717) 851-2458; bkile@wellspan.org www.wellspan.org Allied Health Preparatory Programs Allied health preparatory programs include pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, pre-pharmacy, pre-physician assistant, and pre-cytotechnology. Students usually spend two to four years of study at Bloomsburg, and then transfer to another institution for clinical and further specialized training. Students follow a course of study that prepares them for entry into programs at different schools and for a degree in biology if they wish to remain at Bloomsburg University for four years. Bloomsburg University does not offer specific degrees in these areas. These preparatory programs provide the advantage of combining a quality, reasonably priced education at a rural university, with training at a major, often urban, medical center. Pre-Physical Therapy. Physical therapists examine, diagnose, and treat patients that have a variety of musculoskeletal,, cardiac, neurological, and pulmonary problems. They carry out programs to help increase a patient’s strength and flexibility, to relieve pain, and to help limit permanent physical disabilities. Most physical therapy degree programs are now at the doctoral level, although there are still a few at the masters level. Students complete a bachelors degree (we strongly recommend the Bachelor of Arts degree in biology) at Bloomsburg then transfer to a physical therapy program where they earn a masters (M.S. PT) or a doctoral (D.PT) degree. These programs are usually 2 or 3 years in length. Bloomsburg students have been admitted to many different schools; there are 14 in Pennsylvania. Bloomsburg has affiliation agreements with Thomas Jefferson University and Drexel-Hahnemann University that guarantee admission to our students providing specific undergraduate requirements are met. http://www.TJU.edu/jchp/pt/index.cfm http://www.mcphu.edu/cnhp/rehab/programs/dpt/ Pre-Occupational Therapy - Occupational therapists develop activities, tools, and materials to help patients achieve independence and self-sufficiency. Clients include those who are limited by physical or mental injury/illness, old age, or developmental disabilities. Occupational therapy degree programs are now at the master’s level. Most students complete 2 years of pre-requisite courses at Bloomsburg then transfer to a combined baccalaureate/master’s degree OT program for 3 years. Bloomsburg students have been admitted to many different schools; there are13 in Pennsylvania. As for physical therapy, Bloomsburg has an affiliation agreement with Thomas Jefferson University that
  • 6. guarantees admission to our students providing specific undergraduate requirements are met. http://www.TJU.edu/jchp/ot/index.cfm Pre-Pharmacy - Pharmacy is a health profession concerned with knowledge about drugs and their effects. Pharmacists prepare, dispense, and administer drugs. They evaluate medication orders, and provide information and advice on drug selection, effects, and interactions. Some pharmacy programs offer a five-year bachelors degree. These are typically “2+3” programs: two years of pre-pharmacy education at Bloomsburg followed by three years in a pharmacy program. Most pharmacy programs now offer and recommend the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, requiring an additional year of clinical studies (“2+4” programs). Bloomsburg students have been admitted to many different schools; there are 5 in Pennsylvania. Pre-Physician Assistant - Physician assistants work under the supervision of and in collaboration with physicians. They provide a broad range of diagnostic, educational, and therapeutic patient care services. There is currently a great deal of variation in the length of physician assistant education programs and the degrees granted. Some programs offer certificates of completion, some offer bachelors degrees, and others offer masters degrees. Students may complete 2 or 3 years of core science and math courses at Bloomsburg and then transfer into a physician assistant program, or they can complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and then transfer into a masters PA degree program. Bloomsburg students have been admitted into many different physician assistant schools; there are 15 in Pennsylvania. Pre-Cytotechnology - Cytotechnologists study the structure and function of cells. They prepare and observe slides and cultures, and work with pathologists in the detection of abnormalities that may be indicative of cancer or other diseases. Cytotechnology programs are bachelors degree programs. Students typically complete 2 years of course work at Bloomsburg and then transfer to a cytotechnology program for further clinical and specialized courses. Bloomsburg students have been admitted to a number of different schools; there are 6 in Pennsylvania. We have an affiliation agreement with Thomas Jefferson University that guarantees admission to our students providing specific requirements are met. http://www.TJU.edu/jchp/ls/prog.cfm
  • 7. guarantees admission to our students providing specific undergraduate requirements are met. http://www.TJU.edu/jchp/ot/index.cfm Pre-Pharmacy - Pharmacy is a health profession concerned with knowledge about drugs and their effects. Pharmacists prepare, dispense, and administer drugs. They evaluate medication orders, and provide information and advice on drug selection, effects, and interactions. Some pharmacy programs offer a five-year bachelors degree. These are typically “2+3” programs: two years of pre-pharmacy education at Bloomsburg followed by three years in a pharmacy program. Most pharmacy programs now offer and recommend the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, requiring an additional year of clinical studies (“2+4” programs). Bloomsburg students have been admitted to many different schools; there are 5 in Pennsylvania. Pre-Physician Assistant - Physician assistants work under the supervision of and in collaboration with physicians. They provide a broad range of diagnostic, educational, and therapeutic patient care services. There is currently a great deal of variation in the length of physician assistant education programs and the degrees granted. Some programs offer certificates of completion, some offer bachelors degrees, and others offer masters degrees. Students may complete 2 or 3 years of core science and math courses at Bloomsburg and then transfer into a physician assistant program, or they can complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and then transfer into a masters PA degree program. Bloomsburg students have been admitted into many different physician assistant schools; there are 15 in Pennsylvania. Pre-Cytotechnology - Cytotechnologists study the structure and function of cells. They prepare and observe slides and cultures, and work with pathologists in the detection of abnormalities that may be indicative of cancer or other diseases. Cytotechnology programs are bachelors degree programs. Students typically complete 2 years of course work at Bloomsburg and then transfer to a cytotechnology program for further clinical and specialized courses. Bloomsburg students have been admitted to a number of different schools; there are 6 in Pennsylvania. We have an affiliation agreement with Thomas Jefferson University that guarantees admission to our students providing specific requirements are met. http://www.TJU.edu/jchp/ls/prog.cfm

×