September 23, 2010 Directory 1
School of Medicine Overview
The Indiana University School of Medicine Health
Welcome to the IU School of Medicine Professions Programs offer degrees and course
work in clinical laboratory science, cytotechnology,
Health Professions Programs Bulletin!
emergency medical services, histotechnology, medical
The Indiana University School of Medicine Health
imaging technology, nuclear medicine technology,
Professions Programs offer degrees and course work in
radiation therapy, radiography, and respiratory therapy.
the following areas:
These programs are housed within appropriate clinical
Clinical Laboratory Science, BS departments in the School of Medicine but are collectively
Cytotechnology, BS called the Health Professions Programs (HPP). Other
Emergency Medical Services+ degrees in the health professions are offered on the IUPUI
Histotechnology, Certificate & AS campus through the IU School of Dentistry, IU School of
Medical Imaging Technology, BS Nursing, and the IU School of Health and Rehabilitation
Nuclear Medicine Technology, BS Sciences.
Paramedic Science, AS
Last Updated: February 24, 2010
Radiation Therapy, BS
Radiography, AS Directory
Respiratory Therapy, BS
Health Professions Programs
+EMT-Basic Course Open to all IUPUI students Administrative Office
Marti Reeser, M.S., Director
These programs are housed within appropriate clinical
Phone: (317) 278-8628
departments in the Indiana University School of Medicine
but are collectively called the Health Professions
Programs (HPP). Beth Goodman, M.S.W., Academic Advisor
Phone: (317) 274-1910
The IU School of Medicine Health Professions Programs
are committed to the excellent quality preparation of health
personnel who have a concern for the well-being of the Christine Padgett, Student Services Representative
people they serve. The programs integrate teaching, Phone: (317) 278-4752
research, and service through the efforts of their faculty E-mail: email@example.com
and student. This integration results in high-quality
programs that have a significant positive impact on health Mailing Address: Van Nuys Medical Science Building
care. (MS) 259D
635 N. Barnhill Drive
Health Professions Programs (AS and BS Programs) Indianapolis, IN 46202-5114
Van Nuys Medical Science, Room 259D
635 Barnhill Drive E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Indianapolis, IN 46202 Web: http://medicine.iu.edu/hpp
(317) 278-4752 Department of Emergency Medicine
Paramedic Science (A.S.)
email@example.com Leon Bell, M.S., Director
http://medicine.iu.edu/hpp Phone: (317) 630-7314
For information regarding other degree programs within E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
the IU School of Medicine: Mailing Address: Wishard Emergency Services
Medical School Admissions (MD Program) 3930 Georgetown Road
Fesler Hall, Room 213 Indianapolis, IN 46245
1120 South Drive Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Indianapolis, IN 46202 Clinical Laboratory Science (B.S.) Linda M. Marler,
(317) 274-3772 M.S., Co-Director
Phone: (317) 491-6219
email@example.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diane Leland, Ph.D., Co-Director
Graduate Division (MS and PhD Programs) Van Nuys Phone: (317) 491-6646
Medical Science, Room 207 E-mail: email@example.com
635 Barnhill Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46202 Mailing Address: Clarian Pathology Laboratory, Room
(317) 274-3441 350 W 11st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-4108
http://grad.medicine.iu.edu Cytotechnology (B.S.) William Crabtree, Ph.D., Director
Phone: (317) 491-6221
Last Updated: April 15, 2010
2 Vision & Mission September 23, 2010
Mailing Address: Clarian Pathology Laboratory, Room the Health Professions Programs seek to develop and
6002J maintain a scholarly and competent faculty capable of
350 W 11st Street achieving the following goals:
Indianapolis, IN 46202-4108
• To build upon sound principles of general education
Histotechnology (Certificate and A.S.) Debra Wood, by preparing students to communicate effectively,
M.S., Director exhibit quantitative skills, think critically, integrate
Phone: (317) 491-6311 and apply knowledge, exhibit intellectual depth
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and breadth, be intellectually adaptive, appreciate
societal and cultural diversity, and apply ethical
Mailing Address: Clarian Pathology Laboratory, Room standards and values to professional practice.
• To provide undergraduate degree programs
350 W 11st Street
that offer education related to the provision and
Indianapolis, IN 46202-4108
management of health services by the various health
Department of Radiation Oncology professions.
Radiation Therapy (B.S.) Donna Dunn, M.S., Director • To contribute to the advancement of knowledge
Phone: (317) 944-1302 through research.
E-mail: email@example.com • To provide continuing education for health
professions practitioners wishing to further their
Mailing Address: 535 N Barnhill Dr, RT 107C career development.
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5111
• To foster the development of lifelong habits of
Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences scholarship and service among faculty and students.
Radiography (A.S.) Medical Imaging Technology (B.S.) In addition to the mission of the collective programs, each
Nuclear Medicine Technology (B.S.) program has its own mission statement, which can be
Bruce Long, M.S., Director, Radiologic & Imaging found on the web site devoted to the program or in the
Sciences brochures produced by individual programs. Please see
Phone: (317) 274-5254 the appropriate web site or contact individual programs for
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org further information.
Linda Cox, M.S., Program Coordinator, Medical Imaging Last Updated: March 22, 2010
Phone: (317) 274-5188 Purpose & Philosophy
E-mail: email@example.com Purpose
Judith E. Kosegi, M.S., Director, Nuclear Medicine The Indiana University School of Medicine Health
Technology Professions Programs are charged with providing
Phone: (317) 274-7431 undergraduate health professions education on the
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Indiana University Purdue University campus in
Indianapolis (IUPUI). These programs prepare health
Mailing Address: Clinical Building, 120 professionals to provide diagnostic and therapeutic
541 Clinical Drive patient care. As part of a major university, the programs
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5111 accept and fulfill four major responsibilities, by providing
(1) opportunities to acquire a sound basic education
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
in the undergraduate health programs offered through
Respiratory Therapy (B.S.) Linda Van Scoder, Ed.D.
the School of Medicine and to foster the development
Phone: (317) 962-8475
of lifelong habits of scholarship and service; (2)
advancement of knowledge through research; (3)
Mailing Address: Methodist Hospital, Wile Hall 652 continuing education programs aimed at maintaining and
1701 N. Senate Blvd. improving the competence of those health professionals
Indianapolis, IN 46202 engaged in patient care or supportive health services; and
(4) multiple services to the people of the state of Indiana in
Last Updated: March 22, 2010 these health professions.
Vision & Mission Philosophy
Vision The vision of the Indiana University School
The Indiana University School of Medicine Health
of Medicine Health Professions Programs is to be a
Professions Programs are committed to the excellent
nationally recognized leader in health professions
quality preparation of health personnel who have a
education, research, and service, while preparring an
concern for the well-being of the people they serve.
array of high-quality health care professionals in Indiana.
The programs integrate teaching, research, and service
Mission The Indiana University School of Medicine Health through the efforts of their faculty and students. This
Professions Programs have a long tradition of academic integration results in high quality programs that have a
excellence. The major purpose of the Health Professions significant positive impact on health care.
Programs is to provide quality degree programs in the
Each program offered provides the health professions
health professions to meet the needs of the people of the
student with an opportunity to develop expertise, scientific
state of Indiana. In fulfilling their fundamental purpose,
knowledge, and professional attitudes that will enable the
September 23, 2010 History of Current Degree Programs 3
student to contribute to the health of society and obtain The former IU School of Allied Health Sciences was first
career satisfaction. The programs adhere to specific established as a division in 1959 by action of the Trustees
professional guidelines or standards and are designed of Indiana University. In 1960, the trustees conferred upon
in collaboration with the appropriate accrediting bodies. the faculty of the IU School of Medicine the responsibility
All curricula are based upon a foundation in the liberal and authority to grant the Bachelor of Science degree to
arts and sciences, which is essential for an informed and those students successfully completing the prescribed
productive life. curriculum in four allied health programs that had been
offered long before the establishment of the division. Since
The faculty believe that the education of health that time, additional degree programs were approved
professions personnel follows a coordinated and logical and initiated. In June 2003, the IU School of Allied Health
interdisciplinary process based on a core body of Sciences was renamed the IU School of Health and
knowledge germane to health professions practice. By Rehabiliation Sciences.
sharing experiences related to a variety of activities, the
student is introduced to others who have both common History of the IU School of Medicine The Indiana
and unique educational interests. Appreciation of the University School of Medicine (IUSM) was founded
contribution of each health discipline and interaction in 1903, and its first students were enrolled on the
with peers and scholars in different health professions Bloomington campus. It was the fourth medical school
encourage the coordination of health planning, health in the United States, after Johns Hopkins, Harvard,
services, disease prevention, and health promotion. and Western Reserve, to require two or more years of
collegiate work for admission. The school awarded the
Education is perceived by the faculty as an evolving Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree to its first class of 25 in
and continuing process toward an increased ability 1907. Following the union in 1908 of all medical schools in
to think, reason, and judge that leads to a satisfying the state within Indiana University, the General Assembly
and self-disciplined life. Effective education allows for of the State of Indiana, mandated, in 1909, that Indiana
individual difference and is provided in a participative University assume the responsibility for medical education
atmosphere. The faculty believe that freedom of in the state.
choice and meaningful assimilation of facts nurture the
development of the students, enhance their understanding Initially, students had the opportunity to take the first two
of patients' problems, and promote a dedication to lifelong years of their medical school work in either Bloomington
self-evaluation and self-education. or Indianapolis. In 1912, all students entered through
the Bloomington program and moved to Indianapolis
Faculty of the School of Medicine Health Professions for their second-, third-, and fourth-year courses. This
Programs are fully qualified in their fields of expertise and system remained in effect until 1958, when the work of
hold appropriate degrees and certification or licensure. In the Bloomington division was transferred to Indianapolis.
implementing the objectives of their academic programs, Excellent facilities for the teaching of the basic medical
they strive to keep their professional and teaching sciences and a strong nucleus of basic science faculty
competencies current. The faculty are committed to members remained in Bloomington. Consequently, in
preparing uniquely qualified personnel who must meet the 1959 an experimental program of medical education was
challenges of the complex and ever-changing health care started in Bloomington in cooperation with the College
needs of society. of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School. This
The graduates of Health Professions Programs should program, the Medical Sciences Program, included studies
be prepared to apply the knowledge they have attained in that could lead to the combined M.D./M.S. and M.D./Ph.D.
their selected discipline. Graduates have a responsibility degrees. In 1965, a School of Medicine faculty committee
to maintain competency through formal and informal recommended the adoption of a comprehensive plan
continuing education and to contribute to new knowledge for medical education throughout the state of Indiana.
in their discipline. Graduates have legal, moral, and ethical The plan involved the use of regional facilities in addition
responsibilities to their employers, patients, and the to those of the Medical Center in Indianapolis. The
public and are expected to participate in community and plan would coordinate and utilize elective programs in
professional activities. community hospitals, preceptorships with practicing
physicians, internship and residency programs, and
This statement of philosophy forms the core of values from continuing medical education programs throughout the
which the Health Professions Programs vision, mission, state.
objectives, policies, and procedures are derived.
The plan also resulted in the formation, within existing
Last Updated: February 24, 2010 educational institutions, of ‘‘centers for medical education’’
for teaching basic medical science courses to first-year
History of Current Degree Programs medical students. In 1971 the General Assembly of
All Indiana Univerity School of Medicine Health the State of Indiana unanimously authorized legislation
Professions Programs were formerly part of the IU School establishing the Indiana Statewide Medical Education
of Allied Health Sciences. On July 1, 2002, eight programs System. This legislation mandated that the Indiana
were moved back to the IU School of Medicine as part University School of Medicine be responsible for selection,
of a restructuring of the new IU School of Health and admission, and assignment of students; for curricular
Rehabiliation Sciences, which moved toward a graduate development; and for evaluation and accreditation of the
school model. One additional undergraduate program system. Further development of the Indiana Statewide
moved on January 1, 2004, to complete the restructuring Medical Education System was approved in the 1979
of the undergraduate programs. Indiana General Assembly. Approval for planning and
funding for a second year of medical study at each of
4 Accreditation September 23, 2010
the centers for medical education was passed, and patients. Midway on the people mover is the new (2006)
second-year students were first appointed to all centers Clarian Pathology Building that houses the majority of
except Fort Wayne in the fall 1980 semester. Funding for hospital laboratories for Riley, IU and Methodist hospitals
second-year students at the Fort Wayne campus began and also the educational programs in Clinical Laboratory
in fall 1990. The School of Medicine currently has eight Science, Cytotechnology, and Histotechnology.
centers for medical education, located in Bloomington,
Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Muncie, South Bend, Terre Clarian Health’s hospitals—Riley Hospital for Children,
Haute, and West Lafayette. IU Hospital, and Methodist Hospital of Indiana—currently
record approximately 1 million in- and out-patient visits per
Last Updated: March 22, 2010 year. The affiliated hospitals—Wishard, Roudebush, and
LaRue Carter—together handle another 1 million patient
Accreditation visits each year. This enormous patient base provides a
The Indiana University School of Medicine Health broad range of superb clinical educational opportunities.
Professions Programs share with the other schools of the The hospitals host 71 residency and fellowship programs
University the accreditation accorded Indiana University with 992 residents and fellows and provide clinical
as a member of the North Central Association of Colleges experiences in both inpatient and outpatient facilities
and Schools. to second- through fourth-year students. IUSM’s nearly
800 teaching faculty members staff all the hospitals. In
In addition, the professional programs are individually addition, the hospitals host educational programs for
accredited by appropriate governing agencies within the nursing, dentistry, and health professions students as well
discipline. See program-specific sections. as Purdue University pharmacy doctoral students.
Last Updated: March 22, 2010 Last Updated: March 18, 2010
The Indiana University Medical Center (IUMC) campus
covers some 85 acres within one mile of the center of Applicants seeking admission to any of the IU School
Indianapolis. Half of the first- and second-year classes are of Medicine Health Professions Programs must be
on the IUMC campus; the other half are at the centers for enrolled as a degree-seeking student on the IUPUI
medical education. The School of Medicine’s enrollment campus or admitted to the campus for the appropriate
in 2009-2010 consisted of 1,204 M.D. students, 209 term of entry. In addition, applicants mustalso submit a
Ph.D. students, 127 M.S. students, 46 joint M.D./Ph.D. completed application packet to the specific program's
students, and 268 undergraduate students. In addition to admissions committee by the program's application
opportunities at the centers for medical education, M.D. deadline. Please see program specific requirements
students may participate in clinical and elective rotations in the "Degree Programs" section of this publication.
in physician offices and hospitals throughout the state and The program specific application can be found in the
nation. Students may study or serve abroad during their admissions section of the Health Professions Programs
medical school careers. website (http://medicine.iu.edu/hpp).
The School of Medicine includes several facilities on the
Applicants should also be aware of the following additional
IUMC campus, including Fesler Hall, VanNuys Medical
Sciences Building, Indiana Cancer Pavilion, IU Cancer
Research Institute, Research Institutes II and III, the Preadmission Status
Rotary Building, and Emerson Hall. The William H.
Coleman Hospital, Robert W. Long Hospital, and the Enrollment at Indiana University does not guarantee
Willis D. Gatch Clinical Building have been renovated admission to any of the health professions programs. To
to provide research and administrative offices at IUSM. be eligible for admission to one of the health professions
Approximately one mile east of the IUMC campus, along programs, students must adhere to the academic
the historic canal, sits the Medical Information Science regulations of the academic unit in which they are
Building, the Clarian Pathology Building, the Radiology enrolled and meet School of Medicine Health Professions
Education and Research Institute, and Fairbanks Hall. Programs and individual program preadmission
requirements as stipulated in the general education
Hospitals that are staffed by faculty and provide residency and program sections of this bulletin. Admission to
training programs include Wishard Memorial Hospital (a many programs is competitive; therefore, completion
city-county hospital recently listed among the top 100 of the prerequisites does not guarantee admission
U.S. public hospitals), Roudebush VA Medical Center, to the program. In some instances a student may be
Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Hospital and admitted to the School of Medicine as a preprofessional
Outpatient Center, and LaRue Carter Psychiatric Hospital student; however, this status is for academic advising
(which is state owned and located about five minutes purposes only and in no way influences admission into a
from campus). Riley and IU Hospital separated from the professional program.
School of Medicine in 1997 to join Methodist Hospital
of Indiana in forming Clarian Health Partners. Clarian Change of Educational Objective for Preprofessional
Health is committed to supporting the school’s mission of Students
advancing education, research, and patient care. Located Changing one's educational objective to a health
approximately two miles from IUMC, Methodist Hospital professions program does not guarantee admission to
provides additional significant educational opportunities to the program. Students considering a change in their
IU students and residents. The two “campuses” are linked educational objective should consult with a counselor on
by a people mover for the convenience of both staff and their respective campuses before initiating the change.
September 23, 2010 Admission Policies 5
Pre-health professions students in University College, the a minimum grade point average higher than 2.00 on a
School of Medicine, or other Indiana University schools 4.00 scale. Some programs also use a component of the
or divisions must follow that academic unit's procedures overall grade point average (for example, math/science
for changing the educational objective. All students grade point average). See specific program information.
must meet School and individual program admission Only completed course work and the resultant grade point
requirements in order to be admitted to a professional average are evaluated. Radiography Program applicants
program. Each Health Professions Program requires may have the high school record evaluated. In these
students to complete an application for admission to the instances only academic course work taken during high
specific program. Please see program-specific sections school will be used in calculating the admission grade
for the individual program admission deadlines. point average. Students applying for a degree program
may not be admitted to, hold a position in, or begin a
Transfer Credit program if they would be on probation as a student in any
Acceptance of credit from a regionally accredited college of the Health Professions Programs. Students are placed
or university for transfer to Indiana University will be on probation within the School when the cumulative and/or
determined by the campus admissions office. most recently completed semester grade point average
falls below 2.00 on a 4.00 scale. The applicant must also
While the grades from course work completed at Indiana maintain the minimum grade point average as established
University and all other colleges and universities are by the program. The applicant’s grade point average will
used to calculate the admission grade point average, be the major consideration (51 percent or greater) for
only grades of C (2.00) or above will be considered for admission. (See specific program information.)
transfer. The university does not accept the transfer
of special credit by examination awarded by another Repeated Courses Applicants whose cumulative
college or university. The transfer of credit earned through grade point average is at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale
a regionally accredited junior college or a community and who have repeated courses may petition to have
college is normally limited to the equivalent of two years their admission grade point average recalculated. The
of academic work toward a baccalaureate degree and one recalculation will use the most recent grade of the
year of academic work toward an associate degree. The repeated course. This repeat option includes the use
School retains the right to determine the acceptability of of the Indiana University FX option and is applied with
transfer credit to meet degree requirements. the following restrictions: It can be used for a total of no
more than 15 credits; the grade will be deleted not more
Correspondence Courses than twice for a given course; each attempt will count
All credit to be applied to an Health Professions Programs toward the15-credit-hour limit; and a W cannot be used
degree earned through IU's Independent Study Program, to replace a grade and will not count toward the 15 credit
correspondence study, or other nontraditional methods hours. If more than 15 credit hours are repeated, the
must be validated and approved by the faculty of the applicant will determine which of the repeated courses
program to which the student is applying. are to be deleted. The petition must be attached to the
application. The effective date is the beginning of the 1996
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 fall semester. Any course being used to replace an earlier
course grade must be taken in the fall of 1996 or later.
The admission policies of individual programs within the Academic Bankruptcy Applicants whose grade point
Indiana University School of Medicine Health Professions average is at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale may petition the
Programs comply with the following standards: program for up to one year (fall, spring, and summer) of
Prerequisite Course Work Applicants must complete academic bankruptcy based on compelling nonacademic
prerequisite courses at an accredited high school (or GED reasons. The bankrupted semesters must be consecutive.
equivalent), college, or university. Individual programs Academic bankruptcy is for admission purposes only
determine the specific courses and the minimum grade and in no way affects the university’s official grade point
that must be achieved in any course (see specific average. Course work completed in a semester that has
program information); therefore, program-specific been bankrupted for admission purposes cannot be used
requirements may differ. Pass/fail grades are not for the fulfillment of program prerequisites or counted
acceptable in prerequisite courses unless pre-approved as credit hours toward the degree. The petition must be
by the specific program. Students are eligible to apply attached to the application. Note: Academic Bankruptcy
for admission to an associate or baccalaureate program cannot be requested for professional Radiologic Sciences
when their academic progress shows reasonable courses for applicants to the Medical Imaging Technology
probability that entry-level requirements can be completed Program.
before the beginning date of the next class entering Fresh Start The School of Medicine Health Professions
the professional program. Applicants should read the Programs, for the purposes of selecting candidates for its
admission policies and program descriptions in the school various undergraduate programs, will allow an applicant to
and program sections of this bulletin for specific entry-level appeal to the program’s admissions committee for a fresh
requirements. start that allows an “academic forgiveness” for the early
Grade Requirements Without exception, applicants to portion of the student’s academic pursuits. Students must
a degree program must have a cumulative grade point request a fresh start at the time of program application.
average of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale for all course Note: Fresh Start cannot be requested for professional
work completed at Indiana University and/or any other Radiologic Sciences courses for applicants to the Medical
college or university. Some programs have established Imaging Technology Program.
6 Admission Policies September 23, 2010
Fresh start will eliminate, for the purpose of calculating have course content waived by a particular academic unit
program specific admission grade point average(s), all may request the specific program’s admissions committee
courses and grades earned by the applicant during the to accept this waiver.
forgiveness period. Only grades from courses completed
after the fresh start period will be considered in admission Undistributed Credit Upon admission to any of the
calculations. No course taken during this fresh start period Indiana University campuses, students with course work
may be used for the fulfillment of any prerequisite or completed previously at accredited colleges or universities
graduation requirement. are awarded the appropriate transfer credit for this prior
education. Transfer credits are either matched to the
The forgiveness period begins with the applicant’s first appropriate course equivalent (e.g., ENG-W 131) on that
academic enrollment period (at any college or university) IU campus or transferred as undistributed credit (e.g.,
and ends on a date designated by the applicant. To invoke ENG-UN 100). Some campuses have policies that limit
this policy, the student must meet the following three the number of credits that students may receive for their
conditions: prior education.
Including all course work taken during the requested When transfer credits are designated as ‘undistributed,'
academic forgiveness period, have at least a 2.00 this simply means that the transfer credit analyst for the
cumulative grade point average (on a 4.00 scale); specific campus did not find an equivalent course at that
IU campus. These credits can still be applied for use
After the designated forgiveness period, applicants must towards any of the School's degree programs.
complete the following minimum number of graded course
hours based on the degree level of their program of When a student has been given ‘undistributed' credits,
interest. it is the student's responsibility to contact the School's
Administrative Office to determine how these credits
Bachelor’s Degree - 50 credit hours of graded course will be accepted by the admission committee of the
work. student's program of interest. Such a request should be
Associate Degree - 12 credit hours of graded course work. made in writing (preferably via email) to a member of the
administrative staff. The request will then be forwarded to
Meet all other program-specific admission requirements. the appropriate admissions committee for consideration.
Applicants may include in-progress course work at the Testing Applicants may be required to complete testing
time of the specific program’s application deadline toward as designated by the program. Testing results may be
the minimum number of graded course work as part of used as a component of the admissions decision unless
credit hours completed after the designated forgiveness their use would violate state or federal law.
Interview Applicants may be required to complete a
Applicants to the Radiography Program are encouraged to personal interview. The interview may be a component of
complete at least one math/science course as part of the the admission decision. Some programs limit the number
12 credit hours of graded course work completed after the of interviews granted based on the number of applications
academic forgiveness period. If a math/science course is received.
not completed within this period, the program’s admissions
committee will revert to the applicant’s high school record Technical Standards for Admission and Retention
to determine certain criteria for entry. Because a degree in a health professions discipline
attests to the mastery of knowledge and skills, graduates
The granting of a fresh start by a program does not alter must possess the essential knowledge and skills to
the student’s official academic record. Students must meet function in a broad variety of clinical situations and render
all minimum degree requirements and may invoke this a wide spectrum of patient care in a safe and effective
policy only one time. The petition for fresh start must be manner.
attached to the application.
The School of Medicine Health Professions Programs
Credit by Examination Applicants to any of the Health faculty has therefore specified nonacademic criteria,
Professions Programs who have received credit by Technical Standards for Admission and Retention, that
examination from Indiana University in a course that all applicants and students are expected to meet in
meets a program prerequisite will be viewed as meeting order to participate in a health professions program.
this specified requirement. Application of this policy for These criteria include the following five categories: (1)
math/science prerequisites will be determined at the observation; (2) communication; (3) motor function; (4)
program level. Any credit by examination hours received intellectual-conceptual, integrative, and quantitative
by the student must be transferred onto the student’s abilities; and (5) behavioral and social attributes. All
university transcript before it can be considered as accepted students will be required to sign a statement
meeting a program’s admissions prerequisite. certifying that they can meet the technical standards that
At IUPUI, credit by examination can be earned from the apply to the program to which they have been admitted.
following sources: Advance Placement (AP), the College A copy of the technical standards will be sent to each
Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Defense Activity applicant with an offer of admission. Additionally, a copy
for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), and may be obtained from the program of interest or the
Indiana University departmental examinations. See IUPUI Health Professions Programs Administrative Office.
Admissions for required documents and procedures on
receiving credit. Students at Indiana University whose Preference to In-State Residents Preference is given
standardized test scores (ACT or SAT) are high enough to to applicants who are Indiana residents and to applicants
September 23, 2010 Admission Procedures 7
who complete the majority of applicable course work at and pay the application fee before the program
a public college or university in Indiana. Each program’s application deadline. Applications for admission to
admissions committee determines how the preference Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
policy shall be weighted in their admissions policies. can be obtained from the IUPUI Office of Admissions
at (317) 274-4591 or email@example.com. This
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy Indiana application process can also be completed online
University pledges to continue its commitment to the at http://enroll.iupui.edu/admissions/. Students
achievement of equal opportunity within the university seeking a second baccalaureate degree from
and throughout American society. In this regard, Indiana Indiana University must also submit an application to
University will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and the IUPUI Office of Admissions. Returning students
provide services to persons based upon their individual who have been inactive for more than one year
qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination may also be required to contact the IUPUI Office of
based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics Admissions to reactivate their university enrollment
as age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, status. Students applying from other regional IU
national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or campuses must complete the inter-campus transfer
veteran status. Indiana University shall take affirmative application.
action, positive and extraordinary, to overcome the
4. All complete applications are reviewed by the
discriminatory effects of traditional policies and procedures
program’s admission committee. The selection of
with regard to the disabled, minorities, women, and
a class is based on school and program admission
Vietnam-era veterans. An office on each campus monitors
criteria. All applicants receive written notification of
the university’s policies and assists individuals who have
their admission status.
questions or problems related to discrimination.
5. Each program’s admissions committee reserves the
Policy Changes Health Professions Programs right to correct any mistake made in the calculation
Admissions Committees are charged with setting the of an applicant’s eligibility to be considered for an
minimum standards for entry into their specific program. interview or for admission to the program.
These policies build upon the School's Undergraduate 6. Applicants may appeal any admission decision
Degree Requirements including both the minimum degree except the minimum GPA required by the specific
requirements and basic general education areas. The program's admissions committee. Copies of the
School and Program criteria for admission include, but policies and procedures governing the appeals
are not limited to the minimum grade point average for process are available on request from the Health
admission, specific prerequisite courses required for Professions Programs Administrative Office in Van
entry, and minimum number of credit hours needed Nuys Medical Sciences.
at program entry. Minimum grade point averages can 7. Individuals interested in being admitted to one of the
include both cumulative, specific (e.g. math & sciences School’s programs should contact the program of
course), and minimum grade required in each prerequisite interest annually for an update on admission criteria.
course. For more information visit the admissions section of
When a change to any School or Program criterion is the School’s website at http://medicine.iu.edu/hpp.
made, it will become effective for applicants who apply 8. The Health Professions Programs application is
for admission during the specific program's application revised each summer. Applicants must obtain an
deadline immediately following the announced change. application for the year in which they wish to apply.
9. Applicants should check the current School
Any changes in a specific program's requirements will application for the deadlines for submission.
be announced on the School's website and in advising 10. Students who have been convicted of a felony
materials made available to students. Changes will also may be unable to obtain appropriate credentials to
be distributed to university counselors and constituents practice in some disciplines. Contact the program
who work with pre-health professions students state-wide. director for further information. Disclosure of an
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 applicant’s past criminal history is required at the
time of application. Applicants must disclose all
Admission Procedures criminal offenses, i.e., felonies and misdemeanors,
1. In addition to the general admission requirements, as well as non-criminal offenses. In addition,
applicants must read the program-specific sections applicants who have been arrested for or convicted
in the bulletin for additional admission requirements of any violation of the law or who have charges
and deadlines. pending against them at the time of application must
2. Individuals seeking admission to a professional disclose this information to the School at the time of
program must submit a complete IU School of application. If applicable, please see the application
Medicine Health Professions Programs application instructions for more details.
before the individual program’s application deadline. 11. A student whose name appears on the Indiana Sex
When applying to more than one program, separate and Violent Offender Registry will not be allowed
applications must be completed. Admission to the to pursue admission to any program in the School.
professional program is competitive; application Some educational programs follow Clarian Health's
for admission to the school does not constitute more restrictive background check policy and
automatic admission to a program. additional criminal convictions will disqualify an
3. Applicants who are not Indiana University students applicant from entering those programs. Falsification
must also file an Indiana University application of an applicant’s background is also grounds for
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disqualification. For more information on this issue, PATH–C 409 Serology (1 cr.) C: PATH-C 429. Lectures
please contact the HPP Administrative Office. describing and comparing all pertinent serologic
12. Grades earned in remedial courses may be used procedures utilized in diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis,
differently by different programs to calculate rubella, streptococcal disease, syphilis, various febrile
the competitive grade point average. See the conditions, fungal infections, parasite infections, and
program-specific sections. infectious mononucleosis. Selected lectures in viral
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PATH–C 410 Urine Analysis (2 cr.) Routine urine
Courses examination and special tests; laboratory and special
Clinical Labratory Science PATH–C 411 Diagnostic Medical Microbiology (4
“P” refers to a course prerequisite, and “C” to a course cr.) P: PATH C421. An in-depth study of the clinically
that must be taken concurrently. * This course is offered significant microorganisms with special emphasis on
intermittently and is not part of the traditional curriculum. their clinical significance, cultural and biochemical
PATH–C 401 General Externship I (2 cr.) P: PATH C406 characteristics, and susceptibility testing patterns.
and PATH C426. Supervised clinical experience in clinical PATH–C 412 Topics in Medical Technology (3 cr.)
chemistry. Student rotates through various areas of clinical Selected topics in medical technology covered by lecture
chemistry. and clinical experience.
PATH–C 402 General Externship II (2 cr.) P: PATH PATH–C 413 Clinical Correlation and Theory (2 cr.)
C404, PATH C407, PATH C410. Supervised clinical Lectures in theoretical and clinical areas designed to
experience in clinical hematology. Student rotates through emphasize the relationship between laboratory test results
various areas of clinical hematology, coagulation, and and disease states.
PATH–C 420 Mycology/Parasitology (2 cr.) Lecture
PATH–C 403 General Externship III (2 cr.) P: PATH and laboratory experience covering clinically significant
C409, PATH C411, PATH C420, PATH C421, and C429. fungi and parasites. Clinical manifestations, collection and
Supervised clinical experience in clinical microbiology. procedures for processing of specimens, and identification
Student rotates through various areas of microbiology, techniques will be employed.
serology, virology, mycology, and parasitology.
PATH–C 421 Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory
PATH–C 404 Hemostasis (1 cr.) Hemostasis is a (2 cr.) C: PATH C411. Laboratory experience in the
course covering the basic principles of the hemostasis performance of skills and procedures needed for the
mechanism, including an overview of the laboratory isolation, identification, and susceptibility testing of
techniques used to evaluate disorders of hemostasis. clinically significant microorganisms.
Emphasizes the major components of hemostasis,
interaction of these components, and laboratory evaluation PATH–C 426 Clinical Chemistry Instrumentation and
of the major hemostatic disorders. Methodologies (2 cr.) C: PATH C406. Emphasis is on
utilization of basic and intermediate methodologies and
PATH–C 405 General Externship IV (2 cr.) P: PATH instrumentation and their application to assaying a variety
C408 and PATH C428. Supervised clinical experience of body constituents in a clinical chemistry laboratory.
in blood banking. Student rotates through various areas
of modern blood bank, including donor room, transfusion PATH–C 427 Hematologic Techniques and Procedures
service, antibody identification, component therapy, (3 cr.) C: PATH C407. Experience in blood cell
transplantation therapy, and quality control. identification on stained smears; blood cell, platelet,
and reticulocyte counting procedures. Techniques of
PATH–C 406 Clinical Chemistry (4 cr.) C: PATH C426. sedimentation rates, hematocrits, corpuscular indices,
Emphasis on metabolic processes that maintain chemical hemoglobin determination, and smear preparation
homeostasis in humans, the application of clinical staining. Introduction to instrumentation and quality
chemistry assay values in evaluating the integrity of these control. Special procedures including bone marrow
processes, and the correlation of abnormal results with preparations, flow cytometry, and automated differential
metabolic dysfunction and/or disease states. counters.
PATH–C 407 Hematology (3 cr.) C: PATH C427. PATH–C 428 Techniques in Immunohematology (1 cr.)
Study of functions, maturation, and morphology of C: PATH C408. Emphasis on laboratory techniques used
blood cells in addition to factors regulating production, in blood banks, including blood typing, crossmatching,
metabolism, and kinetics of blood cells. The etiologic antibody identification, record keeping, and quality control.
and morphologic classifications of blood disorders
and diseases; correlations with bone marrows and PATH–C 429 Serology Laboratory (1 cr.) C: PATH
cytochemistries. Study of cellular contents of other body C409. Laboratory experience in performance of various
fluids. testing procedures utilized in serologic diagnosis
of infectious diseases and various syndromes.
PATH–C 408 Principles of Immunohematology (1 cr.) Techniques include precipitation, flocculation, various
C: PATH C428. Emphasis on major blood group antigens hemagglutination and hemagglutination inhibition
and antibodies including their role in transfusion medicine. techniques, fluorescent antibody testing, and complement
Current practices in blood donation, apheresis, and quality fixation.
control are also covered.
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PATH–C 431 Hematology I (2 cr.) Collecting, staining, techniques and safety practices. Other blood types,
and counting blood cells; supervised experience with antigen-antibody relationships with techniques for
patients. Experience with specimens of spinal fluid, demonstrating these. Elementary knowledge of genetics is
special determinations (platelets, reticulocytes, etc.), and helpful.
PATH–C 492 Blood Bank II (2 cr.) P: PATH C491.
PATH–C 432 Hematology II (2 cr.) P: PATH C431. Transfusion service bloods provide problem cases in
PATH C432 and PATH C434 offer more experience than isoimmunization and sensitization, Rh titration, etc.
PATH-C 431 allows in the same techniques and offer Responsibility for blood bank operation and application to
additional techniques such as erythrocyte sedimentation special transfusion problems placed before the student.
rate, hematocrit, and the calculation of indices.
PATH–C 493 Blood Bank III (2 cr.) P: PATH C491 and
PATH–C 434 Hematology III (2 cr.) P: PATH C431 and PATH C492. Required for students working toward special
PATH C432. Continuation of practice and experience in certificate in blood banking. Emphasis on supervision,
hematologic techniques. Individual projects assigned if reference techniques, and such accessory functions as
student is sufficiently advanced. plasma production.
PATH–C 440 Bacteriology I (2 cr.) Diagnostic Cytotechnology
procedures as means to familiarize students with * This course is offered intermittently and is not part of the
techniques; work on specimens received from hospital traditional curriculum.
patients under supervision; practical experience with all
types of human specimens for bacteriologic and mycologic PATH–A 412 Gynecologic Cytology, Normal (3
study. cr.) Detailed microscopic study of normal squamous,
endocervical, and endometrial epithelial cells, as well
PATH–C 441 Bacteriology II (2 cr.) P: PATH C440. as other non epithelial cells. Cellular changes seen
Agglutination and precipitin techniques and their special with microbiological infections, repair, inflammation,
application to agglutination titers and the use of antibiotics. degeneration, artifact, and vitamin deficiency status.
Special assignments to provide experience with organisms
infrequently encountered. PATH–A 422 Gynecologic Cytology, Abnormal (3 cr.)
Histopathology and cytopathology of lesions of the female
PATH–C 442 Bacteriology III (2 cr.) P: PATH C440 and genital tract. Detailed studies in the cytologic diagnosis
PATH C441. At the end of this course, students should of dysplasia, carcinoma-in-situ, and invasive cancer of
be able to handle usual and somewhat unusual hospital this anatomic area. Differential diagnosis of these lesions
bacteriologic and mycologic problems independently. includes the severity, site of origin, and grade where
PATH–C 450 Serology I (2 cr.) Introduction to serologic
and immunologic principles. PATH–A 432 Pulmonary Cytology (3 cr.) Systematic
study of normal, nonmalignant, and malignant cells in the
PATH–C 451 Serology II (2 cr.) P: PATH C450.
lower respiratory system.
Additional experience in adapting complement fixation,
agglutination, hemagglutination, precipitin, and flocculation PATH–A 442 Cytology of Body Fluids (2 cr.) Cytology
techniques to diagnostic procedures. * This course is of the eye, central nervious system, synovial membranes,
offered intermittently and is not part of the traditional and serosal cavities in fluids associated with nonmalignant
curriculum. and malignant disease processes.
PATH–C 471 Clinical Chemistry I (2 cr.) Training and PATH–A 453 Cytology of the Gastrointestinal Tract
experience with more frequently used chemistry tests, (2 cr.) Study of cells associated with nonmalignant and
e.g., determination of glucose and urea nitrogen by malignant diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including
automated and manual methods. the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, and small and large
PATH–C 472 Clinical Chemistry II (2 cr.) P: PATH C471.
Limited experience with less frequently performed special PATH–A 454 Urinary Tract Cytology (2 cr.) Clinical
procedures. cytologic study of cells from normal, nonmalignant, and
malignant diseases of the urinary tract, to include the
PATH–C 473 Clinical Chemistry III (2 cr.) P: PATH
urethra, ureters, renal pelvis, bladder, prostate, seminal
C471 and PATH C472. Special equipment utilization;
vesicles, and kidney.
preparation and maintenance of solutions.
PATH–A 455 Cytology of Fine Needle Aspiration (2 cr.)
PATH–C 476 Clinical Chemistry IV (2 cr.) P: PATH
The study of nonmalignant and malignant cells aspirated
C471, PATH C472, and PATH C473. Advanced
from lung, thyroid, salivary glands, breast, liver, prostate,
procedures, method development, special projects.
lymph nodes, soft tissue masses, and miscellaneous
PATH–C 477 Clinical Chemistry V (2 cr.) P: PATH organs; and the study of fine needle aspiration techniques.
C472, PATH C472, PATH C473, and PATH C476.
PATH–A 462 Techniques in Medical Cytology (2 cr.)
Training and experience in special technical and
Fixation and staining procedures, preparation of smears
and cell blocks from fluids and other exfoliates; use of filter
PATH–C 491 Blood Bank I (2 cr.) Review of serologic techniques and microscopy.
principles and technical fundamentals of transfusion
PATH–A 465 I Certification Internship (3 cr.) Includes
practice; comprehensive consideration of blood groups
the fall semester of clinical internships where students
and Rh factors, extensive practice with pre-transfusion
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gain practical experience by working with routine cytology hematology, toxicology, environmental agents, infectious
material. and communicable diseases, psychiatry, gynecology, and
obstetrics. Students will have the opportunity to practice
PATH–A 465 II Certification Internship (3-6 cr.) Includes pharmacologic intervention during simulation.
six months of clinical internships. Students gain further
practical experience by working with routine cytology EMER–E 221 Trauma (3 cr.) This course focuses on the
material. Conferences and lectures provide additional assessment and management of the trauma victim. Also
experience. included are rescue techniques, mass casualty and triage
principles, and stress management techniques.
PATH–A 470 Seminar in Cytology (2 cr.) Review of
current literature pertaining to diagnostic cytology. Reports EMER–E 223 Paramedic as Team Player (5 cr.)
and discussions by students and faculty. Students will engage patients across the lifespan in
prehospital and hospital environments to assess and
PATH–A 490 Investigations in Cytopathology (1-3 cr.) manage a variety of pulmonary, cardiovascular and other
To provide the student with an experience in the realm medical emergencies. Scheduled and supervised clinical
of scientific investigation related to cytopathology. The rotations include ALS ambulance, emergency department,
investigation may be conducted as a research project or a anesthesia, intensive care unit, cardiac catheterization
literature review. lab, pediatric clinic, labor and delivery, and special care
Emergency Medical Services nursery.
EMER–E 201 Emergency Medical Technician Basic I (3 EMER–E 226 The Paramedic and Cardiology
cr.) This course focuses on well-being of the EMT, basic (3 cr.) This course introduces electrophysiology
patient assessment and airway management, and special and electrocardiology and various cardiovascular
considerations for the pediatric and geriatric patient. emergencies. Topics include ECG interpretation,
EMER–E 202 Emergency Medical Technician Basic II recognition of cardiac dysrhythmias, management of
(3 cr.) The content of the course covers specific medical cardiovascular emergencies. Students will have the
emergencies, trauma, and basic pharmacology. opportunity to practice ACLS and PALS skills, including
pharmacologic intervention and electric therapy during
EMER–E 210 The Paramedic and Pulmonology (3 cr.) simulations.
This course provides an in-depth study of the anatomical
and physiological foundation of respiration and the EMER–E 233 Paramedic as Team Leader (5 cr.)
management of respiratory diseases and disorders. Students will have the opportunity to be in charge
Students will have the opportunity to perform adult and of various prehospital emergencies while under the
pediatric advanced airway management and ventilation supervision of a certified paramedic preceptor on an ALS
techniques and practice pharmacologic intervention during ambulance. Other clinical rotations include emergency
simulation. department, intensive care, and burn units. This course
emphasizes assessment-based management.
EMER–E 213 Paramedic as Team Member (6 cr.)
Students will have the opportunity to use interview and EMER–E 243 Paramedic Professional Progress (5 cr.)
physical exam techniques in assessing patients across Students will continue to have the opportunity to be in
the lifespan in prehospital and hospital environments. charge of various prehospital emergencies while under
Scheduled and supervised clinical rotations include the supervision of a certified paramedic preceptor on an
the advanced life support ambulance, the 911 ALS ambulance. The student will have the opportunity
communications center, the emergency department, to practice PEPP and PALS skills and prepare for the
anesthesia, and the pediatric clinic. NREMT-Paramedic examination.
EMER–E 214 Introduction to Paramedic Practice (3 EMER–E 246 Contemporary EMS Issues (3 cr.) This
cr.) This course focuses on the roles and responsibilities, course will introduce local response and resources for
health and safety, and medical, legal and ethical issues abuse and assault, mass casualty incidents, triage,
that affect the paramedic. Other content includes illness weapons of mass destruction, and crime scence
and injury prevention. The course also helps students awareness. Other topics reviewed include ambulance
acquire the skills to perform a patient assessment. operations, rescue, and hazardous materials.
EMER–E 215 Pharmacology for the Paramedic (3 EMER–E 299 Independent Study in Paramedic Science
cr.) Course introduces the principles and procedures (1-4 cr.) Special topics, projects, or readings for students
necessary for the paramedic to properly administer enrolled in paramedic science.
medication in the prehospital environment. Topics include Histotechnology
pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, identification of “P” refers to a course prerequisite, and “C” to a course that
medication, and drug dosage calculations. Students will must be taken concurrently.
have the opportunity to practice medication administration
and vascular access techniques. General principles of PATH–H 101 Histotechnology I (3 cr.) C: PATH H181.
pathophysiology will also be presented. Teleconference lectures and related written supplemental
assignments with focus on specimen receipt and
EMER–E 220 The Paramedic and Medical Matters (3 accessioning, laboratory safety, laboratory chemistry and
cr.) This course provides study of the pathophysiology math, instrumentation, and fixation.
and prehospital management of various medical
emergencies. Topics include neurology, endrocrinology, PATH–H 102 Histotechnology II (3 cr.) P: PATH
allergies and anaphylaxis, gastroenterology, urology, H101; C: PATH H182. Teleconference lectures and
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related written supplemental assignments with focus RADI–R 404 Sectional Imaging Anatomy (3 cr.)
on decalcification, tissue processing and embedding, An in-depth study of sectional anatomy pertinent to
microtomy, general staining theories, and nuclear and ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic
cytoplasmic staining. resonance imaging. Standard transverse, parasaggital,
and coronal planes are included, using images
PATH–H 103 Histotechnology III (3 cr.) P: PATH H102; from all three imaging modalities. A discussion of
C: PATH H183. Teleconference lectures and related technique, artifact, and pathology-related alterations of
written supplemental assignments with focus on special cross-sectional anatomic appearances is included.
staining methodology to include connective tissue,
carbohydrates, amyloid, lipids, microorganisms, pigments, RADI–R 407 Seminar (1-5 cr.) Individual and group study
and minerals. focusing upon advances in medical imaging.
PATH–H 104 Histotechnology IV (3 cr.) P: PATH H103; RADI–R 408 Topics (.5-4 cr.) Study of selected topics in
C: PATH H184. Teleconference lectures and related radiologic sciences. May be repeated for credit if topics
written supplemental assignments with focus on special differ.
staining methodology to include nerve and special cells,
enzyme and immunohistochemical staining, with an RADI–R 451 Medical Imaging Theory (3 cr.) P: Math,
overview of selected topics. Physics, RADI R404. Lectures on the physical principles
of advanced imaging modalities, including computed
PATH–H 105 Histotechnology Credential Theory (12 tomography, magnetic resonance, ultrasound, and
cr.) Special credit awarded for ASCP registry status or interventional imaging. Image evaluation of normal studies
for histology experience and accomplishment of partial is stressed. Student presentations and journal reports are
registry exam. Contact program director for further required.
RADI–R 452 Medical Imaging Applications (3 cr.) P:
PATH–H 181 Histotechnology Practicum I (3 cr.) RADI R451. Lectures on and evaluations of the computed
C: PATH H101. Clinical practicum experience in tomographic, magnetic resonance, ultrasound, and
topics covered in PATH H101, performed under direct interventional images as applied to pathologic conditions
supervision of designated registered histologist. of specific body areas. Student presentations and journal
reports are required.
PATH–H 182 Histotechnology Practicum II (3 cr.)
P: PATH H101, PATH H181; C: PATH H102. Clinical RADI–R 481 Clinical Practicum: Interventional Imaging
practicum experience in topics covered in PATH H102, (.5-8 cr.) P: RADI R404, RT(R). Clinical experience in the
performed under direct supervision of designated performance of interventional imaging studies.
RADI–R 482 Clinical Practicum: Computed
PATH–H 183 Histotechnology Practicum III (3 cr.) Tomography (.5-8 cr.) P: RADI R404, RT(R). Clinical
P: PATH H102, PATH H182; C: PATH H103. Clinical experience in the performance of computed tomographic
practicum experience in topics covered in PATH H103, imaging studies.
performed under direct supervision of designated
registered histologist. RADI–R 483 Clinical Practicum: Magnetic Resonance
Imaging (.5-8 cr.) P: RADI R404. Clinical experience in
PATH–H 184 Histotechnology Practicum IV (3 cr.) the performance of magnetic resonance imaging studies.
P: PATH H103, PATH H183; C: PATH H104. Clinical
practicum experience in topics covered in PATH-H104, RADI–R 484 Clinical Practicum: Ultrasound Imaging
performed under direct supervision of designated (.5-8 cr.) P: RADI R404. Clinical experience in the
registered histologist. performance of ultrasound imaging studies.
PATH–H 185 Histotechnology Credential Practicum RADI–R 485 Clinical Practicum (.5-8 cr.) P: RADI R404.
(12 cr.) Special credit awarded for ASCP registry status Clinical experience in medical imaging studies. Specific
or for histology experience and accomplishment of area of experience will be determined by availability of
partial registry exam. Contact program director for further instruction.
information. Nuclear Medicine Technology
PATH–H 201 Comprehensive Experience in The RADI courses with R100- or R200-level numbers are
Histotechnology (6 cr.) (Capstone course) P: Completion found in the radiography section of this bulletin. “P” refers
of 50 credit hours toward Associate of Science in to a course prerequisite, and “C” to a course that must be
Histotechnology, to include a technical writing course. taken concurrently.
This course emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving RADI–R 404 Sectional Imaging Anatomy (3 cr.)
skills, and literature searches associated with technical An in-depth study of sectional anatomy pertinent to
and scholarly writing. Introduces students to management ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic
issues, supervision, quality assurance principles, and resonance imaging. Standard traverse, parasaggital, and
other issues associated with histotechnology laboratory coronal planes are included, using images from all three
employment. imaging modalities. A discussion of technique, artifact, and
Medical Imaging Technology pathology-related alterations of cross-sectional anatomic
“P” refers to a course prerequisite and “C” to a course that appearances included.
must be taken concurrently. RADI–R 407 Seminar (1-5 cr.) Selected topics.
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RADI–R 408 Topics in Radiologic Sciences (.5-4 cr.) MICR–J 211 Selected Topics in Microbiology and
Study of selected topics in radiologic sciences. May be Immunology (3 cr.)
repeated once for credit if topics differ.
MED–S 400 Service Learning in the Medical Setting for
RADI–R 410 Project in Nuclear Medicine Technology Pre-Professional Students (3 cr.) This course introduces
(1-3 cr.) Independent readings and research on a pre-medical students to the medical setting and engages
selected topic in nuclear medicine technology. A paper in them in serving the medically underserved communities.
publishable form must be written as part of the project. By incorporating students in providing underserved health
care prior to medical school, we hope to stimulate a lasting
RADI–R 412 Physics and Instrumentation of Nuclear appreciation for care of the underserved. The course
Medicine I (2 cr.) An introduction to the physical will provide the opportunity for students to work closely
disciplines of nuclear medicine. Lectures and laboratory with Affiliate Faculty members of the Indiana University
exercises on radiation physics, computer programming, School of Medicine. Having students in the Community
and the statistics of radiation measurements. Health Centers will facilitate relationships between the
RADI–R 417 Physics and Instrumentation of Nuclear student, the community, and the institutions (hospitals
Medicine II (2 cr.) A continuation of RADI-R 412. Lectures and institutions of higher learning). In addition to the much
and exercises on electronic principles, the operational sought after exposure to practicing physicians, students
fundamentals of radiation counting devices and imaging will also gain leadership and communication skills. By
systems, and quality assurance programs. utilizing these skills in a real life situation, full assimilation
of the skills will be possible.
RADI–R 422 Radionuclide Measurements (2 cr.)
Lectures and laboratory sessions emphasizing the clinical Radiation Therapy
utilization of nuclear counting and imaging systems and “P” refers to a course prerequisite and “C” to a course that
principles of quantitative measurements. must be taken concurrently.
RADI–R 427 Radiopharmaceuticals (2 cr.) Lectures RAON–J 300 Simulation/Treatment Procedures (6 cr.)
and laboratories concerning properties and preparation of P: RADI R110, RADI R112, and RADI R108. Lecture and
radiopharmaceuticals. laboratory sessions emphasizing the clinical utilization of
simulators and treatment machines.
RADI–R 432 Application of Radionuclides I (3 cr.)
Lectures covering the clinical aspects of nuclear medicine
RAON–J 301 Orientation to Radiation Oncology (4 cr.)
procedures, including the physiological and technical
P: R.T.(R). An overview of radiation oncology and the role
procedures for each type of study.
of the radiation therapist. Presentations will orient students
RADI–R 433 Application of Radionuclides II (2 cr.) to the physical and biological basis of radiation oncology
P: RADI R432. Lectures covering the clinical aspects of equipment, procedures, tumor pathology, and patient
nuclear medicine procedures. Includes pathology related interaction.
to procedures and the role technologists play in helping
physicians gather information for accurate interpretations. RAON–J 302 Radiation Oncology Techniques I (3 cr.)
P: R.T.(R) or RADI R118, RAON J300, and RAON J350.
RADI–R 437 Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine
Lecture and laboratory sessions presenting concepts of
(1 cr.) Lectures on the principles of radiation protection in
treatment-planning techniques of the head, pelvis, spine,
lung, and brain. To include implant localization techniques.
RADI–R 445 Clinical Nuclear Medicine Practicum I
(4-8 cr.) Practical clinical application of nuclear medicine RAON–J 303 Clinical Oncology I (3 cr.)
theory. P: R. T.(R) or RADI R118, and RAON J300. Examines the
roles and principles of tumor pathology, surgical oncology,
RADI–R 446 Clinical Nuclear Medicine Practicum II
radiation oncology, and medical oncology. To include the
(2-8 cr.) Continuation of RADI R445.
characteristics, growth patterns, and treatment modalities
RADI–R 447 Clinical Nuclear Medicine Practicum III utilized for tumors of the lung and central nervous system.
(2-8 cr.) Continuation of RADI R446.
RAON–J 304 Radiation Oncology Patient Care (2 cr.)
P: R.T.(R) or RADI R112. Concepts of radiation oncology
MED–I 200 Service Learning in the Medical Setting for patient care, including considerations of patients' physical
Pre-Professional Students (0 cr.) and psychological condition. Factors influencing patients'
This undergraduate course is associated with the general health during and following a course of radiation
Life-Health Sciences Internship program. This is a zero therapy treatments will be identified.
credit hour course offered once a year in the spring
semester of the internship. RAON–J 305 Clinical Dosimetry I (2 cr.)
Review of fundamental mathematics concepts as they
Only LHSI students may register for MED-I200. relate to practical dosimetry and performing routine
Successful completion of the course is dependent on calculations pertaining to patient set-up and treatment.
completion of at least 240 work hours over the course of
the internship period and the presentation of a poster at
the end of year poster session. RAON–J 306 Clinical Dosimetry II (2 cr.) P: RAON J305.
Development of computer treatment planning skills in
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RAON–J 307 Medical Imaging and Processing in RAON–J 450 Clinical Practicum II (4 cr.) P: RAON J351.
Radiation Oncology (2 cr.) Fundamentals of radiologic Clinical application of patient positioning immobilization,
exposure techniques, latent image formation, and block fabrication, patient simulation techniques, treatment
processing of radiographs utilized in radiation oncology. delivery, treatment planning, patient care management,
and radiation protection under the direct supervision of a
RAON–J 350 Clinical Experience: Basic (3 cr.) P: RADI registered radiation therapist.
R110 and RADI R112. Clinical observation and assistance
in the clinical skills of radiation therapy technology under RAON–J 451 Clinical Practicum III (6 cr.) P: RAON
the direct supervision of a registered radiation therapist or J450. Clinical application of patient positioning
equivalent. immobilization, block fabrication, patient simulation
techniques, treatment delivery, dosimetry, treatment
RAON–J 351 Clinical Practicum I (3 cr.) P: R.T.(R) or planning, patient care management, and radiation
RAON J350. Clinical application of patient positioning protection under the direct supervision of a registered
immobilization, block fabrication, patient simulation radiation therapist.
techniques, treatment delivery, dosimetry, treatment
planning, patient care management, and radiation RAON–J 452 Clinical Practicum IV (5 cr.) P: RAON
protection under the direct supervision of a registered J451. Clinical application of patient positioning
radiation therapist or equivalent. immobilization, block fabrication, patient simulation
techniques, treatment delivery, patient care management,
RAON–J 400 Physics of Radiation Oncology I (2 cr.) and radiation protection under the direct supervision of a
P: R.T.(R) or RADI R241; MATH 153 and 154 or MATH registered radiation therapist.
159; PHYS P201 or PHYS 218. Fundamental principles of
the physical quantities of radiation and atomic and nuclear RAON–J 453 Clinical Practicum V (5 cr.) P: RAON
theory. To include discussions of radiation oncology J452. Clinical application of patient positioning
equipment. immobilization, block fabrication, patient simulation
techniques, treatment delivery, dosimetry, treatment
RAON–J 401 Physics of Radiation Oncology II (2 planning, patient care management, and radiation
cr.) P: RAON J400. Continuation of RAON J400 with protection under the direct supervision of a registered
emphasis on the interactions of ionizing radiation with radiation therapist.
matter, radiation detection and measurement devices,
radiation units, equipment calibration, brachytherapy, Radiography
and calculation techniques. Principles and concepts of “P” refers to a course prerequisite and “C” to a course that
radiation protection are discussed. is taken concurrently.
RAON–J 402 Radiation Oncology Techniques II (3 cr.) RADI–R 108 Medical Terminology (1 cr.) Introduction
P: RAON J302. Lecture and laboratory sessions present to origin and derivation of medical words as well as their
concepts of treatment-planning techniques of breast, meaning. This course uses a self-instructional format.
esophagus, mantel and inverted-Y, pituitary, total body
and hemi-body, and common palliative portals. RADI–R 110 Introduction to Radiography (3 cr.)
Introduction to the functions and basic procedures of
RAON–J 403 Clinical Oncology II (3 cr.) P: R.T.(R) and a diagnostic radiography department. Emphasis is
RAON J303 or RADI R108, RADI R110, RADI R112, placed on radiographic equipment, radiation protection,
RADI R118, RAON J300, and RAON J303. Examines the positioning terminology and procedures used on typical
characteristics, growth patterns, and treatment modalities radiographic examinations. Includes laboratory and clinical
utilized for tumors of the female genital, urological, male observations.
genital, breast, head and neck, bone and soft tissue,
hematopoietic, alimentary tract, lumphorecticular, and RADI–R 112 Patient Care I (3 cr.) Introduction to health
pediatric sites. Student case presentations required. care practices in the radiology department. Provides an
overview of the field of radiology, ethics, patient care, and
RAON–J 404 Quality Management in Radiation professional standards. Includes lab.
Oncology (3 cr.) P: RAON J300 or RAON J301, RAON
J305, and RAON J350. Identification and application RADI–R 114 Radiographic Procedures I (4 cr.) P:
of a comprehensive quality- management program in a RADI R110 and RADI R112. Concepts in radiography
radiation oncology facility. Includes discussion on the with emphasis on the radiographic procedures used to
operations and functions of a radiation oncology facility demonstrate the skeletal system and major contrast media
with emphasis on quality improvement techniques. procedures. Includes image study.
RAON–J 406 Radiation and Cancer Biology (2 cr.) RADI–R 115 Radiographic Procedures I Lab (1 cr.) C
Emphasis on the modern principles of cellular and or P: RADI R114. Practice and instruction in methods of
molecular biology as they relate to normal and cancer performing radiographic examinations presented in R114.
cell response both in vitro and in vivo to various radiation RADI–R 118 Principles of Radiography I (3 cr.) P:
types, e.g., X/gamma rays, neutrons, and charged MATH 110 or 111 and RADI R110. Basic concepts of
particles. Topics include dose time, fractionation, repair, radiation, its production, and its interactions with matter.
tumor kinetics, hyperthermia, and radiation protection. Introduction to imaging production including digital
RAON–J 409 Senior Project in Radiation Oncology (3 radiography.
cr.) Individual research in radiation oncology. Research RADI–R 124 Radiographic Procedures II (3 cr.) P:
proposal requires the approval of the program director. RADI R114. Concepts in radiography with emphasis on
radiographic procedures used for the skull, advanced
14 Courses September 23, 2010
orthopedics, vascular and sectional anatomy, fluoroscopy, RADI–R 212 Patient Care II (1 cr.) P: RADI R112.
and contrast media. Overview of extended patient care procedures including
venipuncture, pharmacology, electrocardiography, and
RADI–R 128 Principles of Radiography II (3 cr.) P: code-response procedures.
RADI R118. In-depth study of the properties that effect
the quality of the radiographic image and exposure RADI–R 214 Radiographic Procedures III (3 cr.)
conversion. P: RADI R124. An introductory course designed to
familiarize the student with terminology, equipment,
RADI–R 140 Physical Basis for Radiography (2 cr.) P: procedures and principles of various modalities in
MATH 110 or 111 and RADI R110. A conceptual study of radiologic sciences. Included are magnetic resonance
the science behind the production of the x-ray beam. imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), ultrasound
RADI–R 150 Radiography Clinical Lab I (1 cr.) C: RADI (US), mammography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy,
R151 or RADI R152. Supervised laboratory activities bone densitometry and interventional radiology (IR).
to promote understanding of physical and imaging RADI–R 216 Advanced Non-Contrast Imaging (2
principles needed to facilitate learning in the Basic Clinical cr.) P: RADI R124. Presentations, problem solving,
Experience courses. and discussion on methods of performing radiographic
RADI–R 151 Basic Clinical Experience I (3 cr.) C: RADI procedures on patients with trauma or disease conditions
R150. Clinical application of radiographic positioning, that necessitate adaptation of routine procedures. Topics
procedure, and exposure on cooperative, uncomplicated will include chest, surgical procedures, bone fractures, and
patients, while under the supervision of a registered arthritides.
radiologic technologist. RADI–R 218 Processing Theory (1 cr.) Concepts in
RADI–R 152 Basic Clinical Experience I (2 cr.) C: RADI radiography with emphasis on the fundamentals of wet
R151 and RADI R153. Clinical application of radiographic and dry processing.
positioning, procedure, and exposure on cooperative, RADI–R 224 Advanced Contrast Imaging (1 cr.) P:
uncomplicated patients, while under the supervision of a RADI R124. Selected topics in radiographic imaging using
registered radiologic technologist. contrast media, with emphasis on knowledge needed for
RADI–R 153 Pediatric Clinical Experience I (3 cr.) effective clinical practice.
C: RADI R152 or RADI R172. Clinical application of RADI–R 226 Imaging a Diverse Population (2 cr.) P:
radiographic positioning, procedure, and exposure on RADI R124. The study of biophysical and psychosocial
cooperative, uncomplicated patients in a pediatric practice changes throughout the lifespan emphasizing imaging
environment, while under the supervision of a registered adaptations. Topics will cover age-specific considerations
radiologic technologist. as well as those needed for the growing ethnically and
RADI–R 155 Clinical Re-entry 1 (1 cr.) Clinical culturally diverse groups that present themselves for
application of radiographic positioning, procedure, and imaging studies.
exposure emphasizing refamiliarization with skills and RADI–R 228 Principles of Radiography III (3 cr.)
knowledge needed to continue the clinical experience P: RADI R128. Topics include methods of producing
courses, while under the supervision of a registered radiographic technical factor charts, automatic exposure
radiologic technologist. controls, rare earth screen technology, digital imaging, and
RADI–R 170 Radiography Clinical Lab II (1 cr.) P: RADI a cumulative examination over the principles courses.
R108 and RADI R150, C: RADI R171 or RADI R172. RADI–R 236 Seminar in Radiography (.5-3 cr.)
Supervised laboratory activities to promote understanding Individual and group study focusing on current and
of physical and imaging principles needed to facilitate emerging imaging topics. May be repeated for credit if
learning in the Basic Clinical Experience and Clinical topics differ.
Competency Experience courses.
RADI–R 238 Topics in Radiography (.5-3 cr.) Selected
RADI–R 171 Basic Clinical Experience II (3 cr.) C: RADI topics in imaging. May be repeated for credit if topics
R170. Clinical application of radiographic positioning, differ. Prerequisites may be required for topic.
procedure, and exposure on cooperative, uncomplicated
patients, while under the supervision of a registered RADI–R 241 Radiographic/Fluoroscopic Equipment
radiologic technologist. (2 cr.) P: RADI R140 or PHYS P201 or PHYS 218. A
detailed study of equipment used to generate an x-ray
RADI–R 172 Basic Clinical Experience II (1 cr.) C: RADI beam.
R153 and RADI R170. Clinical application of radiographic
positioning, procedure, and exposure on cooperative, RADI–R 243 Quality Control in Radiography (2 cr.) P:
uncomplicated patients, while under the supervision of a RADI R241. A laboratory course emphasizing methods of
registered radiologic technologist. assuring the adequate function of radiographic equipment.
Major topics include: anode heel effect, inverse square
RADI–R 210 Radiographic Pathology (2 cr.) P: law, film sensitometry, radiation intensity, and quality
anatomy/physiology, RADI R114 and RADI R124. A control testing.
survey of the changes that occur in the diseased state to
include general concepts of disease, causes of disease, RADI–R 262 Radiation Biology and Protection in
clinical symptoms and treatment, and diseases that affect Diagnostic Radiology (1 cr.) P: RADI R140. Study of the
specific body systems. Emphasis is placed on the imaging biological effects of ionizing radiation and the standards
appearance of disease. and methods of protection. Emphasis is placed on x-ray
September 23, 2010 Courses 15
interactions. Also included are discussions on radiation students in patient assessment, oxygen administration,
exposure standards and radiation monitoring. humidity and aerosol therapy, chest physical therapy,
hyperinflation therapy, and monitoring expired gas.
RADI–R 271 Clinical Competency Experience 1 (2-4
cr.) P: RADI R172. Clinical application of radiographic PULM–F 333 Cardiorespiratory Pharmacology I (2
positioning, procedure, and exposure emphasizing cr.) This course provides an overview of the basics of
adaptation of practice to specific patient needs, pharmacology therapeutics, focusing on dosages and
while under the supervision of a registered radiologic solutions and bronchodilator drugs. Indications, side
technologist. effects, mechanism of action, and route of administration
RADI–R 272 Clinical Competency Experience 2 (2-4
cr.) P: RADI R271. Clinical application of radiographic PULM–F 350 Cardiorespiratory Diseases (3 cr.) This
positioning, procedure, and exposure emphasizing course outlines general cardiorespiratory diseases of the
adaptation of practice to specific patient needs, adult, including acute and chronic disorders. Respiratory
while under the supervision of a registered radiologic therapeutics applied to these diseases are discussed.
PULM–F 355 Life Support (3 cr.) This course includes
RADI–R 274 Experience in Imaging Modalities (2 cr.) care of the artificial airway, cardiovascular monitoring
P: RADI R172. Exploration and basic skill development in and supportive therapy, principles of ventilatory care,
selected imaging modalities, including sonography, MRI, and maintenance as well as physiologic effects and
and vascular-interventional radiology, while under the complications of airway pressure therapy.
supervision of a registered radiologic technologist.
PULM–F 356 Respiratory Care Techniques II (2 cr.) C:
RADI–R 275 Pediatric Clinical Experience II (2 cr.) PULM F355. This course focuses on the most important
Clinical application of radiographic positioning, procedure, clinical laboratory procedures and equipment used by
and exposure, emphasizing adaptation of practice to the respiratory therapist to support critically ill patients.
specific patient needs in a pediatric practice environment, Specifically, this course instructs students in mechanical
while under the supervision of a registered radiologic ventilators, pressure and heart rate monitors, pulmonary
technologist. mechanics devices, and arterial blood gas sampling.
RADI–R 415 Essential Radiology for the Imaging PULM–F 371 Pulmonary Diagnostics (3 cr.) This
Technologist I (2 cr.) This course is designed to course outlines and discusses both normal and abnormal
introduce students to Medical Imaging modalities and lung volumes and capacities, mechanics of ventilation,
the decision making process to determine which imaging inspiratory and expiratory flows, and diffusion of the lung.
method is appropriate for a particular disease, pathology, Additional specialty.
PULM–F 385 Respiratory Care Practicum I (3 cr.) This
Respiratory Therapy course applies cardiopulmonary assessment techniques,
“P” refers to a course prerequisite and “C” to a course that information gathering, and communication skills in
must be taken concurrently. providing general respiratory care in the clinical setting,
including medical gas, humidity and aerosol therapy
PULM–F 303 Introduction to Human Disease for delivery, and treatment modalities.
Respiratory Therapists (2 cr.) This course gives
respiratory therapy students a general introduction to a PULM–F 395 Respiratory Care Practicum II (4 cr.)
broad variety of human diseases. Etiology, diagnosis, and This clinical practicum introduces students to variations
treatment will be discussed. in oxygen delivery and basic mechanical ventilation.
Treatment modalities and hemodynamic monitoring on
PULM–F 311 Cardiorespiratory Physiology (3 cr.) This mechanically ventilated patients will be integrated.
course focuses on the normal anatomy and physiology of
the cardiorespiratory system, including lung mechanics, PULM–F 405 Neonatal-Pediatric Respiratory Care (3
ventilation, perfusion, diffusion, gas transport, and cr.) This course outlines fetal physiology, cardiorespiratory
acid-base balance. transition, and respiratory management of neonatal
pathologies, including respiratory distress syndrome.
PULM–F 315 Cardiorespiratory Assessment and Cardiorespiratory techniques for the pediatric patient as
Patient Care (3 cr.) Basic cardiorespiratory assessment, well as pediatric trauma and transport are reviewed.
vital signs, laboratory studies, and charting. Includes
required preclinical skills and practice. PULM–F 410 Independent Study/Respiratory Therapy
(2 cr.) An opportunity for the student of respiratory therapy
PULM–F 325 General Respiratory Care (4 cr.) This to identify a relevant area of concern within the field and to
course focuses on basic respiratory therapy procedures. develop a tangible solution to or outcome of the concern.
Physiologic applications, effects on the cardiopulmonary Reports and discussion by the students and faculty.
system, and hazards for each therapeutic procedure are
discussed. Topics include physical principles, airway PULM–F 420 Introduction to Research in Respiratory
care, humidity and aerosol therapy, medical gas therapy, Care (2 cr.) This course examines research in respiratory
hyperinflation therapy, and chest physical therapy. care and applies basic statistics and concepts of research
PULM–F 326 Respiratory Care Techniques I (2 cr.) C:
PULM F325. This course focuses on the most important PULM–F 430 Management and Leadership for
clinical laboratory procedures and on procedures used by Respiratory Care (3 cr.) Specific theory and practice
the respiratory therapist. Specifically, this course instructs applied to directing and managing a respiratory therapy
16 Health Professions Programs September 23, 2010
department, including the managerial functions of Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
budgeting, controlling, organization, planning, staffing, Clinical Laboratory Science, BS
and coordinating. Leadership and skills pertinent to Cytotechnology, BS
these functions as well as effective communication and Histotechnology, Certificate and AS
professionalism are included.
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
PULM–F 440 Advanced Cardiac Life Support (2 cr.) Respiratory Therapy, BS
This course introduces students to the didactic and
technical skills needed for successful proficiency of Department of Radiation Oncology Radiation Therapy,
Advanced Cardiac Life Support standards as set forth by BS
the American Heart Association. Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
PULM–F 444 Cardiorespiratory Pharmacology II (2 Radiography, AS
cr.) P: PULM F333. An overview of pharmacologic agents Medical Imaging Technology, BS
and their effect on the various body systems. Drug effects Nuclear Medicine Technology, BS
on the respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems are Last Updated: March 22, 2010
PULM–F 445 Seminar in Cardiorespiratory Care (1-5 Clinical Laboratory Science
cr.) Seminar is designed to meet the specialty selected by The educational program in clinical laboratory science
the student. Students may repeat this course with a new through the IU School of Medicine Department of
specialty area requested. Each student is required to take Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is located on the
a minimum of one hour and a maximum of five hours. Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis campus
at the Clarian Pathology Laboratory Building.
PULM–F 451 Cardiorespiratory Monitoring and
Special Techniques (3 cr.) This course reviews Mission Statement The mission of the Clinical Laboratory
electrocardiograms, intracranial pressure monitoring, Science Program at Indiana University–Purdue University
capnography, and pulmonary artery monitoring Indianapolis is to provide a quality education in the
techniques. Case studies emphasizing these special knowledge, skills, and professional attitudes required to
procedures are presented. follow good laboratory practice in providing quality testing
for the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of disease.
PULM–F 456 Respiratory Care Practicum III (6
cr.) This course allows students to apply advanced Goal Statements The goals of the Clinical Laboratory
patient assessment techniques, information gathering Science Program are to prepare graduates who:
skills, and communication and leadership skills in the • engage in good laboratory practice,
neonatal/pediatric and adult critical care clinical settings. • participate as effective members of the health care
PULM–F 461 Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Geriatrics
(3 cr.) This course gives an overview of rehabilitation • successfully complete national certification
therapies and techniques applicable to chronic lung examinations, and
disease, as well as respiratory therapy home care. Basic • value active participation in professional
concepts of gerontology and geriatrics are presented. organizations.
PULM–F 480 Patient Education Techniques for To accomplish these goals, the program faculty foster
Respiratory Therapists (3 cr.) Education techniques the development of critical thinking and life long learning
for patients and families dealing with chronic respiratory skills and evaluate overall program effectiveness through
disease. Topics include asthma, chronic obstructive outcomes assessment.
pulmonary disease, and smoking cessation education. Description of the Profession Clinical laboratory science
Assessment of learning readiness, reading levels, and is a diverse, science-based profession aimed at accurate
patient comprehension will be addressed. performance of clinical laboratory procedures on biologic
PULM–F 485 Respiratory Care Practicum IV (6 samples from patients. Physicians use the results from
cr.) Students will manage patients in critical care these procedures in diagnosing, monitoring, and treating
settings with emphasis on cardiopulmonary assessment diseases. Some of the tasks that clinical laboratory
and monitoring. They will participate in pulmonary scientists perform are listed below:
rehabilitation, home care, advanced cardiac life support, • Analysis of simple/complex chemical components of
pulmonary functions, polysomnography, and other special body fluids
procedures. • Evaluation of cellular components of blood
• Identification of microorganisms and their antibiotic
Health Professions Programs susceptibilities
• Preparation of blood components for patient therapy
Degree programs and course offerings exist in the
following areas. For specific information, select your • Molecular detection of diseases
program of choice from the left-hand menu. • Evaluation of new techniques, procedures, and
Department of Emergency Medicine Paramedic
Science, AS Laboratory personnel continually evaluate the quality of
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic the results from procedures and instruments and solve
any problems that relate to inconsistencies. Excellent
communication skills are required to interact with other
September 23, 2010 Admission 17
members of the health care team, to teach, and to for program-related expenses. Contact program
manage individuals under their supervision. administrators for current cost estimate sheet.
Clinical laboratory scientists typically work in laboratories Description of Program Facilities The Clinical
located in hospitals, clinics, physician group practices, Laboratory Science Program has program offices, a
blood centers, medical research facilities, or medically classroom, and a student laboratory located in the Clarian
oriented industries. Pathology Laboratory Building.
Graduates of the Program Students who successfully Location of Clinical Education Sites Facilities utilized
complete the senior/professional year of the clinical for clinical experiences include Indiana University Hospital,
laboratory science program and have a baccalaureate Methodist Hospital, Riley Hospital, Wishard Memorial
degree are eligible to take national certification Hospital, and Richard Roudebush Veterans Administration
examinations. Nationally recognized certification is a Medical Center.
requirement for employment in many settings.
Credentials Required to Practice MLS(ASCP), Medical Opportunity for Students to Work Students who work
Laboratory Scientist should limit employment hours to 8–10 hours a week, if
Licensure Requirements to Practice There is no
state licensure in Indiana; however, some states require Accreditation The Clinical Laboratory Science Program
licensure in addition to or instead of national certification. at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is
fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for
Scholarships A limited number of scholarships is Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Rd, Suite 720,
available for accepted students. Contact the program staff Rosemont, IL 60018, Phone (847) 939-3597.
when notified of admission.
Last Updated: March 18, 2010
For further information, contact:
Linda M. Marler, -or- Diane Leland, General Information Students accepted into the program
M.S. Ph.D. must complete the program admission requirements
Phone: (317) Phone: (317) before the first day of classes. Admission to the
491-6219 491-6646 professional program is competitive; therefore, completion
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: of the prerequisites does not guarantee admission to the
CLS Office Phone: (317) 491-6969 Criteria Used for Selection of Class Cumulative and
science/math grade point average, essay, interview, and
Mailing Address: motivation factors
Indiana University Clinical Laboratory Science Program
Clarian Pathology Laboratory, Room 6002 Class Size Program is accredited for 24 students;
350 W 11st Street however, current arrangements limit class size to 12
Indianapolis, IN 46202-4108 students.
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 Specific Requirements In addition to the Health
Professions Programs’ admission policies and procedures
Educational Program found at the beginning of this section of the bulletin,
the following admission policies apply to the Clinical
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Laboratory Science Program at IUPUI:
Science at Indiana University-Purdue
Application Deadline December 1 of the year before
University Indianapolis desired entry into the senior/professional year.
Medical Director: Professor Eble
Program Director: Associate Professor Marler and Total Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours 90
Distribution of Credit Hours in Specific Areas
Professors: Rodak, Ryder
Applicants must complete at least 18 credit hours in the
Length of Program Clinical laboratory science is biological sciences and 18 credit hours in chemistry. See
a four-year baccalaureate degree program that is prerequisite list.
typically full-time. The program is structured in a 3 + 1
Limitations of Course Work Courses in chemistry
arrangement, in which three years are spent in regular
(upper level), microbiology, and immunology must have
college courses in order to complete prerequisite courses
been completed within the previous six years.
and the fourth year is the senior/professional year. The
professional year includes both didactic and supervised Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average 2.50 on
clinical education experiences. Applicants with bachelor’s a 4.00 scale. This requirement is applied at the time of
degrees who have completed all of their prerequisites program application and must be maintained. Grades from
may also apply to this program. Upon completion of remedial courses are not used in this calculation.
the professional year, the student will earn a second
bachelors degree. Minimum Specific Grade Point Average 2.50 on a
4.00 scale in science and mathematics courses. This
Additional Cost In addition to regular university requirement is applied at the time of program application
tuition and fees, the student should expect to pay
18 Prerequisites September 23, 2010
and must be maintained. Grades from remedial courses Suggested Chemistry Electives
are not used in this calculation. Biochemistry
NOTE: Applicants whose Cumulative and/or Specific Organic II
GPAs are at or only slightly aobe 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) Analytical Chemistry
are unlikely to be competitive for admission.
Mathematics Applicant must complete, by entry date, the
Minimum Grade in a Stated Prerequisite Course C following courses:
(2.00 on a 4.00 scale) in all required courses.
Interview Applicants must complete the interview College Algebra and 1-2 courses
process. Interviews are scheduled from October to Trigonometry or higher
December. content (G)
Statistics 1 course
Technical Standards See Health Professions Programs
policy. Suggested Electives While not inclusive or mandatory,
the following is a list of suggested elective areas: human
Indiana Residents Preference Policy See Health anatomy, molecular biology, medical terminology, and
Professions Programs policy. medical microbiology.
Volunteer Experience Volunteer experience is not
required, but may be very helpful to the applicant in Freshman
making a career choice. Fall Credits
Elementary Composition I 3.0
Last Updated: March 22, 2010
College Algebra and 3.0
Prerequisites Trigonometry I
Before entering the program, students must complete Introductory Biology I 5.0
the minimum prerequisites listed below. Students should (Plants)
consult with their academic advisors for appropriate Principles of Chemistry I 5.0
courses and semester sequence in order to complete w/lab
prerequisites. Prerequisites may be taken at any Total 16.0
accredited college or university. The code “G” indicates
a course that meets the school’s general-education Spring Credits
requirements. Speech Communication or 3.0
Written communication (G) 2 courses Communication
Verbal communications (G) 1 course College Algebra and 3.0
Humanities (G) 1 course Trigonometry II
Social/Behavioral science 2 courses Introductory Biology II 5.0
Principles of Chemistry II 5.0
Biological Sciences Applicant must complete, by entry w/lab
date, at least 18 credit hours or the equivalent of biology, Total 16.0
to include the following courses:
Introductory Human Biology 1 course Fall Credits
(G) Organic Chemistry I 3.0
Microbiology (with lab) 1 course Organic Chemistry I Lab 2.0
Human Genetics 1 course Human Anatomy (as 5.0
Human Physiology 1 course elective)
Immunology 1 course Social-Behavioral Science 3.0
Chemistry Applicant must complete, by entry date, at
least 18 credit hours or the equivalent of chemistry, to Electives 3.0
include the following courses: Total 16.0
Introductory Chemistry (with 2 semesters
lab) (G) Upper-Level Chemistry 3.0
(Course must be appropriate Elective
for science majors) Microbiology w/lab 3.0-4.0
Organic I (with lab) 1 course (w/lab) Human Physiology 5.0
Advanced Chemistry 1 course Humanities Elective 3.0
Elective Total 14.0-15.0
September 23, 2010 Cytotechnology 19
Immunology 3.0 General Externship IV 2.0
Genetics 3.0 (PATH-C 405)
Electives 7.0 (PATH-C 412) 3.0
Total 13.0 Total 7.0
Spring Credits Awards Based on their academic performance, students
Statistics 3.0 will be recommended by the program faculty for degrees
Written Communication II 3.0 with distinction in accordance with the School’s honors
Social-Behavioral Science 3.0 criteria.
Elective II Graduation Requirements Satisfactory completion of at
Elective 5.0-6.0 least 128 credit hours, to include at least 90 credit hours
Total 14.0-15.0 of prerequisite and general-education courses and 38
credits of professional courses. All course work must be
Last Updated: March 22, 2010 completed in compliance with the program’s and school’s
academic and professional policies.
Professional Program Last Updated: March 26, 2010.
Courses in the professional program are sequential and
must be taken in the order specified by the program Cytotechnology
faculty. The educational program in cytotechnology through the
Senior Indiana University School of Medicine Department of
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is located on the
Fall Credits Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis campus
Hematology (PATH-C 407) 3.0 at the Clarian Pathology Laboratory Building.
Principles of 1.0
Immunohematology Description of the Profession Cytotechnology is
(PATH-C 408) a medical laboratory specialty in which microscopic
studies of exfoliated, abraded, and aspirated cells from
Serology (PATH-C 409) 1.0 the human body are performed. The cytotechnologist
Diagnostic Medical 4.0 studies cell samples from various body sites to detect
Microbiology (PATH-C 411) cellular changes indicative of cancer. In providing a means
Diagnostic Microbiology 2.0 of early detection, cytology makes possible the early
Laboratory (PATH-C 421) diagnosis of cancer, thus increasing the chances of a
Hematologic Techniques 3.0 cure. Cytology also serves as a prognostic tool during
and Procedures (PATH-C the course of cancer treatment programs. In addition,
427) it aids in establishing the diagnosis of benign disease
Techniques in 1.0 processes, such as endocrine disorders, and in detecting
Immunohematology some pathogenic microorganisms.
(PATH-C 428) Graduates of the Program The Cytotechnology Program
Serology Laboratory 1.0 is designed to provide its graduates with a comprehensive,
(PATH-C 429) fundamental knowledge of clinical cytology that will enable
Total 16.0 them to function as competent Cytotechnologists and will
Spring Credits provide a basis for continuing education and professional
growth. Graduates will be eligible for the certification
Hemostasis (PATH-C 404) 1.0 examination administered by the Board of Registry leading
Clinical Chemistry (PATH-C 4.0 to certification and registration in Cytotechnology with
406) the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Graduates
Urine Analysis (PATH-C 2.0 should be prepared for management, supervisory,
410) and educational responsibilities and should seek ways
Mycology/Parasitology 2.0 to contribute to the growing body of knowledge in
(PATH-C 420) clinical cytology. The program is designed to prepare
Clinical Chemistry 2.0 graduates to realize their position in the total health care
Instrumentation structure and understand their legal, ethical, and moral
and Methodologies responsibilities to the employers and communities they
(PATH-C 426) serve. Cytotechnologists normally practice in hospitals,
laboratories, or research laboratories.
General Externship I 2.0
(PATH-C 401) Credential Required to Practice B.S.; CT(ASCP),
General Externship II 2.0 Cytotechnology certification by the Board of Certification:
(PATH-C 402) American Society for Clinical Pathology.
Total 15.0 Scholarships Students interested in scholarship
Summer Credits information for the professional year should contact the
General Externship III 2.0 program office.
20 Educational Program September 23, 2010
For further information, contact: William Crabtree, Admission
Ph.D., SCT(ASCP), Director General Information As grade point average is a
Phone: (317) 491-6221 reflection of self-motivation, self-discipline, and the desire
E-mail: email@example.com to achieve, favorable consideration is given to applicants
Mailing Address: Cytotechnology Program with high grade point averages. In addition, applicants
Clarian Pathology Laboratory, Room 6002J must demonstrate proficiency in biological and physical
350 W 11st Street sciences. Candidates for this program should work well
Indianapolis, IN 46202-4108 with others, have a genuine desire to improve the health
of humanity, and be willing to accept the responsibilities of
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 providing health care service. Students accepted into the
program must complete the school’s and the program’s
Educational Program admission requirements listed below before the first day
Bachelor of Science in Cytotechnology of classes. Admission to the professional program is
at Indiana University-Purdue University competitive; therefore, completion of the prerequisites
does not guarantee admission to the program.
Medical Director: Associate Professor H. Cramer Criteria Used for Selection of Class Cumulative grade
Program Director: Associate Professor W. Crabtree point average, biology grade point average, interview.
Clinical Assistant Professor: B. McGahey Frain
Class Size Eight each fall semester.
Length of the Program Four years, including three years
Specific Requirements In addition to the Health
(90 semester hours) of prerequisite course work plus 12
Professions Programs admission policies and procedures
months (37 semester hours) of professional course work.
found at the beginning of this section of the bulletin, the
Structure of the Program The prerequisites may be following admission policies apply to the Cytotechnology
taken on a part-time basis; the professional program is Program:
presented in a full-time, day format only.
Application Deadline December 1 of the year before
Design of the Professional Curriculum An integral anticipated entry.
relationship between the program and the cytology service
Total Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours 90
laboratory provides students with maximum exposure to
a functioning cytology laboratory. The learning process Distribution of Credits in Specific Areas 25 credit
follows a structured, logical sequence for the presentation hours in biology
of essential concepts and skills.
Limitations of Course Work Biology credits earned
Individual instruction, demonstrations, lectures, and more than seven years before application must be
conferences are all used as methods of instruction. updated by taking 3 additional credit hours related to
Student inquiry and research that will foster greater cell biology within a period of time not to exceed 12
understanding and possible revision of presented material months before admission. Remedial courses will not fulfill
are encouraged. Opportunity is provided for the student to prerequisite hours.
pursue special interests in the field of cytology.
Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average 2.50 on
Location of Clinicals All clinical sites for the program are a 4.00 scale. This requirement is applied at the time of
located within the Indianapolis area. program application and must be maintained.
Additional Cost In addition to regular university fees, Minimum Specific Grade Point Average Biology grade
the student should expect to pay for program-related point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. This requirement
expenses. Contact program for current cost sheet. is applied at the time of program application and must be
Opportunity for Students to Work Some students have
part-time jobs. Minimum Grade Requirement in a Stated Prerequisite
Course C (2.00 on a 4.00 scale).
Program Facilities The Cytotechnology Program
is offered at the IUPUI campus, which has modern Interview All qualified applicants must participate in an
educational and medical facilities. Dedicated program interview. Interviews start the second week of January.
space is located in the new Clarian Pathology Laboratory
Building. Cytology laboratories located in the Clarian Technical Standards See Health Professions Programs
Pathology Laboratory, Wishard Memorial Hospital, policy.
Methodist Hospital, and the Veterans Administration Medical Requirements Students accepted into the
Hospital are also used. professional program must complete a health form,
Accreditation The curriculum of the Cytotechnology immunization card, chest X ray, and eye examination
Program is fully accredited by the Commission on before classes begin.
Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs Indiana Residents Preference Policy See Health
(www.caahep.org). Professions Programs policy.
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 Volunteer Experience While volunteer experience is not
required, it is very helpful in making a career choice.
Last Updated: March 26, 2010
September 23, 2010 Professional Program 21
Before entering the program, students must complete Fall Credits
the minimum prerequisites listed below. Students should Elementary Composition I 3.0
consult with their academic advisors for appropriate College Algebra and 3.0
courses and semester sequence in order to complete Trigonometry
prerequisites. Prerequisites may be taken at any
accredited college or university. The code "G" indicates Introduction to BiologyI 5.0
a course that meets the school's general-education (Plants)
requirements. Courses taken via correspondence will not Elementary or Principles of 5.0
be accepted as fulfilling stated prerequisites. No more Chemistry I w/lab
than 15 semester hours of correspondence course work Total 16.0
will be counted toward the degree. Spring Credits
Written Communications (G) 2 courses Speech Communication 3.0
Verbal Communications (G) 3 cr. Communication
Humanities (G) 3 cr. Introduction to BiologyI 5.0
College Algebra (G) 3 cr. (Animals)
Social/Behavioral Science 6 cr. Elementary or Principles of 5.0
(G) Chemistry II w/lab
Introductory Biology (G) 4-5 cr. Elective 3.0
Chemistry I (with lab) 4-5 cr. Total 16.0
(for science majors) Sophomore
Chemistry-Sequential 4 cr. Minimum; Fall Credits
Course(s) 5-8 cr. Preferred
(for science majors beyond Humanities Elective 3.0
above) Social-Behavioral Science 3.0
Human Anatomy and 5-10 cr. Elective I
Physiology Human Anatomy 5.0
Advanced Biological 3 courses Elective 3.0
Sciences Total 14.0
In addition to introductory Spring Credits
biology and human anatomy Elementary Composition II 3.0
& physiology, students must or Professional Writing
also take three upper-level Human Physiology 5.0
biology courses to bring the
total minimum credit hours Upper-Level Biology 3.0
in biology to 25. Elective I
Recommended Courses Social-Behavioral Science 3.0
microbiology with laboratory, Elective II
developmental anatomy or Total 14.0
embryology with laboratory, Junior
genetics with laboratory, Fall Credits
molecular or cellular biology,
histology, and immunology. Upper-Level Biology 3.0
Questions regarding Elective II
alternative biology courses Electives 12.0
should be directed to the Total 15.0
Cytotechnology Program Spring Credits
faculty. Upper-Level Biology 3.0
Suggested Electives It is recommended that the following Elective III
courses be taken electives: microbiology, embryology, Electives 12.0
genetics, animal cell physiology, and immunology. Total 15.0
While not inclusive or mandatory, the following is a
list of suggested elective areas: medical microbiology, Last Updated: March 26, 2010
endocrinology, parasitology, virology, cytogenetics,
computer science, management, organic chemistry, Professional Program
biochemistry, physics, advanced mathematics, statistics Courses in the professional program are sequential and
and art appreciation. must be taken in the order specified by the program
Suggested Plan of Study The following is a suggested
three-year plan of the prerequisites. Students can adjust Senior
this schedule. Students should check with their advisors to Fall Credits
make sure all requirements are met.
22 Associate of Science September 23, 2010
Gynecologic Cytology, 3.0 M. Mangrum, A. Michaels, J. Scheiderer, D. Seketa, M.
Normal (PATH-A 412) Thralls, B. Tilson
Gynecologic Cytology, 3.0 Completion of the Course Work/ Graduates of the
Abnormal (PATH-A 422) Program The associate degree in paramedic science is
Pulmonary Cytology 3.0 open to students of the university who have completed
(PATH-A 432) the prerequisites for admission. A student completing the
Techniques in Medical 2.0 course work is prepared to work as an EMT-Paramedic
Cytology (PATH-A 462) to deliver emergency patient care in the out-of-hospital
Certification Internship I 2.0 setting. The paramedic must be a confident leader who
(PATH-A 465) can accept the challenge and high degree of responsibility
entailed in the position. The paramedic provides the
Seminar in Cytology I 3.0
most extensive pre-hospital care and may work for
fire departments, private ambulance services, police
Total 16.0 departments, or hospitals. Response times are dependent
Spring Credits upon nature of call.
Cytology of Body Fluids 2.0
Credential Required to PracticeEMT-Paramedic
(Emergency Medical Technician- Paramedic)
Cytology of the 2.0
Gastrointestinal Tract Licensure Required to Practice Graduates of the
(PATH-A 453) paramedic program must pass a state-administered
Urinary Tract Cytology 2.0 certification examination before credentialing. The
(PATH-A 454) certification examination in Indiana is the National
Advanced Level Certification Examination for
Certification Internship II 6.0
EMT-Paramedics and is administered by the National
Registry of EMTs on behalf of the Indiana EMS
Seminar in Cytology II 2.0 Commission. The EMS Commission is the regulating body
(PATH-A 470) that certifies paramedics in Indiana.
Description of the Profession Paramedics have fulfilled
Cytology of Fine Needle 2.0 prescribed requirements by a credentialing agency to
Aspiration (PATH-A 455) practice the art and science of out-of-hospital medicine
Certification Internship II 3.0 in conjunction with medical direction. Through performing
(PATH-A 465) of assessments and providing medical care, their goal
Investigations in 2.0 is to prevent and reduce mortality and morbidity due to
Cytopathology (PATH-A illness and injury. Paramedics primarily provide care to
490) emergency patients in an out-of-hospital setting.
Total 7.0 Paramedics possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes
Awards Recommendations for degrees awarded consistent with the expectations of the public and the
with distinction are based upon superior academic profession. Paramedics recognize that they are an
performance. The Cytotechnology Program recognizes essential component of the continuum of care and serve
superior academic and professional conduct with the as linkages among health resources.
Liang-Che Tao Outstanding Student Award, which is Paramedics strive to maintain high-quality, reasonably
awarded to a graduating senior. priced health care by delivering patients directly to
Graduation Requirements Satisfactory completion of appropriate facilities. As an advocate for patients,
127 credit hours, to include 90 credit hours of prerequisite paramedics seek to be proactive in affecting long-term
and general-education courses and 37 credit hours of health care by working in conjunction with other provider
professional courses. All course work must be completed agencies, networks, and organizations. The emerging
in compliance with the program’s and school’s academic roles and responsibilities of the paramedic include public
and professional policies. education, health promotion, and participation in injury-
and illness-prevention programs. As the scope of service
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 continues to expand, the paramedic will function as a
facilitator of access to care, as well as an initial treatment
Associate of Science provider.
Associate of Science in Paramedic Science Paramedics are responsible and accountable to medical
at Indiana University-Purdue University direction, the public, and their peers. Paramedics
recognize the importance of research and actively
Indianapolis participate in the design, development, evaluation, and
Department Chair: Professor R. McGrath publication of research. Paramedics seek to take part in
Medical Director: Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor E. lifelong professional development and peer evaluation
Bartkus and assume an active role in professional and community
Program Director: Assistant Clinical Professor L. Bell organizations.
Adjunct Faculty: Lecturers D. Bignell, D. Ervin, K.
Gona, J. Hallam, G Hedeen, P. Hutchinson, J. Hively, Program Goals
September 23, 2010 Associate of Science 23
The Associate of Science in Paramedic Science Program and implement a treatment plan for patients with
intends to: dyspnea/respiratory distress.
• The student must demonstrate the ability to perform
• Enable the student to perform as a paramedic.
a comprehensive assessment and formulate
• Provide didactic instruction in the body of paramedic and implement a treatment plan for patients with
knowledge that will lead a student to hold syncope.
competencies that will guide the student in lifelong
• The student must demonstrate the ability to perform
learning as a health care professional.
a comprehensive assessment and formulate
• Provide clinical instruction that will provide the and implement a treatment plan for patients with
student with mastery of clinical competencies abdominal complaints.
necessary to perform as a paramedic and will guide
• The student must demonstrate the ability to perform
the student in lifelong learning as a health care
a comprehensive assessment and formulate and
implement a treatment plan for patients with altered
• Provide a field internship that will develop a student's mental status.
ability to apply mastered competencies, guided by
mentors in real-time situations. Length of the Program Two years; one year (24-26 credit
• Develop values that will prepare the student to be hours) of prerequisite work plus 12 months of professional
sensitive to the cultural needs of all patients. course work (42 credit hours).
• Develop knowledge, competency, and awareness Structure of the Professional Program The
of one's abilities and limitations; the ability to relate prerequisites may be taken on a part-time basis; the
to people; and a capacity for calm and reasoned professional program is a full-time program conducted
judgment while under stress. primarily during the day. Students can enter in either the
• Develop values that will prepare the student to spring or fall semester. Clinical activities occur during the
independently process information to make critical evening or on weekends.
Design of the Professional Curriculum The curriculum
Program Objectives is a competency-based education program of clinical,
• The paramedic student will be able to establish didactic, and practical instruction integrated with a field
and/or maintain a patent airway and oxygenate and internship in advanced emergency care and services.
ventilate patients. This program will serve students seeking careers in
• The paramedic student will be able to take a proper emergency medical services. It will serve students
history and perform a comprehensive physical exam entering the program immediately after high school as well
on any patient and communicate the findings to as nontraditional students. The majority of students are
others. nontraditional in that they have begun to pursue a career
• The paramedic student will be able to integrate in the emergency medical services field on a part-time,
pathophysiological principles and assessment full-time, or volunteer basis before deciding on a full-time
findings to formulate a field impression and role in emergency medicine as an EMT-P.
implement the treatment plan for trauma and medical
patients, including neonatal, pediatric, and geriatric The program follows guidelines established by the Indiana
patients; patients of diverse backgrounds; chronically Emergency Medical Services Commission, integrating
ill patients; and patients with common complaints. general-education course work and paramedic science
• The paramedic student will be able to safely manage course work leading to an associate of science degree.
the scene of an emergency. The degree program will build on resources established
in the largest and most comprehensive EMT-Paramedic
At the completion of the general course of study, Program in Indiana, the program at Wishard Hospital.
In addition to classroom and laboratory facilities located
• The student must demonstrate the ability to safely on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
administer medications. campus, area health care facilities involved in the
• The student must demonstrate the ability to safely preparation of EMT-paramedics in this program include
perform endotracheal intubation. Wishard Hospital, Wishard Ambulance Service, Avon Fire
• The student must demonstrate the ability to safely Department, and Riley Hospital for Children.
gain venous access in patients of all age groups.
• The student must demonstrate the ability to Location of Clinicals The primary locations of the clinical
effectively ventilate un-intubated patients of all age rotations are in Indianapolis. A few rotations may be
groups. required elsewhere in central Indiana.
• The student must demonstrate the ability to perform Additional Costs In addition to regular university fees,
a comprehensive assessment on pediatric, adult, students will need to purchase a personal stethoscope,
geriatric, obstetric, trauma, and psychiatric patients. EKG caliper, and uniform for the clinical rotation. Contact
• The student must demonstrate the ability to perform the program for a current cost sheet.
a comprehensive assessment and formulate and
implement a treatment plan for patients with chest Opportunity for Students to Work Some students have
pain. part-time jobs while completing the professional course
• The student must demonstrate the ability to perform work.
a comprehensive assessment and formulate Description of Facilities The program offices are located
at 3930 Georgetown Road (northwest Indianapolis)
24 Admission September 23, 2010
through Wishard Memorial Hospital's Emergency Medical Indiana Residents Preference Policy See School of
Services Division. The classroom and laboratory are Medicine Health Professions Programs policy.
located on that Wishard campus. The primary clinical
site is at Wishard Hospital. The primary field site is the Volunteer Experience While volunteer experience is not
Wishard Ambulance Service. Other clinical and field sites required, it is helpful in making a career choice.
are available in central Indiana. Accreditation The curriculum of the Paramedic Science
Last Update: March 26, 2010 Program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation
for EMS Programs.
Last Updated: March 16, 2010
General Information Students accepted into the program
must complete the school’s and the program’s admission Prerequisites
requirements before the first day of classes. Admission Students should consult with their academic advisors for
to the professional program is competitive; therefore, appropriate courses and semester sequence in order to
completion of the prerequisites does not guarantee complete prerequisites. Prerequisites may be taken at any
admission to the program. accredited college or university. The code “G” indicates
Criteria Used for Selection of Class Grade point a course that meets the school’s general-education
average, personal interview, and EMT experience. requirements. Correspondence courses will not be
accepted for any of the prerequisite course work.
Proposed Class Size Ten each cohort entering either
spring or fall semester. English Composition (G) 3 cr.
Speech (G) 3 cr.
Specific Requirements In addition to the IU School of
Medicine Health Professions Programs admission policies Intermediate Algebra 4 cr.
and procedures found at the beginning of this section Psychology (G) 3 cr.
of the bulletin, the following requirements apply to the Sociology 3 cr.
paramedic science degree program. Human Anatomy (G) 4-5 cr.
Application Deadline October 1 of the year before Human Physiology 4-5 cr.
anticipated entry for spring semester or February 1 of the
year before anticipated entry for fall semester. EMT-Basic Requirement/Patient Care Activity In
addition to the above prerequisites, each applicant must
Total Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours 24–26. currently be certified in Indiana as an EMT and have a
minimum of 20 hours of patient care activity as an EMT in
Distribution of Credit Hours in Specific Areas See the patient care area of an ambulance.
Suggested Plan of Study (EMT–basic certification not
Limitations of Course Work Remedial courses will not complete)
fulfill prerequisites or count as credit hours toward the
Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average 2.30 on Fall Credits
a 4.00 scale. This requirement is applied at the time of EMT-Basic 6.0
program application and must be maintained. Human Anatomy or Human 4.0-5.0
Minimum Grade Requirement in a Stated Prerequisite Biology (with lab)
Course C (2.00 on a 4.00 scale). English Composition 3.0
Interview All qualified applicants must participate in an
interview. Interviews are generally conducted in December Spring Credits
for the spring cohort and March for the fall cohort. Human Physiology or 4.0-5.0
Human Biology (with lab)
Technical Standards See School of Medicine Health Intermediate Algebra 3.0
Professions Programs policy.
Speech or Interpersonal 3.0
Medical Requirements Documentation must include a Communication
current immunization record that indicates immunization Psychology or Sociology 3.0
in hepatitis B, rubella, rubeola, mumps, PPD, tetanus, and Total 13.0-15.0
Student Health Insurance All School of Medicine Psychology or Sociology 3.0
Health Professions Programs students are required to Total 3.0
show proof of coverage under a health insurance plan.
This is consistent with requirements for other health Alternative Suggested Plan of Study (EMT–basic
science students on the IUPUI campus. Additional certification )
information regarding health insurance coverage options
and all the immunizations required before the start of the Freshman
program is also enclosed. Proof of health insurance and Fall Credits
immunizations is due on the first day of classes. Human Anatomy or Human 4.0-5.0
Biology (with lab)
September 23, 2010 Emergency Medical Services 25
English Composition 3.0 Pharmacology for the 6.0
Intermediate Algebra 4.0 Paramedic (EMER-E 215)
Psychology or Sociology 3.0 Total 16.0
Total 14.0-15.0 Summer Credits
Spring Credits The Paramedic and Medical 5.0
Human Physiology or 4.0-5.0 Matters (EMER-E 220)
Human Biology (with lab) Paramedic as Team Player 5.0
Speech or Interpersonal 3.0 (EMER-E 223)
Communication The Paramedic and 3.0
Psychology or Sociology 3.0 Cardiology (EMER-E 226)
Elective (if needed) 3.0 Total 13.0
Total 10.0-15.0 Fall Credits
Trauma (EMER-E 221) 3.0
Last Updated: March 22, 2010 Paramedic as Team Leader 2.0
Students are admitted into a fall or spring cohort. Courses Paramedic Professions 4.0
in the professional program are sequential and must be Progress (EMER E243)
taken in the order specified by the program faculty. Both Comtemporary EMS Issues 3.0
cohorts are shown below. (EMER E246)
Entering in Fall Credits Awards Based on academic performance or clinical
The Paramedic and 3.0 performance and excellence, the program faculty will
Pulmonology (EMER-E 210) recommend students for degrees awarded with distinction
in accordance with the school’s honors criteria.
Paramedic as Team 4.0
Member (EMER-E 213) Graduation Requirements Satisfactory completion of
Introduction to Paramedic 3.0 all prerequisites (24-26 credit hours) and 41 credit hours
Practice (EMER-E 214) of professional course work. All course work must be
Pharmacology for the 6.0 completed in compliance with the program’s and school’s
Paramedic (EMER-E 215) academic and professional policies. All professional
courses (EMER-E courses) must be completed within 24
months after beginning the professional program.
The Paramedic and Medical 5.0 Last Updated: March 26, 2010
Matters (EMER-E 220)
Trauma (EMER-E 221) 3.0
Emergency Medical Services
Paramedic as Team Player 5.0 An educational program in Emergency Medical
(EMER-E 223) Technician—Basic and Paramedic Science is located on
the Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis
The Paramedic and 3.0
campus and is offered through the IU School of Medicine
Cardiology (EMER-E 226)
Department of Emergency Medicine in conjunction with
Total 16.0 Wishard Memorial Hospital Division of Emergency Medical
Summer I & II Credits Services.
Paramedic as Team Leader 2.0
Scholarships Scholarship opportunities may be available
through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
Paramedic Professions 4.0
Progress (EMER E243) For further information, contact: Leon Bell, M.S.
Comtemporary EMS Issues 3.0 Director
(EMER E246) Emergency Medical Services
3930 Georgetown Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46245
Phone: (317) 630-7614
Entering in Spring Credits
The Paramedic and 3.0 Last Updated: March 16, 2010
Pulmonology (EMER-E 210)
Paramedic as Team 4.0
Member (EMER-E 213)
Introduction to Paramedic 3.0
Practice (EMER-E 214)
26 Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) September 23, 2010
Emergency Medical providing pre-hospital emergency medical care of
simple and multiple system trauma, such as controlling
Technician-Basic (EMT-B) hemorrhage, treating shock (hypo-perfusion), bandaging
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic wounds, and immobilizing of painful, swollen, or deformed
extremities. Other duties include assisting in childbirth;
at Indiana University-Purdue University management of respiratory, cardiac, diabetic, allergic,
Indianapolis behavioral, and environmental emergencies; and dealing
Department Chair: Professor R. McGrath with suspected poisonings. The EMT-basic searches
Medical Director: Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor E. for medical identification emblems as clues in providing
Bartkus emergency care. Additional care, including administering
Program Director: Assistant Clinical Professor L. Bell medications, is provided based upon assessing patients
Adjunct Faculty: Lecturers D. Bignell, D. Ervin, K. and obtaining historical information.
Gona, J. Hallam, G Hedeen, P. Hutchinson, J. Hively,
M. Mangrum, A. Michaels, J. Scheiderer, D. Seketa, M. When a patient must be extricated from entrapment,
Thralls, B. Tilson the EMT-basic assesses the extent of injury and gives
all possible emergency care and protection to the
Completion of the Course Work/Graduates of the entrapped patient and uses the prescribed techniques
Program The EMT-Basic Program is a regular university and appliances for safe removal, including contact
course of study open to all students. A student completing dispatchers for additional help or special rescue and/or
the course work is prepared to work as an EMT to deliver utility services. The EMT-basic provides simple rescue
emergency patient care in the pre-hospital setting. service if an ambulance has not been accompanied
Graduates of both the EMT-Basic and the Paramedic by a specialized unit. The EMT-basic complies with
Science Program primarily provide emergency care in regulations on handling victims of fatalities. Other duties
ambulance, fire services, or athletic training venues at include lifting, securing, and removing stretchers. From
their level of training. Nontraditional areas of employment the knowledge of the condition of patients, the extent
are available in hospitals and industry. of injuries, and the relative locations and staffing of
emergency hospital facilities, the EMT-basic determines
Credential Required to Practice EMT-B, (Emergency the most appropriate facility to which a patient will be
Medical Technician-Basic) transported and communicates effectively with emergency
Licensure Required to Practice Graduates of either departments and communications centers. The EMT-basic
the EMT-Basic or the Paramedic Science Program must also identifies assessment findings that may require
pass a state-administered certification examination before communication with medical personnel.
credentialing. The certification examination may vary The EMT-basic provides assistance to receiving facility
from state to state. The EMT-basic exam in Indiana is staff upon request and ensures that ambulances are kept
the written and skill exam from the Indiana Department of in optimal condition. Members of the profession must
Homeland Security. maintain familiarity with specialized equipment and attend
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM continuing education and refresher training programs as
Description of the Profession and Career required by employers, medical direction, and licensing
RequirementsEmergency medical technicians respond or certifying agencies. They must also meet qualifications
to emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate within the functional job analysis.
care to the critically ill and injured, and they transport Length of Program One semester; a new course begins
patients to medical facilities. After receiving the call from each fall and spring semester.
the dispatcher, the EMT-basic drives the ambulance to
the address or location given, using the most expeditious Additional Costs Students are encouraged to purchase
route, depending on traffic and weather conditions. The their own stethoscopes.
EMT-basic observes traffic ordinances and regulations
concerning emergency vehicle operation, and upon arrival
at the scene of crash or illness, parks the ambulance General Information No application is required. Students
in a safe location to avoid additional injury. Before from the university at large are eligible to attend. Students
initiating patient care, the EMT-basic also sizes up the must complete program prerequisites before the first day
scene to determine that the scene is safe, to identify the of classes.
mechanism of injury or nature of illness and total number Prerequisite Current credential in Health Care Provider
of patients, and to request additional help if necessary. CPR.
In the absence of law enforcement, the EMT-basic
creates a safe traffic environment, through such means Approximate Class Size 38 each semester.
as the placement of road flares, removal of debris, and Technical Standards See School of Medicine Health
redirection of traffic for the protection of the injured and Profession Programs technical standards.
those assisting in emergency care. The EMT-basic
determines the nature and extent of illness or injury and CURRICULUM
establishes priority for required emergency care. Based on Prerequisite Students must hold current credential in
assessment findings, the EMT-basic renders emergency Health Care Provider-level CPR.
medical care to medical and trauma patients. Duties
include, but are not limited to, opening and maintaining an Required Course
airway; ventilating patients; cardiopulmonary resuscitation,
including use of automated external defibrillators; and
September 23, 2010 Certificate 27
Fall and/or Spring Credits 6. Exercise independent judgment regarding choice of
Emergency Medical 6.0 cr procedure and evaluation of results.
Technician - Basic 7. Organize tasks to cope with volume of work and
(EMER-E 201) unexpected demands.
Last Updated: March 26, 2010
1. Communicate effectively with the clinical education
Histotechnology supervisor and program director regarding
An educational program in histotechnology through curriculum and training courses.
the IU School of Medicine Department of Pathology 2. Effectively organize and present information both in
and Laboratory Medicine is located on the Indiana written assignments and oral communication.
University–Purdue University Indianapolis campus. 3. Communicate effectively with other laboratory and
Courses are taught via distance education to students in health care providers.
qualifying histology laboratories around the United States.
C. Professional Behavior
Program Goals 1. Display an attitude reflecting pride and
The program’s goals have been developed within the professionalism in daily laboratory duties.
mission of the Health Professions Programs in the School
2. Demonstrate adaptability, integrity, initiative,
of Medicine. In an effort to provide theoretical background
neatness, maturity, stability, and a desire for
and the development of a high degree of occupational
competence, the program has established the following
goals: Scholarships The American Society for Clinical
Pathology, the National Society for Histotechnology,
• To provide students with the educational
and several states' histology professional organizations
experiences necessary to enter a career as
sponsor scholarships for students in histotechnology.
a histologic technician, to include entry-level
Other scholarship and financial aid opportunities may be
competence and eligibility for the ASCP Board of
available through the IUPUI Office of Scholarships and
Registry Histotechnician examination.
• To provide the nationwide health care community
with individuals competent to conduct high-quality For further information, contact: Debra Wood, M.S.,
histologic procedures. Director
• To provide a curriculum containing a balance Phone: (317) 491-6310
between technical knowledge and clinical E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
competence gained in the histology laboratory
Mailing Address: IU School of Medicine Histotechnology
• To assist students in reaching their goals by Clarian Pathology Laboratory, Room 4083
providing academic and occupational advising. 350 W 11st Street
• To instill in students a lifelong desire to achieve Indianapolis, IN 46202-4108
professional and academic excellence.
Last Updated: March 22, 2010
Upon successful completion of all standard academic Certificate
requirements established for this program, the graduate
is entitled to receive a Certificate in Histotechnology from Certificate in Histotechnology at Indiana
Indiana University. By virtue of the standards required University-Purdue University Indianapolis
by this program, the graduate is eligible to take the Medical Director: T. Ulbright
Histotechnician Certification Examination administered Program Director: Clinical Assistant Professor D. Wood
by the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s Board of
Registry. The didactic and practical experience provided EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
by the course of instruction should enable the graduate to Length of the Program Ten months of professional
accomplish the following objectives: course work beginning with fall semester. The course of
study consists of eight courses (24 credit hours), including
A. Technical Skill four didactic courses and four practicum courses.
1. Perform procedures of basic histologic laboratory Structure of the Program Histotechnology didactic
techniques, instrumentation, and problem solving at course lectures are recorded and available online.
entry-level competency. Weekly review sessions are held once per week during
2. Demonstrate knowledge of general and specific the day via web and tele- conferencing; practicum course
histologic methodology. work is performed at qualified clinical sites in the student's
3. Perform procedures with accuracy and precision. laboratory.
4. Monitor internal and external quality assurance
Design of Professional Curriculum Students who
are employed in laboratories that qualify as clinical
5. Demonstrate knowledge of operational principles of affiliate sites are accepted into the Histotechnology
commonly used laboratory instruments, to include Program to begin the course of study in the fall semester.
the ability to perform daily preventative maintenance The curriculum consists of didactic and practicum
and correct simple malfunctions. courses delivered by distance learning to students
28 Admission September 23, 2010
pursuing on-the-job training in histology laboratories. Class Size Enrollment in the certificate program is not
Lectures are recorded using Adobe Presenter and are limited; therefore, most qualified applicants are admitted.
available weekly. The 60-minute interactive audio/video In the event, however, that enrollment exceeds program
web-conference review sessions are held once per week resources, applicants who are residents of Indiana
using Adobe Connect and are accompanied by related are given preference for admission before out-of-state
assignments that require approximately 3.5 hours per applicants.
week for completion. The practicum course modules are
designed to be accomplished in approximately 16 hours Affiliate sites may accommodate more than one student,
per week; however, as part of on-the-job training, it is depending on the laboratory's capacity for training, or the
assumed that students in the program receive full-time training facility may accommodate students from additional
technical training at their place of employment. local sites for web-conferences. Average class size is 45
The Histotechnology Program is designed to
Specific Requirements In addition to the Health
• Provide educational and clinical experiences in all Professions Programs admission policies and procedures
area of histologic technology to prepare students for found at the beginning of this section of the bulletin, the
beginning a career as a histologic technician. admission policies below apply to the Histotechnology
• Provide medical communities nationwide with Program.
individuals qualified to effectively carry out the
Application Deadline May 1 of the year of anticipated
functions of the histotechnology discipline.
• Assist affiliate sites' histology trainers in meeting the
student's needs in accomplishing the course work. Minimum Academic Requirements High school
• Assist students in reaching their goals by providing graduation or equivalent. A minimum of 2.00 on a 4.00
academic, occupational, and personal guidance. scale in prerequisite courses is required for admission
and must be maintained in professional courses. See
Program Facilities The Histotechnology Program office prerequisites.
is located in the Clarian Pathology Laboratory Building
at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Technical Standards See Health Professions Programs
(IUPUI). "Classrooms" for delivery of teleconferences, as technical standards.
well as practical training sites, are located in institutions
Volunteer Experience Although volunteer experience is
throughout the United States that qualify as clinical
not required of applicants, it is highly recommended that
affiliates where students are located. Clinical affiliate sites
students with no histology laboratory experience spend
may vary from year to year, as training needs change.
time in a histology laboratory to assure serious interest
Additional Costs of the Program In addition to tuition before proceeding with application to the program.
and course fees, students are required to purchase books.
Last Updated: March 22, 2010
Completion of course requirements may necessitate the
purchase of laboratory supplies not ordinarily used at Curriculum
the student's training facility laboratory. Clinical training Prerequisites Students are required to have completed
laboratories may cover some expenses for laboratory college courses in chemistry, biology, and mathematics
supplies and mailing costs for submission of assignments with a course specific grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.00
to the program office. Additional training costs to student scale (C). High school chemistry, biology and mathematics
and/or laboratory are estimated at $400.00 per year. courses with a course specific grade point average of 2.00
Feasibility of Work for Students Since the program on a 4.00 scale (C) are acceptable if completed within 10
is designed with the on-the-job student in mind, full-time years before admission date. All prerequisite courses must
employment in a histology laboratory is assumed. be completed before admission into the program.
Accreditation The Histotechnology Program (certificate Professional Program Paired didactic and practicum
level) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis courses must be taken concurrently. Courses are offered
is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for and must be completed in sequence. Students are
Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), Chicago, Illinois; registered for classes in each term as follows:
(312) 714-8880. Fall Credits
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 Histotechnology I (PATH-H 3.0
Histotechnology Practicum I 3.0
Criteria Used for Selection of Class For admission,
students need a high school diploma (or equivalent),
completion of prerequisite courses, employment in or Histotechnology II (PATH-H 3.0
appropriate access to a qualified training laboratory, and 102)
completion of all application requirements. Histotechnology Practicum II 3.0
The Histotechnology Program is designed to reach
students in all parts of the nation. However, preference
for admissions is ranked as follows: (1) students in Spring Credits
laboratories with multiple noncertified students; (2) Histotechnology III (PATH-H 3.0
students in laboratories with one noncertified student. 103)
Other applicants will be admitted as class capacity allows.
September 23, 2010 Curriculum 29
Histotechnology Practicum 3.0 Admission
III (PATH-H 183) General Information Students accepted into the
Histotechnology IV (PATH-H 3.0 program must complete the following program admission
104) requirements before the first day of classes. Enrollment
Histotechnology Practicum 3.0 in the associate degree program is not limited; therefore,
IV (PATH-H 184) most qualified applicants are admitted. In the event,
however, that enrollment exceeds program resources,
Total 12.0 applicants who are residents of Indiana are given
Program Completion Requirements Satisfactory preference for admission before out-of-state applicants.
completion of 24 credit hours of professional courses. Criteria Used for Selection of Class Successful
All course work must be completed in compliance with completion of the certificate-level course work. Alternately,
the program’s and school’s academic and professional prior certification by the American Society for Clinical
policies. Pathology Board of Registry as an HT or HTL and
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 application for the program’s special credit option.
Specific Requirements In addition to the Health
Associate of Science Professions Programs admission policies and procedures
Associate of Science in Histotechnology found at the beginning of this bulletin, the admission
policies below apply to the Associate of Science in
at Indiana University-Purdue University Histotechnology degree.
Medical Director: T. Ulbright Application Deadline Applications are accepted year
Program Director: Clinical Assistant Professor D.Wood round. Capstone course (PATH-H 201) is typically only
offered in the spring term.
Minimum Academic Requirements High school diploma
Length of Program One year of full-time certificate-level
or equivalent. A minimum grade point average of 2.00 on
course work, or prior certification by the Board of Registry
a 4.00 scale (C) is required for admission and must be
of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, plus
maintained in all courses throughout the program.
additional time for completion of degree requirements.
Students should aim to complete the course work in no Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average 2.00 on a
more than five years from the time they first enroll in the 4.00 scale (C). This requirement is applied at admission
program. and must be maintained. Grades earned in remedial
courses are not used to calculate the cumulative grade
Structure of Program Designed for the employed
histologist, the professional course work is offered by
distance education. General-education courses may be Technical Standards See Health Professions Programs
completed at Indiana University or at other accredited policy.
colleges or universities.
Last Updated: March 22, 2010
Design of Professional Curriculum Completion of the
certificate-level course work (24 credit hours) is required Curriculum
before pursuit of the associate degree. Alternately, the Prerequisites Completion of the Certificate in
previously certified HT(ASCP) may apply for special Histotechnology or prior certification by the American
credit in lieu of completion of the certificate course work. Society for Clinical Pathology as a histotechnician (HT) or
Required general-education courses may be transferred histotechnologist (HTL).
from any accredited college or university, in accordance Professional Program
with university and school policy, or completed through Most required general-education courses are offered
the Indiana University School of Continuing Studies through the School of Continuing Studies at Indiana
independent study courses. A minimum of 30 credit University; however, courses may be completed
hours must be completed at Indiana University. The elsewhere and transferred to IUPUI. General-education
histotechnology capstone course, offered by distance courses may be completed in any sequence. The
education via Adobe Presenter and Adobe Connect histotechnology capstone course is designed to be taken
web-conferencing, will be taken as the student nears near the completion of the associate degree; the student
degree completion. must complete the technical writing course requirement
Program Facilities The Histotechnology program office before registering for the capstone course.
is in the Clarian Pathology Laboratory Building at Indiana Degree Completion Courses The following courses
University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Students must be satisfactorily completed for the associate degree.
access accredited course work by attendance at IUPUI or The code “G” indicates a course that meets the school’s
another college or university or through distance education general-education requirements.
Opportunity to Work The program is designed with the Elementary Composition (G) 3 cr.
employed histologist in mind; full- or part-time employment Professional (Technical) 3 cr.
is assumed. Writing Skills
Interpersonal 3 cr.
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 Communication (G)
30 Medical Imaging Technology September 23, 2010
College Precalculus Math 3 cr. the following credentials in addition to the RT(R)(ARRT)
(G) required for entry into the program: from the ARRT,
Introductory Psychology (G) 3 cr. cardiovascular-interventional technology (CV), computed
tomography (CT), mammography (M), magnetic
Introduction to Sociology 3 cr.
resonance imaging (MR), and ultrasound (U); from the
Contemporary Biology 3 cr. ARDMS, medical sonography (RDMS) and vascular
Human Anatomy 3 cr. technology (RVT).
Elementary Chemistry 3 cr.
Indiana Requirements to Practice A State license is
Introduction to Computers 3 cr. required to operate an X-ray machine. The State accepts
Medical Terminology 2 cr. ARRT credentials to satisfy educational requirements.
Histotechnology Capstone 6 cr.
For further information, contact:
Linda Cox, Coordinator, Medical Imaging Technology
Special Credit Policy Practicing histologists certified Program
by ASCP (HT or HTL) may apply for special credit IU Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
courses PATH-H 105 (Histotechnology Credential 541 N. Clinical Drive, CL 120
Theory) and PATH-H 185 (Histotechnology Credential), Indianapolis, IN 46202-5111
in lieu of taking certificate-level courses, when working Phone: (317) 274-5188
toward the associate degree at IUPUI. Special credit E-mail: email@example.com
courses PATH-H 105 and PATH-H 185 are normally not
transferable to other colleges or universities. Last Updated: March 26, 2010
Graduation Requirements Satisfactory completion Educational Program
of 62 credit hours, to include 32 credit hours of
general-education courses and 30 credit hours of
Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging
professional courses. All course work must be completed Technology at Indiana University-Purdue
in compliance with the program’s and school’s academic University Indianapolis
and professional policies. Minimum of 30 credits hours Medical Director: Professor Jackson
must be completed at Indiana University; special credit Program Director: Associate Professor Long
(PATH-H 105 and 185) courses do not qualify. Coordinator: Clinical Associate Professor Cox
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 Educational Program
Clinical Tracks for Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Medical Imaging Technology (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Interventional
An educational program in medical imaging technology Procedures (IR) and Songraphy (US)This program
is located on the Indiana University-Purdue University is designed to prepare qualified medical imaging
Indianapolis campus and housed in the IU School of technologists. The principal aim of the major is to provide
Medicine Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences. students with educational experiences that will permit
This program is an advanced program for the registered them to develop the competencies required to function
radiographer. effectively as advanced imaging technologists. Theory
and clinical experiences are provided in interventional
Description of the Profession The medical imaging procedures, computed tomography and magnetic
technologist in radiologic sciences is a skilled radiographer resonance imaging, and ultrasound. Students receive
qualified to provide patient service in interventional theory in all areas and select one major for clinical
procedures (IR), computed tomography (CT), sonography experiences.
(US), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These
areas represent the most advanced imaging in diagnostic Non-Clinical Track Students may also select a
radiology. Medical imaging technologists use principles of non-clinical curriculum receiving theory in all areas of
radiation protection as they determine exposure factors Medical Imaging. (Students would not be eligible to sit for
and position patients for a variety of examinations. Many advanced certification examinations unless they received
of the patient examinations are highly specific, using the clinical components through their employer.) Students
computers or computerized equipment. Medical imaging who seek this track may be interested in a BS degree for
technologists are also capable of assessing the technical personal fulfillment, initial employment (such as medical
quality of the image, and providing basic patient care. The sales) or job advancement (such as a management or
technologist must function as a member of the health care education position).
Length of the Program MRI, CT, and IR (10.5 months)
Graduates of the Program Graduates receive a A new class begins with summer session II each year and
Bachelor of Science degree and are eligible to take continues through the end of the spring semester the next
specialty examinations depending on their major area of year.
concentration. US(16 months) A new class begins with summer session
II and continues through the end of the fall semester the
Credentials Required to Practice RT(R) (ARRT) next year.
registered radiographer. Advanced qualification Non-clinical track (10.5 months) A new class begins
credentials are available and may be required by with summer session II each year and continues through
employers. Currently, depending on the clinical major the end of the spring semester the next year. However,
completed, graduates may be eligible for one or more of
September 23, 2010 Prerequisites 31
students may choose to go part-time in this track, which *Achievement of minimum grade point averages is a
would lengthen the program of study. condition of application eligibility only and does not
guarantee acceptance into the MIT program.
Structure of the Program Students have classes, labs, or
clinical experiences from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Minimum Grade Requirement in a Stated Prerequisite
Friday. Some evening hours may be required. For the Course C (2.00 on a 4.00 scale).
non-clinical track, students are in classes on Tuesday or
Thursday during the Summer semester and on Friday Interview An interview is not required.
during the Fall and Spring semesters. Technical Standards See the Health Professions
Opportunity for Students to Work Employment as a Programs’ policy.
part-time radiographer may be available at one of the area Indiana Residents Preference Policy See the Health
hospitals. Professions Programs’ policy.
Additional Cost In addition to regular university Experience While radiography experience beyond the
tuition and fees, students should expect to pay for initial radiography program is not required, it is helpful.
program-related expenses such as books, uniforms, etc.
Consult the HPP website advising section for a current Last Update: March 26, 2010
Program Facilities The Medical Imaging Technology Before entering the program, students must complete the
Program is offered in Indianapolis at the Indiana University following minimum prerequisites. Students should consult
Medical Center. The offices, classrooms, and laboratory with their academic advisors for appropriate courses and
facilities are located on the first floor of the Clinical semester sequence in order to complete prerequisites.
Building. Clinical education sites are in the Indianapolis Equivalent prerequisites may be taken at any accredited
metropolitan area. Students are responsible for their college or university. The code “G” indicates a course that
transportation to these sites. meets the school’s general-education requirements.
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 General Education Areas
Admission Verbal communication (G) 2-3 cr.
General Information 2-3 cr.
Written communication (G) 4-6 cr.
Admission to the professional program is competitive; (The second writing course
therefore, completion of the prerequisites does not should focus on writing a
guarantee admission to the program. research paper)
Criteria Used for Selection of Class Previous academic Introductory psychology (G) 3 cr.
record, evidence of registration in radiography by the College algebra, 3-5 cr.
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), trigonometry, or calculus (G)
and availability of major clinical concentration (clinical Biological and Physical 15-20 cr.
tracks only). Sciences (The following
Class Size Varies yearly based on the availability of courses must be included):
clinical education sites for each major area and number of -Elementary Chemistry I
students in the non-clinical track. (with lab)
Specific Requirements In addition to the Health -Anatomy and Physiology
Professions Programs’ admission policies and procedures I or Human Biology I (with
found at the beginning of this section of the bulletin, the lab)*
admission policies below apply to the Medical Imaging -Anatomy and Physiology
Technology Program. II or Human Biology II (with
Application Deadline November 15 of the year before lab)*
anticipated entry. Introduction to Statistics 2-3 cr.
Humanities elective (G)+ 3 cr.
Total Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours 80.
Social/behavioral science 3 cr.
Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average 2.80 on a elective (G)+
4.00 scale at the time of application. All college courses +Courses are required
taken, including remedial courses and courses that do for graduation and can be
not meet prerequisite requirements, are considered when completed
calculating the minimum cumulative grade point average. during the professional
Minimum Specific Grade Point Average* Cumulative program (if necessary).
2.50 on a 4.00 scale for all math, biological, and physical Radiography This area is complete for applicants who
science course work. All college math, biological, and have earned 40 college credit hours in radiography.
physical sciences courses taken, including remedial
courses and courses that do not meet prerequisite Students who received their radiography education without
requirements, are considered when calculating the transferable university credit and who have full credentials
minimum life and physical science grade point average. in radiography (ARRT) may be awarded credit for their
32 Professional Program September 23, 2010
credentials and experience and/or may petition to test out Medical Imaging Technology 2.0 cr
of professional radiography courses. A copy of the Special Project II (RADI-R 457)
Credit Policy is available upon request. Each applicant will Clinical Practicum (Select 6.0 cr
be evaluated individually. from RADI-R 481, 482, 483)
Students must select additional courses in radiography Total 13.0 cr
or in areas that support, complement, or extend their MR/CT/IR Program Total 32.0 cr
radiography background if they lack 40 semester hours of
earned college credit in radiography. Senior ()
Suggested Elective (If necessary) The number of elective Year One
credit hours will differ for each student to complete a
Summer Session II Credits
total of 80 credit hours of prerequisite course work.
Additional electives may be required before or during the Sectional Imaging Anatomy 3.0 cr
professional program to complete a minimum of 122 credit (RADI-R 404)
hours of academic work for graduation. Introduction to Medical 2.0 cr
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 Projects (RADI-R 455)
Professional Program Medical Imaging Technology 1.0 cr
Courses in the professional program are sequential and
therefore must be taken in the order specified by the
program faculty. Total 6.0 cr
Students are admitted into three different tracks,
Ultrasound Physics I 3.0 cr
MR/CT/IR, Ultrasound, or Non-Clinical. There are
differences in the total number of credit hour required for
each track in addition to other curricular differences. Medical Imaging Theory 3.0 cr
Senior () Medical Imaging Technology 2.0 cr
Project I (RADI-R 456)
Summer II Credits
Clinical Practicum (RADI-R 6.0 cr
Sectional Imaging Anatomy 3.0 cr
Total 14.0 cr
Introduction to Medical 2.0 cr
Imaging Technology Spring Credits
Projects (RADI-R 455) Ultrasound Physics II 3.0 cr
Medical Imaging Technology 1.0 cr (RADI-R 435)
Clinical Observation Medical Imaging 3.0 cr
(RADI-R 480) Applications (RADI-R 452)
Total 6.0 cr Medical Imaging Technology 2.0 cr
Fall Credits Project II (RADI-R 457)
Essential Radiology for 2.0 cr Clinical Practicum (RADI-R 6.0 cr
the Imaging Technologist I 484)
(RADI-R 415) Total 14.0 cr
Medical Imaging Theory 3.0 cr Year Two
(RADI-R 451) Summer Session II Credits
Medical Imaging Technology 2.0 cr Clinical Practicum (RADI-R 4.0 cr
Project I (RADI-R 456) 484)
Clinical Practicum (Select 6.0 cr Total 4.0 cr
from RADI-R 481, 482, 483)
Total 13.0 cr
Clinical Practicum (RADI-R 8.0
Spring Credits 484)
Essential Radiology for the 1.0 cr Total 8.0
Imaging Technologist II
(RADI-R 416) Ultrasound Program Total 46.0 cr
Medical Imaging Technology 1.0 cr Senior ()
Physics Review (RADI-R
428) or Summer Session II Credits
Magnetic Resonance Sectional Imaging Anatomy 3.0 cr
Imaging Physics (RADI-R (RADI-R 404)
Introduction to Medical 3.0 cr
Medical Imaging 3.0 cr Imaging Technology
Applications (RADI-R 452) Projects (RADI-R 455)
September 23, 2010 Educational Program 33
Total 6.0 cr patient organ imaging procedures, radioactive analysis of
Fall Credits biological specimens (blood, urine), and some therapeutic
applications of radioactive materials. Effective nuclear
Essential Radiology for 2.0 cr
medicine technologists use principles of radiation
the Imaging Technologist I
protection as they prepare and administer radioactive
materials for a variety of examinations. They are
Medical Imaging Theory 3.0 cr capable of performing quality control procedures on
(RADI-R 451) the instrumentation and radioactive materials. Nuclear
Medical Imaging Technology 2.0 cr medicine technologists also assist physicians in clinical
Project I (RADI-R 456) procedures, give intravenous injections, draw blood,
Special Credit or 6.0 cr assess the technical quality of the studies, and provide
Upper-Level Electives basic patient care. The nuclear medicine technologist
Total 13.0 cr must function as a member of the health care team.
Spring Credits Graduates of the Program Graduates receive a
Essential Radiology for the 1.0 cr Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University and
Imaging Technologist II are eligible to take the certification examination of the
(RADI-R 416) American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
Medical Imaging Technology 1.0 cr and the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board
Physics Review (RADI-R (NMTCB) to become certified as a nuclear medicine
428) or technologist, R.T.(N) or C.N.M.T.
Magnetic Resonance Credentials Required to Practice R.T.(N) (ARRT),
Imaging Physics (RADI-R Registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist, or C.N.M.T.
429) (NMTCB), Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist.
Medical Imaging 3.0 cr
Applications (RADI-R 452) For further information, contact: Judith E. Kosegi,
Program Director, Nuclear Medicine Technology Program
Medical Imaging Technology 2.0 cr
IU Radiologic and Imaging Sciences
Project II (RADI-R 457)
541 Clinical Drive, CL 120
Special Credit or 6.0 cr Indianapolis, IN 46202-5111
Total 13.0 cr Phone: (317) 274-7431
Non-Clinical Program 32.0 cr
Total Last Updated: March 26, 2010
Non-Clinical Track Special Credit Contact Program Educational Program
Coordinator to see program's special credit policy. Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Medicine
Non-Clinical Track Electives Contact Program Technology at Indiana University-Purdue
Coordinator for a list of the approved upper-level electives University Indianapolis
that can be taken to fulfill this requirement. Medical Advisor: Professor Fletcher
Awards The program faculty recommend to the university Program Director: Associate Professor Kosegi
graduating students with superior academic performance Assistant Professors: Miller, Richard
for degrees awarded with distinction. Also, students with Lecturers: Byrne, Carlson, Clifft, Dick,
outstanding academic and clinical achievement during Duncan-Weatherman, Giger, Lewis, Shiplett , Spilker
their professional program may be recognized by the Length of the Program A new class begins summer
program at the time of graduation. session II each year and continues for 22 months.
Graduation Requirements Satisfactory completion of Structure of the Professional Program The curriculum
122-136 credit hours. All course work must be completed is designed for persons with no previous experience in
in compliance with the program's and school's academic nuclear medicine, although experienced technologists
and professional policies. may apply for admission. During the junior year, students
have classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, plus
Nuclear Medicine Technology up to eight hours of clinical practicum on each Tuesday
An educational program in nuclear medicine technology and Thursday and four hours on Friday mornings. Senior
is located on the Indiana University– Purdue University students have up to eight hours of clinical practicum on
Indianapolis campus and housed in the IU School of each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, plus classes on
Medicine Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Tuesday and Thursday. Clinical practicums may also
section on nuclear medicine. require some evening and off-hour assignments.
Description of the Profession The graduate nuclear Design of the Professional Curriculum This degree
medicine technologist is qualified to provide patient is designed to prepare qualified nuclear medicine
diagnostic and therapeutic services using ionizing technologists. The principal aim of the degree is to
radiation in the form of gamma rays, X rays, and beta provide students with educational experiences that will
rays. These radiations emanate from radioactive permit them to develop the competencies required to
materials. Nuclear medicine technologists perform
34 Admission September 23, 2010
function effectively as nuclear medicine technologists. The Minimum Specific Grade Point Average 2.50 on a 4.00
curriculum integrates theory and clinical experience. scale for all life and physical science course work. This
requirement is applied at the time of program application
Opportunity for Students to Work Some part-time and must be maintained. The grades from all college life
employment may be available in the radiology and physical sciences courses taken, including remedial
departments at the Indiana University Medical Center. courses and courses that do not meet prerequisite
There are no restrictions on the number of hours a student requirements, are considered when calculating the
may work during the program, as long as work does not minimum specific grade point average.
interfere with program requirements. The student must,
however, recognize that the professional curriculum Minimum Grade Requirement in a Stated Prerequisite
requires approximately 25 to 35 hours per week of Course C (2.00 on a 4.00 scale).
on-campus participation in classroom, laboratory, and
clinical course work. Study time and completion of general Interview Qualified applicants must participate in an
education courses must also be considered. While most interview. Interviews are conducted in January or early
of the professional course activities are scheduled during February.
daytime hours Monday through Friday, there are some Technical Standards See School of Medicine Health
clinical experiences that may require student participation Professions Programs’ policy.
during evenings or other off hours. Please contact the
program for more information. Indiana Residents Preference Policy See School of
Medicine Health Professions Programs policy.
Additional Cost In addition to regular university tuition
and fees, students should expect to pay program-related Volunteer Experience Volunteer experience is not
expenses such as books, uniforms, etc. Contact the required. Applicants are expected to observe in a nuclear
program for a current cost sheet. medicine facility before the admission interview.
Program Facilities The nuclear medicine technology Last Updated: March 26, 2010
program is offered in Indianapolis at the Indiana University
Medical Center. The offices, classrooms, and library are Prerequisites
located on the first floor of the Clinical Building. Students Before entering the program, students must complete
obtain clinical experience in the nuclear medicine areas the minimum prerequisites listed below. Students should
of radiology departments located in University, Riley, consult with their academic advisors for appropriate
Wishard, and Veterans Administration hospitals, and the courses and semester sequence in order to complete
PET facilities on campus. Three other clinical education prerequisites. Prerequisites may be taken at any
sites in the Indianapolis area are also used. accredited college or university. The code “G” indicates
a course that meets the School's general-education
Accreditation The bachelor’s degree in nuclear medicine requirements.
technology is fully accredited by the Joint Review
Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine General Education
Technology. Written Communications, 4-6 cr.
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 two courses (G)
(The second writing course
Admission should focus on writing a
General Information Admission to the professional research paper.)
program is competitive; therefore, completion of the Verbal Communications (G) 2-3 cr.
prerequisites does not guarantee admission to the Psychology (G) 3 cr.
program. Biological and Physical 20-25 cr.
Class Size Seven students are admitted to begin the Sciences (G)
program in summer session II (late June) each year. The following courses must
Specific Requirements In addition to the School of -Elementary Chemistry I
Medicine Health Professions Programs’ admission policies (with lab)
and procedures found at the beginning of this section -Elementary Chemistry II
of the bulletin, the policies below apply to the Nuclear (with lab)
Medicine Technology Program. -General Physics
Application Deadline November 15 of the year before -Anatomy and Physiology
anticipated entry. I or Human Biology I (with
Total Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours 60 -Anatomy and Physiology
II or Human Biology II (with
Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average 2.80 on lab)*
a 4.00 scale. This requirement is applied at the time of
program application and must be maintained. The grades College Algebra and 5-6 cr.**
from all college courses taken, including remedial courses Trigonometry
and courses that do not meet prerequisite requirements, or Algebra and Survey of
are considered when calculating the minimum cumulative Calculus (G)
grade point average. Statistics 3 cr.
September 23, 2010 Professional Program 35
Other Graduation Professional Program
Requirements and Courses in the professional program are sequential and
Electives*** therefore must be taken in the order specified by the
Humanities Elective (G) 3 cr. program faculty.
Social/Behavioral Science 3 cr.
The 65 professional credits listed below are obtained
within a 22-month period and fulfill eligibility requirements
Medical Terminology 1 cr. for the registry examination in nuclear medicine
General Electives - As technology. Some electives may be taken (as shown
needed to meet minimum below) during the 22-month program.
Total (minimum) 60 cr. Junior
Summer Session I Credits
*Individual Anatomy and
Physiology courses (with Medical Terminology 1.0
labs) may be used. (RADI-R 108)*
**Or 4 credits of 200 level or Total 1.0
higher college calculus. *May be taken before
***Students must enter entering professional
with a minimum of 60 credit Program, must be
hours at program entrance completed by end of
may take up to 9 credit Summer Session II
hours of the other Summer Session I Credits
graduation requirements Introduction to Radiography 3.0
during the program. (RADI-R 110)
Patient Care (RADI-R112) 3.0
A Suggested Plan of Study
Freshman Fall Semester Credits
Fall Credits Projects in Nuclear Medicine 1.0
English Composition I 3.0 Technology I (RADI-R 410)
Verbal Communication 3.0 Physics and Instrumentation 2.0
College Algebra 3.0 of Nuc Med I (RADI-R 412)
Chemistry I (with lab) 5.0 Applications of 3.0
Total 14.0 Radionuclides I (RADI-R
Radiation Protection in 1.0
English Composition II 3.0
Nuclear Medicine (RADI-R
Psychology 3.0 437)
Trigonometry or Calculus 3.0 Clinical Nuclear Medicine 6.0
Chemistry II (with lab) 5.0 Practicum I (RADI-R 445)
Total 14.0 Elective if needed for 3.0
Fall Credits Total 13.0-16.0
Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0-5.0 Spring Semester Credits
General Physics 4.0-5.0 Projects in Nuclear Medicine 2.0
Humanities Elective 3.0 Technology II (RADI-R 411)
Medical Terminology 1.0 Physics and Instrumentation 2.0
General Electives 2.0-4.0 of Nuc Med II (RADI-R 417)
Total 16.0 Radionuclide Measurement 2.0
Nuclear Medicine In-Service 1.0
Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0-5.0
I (RADI-R 423)
Clinical Nuclear Medicine 5.0
Social/Behavioral Science 3.0 Practicum I (RADI-R 445)
Elective if needed for 3.0
General Electives 3.0 Graduation
Total 16.0 Total 12.0-15.0
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 Senior
Summer Session I & II Credits
36 Radiation Therapy September 23, 2010
Patient Care II (RADI-R 212) 1.0 the Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
12 wks/SS I & II campus, Indiana University Medical Center.
Sectional Imaging Anatomy 3.0 Mission StatementThe Radiation Therapy Program,
(RADI-R 404) 6 wks/SS II sponsored by the School of Medicine on the Indiana
Clinical Nuclear Medicine 5.0 University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus, is
Practicum II (RADI-R 446) designed to provide academic and clinical education to
12 wks SS I & II prepare qualified radiation therapists. The major purpose
Elective if needed for 3.0 of the program is to provide a quality baccalaureate
Graduation degree program in radiation therapy dedicated to the
Total 9.0-12.0 health and welfare of patient through treatment of disease.
Fall Semester Credits
Nuclear Medicine In-Service 1.0 1. Graduates/students will be clinically competent.
II (RADI-R 424) 2. Graduates/students will communicate effectively.
Radiopharmaceuticals 2.0 3. Graduates/students will think critically and apply
(RADI-R 427) problem solving skills in the healthcare environment.
Essential Radiology I 1.0 4. Graduates/students will have knowledge of the value
(RADI-R 438) of professional development and growth.
Nuclear Medicine 1.0 5. Graduates/students will graduate and be qualified to
Management (RADI-R 441) work as entry-level radiation therapists.
Clinical Nuclear Medicine 6.0
Description of the Profession Radiation therapy
Practicum III (RADI-R 447)
involves the use of different forms of ionizing radiation
Medical Imaging Theory for 1.0 for the treatment of benign and malignant tumors.
NMTs (RADI-R 449) Radiation therapists administer the prescribed dose of
Elective if needed for 3.0 ionizing radiation to specific sites of the patient’s body
Graduation as directed by the physician. They operate varied types
Total 12.0-15.0 of equipment, including high-energy linear accelerators,
and work with radioactive materials. In addition, radiation
Spring Semester Credits
therapists observe the clinical progress of the patient
Projects in Nuclear Medicine 2.0 undergoing radiation therapy, observe the first signs of
Technology III( RADI-R 413) any complication, and determine when treatment should
Nuclear Medicine In-Service 1.0 be withheld until a physician may be consulted.
III (RADI-R 425)
Graduates of the Program The Radiation Therapy
Applications of 2.0
Program is designed to prepare graduates to meet the
Radionuclides II (RADI-R
scope of practice standards for radiation therapy. Upon
completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take
Essential Radiology II 2.0 the radiation therapy certification examination given by the
(RADI-R 439) American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Clinical Nuclear Medicine 5.0 Having passed this exam, certificate holders are classified
Practicum III (RADI-R 447) as registered radiation therapists, R.T.(T)(ARRT).
Elective if needed for 3.0
Licensure Required to Practice Licensure of radiation
therapists is required in Indiana.
Scholarships Some hospitals and employers offer
Awards The faculty will recommend to the university, financial assistance for students pursuing radiation
graduating students with superior academic performance therapy.
for degrees awarded with distinction according to the
university's policy. Also, students with outstanding For further information, contact: Donna Dunn, Director
academic and clinical achievement during their Radiation Therapy Program
professional program may be recognized by the program Indiana Cancer Care Pavilion
at the time of graduation. 535 Barnhill Drive, RT 107C
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5289
Graduation Requirements Satisfactory completion of
a minimum of 125 credit hours. All course work must be Phone: (317) 944-2524
completed in compliance with the program’s and school’s E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
academic and professional policies. Last Updated: July 6, 2010
Last Updated: April 14, 2010
Radiation Therapy Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy
The educational program in Radiation Therapy through at Indiana University- Purdue University
the IU Department of Radiation Oncology is located on Indianapolis
Program Director: Assistant Professor Dunn
September 23, 2010 Admission 37
Clinical Coordinator: Assistant Professor Schneider Minimum Specific Grade Point Average Science
and math grade point average of 2.30 and a 2.50 grade
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM point average in stated prerequisite courses (on a 4.00
Length of the Program The radiation therapy program scale). This requirement is applied at the time of program
is a four-year baccalaureate degree program and application and must be maintained. Grades from remedial
has two tracks: one for the nonradiographer and one courses are not calculated in the mathematics and science
for the radiographer. For the nonradiographer, the grade point average to determine the admission index.
program is composed of 51 credit hours of prerequisite
and general-education requirements and a 22-month Minimum Grade Requirement in a Prerequisite Course
professional core in the junior and senior years. For the C (2.00 on a 4.00 scale).
radiographer, the program includes general-education
Interview A personal interview is required. If, however,
requirements and a 20-month professional core.
the number of applications to the program far exceeds the
Structure of the Program The classroom and clinical number of positions available, the program’s admissions
experiences are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. committee reserves the right to limit the number of
to 4:30 p.m., with continuous enrollment during the applicants to be interviewed to twice the number of
professional core. positions available in the class. Interviews are conducted
Opportunity for Students to Work Students often seek
employment in part-time positions outside the program, Technical Standards See School of Medicine Health
which must be balanced with evening study. Professions Programs policy.
Additional Cost In addition to regular university tuition Medical Requirements All required immunizations must
and fees, students should expect to pay program-related be completed before the start of the program. Verification
expenses. Contact the program for a current cost sheet. of immunizations and the health form must be submitted
Program Facilities The Radiation Therapy Program
offices are located on the IU Medical Center campus. Indiana Residents Preference Policy See School of
Classrooms and laboratories are located in radiation Medicine Health Professions Programs policy.
oncology departments of area hospitals and in other
Volunteer Experience The student must observe in a
buildings on the Indiana University-Purdue University
radiation oncology facility before applying to the program.
Location of Clinicals The clinical practicums are
provided at a variety of clinical sites located within a Specific Requirements
75-mile radius of Indianapolis. In addition to the School of Medicine Health Professions
Programs admission policies and procedures found at
Accreditation The program is accredited by the the beginning of this section of the bulletin, the following
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic admission policies apply to the radiation therapy program.
Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL
60606-3182. Application Deadline December 1 of the year before
desired entry into the program.
Last Updated: June 30, 2010
Minimum Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours
Admission Satisfactory completion of general-education and
NONRADIOGRAPHER - [RADIOGRAPHER]
General Information Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average 2.50 on
Admission into the School of Medicine Health Professions a 4.00 scale; this requirement is applied at the time of
Programs radiation therapy program is based on an program application. Grades from remedial courses
admission index that is composed of a cumulative grade are not calculated into the grade point average of the
point average, the mathematics and science grade point prerequisite courses to determine the admission index.
average, prerequisite courses grade point average, and an
interview. Minimum Specific Grade Point Average Science or
mathematics grade point average of 2.30 and a 2.50
Specific Requirements grade point average in stated prerequisite courses (on
In addition to the School of Medicine Health Professions a 4.00 scale); this requirement is applied at the time of
Programs admission policies and procedures found at the program application and must be maintained. Students
beginning of this bulletin, the following admission policies must attain a cumulative grade point average of 2.30 for
apply to the radiation therapy program. all radiography courses. Grades from remedial courses
are not calculated into the mathematics and science grade
Application Deadline December 1 of the year before
point average to determine the admission index.
desired entry into the program.
Minimum Grade Requirement in a Stated Prerequisite
Minimum Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours 51.
Course C (2.00 on a 4.00 scale).
Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average 2.50 on
Interview A personal interview is required. However, if
a 4.00 scale. This requirement is applied at the time
the number of applications to the program far exceeds the
of program application. Grades from remedial courses
number of positions available, the program’s admissions
are not calculated in the grade point average of the
committee reserves the right to limit the number of
prerequisite courses to determine the admission index.
applicants to be interviewed to two times the number of
38 Prerequisites September 23, 2010
positions available in the class. Interviews are conducted Elementary Composition 3.0
in February. Humanities 3.0
Technical Standards See School of Medicine Health Algebra and Trigonometry 3.0
Professions Programs policy. Human Anatomy 4.0-5.0
Medical Requirements All required immunizations must Total 13.0-14.0
be completed before the start of the program. Verification Spring Credits
of immunizations and the health form must be submitted Speech Communications 3.0
during orientation. or Interpersonal
Indiana Residents Preference Policy See School of
Medicine Health Professions Programs policy. Algebra and Trigonometry 3.0
Introductory Psychology 3.0
Volunteer Experience Students must observe in a
Human Physiology 4.0-5.0
radiation oncology facility before applying to the program.
Last Updated: June 30, 2010 Sophomore
Prerequisites Fall Credits
NON-RADIOGRAPHER - [RADIOGRAPHER] Elementary Composition II 3.0
Prerequisites or Professional Writing Skills
The following prerequisite course of study must be General Physics (with lab) 4.0-5.0
completed to be eligible for admission into the professional Introduction to Computers 3.0
program. Students should consult with their academic Statistics 3.0
advisors for appropriate courses and semester sequence. Total 13.0-14.0
Prerequisites may be taken at any accredited college or Spring Credits
university. The code “G” indicates a course that meets the Social/Behavioral Science 3.0
school’s general-education requirements. Elective
General Education Business Electives 3.0
Verbal Communication (G) 2-3 cr. Medical Terminology 1.0-2.0
Written communication (two 6 cr. Elective (If Necessary) 1.0
courses) (G) Total 8.0-12.0
(Second writing course
must focus on research and RADIOGRAPHER
professional writing skills) Prerequisites
Humanities elective (G) 3 cr. The following prerequisite course of study must be
Social/behavioral science 3 cr. completed for students to be eligible for admission into the
elective (G) professional program. Students should consult with their
Introductory Psychology (G) 3 cr. academic advisors for appropriate courses and semester
sequence in order to complete prerequisites. Prerequisites
College Algebra and 5-6 cr. may be taken at any accredited college or university.
Trigonometry (G) The code “G” indicates a course that meets the school’s
Statistics 3 cr. general-education requirements.
General Physics (with lab) 4-5 cr.
(G) General Education
Human Anatomy (with lab) 4-5 cr. Verbal Communication (G) 2-3 cr.
Human Physiology 4-5 cr. Written communication (two 6 cr.
Medical Terminology 1 cr. courses) (G)
(Second writing course
Introduction to Computers 2-3 cr. must focus on research and
Business electives 6 cr. professional writing skills)
Suggested Electives (To bring total credits up to 51.) The Humanities elective (G) 3 cr.
number of elective courses differs among students but Social/behavioral science 3 cr.
must bring the student’s total prerequisite course work elective (G)
to at least 51 credit hours. Additional electives may be Introductory Psychology (G) 3 cr.
required, before or during the professional program, to College Algebra and 5-6 cr.
complete a minimum of 122 credit hours of academic Trigonometry (G)
course work for graduation. Statistics 3 cr.
Suggested Plan of Study - Based on IUPUI Course General Physics (with lab) 4-5 cr.
Human Anatomy (with lab) 4-5 cr.
Human Physiology 4-5 cr.
September 23, 2010 Professional Program 39
Medical Terminology 1 cr. Total 13.0
Introduction to Computers 2-3 cr. Summer Session I Credits
Business electives 6 cr. Clinical Practicum II 3.0
(Second course can be (RAON-J 450)
taken during fall semester Total 3.0
in professional program if Senior
Summer Session II Credits
Technology Specialty Applicants must supply evidence Sectional Anatomy (RADI-R 3.0
of registration in radiography by the ARRT or completion 404)
of a radiography program accredited by the Joint Review Radiation Oncology 3.0
Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Techniques II (RAON-J 402)
The technical-specialty area is complete for applicants Clinical Practicum III 2.0
who have completed an associate or baccalaureate (RAON-J 451)
bachelor’s degree in radiography. Total 8.0
Students who received their technical training in Fall Credits
non-credit-awarding programs and who have full Clinical Oncology I (RAON-J 3.0
credentials in radiography (ARRT) may be awarded credit 303)
for their credentials and experiences and/or petition to test Physics of Radiation 2.0
out of technical-specialty courses. Oncology I (RAON-J 400)
Last Updated: June 30, 2010 Senior Project in Radiation 3.0
Oncology (RAON-J 409)
Professional Program Clinical Practicum IV 5.0
NON-RADIOGRAPHER - [RADIOGRAPHER] (RAON-J 452)
Courses in the professional program are sequential and Total 13.0
must be taken in the order specified by the program Spring Credits
faculty. Radiation Oncology Patient 2.0
Care (RAON-J 304)
Junior Physics of Radiation 2.0
Summer Session II Credits Oncology II (RAON-J 401)
Introduction to Radiography 3.0 Clinical Oncology II 3.0
(RADI-R 110) (RAON-J 403)
Patient Care I (RADI-R 112) 3.0 Clinical Practicum V 5.0
Total 6.0 (RAON-J 453)
Fall Credits Total 12.0
Principles of Radiography I 3.0 Graduation Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree
(RADI-R 118) To be eligible for graduation with a baccalaureate
Simulation/Treatment 6.0 degree, students must successfully complete the
Procedures (RAON-J 300) general-education requirements (51 cr hrs minimum) and
Clinical Dosimetry I 2.0 professional core in radiation therapy (71 cr hrs minimum).
(RAON-J 305) They must also achieve clinical competency in each area
Medical Imaging and 2.0 identified in the clinical manual requirements.
Processing in Radiation RADIOGRAPHER
Oncology (RAON-J 307) Courses in the professional program are sequential and
Clinical Experience: Basic 3.0 must be taken in the order specified by the program
(RAON-J 350) faculty.
Spring Credits Junior
Radiation Oncology 3.0 Fall Credits
Techniques I (RAON-J 302) Orientation to Radiation 4.0
Clinical Dosimetry II 2.0 Oncology (RAON-J 301)
(RAON-J 306) Clinical Dosimetry I 2.0
Clinical Practicum I 3.0 (RAON-J 305)
(RAON-J 351) Clinical Experience: Basic 3.0
Quality Management 3.0 (RAON-J 350)
in Radiation Oncology Business elective (If 3.0
(RAON-J 404) Necessary)
Radiation and Cancer 2.0 Total 9.0-12.0
Biology (RAON-J 406) Spring Credits
40 Radiography September 23, 2010
Radiation Oncology 3.0 and housed in the IU School of Medicine Department of
Techniques I (RAON-J 302) Radiology and Imaging Sciences.
Clinical Dosimetry II 2.0 Description of the Profession Radiology is a science
(RAON-J 306) involving the medical use of X rays in the diagnosis of
Clinical Practicum I 3.0 disease. A radiologist is a physician specializing in this
(RAON-J 351) science, and a radiographer (or radiologic technologist)
Quality Management 3.0 produces radiographic images under the direction of the
in Radiation Oncology radiologist. Radiographers make up the largest group
(RAON-J 404) of imaging professionals. Their principal duties consist
Radiation and Cancer 2.0 of performing diagnostic x-ray procedures of patients,
Biology (RAON-J 406) with the lowest amount of radiation exposure possible.
They also assist in fluoroscopic examinations and in
special radiographic procedures. Other tasks performed
Summer Session I Credits by radiographers vary. Radiographers must be able to
Clinical Practicum II 3.0 handle seriously ill and injured patients to obtain the
(RAON-J 450) maximum amount of information without injury to the
Total 3.0 patient and with the least amount of pain and discomfort
Senior from the examination. They may assist the radiologist
in some complex procedures, often involving the
Summer Session II Credits
injection of opaque media through needles or catheters.
Sectional Anatomy (RADI-R 3.0 Radiographers must be well educated and experienced in
404) aseptic techniques, requiring skills comparable to those
Radiation Oncology 3.0 of nurses in some specialties. Most technologists are
Techniques II (RAON-J 402) employed in hospitals, clinics, and physicians' offices.
Clinical Practicum III 2.0
Graduates of the Program Graduates receive an
associate of science degree from Indiana University
Total 8.0 and are eligible to take the certification examination
Fall Credits of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
Clinical Oncology I (RAON-J 3.0 (ARRT) to become certified as a registered technologist
303) (radiography), R.T.(R).
Physics of Radiation 2.0 Credential Required to Practice R.T.(R) Registered
Oncology I (RAON-J 400) Technologist (Radiography).
Senior Project in Radiation 3.0
Oncology (RAON-J 409) Indiana Requirements to Practice A State license is
required to operate an X-ray machine. The state accepts
Clinical Practicum IV 5.0
the ARRT registry credential to satisfy educational
requirements for licensure.
Spring Credits For further information, contact: Donna Clark,
Academic Support Specialist
Radiation Oncology Patient 2.0
IU Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Programs
Care (RAON-J 304)
541 N. Clinical Drive, Rm 120
Physics of Radiation 2.0 Indianapolis, IN 46202-5111
Oncology II (RAON J401)
Clinical Oncology II (RAON 3.0 Phone: (317) 274-3802
J403) Fax: (317) 274-4074
Clinical Practicum V (RAON 5.0
J453) Last Updated: March 16, 2010
Graduation Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Associate of Science in Radiography
To be eligible for graduation with a baccalaureate
degree, students must successfully complete the at Indiana University-Purdue University
general-education requirements (51 cr hrs minimum), Indianapolis
technical specialty (radiographers), and professional core Program Director: Associate Professor Long
in radiation therapy (62 cr hrs minimum). They must also Medical Advisor: Professor Jackson
achieve clinical competency in each area identified in the Associate Professors: Baker, Kosegi, Rafert
clinical manual requirements. Associate Clinical Professors: Cox, Robinson
Assistant Clinical Professor: Devore, Hart
Last Updated: June 30, 2010 Adjunct Clinical Lecturer: Mussa, Ripperger
Adjunct Lecturer: Herron
An educational program in radiography is located on the Length of the Program A new class begins in summer
Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis campus session II each year and continues for 22 months,
including all summer sessions.
September 23, 2010 Admission 41
Structure of the Program The 22-month curriculum for Admission Committee considers academic background,
radiography is based on a combination of professional including total and science/mathematics GPA, the
courses, general-education courses, and clinical completion of general-education courses that are part
experience. Professional classes and clinical experience of the associate degree curriculum, any background
are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through applicants may have in a health care-related area,
Friday. While in the program, students are also required including but not limited to radiography, previous
to participate in clinical experience on two Saturdays and application for admission to the program, and the results
in four weeks of evening rotations. Indiana University of a personal interview.
holidays are observed. The schedule of classes and
clinical experiences closely follows the IUPUI academic Class Size Each year, thirty-seven (37) new students are
calendar. Vacations do not constitute excused absences admitted to start the professional program at the beginning
and, if taken, must occur during the breaks between of summer session II
academic sessions of the university. Specific Requirements In addition to the HPP' admission
Design of the Professional Curriculum The policies and procedures found at the beginning of
general-education courses, professional lecture/laboratory this section of the bulletin, the following apply to the
course material, and clinical experiences are integrated Radiography Program.
throughout the program. Application Deadline November 15 of the year before
Additional Cost In addition to regular university anticipated entry in the program.
tuition and fees, students should expect to pay for Total Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours 6, to
program-related expenses such as books, uniforms, and include English Composition and College Algebra.
NOTE: Although RADI-R 108 (Medical Terminology) is
Opportunity for Students to Work There are no not a prerequisite for beginning the program, the course
restrictions on the number of hours a student may MUST be completed by the end of the summer II semester
work during the program. The radiology departments of for those who have started the professional program.
many hospitals have part-time evening and weekend
positions that are suitable for radiography students. The Minimum Qualifications Meeting minimum criteria
student must recognize, however, that the professional listed below will qualify applicants for continuation of the
curriculum requires approximately 25–32 hours per week admission process. It does not guarantee admission to
of on-campus participation in classroom, laboratory, the program. Applicants for admission to the Associate of
and clinical course work. Study time and completion of Science in Radiography degree may qualify for admission
general education courses must also be considered. While consideration in one of two ways:
most of the professional course activities are scheduled A. Applicants with fewer than 12 college credit hours by
during daytime hours on Monday through Friday, there the end of the fall semester Completion of fewer than
are several clinical experiences that require student 12 credit hours of GPA-earning courses including the
participation on weekends and evenings. prerequisite courses in composition (ENG-W 131) and
Program Facilities The Radiography Program is offered college algebra (MATH 153, MATH-M 118, or MATH-M
in Indianapolis at the Indiana University Medical Center. 119).
The program offices, classrooms, and laboratory facilities Qualifying Criteria:
are located on the first floor of the Clinical Building.
Students obtain clinical experience in the radiology 1. High school cumulative academic GPA of at least
departments located in Indiana University, Riley, Wishard, 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. The high school GPA is
and the Veterans Administration hospitals; the Regenstrief calculated using college preparatory academic
Health Center; and St. Francis Hospital (Beech Grove, courses only. Other courses, such as band, chorus,
Indianapolis, and Mooresville). Students should expect to physical education, etc., are removed from the GPA
rotate to at least four clinical sites during the program. when it is calculated.
2. High school mathematics/science GPA of at least
Accreditation The associate degree program in
3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
radiography is fully accredited by the Joint Review
Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. 3. Qualifications for regular admission to IUPUI if not
Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-2901, (312) already admitted.
704-5300, www.jrcert.org. 4. College GPA of at least 2.80 on a 4.00 scale.
5. No less than a C in either of the prerequisite
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 courses.
Admission B. Applicants with 12 or more college credit hours by
General Information Students accepted into the program the end of the fall semester Completion of a minimum
must complete the Health Professions Programs (HPP) of 12 credit hours of GPA-earning courses including the
and the program admission requirements below before the prerequisite courses in composition (ENG-W 131) and and
first day of classes. Admission to the professional program college algebra (MATH 153, MATH-M 118, or MATH-M
is competitive; therefore, completion of the prerequisites 119).
does not guarantee admission to the program. Qualifying Criteria:
Criteria Used for Selection of Class For the selection
of applicants for admission, the Radiologic Science
42 Curriculum September 23, 2010
1. College GPA of at least 2.80 on a 4.00 scale for all Medical Terminology (RADI 1.0
college work completed. (Course grades from all R108)*
institutions attended will be used.) Total 1.0
2. No less than a C in either of the prerequisite *If not already completed,
courses. course must be finished by
3. College mathematics/science GPA of at least 2.50 end of summer session two.
on a 4.00 scale.
Summer Session II Credits
4. All college courses taken, including remedial
courses, are considered when calculating the Introduction to Radiography 3.0
minimum total GPA and mathematics/science GPA. (RADI-R 110)
Patient Care I (RADI-R 112) 3.0
The criteria listed above represent the minimum criteria. Total 6.0
The required grade point averages will be applied after
the fall semester of the year of application and must be Fall Credits
maintained at the completion of each enrollment period. Radiographic Procedures I 4.0
High School Applicants Check with your school to Radiographic Procedures I 1.0
see if you can earn college credit while in high school to lab (RADI-R 115)
complete the two prerequisite courses.
Principles of Radiography I 3.0
GED Applicants Those who have completed the GED (RADI-R 118)
certificate must qualify under section B above. In addition Radiography Clinical Lab I 1.0
to the required prerequisite courses, the GED applicant (RADI-R 150)
must include a college science course in the minimum of Basic Clinical Experience 3.0
12 credits to qualify. Course (RADI-R151 or 152
College Applicants All applicants with more than 12 & 153)
credit hours of GPA-earning courses must qualify under Human Biology (BIOL-N 3.0
Section B regardless of high school background. 212) - If not completed
Interview An interview is required for admission. If, Human Biology Lab (BIOL-N 1.0
however, the number of applications to the program 213) - If not completed
far exceeds the number of positions available, the Total 12.0-16.0
program admissions committee reserves the right to limit Spring Credits
the number of applicants interviewed to two times the Radiographic Procedures II 3.0
number of positions available in the class. Interviews are (RADI-R 124)
scheduled in early February. Principles of Radiography II 3.0
Technical Requirements See the Health Professions (RADI-R 128)
Programs’ policy. Physical Basis for 2.0
Radiography (RADI-R 140)
Indiana Residents Preference Policy See the Health
Professions Programs’ policy. Radiography Clinical Lab II 1.0
Volunteer Experience The admissions committee Basic Clinical Experience 3.0
urges all interested applicants to spend time observing Course (RADI-R171 or 172
or volunteering in a radiology department. If you cannot & 153)
arrange to do so at a local hospital, the radiologic and Human Biology (BIOL-N 3.0
imaging sciences office can provide an observation 214) - If not completed
experience in one of the hospital departments affiliated
with the radiography program. Human Biology Lab (BIOL-N 1.0
215) - If not completed
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 Total 12.0-16.0
Summer Session I Credits
Patient Care II (RADI-R 212) 1.0
Prerequisites Clinical Experience Course 2.0
English Composition 3 cr. (RADI-R 271 or 274 or 275)
(ENG-W 131) Total 3.0
College Algebra (MATH 3 cr. Summer Session II Credits
153, MATH-M 118, or Processing Theory (RADI-R 1.0
MATH-M 119) 218)
Clinical Experience Course 2.0
(RADI-R 271 or 274 or 275)
Summer Session I Credits
September 23, 2010 Educational Program 43
Radiographic Pathology 2.0 Scholarships Once accepted to the program, students
(RADI-R 210) are eligible for scholarships offered by the Indiana Society
Radiographic Procedures III 2.0 for Respiratory Care and the American Association for
(RADI-R 214) Respiratory Care.
Principles of Radiography III 3.0 For further information contact: Linda Van Scoder,
(RADI-R 228) Program Director
Radiographic/Fluoroscopic 2.0 Respiratory Therapy Program
Equipment (RADI-R 241) Wile Hall 652
Clinical Experience Course 4.0 1701 N. Senate Boulevard
(RADI-R 271 or 272 or 274 Indianapolis, IN 46202
& 275) Phone: (317) 962-8475
Oral Communications 3.0 E-mail: email@example.com
(COMM-R 110 or COMM-C
180) - If not completed Last Updated: March 26, 2010
Total 13.0-16.0 Educational Program
Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy
Advanced Non-Contrast 2.0
Imaging (RADI-R 216) at Indiana University-Purdue University
Advanced Contrast Imaging 1.0 Indianapolis
(RADI-R 224) Program Director: Adjunct Associate Professor Van
Imaging a Diverse 3.0 Scoder
Population (RADI-R 226) Medical Director: Adjunct Assistant Professor Naum
Associate Medical Director:Assistant Professor of
Quality Control in 2.0 Clinical Medicine Ober
Radiography (RADI-R 243) Clinical Director: Adjunct Assistant Professor Johnson
Radiation Biology and 1.0 Instructor: Adjunct Lecturer Hunt
Protection in Diagnostic
Radiology (RADI-R 262) Description of the Profession Respiratory therapists
Clinical Experience Course 4.0 evaluate and treat patients with cardiopulmonary disorders
(RADI-R 272 or 274 & 275) and are actively involved in health promotion and disease
prevention. They care for all types of patients, from the
Social/Behavioral Science 3.0 premature infant to the extremely old, and practice in
elective - If not completed a variety of settings, ranging from patients' homes to
Total 13.0-16.0 the highest level of critical care units. Students in the
respiratory therapy major will learn diagnostic procedures
Awards The faculty will recommend to the university ranging from physical examination to the use of highly
graduating students with superior academic performance sophisticated computerized equipment. Patient treatment
for degrees awarded with distinction according to the skills will include everything from the administration of
Indiana University policy. Students with outstanding inhaled medications to maintaining critically ill patients
academic and clinical achievement during the professional on ventilators. The Bachelor of Science in respiratory
program may be recognized by the program at the time of therapy will provide graduates with the critical-thinking and
graduation. problem-solving skills that they will need to be successful
Graduation Requirements Satisfactory completion in their careers.
of 83 credit hours to include 21 credit hours of Graduates of the Program The graduates of the
prerequisites/graduation requirements and 62 credit Respiratory Therapy Program are eligible for state
hours of professional courses. All course work must licensure examinations as well as examinations offered
be completed in compliance with the program’s and by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Completion of
Health Professions Programs’ academic and professional the program will allow a graduate to sit for the Registered
policies. Respiratory Therapist (R.R.T.) examination.
Last Updated: April 29, 2010 Credential Required to Practice C.R.T., Certified
Respiratory Therapist; R.R.T., Registered Respiratory
Respiratory Therapy Therapist
The educational program in respiratory therapy is part of a
consortium that also includes Indiana University, Ball State Licensure Requirements to Practice Graduates of the
University, the University of Indianapolis, and Clarian Respiratory Therapy Program will file an application for
Health Partners. Classroom and laboratory courses a license as a respiratory care practitioner in the state
are held at Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis), which is of Indiana. 48 states require respiratory therapists to be
connected to the Indiana University–Purdue University licensed in order to practice.
Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus via a free monorail system. Educational Program
Students remain enrolled at IUPUI for all their respiratory Structure of the Program The professional phase of
therapy courses and receive their degree from the IU the program consists of a carefully planned sequence
School of Medicine. of classroom and laboratory instruction, as well as more
than 1,000 hours of supervised clinical instruction. Clinical
44 Admission September 23, 2010
instruction is provided in a variety of hospitals and health Application Deadline January 1. Late applications will be
care facilities throughout central Indiana. The prerequisites considered on a space-available basis.
may be taken on a part-time basis; the professional
program is full time and is conducted primarily during the Total Number of Prerequisite Hours 55. Graduates
day. from accredited associate degree respiratory therapy
programs are eligible to apply for advanced standing;
Length of the Program Four years; two years of however, all applicants must complete the prerequisites.
prerequisite course work (55 credit hours) plus two years
(70 credit hours) of professional course work. Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average 2.50 on
a 4.00 scale. This requirement is applied at the time of
Design of the Professional Curriculum The program is program application and must be maintained.
designed to cover all aspects of respiratory therapy, with
an emphasis on general and critical care. Minimum Grade Requirement in a Stated Math or
Sciences Prerequisite Course C (2.00 on a 4.00 scale).
Program Facilities The program offices are located in
Wile Hall on the Methodist Hospital campus. Interview All qualified applicants must be interviewed.
Location of Clinical Sites Clinical education experiences Technical Standards All accepted students will be
occur in a variety of settings, including hospitals, required to sign a statement certifying that they can meet
rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, physician offices, the program’s technical standards.
and other health care facilities in Indiana. Most of the Medical Requirements All students are required to
clinical sites are located within a 60-minute drive from complete a medical history and document a complete
downtown Indianapolis, and many are in Indianapolis. vaccination program once accepted into the Respiratory
Students are expected to provide their own transportation Therapy Program.
to all clinical sites.
Indiana Resident Preference Policy See the School of
Additional Cost In addition to standard university fees, Medicine Health Professions Programs policy.
students are responsible for travel to clinics, laboratory
fees, clinical fees, uniforms, vaccination costs, and CPR Clinical Observation All applicants are required to
course. Students may be required to attend professional complete and document at least three hours of clinical
meetings or seminars, and fees for attending these events observation with a respiratory therapist.
may be necessary. Membership in the professional Last Updated: March 26, 2010
organization is required.
Opportunity for Students to Work Most students Academic Requirements
work part time while completing the program. Students Students must comply with the academic regulations and
may be eligible to apply for a limited student permit policies of Indiana University and the School of Medicine
as a respiratory care practitioner following successful Health Professions Programs. Additionally, the following
completion of the first year of the professional course regulations and policies govern the professional portion of
work. the Respiratory Therapy Program.
Accreditation The Respiratory Therapy Program is General Policies and Regulations
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for 1. Students are required to obtain a grade of C or
Respiratory Care, 1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford, TX higher in all professional course work.
76021-4244, (817) 283-2835.
2. Students who receive a grade of C- or lower in a
Last Updated: April 15, 2010 professional course may be dismissed from the
program. Students who are dismissed may reapply
Admission for admission the following year with approval of the
General Information Students accepted into the program program faculty and the HPP Advisory Committee.
must complete the school’s and the program’s admission 3. Students must maintain American Heart Association
requirements before the first day of classes. Admission Healthcare Provider CPR or American Red Cross
to the professional program is competitive; therefore, CPR for the Professional Rescuer status throughout
completion of the prerequisites does not guarantee their term in the Respiratory Therapy Program.
admission to the program. At the time of application,
students may request any of the following options: Probation
repeated courses, academic bankruptcy, or fresh start. 1. A student will be placed on probation if the semester
For more information about these options, please see an and/or cumulative GPA falls below 2.30.
advisor. 2. A student will be placed on probation if there
Criteria Used for Selection of Class Grade point is a failure to progress either academically or
average. professionally. Probation resulting from a failure
to progress is not limited to these examples:
Class Size Approximately 30 students. • failure to maintain CPR status;
Specific Requirements In addition to School of Medicine • poor attendance in classroom, clinical, or
Health Professions Programs admission policies and laboratory classes resulting in poor academic
procedures found at the beginning of this section of progress and performance;
the bulletin, the admission policies below apply to the • failure to meet academic standards as set forth
respiratory therapy baccalaureate degree program. in the course syllabus, such as failure to turn
September 23, 2010 Prerequisites 45
in papers and assignments, resulting in poor Prerequisites
academic progress and performance; Before entering the program, the student must complete
• failure to conform to the American Association the following minimum prerequisites. Students should
for Respiratory Care Code of Ethics and/or consult with their academic advisors for appropriate
clinical performance characteristics as set courses and semester sequence in order to complete
forth in the Program Handbook and Clinical prerequisites. Prerequisites may be taken at any
Syllabus; accredited college or university. The code "G" indicates
• lack of clinical progress, failure to demonstrate a course that meets the school's general-education
clinical patient safety, or failure to advance requirements.
through the clinical skills progression; or
• any critical incidence documentation for unsafe General Education
or poor clinical performance. Written Communication (G) 6 cr.
(Second course should
3. As a condition of probation, the student will be focus on professional and
notified of conditions and requirements necessary for technical writing
remediation for continuation in the program. When
the student satisfactorily completes all program Verbal Communication (G) 3 cr.
requirements, as well as those stipulated by the College Algebra or Higher 5-6 cr.
school and university, and when the reason for the (G)
administrative action has been corrected or the Social/Behavioral Sciences 3 cr.
deficiency remediated, the student will be returned to (G)
good standing. All probationary actions are reviewed Life Span or Developmental 3 cr.
at the end of each semester. Psychology (G)
Dismissal Statistics 3 cr.
Human Anatomy (with lab) 3-5 cr.
Upon the recommendation of the faculty in the student's (G)
program, a student may be dismissed from the school.
Dismissal is based on the failure to meet academic or Human Physiology (with lab) 3-5 cr.
professional standards. The student will be informed of the (G)
dismissal in writing by the dean. Chemistry (with lab) 3-5 cr.
Microbiology 3-4 cr.
1. A student may be dismissed from the program if a
grade of C- or lower is recorded for any professional Physics 4-5 cr.
course. Ethics 3 cr.
2. A student will be dismissed from the program if Introduction to Computers 3 cr.
probationary status is continued for two consecutive
semesters. In addition, once placed on probation, Suggested Electives
a student will be dismissed from the program if The following course subjects, while not inclusive or
continued poor academic performance, unsafe mandatory, are suggested: science, cellular biology,
or poor clinical performance, or unprofessional nutrition, health care administration, exercise physiology,
behavior is documented (including documentation of medical terminology, epidemiology, public health,
a critical incident). computer literacy, and psychology.
3. A student will be dismissed from the program if Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation In addition to the
there is failure to complete the bachelor's degree above courses, all students are required to complete
within three years of the initial admission to the instruction for adult, child, and infant CPR before entry into
professional program. the program. This must be the Healthcare Provider CPR
Appeals Procedure or CPR for the Professional Rescuer. These courses are
offered for a fee through the American Heart Association
On occasion, students and faculty will have differing and the American Red Cross.
perceptions or accounts of situations or events. It is
important for the parties directly involved to discuss their A Suggested Plan of Study
differences honestly in order to reach a solution. However, Freshman
if no mutually satisfactory resolution can be reached
in these discussions, the matter may be appealed in Fall Credits
accordance with the school's appeals policy. Elementary Composition I 3.0
Human Anatomy (with lab) 4.0-5.0
1. Discuss the problem, concern, or disagreement with
the faculty member directly involved. (If no faculty Social/Behavioral Science 3.0
are directly involved, contact either your faculty College Math I 3.0
advisor or the program director.) Total 13.0-14.0
2. If the matter cannot be resolved by direct discussion, Spring Credits
then the student and the faculty member/instructor Speech Communication 3.0
will meet with another faculty member such as the
Chemistry (with lab) 5.0
director of clinical education or program director for
review. Human Physiology (with lab) 4.0-5.0
Last Updated: February 28, 2010
46 Professional Program September 23, 2010
College Mathematics II 3.0 Respiratory Care Practicum 4.0
Total 15.0-16.0 II (PULM-F 395)
Sophomore Total 4.0
Fall Credits Senior
Professional Writing 3.0 Fall Credits
Physics 4.0-5.0 Pulmonary Diagnostics 3.0
Ethics 3.0 (PULM-F 371)
Introduction to Computers 3.0 Introduction to Research in 2.0
Respiratory Care (PULM-F
Total 13.0-14.0 420)
Spring Credits Cardiorespiratory Monitoring 3.0
Statistics 3.0 and Special Techniques
Introduction to Microbiology 3.0-4.0 (PULM-F 451)
Lifespan or Human 3.0 Respiratory Care Practicum 6.0
Development III (PULM-F 456)
Electives 3.0+ Pulmonary Rehabilitation 3.0
Total 12.0-13.0+ and Geriatrics (PULM-F 461
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 Spring Credits
Professional Program Management and 3.0
Courses in the professional program are sequential and Leadership for Respiratory
must be taken in the order specified by the program Care (PULM-F 430)
faculty. Advanced Cardiac Life 2.0
Support (PULM-F 440)
Junior Seminar in Cardiorespiratory 3.0
Fall Credits Care (PULM-F 445)
Introduction to Human 2.0 Patient Education 3.0
Disease for Respiratory Techniques (PULM-F 480)
Therapists (PULM-F 303) Respiratory Care Practicum 6.0
Cardiorespiratory 3.0 IV (PULM-F 485)
Physiology (PULM-F 311) Total 17.0
Assessment and Patient Graduation Requirements Satisfactory completion of
Care (PULM-F 315) 125 credit hours to include 55 credit hours of prerequisite
General Respiratory Care 4.0 course work and 70 credit hours of professional
(PULM-F 325) course work. All course work must be completed in
compliance with the program’s and school’s academic and
Respiratory Care 2.0 professional policies.
Techniques I (PULM-F 326)
Cardiorespiratory 2.0 Last Updated: March 26, 2010
Pharmacology I (PULM-F
333) Advanced Standing
Total 16.0 Graduates of CoARC accredited, advanced
practitioner-level associate degree programs in respiratory
Spring Credits therapy at a regionally accredited college or university are
Cardiorespiratory Diseases 3.0 eligible to apply for advanced standing in the respiratory
(PULM-F 350) therapy baccalaureate degree program. These applicants
Life Support (PULM-F 355) 3.0 must meet all program admissions requirements and
Respiratory Care 2.0 standards. If admitted, they would be enrolled in the fourth
Techniques II (PULM-F 356) year of the program's professional program curriculum.
Respiratory Care Practicum 3.0 Students who wish to apply for advanced standing must
I (PULM-F 385) contact the program director for available options.
Neonatal-Pediatric 2.0 Last Updated: April 15, 2010
Respiratory Care (PULM-F
405) Student Learning Outcomes
Pharmacology II (PULM-F Undergraduate Degree
The Indiana University School of Medicine Health
Summer Session I Credits
Professions Programs faculty will recommend for degrees
only those students who have been admitted to Indiana
September 23, 2010 Professional Program Requirements 47
University and are students in good standing in the School The student is responsible for submitting an
and the professional program. Candidates for degrees intent-to-graduate form by no later than January in the
are eligible for graduation upon completion of all program year that they intend to graduate. The Health Professions
requirements in effect when the student first enrolls in Programs Administrative Office will contact each potential
professional course work, provided requirements are met graduate regarding this issue.
within five years.
Work for a degree must be completed within five years
The academic program's faculty reserve the right to from the time the student first enrolls in the professional
require students whose program course of study is program. Under unusual circumstances, the program
interrupted for any reason to meet requirements as director may recommend granting a waiver of this
specified by the director of the program and the Dean requirement.
of the IU School of Medicine or the dean's designee.
Changes in the student's original program may be Degrees are granted during the academic year
necessary when, for example, a curriculum has been in December, May, June, and August; however,
revised, offerings are no longer available, significant Commencement exercises are held only in May.
changes in curriculum content have occurred, or repetition Last Updated: February 27, 2010
of material is deemed essential to assure continuity of
clinical competency. Basic General Education Areas
Academic counseling and guidance are available for A.S. Degree
students. Students are responsible for seeking such • Written communication, one course
counseling and guidance and for planning courses of • Verbal communication, one course
study to meet degree requirements. At least one course from any two of the following
Program Prerequisites categories:
Each program has additional specific course • College-level mathematics
requirements. Refer to the program of interest in this • Social/behavioral sciences
bulletin for specific information. • Basic life/physical sciences
• Humanities (Classical studies, literature,
Last Updated: February 27, 2010
English, film studies, folklore, foreign language,
General Undergraduate history, journalism, philosophy, religion, speech
communication, minority studies, visual and
Requirements performing arts)
Minimum Degree Requirements
• Based upon earned Indiana University credits, a • Written communication, three courses (Two
minimum cumulative grade point average or 2.000 prerequisites: one in professional curriculum. See
(on a 4.000 scale) must be maintained. program section for specific content emphasis.)
• A minimum of thirty (30) credit hours of program or • Verbal communication, one course
program-related course work must be completed • Humanities, one course (Classical studies, literature,
in residence at Indiana University. Special credit English, film studies, folklore, foreign language,
awarded by any program's credit for credential or history, journalism, philosophy, religion, speech
credit by experience cannot be used towards the communication, minority studies, visual and
thirty (30) credit hour minimum. performing arts)
• Additional general requirements must be completed • College-level mathematics, one course
for the bachelor’s degree or associate degree as
• Social/behavioral sciences, two courses
• Basic life/physical sciences, two courses
• Minimum of 122 credit hours. In addition to the above general education requirements,
students are strongly encouraged to learn to do word
• School’s baccalaureate degree general education
processing, use e-mail, and navigate the Internet
before the beginning of the professional program. See
• Minimum of 30 credit hours in courses at the program-specific sections for program requirements.
300-400 (junior-senior) level.
Last Updated: March 26, 2010
• Minimum of 60 credit hours. Professional Program Requirements
• School’s associate degree general education An outline of the professional program is in the
requirements. program-specific information in this bulletin.
Students must complete the prescribed course of Clinical Rotation Requirements During an educational
study, meeting program academic, professional, and program in the Health Professions Programs, students
technical standards requirements, which may exceed complete clinical rotations in several hospitals or other
the requirements stated above. Program professional clinical sites in the central Indiana and/or the Indianapolis
standards consist of ethics and proper health care metropolitan area. Criminal background checks for
practices to which students must adhere. Program faculty students in these programs may be required for entry in
will distribute these standards when appropriate. these clinical sites and/or hospital settings. Students must
48 Academic Regulations September 23, 2010
be advised that should a hospital request a background not been established between the School and any other
check your history may interfere with the ability of academic unit. Each health professions degree is a
the program to place you in clinical activities. In the separate academic curriculum, and students may not
circumstance where the education program is unable to pursue a double major.
place a student in the appropriate clinical setting to meet
degree requirements, there is the possibility that a student Multiple Degrees* Students earning more than one
may be unable to complete the degree program. Students degree at the same level are required to meet the
should also be advised that a clinical site may also require academic requirements for the degree in each school and
the student to pass a drug screen. must be recommended for the degree by the faculty of
each school. Students receiving an undergraduate degree
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 from the School of Medicine are required to complete the
professional component in sequence with their class of
Academic Regulations admission.
All students admitted to the IU School of Medicine Health Grade Replacement Policy*
Professions Programs are governed by the following
academic regulations. In areas where content is limited Remedial Courses Generally, remedial and refresher
(*), students should refer to campus-level policies found in courses do not satisfy any course requirement for any
the campus policies section (see link in right-hand menu health professions programs degree. Contact the program
box). for further information
Grades* All students admitted to the School of Medicine Last Updated: February 27, 2010
Health Professions Programs are governed by the
grade definitions and minimum grade requirements Academic Policies
established by their professional program. Instructors are Students in Good Standing Students must maintain
responsible for establishing and publishing the grading a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (C)
scale applicable to their courses. and a minimum grade point average of 2.00 for the most
recent academic session and meet additional program,
Grade Point Average* academic, and professional standards in order to be
considered in good standing. Students are informed of
R Grade, Deferred*
program, academic, and professional standards during
Pass/Fail* School of Medicine Health Professions program orientation.
Programs students may not use the Pass/Fail option for a
Class Standing Within Indiana University, class standing
stated prerequisite or a professional course. No more than
is based on the total number of credit hours a student
one Pass/Fail course may be taken in any one semester.
has earned. However, within the Health Professions
Students are limited to a maximum of 24 Pass/Fail credit
Programs, class standing is assigned according to a
hours for the baccalaureate degree and a maximum of 12
student’s progress in the professional curriculum.
Pass/Fail credit hours for the associate degree.
Semester Load To be considered a full-time student by
the university for each session, the student must register
Incompletes* for a minimum of 12 credit hours each fall and spring
semester and 6 credit hours each summer I and II. The
Special Credit Policy* The School of Medicine Health maximum load is 18 credit hours. Students who want to
Professions Programs may award special credit to carry more than 18 credits must obtain permission of the
students who are enrolled at Indiana University seeking program director and the dean or the dean’s designee.
a degree and who possess, by previous education In addition, students should have a cumulative 3.00 (B)
or experience, a background in a health profession average or have earned a 3.00 (B) average in their last full
represented in the Health Professions Programs. The semester.
mechanisms by which a student may be awarded credit
include credit by credentials, credit by experience, and Probation Upon the recommendation of the faculty
credit by examination. Certain programs have policies that in the student’s program, a student is placed on
define how these mechanisms apply to a student seeking probation. Probationary recommendations are made
credit from that program. Students may obtain a copy of when the student does not meet standards of academic
the available program specific Special Credit Policy and performance or professional behavior. A student will
Procedure by contacting the Health Professions Programs be placed on academic probation for the academic
Administrative Office in Van Nuys Medical Science. session following the one in which the student fails to
attain a minimum 2.00 (C) cumulative or semester grade
Dropped or Added Courses* Students who alter their point average. Individual programs may have additional
original class schedules, whether by personal incentive academic and professional standards. A student who
or university directive, must do so officially by filing the fails to meet these program-specific standards may
appropriate forms with the registrar. Students who do not also be placed on probation. Students are informed of
assume this responsibility are jeopardizing their records program-specific standards upon entering the program. A
with the possibility of incurring an F in a course not student will be removed from probation after satisfactorily
properly dropped and/or not receiving credit in a course completing the program’s specified requirements.
improperly added. Students are notified in writing of probationary actions
Double Major* An undergraduate double major does by the Dean of the IU School of Medicine or the dean’s
not exist in the School, and second major options have designee.
September 23, 2010 Honors 49
Dismissal Upon the recommendation of the faculty Honors
in the student’s program, a student may be dismissed The following honors recognize superior student
from the School. Dismissal is based on the failure to performances.
meet academic or professional standards. The student
will be informed of the dismissal in writing by the Dean Degrees Awarded with Distinction (IU policy) The
of the IU School of Medicine or the dean’s designee. A university recognizes a student's superior performance
student who has been dismissed from the School may in course work by awarding the associate or bachelor's
not apply for readmission to the program in which the degree with one of three levels of distinction: distinction,
student was enrolled at the time of dismissal. Under high distinction, or highest distinction. A student must
special circumstances, a waiver may be requested by meet the following criteria to receive a degree awarded
the program and forwarded to the Health Professions with distinction.
Programs’ Advisory Committee for action.
1. Baccalaureate and associate degree candidates
Academic Standards A student may be dismissed must rank in the highest 10 percent of their
from the School when, in the judgment of the faculty, graduating class. The determination of eligibility
the student has ceased to make satisfactory progress for graduation with academic distinction will be
toward a degree. When an undergraduate student fails to made by the School so that candidates will be
attain a 2.00 (C) grade point average for two consecutive ranked with classmates who received the same
academic sessions, has a cumulative grade point average type of degrees (e.g., B.S. in Cytotechnology, B.S.
below 2.00 (C) for two consecutive semesters, or fails to in Nuclear Medicine Technology). Programs with
earn higher than a 1.00 (D) grade point average in any students who enter with a different cohort class or
one semester, the student is automatically considered to within a different cohort track can award honors to
be making unsatisfactory progress toward a degree and is each separate group.
thereby eligible for dismissal. 2. If the 10 percent determination of any class results
in a fractional value, the number will be rounded
In addition, a student who fails to meet program-specific
up (i.e., a graduating class of 11 would have two
academic requirements is considered to be making
individuals eligible for distinction).
unsatisfactory academic progress toward a degree and
may be dismissed. At the time of program orientation, 3. Calculation of the grade point average for graduation
each student receives a copy of the program-specific with distinction will be based on the total number
academic requirements. of credit hours completed at Indiana University. A
candidate for a baccalaureate degree must have
Professional Standards A student failing to meet the completed a minimum of 60 credit hours at Indiana
standards of professional and personal conduct may be University; associate degree candidates must have
recommended for dismissal. completed at least half of the credit hours required
for their degree at Indiana University.
Withdrawal and Readmission A student may be
4. No more than 10 percent of the Indiana University
readmitted to the School after withdrawal as follows:
credit hours may be eliminated from the grade
Temporary Withdrawal Students in good standing who point average determination by utilization of the
voluntarily and temporarily withdraw from a program mechanisms of Pass/Fail or special credit.
assume temporary inactive status with the School. At 5. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50
the time of departure, it is the student’s responsibility must have been achieved.
to arrange in writing a continuation agreement with the 6. Three levels of distinction will be recognized and
individual program director. The student is allowed to determined as follows: 3.50 through 3.74-Distinction;
re-enroll as specified in the continuation agreement. 3.75 through 3.89-High Distinction; 3.90 through
The student must meet any specific academic/clinical 4.00-Highest Distinction.
requirements associated with re-enrollment under the 7. The determination of candidates who will wear
continuation agreement. Students failing to re-enroll as honor cords at the May graduation ceremonies
specified in the continuation agreement are subject to should include all academic credit earned at Indiana
dismissal from the School and program. University, including the spring semester before
Other Withdrawal A student who withdraws without commencement.
arranging in writing for a continuation agreement with the 8. Unique cases and appeals should be forwarded to
program director, or who fails to enroll in any semester, the Dean of the IU School of Medicine or the dean's
will not be allowed further enrollments in the School designee for consideration.
and will be considered as not making satisfactory Dean's List (School Policy) Each semester, students
progress toward a degree. Such students who want who excel academically have the privilege of being listed
to re-enroll must file an application for admission and on the School of Medicine Health Professions Programs
will be considered new applicants. New prerequisites Dean's List. To be eligible, students must carry 9 or
and standards must be met. These students may be more credit hours and must earn a semester grade point
considered for advanced standing in the program provided average of 3.50.
the completed work meets the current standards of the
program. Program Awards Individual professional programs in the
School offer awards recognizing academic excellence,
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 leadership, career potential, and service. Students should
refer to specific programs for descriptions of these awards.
50 IUPUI Honors September 23, 2010
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 respect for the examination process and for honesty in the
performance of assigned tasks in or out of class.
Qualified students at IUPUI may work toward the General Plagiarism Honesty requires that any ideas or materials
Honors Degree, which can be earned at the baccalaureate taken from another source for either written or oral use
or associate degree level. Students interested in this must be fully acknowledged. Offering the work of someone
program should contact the IUPUI Honors College to else as one’s own is plagiarism. The language or ideas
determine the requirements. taken from another may range from isolated formulas,
sentences, or paragraphs to entire articles copied from
Students in the School who would like to pursue courses books, periodicals, speeches, or the writings of other
under the IUPUI Honors College should consult with students. The offering of materials assembled or collected
program faculty regarding the availability of such courses by others in the form of projects or collections without
within the particular program of interest. acknowledgment also is considered plagiarism. Any
student who fails to give credit for ideas or materials that
Last Updated: March 26, 2010 are taken from another source is guilty of plagiarism.
Student Rights & Responsibilities Clinical Affiliations Clinical affiliations are required
Application to and enrollment in the university constitute in most programs. The program faculty is responsible
the student’s commitment to honor and abide by the for the selection, approval, and assignment of clinical
practices and policies stated in the University’s official experiences. Although individual student needs
announcements, bulletins, handbooks, and other and desires will be recognized, the final placement
published materials and to behave in a manner that is decisions are made by the program faculty. Students are
mature and compatible with the University’s function as responsible for transportation, fees, and self-support and
an institution of higher learning. Students are expected for following the rules and regulations of the center(s) to
to read the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, which they are assigned. In addition, student conduct must
Responsibilities, and Conduct and, by their enrollment, be consistent with the standards of the University and the
agree to its contents and to the additional School profession.
statements that appear below.
Confidentiality of Records Indiana University, in
Academic Advising A professional advisor is available compliance with the General Education Provisions Act,
to assist students who are working on the prerequisites for Section 438, titled Family Educational Rights and Privacy
a professional program. Once admitted to a professional Act, provides that all of a student’s records are confidential
program, students are advised by faculty within the and available only to that student, to his or her parents if
program. It is the student’s responsibility to seek the student is under 21, and to the student’s dependent
counseling and guidance. The student is responsible for as defined by IRS standards. The student may review
planning a program to meet degree requirements and for the record upon request and may ask for deletions or
filing a completed application by the specific program’s corrections of the record in a hearing process described
application deadline. in detail in the Indiana University Code of Student
Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. References,
Appeals The School abides by the appeals procedures recommendations, and other similar documents may
discussed in the Indiana University Code of Student carry a voluntary waiver relinquishing the student’s right
Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. Students may to review this specific material. The student may also
obtain a copy of the School’s Appeals Policy and Appeals release the record to others by signing a written release
Procedure from the Health Professions Programs available in the offices that maintain records. Further
Administrative Office in Van Nuys Medical Science. details regarding the provisions of the Privacy Act and
Attendance Students are responsible for complying with a list of offices where student records are kept may be
all attendance requirements that may be established by found in the Indiana University Code of Student Rights,
the School’s faculty. Responsibilities, and Conduct.
Cheating and Plagiarism Faculty and students have Degree Applications Each year, students preparing
rights and responsibilities for learning, teaching, and to graduate during the following calendar year must file
scholarship within the entire university community. an intent-to-graduate form in the office of the program in
Academic functions are characterized by reasoned which they are enrolled. Program faculty then certify the
discourse, intellectual honesty, mutual respect, and student’s satisfactory completion of degree requirements.
openness to constructive change. Individuals must remain If there are changes in the anticipated date of degree
active in avoiding violation of academic ethics. completion, students must consult their faculty advisor and
Cheating Dishonesty of any kind with respect to file an updated intent-to-graduate form.
examinations, course assignments, alteration of records, Financial Aid A student may seek financial assistance
or illegal possession of examination questions shall be through the financial aid office on the campus of interest.
considered cheating. In addition, assistance may be available through
It is the responsibility of the student not only to abstain professional associations and other external groups and
from cheating, but also to guard against making it possible agencies.
for others to cheat. Any student who helps another student The use of the School’s grade enhancement policies
to cheat is as guilty of cheating as the student assisted. (Repeated Courses, Fresh Start, and Academic
Students should also do everything possible to induce Bankruptcy) is for admissions purposes only and does not
alter the student’s official University record. The IUPUI
September 23, 2010 Faculty 51
Office of Student Financial Aid Services will continue to discussed at the sessions. Students transferring directly
count these credits hours towards the evaluation of a into the professional program from outside the Indiana
student’s progress towards completion of their degree. University system may also opt to attend the campus
This process, called Satisfactory Academic Progress orientation program.
(SAP), is a federally mandated evaluation which includes
the following three components: Professional Conduct Students are responsible for
exhibiting conduct appropriate to their professional training
1. Students are required to maintain an appropriate and education. Each program distributes standards and
cumulative GPA of 2.0 for undergraduates and 3.0 policies of appropriate professional conduct at the time of
for graduates. program orientation.
2. Successfully complete at least 75% of their
Registration and Record Changes It is the student’s
responsibility to enroll in each required academic session
3. Complete their degree within 150% of the published and satisfactorily complete all courses required for
timeframe (credit hours). the degree Faculty are available to provide academic
Costs Students are responsible for the following costs: advising.
Fees and Tuition Fees and tuition are established Students are responsible for communicating any
annually by the Trustees of Indiana University. necessary record changes with the Health Professions
Programs Administrative Office in Van Nuys Medical
Books and Supplies Books and supplies are determined Science Building as soon as possible.
by the program.
Last Updated: March 26, 2010
Uniforms During clinical/fieldwork experiences, students
must adhere to the dress code requirements of the Credentials/Licensure
program and training site. Students are responsible for Students completing any of the professional programs
providing their own uniforms. are qualified to sit for the appropriate licensure and/or
Transportation Students are responsible for travel credentialing examinations. Contact the program director
and lodging costs associated with clinical/fieldwork for further information.
experiences. Last Updated: February 27, 2010
While tuition, fees, and other related expenses change
each year, the estimated annual cost (resident rate) Administrative & Faculty
associated with matriculating in one of the undergraduate Administrative Officers
programs in the School of Medicine for the 2009-2010 Dean, D. Craig Brater, M.D.
academic year ranged from $7,384.32 to $9,461.16. Interim Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,
Non-resident students pay a significantly higher rate. Peter M. Nalin, M.D.
This estimate does not include living costs. Contact the Director, Marti Reeser, M.S.
program of interest for a current cost sheet. Academic Advisor, Beth Goodman, M.S.W.
Liability Insurance All students participating in required Student Services Representative, Christine Padgett
clinical experiences are covered by the University’s Program Directors
medical malpractice insurance. When requested, students Clinical Laboratory Science, Department of Pathology
may be required to purchase and show proof of general and Laboratory Medicine, Linda Marler, M.S. and Diane
liability insurance before being certified to begin the Leland, Ph.D.
clinical experience. Cytotechnology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory
Health or Immunization Requirements Before Medicine, William Crabtree, Ph.D.
beginning the professional program, students are required Histotechnology, Department of Pathology and Laboratory
to demonstrate proof of immunization for tetanus and Medicine, Debra Wood, M.S.
diphtheria, rubella, rubeola (measles), mumps, varicella Paramedic Science, Department of Emergency Medicine,
(chicken pox), and hepatitis. All students must have a PPD Leon Bell, M.S.
tuberculin skin test within the last three months. Students Radiation Therapy, Department of Radiation Oncology,
may be required to complete a physical examination Donna Dunn, M.S.
(see program specific requirements). All students must Radiologic Sciences, Department of Radiology & Imaging
show proof of health insurance before beginning the Sciences, Bruce Long, M.S.
professional program. Respiratory Therapy, Division of Pulmonary and Critical
Care Medicine, Linda Van Scoder, Ed.D.
International Students Foreign nationals enrolled in the
School are subject to the same rights and responsibilities Last Updated: March 26, 2010
as all other students. International students should consult
the IUPUI Office for International Affairs. A processing fee Faculty
may be charged to entering students. Baker, Sarah S. [R.T.(R), A.R.R.T., FASRT]; Associate
Professor of Radiologic Sciences; A.S., Indiana University,
Orientation Students are required to attend 1973; B.S., Indiana University, 1974; M.S., Indiana
program-based orientation programs before the beginning University, 1979; Ed.D., Indiana University, 2001
of the professional courses. Students are responsible
for attending these sessions and for knowing the
program-specific policies and standards distributed and
52 Faculty Emeriti September 23, 2010
Bell, Leon H. [E.M.T.-P]; Clinical Associate Professor; Wood, Debra M. [H.T.(ASCP)]; Lecturer and Program
B.A., DePauw University, 1976; M.S.Ed., Butler University, Director of Histotechnology; M.S., Indiana University,
Cox, Linda A. [R.T.(R) ( MR)(CT), ARRT]; Associate Adjunct Faculty
Professor of Clinical Radiologic Sciences; A.S., Indiana Hunt, Tammy A. (R.R.T., R.P.F.T.); Adjunct Lecturer;
University, 1979; B.S., Indiana University, 1987; M.S., A.S., Indiana University, 1986; B.S., Indiana University,
Indiana University, 1992 1990.; M.S., Indiana University, 2008.
Crabtree, William N. [C.T.(ASCP), S.C.T. (ASCP)]; Johnson, Janice C. (R.R.T., N.P.S.,A.E.-C.); Adjunct
Director and Associate Professor of Cytotechnology; B.S., Assistant Professor and Clinical Director of Respiratory
University of Tennessee, 1977; M.S., Indiana University, Therapy; A.S., Indiana University, 1977; B.S., Indiana
1983; Ph.D., Indiana University, 2006 University, 1980; M.S., Indiana University, 1986
DeVore, Angela L. (R.T.[R] [CT], ARRT); Clinical Van Scoder, Linda I. (R.R.T., F.A.A.R.C.); Adjunct
Assistant Professor of Radiologic Sciences; A.S., Indiana Associate Professor and Program Director of Respiratory
University, 1995; B.S., Indiana University, 2001; M.S., Therapy; B.S., University of Cincinnati, 1975; M.S.,
Indiana University, 2006 Indiana University, 1979; Ed.D., Indiana University, 1985
Dunn, Donna K. [R.T.(T), ARRT]; Assistant Professor Last Updated: February 27, 2010
and Program Director of Radiation Therapy; A.S., Indiana
University, 1969; B.S., Indiana University, 1973; M.S., Faculty Emeriti
Indiana University, 1979 Bartlett, Marilyn, M.S., [M.T.(ASCP) 1951], Professor
Frain, Barbara McGaughey [C.T.(ASCP)]; Clinical Emerita of Medical Technology, (Indiana University, 1974)
Assistant Professor of Cytotechnology; B.S., Indiana Feeley, Mary, Ed.D., [M.T.(ASCP) 1946], Professor
University, 1986; M.S., Indiana University, 1993 Emerita of Medical Technology, (Indiana University, 1986)
Kosegi, Judith E. [C.N.M.T.(NMTCB), R.T.(R), (N) Hernandez, Emily M., M.S. [R.T.(R)(Q.M.), ARRT],
ARRT]; Associate Professor of Radiologic Sciences; A.S., Associate Professor Emerita of Radiologic Sciences,
Indiana University, 1970; B.S., Indiana University, 1972; (Indiana University, 1978)
M.S., Indiana University, 1978; M.S., Indiana University,
1987 Hocker, Narcissa, M.S., [M.T.(ASCP) 1945;
S.B.B.(ASCP) 1955], Associate Professor Emerita of
Leland, Diane S. [M.T.(ASCP), S.M.(ASCP)]; Professor Medical Technology, (Indiana University, 1964)
and Co-Director of Clinical Laboratory Science; B.S.,
Indiana University, 1970; M.S., University of Vermont, Kasper, Linda M., Ed.D., (M.T. [ASCP] 1963, C.L.S.
1977; Ph.D., Indiana University, 1986 [NCA] 2002, S.C. [ASCP] 1975). Associate Professor
Emerita of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, (Indiana
Long, Bruce W. [R.T.(R)(CV) ARRT, FASRT]; Associate University, 2003)
Professor and Director of Radiologic Sciences; B.S.,
Murray State University, 1977; M.S., Eastern Illinois Young, Mildred R., M.S., [M.T.(ASCP) 1942; S.H.(ASCP)
University, 1983 1980], Assistant Professor Emerita of Medical Technology,
(Butler University, 1966)
Marler, Linda M. [M.T.(ASCP), S.M.(ASCP)]; Associate
Professor and Co-Director of Clinical Laboratory Science; Last Updated: March 26, 2010
B.S., Indiana University, 1973; M.S., Indiana University,
1978 Faculty Credential Abbreviations
• A.E.-C. - Certified Asthma Educator
Rafert, John A. [R.T.(R) ARRT]; Associate Professor of • C.N.M.T. (NMTCB)-Certified Nuclear Medicine
Radiologic Sciences; A.S., Indiana University, 1985; B.S., Technologist
Indiana University, 1970; M.S., Indiana University, 1980
• C.L.S. (NCA)-Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Robinson, Susan [R.T.(R) ARRT]; Associate Professor • C.L.Sp.H. (NCA)-Clinical Laboratory Specialist in
of Clinical Radiologic Sciences; A.S., Indiana University, Hematology
1972; B.S., Indiana University, 1973; M.S., Indiana • C.T. (ASCP)-Cytotechnologist
University, 1997 • E.M.T.-P-Emergency Medical
Rodak, Bernadette F. [M.T.(ASCP), S.H.(ASCP), Technician–Paramedic
C.L.Sp.H.(NSA)]; Associate Professor of Clinical • F.A.S.R.T.-Fellow, American Society of Radiologic
Laboratory Science; B.S., Mount St. Agnes College, 1968; Technologists
M.S., University of Kentucky, 1980 • F.A.A.R.C -Fellow, American Association of
Schneider, Judith M. [R.T.(R) ARRT]; Assistant • H.T. (ASCP)-Histotechnician
Professor and Program Clinical Coordinator of Clinical • M.T. (ASCP)-Medical Technologist
Radiation Therapy; A.S., Indiana State University, 1976;
• N.P.S.-Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist
B.S., Indiana University, 1981; M.S., Indiana University,
1987 • R.N.-Registered Nurse
• R.P.F.T.-Registered Pulmonary Function
• R.R.T.-Registered Respiratory Therapist
September 23, 2010 Faculty Credential Abbreviations 53
• R.T. (CT) ARRT-Registered Computed Tomography
• R.T. (CV) ARRT-Registered Cardiovascular
• R.T. (MR) ARRT-Registered Magnetic Resonance
• R.T. (QM) ARRT-Registered Quality Management
• R.T. (N) ARRT-Registered Nuclear Medicine
• R.T. (R) ARRT-Registered Radiographer
• R.T. (T) ARRT-Registered Radiation Therapy
• S.B.B. (ASCP)-Specialist in Blood Banking
• S.C. (ASCP)-Specialist in Chemistry
• S.C.T. (ASCP)-Specialist in Cytotechnology
• S.H. (ASCP)-Specialist in Hematology
• S.I. (ASCP)-Specialist in Immunology
• S.M. (ASCP)-Specialist in Microbiology
Last Updated: February 27, 2010