Health Science

The Health Science curriculum is designed to initially prepare students for application and admission into the nursing, medical laboratory technician, or nuclear medicine programs at BVCTC. All prerequisites for these programs are outlined in the first year. If, at that time, a student does not enter into either of these programs, that student may opt to continue in the AAS in Health Sciences curriculum, choosing one of four areas of emphasis (Gerontology, Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies, Medical Coding, HealthCare Management), each also leading to a certificate in that area.  Students who are not directly admitted into dental hygiene, respiratory therapy, or veterinary technology may also pursue this degree option while earning credits toward a health care degree.

Courses

First Semester
ENGL 101 English Composition I (GEC-1) 3
GNST 102 Freshman Seminar 1
BIOL 220 Human Anatomy 1,2,3 OR  
BIOL 210 Human Anatomy/Physiology  4
CHEM 101 General Chemistry 2,3 OR  
CHEM 110 Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab 4
CHEM 102 General Chemistry Lab 2,3 OR  
CHEM 111 Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab 1
MATH 113 Mathematical Reasoning 2,1 OR  
MATH 111 Math for Health Care 1,4 OR  
MATH 130 College Algebra 2,3 3
  Semester Total 15
Second Semester
BIOL 221 Human Physiology 1,2,3 4
ALHL 101 Introduction to Allied Health 3
PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology 1,4 OR  
PSYC 201 Lifespan Development 2,3,4 3
ATEC 115 Intro. to Business Computers 2 OR  
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3,1 OR  
ENGL 202 Business and Prof Writing 4  
BIOL 230 Principles of Microbiology 2,4 3
BIOL 231 Principles Microbiology Lab 2,4 1
BIOL 245  OR  
PHYS 100 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 1 OR  
  Introductory Physics 3 3 or 4
SOCA 101 Intro to Sociology 4 3
  Semester Total 15-16
1– Pre-Nursing, 2 – Pre-MLT, 3 – Pre-Nuclear Medicine, 4 – Pre-Dental Hygiene, Pre-Respiratory, Pre-Vet Tech
Once the student completes the first two semesters of coursework they will then choose one of the four areas of emphasis below.
Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies  
HSRS 120 Introduction to CBHT 3
HSRS 106 Peer Support I 4
HSRS 123 Psychiatric Rehabilitation I 3
HSRS 221 Psychiatric Rehabilitation II 3
HSRS 222 Psychiatric Rehabilitation III 3
HSRS 127 Youth Development Wellness 3
HSRS 130 Introduction to Autism 3
HSRS 232 Substance Abuse Disorders 3
HSRS 296 Co-Occuring Disorders 3
Elective HSRS Elective 1
HSRS 295 Human Services Seminar 1
  Semester Total 30
Gerontology    
GERO 103 Intro to Gerontology 3
GERO 206 Death and Dying 3
GERO 102 Health Aspects of Aging 3
GERO 208 Long Term Care 3
GERO 205 Human Relationship Skills 3
GERO 209 Psychosocial Aspects of Aging 3
GERO 204 Administration and Program Planning in Gerontology 3
GERO 202 Practicum in Gerontology 3
HMGT 105 Foundations to Health Care Mgmt 3
HMGT 205 Ethical/Legal Aspects of HC Mgmt 3
BUSN 298 Business Seminar 1
  Semester Total 31
HealthCare Management  
HMGT 105 Foundations of Healthcare Management 3
MGMT 151 Supervisory Management 3
BUSN 201 Business Law 3
MRKT 205 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
HMGT 120 Computer Apps in Healthcare Organizations 1
HMGT 205 Ethical/Legal Aspects of HC Mgmt 3
HMGT 215 Management of HC Delicery Systtems 3
HMGT 210 Quality & Patient Safety in HC 3
ACCT 215 Financial Accounting 3
BUSN 298 Business Studies Seminar 1
ECON 102 OR
ECON 202
Principles of Microeconomics OR
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
  Semester Total 29
Medical Coding    
MEDC 201 Medical Coding 3
MEDC 150 Medical Insurance & Billing 3
MEDC 203 Procedural Medical Coding 3
MEDC 205 CPT/HCPCS Medical Coding 3
ALHL 110 Pharmacology 3
MEDC 101 OR
ALHL 105
Medical Terminology 1
MEDC 240 Advanced Coding Concepts 3
HMGT 105 Foundations in Healthcare Mgmt. 3
ATEC 220 Records & Database Mgmt 3
MEDC 250 Directed Practicum 1
HMGT 205 Ethical/Legal Aspects of Healthcare Management 3
  Semester Total 29

Health Science
Contact:  Betty Craze
Department Chair
Betty.Craze@Bridgevalley.edu
304-205-6637/p>