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Health Science

Health Science

FOR INFORMATION contact
Karen Frederick, R.Ph., M.S.
Liberal Arts Building‚ Room 317
Direct: (313) 927-1322
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PROGRAMS OFFERED
Bachelor of Science, Health Science
Group Major (B.S.): Pre-Professional Concentration
Bachelor of Arts, Health Science Group Major (B.A.):
Community Wellness and Public Health Concentration; Health Care Management Concentration
Health Science Minor
Health Care Management Minor
Associate of Science, Health Science (A.S.)

FACULTY
Jeanne Andreoli, Ph.D.
Karen Frederick, R.Ph., M.S.
Abigail Fusaro, Ph.D.
Maria Goodrich
Steve Scribner, Ph.D.
Joanne Slicker, M.S.
Dajena Tomco, Ph.D.
Li-hsuan Yang, Ph.D.

Health Science Overview

CAREER INFORMATION
If you have a passion for science and helping others, a career in health sciences could be for you. Graduates from the Health Science program have a wide variety of career opportunities available to them. Marygrove’s graduates are working as nurses, laboratory technicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, research assistants in hospitals and universities, sales representative, public health workers, and supervisors in the health care industry.

POTENTIAL CAREERS
• Administration (health care managers, case managers, supervisors, patient care services, medical staff relations)
• Clerical (Health Unit Coordinator, Medical record keeper, hospital clerk)
• Clinical Laboratory Science (cytotechnologist, histotechnologist, laboratory technician, medical assistant, clinical lab scientist)
• Communication (biomedical illustrator, biostatistician, healthcare interpreter, health science writer)
• Counseling (clinical social worker, alcohol/drug counselor, patient advocate; hospice worker)
• Healthcare (nurse, nurse assistant, nurse practitioner, physical/occupational therapist, dental hygienist, dietician, physician assistant, physical therapist, chiropractor)
• Public Health (epidemiologist, toxicologist, environmental/occupational health worker, healthcare educator)

GENERAL INFORMATION
This degree can serve as a springboard for graduate work in a specific health-related field or lead to various occupations in the health field. The Health Science program is an interdisciplinary group major consisting of coursework in biology, chemistry, mathematics, social science, business, and health science. No minor is required.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION
The Health Science program offers three different Bachelor degree programs. All programs are designed to provide you with the breadth and depth of a health science curriculum. Foundational core courses have been selected to establish a broad base of study while allowing flexibility and opportunities to pursue your specific interests by choosing three different program concentrations. The Bachelor of Science degree program in Health Science with a Preprofessional Concentration is designed for those students seeking employment in a health-related field. Graduates will be prepared to enter the workplace, receive additional career specific training, or pursue a graduate or doctoral degree, if desired, in the health sciences or health professions. The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Health Science with a concentration in Community Wellness and Public Health is designed to provide the student with a broad-based science curriculum with interdisciplinary components for those students wishing to pursue a career or advanced degree in public health, community health or health-related community advocacy. The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Health Science with a concentration in Health Care Management is targeted for those students seeking employment in health care administration/ management or related fields. A Health Care Management minor is also offered.

Students who have an interest in Health Science but do not have enough time to complete the major may wish to consider a minor in Health Science. A minor in Health Science provides you with the knowledge and skills to complement your major area of study while expanding career options.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM
Program Scheduling
The B.S. and B.A. programs in Health Science are primarily day programs, although some courses are offered in the evening on a rotating schedule.

Transfer Student Information:
The department accepts transfer credits according to the college guidelines. However, major coursework older than 10 years, from time of admittance, will be transferred in as elective credit and may not be applied to the major. Students may petition to the department chair for the older credits to be applied towards the major.

Credit for Prior Learning
Learning derived from life experiences and from individual study is of significant academic value and can often be equated with college-level studies. Students may earn credit by examination, tutorial study and cooperative work experience. Permission of the department chair is required to select these options. Not more than four credit hours in cooperative work experience may be counted within the 120 credit hours required for a degree.

Academic Performance Standard
Only required courses with a grade of C or better can be applied to fulfill the Health Science major and minor. Computer Literacy Requirement Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) must be achieved prior to graduation. Students’ computer literacy will be evaluated and assessed through the Junior and Senior seminar course sequence.

Computer Literacy Requirement
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) must be achieved prior to graduation. Students’ computer literacy will be evaluated and assessed through the Junior and Senior seminar course sequence.

Writing Intensive Requirement
All science majors must take ISC 312: Junior Seminar as their writing intensive course. 

Senior Seminar Requirement
Students must successfully complete ISC 496A and ISC 496B in order to graduate with a Bachelor's in Health Science.

Internship/Cooperative Education
It is strongly encouraged that students participate in a summer undergraduate research experience either with a Marygrove College faculty member, or by securing an off-campus internship or fellowship before they graduate. Students may receive elective credit for an internship through HSC 388, HSC 488, and/or HSC 491.

Awards
Students may be eligible to win the following departmental awards based on their scholarly work. The Natural Sciences Department Award is given to the outstanding graduating science major. Women in the sciences are also eligible for the Suzanne Fleming Scholarship. This scholarship is given to a woman who demonstrates financial need, potential in science and on their scholarly work.

Pre-nursing Partnership
Marygrove College offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Science (Pre-professional concentration) that contains all of the prerequisites for Oakland University’s Accelerated Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Marygrove College and Oakland University offer the opportunity to transition into an accelerated one-year program of study leading to a BSN degree. Once the BSN is completed at Oakland University students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam, and will have obtained two bachelor degrees. Students must be in good standing at Marygrove College and meet all of the pre-admission screening requirements to qualify for admission into the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program at Oakland University’s School of Nursing. Note that completion of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the nursing program at Oakland University. For further information, contact Dr. Jeanne Andreoli, Chair, Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics.

Bachelor of Science, Health Science Group Major (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science with a Health Science group major requires 51 credit hours in required coursework, 11 credits in relate discipline requirements, and completion of the following components

A. General Education Requirements
See GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Required Core Courses (29 credits)
BIO 118 Medical Terminology
BIO 150 Biology I: From Molecules to Cells
BIO 271 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 272 Anatomy & Physiology II
CHM 130 Chemical Science
CHM 230 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry
HSC 101 Topics in Healthcare
MTH 103 Mathematics for Health Careers

C. Upper-level coursework for the Pre-Professional concentration (22 credits)
BIO 321 Microbiology
HSC 320 Nutrition & Exercise for Wellness
HSC 327 Pathophysiology
HSC 408 Pharmacology
ISC 312 Junior Seminar
ISC 496A Science Senior Seminar: Library Research
ISC 496B Science Senior Seminar: Laboratory Research

Related Discipline Requirements: (11 credits)
A. Philosophy Requirement (1 course required): PHL 126, PHL 201, PHL 225, PHL 228, or PHL 276

B. Psychology Requirement (2 courses required): PSY 205 and PSY 321

Suggested Elective Courses: 
HSC 321 Nursing Informatics
HSC 388  Cooperative Field Experience

Bachelor of Arts, Health Science Group Major (B.A.)

COMMUNITY WELLNESS AND PUBLIC HEALTH CONCENTRATION
The B.A. with a Health Science group major with a concentration in Community Wellness and Public Health requires 53 credit hours in required coursework, 10 credits in related discipline requirements, and completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements
See GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Required Core Courses (25 credits)
BIO 118 Medical Terminology
BIO 150 Biology I: From Molecules to Cells
BIO 271 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 272 Anatomy & Physiology II
CHM 130 Chemical Science
CHM 230 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry
HSC 101 Topics in Healthcare

C. Upper-level coursework for the Community Wellness & Public Health concentration (28 credits)
HSC 320 Nutrition & Exercise for Wellness
HSC 398 Introduction to Epidemiology
HSC 450 Community Advocacy and Public Health
ISC 312 Junior Seminar
ISC 496A Science Senior Seminar: Library Research
ISC 496B Science Senior Seminar: Laboratory Research
PSY 305 Introductory Statistics
POL/SOC/SW 385 Community and Organizational Change
SW 200 Special Topics (2 courses)

Related Discipline Requirements: (10 credits)
A. Philosophy Requirement (1 course required): PHL 225 or PHL 228

B. Psychology Requirement (1 course required): PSY 205

C. Sociology Requirement (1 course required): SOC 201

Bachelor of Arts, Health Science Group Major (B.A.)

HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION
The Bachelor of Arts with a Health Science group major with a concentration in Health Care Management requires 53 credit hours in required coursework and 7 credits in related discipline requirements, and completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements
See GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Required Core Courses (25 credits)
BIO 118 Medical Terminology
BIO 150 Biology I: From Molecules to Cells
BIO 271 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 272 Anatomy & Physiology II
CHM 130 Chemical Science
CHM 230 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry
HSC 101 Topics in Healthcare

C. Additional coursework for the Health Care Management concentration (28 credits)
BUS 173 Introduction to Business
ACC 224 Accounting I
ACC 351* Finance & Budgeting for Health Care Managers
BUS 308 Business & Professional Writing
BUS 444 Project Management
HSC/BUS 321 Health Care Informatics
HSC/BUS 335* Health Care Coding
HSC/BUS 336* Health Care Management
BUS 496A or 496B Senior Research Seminar
*Courses are currently under development and pending approval

Related Discipline Requirements: (7 credits)
A. Philosophy Requirement (1 course required): PHL 255 or PHL 228

B. Psychology Requirement (1 course required): PSY 205

ASSOCIATES OF SCIENCE, HEALTH SCIENCE (A.S.)

An Associate of Science in Health Science requires 64 credit hours and completion of the coursework as outlined below. Students must also complete their last 15 credit hours at Marygrove College.

A. General Education Requirements
Select a minimum of one 3- or 4- hour course in at least 5 of the 7 areas. Courses must be distributed across at least 4 different liberal arts disciplines.

B. Common Experiences
ENG 108 Academic Writing
MTH 100 Algebra

C. Core Course Requirements
BIO 150 Biology I: Molecules to Cells
CHM 130 Chemical Science

D. Related Discipline Requirements
PSY 205 Introduction to Psychology
PHL 225 Ethics

E. Students must choose option A or B to complete the Associates of Science in Health Science degree

Option A: CREDIT HOUR REQUIREMENT
24 credits of additional science coursework

BIO 118 Medical Terminology
BIO 271 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 272 Anatomy & Physiology II
HSC 320 Nutrition & Exercise for Wellness
MTH 103 Mathematics for Health Careers
PSY 321 Introduction to Life-span Psychology
Minimum of four elective credits in BIO, CHM, MTH, or HSC

                  -OR-

OPTION B: LICENSURE:
24 credit hours can be applied to the degree requirements upon providing proof of successful completion of a national accreditation exam requirement, PTCB exam, or a completed course of study of not less than one year, in an Allied Health field, resulting in a certificate of licensure.

F. Remaining credits to reach 64 credits
Students may choose any elective course to finish their degree requirements

Minor in Health Science

A minor in health science consists of a total of 25-26 credit hours divided as follows:

A. Core Requirements (22 credits)
BIO 118 Medical Terminology
BIO 150 Biology I: From Molecules to Cells
BIO 271 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 272 Anatomy & Physiology II
CHM 130 Chemical Science
CHM 230 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry

B. Electives (3-4 credits)
At least one course from the following:
BIO 321 Microbiology
HSC 320 Nutrition & Exercise for Wellness
HSC 327 Pathophysiology

Health Science Course Descriptions

HSC 101 Topics in Health Care 3 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 100, ENG 108, Term: Winter
This course uses a research approach to focus on issues affecting healthcare in America. Topics include the sociological, psychological, economic, environmental, and ethical impact on health and the problems facing healthcare professionals. Fieldwork is required.

HSC 320 Nutrition & Exercise for Wellness 3 hours
Prerequisite: CHM 230, BIO 271, BIO 272 Term: Fall, Winter
Study of exercise, wellness and nutrition for pre-health professional students to provide skills necessary to determine nutritional needs, status, and habits of clients, throughout the lifespan and the health-illness continuum. The relationships between macronutrient intake, metabolism, exercise, and weight loss will also be explored. Teaching methodologies will include: lecture, discussion, case studies with application of the healthcare process and formulation of care plans.

HSC 321 Health Care Informatics 2 hours
Prerequisite: BUS 308 or ISC 312; Term: Winter
This course will establish the foundational knowledge for understanding and practicing informatics in a healthcare environment. Healthcare informatics models and theories and the sciences that support it will be reviewed. The use of information technology to support decisions that promote safety and quality in patient-centered care, and concerns about protecting information and system integrity are addressed. Course assignments focus on healthcare applications.

HSC 327 Pathophysiology 4 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 150, BIO 271, BIO 272, BIO 321; Term: Fall, Winter
The course will concentrate on how physiological functions of humans are modified by internal and external environmental stressors. Underlying concepts and principles common to health deviations in all major physiological systems are presented. Knowledge gained from this course will provide the student with rationale for clinical decision making. The teaching methodology for the class is lecture and class discussion.

HSC 388 Cooperative Field Experience 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing, Health Science major, departmental approval; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer
Supervised work experience in activity related to an area of specialization. This is planned in consultation with advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

HSC 398 Introduction to Epidemiology 3 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 150, PSY305; Term: Winter (even)
Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of disease, or other health-related outcomes, in human and animal populations. This course introduces the basic concepts of epidemiology, epidemiologic research, and introduces you to the findings of epidemiologic research in key aspects of health and disease; including chronic and infectious disease epidemiology, social epidemiology, outbreak investigation, properties of tests, and study design and surveillance.

HSC 408 Pharmacology 4 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 150, BIO 271, BIO 272, BIO 321, HSC 327, CHM 230, MTH 103; Term: Fall, Winter
This course presents the basic principles of pharmacology needed to safely care for patients. Emphasis is placed on concepts of pharmacology that guide all drug use; major classes of drugs with emphasis on mechanisms of actions; and patient care implications.

HSC 450 Community Advocacy & Public Health 4 hours
Prerequisite: POL/SOC/SW 385; Term: Fall (even)
Students will be introduced to community health concepts, resources, and skills related to the role and responsibilities of a Community Health Advocate locally, nationally, and globally. Special emphasis will be placed on factors to consider when working in community-based settings; legislative and legal processes in local, state, and national health policy; characteristics of health models and plans; impact of culture and socioeconomic status on individual’s health, assessment of community issues from a health lens; communication; barriers to health care services; and related community resources. Particular skills include coalition development, developing a constituency/partnerships, advocacy, team building, and leadership. A practicum with a community partner is required.

HSC 488 Cooperative Field Experience 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Senior standing, Health Science major, departmental approval; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer
Supervised work experience in activity related to an area of specialization. This is planned in consultation with advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required. HSC 491 Independent Study 1-4 hours Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; Health Science major; Junior status; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer Opportunity to earn credit for the independent study of a course not listed in the catalog as a specific offering. By arrangement.

ISC 312 Junior Seminar 3 hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing in the major, ENG 312; Term Fall, Winter
Junior Seminar has been designed to help science majors improve their writing AS SCIENTISTS. Competence in writing in science requires critical evaluation of one’s work. In order to encourage the development of critical thinking, students critique published work as well as write essays, reviews, and research reports. The heart of the course lies in the weekly interaction between the instructor and students through discussion both in class sections and one-on-one. A weekly lecture provides structure and continuity and allows consideration of other topics such as interviewing and resume writing, poster presentations, ethics in science, and the nature of science and creativity. This is the program’s writing intensive course.

ISC 496A Science Senior Seminar: Library Research 2 hours
Prerequisites: ISC 312; Senior standing in major. Term: Fall, Winter
This course is designed for senior science majors to have the opportunity to write and orally present a research proposal. This will include conducting a literature review and designing an original research project. Students carry out their research project in ISC 496B. Use of computer for informational searches, data analysis, and word processing; oral presentations and final research paper required.

ISC 496B Science Senior Seminar: 2 hours
Laboratory Research Prerequisites: ISC 496A; Senior standing in major; Term: Fall, Winter; Fee: yes.
This course is designed for senior science majors to conduct research with the direction of a faculty member. The student will carry out a research project of their own design. Specifically students will conduct experiments, write up the results of those experiments, write up the conclusions based on those results and present the results and conclusions of the project both in written and oral formats.