Nov 11, 2019  
2019-2020 LSUA Catalog 
  
2019-2020 LSUA Catalog

Health Professions, BS


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Concentrations Available:

  • Cardiovascular Technology
  • Cardio Device Technology Sales & Marketing
  • Medical Imaging

The Bachelor of Science in Health Professions is designed to prepare students for entry into clinical and non-clinical fields of healthcare. Courses are designed to provide current and relevant information about healthcare issues with the intent of graduating students who are knowledgeable in health sciences. The first two years of study consists of general education courses and basic sciences. The final two years of study are designed to provide the students with courses in a selected area of concentration. The areas of concentration are Cardiovascular Technology, Cardiac Devices Sales and Marketing, and Medical Imaging. Graduates of the program are expected to be employed in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, and corporations.

Student Learning Outcomes

Cardiovascular Technology Concentration

  1. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the American Health Care System.

  2. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the application of medical language in communicating with members of the medical community.

  3. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of cardiovascular disease, evaluation of the cardiac patient, and pathophysiology of heart failure.

  4. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of devices for monitoring and managing heart failure, surgical management of heart failure, diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias, and preventive cardiology.

  5. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of cardiac catheterization with regards to vascular access, left-sided heart catheterization, saturation (02) and pressure, and normal cardiac blood flow during inspiration and expiration.

  6. Graduates will be able to assist cardiologists with the performance of cardiac catheterizations.

Cardiac Devices Sales and Marketing

  1. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the American Health Care System.

  2. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the application of medical language in communicating with members of the medical community.

  3. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of cardiovascular disease, evaluation of the cardiac patient, and pathophysiology of heart failure.

  4. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of devices for monitoring and managing heart failure, surgical management of heart failure, diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias, and preventive cardiology.

  5. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of the operation, marketing and sale of cardiac devices.

Medical Imaging

  1. Graduates will apply leadership concepts, skills, and decision making in the provision of high quality care, healthcare team coordination, and to implement patient safety and quality improvement initiatives within the context of the inter-professional team work.

  2. Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of the elements of the research process.

  3. Graduates will demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices.

  4. Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments, including local, state, national, and global healthcare needs.

  5. Graduates will implement patient-centered care that reflects an understanding of human growth and development, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical management across the lifespan.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet all requirements for admission to the university. There are no special admission requirements for students pursing either the Cardiovascular Technology concentration or the Cardio Device Technology Sales & Marketing Concentration. Students pursuing the Medical Imaging Concentration must be in good standing with the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) and not be concurrently enrolled in a radiology program at another university.

Degree Requirements

  1. Students must complete all of the requirements pertaining to baccalaureate degrees as specified in Degree Requirements .

  2. Students are required to make a “C” or higher in all courses listed in the Major Requirements section of the curriculum.

  3. Students must complete at least 36 hours at the 3000-level or above and at least 12 hours at the 4000-level.

Degree Audit

A fillable degree audit for students and their academic advisors is available here.

Total Credits: 120


General Education Requirements


See list of approved courses in the General Education  section of the catalog.

Total Credits: 6


Social Sciences


Total Credits: 6


Mathematics


Total Credits: 6


Natural Sciences


Students must take either six hours of biology and three hours of physical science or six hours of physical science (in a single discipline) and three hours of biology.

Total Credits: 9


Humanities


Total Credits: 9


Fine Arts


Total Credits: 3


Total Credits: 39


Major Requirements


Choose one of the three concentrations:

Cardio Device Technology Sales & Marketing


Medical Imaging


Students who have ARRT certification will be granted full credit (43 hours) for required 1000 and 2000-level RADT courses upon completion of RADT 3500 .

Total Credits: 81


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