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TAS: Allied Health Technologies (B.S.)


Convener:
Rena Bacon


About the Major

This program is jointly offered by Ramapo College of New Jersey and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Health Related Professions (UMDNJ-SHRP). Our Allied Health Technologies major is designed for students who would like to train in the fields of diagnostic medical sonography, nuclear medicine technology, respiratory care or vascular technology. These health care professionals will be trained to work alongside physicians and other professionals in the diagnosis and care of patients.

Students must complete 96 credits, including General Education requirements, School of Theoretical and Applied Science requirements, and a preprofessional core. They then can be admitted to a professional program at UMDNJ-SHRP. The Allied Health professional program consists of 3-4 academic semesters (up to 18 months) of full time study in one of four areas of specialization. Upon completion, students receive a joint B.S. Degree from UMDNJ and Ramapo College, with a minor in Biology.

Concentrations in:

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Sonographers are highly skilled professionals qualified by education to provide patient services using diagnostic techniques under the supervision of a licensed Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy. Diagnostic medical sonography includes general sonography, cardiac sonography, vascular technology, and various subspecialties.

Respiratory Care
Respiratory therapists are health care specialists who participate in the diagnosis, treatment, management, education, and preventive care of patients with disorders of the cardiopulmonary system. Some of their primary responsibilities include medical gas therapy, humidification and aerosol therapy, drug administration, bronchial hygiene therapy, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, maintenance of artificial airways, and ventilator management.

Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nuclear Medicine is a medical specialty that uses radioactive materials for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. They are specifically trained in radiation safety, laboratory techniques, imaging procedures, and the use of highly specialized equipment to assure the efficient daily operation of their facility.

Vascular Technology
Vascular technologists use state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment and other forms of non-invasive testing to detect the presence of arterial diseases that can cause stroke, renal failure, gangrene, amputation, and aortic aneurysms and of life-threatening venous diseases that can lead to pulmonary embolism or morbid conditions caused by blood clots, varicose veins, and non-healing ulcerations.

Requirements of the Major

  1. Transfer students who have 48 or more credits accepted at the time of transfer are waived from the courses marked with a [W] below.  Waivers only apply to General Education Requirements NOT School Core or Major Requirements.

  2. Double counting between General Education, School Core, and Major may be possible.  Check with your advisor to see if any apply.
Subject & Course # Title & Course Description
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
INTD 101 [W] FIRST YEAR SEMINAR
ENGL 180 COLLEGE ENGLISH
SELECT ONE  
BADM 115 [W] PERSPECTIVES OF BUSINESS AND SOCIETY OR
SOSC 101 [W] SOCIAL ISSUES
SELECT ONE [W] GE-HISTORY CATEGORY: HIST 101-110
AIID 201 [W] READINGS IN HUMANITIES
SELECT ONE GE-INTERCULTURAL NORTH AMERICA CATEGORY
SELECT ONE GE-INTERNATIONAL ISSUES CATEGORY
SELECT ONE [W] GE-TOPICS ARTS AND HUMANITIES CATEGORY OR
  [W] GE-TOPICS SOCIAL SCIENCE CATEGORY
SCHOOL OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED SCIENCE REQUIREMENT
SELECT ONE Science In Cultural Perspective course:
AMER 307 TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE IN AMERICA
ANTH 307 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
CNTP 315 ART AND TECHNOLOGY
ENST 215 ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY
ENST 223 ENERGY AND SOCIETY
ENST 305 ECOLOGY, ECONOMICS AND ETHICS
ENST 312 ECOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
ENST 317 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND REGULATION
HIST 396 HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC IDEAS
INFO 315 COMPUTER LAW AND ETHICS
MATH 441 HISTORY OF MATH
MGMT 324 INVENTION FOR MANAGERS AND SCIENTISTS
PHIL 328 BIO-ETHICS
POLI 328 LAW AND POLITICS INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
PSYC 306 ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES
PSYC 413 PHILOSOPHICAL ROOTS OF PSYCH
PSYC 423 HISTORY AND SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY
SCIN 210 SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
SCIN 230 COMPUTERS AND SOCIETY
SCIN 235 HISTORICAL TRENDS IN NURSING
SCIN 343 SCIENCE AND RELIGION
SCIN 405 FEMINIST SCIENCE FICTION
SCIN 425 SCIENCE AND LITERATURE
SCIN 434 WOMEN AND SCIENCE
SCIN 481 SCIENCE LAW AND FEMINISM
SCIN 489 SCIENCE AND LAW
SOCI 306 ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY
SOCI 330 SCIENCE IN A MULTICULTURAL WORLD
ALLIED HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
Pre -Professional Core Requirements
BIOL 110 FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY I LECTURE/ LAB
BIOL 112 FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY II LECTURE/ LAB
CHEM 110 FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY I LECTURE/LAB
CHEM 112 FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY II LECTURE/LAB
MATH 110 PRECALCULUS or
MATH 121 CALCULUS I
PHYS 110 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS I LECTURE/ LAB OR
PHYS 114 PHYSICS I WITH CALCULUS LECTURE/LAB
PSYC 242 STATISTICS
CHEM 210 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LECTURE/LAB
BIOL 213 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I LECTURE/LAB
BIOL 215 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II LECTURE/LAB
BIOL 331 GENETICS LECTURE/ LAB
BIOL 406* CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LECTURE/LAB OR
CHEM 425* BIOCHEMISTRY
SELECT ONE BIOLOGY ELECTIVE COURSE
  Professional courses at UMDNJ: 45-54 crs
  Note: SEE ADVISOR IN SCHOOL OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED SCIENCE
 
* Note: While Organic Chemistry II is not required for the major, it is a prerequisite for both Biochemistry and Cell and Molecular Biology. However, since it is not a required course, students can select to take a Pass/Fail or no credit.

Note: A 2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation.


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