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Allied Health, BS

Offered in: CHICAGO | SCHAUMBURG

Standards

Courses taken for the major must be taken on a letter grade basis. A grade of C- is the minimal acceptable grade for a course to be applied to the major, or to be acceptable as a prerequisite for subsequent courses. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for all courses in the major.

Regulations for Allied Health Majors

Students must take a minimum of their last 30 credit hours at Roosevelt University; off-site allied health courses count toward this requirement.

At least 20 semester hours in acceptable biology, chemistry, or physics courses must be taken at Roosevelt University; not more than 15 semester hours of acceptable biology courses may be taken elsewhere.

Once enrolled in the program, completion of all remaining biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics course requirements for Allied Health degrees must be accomplished at Roosevelt University. Under special circumstances, written permission to take required courses elsewhere may be granted by an Allied Health advisor.

Courses in biology must have been taken within the past eight years to be accepted for graduation.

No more than four semester hours of independent study in biology may be used to fulfill the requirements of the major.

AP biology credit with a score of 3.0 or higher may apply toward the major in biology or the general education requirement; consult with an advisor.

Concentration in Medical Technology

Medical technologists perform a variety of tests on blood, tissues, and body fluids using the techniques of hematology, microbiology, immunohematology, clinical chemistry, and urinalysis. They work in conjunction with pathologists, physicians, or scientists in hospital laboratories.

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASPC) certified Medical Laboratory Technicians or students with ASCP-approved equivalent training may be eligible for advanced standing and allowed to complete the BS in Allied Health. Contact the Department of Biological, Chemical, and Physical Sciences for details.

Admission

Admission to the clinical training program is at the discretion of the clinical affiliate. Students are not guaranteed admission. Students in clinical training are registered through Roosevelt University and pay Roosevelt University tuition. There is no additional tuition charge for the clinical portion of the program.

Requirements

Medical technology students complete 87 semester hours of academic course work including the University Writing Requirement and the Arts and Sciences general education requirements as well as the concentration requirements outlined below. They complete their last 33 semester hours in a one-year, full-time, daytime clinical training program at the NorthShore University Health System Evanston (see clinical courses for medical technology below). Upon successful completion of the clinical program, students receive the Certificate in Medical Technology from the hospital, a BS in Allied Health from Roosevelt University, and are eligible to sit for the ASCP certification examination.

  BIOL 201 Organismic Biology .....5
  BIOL 301 Cellular and Molecular Biology .....5
  BIOL 360 Microbiology .....5
  BIOL 367 Immunology .....5
  CHEM 201 General Chemistry I .....5
  CHEM 202 General Chemistry II .....5
  CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I .....5
  CHEM 212 Organic Chemistry II .....5
  MATH 121 College Algebra .....3
  MATH 217 Introduction to Probability and Statistics .....3

Clinical Courses in Medical Technology

  ALH 310 Orientation to Clinical Laboratory Science .....3
  ALH 312 Body Fluids .....3
  ALH 320 Clinical Hematology/ Coagulation .....5
  ALH 321 Clinical Microbiology - Virology .....2
  ALH 322 Clinical Chemistry .....5
  ALH 323 Clinical Immunopathology .....3
  ALH 324 Clinical Immunohematology/Transfusion Medicine .....3
  ALH 326 Clinical Microbiology - Parasitology .....3
  ALH 327 Phlebotomy .....1
  ALH 328 Clinical Microbiology - Mycology .....3
  ALH 329 Management and Education .....2

Recommended Courses (choose two)

  BADM 101 Introduction to Business .....3
  BADM 202 Introduction to Business Computing .....3
  CST 100 Essential PC Skills .....3
  CST 101 Beyond PC Essentials .....3
  PADM 351 Introduction to Health Sciences .....3
  PHIL 230 Ethics .....3
  PSYC 285 Research Methods .....3
  SOC 339 The Sociology of Death and Dying .....3

Total

  Total course requirements .....120

Concentration in Radiography

Radiology Technologists are involved in direct patient care. Radiographers position imaging equipment and adjust controls to produce diagnostic quality images and assist radiologists in performing specialized imaging procedures. Radiographers work in a variety of settings including hospitals, diagnostic centers, doctor's offices, clinics and orthopedic practices. Advanced career options in education, administration and research are also possible. Students interested in allied health careers should seek early guidance from the Allied Health advisor. This is particularly true for transfer students who will face a very tight schedule in some of these programs.

Admission

Admission to clinical training is at the discretion of the hospital. Students are not guaranteed admission. Students in clinical training are registered through Roosevelt University and pay Roosevelt University tuition.

Prerequisites

Clinical courses are subject to satisfactory completion of pre-clinical course work and admission to a clinical program.

Requirements

Radiography students complete 74 semester hours of academic work including the University Writing Requirement and the Arts and Sciences general education requirements outlined below. They complete their last 48 semester hours in a 21-month, full-time, daytime clinical training program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Upon successful completion of the clinical program, students receive a Certificate in Radiography from the hospital, a BS in Allied Health from Roosevelt University, and eligibility to sit for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (AART) certification examination.

  BIOL 121 Anatomy .....4
  BIOL 122 Physiology .....4
  BIOL 202 Ecology, Evolution and Genetics .....5
  BIOL 301 Cellular and Molecular Biology .....5
  CHEM 201 General Chemistry I .....5
  CHEM 202 General Chemistry II .....5
  CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I .....3
  MATH 121 College Algebra .....3
  MATH 122 Precalculus .....3
  MATH 217 Introduction to Probability and Statistics .....3
  SPCH 101 Public Speaking .....3

Clinical Courses for Radiography

  ARRT Review .....3
  Fluoroscope Procedures I .....1
  Fluoroscope Procedures II .....1
  Imaging Modalities and Equipment .....2
  Imaging Principles I .....2
  Imaging Principles II .....3
  Introduction to Computers .....1
  Introduction to CT and Cross-sectional Anatomy .....3
  Introduction to Radiology and Medical Imaging .....3
  Medical Imaging .....1
  Medical Law and Ethics .....1
  Operational Issues in Healthcare Environment .....2
  Patient Care in Medical Imaging .....3
  Radiation Biology and Protection .....3
  Radiation Physics .....3
  Radiographic Clinical II .....3
  Radiographic Clinical III .....4
  Radiographic Procedures I .....3
  Radiographic Procedures II .....3
  Radiographic Procedures III .....3
  Radiography Clinical I .....3

Total

  General education requirements, University Writing Requirement and electives to total: .....120

Concentration in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technologists are involved in direct patient care. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers use high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues and blood flow inside the body.

Sonographers work closely with physicians by providing diagnostic images and a summary of technical findings to aid in reaching a medical diagnosis. This is a non-radiation modality, and it may be used on any patient, from unborn babies to the elderly. Sonographers may work in a hospital, a clinic, a physician's office, education, sales or as an applications specialist. Students interested in allied health careers should seek early guidance from the Allied Health advisor. This is particularly true for transfer students who will face a very tight schedule in some of these programs.

Admission

Admission to clinical training is at the discretion of the hospital. Students are not guaranteed admission. Students in clinical training are registered through Roosevelt University and pay Roosevelt University tuition.

Prerequisites

Clinical courses are subject to satisfactory completion of pre-clinical course work and admission to a clinical program.

Requirements

Diagnostic Medical Sonography students complete 85 semester hours of academic work including the University Writing Requirement and the Arts and Sciences general education requirements outlined below. They complete their last 47 semester hours in a 18-month, full-time, daytime clinical training program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a certificate of program completion for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) and will be eligible to be certified through examination by the national certifying agency, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Graduates of the school may take the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation, Abdomen and OB/GYN examinations. Students will also have earned a BS in Allied Health from Roosevelt University.

  BIOL 119 Medical Terminology .....2
  BIOL 121 Anatomy .....4
  BIOL 122 Physiology .....4
  BIOL 202 Ecology, Evolution and Genetics .....5
  BIOL 301 Cellular and Molecular Biology .....5
  CHEM 201 General Chemistry I .....5
  CHEM 202 General Chemistry II .....5
  CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I .....5
  MATH 121 College Algebra .....3
  MATH 122 Precalculus .....3
  MATH 217 Introduction to Probability and Statistics .....3
  PHYS 201 Physics I: Mechanics and Heat with lab .....4
  PHYS 202 Physics II: Electromagnetism with lab .....4

Clinical Courses for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  Abdomen Pathology .....3
  Abdomen Sonography with lab .....4
  Clinical Education I .....2
  Clinical Education II .....3
  Clinical Education III .....3
  Clinical Education IV with Specialties .....4
  Fundamentals of Sonography .....3
  Introduction to Pediatrics and Vascular Imaging with lab .....1
  Management & Methods of Patient Care .....1
  OB-GYN Pathology .....4
  OB-GYN Pathology .....4
  Pathophysiology .....2
  Physics I .....3
  Physics II with Doppler .....3
  Registry Review .....2
  Sectional Anatomy .....2
  Specialty Sonography .....2
  Ultrasound Image Critique .....1

Total: generation education requirements, University Writing Requirement and electives to total 120.

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Concentration in Nuclear Medicine Technology

Nuclear medicine technologists are involved in direct patient care. Nuclear medicine uniquely provides information about the structure and function of virtually every major organ system within the body. It is this ability to characterize and quantify physiologic function at the molecular level, which separates nuclear medicine from other imaging modalities. They work with physicians to administer radioactive nuclides for the diagnosis of disease and to provide therapy. Most nuclear medicine technologists work in hospitals. Students interested in allied health careers should seek early guidance from the Allied Health advisor. This is particularly true for transfer students who will face a very tight schedule in some of these programs.

Admission

Admission to clinical training is at the discretion of the hospital. Students are not guaranteed admission. Students in clinical training are registered through Roosevelt University and pay Roosevelt University tuition. There is no additional tuition charge for the clinical portion of the program. Nuclear medicine technologists holding a certificate from an accredited program may be eligible for advanced standing in the BS program and exemption from further clinical training.

Prerequisites

Clinical courses listed below are subject to the satisfactory completion of preclinical course work and admission to a clinical program.

Requirements

Nuclear Medicine Technology students complete 86 semester hours of academic course work including the University Writing Requirement and the Arts and Sciences General Education requirements outlined below. They complete their last 34 semester hours in a one-year, full-time, daytime clinical training program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Upon successful completion of the clinical program, students receive a Certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology from the hospital, a BS in Allied Health from the University, and eligibility to sit for the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Boards examination.

  BIOL 121 Anatomy .....4
  BIOL 122 Physiology .....4
  BIOL 202 Ecology, Evolution and Genetics .....5
  BIOL 301 Cellular and Molecular Biology .....5
  CHEM 201 General Chemistry I .....5
  CHEM 202 General Chemistry II .....5
  CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I .....5
  MATH 121 College Algebra .....3
  MATH 122 Precalculus .....3
  MATH 217 Introduction to Probability and Statistics .....3
  PHYS 201 Physics I. Mechanics and Heat with lab .....4
  PHYS 202 Physics II. Electromagnetism with lab .....4

Clinical Courses in Nuclear Medicine Technology, year 4, semester 1

  ALH 340 Management and Methods of Patient Care .....2
  ALH 344 Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging Practicum I .....3
  ALH 345 Radiation Safety and Protection .....3
  ALH 347 Clinical Correlation-Pathology .....2
  ALH 349 Clinical Nuclear Imaging Procedures .....3
  ALH 350 Radiation Physics and Instrumentation .....3

Clinical Courses in Nuclear Medicine Technology, year 4, semester 2

  ALH 302 Medical Terminology .....1
  ALH 341 Radiation Biology .....1
  ALH 342 Radiation Detection and Instrumentation .....3
  ALH 346 Radionuclide Chemistry and Radiopharmacy .....3
  ALH 348 Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging Practicum II .....4
  ALH 370 Computed Tomography and Cross-Sectional Anatomy .....2
  ALH 371 Clinical Medicine Procedures II .....3
  ALH 372 Management and Methods of Patient Care II .....1

Total

  General education requirements; University Writing Requirement; electives to total: .....120

Concentration in Radiation Therapy Technology

Radiation Therapy Technologists are involved in direct patient care. Under the supervision of radiation oncologists, they use high energy X-rays, electron beams, or radioactive isotopes to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapists must be able to interact compassionately and effectively with people who range from healthy to terminally ill. Students interested in allied health careers should seek early guidance from the Allied Health advisor. This is particularly true for transfer students who will face a very tight schedule in some of these programs.

Admission

Admission to clinical training is at the discretion of the hospital. Students are not guaranteed admission. Students in clinical training are registered through Roosevelt University and pay Roosevelt University tuition.

Prerequisites

Clinical courses are subject to satisfactory completion of pre-clinical course work and admission to a clinical program.

Requirements

Radiation Therapy Technology students complete 86 semester hours of academic work including the University Writing Requirement and the Arts and Sciences general education requirements outlined below. They complete their last 30 semester hours in a one-year, full-time, daytime clinical training program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Upon successful completion of the clinical program, students receive a Certificate in Radiation Therapy Technology from the hospital, a BS in Allied Health from Roosevelt University, and eligibility to sit for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (AART) certification examination.

  BIOL 121 Anatomy .....4
  BIOL 122 Physiology .....4
  BIOL 202 Ecology, Evolution and Genetics .....5
  BIOL 301 Cellular and Molecular Biology .....5
  CHEM 201 General Chemistry I .....5
  CHEM 202 General Chemistry II .....5
  CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I .....5
  MATH 121 College Algebra .....3
  MATH 122 Precalculus .....3
  MATH 217 Introduction to Probability and Statistics .....3
  PHYS 201 Physics I. Mechanics and Heat with lab .....4
  PHYS 202 Physics II: Electromagnetism with lab .....4
  PSYC 285 Research Methods .....3
  SPCH 101 Public Speaking .....3

Clinical Courses for Radiation Therapy Technology

  ALH 313 Management and Methods of Patient Care I .....2
  ALH 315 Management and Methods of Patient Care II .....2
  ALH 316 Pathology and Sectional Anatomy .....2
  ALH 317 Radiation Physics .....2
  ALH 318 Radiation Physics .....3
  ALH 352 Radiation Safety and Protection .....2
  ALH 353 Medical Imaging and Processing .....2
  ALH 354 Principles and Practices of Radiation Therapy I .....3
  ALH 355 Principles and Practices of Radiation Therapy I .....3
  ALH 357 Clinical Practicum I .....3
  ALH 358 Clinical Practicum II .....4
  ALH 360 Quality Management .....2
  ALH 361 Treatment Planning .....2
  ALH 362 Operational Issues in Radiation Therapy .....2

Total

  General education requirements, University Writing Requirement, and electives to total: .....120