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College of Science and Allied Health
Department Chair: Peggy Denton
4096 Health Science Center,
e-mail: denton.pegg@uwlax.edu

Professors: Fater, Kernozek, Palmer McLean; 
Associate Professors:
Denton, Harbst;
Assistant Professors: Greiner, Straker; 
Assistant Clinical Professors:
Dougherty-Harris, McCannon;
Lecturers: Friell, Garland, Greany, Lenards, Majewski, McLean, D., Rathgaber, Reuteman, Saeger, Temple, Thorman. 

The health professions department includes five health professions programs. These programs include occupational therapy (O-Tómasterís level, p. 197), physician assistant studies (PASómasterís level, p. 70), physical therapy (PTSómasterís level, p. 203), radiation therapy (R-Tóbachelorís level, p. 220), and medical dosimetry (DOSócertificate program, p. 174). Each of these programs has an identified professional curriculum including both didactic and clinical experiences which leads to a degree. Each program has defined pre-professional prerequisite and admission criteria, which must be completed before seeking admission to the professional program. UW-L students interested in one of these fields will declare that discipline as a pre professional second major (e.g. pre-O-T) prior to making formal application to that program. Students interested in transferring to UW-L to enroll in a Health Professions program should consult that program for advice regarding transfer. Student participation in each program is governed by program specific policies that can be obtained directly from the program. 

Healthcare institutions are required by law to screen students involved in caring for their patients as part of the Wisconsin Caregiver Program. Health Professions programs facilitate this process for institutions providing clinical instruction by processing the necessary forms when students matriculate into the professional program curriculum. If an institution determines that a student is ineligible to participate in the care of their patients based on this process, the studentís ability to complete the professional program may be jeopardized. Similar processes exist in Minnesota and other surrounding states. Further information about the Wisconsin Caregiver Program and its requirements can be found at www.dhfs.state.wi.us/caregiver/index.htm .  

H-P/HPR  106 Cr. 2
Introduction to Health Related Careers
Overview of health related professions in the health delivery system. Course will include educational and professional aspects of a broad range of health related careers. General topics will include an overview of the health related delivery system, health reform, legal and ethical issues, and professionalism. An interdisciplinary approach will be utilized to present specific information on individual health related professions. (Cross-listed with HPR; may only earn credit in H-P or HPR.) 

H-P     300   Cr. 0
Nursing Partnership
This course is designed for students in the UW-Madison Western Campus nursing program. It is used to facilitate record-keeping for students officially enrolled in courses at UW, but using UWL services. Prerequisite: Admission to UW-Madison nursing program. Reapeatable; not graded; not listed on transcript.  

H-P     350 Cr. 1-3
Topics in Health Professions
Topics for this course are selected by the instructor and/or as developed by student/faculty dialogue to meet special interests and needs of students. These topics are relevant to pre-professional physician assistant education or others interested in health care careers, but are not found elsewhere in the university curriculum. Repeatable for credit ó maximum 6.



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