Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area Announces Launch of Health Sciences Programs

Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area is pleased to announce the expansion of its College of Health Sciences. Designed to meet the burgeoning need for qualified employees in the healthcare field, the university has expanded its programs to include degrees in the fields of medical laboratory technology, medical technology, histotechnology and public health.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare and social assistance industry is projected to create about 28 percent of all new jobs created in the U.S. economy. This industry—which includes public and private hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and individual and family services—is expected to grow by 33 percent, or 5.7 million new jobs.
To meet the need for skilled healthcare professionals, Argosy University offers practitioner-oriented instruction that provides the knowledge and tools to create rewarding careers.
Master of Public Health in Public Health The Master of Public Health (MPH) in Public Health degree program at Argosy University is a professional degree designed to provide healthcare and other professionals with an understanding of the public health sciences, population-based research, and the community practice of public health. In addition, students will have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills that can be used in healthcare policy development and management. The public health program is intended to create professionals who will be able to close the gap between the concepts and principles of public health and the realities of actual practice to improve health and well being. Additionally, the program is designed to prepare its graduates for leadership roles in a variety of private, public, and regulatory agencies, in for-profit and not-for-profit health organizations, and in health services research.
Bachelor of Science in Medical TechnologyThe Bachelor of Science (BS) in Medical Technology degree program is designed for individuals who have completed an associate’s degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and are seeking to become medical technologists. Medical Technologists perform the more complex laboratory testing in the clinical lab which requires a higher level of judgment and expertise than that of a Medical Laboratory Technician. Medical Technologists write and implement new procedures, evaluate test results, establish and monitor programs to ensure the accuracy of laboratory testing. Additionally, this program includes coursework to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies they need to seek entry-level management or leadership positions.
Associate in Science in Medical Laboratory TechnologyThe Associate in Science (AS) in Medical Laboratory Technology degree program prepares graduates to play a critical role in the diagnosis of illness and the fight against disease. In this associate of science program students learn to perform testing in the areas of chemistry, hematology, blood banking, and microbiology. The modern medical laboratory is a technologically advanced working environment that offers entry-level career opportunities for medical laboratory technicians.
Associate in Applied Science in HistotechnologyThe Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Histotechnology degree program is designed to teach students to work as healthcare professionals, to interact with other healthcare professionals and patients in a professional and ethical manner, to develop the best possible technical skills in histology, and to demonstrate at all times the utmost respect and concern for the well-being of the patients they serve. Graduates will be prepared to provide healthcare services as histotechnicians. Histology is the study of cells, tissues, and body systems. Histotechnicians prepare tissue specimens for examination and diagnosis by pathologists. These tissue sections enable the pathologist to diagnose body dysfunction and malignancy.
A wide range of financial aid options is available to students who qualify. Argosy University offers access to federal aid programs, work-study, and merit-based awards. For more information or a list of admissions requirements, contact Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area at 510-217-4700, email ausf_isr@edmc.eduor visit

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