Program Purpose: Students who complete Health Sciences courses will acquire basic skills necessary to succeed in medical programs, such as Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician, Radiologic Technology, and Nuclear Medicine.
A Health Science career represents excellent employment opportunities in the ever expanding fields of health services and research.
Dental, Medical, Physical Therapy or Veterinary
Moorpark College offers courses which generally meet the basic education requirements for professional schools. These schools generally require a Bachelor’s Degree for admission. Students are advised to determine and satisfy specific requirements for the professional school to which they expect to apply by consulting a counselor and the school catalog.
The general lower-division course requirements for these schools commonly include: BIOL M02A, M02AH, M02B; CHEM M01A, M01B, plus one year of organic chemistry; MATH M07, (MATH M25A (H)/B recommended); PHYS M10A/ M10AL, M10B/M10BL.
The general lower-division course requirements for veterinary school the requirements are: BIOL M02A; M02AH; CHEM M01A, M01B; ENGL M01A, M01AH, M01B, M01BH; MATH M15, MATH M15H; PHYS M10A/M10AL; ZOO M01; (Additional lowerdivision Chemistry after transfer), 8 units of Humanities/Social Sciences.
Introduces mechanisms and uses of currently available drugs, establishing a foundation for understanding future developments in drug therapy and for administering drugs efficiently and safely. Applies drug information and mathematical calculations performed in clinical settings.
Reviews current status of health care industry. Explores health science careers and opportunities in employment, internships and volunteer work. Begins the preparation into a health career education. Includes individual assessment of aptitude and career interest.
Introduces pharmacology to allied health professionals. Includes basic pharmacological terminology and concepts, and common generic and trade name medications.
Provides on-the-job learning to develop effective work habits, attitudes, and career awareness in paid or unpaid internships that are related to the discipline. Involves the development and documentation of learning objectives and the completion of an internship paper, presentation, or project. Includes both workplace supervisor and faculty adviser feedback and/or written evaluations.