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UAA COLLEGE OF HEALTH
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SCHOOLS AND DEPARTMENTS
SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH
Occupational Endorsement Certificates
Associate of Applied Science Degrees
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Dental Assisting
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Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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Limited Radiography
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Dental Assisting
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Medical Office Coding
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Dental Hygiene
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Pharmacy Technology
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Fire & Emergency Services Technology
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Phlebotomist
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Medical Assisting
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Medical Laboratory Technology
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Physical Therapy Assistant (in development)
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Radiologic Technology
Bachelor of Science Degrees
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Medical Laboratory Science
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Dental Hygiene
SCHOOL OF NURSING
Programs Offered:
The School of Nursing
addresses the diverse and unique
health care challenges across the
state by sharing expertise in:
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Education
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Service
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Policy
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Political arenas
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Innovative research for the
discovery and dissemination of
new knowledge.
• Associate of Applied Science, Nursing
• Bachelor of Science, Nursing Science
• Nursing Education (MS)
• Family Nurse Practitioner (MS)
• Advanced Psychiatric-Mental Health
Nursing (MS)
SIMULATION CENTER VIDEO
Watch an introductory video about the Simulation Center
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJtRFCDJKTs#t=90
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
Programs Offered:
• Gerontology Minor
• Social Welfare Studies Minor
• Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)
• Master of Social Work (MSW)
• Graduate Certificate, Clinical Social
Work Practices
• Graduate Certificate, Social Work
Management
• Graduate Certificate, Children’s
Mental Health
RESEARCH AND COMMUNITY SERVICE IN THE
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
Child Welfare Academy: trains and develops professional workers who work with
Alaska children and families to assure children are safe and families are strong.
• Strengthening Families Alaska
• Collaboration with Domestic Violence Advocates
• The “go to” agency for any professional who shares the Office of Children’s
Services vision of “Safe Children, Strong Families.”
Social Work Evaluation Program (SWEP): provides evaluation and research services
to government and non-governmental organizations.
• Evaluates services that support vulnerable children, youth, and adults and their
families.
• Identifies issues that need to be addressed as well as practices that are making a
difference.
• Research problems that impact vulnerable Alaskans to help policymakers and
practitioners make effective decisions.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
SCIENCES
Programs Offered:
• Minor in Public Health
• Bachelor of Science
•Health Educator Track
•MEDEX Physician Assistant Track
•Pre-Professional Track (OT, PT,
Pharmacy)
• Master of Public Health (MPH)
Community Partners
• Alaska Center for Rural Health
• Alaska Division of Public Health, Department
of Health and Social Services
• Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
• Arctic Investigations Program, CDC
• Center for Alaska Native Health Research
• Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies
• Municipality of Anchorage, Department of
Health and Human Services
• NRC for American Indian, Alaska Native &
Native Hawaiian Elders
• Rocky Mountain Public Health Education
Consortium
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
SCIENCES RESEARCH AREAS
Research Areas:
• Health and health risk behaviors
• Cancer prevention
• Global health
• Health disparities
• Environmental health
• Substance abuse epidemiology
• Rural/frontier health
• Women’s health
• Maternal and child health
• Health education and communication
HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Programs Offered:
• Minor in Addiction Studies
• Occupational Endorsement
Certificate in Conflict
Resolution
• Associate of Applied
Science, Human Services
Bachelor of Human Services
• Graduate Certificate,
Advanced Human Services
Systems
Both AAS and BHS degrees at UAA
are accredited by the Council for
Standards in Human Service
Education (CSHSE)
AAS and BHS graduates can sit for
the Human Services Board Certified
Practitioner certification (HS-BCP)
The Graduate Certificate provides
coursework directed toward
developing management and
supervisory skills in a Human Service
setting.
JUSTICE CENTER
Programs Offered:
Faculty and staff in the Justice Center
research issues that are particularly
connected to the health of our communities:
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Justice (BA)
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Justice Minor
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Legal Studies (BA)
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Legal Studies Minor
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Legal Nurse Consultant Paralegal
(Certificate)
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Paralegal Studies (Post-Baccalaureate
Certificate)
•Intimate partner
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Paralegal Studies (AAS)
•Mentally ill offenders
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Master of Public Administration, Criminal
Justice Emphasis (MPA)
•Homelessness
•Substance abuse
•Assault
•Sexual assault
•Family violence
•Child neglect/abuse
COLLABORATIVE PROFESSIONAL
PROGRAMS
WWAMI SCHOOL OF MEDICAL
EDUCATION
WWAMI is a collaborative medical school
among universities in five northwestern states:
Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana &
Idaho
Alaska WWAMI success:
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20 students are admitted each year
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Alaskan students can do almost all of their •
studies in Alaska, including residencies.
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449 Alaskans have started Medical
School through WWAMI
Aver 300 of these have currently
completed residency training
>130 of these have gone on to work in
Alaska
>110 WWAMI graduates from other
states have come to work in Alaska
Thanks to WWAMI:
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300+ Alaskans are now fully qualified
doctors
The state of Alaska has gained 240+
new doctors!
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Professional Doctorate in Occupational
Therapy (OTD)
(Collaborative with Creighton University)
• Began admitting students in 2008
• Obtained full 10-year accreditation
approval from ACOTE.
• Accepts 10-12 students/year
• 3 year full time program
• Hybrid program: Students take didactic
courses online and attend traditional labs
at the UAA campus
• First program of this type in the world.
PHARMACY
Doctor of Pharmacy Distance Pathway
(Collaborative with Creighton University)
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UA/Creighton initiative provides 5 seats for qualified Alaskan students
First student admitted to this track in 2012
4 year program: 3 years coursework 1 year clinical rotations
Must travel to the main campus once a year for approximately 2 weeks for
labs (summertime)
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
The MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program is offered in
collaboration with the University of Washington. The University of
Washington School of Medicine grants a Physician Assistant Certificate upon
successful completion of the MEDEX PA program. Upon successful
completion of degree requirements, UAA awards a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Health Sciences. –
The MEDEX Physician Assistant program at UAA admits up to 20 students
per year
INTERPROFESSIONAL
EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
INTERPROFESSIONAL
EDUCATION PROJECT
One funded project was an interprofessional collaboration between
Occupational Therapy and Nursing. Faculty members were Patricia A. LynesHayes from the School of Nursing and Diana Steffen Steer from the
Occupational Therapy program.
• This project matched first year occupational therapy students with
baccalaureate nursing students.
• All students shared a common clinical placement at the Anchorage
Pioneer Home (APH). Students meet with residents at APH in pairs or
trios and observed each other’s approach and focus with the residents.
• The groups shared information and goals for their respective care plans.
• The end result was an interprofessional care plan.
INTERPROFESSIONAL RESEARCH
Associate Dean for Research, David Driscoll, leads the effort to expand and
enhance interprofessional research efforts within the College.
In 2013 the College provided seed money for two research projects:
• “Interdisciplinary Research Study on Substance Use/Abuse and SBIRT Implementation in
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Alaska” by Co-Principal Investigators Marianne Murray MSN, RN in the School of
Nursing and Denise Kolojejchick-Coslett MPAS, PA-C, University of Alaska Anchorage
Affiliate Faculty , University of Washington Part time Faculty, MEDEX Northwest
Physician Assistant Training Program.
“Evaluation of a Health Promotion Program for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: A partnership
of Special Olympics Alaska, UAA Center for Human Development, UAA School of Nursing,
UAA Department of Health Sciences” by Principal Investigator Karen Ward, PhD, Center
for Human Development, with Virginia Miller, DrPH, Department of Health Sciences,
Curtis Smith, PhD, Center for Human Development, Catherine Sullivan, RN, MSN,
CPNP, School of Nursing Community Health Program, and Karen Heath, MS, Center
for Human Development.
INTERPROFESSIONAL RESEARCH
Both project teams will present their study design, implementation, and initial
outcomes at a College-wide event in May 2014, submit their study findings for
publication by December 2014, and submit a proposal for external funding by
May 2015.
The College of Health will be considering applications for a second round of
funding in the next academic year.
INSTITUTES, CENTERS
INSTITUTE FOR CIRCUMPOLAR
HEALTH STUDIES
Leaders in Improving the Health of Northern Populations
The Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies was created by the Alaska
State Legislature in 1988 (AS 14.40.088) to develop new solutions to
health problems in Alaska and the north. The Institute provides support
and coordination for health research, information, and training. Specific
functions and opportunities include:
• Population Health Promotion
Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies
• Survey Research
Housed within ICHS and partially funded by the
• GIS Analysis for Health Research
Mental Health Trust, the Center for Alcohol and
• Community Health Assessment
Addiction Studies was established by the Board of
• Program Evaluation
Regents in 1972 to address the problem of substance
• Policy Analysis
abuse in Alaska. Research activities center around the
• Rural Health Planning
stimulation and coordination of interdisciplinary and
• Student opportunities as research assistants
collaborative studies and the promotion of scientific
and internships
interchanges of alcohol- and drug-related
information.
NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER FOR AMERICAN INDIAN, ALASKA
NATIVE,
AND NATIVE HAWAIIAN ELDERS
This Title VI funded Center advances knowledge of older Alaska Native health,
including mental health, in order to increase the quality and quantity of Elder services
and programs. Specific goals are to:
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Incorporate culturally relevant and evidence based information of well-being and
safety
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Build a foundation of mutual respect and concern
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Utilize best practices which include Native cultural values, languages, foods, and
Elder empowerment
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Make it possible for Elders to choose to remain with or near family, within their
own communities, or in urban areas
CENTER FOR HUMAN
DEVELOPMENT
The Center for Human Development (CHD)
is a University Center for Excellence in
Developmental Disabilities in Education,
Research, and Service (UCEDDs)
As the only UCEDD in Alaska, we serve the
entire state.
4 Major Functions:
Occupational Endorsement Certificate in
Children's Behavioral Health (OEC)
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For people who work with kids with
challenging behaviors or mental health
diagnoses.
Learn as You Earn Certification and AAS
(LAYE)
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1.Interdisciplinary education
2.Community training and technical assistance
3.Research
4.Information dissemination
Distance-delivered courses are available for
people who provide support to children or
adults with disabilities. The LAYE courses
lead to an Associate Degree in Disability
Services.
LEND - Alaska LEND Without Walls
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Graduate-level interdisciplinary leadership
training.
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT AND LEARNING
Connecting Academic Programs With Community Needs
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The Center for Community Engagement & Learning connects
academic programs with community needs to use scholarship
and action for the mutual benefit of the University and the
state, its communities, and its diverse peoples.
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CCEL serves as the intersection of student learning, faculty
research and creative activity, and community engagement.
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CCEL provides mini-grants to faculty
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CCEL provides community outreach opportunities for students
and faculty
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Students can obtain a Certificate in Civic Engagement

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