Oct 18, 2021  
2009-2010 Georgia Health Sciences University Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Georgia Health Sciences University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Allied Health Sciences


About the School

The School of Allied Health Sciences at the Medical College of Georgia was established as an administrative entity in 1968. Prior to this date, a Master of Science program in medical illustration and Bachelor of Science programs in health information management, medical technology and radiography had been active; in 1967, the dental hygiene program was initiated. Since then, programs in occupational therapy, physician assistant, nuclear medicine technology, respiratory therapy, diagnostic medical sonography, medical dosimetry, physical therapy and radiation therapy technology have been added. All associate degree programs were discontinued in 1998.

Located on the campus of the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) in Augusta, Georgia, our School’s concentration on health sciences education and research offers students and faculty a rich environment for learning, discovering and caring.

Administration

Acting Dean W. Kent Guion
Dean Shelley Mishoe
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Doug Keskula
Associate Dean for Research / Kellett Chair Joseph Cannon
Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs Bashir Chaudhary
Assistant Dean for Health System Affairs Patricia Sodomka
Assistant Dean for Faculty Practice Elizabeth Wark

Certificate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

 Graduate Programs

Doctoral Programs

Policies and Procedures

Application procedures: Application forms with instructions may be obtained from the Office of Academic Admissions or may be downloaded from the Web. Early application is recommended. An application fee of $30 is required.

Admission Criteria: All applicants for undergraduate degree programs in the School of Allied Health Sciences must satisfy the requirements of the University System Core Curriculum for University System students. Applicants from non-System schools must satisfy the requirements of the Medical College of Georgia core curriculum for non-System students.

CPR certification and completion of a first aid course are required prior to enrolling in the School of Allied Health Sciences. Computer literacy is expected of all students, especially for word processing.

General selection criteria include:

Cumulative grade point average
Grade point average in math and sciences
References
Knowledge of the field
Completion of prerequisite general education coursework

Some departments pay particular attention to grades in specific prerequisite courses; some are more concerned with over-all grade point average. The importance of previous health-care experiences varies from program to program. Some departments require a personal interview.

Complete information pertaining to application, admission, fees and expenses, loans and scholarships can be found in the General Information Section of the Catalog. Any additional requirements or financial resources specific to programs will be found in each Department’s section of the Catalog.

Academic Policies

Technical Standards
Admission to and graduation from the School of Allied Health Sciences requires satisfaction of the university’s technical standards and any specific programmatic standards.

Professional Liability Insurance
Insurance is required of all students enrolled in the School of Allied Health Sciences. Costs of this insurance are included as part of tuition and fees. Specific information may be obtained from the Office of the Dean.

Academic Probation, Dismissal and Suspension
The University’s general policies for undergraduate students are contained in the General Information Section of the Catalog. Please refer to that section for the Academic Probation, Dismissal and Suspension Policy. Departments may have more stringent dismissal standards. Matriculating students may refer to departmental student handbook for more information. Where more stringent department dismissal standards apply, the faculty recommends dismissal to the Dean.

Academic Probation
Any student in the School of Allied Health Sciences, whose GPA for any semester is below 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or whose cumulative grade point average is below 2.0 at the end of the semester, will be on academic probation and may be subject to a department recommendation to the Dean for dismissal.

Non-Academic (Administrative) Dismissal
Any student may be denied permission to continue enrollment in the School of Allied Health Sciences if, in the opinion of the faculty, the student’s knowledge, character, or mental or physical fitness cast grave doubts upon his potential capabilities as a practitioner in the field of training. The student is subject to a department recommendation to the Dean for dismissal.

A student may be administratively withdrawn from the Medical College of Georgia when in the judgment of the Dean it is determined that the student exhibits behavior which: (a) poses a significant danger or threat of physical harm to the student or to the person or property of others, or (b) causes the student to interfere with the rights of other members of the university community or with the exercise of any proper activities or functions of the university or its personnel, or (c) causes the student to be unable to meet institutional academic, disciplinary or other requirements for admission and continued enrollment, as defined in the student conduct code, MCG Catalog, Student Handbook and other publications of the university, or (d) casts doubts upon a student’s character and/or on the potential capabilities as a health science or basic science professional.

School dismissal decisions may be appealed following established School procedures.