The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences is offered to health professionals upon completion of baccalaureate requirements. This catalog for the Natural Sciences specifies the program of studies for Respiratory Care, but graduates of other Applied Health programs may qualify for entry. Their credentials will be evaluated on an individual basis to determine eligibility. This degree provides a liberal arts education to enrich the technical background already obtained.
An agreement between OLHCC and Ochsner Health System provides professional training for students seeking the B.S. and A.S. degrees in respiratory care and the B.S. and A.S. degrees in Health Sciences for Radiologic Technologists. Entry into the clinical programs is on a competitive basis.
Students in this curriculum will learn to use diagnostic medical procedures that utilize high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues, or blood flow inside the body. Sonography is increasingly being used in the detection and treatment of heart disease, heart attack, and vascular disease that can lead to stroke.