Clarksville, TN Online: News, Opinion, Arts & Entertainment.


Topic: APSU Department of Allied Health Sciences

APSU team working on Mathematical Model to help University’s transition back to Campus

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – As leaders at Austin Peay State University (APSU) work to define what classes will look like when students return to campus this fall, an APSU medical laboratory science professor and virologist is working with his colleagues to build a statistical model to help guide the way.

Clockwise from the left are Austin Peay State University's Drs. Perry Scanlan, Ramanjit Sahi and Vajira Manathunga, Mike Wilson and Dr. Andrew Luna. (APSU)

Clockwise from the left are Austin Peay State University’s Drs. Perry Scanlan, Ramanjit Sahi and Vajira Manathunga, Mike Wilson and Dr. Andrew Luna. (APSU)

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Education | No Comments
 

New minor at APSU to help pre-professional health students prepare for graduate programs

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – When a student comes to Austin Peay State University wanting to be a doctor, he or she can pretty much major in any field. Typically, students enroll in biology, chemistry or psychology programs, but a few have been known to get degrees in subjects such as English or history.

“But they have to fulfill a number of prerequisites in order to go to med school,” Dr. Cindy Taylor, professor of biology, said.

Those prerequisites include several courses in science-related fields, such as biology and chemistry, and many professional health graduate programs mandate that students complete a certain number of volunteer hours and job-shadowing experiences before they apply for admission.  «Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Education | No Comments
 

New APSU Class Informs Students About Different Health Care Fields

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Every fall, dozens of incoming college freshmen go off to school harboring dreams of becoming medical doctors. Some are drawn to the field because of the paycheck, while others are attracted by the excitement and emotional rewards of the health care field. They leave home with high hopes that, unfortunately, don’t always come to fruition.

“We see it all the time,” Rex Ameigh, chair of the Austin Peay State University Allied Health Sciences Department, said. “Students come in here with the idea that they’re going to be a doctor. Then they get started and the realization comes in of all the things that must occur for that to really happen.” «Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Education | No Comments
 


APSU’s Scanlan Named Section Editor for Scholarly MT Journal

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Dr. Perry Scanlan, director of Austin Peay State University’s medical technology program, occasionally gets phone calls from potential students, asking him where in Texas the University is located.

“That makes me chuckle,” he said. “Because of our name, they always think we’re from Austin, Texas.”

This confusion will likely end in the next few months now that APSU’s MT program is getting a little more national recognition. Earlier this year, Scanlan was named clinical practice editor for the Journal of the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science, meaning both his name and the University’s name will appear prominently on the first page, under the masthead, of the nationally renowned publication.

Dr. Perry Scanlan, director of Austin Peay State University’s medical technology program

Dr. Perry Scanlan, director of Austin Peay State University’s medical technology program

«Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Education | No Comments
 

APSU Rad Tech Student Earns Scholarship to National Symposium

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN –  Enock Langat, an Austin Peay State University student in the Radiologic Technology Program, recently received a scholarship to the 2011 American Society of Radiologic Technologists Educational Symposium in Albuquerque, NM.

This all-expenses-paid scholarship will enable Langat to learn more about management, education and scholarly writing. He will also meet with the ASRT House of Delegates to learn about leadership roles in medical imaging. «Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Education | No Comments
 

APSU Allied Health Programs Appealing to Students Interested in Health Care

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Rex Ameigh, chair of the Austin Peay State University Radiologic Technology program, occasionally forgets to take off his I.D. badge when he leaves work. If that happens, he usually receives several confused looks from the people he runs into.

“I am surprised at the number of places, even at Wal-Mart, where they will say, ‘I didn’t know they had that program at Austin Peay,’” Ameigh said. “We’ve been around for just about ever, but people don’t know about us. I think our students internally a lot of times don’t know we exist.” «Read the rest of this article»

Sections: Education | No Comments
 



  • Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On PinterestVisit Us On YoutubeCheck Our FeedVisit Us On Instagram
  • Personal Controls

    Now playing at the Movies