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Medical Assistant, Radiography Programs New this Fall at Finlandia

August 10, 2009

HANCOCK, MI - The Finlandia University College of Health Sciences will offer two new associate of applied science (AAS) degree programs starting in the Fall 2009 semester: Medical Assistant and Radiography.

The Medical Assistant associate degree is a two-year, five-semester program, including one summer semester. Freshman-level students take courses including college English, math, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and computer applications.

Later, Medical Assistant students complete courses in medical office administrative procedures, medical office clinical procedures, and lab procedures. Two externships - one administrative and one clinical - are also required. The Medical Assistant associate degree prepares the student to take the medical certification exam or continue their college education toward a bachelor's degree.

The Radiography degree program, a collaborative agreement between Finlandia and the Marquette (Michigan) General Health System (MGHS) School of Radiography, is a three-year, seven-semester program accredited through the MGHS School of Radiography.

A radiographer uses radiographic technologies (diagnostic imaging such as x-rays and ultra-sounds) to produce images of human body tissues, organs, bones, and vessels, as directed by physicians, to assist in the diagnosis of injury or illness.

In the first year of the Radiography program, students complete general education coursework at Finlandia, then apply for entry to the MGHS School of Radiography and complete clinical coursework at Marquette General Hospital. During the third and final year of the program, students complete clinical experiences either in Marquette or the western Upper Peninsula, while finishing radiography theory coursework via online or distance learning classes.

Students may apply for the Radiography and Medical Assistant associate degree programs any time. Visit www.finlandia.edu to apply free on-line or download and print an application.

Please contact Finlandia University Admissions (877-202-5491, 906-487-7208) or the College of Health Sciences (906-487-7305) for complete program and admissions information.