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is this a science course?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by issa, May 16, 2007.

  1. issa

    issa Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 2005
    i am taking HCR 119 - First Aid: Respding to Emergency. it is a health care course. it Provides knowledge and skills to help sustain life and minimize pain and consequences of injury/illness in an emergency situation. Lectures and hands-on practice of techniques (CPR-AED certification).

    is this a science course?
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  3. tooth decay

    tooth decay science officer 2+ Year Member

    Dec 1, 2006
    It is an elective health course. However, I do not think it fulfills the science requirements mandated by professional dental or medical schools.
  4. dgaillard

    dgaillard New Member 2+ Year Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    i wouldn't think so. if you count that as science, you might as well count weight training and nutrition classes.
  5. Mia305

    Mia305 5+ Year Member

    May 7, 2007
    actually AADSAS says to list nutrition classes as "other science" courses
  6. dgaillard

    dgaillard New Member 2+ Year Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    interesting (and somewhat surprising), but i suppose nutrition can be more "sciency" than the other two, depending on how in-depth the course material is.

    i still equate a first aid class to weight training (where anatomy and training techniques are discussed) on the level of science involved and would be highly surprised if it can be considered a science course.
  7. SugarNaCl

    SugarNaCl Dental Student Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Akron, OH
    Personally, I don't see why you couldn't if it involves any physiology, anatomy etc which I'm willing to wager it does. I am EMT Basic defib cert and our class had tons of "science" I would probably count it. If it involves things only like calling 9-11 or strapping someone to into a neck brace, then maybe not.
    GO SABRES!!!! -- Sorry, superstition.

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