Allied Health (AH)
AH 101 HEALTHCARE DELIVERY IN THE U.S.
This introductory course acquaints students with an overall view of the healthcare system. Topics include organization, financing, and delivery of healthcare through various types of facilities, agencies, health organizations, and hospitals. Medical ethics, professional behavior, and patient rights are also covered.
AH 103 FUNDAMENTALS OF HEALTH OCCUPATIONS
Term: (F, S, SU based on sufficient demand)
Students are introduced to the variety of professions in the healthcare industry and explore basic health care concepts and skills.
AH 108 DISEASE CONCEPTS
Term: (F, S, SU)
Prerequisites: BIO 107 or BIO 127
This course is designed to provide students in the Health Sciences field with foundational knowledge of the general mechanisms of disease, and the clinical manifestations of disease commonly seen in the health care environment. Disease processes specific to each body system are studied, and treatment interventions and prognosis discussed.
AH 110 EXPLORING COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES
Term: (F, S, SU)
This course examines the vast selection of therapeutic interventions known as alternative or complementary medicines being presented to today’s consumers.
AH 115 HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL AND SUPERVISION
Legal requirements, theories, and techniques for supervision at the first- and mid-management level are the topics of this course. Supervision processes, including communicating, organizing, directing, motivating, controlling, and evaluating are assessed for application in healthcare organizations through the use of case studies.
AH 120 INTRAVENOUS THERAPY
Term: (F,S,SU Based on Sufficient Demand)
Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled the last semester of the Practical Nurse program, or be enrolled in the second year of the Respiratory Care program, or obtain instructor approval.
Intravenous Therapy covers IV therapy principles including anatomy of the arm and hand with particular attention to the veins, IV equipment, IV solution flow rates calculation, infection control, potential complications and IV documentation. Each student will perform IV starts on a mannequin arm, and when proficient, initiate IVs on people.
AH 125 FUNDAMENTALS OF FORENSIC SCIENCE
Term: (SU, Based on Sufficient Demand)
In Fundamentals of Forensic Science, students will examine the philosophical, rational and practical framework that supports a case investigation. The unifying principles of forensic science to the pure sciences will be examined, and students will be introduced to the unique ways in which a forensic scientist must think. Topics will include the experimental method and some of the ways in which a forensic analysis can be confounded. The various forensic science occupations will also be explored.
AH 140 PHARMACOLOGY
Prerequisite: Successful completion of prerequisite courses for specific programs, or instructor approval.
This course reflects the ever-changing science of pharmacology and responsibilities in administering pharmacological agents. The purpose of this course is to promote safe and effective drug therapy by providing essential information that accurately reflects current practice in drug therapy and facilitating the comprehension and application of knowledge related to drug therapy. Application requires the knowledge about the drug and the patient receiving it. General principles of drug administration, terminology, drug regulation, standard references and legal responsibilities are included as well as major drug classifications and therapeutic implications.
AH 145 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
Term: (F,S, SU)
This course promotes knowledge of the elements of medical terminology for professional and personal development. Exercises in each unit will stress definitions, spelling, and pronunciation of medical words. The course is designed to build an understanding of the logical method used to form medical terms, including word analysis and word building.
AH 150 FITNESS FOR LIFE
This course is designed to educate, support, and motivate individuals toward a life-long commitment to physical fitness including nutrition for health and weight management; establishing physical fitness goals; and planning for physical strength improvement and/or maintenance. Exercise laboratory experience allows students to apply physical fitness principles.
AH 185 BASIC MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
Term: (F, S, SU)
The goals of this course are to promote knowledge of the elements of medical terminology for professional and personal development, the ability to spell and pronounce medical terms, an understanding of medical abbreviations, and an appreciation of the logical method found in medical terminology. This includes word analysis and word building. Knowledge of terms relating to body structures, positions, directions, divisions and planes will be required. An awareness of current health events is encouraged, as is knowledge of basic scientific and specialty areas in healthcare practice.
AH 194 BASIC PHARMACEUTICALS
Term: (F, S, SU)
This course provides basic knowledge of the most commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals needed to analyze health care information for various health science support functions. Emphasis is on classification, indications, therapeutic effects, side effects, interactions, and contra-indications of new, current, and newly introduced applications of existing medications.
AH 201 MEDICAL SCIENCE
Term: (F, S)
Prerequisites: AH 185, BIO 127 or BIO 213
This course provides basic knowledge of the most common diseases, anomalies, treatments, and procedures needed to analyze healthcare documentation for various health science support functions including abstracting, coding, transcription, auditing, and reimbursement. Drug classification, diagnostic tests, pathology, laboratory, radiology, nuclear medicine, and ultrasound procedures are also included.
AH 219 NUTRITION AND DIET THERAPY FOR NURSES
Prerequisites: BIO 213 or CHM 111
An introduction to basic normal and clinical nutrition. The fundamentals of nutrition and the special nutritional needs throughout the various stages of life will be addressed. The appropriate uses of diet therapy in restoring and maintaining health will also be covered. This class is offered for nursing and pre-nursing students only.