Allied Health (AHS)
Course focus is on the promotion of health through assessment of individuals' growth and development across the life span. Consideration is given to the family, cultural, environmental, spiritual, and genetic influences when meeting basic human needs. Lecture: 2 credits (30 contact hours).
Basic health care concepts and skills for students interested in or planning a career in health care are introduced. Basic body mechanics, health care delivery systems, caregiver/client relationships, infection control, basic assessment skills, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification, team-building skills and problem-based learning are included. Lecture: 2.5 credit hours (37.5 contact hours); Lab: .5 credit hours (30 contact hours).
Provides knowledge of the structure and function of the human body with emphasis on normalcy. Includes interaction of all body systems in maintaining homeostasis and promotes an understanding of health maintenance. Not intended as a general education science course. Lecture: 4 credits (60 contact hours).
A study of anatomical, physiological and pathological terminology with emphasis on word structures and definition of root words, suffixes, and prefixes from Greek and Latin. Additional emphasis is placed on spelling and pronunciation. Primarily designed for individuals preparing for a career in health care. No previous knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Basic medical word techniques emphasizing anatomical, physiological and medical terms. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).
Introduces students to the management of public health emergencies. Topics include human epidemics and pandemics, agricultural and plant diseases, and emergency medicine. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Many allied health practitioners will assume the role of a manager during the course of their career. This course is designed to provide theory and application focusing on the development of strategies and skills to assume professional responsibilities in management and administration. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Introduces students to heath care consumers from various cultural backgrounds. Emphasizes the cultural heritage and diversity existing in contemporary society and cultural factors that affect nontraditional and underrepresented consumers' access to and use of health care resources. Broadens students' perception and understanding of health/illness and the variety of meanings these terms carry for members of differing sociocultural populations. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Emphasizes word structures and the definition of root words, suffixes, and prefixes from Greek and Latin. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).
Focuses on basic elements of medical words from Greek or Latin roots, together with additional emphasis on spelling and pronunciation. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).
Focuses on advanced word structures and the definition of root words, suffixes, and prefixes from Greek and Latin that are related to human body structures; also includes the study of commonly used medical abbreviations. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).