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Allied Health (AHS)

AHS 100  (2 credit hours)  
Human Growth and Development  

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).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
AHS 105  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to Health Occupations  

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).

Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
AHS 109  (4 credit hours)  
Introduction to Body Structure and Functions  

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).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
AHS 115  (3 credit hours)  
Medical Terminology  

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).

Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
AHS 120  (1 credit hours)  
Medical Terminology  

Basic medical word techniques emphasizing anatomical, physiological and medical terms. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
AHS 140  (3 credit hours)  
Introduction to Public and Community Health  

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).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
AHS 201  (3 credit hours)  
Management Principles for Allied Health Providers  

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).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
AHS 203  (3 credit hours)  
Diversity in Health Care  

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).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
AHS 1151  (1 credit hours)  
Medical Terminology Word Roots  

Emphasizes word structures and the definition of root words, suffixes, and prefixes from Greek and Latin. Lecture: 1 credit (15 contact hours).

Components: LEC: Lecture
AHS 1152  (1 credit hours)  
Basic Elements of Terminology  

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).

Pre-requisite: AHS 1151.
Components: LEC: Lecture
AHS 1153  (1 credit hours)  
Advanced Word Roots & Systems  

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).

Pre-requisite: AHS 1152.
Components: LEC: Lecture