Allied Health Course Descriptions
Introduction to Allied Health
Hours: 18 hours LEC
This course provides an introduction to the medical field. Topics include the history of medicine; law and ethics as they pertain to the medical field; confidentiality and reportable incidents; usage of reference materials; and various types of health care delivery systems and allied health careers, including scope of practice. This course is open to all students wishing to explore the health care industry.
Medical Language for Health-Care Providers
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is an orientation to medical language: basic structure of medical terms and their components: prefixes, suffixes, roots, and combining forms with emphasis on analyzation, meaning, spelling, and pronunciation. The course builds a medical vocabulary applicable to the specialties of medicine, the systems of the body, names of major diseases, and terms used in physical examination, diagnosis, and treatment.
Corequisite: AH 110 and BIOL 102 (Corequisites may be taken previously. BIOL 430 and 431 may be used in place of BIOL 102.)
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is a study of pathological processes imparting basic knowledge to paramedical personnel. The student will study the basic concepts, terminology, etiology and characteristics of pathological processes. Diseases are classified according to both causative agent and the body system to which they relate.
Pharmacology for the Health Care Professional
Hours: 36 hours LEC
This course introduces pharmacology, the knowledge of basic pharmacological terminology and concepts, administration, common generic and trade name medications, with an emphasis on the clinical application of pharmacology of the treatment of disease.
Independent Studies in Allied Health
Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.
Experimental Offering in Allied Health
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB