Catalog 2019-20

Allied Health

Allied Health

AH 108 Introduction to Allied Health

Units: 1

Hours: 18 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

COMPARE AND CONTRAST A VARIETY OF CAREER POSSIBILITIES IN THE ALLIED HEALTH FIELD - SLO #1

AH 110 Medical Language for Health-Care Providers

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

POSSESS A BASIC WORKABLE KNOWLEDGE OF MEDICAL VOCABULARY – SLO #1

AH 120 Human Disease

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Corequisite: AH 110 and BIOL 102 (Corequisites may be taken previously. BIOL 100 or 430/431 are also acceptable)

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

EVALUATE THE BASIC CONCEPT AND CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DISEASE PROCESS IN THE HUMAN BODY – SLO #1

AH 124 Pharmacology for the Health Care Professional

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

ANALYZE AND DEFINE PHARMACOLOGICAL TERMS – SLO #1

AH 295 Independent Studies in Allied Health

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).

AH 498 Work Experience in Allied Health

Units: 1 - 4

Hours: 60 - 300 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Enrollment Limitation:

Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position or job related to career goals in one of the allied health professions.

This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment in their major field of study or advancement within their career. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. Appropriate level learning objectives are established by the student and the employer. During the semester, the student is required to participate in a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. Work Experience may be taken for a total of 16 units when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: DEMONSTRATE AN UNDERSTANDING AND APPLICATION OF PROFESSIONAL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR IN A FIELD OF STUDY RELATED TO ONE’S CAREER.

Full-time Faculty

Cory Burns.
Cori Burns
Office: WIN 215N
Phone: (916) 691-7296
E-mail: BurnsC@crc.losrios.edu
Timaree Hagenburger
Timaree Hagenburger
Office: WINN 215-I
Phone: (916) 691-7902
E-mail: hagenbt@crc.losrios.edu
Matthew McHugh.
Matthew McHugh
Office: T 100
Phone: (916) 691-7906
E-mail: McHughM@crc.losrios.edu
www.crcems.us
Dana Wassmer.
Dana Wassmer
Office: WINN 215F
Phone: (916) 691-7514
E-mail: WassmeD@CRC.losrios.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Fay Inoue
Ghazanfar Mahmood
Meganne Zbierski

This program offers core courses designed for students enrolled in the Health Information Technology, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician and other Allied Health programs.