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ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery

Orientation to the health care delivery system, including history, economics, medical/legal issues, professionalism, ethics, sociological aspects and wellness concepts. Orientation to the use of technology in the health care system will also be provided, including user interfaces, telecommunications and networks. The development of health care team skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving strategies and multicultural health care perspectives, will be presented. One classroom, three lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

ALH 1102 Basic Healthcare Practices & Medical Scribe

Orientation to safe and effective basic health care practice including medical scribe, community health worker, patient assessment and documentation, infection control, body mechanics, and environmental safety considerations. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

ALH 1103 Test Taking Strategies

This course provides strategies and techniques to maximize individual test performance through prioritized learning and focused study time for the Health Sciences programs. Test-taking strategies and techniques are presented using simulated testing situations. Techniques learned will help improve thinking and discrimination skills to enhance test performance.
1 Credit Hour

ALH 1105 Overview of Holistic Health

Holistic models of health and wellness; value of integrating holistic models in traditional healthcare settings; overview of specific holistic health models such as aromatherapy, reflexology, guided imagery, supplements, and neuro linguistic programming; efficacy data; indications and contraindications.
2 Credit Hours

ALH 1107 Core Concepts of Public Health

The course will introduce core concepts of public health, including analytical methods, biomedical basis of public health, social and behavioral factors in health, environmental issues, medical care and public health and the future of public health.
3 Credit Hours

ALH 1110 Principles of Electrocardiography

Principles of electrocardiography, including equipment operation, recording and troubleshooting, as well as fundamental principles of the cardiovascular physiology and basic ECG interpretation. Students will also gain knowledge and skills to provide CPR for victims of all ages and will practice CPR in a team setting. Students will receive an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider card upon successful completion of skills. One classroom, three lab hours per week. A simulated clinical rotation will be completed during the course.
3 Credit Hours

ALH 1113 Clinical Phlebotomy

Introduction to the fundamental and clinical methods and practices of phlebotomy, including basic hematology, venipuncture and microcollection techniques, along with routine processing and special testing procedures. One classroom, three lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

ALH 1114 Clinical Phlebotomy Practice

Introduction to the phlebotomy clinical setting involving structured observation and participation in the blood collection aspects of patient care under the supervision of a phlebotomist; performing venipunctures and microcollection techniques on adult and pediatric patients. One hour seminar on main campus and 105 hours un-paid practicum per term.
2 Credit Hours

ALH 1120 Nurse Aide Training

Provide education to individuals in the basic skills necessary to provide personal care services and activities, under the delegation and supervision of a registered or licensed practical nurse, to residents in a long-term care facility. Three classroom, three clinical lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

ALH 1121 Acute Care Nurse Aide

Acute Care Nurse Aide will provide a supplement to nurse aide training and provide the student with the knowledge and skills required for care of the patient within an acute care facility as a Patient Care Technician. One classroom, two lab, three clinical hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

ALH 1122 Pharmacy Technician I

This course is the first of two core courses in the Pharmacy Technician Program and will help prepare students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam. Course content includes the duties and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician, as well as the mathematical components and the pharmacology foundation necessary to become a successful pharmacy technician. Scope of pharmacy practice including handling of infectious and hazardous waste, interpersonal skills and beginning pharmacology and dose calculations.
5 Credit Hours

ALH 1123 Pharmacy Technician II

This course is the second of two core courses in the Pharmacy Technician Program and will continue to help prepare students for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam. Course content will continue to include the duties and responsibilities of the pharmacy technician, as well as the mathematical components and the pharmacology foundations necessary to become a successful pharmacy technician. Additional skills learned will include sterile compounding, non-sterile compounding and inventory control. Course contains a simulated directed practice.
5 Credit Hours

ALH 1124 Pharmacy Technician Directed Practice

This course will provide the students with real world experience in a pharmacy (i.e. hospital and retail pharmacy). Students will be provided with a valuable learning experience and potential contacts and/or references for employment. This course will also provide the student with additional review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Exam. Students will complete 210 hours of non-paid, supervised directed practice in a hospital and retail pharmacy. Background checks will be required prior to attending the directed practice.
2 Credit Hours

ALH 1127 Public Health Program Planning & Intervention

This course will introduce the public health student to assessing a healthcare problem, plan for intervention, and implement and evaluate the results.
3 Credit Hours

ALH 1130 Basic Life Support Training for Healthcare Provider

The American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS-HCP) is designed to train participants to save lives of victims in cardiac arrest through high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This course prepares healthcare professionals (those currently working in a healthcare setting or potential for working in a healthcare setting) to know how to perform CPR in both in- and out-of-hospital settings. The course includes adult, child, and infant rescue techniques, administration of the AED, and first aid. Those who successfully complete the course will receive an AHA Heartsaver First Aid Provider Card and AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider card, valid for two years.
1 Credit Hour

ALH 1132 Heartsaver First Aid, CPR & AED

The American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver First Aid with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated or Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) course is designed for the individuals who are not working or planning to work within a healthcare environment. The course provides students with training in basic first aid procedures, including the first aid skills recommended by OSHA, CPR and AED. Students who complete the course qualify for the AHA Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED course completion card.
1 Credit Hour

ALH 1140 Fundamentals of Disease Processes

Pathological changes associated with the most commonly occurring diseases of each body system. Correlates changes with patient's response, diagnostic studies, and treatment modalities.
3 Credit Hours

ALH 1183 Pharmacy Technician Lab

This is a laboratory course designed to provide pharmacy technician students with simulations to practice a variety of pharmacy technician's activities and responsibilities, such as product preparation, sterile compounding, non-sterile compounding, inputting prescriptions, calculations, pharmacy tools and equipment. Six lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

ALH 1250 Health Science Practicum

Enhances practicum skills in health concepts and resources related to the role and responsibility of Healthcare professional. Emphasis on working in community-based settings, publicly and privately funded health and social services. 210 unpaid practicum hours are required. background check, health certificate, immunizations, and student health insurance will be required to complete the practicum portion of this course.
3 Credit Hours

ALH 2131 Lab for Simulation Technology Basic Repair

Introduction to basic repairs in a healthcare simulation environment. Students learn to use tools to apply the principles and guidelines for troubleshooting issues and maintenance of the equipment used in healthcare simulation. Two lab hours per week.
1 Credit Hour

ALH 2201 Survey of Drug Therapy

Overview of the conventional drug classes presenting only the more commonly prescribed preparations primarily emphasizing common effects and indications for use.
2 Credit Hours

ALH 2202 General Pharmacology

General principles of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, actions and effects presented according to conventional drug classification with emphasis on the prototype of each class; for registered nursing and medical assistant technology students but may be of interest to other allied health students or general studies students majoring in biological sciences. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.
3 Credit Hours

ALH 2220 Pathophysiology

Study of human disease using a system approach emphasizing abnormal physiological processes that result in the signs and symptoms of each disorder. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.
3 Credit Hours

ALH 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours

ALH 2901 Simulation Technology Seminar

The Simulation Technology Seminar will provide an assessment of the student’s knowledge, experience and skills as Simulation Technologist. Preparation and presentation of qualifications through written resume and portfolio. Guidelines and preparation for employment interview. Investigation into simulation issues.
1 Credit Hour