AHS-ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCE

AHS 102. Careers in the Health Fields

1-3 Credits (1-3)

This course will provide students with a broad understanding of health careers as well as emerging issues in health. This will also include the study of the functional roles of practice, education, administration, and research in health fields. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Restricted to Community Colleges campuses only.

AHS 115. Dietary Guidelines & Meal Planning

4 Credits (4)

A combination of the science of nutrition and the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans with practical application to meal planning and preparation. Strategies and techniques used to plan and prepare healthful and appetizing meals are explored. Evidenced-based dietary guidelines are provided to meet the needs of individuals and groups with chronic diseases. Menu development, modification and analysis are reviewed. Restricted to Community Colleges campuses only.

AHS 116. Math for Health Occupations

3 Credits (3)

Principles of math and pharmacology necessary for administration of medications. Restricted to: Community Colleges only.

Prerequisite(s): CCDM 114N or equivalent.

AHS 120. Medical Terminology

3 Credits (3)

The study and understanding of medical terminology as it relates to diseases, their causes and effects, and the terminology used in various medical specialties. Emphasis will be placed on learning the basic construction of medical words, appropriate spelling, use of medical terms, and use of medical abbreviations. Same as HIT 150. May be repeated up to 3 credits. Crosslisted with: NURS 150, BOT 150 and HIT 150. Restricted to Community Colleges campuses only.

AHS 140. Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology

4 Credits (3+3P)

Essentials of anatomy and physiology for those considering a career in health as well as those interested in understanding their own body and the basics of health.

AHS 153. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology I

4 Credits (3+3P)

Survey of human anatomy and physiology.

Prerequisite: high school biology or high school chemistry, or CHEM 1120G, or consent of instructor.

AHS 155. Special Topics

1-6 Credits

Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

AHS 190. Clinical Skills & Concepts for Medical Assisting I

6 Credits (3+6P)

A core course designed to provide an introduction to the theory, concepts, and skills needed for entry-level medical assisting positions. Content includes basic theory and concepts designed to support safe and effective practice as a medical assistant in ambulatory care settings. Includes a skills laboratory for hands-on practice and 96 hours of supervised clinical in the work environment. Restricted to Community Colleges campuses

AHS 202. Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care

3 Credits (3)

Consideration of legal and ethical issues in modern health care delivery.

AHS 250. Spanish for Health Professionals

3 Credits (3)

Spanish for Health Professionals is a 3 credit course geared toward individuals working or majoring in health related areas. The course focus is on conversation and vocabulary needed for the workplace and task based practical skills. Restricted to: Community Colleges only.

AHS 280. Medical Office Administration & Management

4 Credits (2+4P)

A core course designed to provide the theory, concepts, and skills needed in preparation for entry-level medical assisting positions. Content includes theory and concepts related to medical office administration. The course includes skills, hands-on practice, and 40 hours of supervised clinical in the work environment in ambulatory care settings. Restricted to Community Colleges campuses only.

AHS 290. Clincial Skills & Concepts for Medical Assisting II

6 Credits (3+6P)

A core course designed to provide the theory, concepts, and skills needed in preparation for entry-level medical assisting positions. Content includes theory and concepts related to specialty areas of healthcare practice, as well as consideration for conditions affecting persons throughout the life span. The course includes a skills laboratory for hands-on practice and 96 hours of supervised clinical in the work environment with specialized populations and procedures in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Restricted to Community Colleges campuses