Academic Catalogs

Allied Health (ALH)

ALH A0100.5 Units (16 lecture hours)  
Health Occupations  

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

Introduction to the allied health careers and programs at Orange Coast College including presentations of each allied health program and School of Allied Health Professions application. Required for admission to most allied health programs. This course may also be offered online. Offered on a pass-no pass basis only.

ALH A1113 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Medical Terminology  
Advisory: BIOL A221.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Development of a medical vocabulary emphasizing building of terms utilizing prefixes, combining forms and suffixes. Includes symptomatic, therapeutic, diagnostic, operative and related diagnostic testing terms. Students learn the meaning and spelling of medical terms with application of terms to comprehend medical record documents. This course may also be offered online.

ALH A1122 Units (36 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders and Applied Behavioral Analysis  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course will provide an overview of the foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders in children, Applied Behavioral Analysis treatment, and evidence-based intervention for treatment. This will include collecting Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence ABC data, and learning operations to increase/strengthen behavior and weaken/decrease behavior.

ALH A1152.5 Units (27 lecture hours; 27 lab hours)  
Patient Care  
Prerequisite(s): ALH A010; ALH A111 or concurrent enrollment.
Advisory: Non-native speakers must complete ESL A051 (exemption based on assessment results).

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

A pre-clinical course taken within six months prior to first clinical entry. Orientation to clinical setting including communication, legal & ethical issues, healthcare finance, patient care techniques, CPR, emergency interventions, aspects of death & dying and employment as a healthcare professional. Three hours lecture, three hours non-lecture.

ALH A1202 Units (36 lecture hours)  
Human Diseases  
Advisory: ALH A111 and BIOL A221.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

The study of disease processes and diseases affecting each body system. Includes etiology, pathophysiological mechanisms, methods of diagnosis, manifestations, and treatment of each disease. Recent completion of human anatomy and physiology is recommended before attempting this class.

ALH A1303 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Applied Pharmacology  
Advisory: BIOL A221.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU

Basic principles of pharmacology; drug classifications; methods and routes of administration; legal aspects of drug administration; pharmacokenetics:action, indication, contraindication, hazards, metabolism, and excretion. Use of drugs in the treatment of various disease processes and body systems.

ALH A1990.5 Units (9 lecture hours)  
Current Issues in Allied Health  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course deals with current issues in the allied health profession. Topics vary. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.