Academic Catalogs

Allied Health (ALH)

ALH A001N36 Hours (18 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
Personal Care Aide I: Foundational Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills Non-Credit  
Advisory: Identification required on first day of class; No felony convictions.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Pass/No Pass

This noncredit course will provide students with the education needed to meet the skills required to provide personal care services to elders and to consumers with disabilities in a home setting. Topics include Qualities of a Direct Care Worker; Work Settings; Teamwork and Professionalism; Working with Elders; Respecting Differences; Communication Skills; Working with a Consumer Who Is Depressed; Infection Control; Body Systems and Common Diseases and Body Mechanics.

ALH A002N27 Hours (12 lecture hours; 15 lab hours)  
Personal Care Aide II: Person Centered Care  
Prerequisite(s): ALH A001N or concurrent enrollment.
Advisory: Identification required on first day of class; No felony convictions.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Pass/No Pass

This noncredit course will provide students with the education needed to meet the skills required to provide personal care services to elders and to consumers with disabilities in a home setting. Topics include Qualities of a Direct Care Worker; Work Settings; Teamwork and Professionalism; Working with Elders; Respecting Differences; Communication Skills; Working with a Consumer Who Is Depressed; Infection Control; Body Systems and Common Diseases and Body Mechanics.

ALH A003N9 Hours (3 lecture hours; 6 lab hours)  
First Aid and CPR/AED for PCA  
Prerequisite(s): ALH A002N or concurrent enrollment.

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Pass/No Pass

This is a noncredit course. Techniques and theory of cardiopulmonary resuscitation will be covered and demonstrated. Completion qualifies the student for the American Heart Association Professional Rescuer CPR/AED certification.

ALH A004N4.5-9 Hours (4.5-9 lecture hours)  
Professional Writing for Health and Consumer Science - Noncredit  

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Pass/No Pass

This noncredit class will support the development of writing skills for the science professional. Students will learn standard formats and expressions appropriate for their profession. Students will also work on writing related to the presentation of capstone projects. Not applicable to AA or AS degree.

ALH A005N4.5-9 Hours (4.5-9 lecture hours)  
Computational Skills for Consumer and Health Sciences I Noncredit  

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Pass/No Pass

This noncredit course reviews and practices the basic operations of computations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division as applied to specific job skills/tasks in allied health professions/occupations. Medical assisting and respiratory care (to name two examples) require calculations involving multiple elements, students need to understand basic computational concepts to successfully calculate dosage (medical assisting) or volumes (respiratory care).

ALH A006N4.5-9 Hours (4.5-9 lecture hours)  
Computational Skills for Consumer and Health Sciences II Noncredit  

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Pass/No Pass

This noncredit course reviews the Order of Operations as it applies to various uses with the allied health professions, an example would be using Order of Operations to determine quality assurance for fluoroscopy units within a radiology suite. The equation uses a baseline value against an acquired value; nmA/bmAXnkVp 2/bkVp2. Within the allied health professions there are a multitude of formulas that need to be solved; for example, in respiratory care, the alveolar gas equation; medical assisting requires students to be able to calculate drips per minute based on solution strength.

ALH A007N4.5-9 Hours (4.5-9 lecture hours)  
Computational Skills for Consumer and Health Sciences III Noncredit  

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Pass/No Pass

This noncredit course covers measurement fundamentals and scientific notation in the allied health sciences to allow for performance of specific job functions. Scientific notation is a method of recording extremely large and small values. As such, the allied health professional will need to be able to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of values using scientific notation. Converting between measurement systems. Centigrade and Fahrenheit; C = (F-32)/1.8, centimeter to inches; cm = inch/2.54, pounds to kilograms; kb = lb/2.205 to name a few.

ALH A008N4.5-9 Hours (4.5-9 lecture hours)  
Computational Skills for Consumer and Health Sciences IV Noncredit  

Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit, Pass/No Pass

This noncredit course covers ratios and proportions required for dosage calculations, dimensional analysis, and other job-specific applications related to the allied health professions. Allied health professionals need to be able to use, like proportions, to solve problems in a variety of allied health applications. Dental Assisting and Radiologic Technology use, like proportions, to adjust exposure factors for changes in distance. Drug dosage calculations typically use ratios and proportions to solve for differences in concentrations and weight. Sonography signal intensity is calculated by determining the difference between transmitted/received signal and allowing for distance traveled.