Course Descriptions (Allied Health)
General Education Courses(Allied Health)
Presents basic principles of medical word-building. The study develops competencies in the basic elements forming medical words, categorizing major suffixes and group prefixes. Anatomical, physiological and pathological terms are reviewed so students better understand special medical procedures. This is the introductory course in medical terminology and is intended for all who desire knowledge in this subject.
Covers cause, prevention and first aid care of life-threatening respiratory and cardiac emergencies and non-life threatening emergencies for infant, child and adults as outlined by the American Red Cross.
Designed to help students increase their knowledge concerning their personal state of nutrition using self studies and computer analysis. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to evaluate a person’s state of nutrition considering the impact of social, scientific, psychological, political, and environmental influences upon eating patterns and habits.
This course will provide the basic pharmacology principles with an emphasis on a broad discussion of the primary medications in each of the pharmaceutical classification categories. This course is designed to meet the pharmacology needs of students enrolled in pre-allied health majors and would be beneficial for others in the allied health field who desire a greater understanding or pharmacological principles related to diseases, effects of drugs on different systems of the body, interaction of drugs, side effects, contraindications and effectiveness in relation to dosages.
Exposes students to facts about and experiences in dealing with motor, physical, physiological, psychological and nutritional aspects of the human being and the responsibility to maintain fitness during a life span.