Allied Health (ALHE)

ALHE 1023. AEMT Practicum I. (1 Credit)

This course is the first of three practicums designed to provide the Advanced EMT student with the opportunity to perform a history and physical examination to identify factors affecting the health and health needs of a patient. Formulate a field impression based on an analysis of assessment findings, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and epidemiology. Relate assessment findings to underlying pathological and physiological changes in the patient's condition. Effectively communicate in a manner that is culturally sensitive and intended to improve the patient outcome. Students will also have the opportunity to perform basic and advanced interventions as part of a treatment plan intended to mitigate the emergency, provide symptom relief, and improve the overall health of the patient in the clinical setting. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the EMS program. Corequisites: None. Offered: On demand.

ALHE 1025. Trauma for the AEMT. (3 Credits)

This course includes material from the Trauma and Operations Modules of the current National EMS Education Standard. It is designed to provide the student with the fundamental knowledge to provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely injured patient. Topics covered in this course are: Airway management, assessment and management of the trauma victim, bleeding, chest trauma, abdominal and genitourinary trauma, orthopedic trauma, soft tissue trauma, head, face, neck and spine trauma, nervous system trauma, special considerations in trauma, environmental emergencies and multisystem trauma, shock management, gaining access and vehicle extrication of the trauma victim, multiple casualty incident and International Trauma Life Support. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. Offered: Spring and Summer.

ALHE 1029. AEMT Practicum II. (1 Credit)

This course is the second of three practicums designed to provide the Advanced EMT student with the opportunity to perform a history and physical examination to identify factors affecting the health and health needs of a patient. Formulate a field impression based on an analysis of assessment findings, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and epidemiology. Relate assessment findings to improve patient outcome. Students will also have the opportunity to perform basic and advanced interventions as part of a treatment plan intended to mitigate the emergency, provide symptom relief and improve the overall health of the patient in the clinical setting. Prerequisites: Successful completion of EMTP 1023, AEMT Practicum I. Corequisites: None. Offered: On demand.

ALHE 1032. Advanced Life Support for the AEMT. (4 Credits)

This course includes material from the current National EMS Education Standard to provide increased knowledge and skills in specific aspects of advanced life support. Topics covered in this course are: patient assessment, advanced airway management, pharmacology, respiratory and cardiovascular assessment and management, Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the AEMT, pathophysiology, shock/trauma, acid-base disturbances, obstetrics, neonatal care, pediatrics, geriatrics, patients with special challenges and pediatric life support. This course concludes with a comprehensive program review and preparation for the National Registry of EMT's exam. Prerequisites: EMTP 1025, EMTP 1036, EMTP 1039, EMTP 1110. Corequisite: None. Offered: On demand.

ALHE 1034. AEMT Practicum III. (1 Credit)

This course is the third of three practicums designed to provide the Advanced EMT student with the opportunity to perform a history and physical examination to identify factors affecting the health and health needs of a patient. Formulate a field impression based on an analysis of assessment findings, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and epidemiology. Relate assessment findings to underlying pathological and physiological changes in the patient's condition. Effectively communicate in a manner that is culturally sensitive and intended to improve patient outcome. Students will also have the opportunity to perform basic and advanced interventions as part of a treatment plan intended to mitigate the emergency, provide symptom relief and improve the overall health of the patient in the clinical setting. Prerequisite: Successful completion of EMTP 1029, AEMT Practicum I. Corequisite: EMTP 1032, Advanced Life Support for the AEMT. Offered: Summer.

ALHE 1036. Medical Emergencies for the AEMT. (3 Credits)

This course includes material from the Preparatory and Medical Modules of the current National EMS Education Standard. It is designed to provide the student with fundamental knowledge to provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for an acutely ill patient. Topics covered in this course are: Airway management, respiration and artificial ventilation, patient assessment, neurology, abdominal and gastrointestinal disorders, immunology, infectious diseases, endocrine disorders, psychiatric emergencies, cardiovascular emergencies, toxicology, respiratory emergencies, hematology, genitourinary/renal disorders, gynecology, non-traumatic musculoskeletal disorders, and diseases of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the EMS program. Corequisites: None. Offered: Spring. Credits: 3.00 Credit Hours (2.00 Lecture - 3.00 Lab).

ALHE 1039. Essential Skills for the AEMT. (3 Credits)

This course includes material from the Anatomy/Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology of the current National EMS Education Standard. It is designed to provide the student with the fundamental knowledge and foundational skills needed to provide advanced level care to the sick or injured patient. Topics covered in this course are: key components of cellular physiology and pathophysiology, patient assessment; gynecological and obstetrical emergencies; neonatal care; pediatrics; geriatrics; patients with special challenges; and toxicological emergencies. Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: None. Offered: Spring. Credits: 3 (Lecture 2; Lab 3)

ALHE 1104. Intro to Disease Conditions. (2 Credits)

The basic pathophysiology of common disease conditions will be examined. The effect of disease on each body system is studied with emphasis on etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, and Occupational Therapy therapeutic treatment indications and contraindications. The effects of pathology across the lifespan are presented. Learner In-depth research on a particular topic is required. Prerequisite: Admission into the OTA program. Corequisites: ALHE 1120, OTAS 1100, OTAS 1105, OTAS 1111. Offered: Fall.

ALHE 1110. EMS Systems and Operations. (3 Credits)

ALHE 1120. Medical Terminology. (2 Credits)

Medical terminology approached through roots, prefixes, and suffixes of medical terms. Definition and spelling of anatomical, diagnostic, symptomatic and operative medical terms are covered. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

ALHE 2050. Health Care Delivery System. (1 Credit)

Introduces students to the historical development, structure, operation, current and future directions of the major components of the American Healthcare Delivery system. It examines the ways in which the healthcare services are organized and delivered, the influences that impact healthcare public policy and factors that determine the allocation of healthcare resources. Prerequisites: READ 0099. Offered: Summer and on demand.

ALHE 2137. Fundamentals of Health Inf. Mg. (3 Credits)

This course introduces the student to the field of Health Information Management (HIM) and its role in healthcare delivery systems. Emphasis is placed on the health information management profession, hospital and medical staff organization, structure and content of medical records, quantitative and qualitative analysis, release of patient information, legal aspects of medical records, ethical issues in HIM, healthcare statistics, indexes and registers, electronic medical records, payment and reimbursement systems, and regulatory and accrediting agencies. Prerequisites: Acceptance in the Health Information Technology Program. Corequisites: None. Offered: On request.