Allied Health Care (AHLTH)

Courses

AHLTH-105 INFECTION PREVENTION 2.00 Credits

This course is an introduction to concepts regarding infection/prevention and control with major emphasis on the blood-borne pathogens HIV and Hepatitis B. Modes of transmission, prevention and OSHA standards for blood-borne pathogens, basic pathophysiology of HIV and Hepatitis B, and current treatments will be defined. Psychosocial, legal, and ethical issues about these diseases will also be discussed.

AHLTH-110 OVER THE COUNTER/HERBAL MEDICATIONS 2.00 Credits

This course provides an overview of the significance of over the-counter (OTC) and herbal drug therapy in our society. The role of the pharmacy technician in selling and providing information about OTC and herbal therapy will be reviewed. Therapeutic drug classifications, indications, dosage forms, major ingredients, common side effects, and significant drug interactions will be covered for OTC drugs. For herbal medications, students will learn to associate the names of herbal medications with common uses, recognize potential adverse effects, and be aware of potential drug interactions between herbs and conventional medication. Federal regulation of OTC and herbal medications will be reviewed.

AHLTH-130 INTRODUCTION TO ALLIED HEALTH 2.00 Credits

This course introduces students to careers in health care. Course content includes: characteristics of health care personnel, personal assessment as a health care worker, levels of education required for various occupations, certification, and licensing, health care systems, health care terms, philosophy and continuity of care, overview of medical law and ethics, employment rights and responsibilities, current issues and trends in health care, and legislative and economic influences in the delivery of health care services.

AHLTH-139 NURSING ASSISTANT 3.00 Credits

Classroom and clinical instruction involving the roles and responsibilities of providing basic nursing care to clients. Successful completion qualifies the student to take the Nursing Assistant skills and written examinations, which are required for placement on the Idaho Nursing Assistant Registry.

AHLTH-144 PHLEBOTOMY 3.00 Credits

Learn the skills of drawing blood for transfusion, diagnosis, or experiment. Covers the responsibility of communication, human relations, and safety.

AHLTH-145 PHLEBOTOMY 5.00 Credits

Learn the skills of drawing blood for transfusion, diagnosis, or experiment. Covers the responsibility of communication, human relations, and safety.

AHLTH-182 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AIDE/LAB 3.00 Credits

Instruction is the basic skills needed to function in this role. Covers responsibilities of the OT Aide, communication, human relations and safety.

AHLTH-183 PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE AND LAB 3.00 Credits

Provides instruction in basic skills needed to function in this role. Covers responsibilities of the PT Aide, communication, human relations and safety.

AHLTH-190 DIRECTED STUDY IN ALLIED HEALTH 1.00-6.00 Credits

AHLTH-191 WORKSHOP IN ALLIED HEALTH 1.00-6.00 Credits

AHLTH-192 SPECIAL TOPIC IN ALLIED HEALTH 1.00-6.00 Credits

AHLTH-220 EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN 6.00 Credits

This course will prepare the student to meet the EMT-Basic level in order to work effectively as part of the healthcare team. The course provides didactic knowledge so that the student can efficiently and effectively provide emergency medical care at the basic life support level with an ambulance service or other specialized agency or department. Students will learn to recognize the nature and seriousness of a scene and emergency victims, assess the extent of injuries or illness, administer appropriate emergency medical care based on that assessment, move or position the patient to minimize further injury or discomfort and transport the patient to the appropriate medical facility. Additionally, students will learn the philosophies and systems of emergency medical services as well as effective strategies for communication with patients, bystanders, families of victims and other healthcare and rescue personnel.

AHLTH-251 ALLIED HEALTH ORGANIZATIONAL LEADRSHP I 1.00 Credit

This course provides students the opportunity to develop skills in leadership, public speaking, health teaching and various service projects at the local, state and national levels. Active participation in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) chapter is required. Students learn to apply Robert's Rules of Order and Parliamentary procedure. Students may earn one credit per year based on HOSA advisor's evaluation and may be repeated four times.

AHLTH-252 ALLIED HEALTH ORGANIZTIONAL LEADRSHP II 1.00 Credit

Current enrollment in AHLTH 251 is required. Enrollment is subject to advisor approval and limited to officers in Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). Students may earn one credit per year based on HOSA advisor's evaluation of performance and may be repeated four times.

AHLTH-290 DIRECTED STUDY IN ALLIED HEALTH 1.00-6.00 Credits

AHLTH-291 WORKSHOP IN ALLIED HEALTH 1.00-6.00 Credits

AHLTH-292 SPECIAL TOPIC IN ALLIED HEALTH 1.00-6.00 Credits

AHLTH-390 DIRECTED STUDY IN ALLIED HEALTH 1.00-6.00 Credits

AHLTH-391 WORKSHOP IN ALLIED HEALTH 1.00-6.00 Credits

AHLTH-392 SPECIAL TOPIC IN ALLIED HEALTH 1.00-6.00 Credits

AHLTH-490 DIRECTED STUDY IN ALLIED HEALTH 1.00-6.00 Credits

AHLTH-491 WORKSHOP IN ALLIED HEALTH 1.00-6.00 Credits

AHLTH-492 SPECIAL TOPIC IN ALLIED HEALTH 1.00-6.00 Credits