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Introduction to Allied Health Syllabus and Addendum

Syllabus
AH102 Introduction to Allied Health
CONTACT HOURS:40 (Lecture 40, Lab 0)

ACADEMIC CREDIT: 4 Quarter Credits

DELIVERY METHOD: On Ground 25, Digital 15

PREREQUISITES: none

INSTRUCTOR NAME: Dr. Shaherah Williams

INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFORMATION: Primary Email: shaherah.williams@vc.edu

COURSE START DATE: March 19, 2018 COURSE END DATE: April 11, 2018

CLASS SESSION DAYS: Mon./Wed./EO Friday CLASS SESSION TIME: 11:00 a.m.-1:30p.m.

Course Information
Course Description
In this course, students learn about law and ethics related to health care, pharmacology, infection
control, vital signs, and complementary and alternative medicine. This course is also designed to
develop professional skills and proactive career management. This course includes both classroom
and digital activities such as video, tests/quizzes, simulations, and discussion boards. This course will
include out-of-class work such as reading and writing assignments, practice and practical application
assignments, and projects. A minimum of two and a half hours of out-of-class work will be assigned
per week.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

 Recognize the impact of ethical behavior in health care


 Explain federal and state health care legislation and regulations
 Demonstrate proper laboratory and office procedures
 Describe the interactions, mechanisms of action, and routes of administration for prescription
and non-prescription drugs
 Explain the impact of complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine
 Demonstrate professional skills that enhance success

Textbooks and Resources:

All required resources are provided in the digital content.

Any resources provided or assigned in previous courses may be required or used in this course.

Topic Outline:
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 Law and Ethics in Healthcare


 Introduction to Medical Coding
 HIPAA
 OSHA
 Safety and Emergency Preparedness
 Asepsis and Infection Control
 Measurements and Vital Signs
 Pharmacology
 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
 Professional Development: Portfolio Development

Assessment and Requirements

Students will be assessed by a variety of methods including in-class activities,


out-of-class homework assignments, quizzes, exams, projects, or other appropriate methods.

Measure % of Final Grade


Graded Homework* 20%
In-class Assignments 25%
Discussions 30%
Quizzes 10%
Exam 15%
Total 100%
*Out-of-class student homework is required as part of this course.

Refer to the campus course catalog for the grading scale.

Students must pass this course with a final grade of at least 60%. Refer to your catalog for
specifics regarding your program of study.

Instructional Methods

Instructional strategies may include lectures, board work, demonstrations, lab activities, classroom
exercises, discussions, practice questions, examinations, reading assignments, field trips, guest
lectures, group projects, and oral presentations. This course may include both classroom and digital
activities such as video, tests/quizzes, simulations, and discussion boards.

For Texas Only Maximum Instructor: Student Ratio 30:1

Note: This course contains Career Compass Certified Professional (C3P)


activities designed to enhance students’ career readiness and prepare them
for a successful job search.
Library Resources
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Resources are available in the college library, as well as the Virtual Library. Research assignments
should include the Virtual Library. Students may access the virtual library through the student portal.

Technical Support

The student portal allows password reminders and resets, and contains a link to technical support.
For Canvas support, clicking the Help link in your course shell provides access to immediate
assistance.

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Addendum
AH102 Introduction to Allied Health
Date(s) Classroom Activities Homework Time(est.)
Blended Session Points Reading 1h
3/19 o Video: HIPAA Scenario o HIPPA Background
o Activity: HIPAA Quizlet o Privacy, Security, and
o Activity: HealthIT.gov Electronic Health Records
Cybersecure Game o Legal Dictionary: Civil
o Video: Avoiding Medical Law vs. Criminal Law
Lawsuits Website
o Discussion: Medical Ethics 100 o Medical SOC in
Scenario Malpractice Cases Article
Points
Classroom Session Assignments 100 1h15m
3/21 o HIPAA Basics o HIPAA Violation Lawsuit 100 30m
o HIPAA Violation Role Play o Case Study: Is It Allowed?
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3/23 o Interactive: The Four o Medical Coding & Billing
Classification Systems Explained
o Interactive The Healthcare o Trends in the Medical
Setting Billing &Coding Industry
o Video: ICD-10-CM for 2017
o Interactive: ICD-10-CM Assignments Points
Structure Coding Case Studies 100 45m
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o Interactive: ICD-10-PCS Code
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Structure
o Interactive: CPT Codebook
Symbols
o Interactive: Process for
Selecting a CPT Code
o Video: Overview of the HCPCS
Manual
o Interactive: HCPCS Code
Walkthrough 100
o Discussion: Medical Terminology

Classroom Session
o Medical Coding
o Classification Systems
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Date(s) Classroom Activities Homework Time(est.)


o Billing Mistakes
o Coding Systems and Uses

Blended Session Points Reading 50m


3/26 o Portfolio Development o Making a College Student
o Discussion: Portfolio Critique 100 Career Portfolio
o Creating Professional
Classroom Session Online Portfolio
o C3P: Self-Awareness & Conflict
Management Assignments Points
o Professionalism Strategy 100 o Portfolio Creation 100 30
Assignment o Portfolio Content 100 60

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3/28 o Activity: PPE Police Challenge o OSHA At a Glance
Game o Safe Response
o Video: Are You Ready for Interactive Training -
Emergencies (Protecting PHI) OSHA
o Video: Fire Extinguisher Training o Personal Protective
(Fire Safety) Equipment - OSHA
o Discussion: OSHA Scenario 100 website
o Why Incident Reports are
Classroom Session a Must
o Workplace Safety Points
o OSHA Assignments 100 20m
o Fire Safety Measures o Contingency Planning
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4/2 o Video: Preventing Spread of o Sharps Container
Bacteria o Biohazard Bags
o Video: Handwashing o Disinfection, Sanitation,
o Activity: Quizlet and Sterilization
o Interactive: Sharps vs.
Biohazard Assignments Points
o Video: Removing Gloves
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Precautions
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Date(s) Classroom Activities Homework Time(est.)

Classroom Session
o Viruses vs. Bacteria
o Preventing Spread of Disease
o Handwashing Techniques
o Biohazards
o Disinfectants
o Sanitizers
o Sterilization
o Asepsis Terminology
100
o OSHA Hospital Standards
Activity
Blended Session Points Reading 1h45m
4/4 o Activity: Webquest: Vital Signs o What is BMI
o Video: Vital Signs o John's Hopkins Website:
o Video: Manual Blood Pressure Vital Signs
o Interactive: Blood Pressure o Do Vital Signs Wrong Pay
Reading Ultimate Price
o Activity: Quizlet- Vital Signs o Biowearables
o Discussion: Vital Signs 100
100 Assignments Points
o Discussion: Errors in Vital Signs
20
o Measurements and Vital Signs
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o Body Temperature
o Heart Rate
o Respiration Rate
o Body Mass Index
o Vital Measurement
Demonstration 100
o Vital Sign Measurements Activity
Blended Session Points Reading 1h30m
4/6 o Video: Basics of Pharmacology o Routes of Administration
o Activity: Terminology o Healthline Article
Pronunciation o Terminology of
o Activity: Quizlet Common Pharmacology
Abbreviation o Medication Orders
o Video: Parts of a Prescription o Drug Measurements
o Activity: Quizlet Drug o Medication Errors
Classifications
o Video: Pediatric Dosage Points
Assignments
100 30m
Calculation o Top 20 Prescribed Drugs
o Video: Brand Name vs. Generic
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Date(s) Classroom Activities Homework Time(est.)


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o Prescription Drugs
o Pharmodynamics
o Pharmokinetics
o Generic Drugs and the FDA
Activity
o Medical Marijuana and the FDA

Blended Session Points Reading 2h


4/9 o Video: Lifelines Complementary o Complementary,
and Alternative Medicine Alternative, or Integrative
o Video: Difference Between MD Health: What's In a
and DO Name?
o Activity: Quizlets o Holistic Opportunities
o Video: What is Acupuncture? Abound
o Discussion: MD or DO 100 o What is Holistic Medicine?
o Integrative Health
Classroom Session o Integrative Programs
o Complementary Medicine o What is Naturopathic
o Holistic Medicine Medicine?
o Alternative Medicine o Dietary Supplements
o NCCIH Complementary Health o Chiropractic What to
Article 100 Expect
o Complementary Medicine Web o How Does Food Impact
4/11 Research Activity 60 Health?
o Final Exam o Introduction to
Acupuncture
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