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Allied Health Syllabus and Addendum

Introduction to Allied Health

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

DELIVERY METHOD DISTRIBUTION: (On Ground 25, Digital 15)


ACADEMIC CREDIT: 4 Quarter Credits
PREREQUISITES: none

INSTRUCTOR NAME:
INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFORMATION:
COURSE START DATE: COURSE END DATE:

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:

o Recognize the impact of ethical behavior in health care


o Explain federal and state health care legislation and regulations
o Demonstrate proper laboratory and office procedures
o Describe the interactions, mechanisms of action, and routes of administration for
prescription and non-prescription drugs
o Explain the impact of complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine
o 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:
 Law and Ethics in Healthcare
 Introduction to Medical Coding
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 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 participation, in-class activities,


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

Measure % of Final Grade


Graded Assignments* 30%
Discussions 35%
Quizzes 10%
Exam 25%

Total 100%
*Out-of-class student homework is required as part of this course. Examples of out-of-class student
homework may include 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.

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.

Technical Support
Student portal allows password reminders and resets and contains a link to technical support. For
Canvas support, the Help link provides immediate assistance http://help.instructure.com/

Library Resources
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.

Instructional Methods
Instructional strategies may include lectures, board work, demonstrations, lab activities, classroom
exercises, discussions, practice questions, examinations, reading assignments for homework, field
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trips, guest lectures, group projects, and oral presentations. Texas Maximum Instructor: Student Ratio
20:1

This course may include 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.

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


activities designed to enhance students’ career readiness and prepare them
for a successful job search.

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Addendum
AH102 Introduction to Allied Health
Module Lesson Classroom Activities Out-of-Class Work
Digital Session Points Reading
1 1 o Video: HIPAA Scenario o HIPPA Background
03/21 o Activity: HIPAA Quizlet o Privacy, Security, and
o Activity: HealthIT.gov Electronic Health
Cybersecure Game Records
o Video: Avoiding Medical Lawsuits o Legal Dictionary: Civil
o Discussion: Medical Ethics 100 Law vs. Criminal Law
Scenario Website
o Medical SOC in
Classroom Session Malpractice Cases Article
o HIPAA Basics
o HIPAA Violation Role Play Assignments Points
Activity o HIPAA Violation Lawsuit 100
o Violation Complaint Activity 100 o Case Study: Is It
Allowed? 100

Digital Session Points Reading


2 1 o Interactive: The Four o Medical Coding & Billing
03/22 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 Structure
o Interactive: Using the ICD-CM Assignments Points
Manual o Coding Case Studies 100
o Interactive: Understanding
Conventions
o Interactive: ICD-10-PCS Code
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
o Discussion: Medical Terminology 100

Classroom Session
o Medical Coding
o Classification Systems
o Billing Mistakes
o Coding Systems and Us

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Module Lesson Classroom Activities Out-of-Class Work
2 2 Digital Session Points Reading
03/26 o Portfolio Development o Making a College
o Discussion: Portfolio Critique 100 Student Career Portfolio
o Creating Professional
Classroom Session Online Portfolio
o C3P: Self-Awareness & Conflict
Management Assignments
o Professionalism Strategy 100 o Portfolio Creation 100
Assignment o Portfolio Content 100

Digital Session Points Reading


3 1 o Activity: PPE Police Challenge o OSHA At a Glance
03/28 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
o OSHA Assignments Points
o Fire Safety Measures o Contingency Planning 100
o Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE)
o Contingency Planning
o Mrs. Lawry Incident Report 100
Activity

Digital Session Points Reading


3 2 o Video: Preventing Spread of o Sharps Container
04/02 Bacteria o Biohazard Bags
o Video: Handwashing o Disinfection, Sanitation,
o Activity: Quizlet and Sterilization
o Interactive: Sharps vs. Biohazard
o Video: Removing Gloves Assignments Points
o Video: Autoclave Click here to enter text. Click
o Video: Ginny's Story or tap
o Discussion: Handwashing 100 here
o Discussion: Universal 100 to
Precautions enter
Classroom Session
text.
o Viruses vs. Bacteria
o Preventing Spread of Disease
o Handwashing Techniques
o Biohazards
o Disinfectants
o Sanitizers

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Module Lesson Classroom Activities Out-of-Class Work
o Sterilization
o Asepsis Terminology
o OSHA Hospital Standards 100
Activity

Digital Session Points Reading


4 1 o Activity: Webquest: Vital Signs o What is BMI
04/04 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
Reading Pay Ultimate Price
o Activity: Quizlet- Vital Signs o Biowearables
o Discussion: Vital Signs 100
o Discussion: Errors in Vital Signs 100 Assignments Points
o Measurements and Vital Signs 20 Click here to enter text. Click
Terminology Quiz here
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Classroom Session enter
o Blood Pressure text.
o Body Temperature
o Heart Rate
o Respiration Rate
o Body Mass Index
o Vital Measurement
Demonstration
o Vital Sign Measurements Activity 100

Digital Session Points Reading


5 1 o Video: Basics of Pharmacology o Routes of Administration
04/05 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 Assignments Points
Calculation o Top 20 Prescribed Drugs 100
o Video: Brand Name vs. Generic
Drugs
o Video: Don’t Take This with That
o Discussion: Opiate Epidemic 100

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

Digital Session Points Reading


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Module Lesson Classroom Activities Out-of-Class Work
6 1 o Video: Lifelines Complementary o Complementary,
04/09 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?
Classroom Session o Integrative Health
o Complementary Medicine o Integrative Programs
o Holistic Medicine o What is Naturopathic
o Alternative Medicine Medicine?
o NCCIH Complementary Health o Dietary Supplements
Article o Chiropractic What to
o Complementary Medicine Web 100 Expect
Research o How Does Food Impact
o Final Exam (04/11) 60 Health?
o Introduction to
Acupuncture

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