Allied Health (ALTH)

ALTH-107 Communication for Health Professionals
1 Credit

Lecture: 1 hour per week

Offering: Spring Only, All Years

This course provides allied health students the opportunity to develop communication skills necessary for effective helping and teamwork relationships.

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ALTH-108 Infection Prevention
1 Credit

Lecture: 1 hour per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

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

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ALTH-110 Over the Counter Herbal Medications
2 Credits

Lecture: 2 hours per week

Offering: Fall Only, All Years

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.

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ALTH-130 Nursing Assistant (CNA)
5 Credits

Lecture: 4 hours per week, Lab: 4 hours per week

Offering: Fall, Spring, and Summer, All Years

Nursing Assistant (CNA) serves as an introduction to health care as a provider. The course prepares students to provide basic physical and environmental care for individuals in a variety of health care and home care settings. The course is designed as competency-based education, meaning that students will be required to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have acquired. At the completion of this course, the students will be eligible to take the state mandate written and clinical skills exams. Successful completion of the state exams meets all the requirements of P.L. 100-203, Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA), of 1987.

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