ALLH 100 Introduction to Allied Health

This course is designed to provide a broad understanding of the US health care system and an introduction to the roles of various members of the health team. Current trends in healthcare delivery are discussed. Selected ethical and legal medical dilemmas are included.

Credits

2 Credits

ALLH 100Introduction to Allied Health

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Health Science & Human Services

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

2 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

32

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course is designed to provide a broad understanding of the US health care system and an introduction to the roles of various members of the health team. Current trends in healthcare delivery are discussed. Selected ethical and legal medical dilemmas are included.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Understand and describe the current US health care delivery system, as well as proposed reform measures. Identify and describe health care workers, and functions Develop greater career awareness, and understanding of health care workers.  Increase awareness and understanding of issues, trends and ethics in the health care industry.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Provide students with an overview of health care careers through a variety of assignments, activities, and readings. Provide students real world knowledge of health care careers through professional guest speakers and community engaged learning assignments.

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Interview a Professional and Report Volunteer Service and Report Ethical Dilemmas research assignment Health Career Research Discussions related to past, current, and future health care professionals

Required Exams

Chapter quizzes Final exam

Required Text

Health Careers Today (6th edition), J.Gerdin, (Publisher: Elsevier) Reliable internet access for the online section

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Interview a Professional and Report Volunteer Service and Report Ethical Dilemmas research assignment Health Career Research Discussions related to past, current, and future health care professionals Chapter quizzes Final exam