Allied Health Science

ALHS 1010 INTRODUCTION TO ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (60-0-4)
Prerequisite: Regular Admission
This course provides a study of medical terminology and the basic study of structure and function of the human body. It provides an overview of the functions of each body system and the medical terminology associated with each system. This course is intended for students in non-medical programs and is designed to provide medical terminology and basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

ALHS 1011 STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE HUMAN BODY (75-0-5)
Prerequisite: Regular Admission
Focuses on basic normal structure and function of the human body. Topics include general plan and function of the human body, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous and sensory systems, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.

ALHS 1040 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE (30-45-3)
Prerequisite: Provisional Admission
This course introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common in the health care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore various delivery systems and related issues. Topics include: basic life support/CPR, basic emergency care/first aid and triage, vital signs, infection control/blood and air-borne pathogens.

ALHS 1060 DIET AND NUTRITION FOR ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES (30-0-2)
Prerequisite: Program Admission
A study of the nutritional needs of the individual. Topics include: nutrients, standard and modified diets, nutrition throughout the lifespan, and client education.

ALHS 1090 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES (30-0-2)
Prerequisite: Provisional Admission
This course introduces the elements of medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical words through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Topics include: origins (roots, prefixes, and suffixes), word building, abbreviations and symbols, and terminology related to the human anatomy.

ALHS 1126 HEALTH SCIENCE PHYSICS (45-30-4)
Prerequisite: Appropriate Degree-Level Math Placement Test Score
Introduces the student to the basic laws of physics with specific applications for health science students. Topics include basic Newtonian mechanics, fluid mechanics, heat and temperature, medical imaging techniques that utilize electromagnetic radiation and sound, basic principles of waves, light and sound, basic principles of electricity and magnetism, and electrical safety.