Allied Health (AH)
The following Allied Health courses are offered:
Introduction to Allied Health 1 Unit
Hours: 18 hours LEC
This course provides an introduction to the medical field. Topics include the history of medicine; law and ethics as they pertain to the medical field; confidentiality and reportable incidents; usage of reference materials; and various types of health care delivery systems and allied health careers, including scope of practice.
Medical Language for Health-Care Providers 3 Units
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course provides an orientation to medical language including basic structure of medical term prefixes, suffixes, and roots, and combining forms with emphasis on analysis, spelling, and pronunciation. The course builds a medical vocabulary applicable to the specialties of medicine, the systems of the body, names of major diseases, and terms used in physical examination, diagnosis, and treatment. The purchase of a standard medical dictionary is also required.
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