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Allied Health (AH)


The following Allied Health degree is offered:

AS — Pre-Allied Health

Required Program (Units)

A minimum of 15 units from the following: 151
BIOL 400    Principles of Biology (5)
BIOL 430    Anatomy and Physiology (5)
BIOL 431    Anatomy and Physiology (5)
BIOL 440    General Microbiology (4)
   or BIOL 442    General Microbiology and Public Health (5)
CHEM 305    Introduction to Chemistry (5)
CHEM 400    General Chemistry I (5)
CHEM 401    General Chemistry II (5)
A minimum of 9 units from the following: 92
   AH 110 Medical Language for Health-Care Providers (3)
   ANTH 310 Cultural Anthropology (3)
      or SOC 300 Introductory Sociology (3)
      or SOC 321 Race, Ethnicity and Inequality in the United States (3)
   COMM 301 Introduction to Public Speaking (3)
      or COMM 321 Interpersonal Communication (3)
      or COMM 331 Group Discussion (3)
      or COMM 361 The Communication Experience (3)
   NUTRI 300 Nutrition (3)
   PSYC 300 General Principles (3)
   PSYC 370 Human Development: A Life Span (3)
   STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)

1 BIOL 400, CHEM, 400 and CHEM 401 required for Folsom Lake College's Medical Laboratory Program.
2 AH 110, COMM 301 or 321 or 331 and STAT 300 required for Folsom Lake College's Medical Laboratory Program.

The Pre-Allied Health Associate in Science (AS) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See FLC graduation requirements.

This major prepares students to enter a variety of allied health training programs. It contains coursework required for majors such as Medical Lab Technology and Nursing. Students should work closely with their counselor to choose the appropriate courses for the program they wish to enter. This program prepares students to enter a variety of allied health training programs.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

• Apply chemical principles to solve quantitative problems.
• Demonstrate skills in laboratory procedures and apply critical thinking skills in laboratory experiments.
• Describe the overall organization of the human body.
• Describe the roles that culture and diversity play in various aspects of human behavior.
• Demonstrate a workable knowledge of medical terminology.
• Explain the principles of nutrition and their effect on health.

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