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Allied Health Courses

The courses listed below are being offered this semester at CCV locations around the state or online. Click on the Course Number link to see detailed information regarding locations, dates and times.

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AHS-1015 - Introduction to Health Information Systems
3 Credits
Introduces students to fundamental theories of data management in the healthcare setting. Historical and current recordkeeping practices will be explored as well as a basic overview of health care delivery systems. Topics include the role of accrediting and regulatory agencies, facility and staff organization, health record content, record management, and the transition to an electronic patient record.

AHS-1045 - Introduction to Health Care
3 Credits
This course provides students with an introduction to the professional health care workplace. Students will explore current trends in healthcare as well as the legal and ethical responsibilities of healthcare professionals. Students will gain knowledge and practical skills in communication, workplace safety, physical assessment, and caregiving. Basic concepts in medical math, medical terminology, human biology, and human development will be introduced.

AHS-1205 - Medical Terminology
3 Credits
This course encompasses the development and use of medical vocabulary, definitions, and medical abbreviations. Students will build medical terms through the use of prefixes, word roots, combining forms and suffixes.

AHS-1410 - Introduction to Phlebotomy
3 Credits
This course covers the proper collection of blood specimens, choice of proper phlebotomy equipment, venipuncture techniques, patient care, safety, tests, and quality assurance. The course is designed to provide a minimum of 20 hours of practical instruction and skills development in phlebotomy.

AHS-1520 - Introduction to Pharmacy
3 Credits
This course provides an overview of the history of pharmacy, the laws that regulate pharmacy practice, and the different roles and career paths within the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmacy terminology will be covered, along with an introduction to organ systems, drug classifications and mathematical principles needed in the pharmacy setting. Students will learn the process of verifying, filling, and administering different types of prescriptions.

AHS-2015 - Principles of Public Health
3 Credits
This course provides students with an overview of public health in the United States and globally. Students will be introduced to the five core areas of public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental and occupational health, social behavioral health, and health policy and administration. Additional topics include the historical development of the discipline, understanding determinants of health, identifying population health issues and interventions, and an exploration of public health careers.

AHS-2070 - Clinical Medical Assisting
3 Credits
An introduction to the clinical skills required by the medical assistant. Instruction includes theory, principles, and practical skills related to infection control, patient care, documentation, patient education, and the operation and maintenance of clinical equipment. This course includes a lab. Prerequisites: Medical Terminology and Human Biology, or equivalent knowledge, and a criminal background check.

AHS-2120 - Wellness for Life
3 Credits
This course examines the multiple dimensions of health and wellness. Students will learn about the various factors affecting each dimension (including physical, nutritional, emotional, social, occupational /financial) and understand how dimensions are interrelated. An emphasis is placed on the individual behaviors that influence health, physical fitness, and wellness. Students will participate in completing research and self-assessments that provide information about their health and wellness behavior. In addition, students will learn goal-setting and decision strategies that improve lifetime health and wellness. Student participation in classroom-based experiences using light to moderate levels of physical activity are required.

AHS-2121 - Medical Billing & Coding I
3 Credits
This course examines the medical insurance industry, history of medical insurance, and emergence of managed care, HMOs, and PPOs. Students will apply medical insurance vocabulary as it relates to common health care programs and use Physician’s Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), ICD-10-CM and HCPCS, to correctly bill and code visits and procedures for reimbursement. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology.

AHS-2122 - Medical Billing & Coding II
3 Credits
This course is a continuation of Medical Billing & Coding I. The primary focus is on reviewing and assigning the correct codes for physician services, procedures and diagnoses for medical claims. Students will learn to assign codes and to apply billing reimbursement guidelines through the application of CPT, HCPCS Level II procedure and supply codes and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes used for billing professional medical services to insurance companies. This course prepares students to take the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) exam sponsored by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Prerequisites: Medical Terminology and Medical Billing and Coding I.

AHS-2200 - Administrative Medical Assisting
3 Credits
This course is designed to prepare medical assisting students with administrative knowledge and skills related to duties performed in a medical office. Topics include computer applications, telephone etiquette, patient reception, medical records, coding and filling out insurance forms, scheduling appointments, arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services, and handling correspondence, billing and bookkeeping. Prerequisites: Computer Applications, Medical Terminology, and a criminal background check.

AHS-2470 - Fundamentals of Pharmacology
3 Credits
This course provides an overview of pharmacology language, abbreviations, systems of measurement and conversions as they relate to medication administration. Students will learn the measurement of medication, dosage calculations, routes of administration, and commonly prescribed drugs in the medical office. Topics include legal implementations regarding controlled substances and other medications, forms of medications, patient care applications, drug classifications/interactions, and safety in medication administration and patient care. This course includes a lab. Prerequisites: Basic Algebra, Human Biology and Medical Terminology.

AHS-2711 - Special Topics: Gerontology
3 Credits
This course provides an overview of the field of gerontology, including the major concepts, theories, and biological process of aging. Students will explore changes throughout this stage of lifespan development and ways to support and enhance the quality of life for the aging individual. Students will examine public policy, healthcare, legal, social, ethical, and end of life issues.

Register August 23 for fall 2020 classes. Link to Registration.

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