Allied Health (AH)

Basic Concepts Of Anatomy And Physiology I
AH 100 3 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture / 2 hours of lab

Introduction to basic anatomical and physiology concepts as they apply to allied health occupations (excluding nursing and dental hygiene). Basic overview of body systems including integumentary, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, and endocrine systems. Includes a laboratory component that is integral to the course concepts and skills. [GE]

Basic Concepts Of Anatomy And Physiology II
AH 101 3 Credits/Units

2 hours of lecture / 2 hours of lab

Introduction to basic anatomical and physiological concepts as they apply to allied health occupations (excluding nursing and dental hygiene). Basic overview of body systems including nervous, sensory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Includes a laboratory component that is integral to the course concepts and skills.

Health Care Delivery & Career Exploration
AH 104 3 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture

Introduction to the healthcare delivery system in the United States and the many health professions available as career choices, as well as their academic, licensing, and certification requirements.

Medical Terminology I
AH 110 3 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture

Introduction to medical word building with common medical roots, prefixes and suffixes. Study of terms related to the body as a whole, as well as terms to human anatomy, pathology, diagnostic tests, clinical procedures, and abbreviations associated with each body system. Medical Terminology I covers the following body systems: integumentary, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, and endocrine systems. Includes spelling and pronunciation of terms.

Medical Terminology II
AH 111 3 Credits/Units

3 hours of lecture

Continuation of Medical Terminology I, AH 110. Study of common medical roots, prefixes and suffixes and terms related to human anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic tests, clinical procedures, and abbreviations associated with each body system. Medical Terminology II covers the following body systems: nervous, sensory, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. Course work will include spelling and pronunciation of terms.

AIDS Education
AH 120 1 Credit/Unit

1 hours of lecture

Comprehensive look at AIDS, etiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, treatment, transmission, testing, legal, ethical and psychological issues. Fulfills Washington State Department of Licensing requirement for license renewal for persons governed by Chapter 18.130.RCW. [GE]

Statistics For Health Care Professionals
AH 261 2 Credits/Units

2 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: MA 103 (grade of "C" or higher).

Introduction to statistical computations and analysis used in healthcare. Topics include patient census, occupancy, length of stay, mortality and morbidity statistics. [CP,GE,SE]