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Introduction to Allied Health Careers Syllabus and Addendum

Syllabus
AH102 Introduction to Allied Health Careers
CONTACT HOURS: 40 (Lecture 40, Lab 0)
ACADEMIC CREDIT: 4 Quarter Credits

DELIVERY METHOD: On Ground 25, Digital 15


PREREQUISITES: none

INSTRUCTOR NAME: Stephenie Harris

INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFORMATION: stephenie.harris@brightwood.edu


COURSE START DATE: 11/7/18 COURSE END DATE: 12/7/18
CLASS SESSION DAYS: M, W, alt. Fri CLASS SESSION TIME: 9-2PM

Course Information
Course Description
In this course, students learn about law and ethics related to health care, pharmacology, infection
control, vital signs, and complementary and alternative medicine. This course is also designed to
develop professional skills and proactive career management. This course includes both classroom
and digital activities such as video, tests/quizzes, simulations, and discussion boards. This course will
include out-of-class work such as reading and writing assignments, practice and practical application
assignments, and projects. A minimum of two and a half hours of out-of-class work will be assigned
per week.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

 Recognize the impact of ethical behavior in health care


 Explain federal and state health care legislation and regulations
 Demonstrate proper laboratory and office procedures
 Describe the interactions, mechanisms of action, and routes of administration for prescription
and non-prescription drugs
 Explain the impact of complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine
 Demonstrate professional skills that enhance success

Textbooks and Resources:

All required resources are provided in the digital content.

Any resources provided or assigned in previous courses may be required or used in this course.

Topic Outline:
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 Law and Ethics in Healthcare


 Introduction to Medical Coding
 HIPAA
 OSHA
 Safety and Emergency Preparedness
 Asepsis and Infection Control
 Measurements and Vital Signs
 Pharmacology
 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
 Professional Development: Portfolio Development

Assessment and Requirements


Students will be assessed by a variety of methods including in-class activities,
out-of-class homework assignments, quizzes, exams, projects, or other appropriate methods.

Measure % of Final Grade


Graded Homework* 20%
In-class Assignments 25%
Discussions 30%
Quizzes 10%

Exam 15%

Total 100%
*Out-of-class student homework is required as part of this course.

Refer to the campus course catalog for the grading scale.

Students must pass this course with a final grade of at least 60%. Refer to your catalog for
specifics regarding your program of study.

Instructional Methods

Instructional strategies may include lectures, board work, demonstrations, lab activities, classroom
exercises, discussions, practice questions, examinations, reading assignments, field trips, guest
lectures, group projects, and oral presentations. This course may include both classroom and digital
activities such as video, tests/quizzes, simulations, and discussion boards.

For Texas Only Maximum Instructor: Student Ratio 30:1

Note: This course contains Career Compass Certified Professional (C3P)


activities designed to enhance students’ career readiness and prepare them
for a successful job search.
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Library Resources
Resources are available in the college library, as well as the Virtual Library. Research assignments
should include the Virtual Library. Students may access the virtual library through the student portal.

Technical Support
The student portal allows password reminders and resets, and contains a link to technical support.
For Canvas support, clicking the Help link in your course shell provides access to immediate
assistance.

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Addendum
AH102 Introduction to Allied Health Careers
Date(s) Classroom Activities Homework Time(est.)
Blended Session Points Reading 1h
See o Video: HIPAA Scenario o HIPPA Background
Digital o Activity: HIPAA Quizlet o Privacy, Security, and
Calend o Activity: HealthIT.gov Electronic Health Records
ar for Cybersecure Game o Legal Dictionary: Civil Law
Due o Video: Avoiding Medical vs. Criminal Law Website
Dates Lawsuits o Medical SOC in
o Discussion: Medical Ethics 100 Malpractice Cases Article
Scenario
Assignments Points
Classroom Session o HIPAA Violation Lawsuit 100 1h15m
o HIPAA Basics o Case Study: Is It Allowed? 100 30m
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Blended Session Points Reading 15m
See o Interactive: The Four o Medical Coding & Billing
Digital Classification Systems Explained
Calend o Interactive The Healthcare o Trends in the Medical
ar for Setting Billing &Coding Industry
Due o Video: ICD-10-CM for 2017
Dates o Interactive: ICD-10-CM Assignments Points
Structure Coding Case Studies 100 45m
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o Interactive: CPT Codebook
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o Interactive: Process for
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o Video: Overview of the HCPCS
Manual
o Interactive: HCPCS Code
Walkthrough
o Discussion: Medical 100
Terminology

Classroom Session
o Medical Coding
o Classification Systems
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Date(s) Classroom Activities Homework Time(est.)


o Billing Mistakes
o Coding Systems and Uses

Blended Session Points Reading 50m


See o Portfolio Development o Making a College Student
Digital o Discussion: Portfolio Critique 100 Career Portfolio
Calend o Creating Professional
ar for Classroom Session Online Portfolio
Due o C3P: Self-Awareness & Conflict
Dates Management Assignments Points
o Professionalism Strategy 100 o Portfolio Creation 100 30
Assignment o Portfolio Content 100 60

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Blended Session Points Reading 1h15m


See o Activity: PPE Police Challenge o OSHA At a Glance
Digital Game o Safe Response Interactive
Calend o Video: Are You Ready for Training - OSHA
ar for Emergencies (Protecting PHI) o Personal Protective
Due o Video: Fire Extinguisher Training Equipment - OSHA
Dates (Fire Safety) website
o Discussion: OSHA Scenario 100 o Why Incident Reports are
a Must
Classroom Session
o Workplace Safety Assignments Points
o OSHA o Contingency Planning 100 20m
o Fire Safety Measures
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Blended Session Points Reading 30m


See o Video: Preventing Spread of o Sharps Container
Digital Bacteria o Biohazard Bags
Calend o Video: Handwashing o Disinfection, Sanitation,
ar for o Activity: Quizlet and Sterilization
Due o Interactive: Sharps vs.
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Date(s) Classroom Activities Homework Time(est.)


Classroom Session
o Viruses vs. Bacteria
o Preventing Spread of Disease
o Handwashing Techniques
o Biohazards
o Disinfectants
o Sanitizers
o Sterilization
o Asepsis Terminology
o OSHA Hospital Standards 100
Activity

Blended Session Points Reading 1h45m


See o Activity: Webquest: Vital Signs o What is BMI
Digital o Video: Vital Signs o John's Hopkins Website:
Calend o Video: Manual Blood Pressure Vital Signs
ar for o Interactive: Blood Pressure o Do Vital Signs Wrong Pay
Due Reading Ultimate Price
Dates o Activity: Quizlet- Vital Signs o Biowearables
o Discussion: Vital Signs 100
o Discussion: Errors in Vital Signs 100 Assignments Points
o Measurements and Vital Signs 20
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o Heart Rate
o Respiration Rate
o Body Mass Index
o Vital Measurement
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o Vital Sign Measurements Activity 100

Blended Session Points Reading 1h30m


See o Video: Basics of Pharmacology o Routes of Administration
Digital o Activity: Terminology o Healthline Article
Calend Pronunciation o Terminology of
ar for o Activity: Quizlet Common Pharmacology
Due Abbreviation o Medication Orders
Dates o Video: Parts of a Prescription o Drug Measurements
o Activity: Quizlet Drug o Medication Errors
Classifications
o Video: Pediatric Dosage Assignments Points
Calculation o Top 20 Prescribed Drugs 100 30m
o Video: Brand Name vs. Generic
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Date(s) Classroom Activities Homework Time(est.)


o Pharmodynamics
o Pharmokinetics
o Generic Drugs and the FDA
Activity
o Medical Marijuana and the FDA

Blended Session Points Reading 2h


See o Video: Lifelines Complementary o Complementary,
Digital and Alternative Medicine Alternative, or Integrative
Calend o Video: Difference Between MD Health: What's In a
ar for and DO Name?
Due o Activity: Quizlets o Holistic Opportunities
Dates o Video: What is Acupuncture? Abound
o Discussion: MD or DO 100 o What is Holistic Medicine?
o Integrative Health
Classroom Session o Integrative Programs
o Complementary Medicine o What is Naturopathic
o Holistic Medicine Medicine?
o Alternative Medicine o Dietary Supplements
o NCCIH Complementary Health o Chiropractic What to
Article Expect
o Complementary Medicine Web 100 o How Does Food Impact
Research Activity Health?
o Final Exam 60 o Introduction to
Acupuncture

Assignments Points

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