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Allied Health

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AH 130 | PATHOLOGY FOR ALLIED HEALTH  (3 credits)
Introduction to medical and pathological conditions commonly encountered by allied health practitioners.
Offered: Fall

AH 134 | MEDICAL DISORDERS  (3 credits)
This course provides the student with a basic understanding of human disease and appropriate interventions. Content includes statistics, risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnostic studies, and treatments specific to each disease/disorder.

AH 138 | BASIC PROCEDURE CODING  (3 credits)
Prerequisites: AH 134 & AH 171. Introduces the student to the basic coding principles of the CPT and ICD-9 CM coding systems. The format of each system, coding rules, and coding selection are studied. Application of correct coding standards and principles for coding of physician services, diagnoses, and procedures are presented.
Offered: Every semester

AH 139 | BASIC DIAGNOSIS CODING  (3 credits)
Prerequisites: AH 134 & AH 171. This course teaches the basic skills needed for medical coding. The course is an overview of basic coding principles of ICD-10 coding.  

AH 142 | INTERMEDIATE CODING I (3 credits)
Prerequisites: AH 134 & AH 139. This course gives students the opportunity to analyze medical case studies and code medical records using both CPT and ICD - 10 coding methods.

AH 143 | INTERMEDIATE CODING II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: AH 142. This course gives students the opportunity to analyze medical case studies and code medical records using both CPT and ICD - 10 coding methods.

AH 171 | MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY  (3 credits)
Study of prefixes, suffixes, and root words of medical terms and their meaning, spelling, and pronunciation. Emphasis on building a working medical vocabulary based on body systems.
Offered: Every Semester

AH 231 | HEALTHCARE LAW & ETHICS  (1 credit)
This course will cover laws pertaining to health care (confidentiality, patient rights, HIPAA regulations) as well as common ethical problems that are encountered and how these problems are handled.
Offered: Every Semester

AH 260 | KINESIOLOGY I  (3 credits)
Prerequisites: BIOL 220 & BIOL 221.  In-depth study of the musculoskeletal system. Biomechanics of normal and abnormal movement are presented.
Offered: Fall

AH 260L | KINESIOLOGY I LAB  (1 credit)
Corequisite: AH 260.  Basic assessment techniques of the body are learned including, but not limited to, manual muscle testing, goniometry, reflexes, dermatomes and myotomes. 

AH 261 | KINESIOLOGY II  (3 credits)
Prerequisite: AH 260.  Kinesiology II builds off the basic information learned about body function in Kinesiology I.
Offered: Fall

AH 261L | KINESIOLOGY II LAB  (1 credit)
Corequisite: AH 261.  Basic evaluative techniques of the body are learned including, but not limited to, manual muscle testing, goniometry, reflexes, dermatones, and myotomes. This course would reinforce the concepts learned in the Kinesiology II lecture for PTA students.     

AH 266 | LABORATORY TESTS & DIAGNOSITC PROCEDURES  (2 credits)
Prerequisites: AH 134 & AH 171. This course teaches basic laboratory studies, normal and abnormal values, lab studies specific to body systems, and basic diagnositc procedures.

AH 287 | COMPUTER APPS IN HEALTH CARE  (2 credits)
Prerequisites: AH 71. This course introduces and includes definitions, electronic data collection, storage, electronic health records, personal health records. The class instructs students on how to implement, manage, and secure computer-based patient record systems. National health information initiatives and regional health information organizations will be discussed. Specialized HIM software will be used.
Offered: Every Semester

AH 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS  (1-3 credits)
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. This course is designed to meet student needs or interests and is offered to utilize particular faculty resources. Topics will be selected on interest and relevancy to students' needs.
Offered: Summer