Allied Health (AHLT)

AHLT 3704    Quantitative Methods in Health Sciences    3 s.h.

This course is designed to provide the Health Care Professional with the ability to read and critically evaluate published research results and reports. Also, to become an educated consumer of medical/dental research and apply evidence based decision making. Critique research results to make judgments regarding the relevance, creditably and usefulness to clinical decision making. Allows for application of research results in the clinical setting.

AHLT 3705    Pharmacotherapeutics    3 s.h.

Advanced concepts and integration of various drug interactions as applied to modern drug therapy. Analysis of drug regimens related to a broad spectrum of pathologic conditions.
Prereq.: BIOL 1545 or BIOL 1551 or permission of instructor.

AHLT 3708    Preventive Public Health Care    3 s.h.

Application of current health care philosophies in disease prevention. In-depth case study of a specific public health problem and its prevention.

AHLT 3709    Elements of Urban Environmental Health Practices    3 s.h.

Focus on development and implementation issues of environmental and public health programs necessary for urban and rural communities to meet acceptable public health standards at the local health department level with emphasis on resources and staffing. AHLT 3708, or permission of instructor. Also listed as PHLT 3709.

AHLT 3711    Health Care Information Systems    3 s.h.

The course is comprehensive analysis of the concepts and applications of medical informatics. Relevant technologies and "real world" skills are presented in the field of Medical Informatics using data and medical software.

AHLT 3717    Health Care Policy    3 s.h.

A comprehensive overview of the American healthcare system. Particular attention given to the design and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Prereq.: BIOL 1545 or AHLT major or POL 1560 or permission of instructor.

AHLT 3740    Pathology of Infectious Diseases    3 s.h.

Pathology, prevention, transmission, and treatment of infectious disease; emphasis on nosocomial, opportunistic, and emerging bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral organisms.

AHLT 3755    Principles of Occupational Health and Safety    3 s.h.

Contemporary concepts of occupational health and safety as they apply to health-related environments. Includes development of elements needed to implement comprehensive health and safety plans.

AHLT 4801    Special Topics    1-3 s.h.

The directed study and research of a special problem or issue related to the health field. The topic of interest allows the student to participate in the investigation of aspects of administration, education, business, or research as these pertain to the particular health specialty. May be repeated for a total of 6 semester hours.

AHLT 4804    Stress and the Health Care Professional    3 s.h.

Personal reactions of those involved in health education or the delivery of health care to patients, families, and their health environment. Indicators of stress and coping strategies, organizational systems, communication theory, conflict resolution, problem solving, and burnout.

AHLT 4805    Health Education for Allied Health    3 s.h.

University as well as hospital-based programs reviewed in regard to accreditation, clinical vs didactic instruction, use of simulations, and evaluation techniques. Public health education and the role of the Allied Health professional. A major learning unit and/or research project required.

AHLT 4806    Research Methods    3 s.h.

Measurement and interpretation of health data and their application in the research process. Research design considerations, data collection methods, and data analysis of health care research projects.

AHLT 4808    Environmental Health Concerns    3 s.h.

Industrial hygiene, hazardous and infections waste, air and quality, and sanitation policies in health care facilities. Pertinent federal, state, and local legislation.

AHLT 4810    Management Skills for Health Professionals    3 s.h.

A study of the conceptual framework of supervision in Health Care Organizations with emphasis on managerial skills, formulation of policies, principles of budgeting, performance appraisals, and community relations.

AHLT 4813    Adult Cardiac and Pediatric Advanced Life Support    3 s.h.

Twelve-lead ECG interpretation, cardiovascular pharmacology, advanced airway management, vascular access, and resuscitation techniques used in the management of adult cardiac and pediatric emergencies. Successful completion of the course will result in AHA ACLS and PALS certification. Two hours of lecture and three hours of lab.
Prereq.: AHLT 3705 or permission of instructor.

AHLT 4820    Directed Research    3 s.h.

Individual study of an issue related to the health care field. Students must present research at a faculty and student forum.
Prereq.:Senior standing and AHLT 4806 or a research methods course approved by the course instructor.
Gen Ed: Capstone.

AHLT 5807    Epidemiology    3 s.h.

A study of the interrelationships of the host, agent, and environment in determining the causation, frequency, and distribution of disease.
Prereq.: AHLT 3708, AHLT 5840, AHLT 4806, or permission of instructor.

AHLT 5816    Environmental Regulations    3 s.h.

Structure and function of federal, state, and local agencies responsible for implementing environmental legislation. Emphasis on the duties and authority of different health and environmental agencies and specific legislation dealing with environmental impacts.

AHLT 5831    Industrial Hygiene    3 s.h.

Basic concepts of industrial hygiene including anticipation, recognition, and evaluation of environmental and safety hazards as they pertain to the workplace.

AHLT 5840    Comparative Health Systems    3 s.h.

Problems and issues facing global health care systems including access to care, financing and rationing of services. A major project is included.