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Introduction to Allied Health Syllabus and Addendum

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

DELIVERY METHOD: On Ground 25, Digital 15


PREREQUISITES: none

INSTRUCTOR NAME: TAMERA PATRICK, AAS, CPT, NCMA

INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFORMATION: 1-866-568-6245 EXT. 8225; TAMERA.ISRAEL@VC.EDU


COURSE START DATE: 05/16/18 COURSE END DATE: 06/11/18
CLASS SESSION DAYS: MW and every other F CLASS SESSION TIME: 9am to 11:30am

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
Date(s) Classroom Activities Homework Time(est.)
Blended Session Points Reading 1h
05/16/1 o Video: HIPAA Scenario o HIPPA Background
8 o Activity: HIPAA Quizlet o Privacy, Security, and
o Activity: HealthIT.gov Electronic Health Records
Cybersecure Game o Legal Dictionary: Civil Law
o Video: Avoiding Medical vs. Criminal Law Website
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
o HIPAA Violation Role Play
Activity TBA 100 0
o Violation Complaint Activity 100
Blended Session Points Reading 15m
05/18/1 o Interactive: The Four o Medical Coding & Billing
8 Classification Systems Explained
o Interactive The Healthcare o Trends in the Medical
Setting Billing &Coding Industry
o Video: ICD-10-CM for 2017
o Interactive: ICD-10-CM Assignments Points
Structure Coding Case Studies 100 45m
o Interactive: Using the ICD-CM
Manual TBA 100 0
o Interactive: Understanding
Conventions
o Interactive: ICD-10-PCS Code
Structure
o Interactive: CPT Codebook
Symbols
o Interactive: Process for
Selecting a CPT Code
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
o Billing Mistakes
o Coding Systems and Uses

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Date(s) Classroom Activities Homework Time(est.)


Blended Session Points Reading 50m
05/21/1 o Portfolio Development o Making a College Student
8 o Discussion: Portfolio Critique 100 Career Portfolio
o Creating Professional
Classroom Session Online Portfolio
o C3P: Self-Awareness & Conflict
Management Assignments Points
o Professionalism Strategy 100 o Portfolio Creation 100 30
Assignment o Portfolio Content 100 60

TBA 100 0

Blended Session Points Reading 1h15m


05/21/1 o Activity: PPE Police Challenge o OSHA At a Glance
8 Game o Safe Response Interactive
o Video: Are You Ready for Training - OSHA
Emergencies (Protecting PHI) o Personal Protective
o Video: Fire Extinguisher Training Equipment - OSHA
(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
o Personal Protective Equipment TBA 100 0
(PPE)
o Contingency Planning
o Mrs. Lawry Incident Report 100
Activity

Blended Session Points Reading 30m


05/23/1 o Video: Preventing Spread of o Sharps Container
8 Bacteria o Biohazard Bags
o Video: Handwashing o Disinfection, Sanitation,
o Activity: Quizlet and Sterilization
o Interactive: Sharps vs.
Biohazard Assignments Points
o Video: Removing Gloves
o Video: Autoclave TBA 100 0
o Video: Ginny's Story
o Discussion: Handwashing 100
o Discussion: Universal 100
Precautions

Classroom Session
o Viruses vs. Bacteria
o Preventing Spread of Disease
o Handwashing Techniques
o Biohazards
o Disinfectants
o Sanitizers
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Date(s) Classroom Activities Homework Time(est.)


o Sterilization
o Asepsis Terminology
o OSHA Hospital Standards 100
Activity

Blended Session Points Reading 1h45m


05/30/1 o Activity: Webquest: Vital Signs o What is BMI
8 o Video: Vital Signs o John's Hopkins Website:
o Video: Manual Blood Pressure Vital Signs
o Interactive: Blood Pressure o Do Vital Signs Wrong Pay
Reading Ultimate Price
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
Terminology Quiz TBA 100 0

Classroom Session
o Blood Pressure
o Body Temperature
o Heart Rate
06/01/1 o Respiration Rate
8 o Body Mass Index
o Vital Measurement
Demonstration
o Vital Sign Measurements Activity 100

Blended Session Points Reading 1h30m


06/04/1 o Video: Basics of Pharmacology o Routes of Administration
8 o Activity: Terminology o Healthline Article
Pronunciation o Terminology of
o Activity: Quizlet Common Pharmacology
Abbreviation o Medication Orders
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
Drugs TBA 100 0
o Video: Don’t Take This with That
o Discussion: Opiate Epidemic 100

06/06/1 Classroom Session


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

Blended Session Points Reading 2h


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Date(s) Classroom Activities Homework Time(est.)


06/08/1 o Video: Lifelines Complementary o Complementary,
8 and Alternative Medicine Alternative, or Integrative
o Video: Difference Between MD Health: What's In a
and DO Name?
o Activity: Quizlets o Holistic Opportunities
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
06/11/1 o Complementary Medicine Web 100 o How Does Food Impact
8 Research Activity Health?
o Final Exam 60 o Introduction to
Acupuncture

Assignments Points

TBA 100 0

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