AHS - Allied Health Sciences

AHS 102  Medical Terminology  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 101

This course covers medical terms, including roots, prefixes and suffixes, with emphasis on spelling, definition and pronunciation. This course is highly recommended for students entering health-related curriculums.

AHS 113  Head & Neck Anatomy  (1-1-1)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisites: Completion of Phase I courses and admittance to the Dental Hygiene program

Co-requisites: DHG 121, DHG 161 (required)

This course provides a detailed study of the structures of the head and neck with special emphasis on structure as it pertains to the study of dental science. This course also includes specifics related to Infiltration Anesthesia (specific innervation of each tooth and effects of anesthesia on each region of the mouth).

AHS 116  Patient Care Relations  (0-9-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

This course includes a study of the psychological and emotional effects of illness, hospitalization and recuperation upon the patient, others and health care providers.

AHS 119  Health Careers  (3-1-3)  

Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Prerequisite: Instructor permission

This course provides information on various health careers to include job responsibility and personal and educational requirements, as well as an overview of the health care system with its unique nomenclature and delivery of care.

AHS 142  Phlebotomy  (1-3-2)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites: NUR 152

Co-requisites: NUR 153 (required)

This course is a study of phlebotomy procedures utilized in clinical facilities and physicians’ offices.

AHS 147  Clinical Pharmacology  (3-0-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites:  BIO 210 or BIO 215

This course is the study of a broad spectrum of drugs, their classification, physical and chemical properties, usage and contraindication in clinical settings.

AHS 206  Cross-sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging  (2-0-2)  

Offered Fall and Summer Semesters

Prerequisites: BIO 210, BIO 211 and permission of instructor

This course is a study of human anatomy as viewed in cross-sectional planes. This is used in medical imaging modalities, such as computed tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Ultrasound.

AHS 299  Research in Health Sciences  (0-9-3)  

Offered Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters based on student request and permission of instructor

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

This course provides an opportunity for students to investigate a faculty-approved topic in the Health Sciences discipline using the application of practical research methods. The course is designed for students in a Health Sciences program to explore part of their major in more depth by working one-on-one or in small groups on faculty- or student-designed research projects.