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CAHP 310 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 2 Credit Hours

Students planning on entering a health care career need to be introduced to medical language. The course will serve an introduction as it teaches students to analyze the basic word structure of medical terms. Students will learn the meaning of individual parts, common prefixes and suffixes, as well as combining vowels. Students will be able to understand new terms knowing the meanings of individual parts, prefixes, suffixes, and how medical terms are structured.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CAHP 412 HUMAN GENETICS 3 Credit Hours

Human Genetics is an undergraduate web based distance education course that emphasizes the basic concepts of human genetics using a molecular approach. The course is designed as a human genetics course that meets the prerequisites for admission to an allied health professional program.

Prerequisite:  General or molecular biology, general or organic chemistry, or permission of the instructor.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CAHP 413 STATISTICS FOR THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL 3 Credit Hours

This upper level course in the College of Allied Health Professions is designed to provide allied health professions students with in overview of biostatistical methods needed in the design of medical studies and the analysis of health care data. The major topics to be covered include types of data, descriptive statistics and plots, theoretical distributions, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, and one-way analysis of variance. A brief introduction to correlation and univariate linear regression will also be given. The course is intended for health professions students to gain an understanding of basic statistical methods for both continuous and dichotomous data.

Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: FALL

CAHP 415 COMMUNICATION & CULTURAL COMPETENCY 2 Credit Hours

Cultural Competence and Communication is an upper-level course for allied health professions students and other interested students to facilitate an understanding of the role of cultural competence in the health care arena and explore the ethical and legal implications of this topic. The course will begin by helping the student understand the value of diversity in our society. Secondly, the course will allow the student to make self-examination of their own beliefs, values and biases. This will be followed by the dynamics involved when two cultures interact. Students will examine specific cultural characteristics as they apply to health care and propose ways of adapting diversity to the delivery of health care. The course will include an in-depth assessment of the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services [CLAS] standards and cultural competency information available to healthcare organizations.

Cross List: CAHP 515.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

CAHP 416 CHILD LIFE IN HEALTH CARE 3 Credit Hours

Content will include an overview of the medical conditions and treatments commonly encountered by children and adolescents in health care settings and their typical reactions to them. Introduction to the philosophy and the role of the child life profession and as a part of the health care team. Students will be introduced to a variety of skills such as preparation, distraction, the role of play/adaptive play, and assessment skills. Additionally students will learn about child life's role in bereavement situations, working with children of adult patients, grief, and working with multicultural populations. Some classroom work will include hands-on experience with simulated patients in our simulation clinic and hospital classrooms, providing an opportunity to interact with actual medical equipment.

Prerequisite:  Must have completed a minimum of three child development courses.

Typically Offered: FALL

CAHP 420 COMPUTERS IN HEALTH CARE 2 Credit Hours

This course is an introduction to computer sciences where emphasis will be placed on understanding the importance of computers in healthcare. Students will be exposed to the MS-DOS and windows systems and various applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and networks. This course is an introduction to computer processes to include general terminology, data processing, and computer language. The application of HIS and RIS processing is presented.

Typically Offered: FALL

CAHP 422 PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS 2 Credit Hours

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the principles of education for the purposes of preparing health care professionals to fulfill the role of clinical instructor and/or program director for their specific clinical discipline. The topics to be covered include curriculum development, the use of terminal objectives, developing test questions, preparation of lesson plans and assignments, and the development of audiovisual materials for didactic instruction.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CAHP 423 PRINCIPALS OF CRITICAL INQUIRY 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to develop the students' abilities to critically analyze and interpret research. The primary focus will be on evidence-based practice, research designs, statistical methods, and critically analyzing research papers.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in a CAHP program or instructor permission.

Cross List: CAHP 723.

Typically Offered: FALL

CAHP 426 HEALTH CARE ETHICS AND CRITICAL THINKING 3 Credit Hours

This upper level course introduces ethical issues that Allied Health professionals can expect to encounter during their education and career. It covers such areas of concern as confidentiality, informed consent, responsible practice, professionalism, culture differences, handling mistakes, difficult cases, and key legal aspects of these issues. To assist students in resolving issues, the course identifies and applies key principles of critical thinking. The course trains students in the use of these principles in ethics and professionalism. The course is designed to improve the ability of students to reason soundly in professional ethics, to be familiar with the health professional ethics literature, and to communicate clearly about ethical values, integrity, and judgement.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in a CAHP program.

Cross List: CAHP 626.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CAHP 430 SCANNING HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT 1 Credit Hour

This upper level course in the College of Allied Health Professions is designed to provide allied health professions students with an overview of health care delivery in the United States. The course will explore many factors that influence the delivery of health care, including the determinants of health, the financing of health care, and various health care settings. The course will examine the evolution of health care in the United States and will project issues that will affect health care in the future. Allied health professionals are affected by such changes in both their personal and professional lives. It will be the challenge of health care professionals of the future to consider the value of Medicare and Medicaid, the handling of insurance issues, the creation of policy governing health care delivery and the reduction of health care disparities. This course is designed to assist students in gaining an understanding of why change is occurring, recognizing trends in their particular professional environment and identifying strategies to affect the changes to assure the patient¿s access to quality care in an economical environment.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in a CAHP program.

Cross List: CAHP 530.

Typically Offered: FALL

CAHP 431 MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE 2 Credit Hours

This course introduces allied health students and practitioners to the concept of organizational theory and behavior as they apply to health care. The topics to be covered include self identification, the principles of motivation, team building, leadership, management, organizational culture and individual responses to organizational cultures. In addition, some basic methods for planning and implementing organizational change will be discussed. The second half of the course will focus on applications of management principles to the health care setting in the areas of financial management, risk management, and the processes of hiring, coaching, evaluating and dismissing employees. The basic concepts of continuous quality improvement and the application of several quality tools will be employed in the development of a quality improvement project proposal and the preparation of a resume for a professional allied health position in the student¿s discipline.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in a CAHP program, CAHP 430 or instructor permission.

Cross List: CAHP 531.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CAHP 433 SPECIAL PROJECT IN MANAGEMENT 1 Credit Hour

This is an independent study project course focusing on management projects in the specific allied health disciplines. Included in this course are literature reviews and individual or team-focused projects relating to management functions and performance improvement. Students work will be supervised and evaluated by department administrators and division faculty members.

Prerequisite:  CAHP 431.

Cross List: CAHP 533.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

CAHP 445 CLINICALLY ORIENTED HUMAN ANATOMY I 3 Credit Hours

This is the first semester of a 2 semester clinically oriented human anatomy course (CAHP 445-3 credit hours in the fall semester and CAHP 446-2 credit hours in the spring semester). The content of the two courses includes human anatomy presented in a systems approach that utilizes a wide variety of imaging modalities and clinical correlations to understand gross anatomy with cell biology, histology, embryology and neuroanatomy followed by a review applying the information to anatomic regions of the human body. The sequence of the units has been adapted to correlate with the MITS Human Physiology 352 and 353 courses.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiography program.

Typically Offered: FALL

CAHP 446 CLINICALLY ORIENTED HUMAN ANATOMY II 2 Credit Hours

This is the second semester of a 2 semester clinically oriented human anatomy course (CAHP 445-3 credit hours in the fall semester and CAHP 446-2 credit hours in the spring semester). The content of the two courses includes human anatomy presented in a systems approach that utilizes a wide variety of imaging modalities and clinical correlations to understand gross anatomy with cell biology, histology, embryology and neuroanatomy followed by a review applying the information to anatomic regions of the human body. The sequence of the units has been adapted to correlate with the MITS Human Physiology 352 and 353 courses.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in the Radiography program.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CAHP 462 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I 4 Credit Hours

The first course in a comprehensive two semester series (sections I and II) designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology including an introduction to cadaver anatomy and clinical correlations that are particularly relevant to clinical imaging. The course is designed for use within a baccalaureate level allied health profession curriculum. Students are expected to complete both section I and II for a total of 8 credit hours.

Prerequisite:  Instructor permission.

Cross List: CAHP 662.

Typically Offered: FALL

CAHP 463 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II 4 Credit Hours

The second course in a comprehensive two semester series (sections I and II) designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology including an introduction to cadaver anatomy and clinical correlations. The course is designed to meet the requirements as a pre-requisite for health science and allied health professions. The course is also designed for use within a baccalaureate level allied health profession curriculum. Students are expected to complete both section I and II for a total of 8 credit hours as a pre-requisite or requisite for most allied health profession programs.

Prerequisite:  CAHP 462/662 or Instructor permission.

Cross List: CAHP 663.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CAHP 515 COMMUNICATION & CULTURAL COMPETENCY 2 Credit Hours

Cultural Competence and Communication is an upper-level course for allied health professions students and other interested students to facilitate an understanding of the role of cultural competence in the health care arena and explore the ethical and legal implications of this topic. The course will begin by helping the student understand the value of diversity in our society. Secondly, the course will allow the student to make self-examination of their own beliefs, values and biases. This will be followed by the dynamics involved when two cultures interact. Students will examine specific cultural characteristics as they apply to health care and propose ways of adapting diversity to the delivery of health care. The course will include an in-depth assessment of the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services [CLAS] standards and cultural competency information available to healthcare organizations.

Cross List: CAHP 415.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

CAHP 530 SCANNING HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT 1 Credit Hour

This upper level course in the School of Allied Health Professions is designed to provide allied health professions students with an overview of health care delivery in the United States. The course will explore many factors that influence the delivery of health care, including the determinants of health, the financing of health care, and various health care settings. The course will examine the evolution of health care in the United States and will project issues that will affect health care in the future. Allied health professionals are affected by such changes in both their personal and professional lives. It will be the challenge of health care professionals of the future to consider the value of Medicare and Medicaid, the handling of insurance issues, the creation of policy governing health care delivery and the reduction of health care disparities. This course is designed to assist students in gaining an understanding of why change is occurring, recognizing trends in their particular professional environment and identifying strategies to affect the changes to assure the patient¿s access to quality care in an economical environment.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in a CAHP program.

Cross List: CAHP 430.

Typically Offered: FALL

CAHP 531 MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE 2 Credit Hours

This course introduces allied health students and practitioners to the concept of organizational theory and behavior as they apply to health care. The topics to be covered include self identification, the principles of motivation, team building, leadership, management, organizational culture and individual responses to organizational cultures. In addition, some basic methods for planning and implementing organizational change will be discussed. The second half of the course will focus on applications of management principles to the health care setting in the areas of financial management, risk management, and the processes of hiring, coaching, evaluating and dismissing employees. The basic concepts of continuous quality improvement and the application of several quality tools will be employed in the development of a quality improvement project proposal and the preparation of a resume for a professional allied health position in the student¿s discipline.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in a CAHP program, CAHP 530 or instructor permission.

Cross List: CAHP 431.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CAHP 533 SPECIAL PROJECT IN MANAGEMENT 1 Credit Hour

This is an independent study project course focusing on management projects in the specific allied health disciplines. Included in this course are literature reviews and individual or team-focused projects relating to management functions and performance improvement. Students work will be supervised and evaluated by department administrators and division faculty members.

Prerequisite:  CAHP 531.

Cross List: CAHP 433.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

CAHP 626 HEALTH CARE ETHICS AND CRITICAL THINKING 3 Credit Hours

This upper level course introduces ethical issues that Allied Health professionals can expect to encounter during their education and career. It covers such areas of concern as confidentiality, informed consent, responsible practice, professionalism, culture differences, handling mistakes, difficult cases, and key legal aspects of these issues. To assist students in resolving issues, the course identifies and applies key principles of critical thinking. The course trains students in the use of these principles in ethics and professionalism. The course is designed to improve the ability of students to reason soundly in professional ethics, to be familiar with the health professional ethics literature, and to communicate clearly about ethical values, integrity, and judgement.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in a CAHP program.

Cross List: CAHP 426.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CAHP 631 MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE 3 Credit Hours

This course introduces allied health students and practitioners to the concept of organizational theory and behavior as they apply to health care. The topics to be covered include self identification, the principles of motivation, team building, leadership, management, organizational culture and individual responses to organizational cultures. In addition, some basic methods for planning and implementing organizational change will be discussed. The second half of the course will focus on applications of management principles to the health care setting in the areas of financial management, risk management, and the processes of hiring, coaching, evaluating and dismissing employees. The basic concepts of continuous quality improvement and the application of several quality tools will be employed in the development of a quality improvement project proposal and the preparation of a resume for a professional allied health position in the student¿s discipline.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in a CAHP program, CAHP 430 or instructor permission.

Cross List: CAHP 531

Typically Offered: SPRING

CAHP 662 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I 4 Credit Hours

The first course in a comprehensive two semester series (sections I and II) designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology including an introduction to cadaver anatomy and clinical correlations that are particularly relevant to clinical imaging. The course is designed for use within a baccalaureate level allied health profession curriculum. Students are expected to complete both section I and II for a total of 8 credit hours.

Prerequisite:  Instructor permission.

Cross List: CAHP 462.

Typically Offered: FALL

CAHP 663 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II 4 Credit Hours

The second course in a comprehensive two semester series (sections I and II) designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology including an introduction to cadaver anatomy and clinical correlations. The course is designed to meet the requirements as a pre-requisite for health science and allied health professions. The course is also designed for use within a baccalaureate level allied health profession curriculum. Students are expected to complete both section I and II for a total of 8 credit hours as a pre-requisite or requisite for most allied health profession programs.

Prerequisite:  CAHP 462/662 or Instructor permission.

Cross List: CAHP 463.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CAHP 672 HUMAN EMBRYOLOGY 2 Credit Hours

A Blackboard based, distance education course for health science students or entry level graduate students offered through the College of Allied Health Professions. Human embryology is presented using a clinically oriented approach that emphasizes the basic concepts of human development from gamete formation to birth.

Prerequisite:  Human Anatomy, Human Anatomy Physiology or instructor permission.

Cross List: CAHP 472.

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

CAHP 682 HUMAN NEUROANATOMY 3 Credit Hours

This is a 3 hour course designed for distance delivery to provide foundational knowledge about structures and processes within the human nervous system essential for all health care professions. The approach will cover our understanding of neuroscience at the molecular, cellular, system, behavioral and cognitive levels and will include a study of the neuromuscular system and its influence on movement as well as the consequences of use, disuse, age, pathology, and injury in the nervous system.

Prerequisite:  Human Anatomy, Human Anatomy Physiology or instructor permission.

Cross List: CAHP 482.

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

CAHP 723 PRIN OF CRITICAL INQUIRY 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to develop the students' abilities to critically analyze and interpret research. The primary focus will be on evidence-based practice, research designs, statistical methods, and critically analyzing research papers.

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in a CAHP program or instructor permission.

Cross List: CAHP 423.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU