Therapeutic Services -Allied Health Pathway

Introduction to Healthcare Science 25.52100

Course Description: 

Introduction to Healthcare Science is the foundational course for all Health Science pathways and is a prerequisite for all other Healthcare Science pathway courses. This course will enable students to receive initial exposure to the many Healthcare Science careers as well as employability, communication, and technology skills necessary in the healthcare industry. The concepts of human growth and development, interaction with patients and family members, health, wellness, and preventative care are evaluated, as well as the legal, ethical responsibilities of today’s healthcare provider. Fundamental healthcare skills development is initiated including microbiology, basic life support and first aid. 

Essentials of Healthcare 25.44000

Course Description: 

Anatomy and Physiology is a vital part of most healthcare post-secondary education programs. The Essentials of Healthcare is a medical-focused anatomy course addressing the physiology of each body system, along with the investigation of common diseases, disorders and emerging diseases. The prevention of disease and the diagnosis and treatment that might be utilized are addressed, along with medical terminology related to each system. This course provides an opportunity to demonstrate technical skills that enforce the goal of helping students make connections between medical procedures and the pathophysiology of diseases and disorders. The prerequisite for this course is Introduction to Healthcare.

This course receives 2 credits – 1 for Essentials of Healthcare and 1 for Human Anatomy and Physiology.

Allied Health & Medicine 25.43700

Course Description: 

This course is designed to offer students (typically juniors or seniors) the opportunity to become effective and efficient multi-skilled healthcare providers as they develop a working knowledge of various allied health opportunities. This course focuses on certifying students as Certified Medical Office Assistants. The prerequisite for this course is Essentials of Healthcare. After mastery of the standards in this course, students should be prepared to take the end of pathway assessment in this career area.

Related Pathway Occupations:

Dietetics & Nutritionists

Medical Records & Health Information Technicians

Health Specialties Teachers

Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners

Medical & Health Service Managers

Occupational Health & Safety Specialists

Mental Health Counselors


Other Related Health Science

Occupations:

Registered Nurses

Informatics Nurse Specialists

Epidemiologists

Medical Equipment Repairers

Direct Support Professionals (DSP)


Average Annual Salary Range

$25,000 -

$101,000