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Allied Health Pathway

Pathway Overview

The Allied Health Pathway is four (4) course instructional program of study that engages students in open-ended problem solving where they study topics such as medical terminology and human anatomy and physiology. Through exploration of the National Health Science Standards, students will acquire important skills necessary for healthcare professionals such as medical mathematics, communication, safety practices, legal responsibilities, and teamwork. In addition, students will develop technical skills such as performing a wound culture, measuring vital signs, collecting a throat culture and performing a strep test. The program prepares students for a variety of careers in healthcare such as respiratory therapist, nurse, physical therapist, dental hygienist, and medical lab technician.

Pathway Courses

HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

FCS9330

1 Credit

Human Growth and Development (HGD) introduces students to human, physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development beginning with conception and ending with early adolescence. Theories supporting current thinking and research on human development are examined, as well as the processes and influences affecting the developing person. Further, students explore challenges to normal growth and development.

FUNDAMENTALS OF HEALTH SCIENCES

141540

1 Credit + 3 College Credits

This course is for sophomores and above and introduces students to careers in healthcare and is a prerequisite to the other Health Science Pathway courses. This course focuses on medical terminology which includes Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, roots, abbreviations, names of diseases and surgeries related to hospital services and allied health specialties. In addition, students explore the National Consortium Health for Science Education (NCHSE) Health Science Standards and entry level healthcare skills. Students begin preparation for the NCHSE National Health Science Assessment and develop skills focusing on the language of medicine. This course will be offered as an articulated course with Delaware Technical Community College (BIO100-Medical Terminology) Upon successful completion of the course (75% or better), students will receive three college credits from Delaware Technical Community College.

*Prerequisites: HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

 

ESSENTIALS OF HEALTH CAREERS

140020

1 Credit

This course is for juniors and above and offers students the opportunity to become effective and efficient healthcare providers as they develop a working knowledge of various healthcare opportunities. As students identify the various areas of Allied Health, they will discuss the potential of education, advancement, employment opportunities, employment sites, and financial rewards. Students will focus on careers in the healthcare field by applying classroom and lab experience to clinical settings as they participate in direct or simulated patient care. Students participate in CPR/First Aid certification through the American Heart Association. This course reinforces and builds upon medical terminology skills learned in the Fundamentals of Health Sciences (FHS) course and is a prerequisite to the AP Anatomy & Physiology I (A&P) course for students in the Allied Health Pathway.  Further, this course will be offered as an articulated course with Delaware Technical Community College (HLS100 – Intro to Health Careers). Students participate in CPR/ First Aid certification through the American Heart Association. Upon successful completion of the course (75% or better), students will receive one college credit from Delaware Technical Community College.

*Prerequisites: FUNDAMENTALS OF HEALTH SCIENCES 

DTCC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY - BIO 120

03910

1 Credit + 3 College Credit

This dual enrollment course, DTCC BIO 120, introduces students to anatomy and physiology of humans including the structure and function of cells, tissues, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Coordinated laboratory experiments are an integral part of this course. Students learn physiology of each body system, as well as how to investigate common diseases, disorders, and emerging diseases. The prevention of disease, diagnosis, and treatment are addressed. There is an additional $65 lab manual fee due the first week of class. 

*Prerequisites: BIOLOGY I - 03051 or 03051H

 

ESSENTIALS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

BIO110

1 Credit + 3 College Credits

This DTCC articulated course includes structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on gross anatomy as well as all organ systems and their relationship to homeostasis. Coordinated laboratory activities are an integral part of this course. This course will be offered as an articulated course with Delaware Technical Community College (BIO110-Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology) Upon successful completion of the course (75% or better), students will receive three college credits from Delaware Technical Community College.

 

Public & Community Health Pathway

Pathway Overview

The Public & Community Health Pathway is a four (4) course instructional program of study that engages students in a comprehensive approach to health while learning about social determinants such as poverty, discrimination, and inadequate access to resources. Students will learn to view health from medical, behavioral, social, and environmental perspectives. Additionally, students will discover methods for eliminating health inequities and bringing awareness to public policy to determine the distribution of resources needed for healthy communities. Students will explore the fields of health and human services while investigating client needs, services, and the skills and attitudes required of the effective human services worker. Through exploration of the National Health Science Standards, students will acquire important skills necessary for healthcare professionals such as medical terminology, medical mathematics, communication, safety practices, legal responsibilities, and teamwork.

Pathway Courses

HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

FCS9330

1 Credit

Human Growth and Development (HGD) introduces students to human, physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development beginning with conception and ending with early adolescence. Theories supporting current thinking and research on human development are examined, as well as the processes and influences affecting the developing person. Further, students explore challenges to normal growth and development.

FUNDAMENTALS OF HEALTH SCIENCES

141540

1 Credit + 3 College Credits

This course is for sophomores and above and introduces students to careers in healthcare and is a prerequisite to the other Health Science Pathway courses. This course focuses on medical terminology which includes Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, roots, abbreviations, names of diseases and surgeries related to hospital services and allied health specialties. In addition, students explore the National Consortium Health for Science Education (NCHSE) Health Science Standards and entry level healthcare skills. Students begin preparation for the NCHSE National Health Science Assessment and develop skills focusing on the language of medicine. This course will be offered as an articulated course with Delaware Technical Community College (BIO100-Medical Terminology) Upon successful completion of the course (75% or better), students will receive three college credits from Delaware Technical Community College.

*Prerequisites: HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC & COMMUNITY HEALTH

080530

1 Credit

This course introduces students to population health and examines the interdisciplinary approach to social and behavioral influences. Students learn the history of public and community health and the multi-disciplinary approach to health, which includes examining various organizations and healthcare delivery systems. Students examine complex public health problems and are exposed to major theories of disease etiology and intervention. Additionally, students explore public health issues related to epidemiology, mental health, disabilities, and substance abuse. Students participate in Mental Health First Aid Certification through the National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH) and continue preparation for the National Health Science Assessment.

*Prerequisites: FUNDAMENTALS OF HEALTH SCIENCES - 141540

 

PERSONAL WELLNESS

080570

1 Credit

This course introduces students to the importance of wellness in relation to the Six Dimensions of Wellness, which include physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and occupational wellness. Additionally, students learn basic nutritional requirements for healthy individuals, how exercise affects health, and methods of disease prevention. Students explore factors that predispose individuals to unhealthy behaviors as well as key components of health behavior change. Further, this course is offered as an articulated course through Wilmington University (HLT 321- Personal Wellness). At the completion of the program of study, students complete the National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE) National Health Science Assessment.

*Prerequisites: ESSENTIALS OF PUBLIC & COMMUNITY HEALTH - 080530

 

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