Prerequisites

Online courses

CLS 302 Introduction to Hematology & Clinical Laboratory Methods (2 cr) SPRING
PLEASE NOTE, this course is on CAMPUS only. Students that register for this course will be charged the UNMC Undergraduate Tuition and Fees. You WILL NOT be charged the tuition and fees listed on the SAHP Non-degree seeking student web page. Students do not need a proctor for this course.

This on campus course includes the theory and basic principles of laboratory procedures in Hematology and Urinalysis areas of the clinical laboratory. Students will also be introduced to the use of the laboratory test data to detect possible disease.

CLS 404 Immunology (3 cr) FALL, SPRING
This online course includes the theory and application of basic concepts in immunology, immunopathology, and immunologic testing methods.  Topics of study include the cells, proteins and chemicals involved in the immune system.  Immune disorders such as hypersensitivity, autoimmunity, immunodeficiency and protein abnormalities are addressed, as well as transplant and tumor immunology, immunologic testing methods and flow cytometry.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Imhoff

Textbook: Immunology by Thomas Kindt, Barbara Osborne, Richard Goldsby, 7th Edition 2013. ISBN: 978-1429219198

SAHP 310 Medical Terminology (2 cr) FALL, SPRING, SUMMER
Students planning on entering a health care career need to be introduced to medical language. The course will serve as such 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. Students are required to have a webcam, computer microphone and Microsoft PowerPoint for course assignments and exams.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Bartenhagen, Custer

Textbook: Medical Terminology: A Short Course by Davi-Ellen Chabner, 6th Ed., Saunders, 2011. ISBN: 978-1437734409

Companion online resources at http://evolve.elsevier.com

SAHP 412 Human Genetics (3 cr) SPRING
The course will provide the student with an historical and experimental background to our current understanding of the basis of human genetics.  The purpose of the course is to obtain a fundamental understanding of genetic phenomena. This includes the four major sub-divisions of genetics: transmission genetics, which deals with the transmission of genes from generation to generation; molecular genetics, which deals with the structure and function of genes at the molecular level; population genetics, which deals with heredity of groups of individuals for traits that are determined by one or a few genes; and quantitative genetics which deals with heredity of traits in groups of individuals wherein the traits are determined by many genes simultaneously.

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

Instructor: Sanman

Textbook: iGenetics: A Molecular Approach by Peter J. Russell, 3rd Ed., Benjamin Cummings, 2009. ISBN: 978-0321569769

SAHP 413 Statistics for Health Care Professionals (3 cr) FALL (2014, 2016-Even Years)
This upper level course is designed to provide allied health professions students with an 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.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Schmid

Textbook: Principles of Biostatistics by Marcello Pagano, Kimberlee Gauvreau, 2nd Ed., Duxbury Press, 2000. ISBN: 978-0534229023

SAHP 415/515 Cultural Competence & Communication (2 cr) SUMMER
Communication and Cultural Competency is an upper-level course for allied health professions students to facilitate understanding of the role of cultural competence in the healthcare 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 understanding 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 healthcare. The course will include an in-depth assessment of the CLAS standards and cultural competency information available to healthcare organizations.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Tompkins

Textbook(s): The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege by Robert Jensen, City Lights Publishers, 2005. ISBN: 978-0872864498

Select one of the following:
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman, 1st Ed., Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998. ISBN: 978-0374525644,
The Middle of Everywhere: The World's Refugees Come to Our Town by Mary Pipher, 1st Ed., Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002. ISBN: 978-0151006007, or
The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community by Mary Pipher, Mariner Books, 2003. ISBN: 978-0156027373

SAHP 420 Computers in Health Care (2 cr) FALL
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.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Moser

Textbook: No text required

SAHP 422 Principles of Education for Health Care Professionals (2 cr) SPRING
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.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor: Honeycutt

Textbook: No text required

SAHP 462 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 cr) FALL
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.  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.

Prerequisites: None

Instructor:

Textbooks: Principles of Anatomy and Physiology by Gerard J. Tortora, Bryan H. Derrickson, 12th Ed., Wiley, 2008. ISBN: 978-0470084717 and Real Anatomy Software DVD by Mark Nielsen, Shawn D. Miller, 1 DVD Edition, Wiley, 2008. ISBN: 978-0470114834

SAHP 463 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 cr) SPRING
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.

Prerequisites: SAHP 462 or equivalent

Instructor:

Textbooks: Same as SAHP 462 

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