General CAHP Courses

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CAHP 310 Medical Terminology (2 credit hours) SUMMER (This is a pre-requisite or Professional Development course.)
Students planning to enter a health care career need an introduction to medical language. This course will serve as such, 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

CAHP 412 Human Genetics (3 credit hours) SPRING (This is a pre-requisite or Professional Development course.)
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. Email

CAHP 415/515 Cultural Competence & Communication (2 credit hours) SUMMER (This is a pre-requisite or Professional Development course.)
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 exploring 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

CAHP 416 Child Life in Health Care (3 credit hours) SUMMER
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. Prerequisites: Must have completed a minimum of three child development courses.

CAHP 420 Computers in Health Care (2 credit hours) FALL (This is a pre-requisite or Professional Development course.)
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

CAHP 422 Principles of Education for Health Care Professionals (2 credit hours) SPRING (This is a pre-requisite course.)
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