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Allied Health

Anatomy and Physiology
This freshman course establishes a foundation that is necessary to understand the field of allied health. It introduces students to the world of health care, emphasizes personal and professional skills, discusses diversity and differences, and explores trends that influence health care. Students will demonstrate their understanding of legal issues related to the health care industry, compare theories on growth and development, and promote safety principles designed to protect both the client and the health care worker. This course also investigates educational routes and health career profiles. It prepares students to work in teams, think independently, and perform specific tasks skillfully.
5 Credits

Introduction to Clinical Skills is a 2.5 credit course that meets every other day for one semester. It begins with an introduction to anatomical terms and abbreviations commonly used in a healthcare setting. It continues with the discussion, modeling and practice of clinical skills that are integrated into almost every branch of healthcare. Emphasis is placed on patient confidentiality, interpersonal skills, safety and infection control while performing these skills. At the end of this course, each student will be CPR/AED certified through the American Heart Association’s Heart Saver course.
2.5 Credits

Anatomy and Physiology One is a semester long, dual-enrollment course that incorporates academic work coupled with dissection and other laboratory exercises as well as case studies. The highlight of Anatomy and Physiology One, however, is the seven-day clinical rotation at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. This rotation allows students to be exposed to a range of healthcare careers in an actual workplace environment. The academic coursework begins with a review of the fundamentals of anatomical vocabulary, basic chemistry and cell and tissue structure and function. Subsequently, the Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous Systems including Special Senses will be covered. Students also have an opportunity to earn 4 credits from Rutgers University if they are successful in passing the Rutgers’ exam. 
 5 Credits

Anatomy and Physiology II is a one-semester course which examines the following organ systems: endocrine, cardiovascular, blood, lymphatic, digestive, urinary, respiratory and reproductive. This class is the preparation and the classroom corollate to the Rutgers Human Anatomy and Physiology II Exam. Through a variety of teaching methods, students continue their study of the human body in states of optimal health and disease.
5 Credits

Healthy Relationships is a required two and one half credit allied health course for sophomore students. This course has a comprehensive health and sex education curriculum. Throughout the course there is an emphasis on maintaining positive relationship interaction with appropriate communication skills and encouragement of the acceptance and appreciation of diversity in its many forms. The course will discuss various types of families, healthy family life, common sources of family stress and aspects of dysfunctional families. Violence in relationships will be examined in the form of child abuse, dating abuse, domestic abuse, and bullying. The anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems are taught in conjunction with puberty, pregnancy, birth, sexually transmitted diseases, contraception and abstinence. The importance of informed and considered decision-making regarding the physical and emotional risks associated with sexual relationships are addressed. Substance abuse and the detrimental effects on the health of the abuser and their relationships, as well as potential treatment options for addiction, will be presented. Information is provided regarding health clinics, crisis agencies and other community resources that are available to assist students.
2.5 Credits 

Introduction to Public Health seeks to build upon and expand the knowledge base taught in Allied Health courses through a variety of teaching methods, students will continue their exploration of various communities in both wellness and disease through an epidemiological perspective. Exposure to a wide range of careers available in Allied Health in the community will continue, with an emphasis on Public Health careers. Course objectives will be supported by the infusion of experiential field trips to community agencies.

This course is intended to reflect the changing needs of our society. It will incorporate the use of technology for gathering data, analyzing data, and presentation of the variability of data. Emphasis will be placed on epidemiological statistics; the students will analyze case studies of epidemics.

The long-term goals for this course will be to assess a community, collect data, identify and analyze a need within that community. Then plan, problem-solve, and implement a community based project by the entire class. This course encourages and supports individual, group and whole class projects. The purpose and process of grant writing will be integrated with in the community-based project. This course will encourage the students to problem solve in today’s technological, scientific society.

This course also includes an intense examination and application of medical terminology through an anatomical systems approach. Rigorous preparation would culminate with taking the Rutgers University 3 credit college exam.  CPR will be completed during this year or upon entry into their senior year Allied Health elective.
5 Credits

This course intends to enlighten students to the changing understanding of the field of mental health with an infusion of alternative therapies for certain mental health conditions. The first part of the course will introduce the historical, theoretical and legal issues of mental health as well as life span and developmental problems. It will emphasize an understanding of the self and others and the physiological/psychological effects of stress. Major psychiatric illnesses will be explained complemented with their current treatment modalities. The second part of the course will present an overview of the many types of alternative therapies in health care and research into the application of these therapies to health related problems. Students will investigate methods to reduce stress for the individual.
5 Credits 

Introduction to American Sign Language and the Health Care Professional is a required course for all seniors. Students will learn basic American Sign Language and skills for communicating with individuals who are Deaf / Hard of Hearing, especially in a medical or emergency situation. American Sign Language questions, commands, and other simple sentence structures are introduced to develop rudimentary conversational skills. Lessons include the manual alphabet, sign vocabulary, medical signs, numbers, basic ASL grammar, how to work with a Sign Language Interpreter, and expressive & receptive signing activities. Information about the Deaf Community, Deaf Culture and ASL History will be introduced.
1 Credit

Introductions to Physical Therapy is a semester long survey of the physical therapy profession. It commences by studying its history and evolution and the requirements to enter the field. Pertinent medical and rehabilitation specific terminology will be reviewed. Principles of human movement will be examined. We will explore the various settings in which physical therapists work. These include pediatric rehabilitation, neurological rehab, orthopedics, sports medicine, cardiac rehab, and geriatrics. Therapeutic intervention such as exercise, manual therapy, and physical modalities (heat, cold, sound, and electricity) will be demonstrated and studied.
4 Credits

The Academy of Allied Health and Science in partnership with Jersey Shore Medical Center offers a state certified EMT course, an elective of the senior curriculum. The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course is a comprehensive program consisting of classroom (didactic), skills lab, clinical (hospital observation), and field (ambulance observation) components. The course adheres to the 2009 National EMS Education Standards which are based on the National EMS Core Content and the National EMS Scope of Practice that define the minimal entry-level educational competencies for each level of EMS training and has replaced the DOT National Standards curricula used in the past.

The course is divided into 9 sections. Each section contains a varying number of chapters in the EMT textbook. Online quizzes are also required as a followup to each individual chapter.  There is a test given at the completion of each section. These section tests are generated by JSUMC and are multiple choice in content. Section tests may be re-taken once if the initial test results in a failure. The re-test will be graded as a 70. 10 hours of Emergency Room time is mandated by the state of New Jersey as a pre-requisite for EMT-B certification. This is done on the student’s own. Upon successful completion of the course students are eligible to take the NJ State EMT Exam for EMT Certification.
4 Credits