Lorain County Community College Catalog

Course Descriptions

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ALHN 091 - SCHOOL AT WORK - BUILDING A CAREER LADDER IN HEALTHCARE 3(4)
School at Work (SAW) is the premier career development system for entry-level workers in healthcare. The SAW program is used to grow a workforce from its foundation. Over six months, SAW's blended-learning instructional model helps students refresh essential skills and gain an understanding of healthcare-specific subjects. Students develop a customized Career and Learning Plan to guide advancement after SAW completion. The result: an engaged and motivated workforce committed to the highest standard of patient care.

ALHN 105 - CAREER EXPLORATION IN HEMODIALYSIS TECHNOLOGY 1(1)
This course is an overview of the Hemodialysis Technology profession for those persons interested in exploring a possible career path in the field. It examines various Hemodialysis Technology careers including required educational preparation, benefits, roles, responsibilities, and opportunities in the field. Hemodialysis Technology practice settings, treatments, patient populations and specialty areas of practice are described.

ALHN 107 - CAREER EXPLORATIONS IN DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY 1(1)
This course is an overview of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography profession for those persons interested in exploring a possible career path in the field. It examines various Sonography careers including required education preparation, benefits, roles, responsibilities, and opportunities in the field. Sonography practice settings, treatments, patient populations and specialty areas of practice are described.

ALHN 110 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3(3)
This course will introduce medical terminology including common medical word roots, prefixes, suffixes and combining forms. It will include common medical abbreviations, pronunciation, spelling and definitions of medical terminology related to the human body systems. People who are pursuing an allied health or nursing program, or who are reentering health care professions or persons working in health care related agencies will enhance their knowledge of medical terminology in this course.

ALHN 112 - INTRO TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 1(1)
This course provides an introduction to medical terminology including common medical word roots, prefixes, suffixes and their combining word forms and common medical abbreviations, A course intended for persons considering a career in allied health or nursing or those re-entering the health care profession. Required course for students entering Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (not required for advanced placement students).

ALHN 113 - INTRODUCTION TO PATIENT CARE 1(2)
This course introduces the student to the health care delivery system, exploring methods of providing basic patient-care skills, infection control, patient safety, and an introduction to healthcare worker safety in a medical environment. A course intended for person considering a career in allied health or nursing, or those re-entering the health care profession. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed). Prerequisite: High school diploma or equivalent.

Prerequisite: High school diploma or equivalent

ALHN 114 - NURSE AIDE TRAINING 5(7)
This approved Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Training Competency Evaluation Program (TCEP) course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and technical skills to function as a nurse aide. At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to perform nursing related services to patients and residents in a long term care facility and be eligible to take the state certification test. Laboratory Required. (A special fee will be assessed.) A C" or better must be achieved in this course in order to receive a Certificate of Completion. Prerequisite: High School diploma or GED, demonstrated written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated reading skills by completing the Reading portion of the Compass placement assessment with a minimum score of 71. If Compass reading score is below 71, appropriate developmental coursework is required which includes completion of Reading courses (RDST 021 and RDST 022) with a "C" or better and advisor approval.

Prerequisite: High School diploma or GED, demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, demonstrated reading skills by completing the Reading portion of the Compass placement assessment with a minimum score of 71.

ALHN 116 - MEDICATION AIDE TRAINING 5(8.5)
This approved Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) course is designed to provide State Tested Nurse Aides with the knowledge and technical skills to function as a medication aide. At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to take the Ohio Board of Nursing state competency test for Certification Medication Aide in order to pass medications, the participant must take an OBN approved course and pass the state competency test. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.) A letter grade of C" or better in lecture, as well as a Satisfactory (S) grade in lab and clinical must be achieved in this course, in order to receive a Certificate of Completion. Prerequisite: high school diploma or GED and acceptance into the Medication Aide program. (Must be 18 years of age or older, active status as a State Tested Nurse Aide per Nurse Aide Registry or worked in a residential care facility as defined by division (A)(7) of section 3721.09 of the Ohio Revised Code as an aide who provided direct resident care for one full year or more, demonstrated math, written and verbal communication skills, and current standard First Aid and Basic Life Support CPR.)

Prerequisite: High School diploma or GED and acceptance into the Medication Aide program.

ALHN 118 - PHARMACOLOGY FOR ALLIED HEALTH AND NURSING 3(3)
This course is designed to enable Allied Health students to acquire knowledge about pharmacology. General pharmacological concepts, such as drug medication preparation, drug calculations, drug classification and administration, drug interaction, will be presented. Drugs that are commonly given for diseases of the body systems will also be discussed.

Prerequisite: BIOG 115 or concurrent enrollment in BIOG 122 or divisional approval.

ALHN 120 - CAREER EXPLORATIONS IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 1(1)
This course is an overview of the occupational therapy profession for those persons interested in exploring a career path in the field. It examines the different occupational therapy careers including required educational preparation, benefits, roles, responsibilities, and opportunities in the field. Occupational Therapy practice settings, treatment, patient populations, specialty areas of practice are described.

ALHN 121 - GENERAL PATHOLOGY 2(2)
Basic principles of pathogenesis are explored. This also includes the study of the clinical manifestations of diseases according to body systems, diagnosis, treatment, and surgical intervention for the specific disease processes. Previous or concurrent enrollment in BIOG 122.

Prerequisite: BIOG 115 or previous or concurrent enrollment in BIOG 122.

ALHN 125 - APPLIED CLINICAL ETHICS FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS 3(3)
This course addresses ethical decision-making in professional healthcare practice. Basic definitions, theories, concepts, and issues of applied clinical ethics will be presented. Ethical decision-making models will be explained and applied. Resources for the healthcare professional will be identified and utilized.

ALHN 192G - CULTURAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE 3(3)
This course is designed to increase awareness of the effects of cultural diversity on health status, health care, and the health care system in the United States. The role of the health care provider in caring for culturally diverse clients is addressed. Basic concepts, theories and issues related to transcultural health care are addressed along with strategies for incorporating culturally appropriate care into the health care setting. Teaching strategies are varied to promote cognitive, behavioral and affective changes in the student related to cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural skill, and cultural sensitivity.

ALHN 194 - CAREER EXPLORATIONS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY 1(1)
This course is an overview of the physical therapy profession for those persons interested in exploring a possible career path in the field. It examines various physical therapy careers including required educational preparation, benefits, roles, responsibilities, and opportunities in the field. Physical therapy practice settings, treatments, patient populations and specialty areas of practice are described.

ALHN 196 - COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER I 6(7)
This course introduces the student to the health care delivery system, exploring methods of providing basic patient-care skills, infection control, patient safety and an introduction to healthcare worker safety in a medical environment. It includes a basic overview of health data, anatomy and physiology, life span development, communication, biomedical terminology, documentation and reporting, confidentially and caregiver issues.

ALHN 197 - COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER II 5(6)
This course introduces the student to the role and responsibilities of the Community Health Worker. It includes an overview of problem solving, client advocacy, referral procedures and services, health care across the lifespan, safety for the home visitor and the role of the Community Health Worker in health education and wellness.

Prerequisite: ALHN 196

ALHN 198 - COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER PRACTICUM 5(0)
This course provides for the opportunity for application of the Community Health Worker role in a directed practice setting. The student will apply an understanding of health promotion in the acute and home settings to foster wellness and effective management of disease states.

Prerequisite: ALHN 197

ALHN 221G - HEALTH CARE IN DEVELOPING NATIONS 4(10)
This elective allied health and nursing and surgical technology course is designed for any student interested in the culture and health care of citizens of rural developing nations. The course focuses on cultural aspects of surgical and medical care, comparing health care in the United States with care of the poor of developing countries who have little or no medical access. Students enrolled in any Division of Allied Health and Nursing program are invited to participate and will engage in active research in a topic of their choice. This class includes a college classroom portion and a two-week clinical experience in a developing country (i.e., Dominican Republic) with a medical and surgical missionary team. This course is co-listed with SRGT 221. (A special fee will be assessed).

Prerequisite: Divisional approval.

ALHN 287 - WORK-BASED LEARNING I - ALHN 1(1)
This course provides supervised work experience with approved employer(s) in an area related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U basis. Prerequisite: A student must be pursuing an approved program at LCCC; have completed 15 semester hours with a minimum of six semester hours in the discipline of the placement; have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the discipline and a 2.0 overall GPA; and have divisional approval.

Prerequisite: A student must be pursuing an approved program at LCCC; have completed 15 semester hours with a minimum of six semester hours in the discipline of the placement; have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the discipline and 2.0 overall GPA; and divisional approval.

ALHN 288 - WORK-BASED LEARNING II - ALHN 1(1)
This course provides supervised work experience building on experience in Work-Based Learning I with approved employer(s) in an area related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U basis.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ALHN 287

ALHN 289 - WORK BASED LEARNING III - ALHN 1(1)
This course provides supervised work experience building on experience in work-based learning II with approved employer(s) in an area related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U basis.

Prerequisite: ALHN 288

ALHN 292 - CARDIAC INTENSIVE 2(2)
This course will focus on exposing the Allied Health and Nursing student to realistic cardiac based situations in which they will apply assessment and clinical decision making skills utilizing communication, teamwork and management of care for the simulated cardiac patient. Students will learn electrocardiography interpretation (ECG) and care of dysrhythmias.