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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Allied Health - Coopersmith Career Consulting

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Dates:

June 2016 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: identify and describe the significance of various organ systems in the body; describe the biochemical principles that allow cells, tissues and organs to function; describe the way in which the skeletal and muscular systems cooperate for life processes such as locomotion; discuss the various ways in which the body is regulated, including the roles of the nervous and endocrine systems; determine which disruptions to homeostasis are likely to result from various external and internal stimuli; explain homeostasis and the threats that can arise from its disruption; identify tests that are conducted to diagnose problems with the functioning of the human anatomy; and relate the lessons of the human anatomy to principles that allied health professionals are required to use on a daily basis. 

Instruction:

Anatomy and Physiology covers a variety of subjects that relate to the human body, with an emphasis on information needed by aspiring health professionals. The course discusses the physiology of the human body, including surveys of the major organ systems of the body as well as the underlying biochemistry and cellular concepts that are the building blocks for human life. The course also focuses on diseases that impact the various human systems and the ways in which the body itself and treatment from health professionals can help maintain homeostasis. Instruction  concludes with how the human anatomy changes over time and the differences between healthy aging and problems that tend to affect the body with aging. Instruction is offered in the form of a course syllabus and study guide, an assigned textbook with reading assignments, a PowerPoint study guide and audio/visual presentations. Students are expected to complete the course of study set forth in the syllabus to properly prepare for the final examination. The course also includes an optional online lab component provided by PhysioEx. Students may complete the course without the lab component for 3 semester hours or complete the course with lab component for 4 semester hours.

Credit recommendation:

In the associate/certificate degree category OR in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biological Sciences (6/16). NOTE: With the lab component, in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Biological Sciences (6/16). NOTE: To complete course with the lab component, students must submit lab reports in accordance with the course syllabus, in addition to taking the final examination.

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Dates:

June 2017 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define healthcare information technology; summarize the major healthcare legal practices and regulations; identify proper communication methods for use in healthcare workplace; comprehend Electronic Health Records (EHR)  and Electronic Medical Records (EMR); access roles and responsibilities for using Protected Health Information (PHI); explain how to set up, troubleshoot, and configure devices to a desktop workstation using computing resources and languages; assist in setting up basic networks with EHR/EMRs in mind; identify the uses for clinical software, and describe the steps in the clinical process; explain and identify medical interface components and diagnostics processes; describe different modes of data protection; identify areas of vulnerability and ways to protect wireless networks; and define encryption and how it can be used to secure healthcare data.

Instruction:

Computer Basics in Healthcare touches on fundamentals of healthcare, health information technology, and computer based management systems that support healthcare professionals and institutions.

Credit recommendation:

In the associate/certificate degree category, 3 semester hours in Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Administrative Assisting, Medical Assisting, or Allied Health (6/17).

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies (self- study, self-paced). 

Dates:

April 2020 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: examine both legal and ethical terms as used in health care; determine the functions and distribution of responsibility between the federal, state and local governments pertinent to health care; distinguish the specific laws pertinent to health care professionals and facilities; assess the implications of violating various health care laws; investigate key aspects of health information technology, including social media and telemedicine; evaluate future trends in health care that may have legal and/or ethical implications; and discover fundamental health care ethical principles as they apply to all providers of care and services.

Instruction:

Major topics include: an overview of the legalities and ethical behavior associated with a medical practice/facility, examination of laws, regulations and other legal considerations applicable to the healthcare profession, combined with exploration of ethical and bio-ethical issues.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Care Administration, Allied Health, Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, Nutrition Science, Health and Wellness, Medical Office Management, or Health Informatics (4/20).

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies (self-study, self-paced). 

Dates:

April 2020 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: analyze management of diversity issues in a changing health care environment; examine managing a health care facility with ethics and social responsibility; assess decision making and problem solving in human resources, strategic planning and other areas of health care; investigate the fundamentals of planning in a health care setting; compare organizational cultures in a health care setting; formulate the fundamentals of leadership in health care, using communication and interpersonal skills; examine the use of information systems for healthcare management functions; compare managing for quality vs. managing for competitive advantage in health care; analyze the trade offs between patient care issues and financial accountability; and investigate human resources management in health care organizations.

Instruction:

Major topics include: a general orientation to management practices in the field of health care, with focus on management concepts, processes, and theoretical content considered necessary for persons who intend to practice in a health care management position. Emphasis is placed on the differences in management of health care from other commodities and the importance of patient care and ethical issues. Tradeoffs between patient care issues and financial accountability are also addressed.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Care Administration, Medical Assisting, Allied Health, Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Office Management, or Health Informatics (4/20).

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies (self-study, self-paced). 

Dates:

April 2020 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: examine the historical context of the marijuana plant and its uses; examine the role of the endocannabinoid system; analyze the history of medical marijuana; investigate the choices for the delivering of marijuana into the body; examine the variety of medical marijuana strains and their applications; investigate the benefits of medical marijuana on medical and mental health disorders; investigate what cannabidiol (CBD) is and the medical benefits that it can provide; and clarify how CBD products are made and applied.

Instruction:

Major topics include: an introduction to the understanding and use of medical marijuana, the marijuana culture and history, uses of marijuana and the treatable conditions when considering medical marijuana, and common applications for CBD and the difference in CBD from THC.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health and Wellness, Psychology,  Sociology, Nutrition Science, Health Care Administration, Medical Assisting, Allied Health, Business Development, Alternative Medicine, Counseling, or Social Work (4/20).

 

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Dates:

June 2017 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: recognize that medical terminology has both constructed and non-constructed terms; identify each of the three word parts (word roots, prefixes, and suffixes) used to construct medical terms; identify, define and spell prefixes and suffixes often used in medical terminology; define and spell the word parts used to create terms for the human body and identify the building blocks,  organ systems, and cavities of the human body; describe anatomical planes, regions, and directional terms used to describe areas of the body; describe the five major diagnostic imaging techniques; define the word parts used to create medical terms of the integumentary system, musculoskeletal, lymphatic, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, nervous, endocrine and reproductive systems, and special senses; breakdown and define common medical terms used for symptoms, diseases, disorders, procedures, treatments and devices associated with these organ systems and special senses; and build medical terms, pronounce and spell common medical terms associated with these organ and special sensory systems.

Instruction:

Medical Terminology teaches students the accepted language of healthcare and emphasizes the medical terms used most commonly by medical providers to allow students who wish to go into the healthcare field an easier transition to the field.

Credit recommendation:

In the associate/certificate degree category, 3 semester hours in Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Administrative Assisting, Medical Assisting, or Medical Transcriptionist (6/17).

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies (self-study, self-paced).

Dates:

April 2020 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: examine the role of financing and reimbursement for long-term care services; investigate nursing home evolution in the United States and globally, and the cultural changes within long term care; determine the roles of social services, admission, and discharge; analyze the importance of recreation and activities within the long-term care environment; discover basic dietary services requirements; predict the challenges associated with rapidly changing global cultural diversity and understand and appreciate the need for long-term care facilities to modify their practices to accommodate the changing environment.

Instruction:

Major topics include: an introduction to the administration of long-term care facilities and services. Emphasis is placed on nursing home care, home health care, hospice, skilled nursing facilities, and other long-term care services. 

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Care Administration, Allied Health, Health Informatics, Medical Office Management, Elder Care Services, Social Services, Nutrition, or Cultural Diversity (4/20). 

 

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Dates:

June 2017 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe various pharmaceutical milestones that occurred throughout the 1800-1900s, the origin and content of the various drug consumer safety laws, and function of the FDA; differentiate between the chemical, generic, and trade/brand names of a drug; identify the various forms in which drugs are manufactured; explain the difference between various types of tablets, and distinguish an ointment, cream, or lotion; describe and differentiate the 10 different routes of drug administration, the advantages, and disadvantages of each; describe how the liver metabolizes drugs, and how doses are adjusted for patients with liver or kidney diseases, elderly, or premature infants; identify the seven rights of drug administration, how to reverse drug toxicity, and recognize certain drugs allergies, and drug-food interactions; discuss therapeutic effects of the different categories of drugs used to treat urinary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, cardiac, pulmonary, hematologic, gynecologic, endocrine, neurologic, psychiatric, ophthalmic, ENT (ear, nose, and throat), analgesic conditions; identify the component parts of the immune response, and how vaccines work; and compare and contrast how local, regional, spinal, and epidural anesthesia drugs are given.

Instruction:

Pathophysiology and Pharmacology is an introduction to the world of drugs and pharmaceuticals for students who intend to enter the healthcare profession. The course discusses common drugs for various ailments and their chemical structures and introduces students to the processes by which various drugs are indicated and administered.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nursing, Healthcare, or Health-wellness educator (6/17).

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies (self-study, self-paced). 

Dates:

April 2020 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: analyze the importance of health advocacy; investigate the techniques for utilizing various forms of media, whether print, television, or online; describe the legislative process of advocacy; examine how to refer a patient for legal help, create a medical-legal partnership and advocate for policy changes; examine class action for health professionals; analyzing the benefits of using research for policy change; examine the methods to identify and approach a community organization; and examine the roles and responsibilities of fundraising.

Instruction:

Major topics include: an introduction to the issues required for community mental health advocates, including the legislative process, approaches for using the media, when to seek an attorney, when to litigate, working with family and community, and funding strategies.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Care Administration, Psychology and Sociology, Allied Health, Health and Wellness, or Counseling and Social Work (4/20). 

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