Sep 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

AHS 101 - Introduction to Health Professions

Class: 2 Credits: 2
This course provides a study of the health professions and the health care industry.

Course Topics:
  • Health Careers
  • Working in Health Care
  • Communication in Health Care
  • Health Care Industry
  • Working with Patients
  • Legal and Ethical Responsibilities
  • Employment
  • Leadership
  • Professional Development

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn Web site
Required Materials:

Grading System:
Grades are not rounded. Students must earn a grade of C or higher to earn credit for AHS 101.

A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify and discuss the various health care professionals classified under Therapeutic and Treatment Occupations, Diagnostic Occupations, Health Information Management Occupations and Environmental Occupations.
  2. Examine the health care industry today to include technology, specialization, aging population and costs.
  3. Summarize how ethical and legal responsibilities can impact health care workers.
  4. Define professionalism and describe its importance to health care.
  5. State the importance of communication and how communication relates to health care.
  6. Develop the professional skills needed for following up on job leads and creating an organized resume.

For SCC Online Courses:
If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Policies that include:

  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Proctored Exams

Face Covering Requirements:
All faculty, staff and students must wear a face mask/covering at all times (absent a medical condition) on all SCC campuses when safe social distancing measures are not possible or difficult to follow. For further details, refer to the Student Guidelines for Face Coverings and Social Distancing on the SCC Coronavirus COVID-19 Information page.
Standard SCC Course Policies:
Please review the Standard SCC Course Polices on the following topics:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Add/Drop period
  • Appeals Process
  • Class Attendance
  • Classroom Behavior (traditional and online)
  • Classroom Conduct/Expectations
  • Lab Procedures (general SCC policy regarding this)
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Withdrawal Policy

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