2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

AHS 100 - Fundamentals of Health Care

Description: Overview of current U.S. health care delivery systems and professions including behaviors for success, customer service, and quality improvement.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Health care careers 
  2. Health care organizations and payment sources
  3. Ethical and legal issues in health care 
  4. Introduction to medical terminology
  5. Environmental safety and infection control
  6. Professional behaviors and responsibilities
  7. Verbal and written communication skills
  8. Diversity and culture in health care
  9. Computers and technology in health care
  10. Emergency health care procedures
  11. Health care employment preparedness

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe the different roles of the health care worker within the medical system, including the education, certification and/or licensure requirements for each role. (1,6) 
  2. Describe the different types of health care delivery systems and services. (2) 
  3. Describe major US health care payment sources. (2)
  4. Identify ethical and legal issues in the health care setting. (3) 
  5. Identify and define the component parts of medical terms. (4) 
  6. Describe environmental safety and infection control procedures in the health care setting. (5,6) 
  7. Utilize communication skills with patients and other health care team members. (4, 6-8) 
  8. Describe how computers and technology are used in various areas of health care. (9) 
  9. Identify illnesses and injuries that may require first aid. (10)
  10. Prepare a resume and employment application. (1,6,7,11)