What Will This Curriculum Teach Me?
Student’s enrolled in this program will learn how to:
- Possess a general overview of the health care industry
- Perform clerical functions required in the medical office
- Apply principles of medical asepsis
- Perform specimen collection
- Perform EKG procedures
- Perform Phlebotomy procedures
- Perform diagnostic testing
- Provide patient care
- Apply legal and ethical concepts
- Instruct patients
- Perform medical office operational functions
- Demonstrate professionalism in health care setting
Federal Definitions of Allied Health
Allied Health is defined in the Federal Code and further defined in The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Allied health is also included in eligibility criteria for participation in grant programs administered by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Public Health Service. The ACA (P.L. 111-148) defines allied health professionals as follows: 1) ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL.” The term “allied health professional” means an allied health professional as defined in section 799B(5) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 295p(5)) who (A) has graduated and received an allied health professions degree or certificate from an institution of higher education; and (B) is employed with a Federal, State, local or tribal public health agency, or in a setting or in a setting where patients might require health care services, including acute care facilities, ambulatory care facilities, personal residences, and other settings located in health professional shortage areas, medically under served areas, or medically under served populations, as recognized by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Title 42, Chapter 6A, Subchapter V, Part F, Sec. 295p of the Federal Code states that the term “allied health professionals” means a health professional (other than a registered nurse or physician assistant) who has not received a degree of doctor of medicine, a degree of doctor of osteopathy, a degree of doctor of dentistry or an equivalent degree, a degree of doctor of veterinary medicine or an equivalent degree, a degree of doctor of optometry or an equivalent degree, a degree of doctor of podiatric medicine or an equivalent degree, a degree of bachelor of science in pharmacy or an equivalent degree, a degree of doctor of pharmacy or an equivalent degree, a graduate degree in public health or an equivalent degree, a degree of doctor of chiropractic or an equivalent degree, a graduate degree in health administration or an equivalent degree, a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or an equivalent degree, or a degree in social work or an equivalent degree or a degree in counseling or an equivalent degree.