CAHS General Education and Elective Courses Options

Looking for a specific course to complete your schedule?

CAHS has a variety of Gen Ed, and elective courses that might be just what you need! 

General Education Courses (Gen Eds)

Students in MRI machine

This course introduces the student to the principles and practices of the medical imaging modalities comprising medical imaging. Areas of study will include radiography and their subspecialties, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, and ultrasound. The uses of each modality along with their relative strengths and weaknesses will be explored. The training and professional expectations of those performing and interpreting the images will be discussed. Open to all majors. Required of all AMIT majors.

Fullfills: NS/Natural Science
Offered: Spring
Location: Fully online

Student in Speech and Hearing Clinic using the ultrasound machine

This course is designed to introduce you to individuals belonging to one of the world's largest minority group, those with disabilities. We will focus on individuals with disabilities and differences related to communication disorders and embracing the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual. A variety of communication disorders and cultural differences will be discussed, synthesized and analyzed by utilizing literary texts and media. Knowledge of communication disorders will provide students with both an understanding of the historical challenges and the need for acceptance and respect of individuals with differences. Communication disorders across the human lifespan will include: speech, language, voice, resonance, swallowing, hearing and deaf culture.

Fullfills: HU/Humanities, DEI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Offered: Fall & Spring
Location: main campus 

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This course will explore the importance of ethics in the delivery and utilization of health care. Through this course students will be challenged to integrate general content knowledge on value development and ethical frameworks, theoretical application through classroom-based problem based-learning (PBL) activities, and experiential learning application through community engagement.Through a service learning model, students will volunteer with local community outreach organizations to identify the challenges that are faced in caring for people who may have limited access to health care. Through peer collaboration and PBL activities, students will then use ethical theoretical frameworks to develop a potential solution to an identified challenge and write a proposal to remedy the area of improvement they observed at the community organization. At the end of this course, the students will have an enhanced ability to critically think about ethical decision-making in health care, as well as experience in identifying and developing ethical solutions in their community. - Prerequisite Definition: To take this course you must: Be enrolled in one of these Programs 35BAC, 35CRT.

Fullfills: SCE/Society, Culture & Ethics
Offered: Fall, Spring
Location: HSB (medical campus)

Student in nutrition laboratory with mixing bowl of vegetables

This course looks at the importance of an appropriate diet and nutritional practices in one's life. It provides students with an introductory look at macronutrients and micronutrients. It reviews their basic metabolism,absorption, transport, and their effects on an individual's diet to promote optimal health and lessen the risk for chronic disease. Students willassess and compare dietary intakes to national reference standards.

Fullfills: NS/Natural Science
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Location: Fully online

Students touching globe

This course will explore cultural food practices throughout the world and examine how dietary practices have evolved historically to meet the nutritional needs of different populations. Comparisons will be made between the dietary patterns of diverse cultures and the potential impact of cultural food ways on nutritional status and overall health. Additional topics will include the origin and evolution of food customs, the influence of socioecological factors on food preparation and consumption, and the impact of globalization and technology on the quality and availability of healthy foods worldwide.

Fullfills: SCE/Society, Culture & Ethics
Offered: Fall and Spring
Location: Fully online

Nutritionist and athlete

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement fueling strategies to optimize sports performance. The course introduces the students to the basics of performance fueling including understanding and calculating energy and macronutrient needs, sources and timing of macronutrient ingestion in relationship with a sports event, and strategies for performance plate building and staying hydrated. Tools and skills for evaluating supplements and ergogenic aids will be provided. This course will also address obstacles associated with ideal fueling including meal planning, meal preparation, kitchen skills, and food safety. This course is designed to build a nutrition science foundation that will better prepare students to make sound decisions regarding food choices as they relate to sports performance and their overall health.

Fullfills: NS Natural Sciences
Offered: Fall & Spring
Location: Fully online

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Through the lens of critical theory, the overarching goal of this course is to study the diversity of American families from a multigenerational developmental perspective. The family will be examined as a social system moving through time, with a focus on the challenges the family faces as they go through the family life cycle from courtship to old age. Because families are embedded within a social environment, we will explore how culture and societal forces affect the family life, and how certain policies, structures, attitudes, and behaviors marginalize and discriminate against non-traditional families. This course focuses on the ways in which the social work profession responds to contemporary families under stress, and how the values and ethics of the profession guide social work practice. In order to understand family processes that enable the family to meet the needs of its members, students will learn the importance of the person-in-environment fit, specifically examining how diversity, equity and inclusion issues impact family from a systems perspective. Students will learn about the major theoretical models that help us understand how family’s function such as systems, role, feminist, intergenerational, social learning, conflict, and ecological theories.

Fullfills: HU/Humanities, DEI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Offered: Fall
Location: Main campus

Elective Courses

imaging students in scanner

This course is a survey of the human anatomy in all sectional planes. Medical images from CT, MRI,PET, and SPECT may be used to supplement the textbook. Students will be expected to use proper anatomical nomenclature with respect to body structures. This course will emphasize differentiating between normal and abnormal anatomical structures. 

Offered: Fall 
Location: HSB (medical campus)
Pre-requsite: To take this course you must: Have taken the following Course BIOL2002C min grade C-.

This distance learning course introduces students to the language of medicine and allied health while reviewing the major organ systems of the body. Students will learn at their own pace within the boundaries of the course schedule.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer 
Location: Fully online

Students in motor lab

This is the first of a two part sequence of courses to introduce students to the basic concepts of the occupational therapy profession in preparation for acceptance into an accredited masters or doctoral program. Course content introduces students to the history of occupational therapy, practice settings, educational requirements, frames of reference and basic components of effective service delivery. The course will be taught in a hybrid format with the majority of learning being completed online with 5-7 on campus learning sessions.

Offered: Fall
Location: Hyrid format, HSB (medical campus) 

Athletic training student working with athlete

This is the first of a two course sequence established to introduce students to the basic concepts of the Athletic Training profession and the practice settings in which Athletic Trainers work.  The information is intended to be useful to the student in securing pre-professional service opportunities in preparation for application and successful admission to into an accredited professional graduate program in Athletic Training. Course content introduces students to the history of Athletic Training, practice settings, educational requirements, frames of reference and basic components of effective professional behaviors and responsibilities. The course will be taught in a hybrid format with material presented both on-line and in face-to-face classroom sessions.

Offered: Spring
Location: Hybrid format,  HSB (medical campus)

Students in lab

This course is designed to provide an overview of the medical-legal and laboratory aspects of forensic science. An overview of each core forensic science discipline will be presented, with the focus on utilizing scientific techniques as crime solving tools. Forensic experts from the field will impart an understanding and appreciation of the wide scope of the forensic sciences.

Offered: Spring
Location: Fully online

Prerequisites: To take this course you must: Have taken the following Courses BIOL1082 min grade C-,BIOL1082L min grade C-, or BIOL1021 min grade C-,BIOL1021L min grade C-,BIOL1022 min grade C-, or BIOL1051C min grade C-,BIOL1052C min grade C-.

Student with microscope

A study of clinical immunology concentrating on immune system functions, relationships and responses to infection and disease. Vaccine strategies and basic immunological assessment techniques are included.

 

Offered: Spring
Location: HSB (medical campus)

Prerequisite Definition: To take this course you must: Have taken the following Courses BIOL1051C min grade C-,BIOL1052C min grade C-, or BIOL1021 min grade C-,BIOL1021L min grade C-,BIOL1022 min grade C-, or BIOL1082 min grade C-,BIOL1082L min grade C-.

Students in lab with microscope

This course is designed to provide an overview andintroduction to the field of biomedical laboratoryscience as it relates to the role of a research laboratory associate in a research setting. General topics, research methods, data collection and interpretation, and laboratory applications will be covered. Hands-on practice of laboratory techniques will be included in the laboratory component. Open to non-Clinical Laboratory Sciencemajors.

Offered: Spring 
Location: HSB (medical campus)
Prerequisite: To take this course you must: Have taken the following Courses BIOL1051C min grade C-,BIOL1052C min grade C-, or BIOL1021 min grade C-,BIOL1021L min grade C-,BIOL1022 min grade C-, or BIOL1082 min grade C-,BIOL1082L min grade C-.

Medical Laboratory students

This course is designed to provide an overview of clinical laboratory testing as it relates to health and disease. An overview of each core area of the laboratory will be presented along with a brief discussion of normal and abnormal physiology, methods of analyses, and clinical case studies. Hands-on practice of laboratory techniques will be included in the laboratory component. Open to Medical Laboratory Science majors and non-majors.

Offered: Spring
Location: HSB (medical campus)
Prerequisite: 6 credit hours of Biology. To take this course you must: Have taken the following Courses BIOL1051C min grade C-,BIOL1052C min grade C-, or BIOL1021 min grade C-,BIOL1021L min grade C-,BIOL1022 min grade C-, or BIOL1082 min grade C-,BIOL1082L min grade C-.

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