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ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery

Orientation to the health care delivery system, including history, economics, medical/legal issues, professionalism, ethics, sociological aspects and wellness concepts. Orientation to the use of technology in the health care system will also be provided, including user interfaces, telecommunications and networks. The development of health care team skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving strategies and multicultural health care perspectives, will be presented. One classroom, three lab hours per week.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Allied Health
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Demonstrate an appreciation for, and knowledge of, interrelationships among allied health disciplines.
  • Identify the key components of healthful living that reflect an appreciation for the community at large and self with regards to the promotion of healthy lifestyles.
  • Describe technology-based allied health applications in hospitals, community health agencies, education and research.
  • Identify basic principles of medicolegal issues in healthcare delivery including proprietary software, data security, information privacy and confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of how economics impact healthcare.
  • Demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem-solving strategies for quality healthcare delivery.
  • Critically analyze of the dynamics between society and their relationship with healthcare.

Credit Hours: 2

Classroom Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 3