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2021-22 Catalog 
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AHE 100 - Introduction to Healthcare

5 CR

An introduction to health care delivery systems, associated career opportunities, and related trends. Looks at the industry as a whole and the integration of services and professions. Students explore career choices including educational requirements, job outlooks, governing agencies, occupational requirements, pay ranges, professional requirements, and employer expectations.

Course Outcomes
  • Explain the various types of health care delivery systems, services and providers including private, government, voluntary, and non-profit agencies.
  • Differentiate between occupational “clusters” in health care (therapeutic, diagnostic, information services, environmental services, prevention, etc).
  • Outline a range of careers in the fields of health care, medicine, and wellness.
  • Assess aptitude for a career in health care.
  • Identify the requirements and expectations of health care employers.
  • Identify trends and changes that may impact health care delivery systems and career choices.
  • Explain the basic legal and ethical responsibilities common to all healthcare systems

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