Spring 2019 Class Schedule (SCC)



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AH 101    Introduction to Community Health Work    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 110 and ENGWR 101 with grades of "C" or better
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the broad perspective of community health work by applying different concepts with emphasis on health promotion and primary health care. The course will examine different health promotion and disease prevention strategies that are used as primary health and population-based methods. Public health, home health care settings, and clinic/hospital-based services will be addressed. Emphasis is placed on family-wellness and illness in various community settings using examples of various communities and cultural settings throughout California. Aspects of community health are explored based on a demographic and epidemiological approach as well as building an environmental awareness and acquiring problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 19-Mar 18

Sa09:00AM-11:50AMLECTBA TBA TBA21371Textbook
Off-Campus - Greater Sacramento Urban League, 3725 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95838.


AH 103    U.S. Healthcare Systems and Third Party Payers    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 110 and ENGWR 101 with grades of "C" or better
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: The United States healthcare system is complex, organized by systems and programs by which health services are made available to the population and financed by government entities, private enterprises, or both. Various systems work on different aspects of providing care throughout the spectrum of health. This course provides an overview of the United States healthcare system as it has developed during the past century. Students are expected to achieve a basic understanding of the building blocks in anticipation of future careers and employment in the healthcare industry of the United States.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

Sa09:00AM-10:50AMLECD.AbeWest Sac WSC 32419836Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


AH 110    Medical Language for Health-Care Providers    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an orientation to medical language. Topics addressed include: basic structure of medical terms and their word-part components, term building and translation, spelling, pronunciation, and medical documentation formats. The course builds a medical vocabulary applicable to the specialties of medicine, the systems of the body, names of major diseases, and terms used in physical examination, diagnosis, and treatment.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

F09:00AM-12:15PMLECR.MaedaWest Sac WSC 21917370Textbook
Web-enhanced - Students will be required to have computer access to complete course assignments.
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.

W05:30PM-08:35PMLECM.SteeleWest Sac WSC 32418920Textbook
Web-enhanced - Students will be required to have computer access to complete course assignments.
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.

Th05:30PM-08:35PMLECK.Krueger TBA TBA21373Textbook
Off-Campus - Greater Sacramento Urban League, 3725 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95838.


AH 121    Social Determinants of Health    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 110 and ENGWR 101 with grades of "C" or better
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age. These factors can all have an impact on health. This course will help students understand health inequalities and how they are socially driven. Students will look at how health is affected by wider determinants and how they can make a difference as health professionals to close the health inequality gap. Through a range of case studies from high to low income countries, the student will gain a better understanding of social determinants of health, why health inequalities exist, and the role of health professionals and systems in reducing health inequality.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

Th05:30PM-07:20PMLECD.AbeWest Sac WSC 32419837Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


AH 301    Health Care in a Multicultural Society    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 110 and ENGWR 101 with grades of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b); AA/AS Area VI
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: In all health professions and settings, culture is a factor that affects communication, compliance, and outcome. For best practice, cultural competency is a clinical skill that improves the relationship between patient and provider and is a skill desired by health care organizations. This course is designed to establish fundamental elements of cultural competency. Topics include cultural self-awareness and sensitivity, exploration of cultural beliefs about health and illness, health traditions and rituals, folk medicine, communication strategies, the use of language interpreters, and the influence of family roles.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

W05:30PM-08:35PMLECD.Abe TBA TBA21372Textbook
Off-Campus - Greater Sacramento Urban League, 3725 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95838.

Spring 2019 Class Schedule

Updated: December 13, 2018