Course Number and Title: HLH 100 Introduction to Health Careers
This course introduces the various allied health professions that are in demand in the community. Topics include the characteristics, requirements, and opportunities related to working in the healthcare field. Students compare various healthcare careers to their skills, interests, and goals.
- Review the various allied health specialties. (CCC 1, 5)
- Describe the responsibilities of allied health professionals. (CCC 1, 5)
- Discuss the potential for education, advancement, employment opportunities, and financial rewards in allied health careers. (CCC 1, 3, 5)
- Match career self-assessment and exploration results to potential health careers. (CCC 1, 4, 5)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Review the various allied health specialties.
- Review the list of allied health professions.
- Identify allied health specialty sites on the web.
- Describe the responsibilities of allied health professionals.
- List the skills/tasks performed by healthcare workers in the allied health specialties discussed.
- Explain the responsibilities of each professional within the specified career.
- Explain the goals of the various allied health careers.
- Discuss the potential for education, advancement, employment opportunities, and financial rewards in allied health careers.
- List and describe the various employment sites available to allied health professionals.
- Identify the required education and credentials for the various allied health careers.
- Discuss the opportunity to continue with higher education for the various allied health careers.
- Describe the opportunity for advancement for the various allied health careers.
- Identify the employment opportunities for the various allied health careers.
- Discuss the financial rewards for the various allied health careers.
- Match career self-assessment and exploration results to potential health careers.
- Assess personality characteristics as they relate to career options.
- Identify skills and activities that relate to career fields.
- Describe work interests and values.
- Discuss educational and career goals.
- Collect information on a particular allied health career using the web.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.