Introduction to Allied Health

Course Number: SAH-001
Course Hours: 50
Assigned Course Preparation Hours: 12

Course Description

This course introduces allied health students to core healthcare concepts including the history of healthcare, prevention, scope of practice, terminology, delivery models, insurance, HIPAA, The Affordable Care Act, interpersonal dynamics, diversity, telephone etiquette, teamwork, disease transmission, infection control, chain of infection, OSHA, compassion, ethics, Patient’s Bill of Rights, medical records, professionalism, personal appearance, and professional development.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss basic topics and concepts of the healthcare profession.
  2. Describe the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  3. Practice professional healthcare grooming and behavior.
  4. Give examples of ethics in the workplace.
  5. Discuss the Patient’s Bill of Rights.

Educational Resources

This course is based on Health Careers Today. It is delivered via the NTI Canvas LMS.


Refer to the Student Catalog and Handbook for the full list of policies.

Assessment Weights

Class Participation: 20%
Case Studies: 20%
Quizzes: 20%
Midterm Exam: 15%
Final Exam: 25%


ModuleTopicDuration (hours)
Getting StartedPart of Orientation
1Health Care of the Past, Present, and Future5
2Interpersonal Dynamics, Systems, and Communications5
3Safety, Health, and Environmental Practices5
4Ethics and Legal Responsibilities5
5Culture and Health Care5
Midterm Exam1
6Employability and Career Development5
7Academic Foundation3
8Wellness, Growth, and Development5
Final Exam1