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AHS 100 - CPR and Basic Cardiac Life Support

Description: (Dual listed with PED 290) This course is designed to teach Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Basic Life Support to individuals entering the various service professions (police, fire), health professionals and professionals who are activity-oriented (recreation, lifeguard), etc. Basic procedures are covered in full. Successful completion of the course meets all requirements for the American Red Cross and Heart Association "course completion card." It cannot be used to fulfill Physical Education requirement for graduation. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 1
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 101 - Introduction to Allied Health Science

Description: An introductory course designed to provide the student with basic knowledge and skills common to a variety of Allied Health Sciences. Medical terminology; the hospital: organization, specialized services and personnel; the nature, cause, diagnosis and treatment of disease; medical-legal considerations; aseptic principles and emergency care. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 102 - Introduction to Physical Therapy

Description: An introductory course designed for students who are planning to become physical therapists. Topics include: the training and role of health care workers in physical therapy, an introduction to physical therapy techniques, and ethical and medical-legal aspect of practice. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 2
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 103 - Fundamentals of Pharmacology

Description: The action and usage of commonly used drugs and solutions and the methods by which they are administered. In addition, a general orientation to the mathematics involved in the computation of drug dosages and solution composition. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 104 - Fundamentals of Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Respiratory Care

Prerequisites: AHS 101, AHS 111, AHS 131, AHS 311 and CHE 131.

Description: An introduction to general principles of pharmacology, with an emphasis on agents used in the treatment of diseases of the cardio-respiratory systems. Also treated are principles of patient assessment, aerosol medication delivery systems, hyperinflation therapy, and associated equipment and techniques. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 105 - Integrated Basic Science

Description: An integrated science course focusing on application of scientific principles in paramedical areas. Topics of study include fundamentals of chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and microbiology as they pertain to the clinical field. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 111 - Respiratory Care I Lecture

Corequisites: AHS 101, AHS 131, AHS 311 and CHE 131

Description: An examination of cardiopulmonary anatomy from the perspective of the respiratory therapist. The course begins with an overview of the chemical basis of structure, then concentrates on the structure and function of the cardiopulmonary system. Topics of study include cellular structure of the lung, structure of the conducting and respiratory areas of the lung, and functional anatomy of the cardiovascular system. (3 lecture hours) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 112 - Respiratory Care II Lecture

Prerequisites: AHS 101, AHS 111, AHS 131, AHS 311 and CHE 131

Corequisites: AHS 103, AHS 132, AHS 312 and CHE 132

Description: An examination of the physiology of the cardiopulmonary system from the perspective of the respiratory therapist. Although the course concentrates primarily on the function of the pulmonary system, detailed attention is also given to the functional relationship between the cardiac and pulmonary systems. Topics of study include oxygen and carbon dioxide transport, blood acid-base balance, cellular respiration, pulmonary and systemic circulation, and functional changes to the cardiopulmonary systems caused by other organ systems. (3 lecture hours) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 116 - Respiratory Care I Lab

Prerequisites: MAT as advised.

Corequisites: AHS 101, AHS 111, AHS 131 and CHE 131.

Description: Introduction to the profession of respiratory care. History and development of respiratory care. Scientific measurement, physics and chemistry as pertinent to respiratory mechanics and physiology. The use of medical gases, aerosols, and instrumentation as preparation for an understanding and implementation of therapy rationale. Laboratory practice with respiratory care apparatus. This course includes introductory clinical exposure at local affiliating hospitals. Formerly AHS 311. Students who have completed AHS 311 will not receive credit for AHS 116. (8 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 117 - Respiratory Care II Lab

Prerequisites: AHS 101, AHS 111, AHS 131, AHS 116, CHE 131

Corequisites: AHS 104, AHS 112

Description: Pre or Corequisite : AHS 132, CHE 132 Introduction to mechanical ventilator therapy. Comprehensive study of all aspects of modern mechanical ventilation including terminology, classification, modes of operation, physiologic effects, clinical implementation, monitoring and troubleshooting of modern critical care devices with a focus on invasive ventilation. Laboratory practice emphasizing the set up and operation of current examples of adult mechanical ventilators. Formerly AHS 312. Students who have completed AHS 312 will not receive credit for AHS 117. (9 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 118 - Respiratory Care III Lab

Prerequisites: AHS 104, AHS 112, AHS 132, AHS 117 and CHE 132.

Description: Continuation of the study of modern mechanical ventilation with a focus on advanced ventilator techniques and interpretation of arterial blood gas results; introduction to diagnostic pulmonary function testing. Laboratory practice emphasizing the set up and operation of advanced ventilator systems as well as pulmonary function measuring instruments. Formerly AHS 313. Students who have completed AHS 313 will not receive credit for AHS 118. (16 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Summer

Credit Hours: 2
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 119 - Respiratory Care Summer Clinical

Prerequisites: AHS 118

Description: Comprehensive clinical practicum at an affiliating hospital. The student will practice clinically the procedures learned during AHS 116 , AHS 117, AHS 118, and AHS 104. (40 clinical hours per week for 5 weeks). Registration is limited to students enrolled in the Respiratory Therapy program. Formerly AHS 212. Students who have completed AHS 212 will not receive credit for AHS 119. Lab fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Summer

Credit Hours: 2
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 121 - Surgical Technology I

Description: Orientation to hospital organization, administration, and physical structure, with concentration on surgical areas. Interpersonal relationships, stressing patient welfare and the "surgical team" concept. Introduction to medical terminology and microbiology. Emphasis on development of knowledge and skills relating to principles and practices of sterilization, aseptic techniques, surgical instruments and supplies, pneumatic and electrical equipment; electrosurgical, cryosurgical, and laser techniques. Selected laboratory and clinical experience. (4 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fees apply. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 5
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 122 - Surgical Technology II

Prerequisites: AHS 121

Description: Development of knowledge and skills required of a "scrub" assistant, knowledge and understanding of "circulating" duties, procedures of patient preparation, basic operative procedure, reporting and recording operative data, radiological and endoscopic procedures; principles of anesthesia and related safety measures; techniques of catheterization and plaster application. Selected laboratory and clinical experience in the hospital setting includes exposure to the Endoscopy Unit and Central Supply. (4 lecture, 6 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 6
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 123 - Surgical Technology III

Prerequisites: AHS 122

Description: Orientation to specific surgical specialties including hernia surgery, surgery of the gastrointestinal tract, surgery of the gall bladder, pancreas, liver and spleen and gynecologic and obstetric surgery, with related surgical anatomy pathophysiology and specialty instrumentation. Relevant ethical and legal considerations. Selected clinical experience in the hospital setting includes exposure to PACU and Ambulatory Surgery Centers as well as correlated participation as scrub assistant and assisting with circulating duties under supervision. (4 lecture, 12 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 8
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 124 - Surgical Technology IV

Prerequisites: AHS 123

Description: General orientation to specific surgical specialties including genitourinary, plastic, head and neck, orthopedic, otologic, ophthalmic, neurologic, thoracic, peripheral vascular and cardiovascular surgery, with related surgical anatomy, pathophysiology and special instrumentation. Relevant ethical and legal considerations. Selected clinical experience in the hospital setting includes exposure to the Ambulatory Surgery Center and the Delivery Room as well as correlated participation as scrub assistant, and assisting with circulating duties under supervision. (4 lecture, 12 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 8
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 131 - Anatomy and Physiology I

Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied all MAT, ENG, and RDG remediation prior to starting the course.

Description: The study of cell structure and function, tissue, skeleton, muscular system, nervous system, and special senses. Required of all students in Physical Therapist Assisting, Surgical Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Respiratory Care, Nursing, Radiologic Technology and Radiation Therapy. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 132 - Anatomy and Physiology II

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in AHS 131

Description: The study of blood, lymph, reticuloendothelial, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urogenital, and endocrine systems. (Continuation of AHS 131 and required of the same students.) (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-LSCI Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 133 - Radiation Biology

Prerequisites: AHS 131, AHS 132

Description: Cell structure and function. Biological effects of radiation on normal and abnormal cells. Differential sensitivity of tissues; acute and late reactions. Clinical application and use of radiosensitizers, chemotherapeutic agents, combined therapies, and hyperthermia. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 134 - Applied Radiation Physics I

Prerequisites: AHS 168, AHS 265

Description: Corequisites: AHS 133, AHS 266, AHS 267 Physical specifications of various treatment units. Beam characteristics, half value layers, radioactive decay. Radiation units of measurement, radioactive half life, and application of radionuclides. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 135 - Applied Radiation Physics II

Prerequisites: AHS 134

Description: Interaction of ionizing radiation with matter. Dose calculations, multiple field techniques and therapeutic use of particulate radiation. Emphasis on principles of treatment planning, comparison of manual and computer treatment plans, fixed field and moving beam techniques. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 151 - Physical Therapist Assistant I

Corequisites: AHS 234

Description: Majors only co-requisite AHS 234. The first of eight sequential courses in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. The lecture includes an introduction to physical therapy across the lifespan, Scope of Physical Therapist Assistant practice and integration within the rehabilitation team, pathological conditions. The laboratory includes vital signs, body mechanics, transfers, gait training and activities of daily living (3 lecture, 3 laboratory, 3 practice laboratory hours). Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 152 - Physical Therapist Assistant II

Prerequisites: AHS 151, AHS 234.

Description: The lecture includes orthopedic and neurological conditions requiring physical therapy. The laboratory is an introduction to exercise including passive, active assistive, active resistive and progressive resistive range of motion, stretching, goniometry, and exercise equipment. Clinical application of skills occurs in a local facility. (6 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours, 3 practice laboratory, 3 clinic hours.) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 7
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 153 - Physical Therapist Assistant III

Prerequisites: AHS 154

Corequisites: AHS 155

Description: This course includes the physiological basis and application of physical therapy modalities of heat, cold, light, water, mechanics and massage. Physical therapy treatments for patients with cardio-respiratory and integumentary impairments are included. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory, 3 practice laboratory hours.) Laboratory fees apply. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 154 - Physical Therapist Assistant IV

Prerequisites: AHS 152

Description: The lecture includes principles and uses of medical physics, modalities of electricity along with physiological principles, indications, contraindications and precautions. The laboratory consists of the proficient application of these modalities used to alleviate pain, swelling and weakness. (8 lecture, 4 laboratory, 4 practice laboratory hours.) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 155 - Physical Therapist Assistant V

Prerequisites: AHS 154

Corequisites: AHS 153

Description: The lecture includes current issues and practices in physical therapy. The laboratory involves regionally designed exercises and advanced therapeutic exercise techniques for a variety of patients. One day per week is spent in the clinic. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory, 3 practice laboratory, 8 clinic hours.) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 156 - Physical Therapist Assistant VI

Prerequisites: AHS 155

Description: Topics include physical treatment for pediatrics, the neurologically impaired adult and patients with amputations. (8 lecture, 6 laboratory, 6 practice laboratory hours.) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 157 - Clinical Affiliation I

Prerequisites: AHS 156 with concurrency

Description: Full-time clinical practice as a physical therapist assistant student in physical therapy settings is required including: sports medicine facilities, outpatient clinics, schools, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, hospitals, home care, athletic teams and other health service agencies. (40 hours per week/6 weeks.) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 158 - Clinical Affiliation II

Prerequisites: AHS 156 with concurrency.

Description: Full-time clinical practice as a physical therapist assistant student in two separate physical therapy settings is required including: sports medicine facilities, outpatient clinics, schools, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, hospitals, home care, athletic teams and other health service agencies. (Summer only/40 hours per week/6 weeks.) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 168 - Introduction to Treatment Planning

Prerequisites: AHS 261

Description: Fundamental principles of treatment planning, dosimetry and calculations. Concepts of radiation protection including ALARA are discussed. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 180 - Treatment Technique

Description: Specific techniques for delivering care to radiation therapy patients, including shielding and immobilizing devices. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall (first 5 weeks)

Credit Hours: 1
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 181 - Radiology and Topographic Anatomy

Prerequisites: AHS 180

Corequisites: AHS 261

Description: Identification of structures on radiographs as related to Topographical landmarks used in determining treatment ports in Radiation Therapy. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall (second 5 weeks)

Credit Hours: 1
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 182 - Quality Assurance

Description: Quality assurance as it applies to Radiation Therapy. Chart maintenance, identification of machine malfunction, and image quality will be discussed. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall (third 5 weeks)

Credit Hours: 1
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 201 - Clinical Hematology

Corequisites: AHS 131and CHE 131 or CHE 151.

Description: The study encompasses both normal and abnormal morphology and physiology of those cells and structures normally found in human blood. Relationships are drawn from hematologic manifestations occurring from other than pure hematological diseases and clinical findings are accentuated, being mutually or reciprocally related to true hematological disorders. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 202 - Medical Microbiology

Prerequisites: Students must have successfully completed AHS 131 and 132 or permission of the Chairperson

Description: The student is given a medical view of microorganisms: their morphology and physiology. Pathogenic microorganisms, including etiology and pathology, are examined in detail as applicable to the hospital environment. The study of aseptic and antiseptic techniques involving patients, equipment and clinical areas enumerated. Practicum in obtaining pure cultures and identifying these cultures included. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 203 - Clinical Pathology

Prerequisites: AHS 131, AHS 132

Description: Pre or Concurrent Requisites: AHS 201 This course is designed to expose students to principles of pathologic processes and disorders. Theoretical considerations will provide the necessary background to understand disease and will facilitate the application of diagnostic modalities and therapeutic interventions. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 205 - Immunohematology

Prerequisites: AHS 131, AHS 201 and CHE 131or CHE 151

Description: Provides student of Medical Technology with the theory and practice of blood transfusion and immunohematology. Modern, routine blood banking techniques are emphasized, especially in the laboratory portion of the course. Detailed discussion of related aspects of blood collection, component preparation, storage, preservation, and testing for compatibility between donor and recipient as well as hazards of transfusion are presented. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory hours). Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 206 - Clinical Immunology

Prerequisites: AHS 201, AHS 205 and all prior Med. Tech. requirements.

Description: Concurrent Requisites: AHS 202 Basic Immunologic mechanisms: Antigen structure and antigenicity; antibody structure; antigen-antibody interaction: T-cell and B-cell interactions, including thymus-dependent and thymus-independent antigens; antibody production, including DNA and looping-out excision; complement; cytokines; theory of immunologic and serologic procedures and the immunologic manifestations of disease. The student will acquire the fundamental information necessary to function as a technician in a medical laboratory and/or engage in studies at the technologist level. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 209 - Clinical Applications of Medical Laboratory Science

Prerequisites: AHS 131, AHS 132, AHS 201, AHS 202, AHS 203 and AHS 205.

Corequisites: AHS 210 and CHE 221.

Description: Restricted to Medical Laboratory Technology Students Only. This course includes instruction and practice in various areas of the clinical laboratory. It provides a comprehensive study of hemostasis (the mechanisms of hemostasis, fibrinolysis and hemostatic control) and urinalysis (the principles of physical, chemical and microscopic fluid analyses). Fundamentals of phlebotomy are also introduced. Students practice routine diagnostic methods in these laboratory disciplines with emphasis on principles, sources of error, interpretation, and clinical correlation of results. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 210 - Clinical Internship I

Prerequisites: AHS 131, AHS 132, AHS 201, AHS 202, AHS 203 and AHS 205.

Corequisites: AHS 209 and CHE 221.

Description: Clinical Internship is offered during the spring term and is only for those laboratory technician students who are matriculated and entering the final phase of their studies. Completion of all AHS science prerequisites with a minimum grade of C is required prior to registration for AHS 210. Students are assigned to hospital or private laboratories in Nassau County and surrounding areas. Here under Departmental supervision, students further their clinical training in selected phases of laboratory work. Through participation and practice they refine technical skills and didactic principles as they relate to the laboratory workplace. , SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 211 - Clinical Internship II

Prerequisites: AHS 209 and AHS 210.

Description: This course is open to only those senior MLT students who have successfully completed AHS 210. Duration 15 weeks. Students assigned to area hospitals or laboratories will complete the balance of their clinical training. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 215 - Diagnostic Microbiology

Prerequisites: AHS 131, AHS 132, AHS 201, AHS 202

Description: Pre or Concurrent Requisites: AHS 209, AHS 210 A continuation of AHS 202, this course provides an overview of diagnostic microbiology that is relevant and essential for a career as a medical laboratory technician. It includes discussion of the microorganisms of importance and basic test procedures commonly encountered in clinical settings. While bacteriology is the emphasis, mycology, parasitology, and virology will also be included. For MLT majors only. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 216 - Respiratory Care III Lecture

Prerequisites: AHS 119

Corequisites: AHS 218 and AHS 219

Description: A study of pulmonary pathology from the perspective of the respiratory therapist. The course covers diseases of the pulmonary system concentrating on such topics as restrictive and obstructive diseases. The student learns disease etiology, epidemiology, physiologic abnormalities, clinical features, and the treatment of each disease. The course includes an introduction to problem-based learning and critical diagnostic thinking in respiratory care. Examples of diseases covered include emphysema, asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, and pulmonary edema. Formerly AHS 113. Students who have completed AHS 113 will not receive credit for AHS 216. (2 lecture hours) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 2
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 217 - Respiratory Care IV Lecture

Prerequisites: AHS 216, AHS 218, AHS 219.

Corequisites: AHS 220 and AHS 221

Description: A study of cardiovascular pathology and pathology of related organ systems from the perspective of the respiratory therapist. The course covers diseases of the cardiovascular system but also includes diseases of other related organ systems such as the digestive, nervous, intestinal, endocrine, and renal systems. The student learns disease etiology, epidemiology, physiologic abnormalities, clinical features, and the treatment of each disease. The course builds upon the concepts of problem-based learning and critical diagnostic thinking in respiratory care. Examples of diseases covered include stroke, encephalopathy, trauma, carcinoma, heart diseases, liver diseases, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and renal diseases. Formerly AHS 114. Students who have completed AHS 114 will not receive credit for AHS 217. (2 lecture hours) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 2
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 218 - Respiratory Care IV Lab

Prerequisites: AHS 119.

Corequisites: AHS 216 and AHS 219.

Description: The comprehensive study of the techniques and procedures of airway management, weaning from mechanical ventilation, bronchial hygiene, arterial sampling and noninvasive ventilation. Topics also covered are diseases of the neonatal and pediatric patient as well as the associated respiratory care equipment and treatment modalities and an introduction to home care, long term care, and pulmonary rehabilitation. Laboratory practice with respiratory care equipment and role playing in problem-solving situations. Formerly AHS 314. Students who have completed AHS 314 will not receive credit for AHS 218. (8 laboratory hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 219 - Respiratory Care III Clinical

Prerequisites: AHS 119.

Corequisites: AHS 216 and AHS 218.

Description: Comprehensive clinical experiences in multiple clinical rotations including experience in medical and surgical intensive care, physical assesment, patient evaluation and nursing arts in the acute care hospital setting, pulmonary function testing and respiratory care in the subacute care setting. This course is an 'off campus' course and will afford the student respiratory therapist an opportunity within the hospital to apply and develop proficiencies in the technical knowledge obtained during the first three semesters of 'on campus' study. Under supervision of College faculty, the student will apply to the patient such therapeutics as medical gas therapy, aerosol therapy, mechanical ventilation, artificial airways, and airway care, and diagnostic pulmonary function testing as well as physical assessment and evaluation techniques. Formerly AHS 413. Students who have completed AHS 413 will not receive credit for AHS 219. (8 clinical hours) Lab fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Fall Only

Credit Hours: 2
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 220 - Respiratory Care IV Clinical

Prerequisites: AHS 216, AHS 218 and AHS 219.

Corequisites: AHS 217 and AHS 221.

Description: Comprehensive clinical experiences in multiple clinical rotations including medical, surgical, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, pulmonary rehabilitation, and long term care as well as sleep diagnostics. This course is an "off campus" course and will afford the student respiratory therapist an opportunity, within the hospital, to apply and develop proficiencies in the technical knowledge obtained during the first four semesters of "on campus" study. Under supervision of College faculty, the student will apply to the patient more intensive therapeutic measures involving medical gas therapy, aerosol therapy, mechanical ventilation, artificial airways, and airway care and patient assessment and evaluation with a focus on the application of critical diagnostic thinking and problem solving skills. Additionally, many of the before mentioned therapeutics will be applied to infants and pediatric patients. (12 clinical hours) Lab fee applies. Formerly AHS 414. Students who have completed AHS 414 will not receive credit for AHS 220. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 221 - Respiratory Therapy Clinical II

Prerequisites: AHS 216, AHS 218 and AHS 219.

Corequisites: AHS 217 and AHS 220.

Description: Comprehensive clinical experiences in multiple clinical rotations including medical, surgical, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, pulmonary rehabilitation and long term care as well as sleep diagnostics. This course is an "off campus" course and will afford the student respiratory therapist an opportunity, within the hospital, to apply and develop proficiencies in the technical knowledge obtained during the first four semesters of 'on campus' study. Under supervision of College faculty, the student will apply to the patient more intensive therapeutic measures involving medical gas therapy, aerosol therapy, mechanical ventilation, artificial airways, and airway care and patient assesment and evaluation with a focus on the application of critical diagnostic thinking and problem-solving skills. Additionally, many of the before-mentioned therapeutics will be applied to infants and pediatric patients. Formerly AHS 214. Students who have completed AHS 214 will not receive credit for AHS 221. (8 clinical hours per week). Lab fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 2
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 225 - Medical Concepts and Techniques

Description: The lecture includes the Medical Assistant's role in caring for patients. Discussion of functional anatomy, common disorders and diagnostic studies as they pertain to clinical medical assisting practice. Emphasis in laboratory will be on aseptic technique and standard precautions to prevent the spread of disease, diagnostic tests and common laboratory procedures. Lab fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 234 - Kinesiology

Description: Analysis of human motion based on anatomic, physiologic and mechanical principles. The study of typical and atypical movement patterns and manual muscle testing are included. (3 lecture, 3 laboratory, 3 practice laboratory hours). Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-GLAB; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 4
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 240 - Radiologic Technology I Lecture

Prerequisites: ENG 101 and MAT Elective.

Corequisites: AHS 101, AHS 131and AHS 241.

Description: A four week orientation lecture unit to prepare students for clinical education followed by lectures in applied physics, radiation safety, and radiographic technique. Upon successful completion of orientation unit, students will begin clinical education at an affiliating hospital. (3 lecture hours) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 241 - Radiologic Technology I Laboratory/ Clinic

Prerequisites: ENG 101 and MAT Elective.

Corequisites: AHS 101, AHS 131 and AHS 240.

Description: A four-week laboratory orientation unit to prepare students for clinical education followed by instruction and practice in an energized x-ray laboratory to include selected routine and special radiographic examinations of the appendicular and axial skeleton using phantoms. Upon successful completion of the orientation unit, students will begin supervised clinical education at an affiliating hospital two days a week. (3 laboratory hours, 16 clinical hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 5
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 242 - Radiologic Technology II Lecture

Prerequisites: AHS 101, AHS 131 and AHS 241.

Corequisites: AHS 132 and AHS 243.

Description: Lectures in radiographic quality, special radiographic techniques, electricity and x-ray circuitry. (3 lecture hours) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 243 - Radiologic Technology II Laboratory/ Clinic

Prerequisites: AHS 101, AHS 131, AHS 241 and AHS 242.

Corequisites: AHS 132 and AHS 242.

Description: Instruction and practice in an energized x-ray laboratory to include selected routine and special radiographic examinations of axial skeleton using phantoms. Supervised clinical Instruction and practice in an energized x-ray laboratory to include selected routine and special radiographic examinations of axial skeleton using phantoms. Supervised clinical education at an affiliating hospital two days a week. (3 laboratory hours, 16 clinical hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 5
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 244 - Radiologic Technology III Summer Clinical

Prerequisites: AHS 240, AHS 241, AHS 242 and AHS 243.

Description: Supervised clinical education at an affiliating hospital five days a week from June to August. (40 clinical hours per week). Lab fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a

Credit Hours: 5
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 245 - Radiologic Technology IV Lecture

Prerequisites: AHS 244.

Corequisites: AHS 246.

Description: Lectures in radiation physics, radiobiology and radiation protection. (3 lecture hours). SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 246 - Radiologic Technology IV Laboratory/ Clinic

Prerequisites: AHS 244.

Corequisites: AHS 245.

Description: Introduction and practice in an energized x-ray laboratory to include common procedures using contrast media. Supervised clinical education at an affiliating hospital three days a week. (3 laboratory hours, 24 clinical hours). Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 6
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 247 - Radiologic Technology V Lecture

Prerequisites: AHS 245 and AHS 246.

Corequisites: AHS 248.

Description: Lectures in medical and surgical diseases and an introduction to other imaging modalities including CT scanning. (3 lecture hours). Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 248 - Radiologic Technology V Laboratory/ Clinic

Prerequisites: AHS 245 and AHS 246.

Corequisites: AHS 247.

Description: Instruction and practice in an energized x-ray laboratory to include specialized views of the skull, selected special procedures, pediatric examinations, mammography and the essentials of a quality control program; supervised clinical education at an affiliating hospital three days a week. (3 laboratory hours, 24 clinical hours) Laboratory fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 6
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 249 - Radiologic Technology VI Summer Clinical

Prerequisites: AHS 245, AHS 246, AHS 247 and AHS 248

Description: Five days a week, from June to August. Supervised clinical education at an affiliating hospital. (40 clinical hours per week). Lab fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a

Credit Hours: 5
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 261 - Radiation Therapy Lecture I

Description: Lectures on the rationale of using radiation therapy as a major modality in the treatment of cancer. Emphasis on the principles governing radiosensitivity and normal tissue tolerance. (3 lecture hours) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 262 - Radiation Therapy Clinic I

Corequisites: AHS 261.

Description: Introduction to clinical education in radiation therapy technology. Experience is obtained at one of several area hospitals, utilizing a variety of therapy equipment. (16 laboratory hours) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 2
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 263 - Radiation Therapy Lecture II

Prerequisites: AHS 261and AHS 262.

Corequisites: AHS 264.

Description: Lectures on the operating principles of various types of therapy equipment; the rationale for delivering treatments on particular units; introduction to pathology. (3 lecture hours) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 264 - Radiation Therapy Clinic II

Prerequisites: AHS 261and AHS 262.

Corequisites: AHS 263

Description: Clinical education in Radiation Therapy Technology. Experience is obtained at one of several area hospitals, utilizing a variety of therapy equipment. (16 laboratory hours) Lab fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 2
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 265 - Radiation Therapy Clinic III

Prerequisites: AHS 263 and AHS 264.

Description: Clinical education at assigned affiliating hospitals. (40 laboratory hours) Lab fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Summer

Credit Hours: 5
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 266 - Radiation Therapy Lecture III

Prerequisites: AHS 131, AHS 132 and AHS 263.

Corequisites: AHS 267

Description: Methods of treating cancers with radiation therapy based on anatomic site, histologic grade and normal tissue tolerance. Discussion of borders of treatment fields, dose and treatment. Emphasis on cancers of skin, head and neck, digestive and respiratory systems. (3 lecture hours) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 267 - Radiation Therapy Clinic IV

Prerequisites: AHS 265.

Corequisites: AHS 266.

Description: Clinical education in Radiation Therapy Technology. Experience is obtained at one of several area hospitals, utilizing a variety of therapy equipment. (24 laboratory hours) Lab fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 268 - Radiation Therapy Lecture IV

Prerequisites: AHS 266.

Corequisites: AHS 269.

Description: Methods of treating cancers with Radiation Therapy based on anatomic site, histologic grade and normal tissue tolerance. Discussion of borders of treatment fields, dose and fractionation and reaction to treatment. Emphasis of cancers of central nervous system, breast, genitourinary system, and blood forming organs. (3 lecture hours) SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 269 - Radiation Therapy Clinic V

Prerequisites: AHS 267.

Corequisites: AHS 268

Description: Clinical education in Radiation Therapy Technology. Experience is obtained at one of several area hospitals, utilizing a variety of therapy equipment. (24 laboratory hours) Lab fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 270 - Radiation Therapy Clinic VI

Prerequisites: AHS 269.

Description: Clinic VI. Clinical education in Radiation Therapy Technology. Experience is obtained at one of several area hospitals. (40 laboratory hours) Lab fee applies. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Summer

Credit Hours: 5
Department: Allied Health Sciences

AHS 295 - Independent Study-AHS

Description: SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a. Formerly AHS 699. Students who have completed AHS 699 will not receive credit for AHS 295.

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Allied Health Sciences