PROFESSIONALISM IN ALLIED HEALTH
This course will benefit anyone considering a career in allied health, as well as those already working in the field. Allied Health Professionals must be committed to the key attributes of professionalism and strive to reflect this within the delivery of patient-centered safe and effective care. “Professionalism” is a broad term that reflects many different skills and abilities. For an individual to exhibit professionalism, he/she must be armed with specific skills and abilities that do not always show up within certification requirements, or even within a career training curriculum. Soft skills are hard to measure and are typically less well-defined than hard skills. However, soft skills are what set many job candidates apart. Professionalism is not just what one knows, it is how one does their job, how one behaves and how one comes across as they interact with others.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with soft skills training that will provide the tools needed to demonstrate a higher level of professionalism on the job. Key components of the course focus on patient interaction, proper office behavior, medical ethics, diversity and cultural bias, emotional strength, professional appearance and communication. The course maintains a focus on the key attributes that are true markers of professionalism.
This course was created with input from healthcare professionals working in the field, healthcare employers that hire our graduates, professional educators. The end result is a collection of modules that touch on the soft skills that are TRULY important in the real world of allied healthcare. In this course, students are engaged through scenario-based learning that allows for real interaction with virtual co-workers and patients. Additionally, game-based activities keep students engaged and entertained throughout their learning journey.
REGISTERED BEHAVIOR TECHNICIAN TRAINING
This course satisfies the 40 hours of training required for becoming a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), and follows the BACB task list, which is included in the supplemental materials as a reference. An RBT is a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA, BCaBA, or FL- CBA. This training course teaches evidence-based behavior intervention techniques and strategies for individuals including but not limited to: Data Measurement, Assessment, Skill Acquisition, Behavior Reduction, Documentation and Reporting, Professional Conduct and Scope of Practice. This online course is designed to give the learner a basic understanding of applied behavior analysis, functional behavior assessment tools, teaching methods, behavior change strategies, and ethical guidelines for therapists treating children and adults with autism and intellectual disabilities.
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN ANATOMY AND MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an anatomy and physiology app that enables students to explore, visualize, interact, and experience the anatomy of the human body in 3D and augmented reality (AR). Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This immersive experience will trigger thought processes and enhance learning outcomes in their Anatomy and Physiology program. The app has about 50 simulations across different topics.
- Gain an understanding of the expectations of an allied healthcare professional in the workplace
- Develop and exercise emotional intelligence, self-management and interpersonal skills
- Build and improve internal and external communication skills with all exchanges
- Enhance the patient care experience with successful interactions and patient satisfaction
- Maintain solution-oriented conversations, manage conflict and build self-confidence
- Learn how to provide direct implementation of behavior-analytic services based on the BCBA’s recommendations
All materials are included within the course.
Measure of Performance
You will study a list of subjects written by a licensed BCBA-D (Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctorate) and BCBA in order to learn the material needed to test and pass the BACB RBT Certification exam.
Upon completion you will be ready for:
- Teach children language/communication, social skills, daily living/adaptive skills, pre-academic skills, and more while recording and analyzing data along with the BCBA
- Working with a children and breaking steps into small skills, teaching one sub skill at a time until mastery
- Comprehend and define behavior clearly and set a measurement technique
- Understanding how to reduce/avoid behaviors while understanding the motivational operations behind their behaviors
- Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
- Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
- Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
- Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
- Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
High School Diploma or Equivalent