Allied Health Training

Developing human resources requires extending education and training beyond basic qualifications. In the healthcare field however, practical medical training is necessary to maintain necessary skills and to meet current standards. If large segments of the population are to have equal access to high quality healthcare, training and requalification of professional skill sets needs to be established.

Distinct from nursing, medicine and pharmacy is a distinct category of careers called allied health professions. Allied healthcare providers deliver a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic, and direct patient care and support services that are critical to the other health professionals they work with; and the patients they serve.

Allied Health Training

Most of the programs listed in our Certificate & Degree Offerings below fulfill this requirement. With the large network of universities and schools that Fazko Education works with, we would be pleased to design courses specific to the needs of the Ministry of Health for cohort sizes of your choosing.

Programs listed in this catalog include:

  • Addiction Counselor
  • Audiology & Speech Therapy Technician
  • Clinical Nutritionist/Dietitian
  • CAM Counselor
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Optometry Tech
  • Physical & Occupational Therapy Technician
  • Radiology Technician

HIGHLIGHTED CERTIFICATE & DEGREE OFFERINGS

The following programs are a limited selection of certificates and degree programs that Fazko Education can build specific to the needs of the Ministry of Health. Each of the college and school programs are unique, and the course offerings are dependent on the individual American university’s curriculum. The programs identified below are representative of the diversity and range of services that Fazko Education can offer. In addition to classroom lectures, in-class discussions, assignments, case study investigations, and skills demonstrations, many of our courses include skills development and practicum training.

Addiction Counselor

Addiction social workers specialize in helping clients resolve addictive behaviors associated with food, drugs, nicotine and other stimuli that lead to adverse consequences. They provide support and counseling to families of addicts, develop treatment plans, counsel patients in private and group sessions, and perform client assessments. Individual classes in this program might include: Intro. to Psychology, Intro. to Sociology, Public Health Issues, Crisis Intervention, Counseling and Family Services.

Audiology & Speech Therapy Technician

Students participating in this program learn about the methods and technology used to assist speech language pathologists and audiologists as they assess and provide treatment for oral communication and hearing pathologies. Typical classes in this certificate program include physiological acoustics, hearing physiology, phonetics, language development and physiology of speech.

COMPLEMENTARY & ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE (CAM)

This program addresses CAM modalities such as aromatherapy, homeopathy, dynamic phytotherapy, herbal medicine, nutrition and lifestyle changes and how they may be beneficial in supporting health. Classes may include anatomy & physiology, pathology & protocols, botany and plant identification, toxicology & herbal supplements, homeopathy, and aromatherapy science & chemistry.

CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST/DIETITIAN

This certificate presents in-depth contemporary scientific information on nutrition and disease prevention, while building on ways to preserve optimal lifetime health. From diet to exercise and weight loss, the student will explore a holistic view of how biochemical pathways work together with physiological systems and behavior to determine nutritional health and overall wellness. Classes might include: Nutrition & the Digestive System, Energy & the Role of Carbohydrates, Role of Fats in Atherosclerosis, Control of Food Intake and Body Weight, Science of Exercise & Weight Loss, and How Nutrition Affects Cancer, Osteoporosis, and Hypertension.

DENTAL HYGIENIST

The program for dental and oral health technicians spans many career paths such as pediatrics, dental schools, oral surgery and dental product sales. Possible classes in the program include dental anatomy, dental ceramics, art-related classes (contouring, molding, waxing), dental hygiene, periodontal diseases, and taking and developing X-rays.

DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COORDINATOR

The Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness program teaches planning methods, preparedness, and medical management of trauma patients in mass casualty disaster situations. Through lecture and interactive scenarios, health care providers learn incident command terminology, principals of disaster triage, injury patterns, and availability of assets for support. Possible classes that might be included in the program are: Disaster Planning, Disaster Response Organization & Execution, Management of Mass Casualties, and Containment & Isolation of Infectious Disease Victims.

Emergency Medicine Technician (EMT)

Pre-hospital emergency medicine is an always-changing environment and each day provides new challenges and unexpected situations. This program consists of classroom, laboratory and actual field experience. A selection of the classes includes Toxicology, Shock, Cardiorespiratory Emergencies, Soft-tissue trauma, Orthopedic trauma, Splinting skills and Pharmacology.

Health Administrator

Healthcare administration professionals make decisions every day that help improve the lives of their patients. They’re responsible for planning, directing and coordinating health services and working closely with medical staff to positively impact patient care. Our certificate program offers classes in resource management, quality management, ethical & legal considerations of healthcare, strategic management & policy, and healthcare economics.

Medical Secretary

A Medical Secretary works in physician offices, general medical and surgical hospitals, offices of dentists and other health practitioners, outpatient care centers, clinics, and urgent care facilities. Courses in this program may include medical front office management, healthcare ethics and privacy considerations, medical terminology, medical billing and reimbursements, and medical billing and coding.

Nurse Practitioner

The nurse practitioner program is designed for professionals to provide health promotion and maintenance through the diagnosis and treatment of acute illness and chronic conditions. This is an extremely diverse program offering many specialties. A small sampling of classes in this program includes: Intro. to Chemistry, Phlebotomy, Basic IV Therapy/Venipuncture, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Clinical Research Methods.

OPTOMETRY TECHNICIAN

Working with an optometrist, technicians might perform technical duties such as taking detailed patient histories, measuring visual acuity, measuring the curvature of the cornea, glaucoma screening, blood pressure testing, and measuring the distance between the pupils of the eye. Courses contributing to this certification include general anatomy and physiology, eye anatomy, corneal topography, tonometry, sphygmomanometry, Optical principles of light, refractive conditions, and special ocular procedures.

PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TECHNICIAN

This program is designed to meet the needs of practitioners in physical and occupational therapy but can benefit all healthcare providers. A selection of courses available in this program include: Intro. to Vestibular Rehabilitation, Intro. to Spinal Mobilization, Peripheral Joint Mobilization, Manual Therapy: Cervical and Thoracic Spine, Manual Therapy: Lumbo-Pelvic Spine, Kinesio Taping, and Fibromyalgia/Hypermobility.

RADIOLOGY TECHNICIAN

The certificate program in Radiography prepares students to practice competently and effectively as radiologic technologists (radiographers) in medical center settings and community hospitals. Students may take courses such as Basic Imaging Physics, Human Structure & Function, Image Production, Clinical Education, Image Analysis, Radiobiology and Radiation Protection, Radiographic Pathology, and Digital Imaging.

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