Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
ASM150Communication with the Elderly1This course will introduce strategies and concepts to improve communication with the elderly population. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
ASM155Impact of Demographics1This course will address demographic changes in the elderly population and the impact on society. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
ASM160Aspects of Aging1This course will examine the physiological, biological and psychological changes as they relate to the aging process. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
ASM165Healthy Aging1This course will examine the research of healthy aging and the results of improving the quality of life in advancing years. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
ASM170Behavior Principles4This course is the first of the four-course sequence in the Applied Behavior Analysis Assistant certificate. This course will contain 15 hours of content based on the BACB Professional Disciplinary and Ethical Standards and the BACB Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts. The course will also contain 45 hours of content based on the BACB Foundational Knowledge List.Loading...
ASM172Research Methods3This course is the second of the four-course sequence in the Applied Behavior Analysis Assistant certificate. This course will be based on the BACB Fourth Edition Task List. It will focus 10 hours in measurement and data analysis, 5 hours in experimental design and 30 hours of identification of the problem and assessment. Prerequisite/Corequiste: ASM 170Loading...
ASM174Fund Elements of Behavior3This course is the third of four classes to be completed in sequence in the Applied Behavior Analysis Assistant certificate. This course will be based on the BACB Fourth Edition Task List. It will focus on the fundamental elements of behavior change and specific behavior change procedures. Prerequisite: ASM 170, 172Loading...
ASM176Behavior Change2This course is the fourth and final course in the Applied Behavior Analysis Assistant certificate. It is based on the BACB Fourth Edition Task List. This course will contain 10 hours on behavior change systems, 10 hours on intervention and behavior change considerations and 10 hours on implementation, management and supervision. Prerequisite: ASM 170 and 172. Prerequisite/Corequisite: ASM 174Loading...
ASM180Cultural Diversity1This course will explore cultural diversity as it relates to race, national origin, gender and culture in the aging population. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
ASM200Depression, Death and Grieving1This course will cover depression, death, loss and the grieving process for both the family and the professional caregiver. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
ASM238Financial Management in AS3Emphasis on financial practices in organizations that provide health services to seniors. Review cost and labor hour controls. Excel spreadsheets, evaluation of profit/loss and fiscal reports will be addressed. It is suggested that the student successfully complete ACC 111 or ACC 131 prior to this course.Loading...
ASM239Info Systems in Health Care2Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of healthcare information needs and the development of methods to meet these needs. Fundamental components of computers and computer systems will be examined, including specialized information management systems in health care.Loading...
ASM240Pract. I: Social Services1This course emphasizes on theories and practices in human resource management in the long-term care facility. This course meets 80 human resource management clock hours required by The Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators.Loading...
ASM241Pract.II: Dietary1Focus on the dietary department in the long-term care facility. Federal and state rules and regulations as well as food ordering, inventory processes, food preparation, serving, budget,staff patterns are explored. This course meets the 80 hour practicum state of Iowa Nursing Home Administrator requirement in human resources.Loading...
ASM242Pract.III:Legal Asp.and Gov.Org1This course will have an emphasis on the legal aspects and government organizations affecting long-term care facilities. This course satisfies 80 legal aspect and government organizations clock hours required by The Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators.Loading...
ASM243Pract. IV: Nursing1 Loading...
ASM244Pract. V: Environmental Serv.1Emphasis on administrator's responsibilities in housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance departments. This course satisfies 80 environmental services clock hours required by The Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators.Loading...
ASM245Pract. VI:Act./Community1Activity and volunteer programs in long-term care facility. Use of community resources will be explored. This course satisfies 80 activities/community resources clock hours required by The Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators.Loading...
ASM246Pract. VII: Business Admin.1Emphasis on business practices in long-term care facility. This course satisfies 80 business administration clock hours required by The Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators.Loading...
ASM247Pract. VIII: Admin. Org.1This course will emphasize on concepts and practices involved in the administration of a long-term care facility. This course satisfies 80 administrative organization clock hours required by The Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators.Loading...
ASM248Pract. IX: HR Management1This course emphasizes on theories and practices in human resource management in the long-term care facility. This course meets 80 human resource management clock hours required by The Iowa Board of Nursing Home Administrators.Loading...
ASM256Agency Experience2During this practical experience, the student will investigate a senior services agency. The student will identify the purpose of the business, client needs, funding and techniques to evaluate the service delivery system. In addition, the student will pay special attention to the role and responsibilities of the administrator or manager in the operation of the agency.Loading...
ASM261Regulation of NF/SNF3Emphasis is on the changing dynamics of long-term care and the regulatory system. Special attention will focus on the federal and state regulations that govern the long-term healthcare services. This will include the agencies that originate, implement and monitor the regulations.Loading...
ASM262Regulation of Supported Living3This course will provide an overview of Supported Living agencies and an in-depth study of Assisted Living programs in Iowa. The course will focus on these agencies from an operational perspective and will include the following topics: types, development, management, staffing, organization, governance, budgeting and marketing.Loading...
ASM263Practicum I: Quality of Life2During this practical experience, the student will investigate the policies, procedures and techniques used to meet the psychosocial and physical needs of clients in nursing facilities. Special emphasis will be placed on the role and responsibilities of the administrator in assuring client psychosocial and physical needs are met to maximize quality of life and quality of care.Loading...
ASM264Practicum II: Human Resources1During this practical experience, the student will investigate the policies, procedures and techniques used to meet the administrative and business needs of the nursing care facility. Emphasis will be placed on the area of human resource management.Loading...
ASM265Practicum III: Finance1During this practical experience, the student will analyze and interpret budgets and financial statements. Special emphasis will be placed on the role and responsibilities of the administrator in identifying trends in the financial performance of the facility.Loading...
ASM266Practicum IV: Environment1During this practical experience, the student will investigate the physical plant needs and the environmental impact on residents. Special emphasis will be placed on the role and responsibilities of the administrator as they relate to quality assurance data and safety outcomes.Loading...
ASM267Practicum V: Leadership and Mgmt1During this practical experience, students will investigate policies, procedures and techniques used to meet the administrative and business needs of nursing care facilities. Emphasis will be placed on the administrative and leadership styles used to achieve roles and responsibilities to provide quality of life and quality of care for the clients.Loading...
ASM274Law and Ethics in Health Care3An introduction to law and its relationship to senior healthcare services. The course is designed to provide a basic background in law and ethics by defining the law, the court structure and its procedures, and exploring various legal and ethical issues relating to long-term healthcare services.Loading...
ASM278Management in Senior Care Serv3Relates fundamental management principles in the senior care setting. Focuses on management processes and organizational behavior in senior care organizations, healthcare facilities and other senior health services agencies.Loading...
ASM279Health Care Human Resources3Study of policies, procedures and the processes in human resource planning. This would include securing, developing and maintaining human resources, labor laws, and employee/management rights in healthcare services settings.Loading...
ASM280Health Care Delivery Systems2Provides a comprehensive overview of healthcare delivery systems and services. Includes studies in access and financing healthcare services and evaluating the delivery of care.Loading...
ASM282Aging Services2Aging Services relates the physical, psychological and sociological needs of seniors to services provided in the continuum of care setting. Includes the services in a therapeutic milieu creating a home environment that includes nursing, dietary, environmental concerns, activities and social services.Loading...
ASM283Aging Policies and Gov Programs2Class examines aging policies and government programs at the federal and state levels. Various agencies, advocacy groups and funding sources are investigated.Loading...
ASM291Activity Coordinator4This course is designed to prepare persons to work as activity coordinators in the continuum of care communities, including the following settings: skilled care, health care, assisted living programs, adult day and residential care. Topics will include understanding residents' needs, rights and choices and providing appropriate activities. The course will also address resident-centered care, regulatory requirements and the survey process. The course has been approved by the Iowa Department of Health and meets their requirements.Loading...
ASM295Death and Dying3An examination of death and the dynamics relating to the grief process, its foundational components, its varied characteristics and its impact upon the bereaved, with special emphasis upon appropriate resolution and adjustment.Loading...
ASM800Seminar I1The seminar will meet twice to discuss topics, issues and methods for applying the knowledge acquired from the modules as they relate to the elderly population. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...
ASM805Seminar II1The seminar will meet twice to discuss topics, issues and the application of knowledge from the modules as they relate to the elderly population. Prerequisite: Instructor approvalLoading...