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Allied health professionals are not physicians or nurses. Instead, their work falls under the general heading of healthcare. These trained professionals work in labs, run diagnostics tests, support and dispense occupational, physical, and other therapies, and manage healthcare data. They also evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients in any way that can be done by those without medical or nursing degrees.

A high standard of professionalism in allied health is essential to maintain a high quality of care and satisfaction for patients in your charge. Pros don't accomplish this standard with just a single skill set. Excellence in allied health care demands a combination of interpersonal, ethical, and communication skills that, together, create a professional demeanor and practice. They achieve this level of quality through proper training in a field, with special coursework in best professional practices.

Why Choose an Allied Health Career

An allied health career can provide the satisfaction of helping others regain and maintain their health and wellbeing, often without the years of schooling required for nurses and doctors. People who work in these careers are often the unsung heroes of the medical field, working behind the scenes or in supporting roles to enhance and advance the treatment offered by the doctors and nurses.

Some examples of allied health careers include:

  • Athletic trainer

  • Clinical laboratory workers

  • Counselors

  • Dental hygienists

  • Dieticians

  • EMTs

  • Health IT professionals

  • Medical assistant

  • Therapists

  • Rehabilitation workers

  • Blood bank technicians

  • X-ray technicians

  • Prosthetists

The Professionalism in Allied Health Course

MedCert's new program, Professionalism in Allied Health, does not teach the specialized skills required for your allied health career choice. Instead, this course focuses on soft skills and quality standards that can improve your interactions with patients and ensure you're taken seriously in your role.

This single course is a requirement for those pursuing careers in allied health. Students will reenact real-world scenarios to hone their skills and get a feel for the real-life of the workplace.

Some of the topics covered in this class include:

  • Medical ethics

  • Office etiquette

  • Proper patient interactions

  • Awareness of cultural and racial bias and how to combat it

  • Effective communication

  • Emotional strength

  • Professional appearance

This course has three parts, all of which require the participants have access to a computer connected to high-speed internet. MedCerts provides all the video lectures and offline/online resources needed to complete this course. The three aspects of this course are:

  1. Video of recorded lectures

  2. Skills presentations and knowledge checks

  3. An immersive 3D environment for interactions with others and critical thinking practice.

A career in allied health can be fulfilling and financially rewarding. The more you are prepared for the potential pitfalls of interacting with patients, the importance of looking professional to be taken seriously, or the need for a strong code of medical ethics, the better your chances of success.

The course offered by MedCert, Professionalism in Allied Health, is designed to give you the knowledge you need to tackle the realities of a career in the field of allied health and help you achieve a successful and rewarding future in it.

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Published on January 18, 2022

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