Health Science Related Courses

An overview of roles of various members of the health care system, educational requirements, and issues affecting the delivery of health care. (Internet Class Only)

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An overview of roles of various members of the health care system, educational requirements, and issues affecting the delivery of health care. (Internet Class Only)

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Grief, loss, and end of life issues. Includes instruction in preparing caregivers to function in settings where communication skills are used to give psychosocial support to persons and their families at the end of life.

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his 3 credit hour course is an intermediate level course for students preparing for a career in healthcare and healthcare professionals involved in the administration of medications or the care of clients receiving medications. Areas of study include drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, methods of administration, client education, and calculation of dosages

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Study of the pathology and general health management of diseases and injuries across the life span. Topics include etiology, symptoms, and the physical and psychological reactions to diseases and injuries.

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A study of medical terminology, word origin, structure, and application with an emphasis on building a professional vocabulary required for employment within the allied health care field.

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Principles, procedures, and regulations governing the legal and ethical relationships among physicians, patients, and health care professionals. Includes current ethical issues related to the various healthcare professions and patient confidentiality.

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Skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions. Includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture, and specimen collection on adults, children, and infants. Emphasis on infection prevention, proper patient identification, labeling of specimens and quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, accessioning, professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology. Students who are certified phlebotomists or have recent documented experience as a phlebotomist may request credit for this course. Each request will be considered individually and must be approved by the MLT Program Director.

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A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Includes skill development in the performance of a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and universal precautions. On-site clinical instruction, supervision, and evaluation of phlebotomy skills learned in PLAB 1223. Students who are certified phlebotomists or have recent documented experience as a phlebotomist may request credit for this course. Each request will be considered individually and must be approved by the MLT Program Director.

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Last updated: 04/30/2017