HEAL-105 Drug Calculations
Students will develop skills in the metric, apoth- ecary and household systems of measurement. Drug calculation problems will provide the stu- dent with the opportunity to practice conversions between systems. Students will perform the com- putations necessary to administer medications in liquid, tablet, and capsule form. Prerequisite: MATH-060 or appropriate score on mathematics placement test. (2 hours weekly for 7 weeks) NOTE: Also listed as MATH-105.
HEAL-110 The Health Care Professional
The role of the health care professional is ex- plored and includes an over view of careers in the health care system. Common issues to be studied include environmental health concerns, infection control, legal and ethical trends and professional responsibility. A major focus will include medical terminology and application of professional practices to both hospital and pre-hospital environments. Communication skills will include the effect of interpersonal relationships and the impact of working with diverse populations. Computerization and the use of technology in the health care field will be explored. (2 hours weekly)