HEAL-105 Drug Calculations
Students will develop skills in the metric, apothecary and household systems of measurement. Drug calculation problems will provide the student with the opportunity to practice conversions between systems. Students will perform the computations 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-108 Developing Professional Behaviors
Health care has undergone significant changes and faced many challenges in the past few decades. The allied health care provider must be adept at meeting the needs of the complex system and the client population using new technology as well as traditional skills of patient care. This course offers allied health care providers the opportunity to acquire skills and expertise in the concepts that influence professional practice and delivery of care. The course focuses on preparing the student to be an integral member of the healthcare system, providing the student with tools to communicate, verbally and in writing, with staff, peers, patients and their families and developing student skills to succeed in the academic and work setting including creating an appropriate self care system. (2 hours weekly)
HEAL-110 The Health Care Professional
The role of the health care professional is explored and includes an overview 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)