Career Studies (221-190-07)
PROGRAM OF STUDY
|Course #||Course||Credits||Prerequisite Courses (if applicable)
Orientation to Careers in Health Sciences
Introduces students to the skills which are necessary to achieve their academic goals, to services offered at the college and to the discipline in which they are enrolled. Covers topics such as services at the college including the learning resources center; counseling, and advising; listening, test taking, and study skills; and topical areas which are applicable to their particular discipline. This course is specifically for students who wish to pursue a career in Health Sciences.
Medical Terminology I
Introduces the student to the language used in the health record. Includes a system-by-system review of anatomical disease, and operative terms, abbreviations, radiography procedures, laboratory tests, and pharmacology terms. Part I of II.
Substance Abuse: Prevention and Treatment
Explores the use and abuse of drugs in contemporary society with emphasis upon sociological, physiological, and psychological effects of drugs.
Ethics for Health Care Personnel
Focuses on ethical concepts of health care. Emphasizes confidentiality, maintaining patient records, personal appearance, professionalism with patients/clients, associates, and an awareness of health care facilities.
Provides training in coordinated mouth-to-mouth artificial ventilation and chest compression, choking, life-threatening emergencies, and sudden illness. Equivalent to EMS 100.
Surveys career options available to students. Stresses career development and assists in the understanding of self in the world of work. Assists students in applying decision-making to career choice.
Student receives AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR certification
Eligible to take the Work Ethic Proficiency Certification Exam
Medical Terminology II
Continues with focus on the language used in the health record. Includes a system-by-system review of anatomic disease, and operative terms, abbreviations, radiography procedures, laboratory tests, and pharmacology terms. Part II of II.
Basic Pharmacy I
Explores the basics of general pharmacy, reading prescriptions, symbols, packages, pharmacy calculations. Teaches measuring compounds of drugs, dosage forms, drug laws, and drug classifications. Part I of II.
|3||EDE 10 and MDE 10|
Basic Pharmacy II
Explores the basics of general pharmacy, reading prescriptions, symbols, packages, pharmacy calculations. Teaches measuring compounds of drugs, dosage forms, drug laws, and drug classifications. Part II of II.
Basic Pharmacy I Lab
|1||Co-Req HLT 261|
Coordinated Internship: Pharmacy Technician
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
Emphasizes general pharmacology for the health related professions covering general principles of drug actions/reactions, major drug classes, specific agent within each class, and routine mathematical calculations needed to determine desired dosages.
|Eligible to take the National PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board) Exam|
|Total Program Credits||29|
Notes and Additional Curriculum Options
Course substitutions may be available. Please see an advisor for more information.
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