Anatomy and Physiology (SCI-201), Environmental Science (SCI-104), Essentials of Earth Science (SCI-103), Introduction to Chemistry (SCI-105), Introduction to Life Processes (SCI-102), The Science of Nutrition (SCI-101), Medical Terminology (SCI-211), Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (SCI-311), Computer Basics in Healthcare (TCH-201)
Anatomy and Physiology (SCI-201)
Learner Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and describe the significance of various organ systems in the body; describe the biochemical principles that allow cells, tissues and organs to function; describe the way in which the skeletal and muscular systems cooperate for life processes such as locomotion; discuss the various ways in which the body is regulated, including the roles of the nervous and endocrine systems; determine which disruptions to homeostasis are likely to result from various external and internal stimuli; explain homeostasis and the threats that can arise from its disruption; identify tests that are conducted to diagnose problems with the functioning of the human anatomy; and relate the lessons of the human anatomy to principles that allied health professionals are required to use on a daily basis.
Environmental Science (SCI-104)
Essentials of Earth Science (SCI-103)
Introduction to Chemistry (SCI-105)
Introduction to Life Processes (SCI-102)
Credit recommendation: In the lower division associate/baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biology or as a core science requirement (5/14).
The Science of Nutrition (SCI-101)
Computer Basics in Healthcare (TCH-201)
Upon successful completion of the exam, students will be able to: define healthcare information technology; summarize the major healthcare legal practices and regulations; identify proper communication methods for use in healthcare workplace; comprehend EHR/EMR access roles and responsibilities for using Protected Health Information (PHI); explain how to set up, troubleshoot, and configure devices to a desktop workstation using computing resources and languages; assist in setting up basic networks with EHR/EMRs in mind; Identify the uses for clinical software, and describe the steps in the clinical process; explain and identify medical interface components and diagnostics processes; describe different modes of data protection; identify areas of vulnerability and ways to protect wireless networks; and define encryption and how it can be used to secure healthcare data.
Computer Basics in Healthcare touches on fundamentals of healthcare, health information technology, and computer based management systems that support healthcare professionals and institutions.
In the associate/certificate degree category, 3 semester hours in Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Administrative Assisting, Medical Assisting, or Allied Health (6/17).
Medical Terminology (SCI-211)
Upon successful completion of the exam, students will be able to: recognize that medical terminology has both constructed and non-constructed terms; identify each of the three word parts (word roots, prefixes, and suffixes) used to construct medical terms; identify, define and spell prefixes and suffixes often used in medical terminology; define and spell the word parts used to create terms for the human body and identify the building blocks; organ systems, and cavities of the human body; describe anatomical planes, regions, and directional terms used to describe areas of the body; comprehend the five major diagnostic imaging techniques; define the word parts used to create medical terms of the integumentary system, musculoskeletal, lymphatic, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, nervous, endocrine and reproductive systems, and special senses; breakdown and define common medical terms used for symptoms, diseases, disorders, procedures, treatments and devices associated with these organ systems and special senses; and build medical terms, pronounce and spell common medical terms associated with these organ and special sensory systems.
Medical Terminology teaches students the accepted language of healthcare and emphasizes the medical terms used most commonly by medical providers to allow students who wish to go into the healthcare field an easier transition to the field.
In the associate/certificate degree category, 3 semester hours in Medical Billing and Coding, Medical Administrative Assisting, Medical Assisting, or Medical Transcriptionist (6/17).
Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (SCI-311)
Upon successful completion of the exam, students will be able to: describe various pharmaceutical milestones that occurred throughout the 1800-1900s, the origin and content of the various drug consumer safety laws, and function of the FDA; differentiate between the chemical, generic, and trade/brand names of a drug; identify the various forms in which drugs are manufactured; explain the difference between various types of tablets, and distinguish an ointment, from a cream, or a lotion; describe and differentiate the 10 different routes of drug administration, the advantages, and disadvantages of each; describe how the liver metabolizes drugs, and how doses are adjusted for patients with liver or kidney diseases, elderly, or premature infants; identify the seven rights of drug administration, how to reverse drug toxicity, and recognize certain drugs allergies, and drug-food interactions; discuss therapeutic effects of the different categories of drugs used to treat urinary, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, cardiac, pulmonary, hematologic, gynecologic, endocrine, neurologic, psychiatric, ophthalmic, ENT (ear nose throat), analgesic conditions; identify the component parts of the immune response, and how vaccines work; and compare and contrast how local, regional, spinal, and epidural anesthesia drugs are given.
Pathophysiology and Pharmacology is an introduction to the world of drugs and pharmaceuticals for students who intend to enter the healthcare profession. The exam discusses common drugs for various ailments and their chemical structures and introduces students to the processes by which various drugs are indicated and administered.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nursing, Healthcare, or Health-wellness educator (6/17).