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Chronological Listing
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   Through 08/02
   09/02 to 11/03
   12/03 to 01/04
   02/04 to 04/04

 

Health Care Education Course Descriptions

Explanation of Course Description Items

HCE 100
Basic Health Care Concepts and Skills
4 credits
Offered upon request

Introductory course for the students who are interested in health occupations. Student learning will focus on health care systems, careers in health care, personal qualities of a health care worker, legal responsibilities, and basic knowledge and skills required in the health profession. This course is designed to prepare the student to enter the world of health occupations.
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HCE 101
Basic Life Support
2 credits
Offered upon request

This course is focused on basic life support as provided by a health care provider. The content includes patient assessment, airway management, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, shock, bleeding and wounds, body area injuries, poisoning, burns, cold and heat-related emergencies, bone injuries, medical emergencies, emergency childbirth and first aid skills.
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HCE 104
Home Health Aide
6 credits

Offered upon request
This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills necessary for a home health aide to work as part of the home health care team.† The focus is on basic human needs, communications, working with ill persons, eldercare, nutrition, special diets, and home management.† In addition to classroom instruction, a supervised field practice in clientís homes or an adult care home for the total of 90 hours is required.
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HCE 112
Medical Terminology
2 credits

Offered upon request
This course is designed to give direction to the beginning allied health student who has very little experience in scientific or medical subjects. The content includes study of medical terms using a programmed learning, word-building system approach as well as the study of allied health professions, medical abbreviations and symbols, review of basic grammar as it relates to medical terminology, and introduction to basic body structures. Emphasis in the course will be determined by assessing individual and group needs and providing private consultation as well as group instruction to meet those needs.
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HCE 114
Math for Medications
2 credits

Offered upon request
Review of basic math.† Learn systems of measurements, conversion within and between systems of measurements, and do the calculations necessary to prepare solutions.
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HCE 116
Medical Dosage Calculations
2 credits
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: MAT 120 or higher with a grade of "C" or higher, or appropriate EAC Placement Test Score
This course involves reading medication documents and accurate calculation of medical dosages and solutions.† The content includes math review, systems of measurements, medication administrations, and dosage calculations.
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HCE 120
Medical Coding and Billing
3 credits

Offered upon request
This course is focused on knowledge necessary to perform medical assistantís administrative duties.† The content includes introduction to medical assisting and health profession, ethics, safety, and security in the medical office, integrated administrative procedures, health insurance, medical coding and billing.
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HCE 130
Medical Assisting: Administrative Competencies
4 credits
Offered upon request
This course is focused on knowledge necessary to perform medical assistantís administrative duties.† The content includes introduction to medical assisting and health profession, ethics, safety, and security in the medical office, integrated administrative procedures, health insurance, medical coding and billing.
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HCE 150
Practice Medical Coding and Billing
3 credits

Offered upon request
This course is focused on skills necessary to perform medical coding and billing duties. The student will practice in a medical facility regarding integrated administrative procedures, medical coding, billing and collection.

HCE 152
Laboratory Assisting: Overview, Principles and Procedures
3 credits

Offered upon request
Prerequisite: HCE 186 with a grade of "C" or higher, or concurrent enrollment in HCE 186
Designed to prepare individuals to enter the health profession as a laboratory assistant. Emphasis is on the role of a laboratory assistant, certification and regulatory agencies, process improvement, laboratory mathematics, documentation, legal implications, specimen integrity, principles and procedures for pre-analytical processing of laboratory specimens. Application of quality assurance, infection control, and laboratory safety. Perfoming specimen processing, pre-analytical processes, and point of care testing. Performing clerical and computer functions based on medico-legal guidelines for documentation.
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HCE 158
Laboratory Assisting Practicum
2 credits

Offered upon request
Prerequisite: HCE 152 with a grade of "C" or higher, or concurrent enrollment in HCE 152
Practicum in laboratory assisting based in healthcare facilities. Adhering to quality assurance, quality control, infection control, and laboratory safety, students will perform clinical skills for pre-analytical processing of laboratory specimens, initial testing phases, and point-of-care testing using laboratory instrucmentation, information systems, and supplies. Performing clerical and computer functions based on medico-legal guidelines for documentation.
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HCE 160
Medical Assisting: Clinical Competencies
6 credits
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: HCE 100 or NUR 100 or concurrent enrollment in HCE 100 or NUR 100
This course is focused on knowledge necessary to perform clinical competencies as a medical assistant.† The content includes emergency procedures and first aid, therapeutic approach, integrated clinical procedures, diagnostic procedures, and laboratory procedures.†
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HCE 170
Medical Assisting: Externship
4 credits
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: HCE 130 or HCE 160 or concurrent enrollment in HCE 130 or HCE 160
Designed to provide for student attainment of the Entry-Level Competencies for Medical Assistant.† Placement in an ambulatory care setting is required.† In an actual work situation, students will perform both administrative and clinical competencies.† Administrative competencies include perform clerical functions, perform bookkeeping procedures, and prepare special accounting entries.† Clinical competencies include fundamental principles, specimen collection, diagnostic testing, and patient care.† Transdisciplinary competencies will be integrated in both clinical and administrative areas.† These include communication, legal concepts, patient instruction, and operational functions.
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HCE 180
Patient Care Technician
4 credits

Offered upon request
Prerequisite: NUR 100
This course is focused on direct patient care services on a specific hospital or ambulatory care unit under supervision of an instructor or a registered nurse. Students will learn knowledge and skill necessary to perform routine personal care to complex patients and observe and report changes in patient conditions. Contents also include respiratory care and the introduction to physical and occupational therapy.
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HCE 186
Phlebotomy and Clinical Laboratory
2 credits

Offered upon request
This course is focused on knowledge and skill necessary to perform phlebotomy and specific clinical laboratory duties. Skills include drawing blood, obtaining blood cultures, using Lancet or Microlance for a Microdraw or an Infant Heel Stick, and measuring bleeding time.


HCE 188
Electrocardiogram
2 credits

Offered upon request
This course is focused on knowledge and skill necessary to perform electrocardiogram duties. The content includes basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiac, pulmonary, and vascular systems. Technique, equipment and supplies used in telemetry, including information for interpreting rhythm strips, will be covered.

HCE 190
Human Body and Disease Process
4 credits

Offered upon request
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of pathophysiology for students in a variety of health-related programs. The focus is on essential concepts of disease processes such as inflammation, infection, and common disorders. Understanding this scientific information enables the student to apply that knowledge to other disorders that will be encountered in practice.
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HCE 219
Pharmacology
3 credits
Offered every fall semester
Prerequisite: CHM 130
The study of the interaction of chemicals with living organisms to produce biologic effects.† The emphasis is on the general principles of drug action that form the basis for understanding the actions of specific drugs.† This course introduces the pharmacologic basis of clinical practice.† Identical to NUR 219.
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HCE 225
Medical Transcription
3 credits

Offered every fall and spring semester
This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of medical terminology and medical report formats used in transcription from taped medical dictation.† Recommend keyboarding skills at 40 wpm. Identical to AIS 225.
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HCE 240
Human Pathophysiology
4 credits
Offered every fall semester
Prerequisite: BIO 202
Chemical, biologic, biochemical, and psychological processes as a foundation for the understanding of alterations in health.† The contents include basic concepts of disease process, altered status/growth and development, and pathophysiology of the human body systems.† These may provide awareness of possible implications of certain aspects of diseases, current scientific advances and selected therapeutics.
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HCE 297
Workshop
1 to 6 credits

Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment

Designed to meet a variety of needs for students in Allied Health.

HCE 299
Independent Study
1 to 6 credits

Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Design and execution of original projects under faculty supervision.