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HEOCC 111: INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CAREERS

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite:

This course provides the student with a knowledge-based understanding of health care careers. Self-appraisal, critical analysis of health careers, workplace and professional skills, and safety issues are included.

HEOCC 112: INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Admission to or graduate of Health Occupations program or department approval

This course provides an introduction to the understanding of pharmacology. Emphasis will be placed on basic drug terminology, drug classifications and systems of measurement.

HEOCC 114: INTRODUCTION TO INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTH CARE

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Enrollment in Health Occupations program or department approval

This is an interdisciplinary course designed to provide health occupations students with the common knowledge and skills necessary to perform effectively in a changing health care environment. Health care management/systems issues, ethical and legal healthcare issues, interpersonal dynamics, team management, employability skills, basic computer skills, and problem solving/cases are included.

HEOCC 200: DISEASE PROCESSES IN MAN

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: BIOL 140 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

This course is designed to acquaint the student with disorders affecting tissues, organs and systems of the human body. Major health problems affecting large numbers of patients will be examined in relationship to causes, occurrence, signs and symptoms, diagnostic findings, treatment and prognosis, and the patient's, family's, and society's responses to them.

HEOCC 220: LEGAL ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Acceptance to Physical Therapist Assistant or Occupational Therapy Assistant or Radiography or Medical Coder curricula or department approval

This course explores the legal foundations of health care delivery. Health law including negligence, hospital responsibilities, patient rights, and federal and state labor laws is discussed.

HEOCC 230: HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION AND RESOURCES

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Acceptance to Occupational Therapy Assistant or Physical Therapist Assistant or Radiography degree completion curricula or department approval

This course is designed to provide a review of the development and organization of the health care delivery system. Emphasis is placed upon the development of an understanding of the health care system and resources: people, money, equipment and facilities. Credentialing mechanisms will be identified and discussed.