Health Careers

HLCA 1199

Special Topics in Health Careers

Studies in special selected topics, to be determined by the instructor and approved by the School Dean.  

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HLCA 1189

Guided Experience I VAR

This course will be a guided experience for community college students to explore topics of interest in their field through research, field experience, presentation, computer applications, lab experience, or other project agreed upon between the student and the supervising faculty and is submitted to the dean in a written contract. 

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HLCA 1171

Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory

Complementary to HLCA 1170, the laboratory focuses on the anatomical study of the human form, including microscopic examination of cells and tissues, and gross examination of organs and organ systems (skeleton, muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and internal organs). Physiological exercises are also included, such as real-time examination of electrocardiograms, heart sounds, peripheral circulation, blood pressure, reflexes, electromyograms, electroencephalograms, lung volume, and breathing patterns, to supplement the material covered in HLCA 1170. 

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HLCA 1170

Human Anatomy and Physiology

A single semester examination of the architecture and function of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems of the human being. This examination will include an intensive and detailed study of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, urinary, nervous, reproductive, and endocrine systems as well as their interactions with each other. 

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HLCA 1110

Basic Clinical and Laboratory Skills

This course in the theory and practice of basic laboratory and clinical skills is designed to provide the student with entry level knowledge needed to pursue a career path as a laboratory assistant and/or phlebotomy technician. Students are introduced to professionalism, the importance of consent and confidentiality safety issues, CPR and vital signs, infection control and basic laboratory techniques including specimen collection and venipuncture.

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HLCA 1105

Phlebotomy Theory

The course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of professionalism, credentialing, the importance of consent and confidentiality, safety issues, infection control and the overall structure of a typical hospital. Students will learn basic techniques of venipuncture and capillary puncture through lecture videos, class activities and demonstration. 

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PHY 1004

Physics for Health Careers

This course is designed to introduce pre-physical therapist assistant and pre-radiology students to basic physics concepts including motion, forces, energy, heat, sound, electricity, light, and radioactivity. 

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HLCA 1102

Pathophysiology of Diseases

Study of the disease process, terminology and association with the body structure.

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HLCA 1101

Introduction to Health Careers Programs

This course is designed to introduce students to the health careers degree and certificate programs offered at Pierpont C&TC. A case study approach may be used to examine various fields in health careers. This course will cover requirements and prerequisites, necessary skills and qualities for successful program completion, and provide individualized exposure to selected occupations. 

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HLCA 1100

Medical Terminology

This course is a study of the structure of medical words and terms. Emphasis is placed on spelling and defining commonly used prefixes, suffixes, root words, and their combining forms. Anatomy and physiology terms as they relate to the root words, combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes are stressed. Terminology and medical abbreviations relating to several allied health occupations acquaints students with an overview of the medical language.

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