2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

Health Science
City College

HLTH 100 Survey of Health Occupations
1 cr.  (1 lec/wk)
Introduces the student to health occupations career options by providing an overview of each career path offered by the CC.  After completion of this course, students will be able to make an informed decision regarding the health care path most appropriate to their interests.

HTLH 104 Introduction to Nursing Skills
2 cr.  (2 lec/wk)
Introduces the health care system, the health care team, and basic health care skills.  Classroom theory and basic skills are integrated and practiced in the campus laboratory.

HLTH 105 Drug Dosage Calculations
1 cr.  (1 lec/wk)  Prerequisites:  Successful completion of M 065 or appropriate math placement test score.
Prepares the health occupations student for the mathematics required by the profession.  Topics presented include working with English, apothecary and metric measurement systems and conversions, and the calculation of adult and pediatric dosages (using dimensional analysis) for oral, parenteral and intravenous orders.

HLTH 112 Math Fundamentals for Health Occupations
3 cr.  Prerequisites:  Passing M 065 or appropriate placement test score.
Prepares the health occupations student for the mathematics required by the profession.  Topics presented include working with whole numbers; proportions; English, Apothecary, and Metric measurement systems; conversions; and dosage calculation (dimensional analysis) for the adult and child.  Emphasizes the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare and administer drugs safely.

HLTH 252 Medical Coding
3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  Prerequisites:  BIOH 101, AHMS 144, or permission of instructor.
Develops the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to code medical documentation for insurance purposes.  Emphasizes standards of accuracy required in medical coding.  This course will be taught fall semester only.

HLTH 292 Seminar:  Special Projects
Credit varies.  Prerequisite:  Student must be in last semester of the Practical Nurse Program or have successfully completed a practical nursing course.
Special projects and independent study are available for students by special arrangements.  Such projects are classified as advanced studies and prerequisites might be required.

HLTH 293 Workshop
V1-3 cr.
Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of health occupation.

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