Health (HEALTH)

Health (HEALTH) 102  
Medical Law & Ethics  

This course considers the standards of ethical conduct toward patients, colleagues and other members of the medical team. Legal responsibility, professional liability, licensing, contracts, and other applications of law in medicine will be included. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Eligibility for English 101 and General Education Math 118 or higher.  
3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: MX  
Health (HEALTH) 105  
Medical Careers Professional Development  

This course explores the professional issues that affect the medical assistant. Current trends in education, certification and employment will be discussed and their impact on the practicing medical assistant will be emphasized. Communication skills that will enhance the performance of the medical assistant will also be reviewed. Employment seeking techniques such as resume preparation and interviewing skills will be included. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Eligibility for English 101 and General Education Math 118 or higher.  
2 Lecture Hours. 2 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: MX  
Health (HEALTH) 107  
Pharmacology  

This course introduces the student to the basic skills that are performed by the medical assistant in the medical office. The course will emphasize the principles of pharmacology as they relate to medication administration in the medical office and clinic settings. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Acceptance into the Medical Assisting program/plan 0359 and Grade of C or better in Biology 120.  
2 Lecture Hours. 4 Lab Hours. 4 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: MX  
Health (HEALTH) 250  
Health Education  

Trends and issues of personal and community health; stress ways to maintain good physical and mental health; ecology, drugs, alcoholism, human sexuality, nutrition, disease and related topics. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: DA, HW, KK, MX, TR, WR  
Health (HEALTH) 251  
First Aid  

Standard American Red Cross course in first aid; principles and practices of first aid for all age levels; safety and accident prevention stressed; First Aid Standard and Advanced certificates awarded to students completing the course successfully. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

3 Lecture Hours. 3 Credit Hours.  
Offered At: WR