Courses in Health Care

ALHS 1011: Structure and Function of the Human Body

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Focuses on basic normal structure and function of the human body. Topics include general plan and function of the human body, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous and sensory systems, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.

ALHS 1040: Introduction to Health Care

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common in the health care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore various delivery systems and related issues. Topics include: basic life support/CPR, basic emergency care/first aid and triage, vital signs, infection control/blood and air-borne pathogens.

ALHS 1060: Diet and Nutrition for Allied Health Sciences

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
A study of the nutritional needs of the individual. Topics include: nutrients, standard and modified diets, nutrition throughout the lifespan, and client education.

ALHS 1090: Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
Introduces the elements of medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical words through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Topics include: origins (roots, prefixes, and suffixes), word building, abbreviations and symbols, and terminology related to the human anatomy.

BIOL 2113: Anatomy and Physiology I

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : BIOL 2113L, ENGL 1101
Introduces the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the development of a systemic perspective of anatomical structures and physiological processes. Topics include body organization, cell structure and functions, tissue classifications, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous and sensory systems.

BIOL 2113L: Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : BIOL 2113, ENGL 1101
Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in BIOL 2113. The laboratory exercises for this course include body organization, cell structure and functions, tissue classifications, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous sensory systems.

BIOL 2114: Anatomy and Physiology II

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L
Corequisite : BIOL 2114L
Continues the study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, blood and lymphatic system, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.

BIOL 2114L: Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L
Corequisite : BIOL 2114
Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in BIOL 2114. The laboratory exercises for this course include the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, blood and lymphatic system, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, and reproductive system.

BIOL 2117: Introductory Microbiology

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : BIOL 2113/2113L or BIOL 1111/1111L
Corequisite : BIOL 2117L
Provides students with a foundation in basic microbiology with emphasis on infectious disease. Topics include microbial diversity, microbial cell biology, microbial genetics, interactions and impact of microorganisms and humans, microorganisms and human disease.

BIOL 2117L: Introductory Microbiology Lab

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : BIOL 2113/2113L or BIOL 1111/1111L
Corequisite : BIOL 2117
Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in BIOL 2117. The laboratory exercises for this course include microbial diversity, microbial cell biology, microbial genetics, interactions and impact of microorganisms and humans, and microorganisms and human disease.

BUSN 1440: Document Production

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : COLL 1010 or COMP 2000, BUSN 1100 or ability to key 25 gross words a minute on 3-minute timings with no more than 3 errors
Corequisite : None
Reinforces the touch system of keyboarding placing emphasis on correct techniques with adequate speed and accuracy and producing properly formatted business documents. Topics include: reinforcing correct keyboarding technique, building speed and accuracy, formatting business documents, language arts, proofreading, and work area management.

COLL 1010: College and Career Success Skills

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
This course is designed to assist the learner to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic, personal, and professional success and to improve student retention. Areas of importance include Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Personal Financial Management, Stress Management and Wellness, Studying and Test Taking Skills, Communication Skills, Career Planning and Goal Setting, Computer Applications/Technology Skills and Employability/Professional Skills.

COMP 2000: Introduction to Technology & Computer Applications

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course provides an introduction to computer applications for the development of analytical and problem-solving workplace skills. The course introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Topics include file management, word processing software, database software, spreadsheet software, and presentation software skill development. The course also introduces terminology related to computer hardware, computer networks, and social and ethical concepts.

COSM 1120: Salon Management

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes the steps involved in opening and operating a privately owned salon. Topics include: law requirements regarding employment, tax payer education / federal and state responsibilities, law requirements for owning and operating a salon business, business management practices, and public relations and career development.

CSSP 1010: Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course provides an overview of the Central Sterile Processing and Distribution profession and develops the fundamental concepts and principles necessary to successfully participate as an entry level Central Sterile Processing Technician. Emphasis will be placed on the profession of Central Sterile Processing, basic sciences and related subjects, infection control, aseptic technique, equipment management, sterilization, instrumentation and supplies, legal issues, inventory management, safety, quality assurance, professional development and healthcare trends. Students completing this course will be eligible to apply to take the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) certification exam.

DENA 1010: Basic Human Biology

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Focuses on basic normal structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on organ systems. Topics include: medical terminology as it relates to the normal human body; and normal structure and function of the human body - cells and tissues, organs and systems, and homeostatic mechanisms.

DENA 1030: Preventive Dentistry

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : DENA 1080, DENA 1340
Provides students with theory and clinical experience in the area of preventive and public health dentistry. Topics include: etiology of dental disease; patient education techniques; plaque control techniques; types and use of fluoride; diet analysis for caries control; and dietary considerations for the dental patient.

DENA 1050: Microbiology and Infection Control

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces fundamental microbiology and infection control techniques. Topics include: classification, structure, and behavior of pathogenic microbes; mode of disease transmission; body's defense and immunity; infectious diseases; and infection control procedures in accordance with CDC recommendations and OSHA guidelines.

DENA 1070: Oral Pathology and Therapeutic

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : (DENA 1010 or ALHS 1011) and DENA 1080
Corequisite : None
Focuses on the diseases affecting the oral cavity and pharmacology as it relates to dentistry. Topics include: identification and disease process; signs/symptoms of oral diseases and systemic diseases with oral manifestations; developmental abnormalities of oral tissues; basic principle of pharmacology; drugs prescribed by the dental profession; drugs that may contraindicate treatment; and applied pharmacology (regulations, dosage, and applications.

DENA 1080: Dental Anatomy

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Focuses on normal head and neck anatomy and the development and functions of oral anatomy. Topics include: dental anatomy; oral histology; oral embryology; osteology of the skull; muscles of mastication and facial expression; temporal mandibular joint; blood lymphatic nerve supply of the head; and salivary glands and related structures.

DENA 1090: Dental Assisting National Board Examination Preparation

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : Program Instructor Approval
Corequisite : None
Reviews information concerning all didactic areas tested by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB). Topics include: collecting and recording clinical data; dental radiography; chairside dental procedures; prevention of disease transmission; patient education and oral health management; office management procedures; and test taking skills.

DENA 1340: Dental Assisting I: General Chairside

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : DENA 1050, DENA 1080
Introduces student to ethics and jurisprudence for the dental assistant and to chairside assisting with diagnostic and operative procedures. Topics include: ethics and jurisprudence in the dental office; four-handed dentistry techniques; clinical data collection techniques; introduction to operative dentistry; and dental material basics.

DENA 1350: Dental Assisting II: Dental Specialties and EFDA Skills

Credit Hours: 7
Prerequisite : DENA 1340
Corequisite : None
Focuses on chairside assisting with dental specialty procedures. Topics include: prosthodontic procedures (fixed and removable); orthodontics; pediatric dentistry; periodontic procedures; oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures; endodontics procedures; management of dental office emergencies; medically compromised patients and expanded functions approved by law for performance by dental assistants in the state of Georgia. Student will pass a comprehensive examination and successfully perform all required clinical skills to receive EFDA certification.

DENA 1390: Dental Radiology

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : DENA 1080
Corequisite : None
After completion of the course the student will be able to provide radiation safety for patient and self, expose x-rays, process x-rays, and prepare dental films for the dental office. Topics include: fundamentals of radiology and radiation safety; radiographic anatomy and interpretation; intraoral and extraoral radiographic techniques; and quality assurance techniques.

DENA 1400: Dental Practice Management

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : COLL 1010 or COMP 2000, DENA 1340
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes procedures for office management in dental practices. Topics include: oral and written communication; records management; appointment control; dental insurance form preparation; accounting procedures; supply and inventory control; employability skills and basic computer skills. A computer lab provides basic skills in computer use and utilization of these skills to perform office procedures on a microcomputer.

DENA 1460: Dental Practicum I

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : DENA 1050
Corequisite : DENA 1340, DENA 1350, DENA 1390
Practicum focuses on infection control in the dental office and assisting with diagnostic and simple operative procedures. Topics include: infection control procedures; clinical diagnostic procedures; and general dentistry procedures.

DENA 1470: Dental Practicum II

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : DENA 1460
Practicum focuses on advanced general dentistry procedures and chairside in dental specialties with special emphasis on nonsurgical specialties. Topics include: advanced general dentistry and specialties.

DENA 1480: Dental Practicum III

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : DENA 1460, DENA 1470
Practicum continues to focus on assisting chairside with advanced general dentistry procedures with emphasis on dental office management, preventive dentistry, and expanded functions. Topics include: advanced general dentistry procedures; preventive dentistry; dental office management; expanded functions; chairside in specialties; and management of dental office emergencies.

DHYG 1030: Dental Material

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Focuses on the nature, qualities, composition and manipulation of materials used in dentistry. The primary goal of this course is to enhance the student's ability to make clinical judgments regarding the use and care of dental materials based on how these materials react in the oral environment. Topics include: dental materials standards, dental materials properties, impression materials, gypsum products, mouthguards and whitening systems, dental bases, liners and cements, temporary restorations, classifications for restorative dentistry, direct restorative materials, indirect restorative materials, polishing procedures for dental restorations, removable dental prostheses, sealants, and implants.

DHYG 1040: Preclinical Dental Hygiene

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : DHYG 1050
Provides fundamental skills to be utilized in the delivery of optimum patient care by the dental hygienist. Topics include: patient assessment, instrumentation, charting, occlusion, caries, emergencies, ethics and professionalism, asepsis, and patient and clinician positioning.

DHYG 1050: Preclinical Dental Hygiene Lab

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : DHYG 1040
Provides fundamental skills to be utilized in the delivery of optimum patient care by the dental hygienist. Topics include: asepsis, ethics and professionalism, emergencies, patient assessment, patient and clinician positioning, instrumentation, charting, occlusion and caries.

DHYG 1070: Radiology Lecture

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : DHYG 1080
Emphasizes the application of radiology principles in the study of the teeth and their surrounding structures. Topics include: radiation physics principles; radiation biology; radiation safety; radiographic quality assurance; imaging theory; radiographic interpretation; radiographic need; legal issues of dental radiography; and digital radiography techniques and principles.

DHYG 1080: Oral Biology

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Dental Biology provides the student with a thorough knowledge of external and internal morphological characteristics of human primary and secondary dentition. It also introduces the student to various tooth identification systems, classifications of occlusion and dental anomalies. Topics include: oral cavity anatomy, dental terminology, external and internal tooth anatomy, tooth nomenclature and numbering systems, individual tooth and root morphology, occlusion and dental anomalies. Dental Biology also focuses on the study of cells and tissues of the human body, with emphasis on those tissues that compose the head, neck, and oral cavity. Topics include: cellular structure and organelles, histology of epithelium, histology of muscle tissue, and histology of nerve tissue, histology of connective tissue, embryological development of the head and neck, tooth development and development of tooth supporting structures. Dental Biology focuses on anatomy of the head and neck. Emphasis is placed on those structures directly affected by the practice of dentistry. Topics include: Terminology, anatomic landmarks, osteology of the skull, temporomandibular joint, muscles of mastication, muscles of facial expression, nervous system, blood supply of the head and neck, lymphatic system and immunology, endocrine and exocrine glands of the head and neck, nasal and paranasal sinuses, and fascial spaces and the spread of dental infections.

DHYG 1090: Radiology Lab

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : Program Admission, DHYG 1080
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes the application of radiology principles in the study of the teeth and their surrounding structures. Topics include: radiation safety, radiographic quality assurance, imaging theory, radiographic interpretation, radiographic need, and digital radiography principles and techniques.

DHYG 1110: Clinical Dental Hygiene I Lecture

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : DHYG 1040
Corequisite : DHYG 1111
Continues the development of knowledge in patient care. Topics include: prevention, instrumentation, patient management, dental appliances, and treatment planning.

DHYG 1111: Clinical Dental Hygiene I Lab

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : DHYG 1050
Corequisite : DHYG 1110
Continues the development of knowledge in patient care. Topics include: prevention, instrumentation, patient management, dental appliances, treatment planning, and applied techniques.

DHYG 1206: Pharmacology and Pain Control

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces principles of basic pharmacology as they pertain to the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene. Emphasizes actions and reactions of medications commonly used in the dental office or taken by dental patients. Topics include: pharmaceutical referencing; legal and ethical considerations; drug effects; contraindications; drug related emergencies; dental related anesthesia; and pain control.

DHYG 2010: Clinical Dental Hygiene II Lecture

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : DHYG 1070, DHYG 1110
Corequisite : DHYG 2020
Continues the development of student knowledge in treating patients and preventing oral disease. Topics include: instrument sharpening; patient assessment; antimicrobial use; pulp vitality testing; treatment of hypersensitivity; whitening; implant care; tobacco cessation; pit and fissure sealants, scaling, debridement and root planing; ultrasonics and air polishing and dietary analysis.

DHYG 2020: Clinical Dental Hygiene II Lab

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : DHYG 1070, DHYG 1090, DHYG 1111
Corequisite : DHYG 2010
Continues the development of student knowledge in treating patients and preventing oral disease. Topics include: instrument sharpening; patient assessment; antimicrobial use; pulp vitality testing; treatment of hypersensitivity; whitening; implant care; tobacco cessation; pit and fissure sealants; scaling, debridement and root planing; ultrasonics and air polishing; dietary analysis, and applied techniques.

DHYG 2050: General & Oral Pathology/Pathophysiology

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : DHYG 1080
Corequisite : None
Introduces pathology as a specialty of dentistry and includes the etiology, pathogenesis and recognition of various pathological conditions. Emphasis is placed on oral and paraoral pathology and systemic conditions affecting the head and neck. Topics include: terminology and biopsy procedures; inflammation, repair, and regeneration; soft tissue and dental anomalies; pathogenesis of caries and pulpal pathology; cysts and tumors of the head and neck; systemic conditions that affect the oral structures; infectious diseases; diseases of the salivary glands; diseases of bone; blood dyscrasias; vesiculo-erosive and autoimmune diseases; and genetic diseases and syndromes of the head and neck.

DHYG 2070: Community Dental Health

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : DHYG 1110
Corequisite : None
Provides students with a broad understanding of the healthcare system and an objective view of the significant social, political, psychological and economic forces directing the system. Prepares students to promote oral health and prevent oral disease in a community, by meeting specific dental health needs of community groups. Topics include: epidemiology; community dental care assessment; community dental care provision; preventive counseling for groups; group oral health education; terminology; dental care systems; biostatistics; and concepts of dental research.

DHYG 2080: Clinical Dental Hygiene III

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : DHYG 2010
Corequisite : DHYG 2090
Continues the development of student knowledge necessary for treatment and prevention of oral diseases. Topics include: treatment of patients with special needs.

DHYG 2090: Clinical Dental Hygiene III Lab

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : DHYG 2020
Corequisite : DHYG 2080
Continues the development of student skills necessary for treatment and prevention of oral disease. Topics include: special needs patients and applied techniques.

DHYG 2105: Nutrition

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : CHEM 1152 and CHEM 1152L
Corequisite : None
Familiarizes students with the role of nutrition in the human body with an emphasis on the dental hygienist's role as a nutritional educator.  Topics include: molecular structure, carbohydrates, proteins, nutrition and digestion, bioenergetics, nutritional aspects, nutritional disorders, and diet assessment.

DHYG 2130: Clinical Dental Hygiene IV Lecture

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : DHYG 2080
Corequisite : DHYG 2140
Focuses on the dental hygiene field and presents the fundamental concepts and principles necessary for successful participation in the dental profession. Topics include: employability skills; State of Georgia Dental Practice Act; office management; expanded duties; legal aspects; ethics; dental hygiene practice settings; and dentistry and dental hygiene regulation.

DHYG 2140: Clinical Dental Hygiene IV Lab

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : DHYG 2090
Corequisite : DHYG 2130
Continues the development of student skills necessary for treatment and prevention of oral disease. Topics include: applied techniques and time management.

DHYG 2200: Periodontology

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : DHYG 1080
Corequisite : None
Provides fundamental information on periodontal anatomy, pathogenesis of the periodontal diseases, and an introduction to modern rational periodontal therapy, including preventive, non-surgical, and surgical methods. Topics include: tissues of the periodontium; periodontal pathology; periodontal diseases; assessment and treatment planning; periodontal disease therapy; and periodontal emergencies.

EMPL 1000: Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

EMSP 1010: Emergency Medical Responder

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course prepares the student to provide initial stabilizing care to the sick or injured prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Services Professionals (EMS), and to assist EMS personnel in transporting patients for definitive care at an appropriate hospital/facility. Major areas of instruction include Introductory Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology; Responder Safety; Incident Command; Bloodborne Pathogen Training; Basic Physical Assessment; and Treatment of Trauma and Medical Emergencies; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the use of Automatic External Defibrillators. The course is a blend of lecture, hands on lab/learning, and practical scenario based learning/testing. The course will include Healthcare Provider CPR/AED Certification from a Nationally Recognized Body (American Heart Association, Red Cross, etc). If this course is also approved by the Georgia State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST), successful completion will allow the student to be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) certification. Topics include: Preparatory; Anatomy and Physiology; Medical Terminology; Pathophysiology; Life Span Development; Public Health; Pharmacology; Airway; Management; Respiration and Artificial Ventilation; Assessment; Medicine; Shock and Resuscitation; Trauma; Special Patient Populations; EMS Operations; and Integration of Patient Assessment and Management.

EMSP 1110: Introduction to EMT Profession

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course serves as the introductory course to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) profession. It orients the student to the prehospital care environment, issues related to the provision of patient care in both in-hospital and out-of-hospital circumstances. It further provides foundational information upon which subsequent curriculum content is based so that successful completion of this content increases the potential for success in subsequent courses and should allow students to apply the fundamental knowledge, skills, and attitudes gained in order to effectively communicate and function safely, ethically and professionally within the emergency medical services environment. Topics include: Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Pathophysiology, CPR for HCP, EMS Systems, Research, Workforce Safety and Wellness, Documentation, EMS System Communication, Therapeutic Communication, Medical/Legal and Ethics, Public Health, Principles of Safely Operating a Ground Ambulance, Incident Management, Multiple Casualty Incidents, Air Medical, Vehicle Extrication, HazMat, MCI due to Terrorism/Disaster, and Life Span Development.

EMSP 1120: EMT Assessment/Airway Management & Pharmacology

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course prepares students for initial scene management and assessment of patients as well as management of the airway. Introduction to pharmacology is also covered. Includes application of scene information and patient assessment findings (scene size up, primary and secondary assessment, patient history, and reassessment) to guide emergency management. Topics include: Scene Size-Up; Primary Assessment; History Taking; Secondary Assessment; Monitoring Devices; Reassessment; Airway Management; Respiration; Artificial Ventilation; Principles of Pharmacology; Medication Administration; and Emergency Medications.

EMSP 1130: Medical Emergencies for the EMT

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course integrates pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan of cases involving non-traumatic medical emergencies. Topics include: Medical Overview; Neurology; Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Disorders; Immunology; Infectious Disease; Endocrine Disorders; Psychiatric; Cardiovascular; Toxicology; Respiratory; Hematology; Genitourinary/Renal; Non-Traumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders; Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat; and Medical Assessments.

EMSP 1140: Special Patient Populations

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course provides a fundamental knowledge of growth, development, and aging and assessment findings to provide basic emergency care and transportation for a patient with special needs. Topics include: Obstetrics, Gynecology, Neonatal Care, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Patients with Special Challenges, and Special Patient Populations - Assessments.

EMSP 1150: Shock & Trauma for the EMT

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course is designed to prepare the EMT student to apply pre-hospital emergency care to patients who have sustained injuries resulting from various mechanisms of injury including: Abdominal and Genitourinary trauma; Orthopedic trauma; Soft Tissue trauma; Head, Facial, Neck, and Spine Trauma and Nervous System trauma. Special considerations in trauma related injuries will be presented including the physiology of shock as well as multi-system trauma and environmental emergencies. Topics include: Shock and Resuscitation; Trauma Overview; Bleeding; Chest Trauma; Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma; Orthopedic Trauma; Soft Tissue Trauma; Head, Facial, Neck, and Spine Trauma; Nervous System Trauma; Special Considerations in Trauma; Environmental Emergencies; and Multi-System Trauma.

EMSP 1160: Clinical & Practical Applications for the EMT

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course provides supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings as well as opportunities to demonstrate critical thinking skills and assessment based management techniques through competency based evaluations relevant to the practice of an EMT. Topics include: Clinicals and Assessment Based Management.

EMSP 1510: Advanced Concepts for the AEMT

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course serves as the introductory course to the advanced level practice of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT). It expands on the information attained at the EMT level. Topics include: EMS Systems; Documentation; EMS System Communication; Therapeutic Communication; Principles of Pharmacology; Medication Administration; Emergency Medications; Airway Management; Respiration; Artificial Ventilation; Primary Assessment; and Secondary Assessment.

EMSP 1520: Advanced Patient Care for the AEMT

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course provides opportunities to apply fundamental knowledge of basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation based on assessment findings for the following: an acutely ill patient; a patient in shock, respiratory failure or arrest, cardiac failure or arrest, and post resuscitation management; and an acutely injured patient. In addition it provides a fundamental knowledge of growth, development, and aging and assessment findings to provide basic and selected advanced emergency care and transportation for a patient with special needs. Topics include: Geriatrics; Patients with Special Challenges; Medical Overview; Neurology; Immunology; Infectious Disease; Endocrine Disorders; Cardiovascular; Toxicology; Respiratory; Hematology; Genitourinary/Renal; Shock and Resuscitation; Chest Trauma; Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma; Orthopedic Trauma; Head, Facial, Neck, and Spine Trauma: Nervous System Trauma; and Integration of Medical/Trauma Assessments.

EMSP 1530: Clinical Applications for the AEMT

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course provides supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings. Topics include: Clinicals.

EMSP 1540: Clinical and Practical Applications for the AEMT

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course provides supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings as well as opportunities to demonstrate critical thinking skills and assessment based management techniques through competency based evaluations relevant to the practice of an AEMT. Topics include: Clinicals and Assessment Based Management.

EMSP 2110: Foundations of Paramedicine

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course introduces the student to the role of the paramedic in today's healthcare system, with a focus on the prehospital setting. This course will also prepare the student to integrate scene and patient assessment findings with knowledge of epidemiology and pathophysiology to form a field impression. This includes developing a list of differential diagnoses through clinical reasoning to modify the assessment and formulate a treatment plan. Topics include: EMS Systems; Research; Workforce Safety and Wellness; Documentation; EMS System Communication; Therapeutic Communication; Medical/Legal and Ethics; Life Span Development; Public Health; Incident Management; Air Medical; Scene Size-Up; Primary Assessment; History Taking; Secondary Assessment; Monitoring Devices; and Reassessment.

EMSP 2120: Applications of Pathophysiology for Paramedics

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course expands the concepts of pathophysiology as it correlates to disease processes. This course will enable the student to apply the general concepts of pathophysiology to the assessment and management of patients in the emergency setting. Topics include: Pathophysiology.

EMSP 2130: Advanced Resuscitative Skills for Paramedics

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course will equip the paramedicine student with an expanded knowledge of pharmacology, as well as skills used to manage the respiratory system. Students will learn to use these advanced resuscitative skills to mitigate patient care emergencies, and to improve the overall health of the patient. Topics include: Principles of Pharmacology; Medication Administration; Emergency Medications; Airway Management; Respiration; and Artificial Ventilation.

EMSP 2140: Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course equips the paramedicine student with an expanded knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and electrophysiology of the cardiovascular system. Students will also examine the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, and will begin to integrate advanced assessment skills (including ECG interpretation) into the assessment of cardiac patients. Topics include: Anatomy, Physiology, and Electrophysiology of the Cardiovascular System; Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease; Assessment of the Cardiac Patient; Electrocardiographic (ECG) interpretation.

EMSP 2310: Therapeutic Modalities of Cardiovascular Care

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course will enable the student to integrate assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for a patient experiencing a cardiovascular emergency. Topics include: Cardiovascular Emergencies and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).

EMSP 2320: Therapeutic Modalities of Medical Care

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course will enable the student to integrate assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for a patient experiencing a medical emergency. Topics include: Medical Overview; Neurology; Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Disorders; Immunology; Infectious Disease; Endocrine Disorders; Psychiatric; Toxicology; Respiratory; Hematology; Genitourinary/Renal; Non-Traumatic Musculoskeletal Disorders; Diseases of the Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat; and Assessment of Medical Emergencies.

EMSP 2330: Therapeutic Modalities of Trauma Care

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course will enable the student to integrate a comprehensive knowledge of causes and pathophysiology into the management of traumatic: cardiac arrest and peri-arrest states; shock, respiratory failure or arrest with an emphasis on early intervention to prevent arrest. This course will also include integrating assessment findings with principles of epidemiology and pathophysiology to formulate a field impression to implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for an acutely injured patient. During this course, the student will complete a nationally recognized pre-hospital trauma course (i.e. PHTLS, ITLS, ATT, etc.). Topics include: Shock and Trauma Resuscitation; Trauma Overview; Bleeding; Chest Trauma; Abdominal and Genitourinary Trauma; Orthopedic Trauma; Soft Tissue Trauma; Head, Facial, Neck, and Spine Trauma; Nervous System Trauma; Special Considerations in Trauma; Environmental Emergencies; Multi-System Trauma; and Assessment of Trauma Emergencies.

EMSP 2340: Therapeutic Modalities for Special Patient Populations

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course will enable the student to integrate assessment findings with principles of pathophysiology and knowledge of psychosocial needs to formulate a field impression and implement a comprehensive treatment/disposition plan for various special patient populations. During this course, the student will also complete a nationally recognized pediatric course (i.e. EPC, PALS, PEPP, etc.). Topics include: Obstetrics; Gynecology; Neonatal Care; Pediatrics; Geriatrics; and Patients with Special Challenges.

EMSP 2510: Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - I

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course provides the paramedicine student with supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings. EMSP 2510 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - I is one in a series of courses that also includes: EMSP 2520, EMSP 2530, EMSP 2540, EMSP 2550, EMSP 2560 and EMSP 2570. The successful completion of all of these will result in meeting all clinical standards required by the State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST). Topics include: Clinicals.

EMSP 2520: Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - II

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course provides the paramedicine student with supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings. EMSP 2520 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - II is one in a series of courses that also includes: EMSP 2510, EMSP 2530, EMSP 2540, EMSP 2550, EMSP 2560 and EMSP 2570. The successful completion of all of these will result in meeting all clinical standards required by the State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST). Topics include: Clinicals.

EMSP 2530: Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - III

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course provides the paramedicine student with supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings. EMSP 2530 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - III is one in a series of courses that also includes: EMSP 2510, EMSP 2520, EMSP 2540, EMSP 2550, EMSP 2560 and EMSP 2570. The successful completion of all of these will result in meeting all clinical standards required by the State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST). Topics include: Clinicals.

EMSP 2540: Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - IV

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course provides the paramedicine student with supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings. EMSP 2540 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - IV is one in a series of courses that also includes: EMSP 2510, EMSP 2520, EMSP 2530, EMSP 2550, EMSP 2560 and EMSP 2570. The successful completion of all of these will result in meeting all clinical standards required by the State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST). Topics include: Clinicals.

EMSP 2550: Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - V

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course provides the paramedicine student with supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings. EMSP 2550 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - V is one in a series of courses that also includes: EMSP 2510, EMSP 2520, EMSP 2530, EMSP 2540, EMSP 2560 and EMSP 2570. The successful completion of all of these will result in meeting all clinical standards required by the State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST). Topics include: Clinicals.

EMSP 2560: Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VI

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course provides the paramedicine student with supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings. EMSP 2520 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VI is one in a series of courses that also includes: EMSP 2510, EMSP 2520, EMSP 2530, EMSP 2540, EMSP 2550 and EMSP 2570. The successful completion of all of these will result in meeting all clinical standards required by the State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST). Topics include: Clinicals.

EMSP 2570: Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VII

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course provides the paramedicine student with supervised clinical experience in various clinical settings. EMSP 2520 Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VII is one in a series of courses that also includes: EMSP 2510, EMSP 2520, EMSP 2530, EMSP 2540, EMSP 2550 and EMSP 2560. The successful completion of all of these will result in meeting all clinical standards required by the State Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma (SOEMST). Topics include: Clinicals.

EMSP 2710: Field Internship for the Paramedic

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Provides supervised field internship experience in the prehospital advanced life support setting. Topics include: Field Internship.

EMSP 2720: Practical Applications for the Paramedic

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Allows opportunities to demonstrate critical thinking skills and assessment based management techniques through competency based evaluations relevant to the practice of a Paramedic. Topics include: Assessment Based Management for Paramedics.

ENGL 1010: Fundamentals of English I

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Diploma Level Reading and Writing Scores OR READ 0097 and/or ENGL 0097 w/ a "C" or better
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.

ENGL 1101: Composition and Rhetoric

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : (ENGL 0098 or Test Score) AND (READ 0098 or Test Score)
Corequisite : None
Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.

ENGL 2130: American Literature

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : ENGL 1101 w/ a "C" or better
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes American literature as a reflection of culture and ideas. A survey of important works in American literature. Includes a variety of literary genres: short stories, poetry, drama, nonfiction, and novels. Topics include literature and culture, essential themes and ideas, literature and history, and research skills.

ESTH 1000: Introduction to Esthetics

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces the fundamental theory and practices of the Professional Esthetician. Emphasis will be placed on professional practices and safety. Topics include: state and local laws, rules and regulations, professional image, history of the skin, care and use of cosmetics, bacteriology, sterilization and sanitation, chemistry for estheticians, ingredients and product analysis, and hazardous duty standards act.

ESTH 1010: Anatomy and Physiology of the Skin

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : ESTH 1000
Introduction to anatomy and physiology; disorders of the skin and nutrition and health of the skin. Topics include: cells/tissues/organs, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, circulatory system, endocrine system, excretory system, respiration system, digestive system, structure of the skin, disorders of the skin, and nutrition and health of the skin.

ESTH 1020: Skin Care Procedures

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : ESTH 1000
Introduces the theory, procedures, and products used in the care and treatment of the skin. Topics include: client consultation and preparation, cleansing the skin, techniques for professional massage, facial treatments and body treatments, aromatherapy, body wraps, reflexology, and air borne and blood borne pathogens and OSHA updates.

ESTH 1030: Electricity and Facial Treatments with Machines

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : ESTH 1000
Provides instruction on and application of techniques and theory in the treatment of the skin. Topics include: skin analysis equipment, basic skin care products, basic electricity, mens skin care products, post consultation and home care, mechanical versus chemical exfoliations, microdermabrasion, and advanced product types and features.

ESTH 1040: Advanced Skin Care

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : ESTH 1000
Provides instruction on and application of techniques and theory in the treatment of the skin. Topics include: intrinsic aging, analysis of sensitive skin, treatment for hyperpigmentation, causes of acne, methods of holistic therapy, joining a medical team, and preoperative and postoperative care.

ESTH 1050: Color Theory and Makeup

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : ESTH 1000
Provides instruction on and application of techniques and theory in the treatment of the skin. Topics include: morphology of hair, hair removal, sanitation, eyebrow shaping, waxing, ingrown hair service, color theory, face proportions and shape, choosing and using makeup products, makeup tools, basic makeup application, camouflage therapy, and medical application.

ESTH 1060: Esthetics Practicum I

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : ESTH 1000, ESTH 1010, ESTH 1020, ESTH 1030
Corequisite : ESTH 1040, ESTH 1050
Provides laboratory experience necessary for the development of skill levels to be a competent esthetician. The allocation of time to the various phases of esthetics is prescribed by the state board of cosmetology. This course includes a portion of the hours for licensure. Topics include: body treatments, aromatherapy, reflexology, facials, and hair removal.

ESTH 1070: Esthetics Practicum II

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : ESTH 1060
Provides experience for professional development and completion of requirements for state licensure. Emphasis will be placed on the display of conduct and positive attitudes. The requirements for this course will be met in a laboratory setting. Topics include: body treatments, aromatherapy, reflexology, facials, and hair removal.

HUMN 1101: Introduction to Humanities

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : ENGL 1101 w/ a "C" or better
Corequisite : None
Explores the philosophic and artistic heritage of humanity expressed through a historical perspective on visual arts, music, and literature. The humanities provide insight into people and society. Topics include historical and cultural developments, contributions of the humanities, and research.

IMSA 1100: Clinical Practice

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : RADT 1010
Introduces students to the hospital clinical setting and medical office facilities with imaging services and provides an opportunity for students to participate in or observe radiographic and modality imaging procedures. Topics include: medical office and hospital protocol, film processing procedures, basic patient care, and radiation safety radiographic procedure responsibilities and office and film room procedures.

MAST 1010: Legal and Ethical Concerns in the Medical Office

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces the basic concept of medical assisting and its relationship to the other health fields. Emphasizes medical ethics, legal aspects of medicine, and the medical assistant's role as an agent of the physician. Provides the student with knowledge of medical jurisprudence and the essentials of professional behavior. Topics include: introduction to medical assisting; introduction to medical law; physician/patient/assistant relationship; medical office in litigation; as well as ethics, bioethical issues and HIPAA.

MAST 1030: Pharmacology in the Medical Office

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission, MATH 1012
Corequisite : None
Introduces medication therapy with emphasis on safety; classification of medications; their actions; side effects; medication and food interactions and adverse reactions. Also introduces basic methods of arithmetic used in the administration of medications. Topics include: introductory pharmacology; dosage calculation; sources and forms of medications; medication classification; and medication effects on the body systems.

MAST 1060: Medical Office Procedures

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes essential skills required for the medical practice. Topics include: office protocol, time management, appointment scheduling, medical office equipment, medical references, mail services, medical records, and professional communication.

MAST 1080: Medical Assisting Skills I

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : ALHS 1011, ALHS 1090, Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces the skills necessary for assisting the physician with a complete history and physical in all types of medical practices. The course includes skills necessary for sterilizing instruments and equipment and setting up sterile trays. The student also explores the theory and practice of electrocardiography. Topics include: infection control and related OSHA guidelines; prepare patients/assist physician with age and gender-specific examinations and diagnostic procedures; vital signs/mensuration; medical office surgical procedures and electrocardiography.

MAST 1090: Medical Assisting Skills II

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : ALHS 1011, ALHS 1090, Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Furthers student knowledge of the more complex activities in a physician*s office. Topics include: collection/examination of specimens and CLIA regulations/risk management; urinalysis; venipuncture; hematology and chemistry evaluations; advanced reagent testing (Strep Test, HcG etc); administration of medications; medical office emergency procedures and emergency preparedness; respiratory evaluations; principles of IV administration; rehabilitative therapy procedures; principles of radiology safety and maintenance of medication and immunization records.

MAST 1100: Medical Insurance Management

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : ALHS 1011, ALHS 1090, COLL 1010 or COMP 2000, ENGL 1010, Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes essential skills required for the medical practice. Topics include: managed care, reimbursement, and coding.

MAST 1110: Administrative Practice Management

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : ALHS 1011, ALHS 1090, COLL 1010 or COMP 2000, ENGL 1010, Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes essential skills required for the medical practice in the areas of computers and medical transcription. Topics include: medical transcription/electronic health records; application of computer skills; integration of medical terminology; accounting procedures; and application of software.

MAST 1120: Human Diseases

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : ALHS 1011, ALHS 1090
Provides fundamental information concerning common diseases and disorders of each body system. For each system, the disease or disorder is highlighted including: description, etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, treatment, management, prognosis, and prevention. Topics include: introduction to disease and diseases of body systems.

MAST 1170: Medical Assisting Externship

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite : MAST 1090
Corequisite : MAST 1180
Provides students with an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of principles and techniques in a medical office job setting. This clinical practicum allows the student to become involved in a work setting at a professional level of technical application and requires concentration, practice, and follow-through. Topics include: application of classroom knowledge and skills and functioning in the work environment.

MAST 1180: Medical Assisting Seminar

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : MAST 1090
Corequisite : MAST 1170
Seminar focuses on job preparation and maintenance skills and review for the certification examination. Topics include: letters of application, resumes, completing a job application, job interviews, follow-up letter/call, letters of resignation and review of program competencies for employment and certification.

MATH 1011: Business Mathematics

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Diploma Level Math Scores OR MATH 0090 w/ a "C" or better
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes mathematical concepts found in business situations. Topics include basic mathematical skills, mathematical skills in business related problem solving, mathematical information for documents, graphs, and mathematical problems.

MATH 1012: Foundations of Mathematics

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Diploma Level Math Scores OR MATH 0090 w/ a "C" or better
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, formula manipulation, technical applications, and basic statistics.

MATH 1100: Quantitative Skills/Reasoning

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Placement Test Score or MATH 0090 AND Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes algebra, statistics, and mathematics of finance. Topics include fundamental operations of algebra, sets and logic, probability and statistics, geometry, mathematics of voting and districting, and mathematics of finance.

MATH 1101: Mathematic Modeling

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Degree Level Math Scores
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes functions using real-world applications as models. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra; functions and graphs; linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions and models; systems of equations; and optional topics in algebra.

MATH 1111: College Algebra

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Degree Level Math Scores
Corequisite : None
Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.

NAST 1100: Nurse Aide Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces student to the role and responsibilities of the Nurse Aide. Emphasis is placed on understanding and developing critical thinking skills, as well as demonstrating knowledge of the location and function of human body systems and common disease processes; responding to and reporting changes in a residents /patients condition, nutrition, vital signs; nutrition and diet therapy; disease processes; vital signs; observing, reporting and documenting changes in a residents condition; emergency concerns; ethics and legal issues and governmental agencies that influence the care of the elderly in long term care settings; mental health and psychosocial well-being of the elderly; use and care of mechanical devices and equipment; communication and interpersonal skills and skills competency based on federal guidelines. Specific topics include: roles and responsibilities of the Nurse Aide; communication and interpersonal skills; topography, structure, and function of the body systems; injury prevention and emergency preparedness; residents rights; basic patient care skills; personal care skills; and restorative care.

NEUT 1001: Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology I

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This is the first of two courses which provide an advanced understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy so as to enable the student to better assess and treat client conditions. Topics include: bones; joints; terminology; and muscles by region.

NEUT 1005: Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology II

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This is the second of two courses which provide an advanced understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy so as to enable the student to better assess and treat client conditions. Topics include: bones; joints; terminology; and muscles by region.

NEUT 1010: Neural Science

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course provides an understanding of nervous system to enable the student to better assess and treat client conditions. Topics include: nervous systems structure and function: communication of the neural and endocrine system.

NEUT 1020: Pathology for the Neuromuscular Therapist

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course prepares students to identify general pathological conditions so as to be able to refer for medical attention or identify indications and contraindications for massage for specific body systems as stated: musculoskeletal, endocrine, nervous, integumentary, circulatory and lymphatic, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, and reproductive systems. Topics include: review of basic anatomy and physiology per body system; identification of pathologic conditions per body system; physiologic effects of manual therapies upon each body system; formation of a treatment plan; indications versus contraindications for treatment; dysfunction versus disease; critical reading; and NMT Foundational Platform.

NEUT 1030: Neuromuscular Therapy Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Provides student with knowledge and practice of basic skills necessary for maintaining a successful and responsible career as a Neuromuscular therapist. This course prepares students in practical application for clinic by developing the proper skills necessary for interviewing clients, collecting data, assessment of data collection, developing patient care plan, and proper documentation. Topics include: history of massage and body work; professionalism, effective communication skills; documentation and charting; formation of a treatment plan utilizing assessment procedures; and critical reading.

NEUT 1050: Technique and Theory I

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Students will learn how to incorporate the basic Swedish strokes as well as integrate each body region into a full body treatment session. Topics include: therapeutic environment; client positioning, bolstering, and draping; endangerment sites; Swedish strokes per NCE; integrated routine; mobile practice; and self care.

NEUT 1060: Clinic I

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Students begin clinical reasoning and provide supervised therapy services in the college clinic. Students will apply skills learned in previous courses to interview clients; document assessment findings; discern indications and contraindications; develop and implement proper treatment plans; and deliver and evaluate effective Swedish and Deep tissue sessions for a minimum of three clients per week. Student will continue to utilize wellness essentials, evaluate client/therapist communication, and improve professional work ethic. This course also includes a community service component. Topics include: documentation; effective communication skills; effective treatment; preceptor shadowing; case study; community outreach; and self care.

NEUT 1080: Techniques and Theory II

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course enhances didactic instruction of students in the techniques of neuromuscular therapy (NMT) as related to physiologic factors of pain such as Ischemia, Trigger Points, Postural Distortion, Neural Compression/Entrapment, Biomechanical Dysfunction, Nutrition and Stress in an attempt to restore and maintain a balance among the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems. Topics include: NMT foundational platform; NMT application fundamentals; indications and contraindications for treatment; muscles; NMT treatment per body region; and self care.

NEUT 1081: Techniques and Theory III

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course enhances didactic instruction of students in the techniques of neuromuscular therapy (NMT) as related to physiologic factors of pain such as Ischemia, Trigger Points, Postural Distortion, Neural Compression/Entrapment, Biomechanical Dysfunction, Nutrition and Stress in an attempt to restore and maintain a balance among the muscular, skeletal  and nervous systems. Topics include: NMT foundational platform; NMT application fundamentals; indications and contraindications for treatment; muscles; NMT treatment per body region; and self-care.

NEUT 1100: Adjunctive Modalities

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course is intended to be an overview of other adjunctive modalities. Further supervised study and training in these modalities is necessary for responsible therapy. Topics include: pregnancy massage, lymphatic drainage, advanced assessment techniques, muscle lengthening techniques, thermotherapy, passive and active engagement, positional release techniques, myofascial release overview, and critical reading.

NEUT 1110: Licensure Review

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course is an integration and review of didactic instruction in order to prepare students to take the National Certification Examination (NCETM/NCETMB) or an equivalent licensure exam approved by the Therapist's chosen state of practice. Students will be self directed in review of competencies of NCBTMB or other chosen licensing exam. Also, students will participate in simulated registry exams. Review topics include: anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology; massage application and assessment; pathology; professional ethics and business practices; clinical reasoning; and Eastern modalities.

NEUT 1120: Clinic II

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Students will continue clinical reasoning and provide supervised therapy services in the college clinic. Students will apply skills learned in previous courses to interview clients, document assessment findings, discern indications and contraindications, develop and implement proper treatment plans, and deliver and evaluate effective treatment plan sessions for a minimum of three clients per week utilizing combined therapies of NMT routines, Swedish, and deep tissue. Student will continue to utilize wellness essentials, evaluate client/therapist communication, and improve professional work ethic. This course also includes a community service component. Topics include: documentation, advanced communication skills, effective treatment, preceptor shadowing, community outreach and self care.

NEUT 1230: Professional Leadership for Neuromuscular Therapist

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course is designed to prepare students to develop professional leadership skills and maintain a successful practice as a Neuromuscular Therapist. This course will explore local and Georgia law as it pertains to the regulation and licensure of Massage Therapy. Also addressed are professional ethics and standards for practice per chosen professional massage therapy organization Topics include: networking; business promotion; business management; start-up plan portfolio; financial management; State (Georgia) law; Local Law; and Professional Ethics.

OPHD 1010: Intro to Ophthalmic Optics

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
Introduces students to the eye-care field and the profession of Opticianry. Emphasis is placed on the scope of activities performed by opticians. Topics include: scope and practice of a licensed optician; eye-care professions; major divisions of Opticianry; basic ocular anatomy; light and refraction; vision problems; corrective lenses; and national and state regulations.

OPHD 1020: Eye Anatomy and Physiology

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
Develops students' knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the eye. Emphasis is placed on the corneal metabolism and its accommodation of a contact lens. Topics include: anatomy of the eye; physiology of the eye; eye diseases and abnormalities; anterior and posterior segments; drugs and treatment methods; and ophthalmic terminology.

OPHD 1030: Applied Optical Theory

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : OPHD 1010, Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces students to properties of light and the laws of geometrical optics. Emphasis is placed on understanding major theories of light and the principles of plane and curved surfaces of mirrors and lenses. Topics include: light and vision; refraction; lens modified light; and lens systems.

OPHD 1060: Optical Laboratory Technique I

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite : OPHD 1010
Corequisite : None
Introduces students to the operations involved in lens fabrication. Emphasis is placed on gaining knowledge of equipment requirements and developing surfacing and finishing techniques. Topics include: safety and environmental procedures and lens processing terminology; lens surfacing and finishing equipment; lens blank selection and layout; lens surfacing techniques; lens finishing techniques; lens final insertion and mounting techniques; and standard alignment, inspection of lenses and lensometer operation.

OPHD 1070: Optical Laboratory Techniques II

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite : OPHD 1060
Corequisite : None
This course continues students' study of lens fabrication. Emphasis is placed on using specialized lens materials and multifocal surfacing and finishing techniques. Topics include: specialized lens fabrication; multifocal lens positioning; inspection of multifocal lenses; optical calculations; frame repairs; optical equipment maintenance; advanced optical calculations, and high index lenses.

OPHD 1080: Contact Lens I

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite : OPHD 1020, Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces students to the contact lens field. Emphasis is placed on the development of contact lenses to correct visual defects, types of contact lenses, and consumer selection. Topics include: safety and environmental procedures; contact lens history; contact lens instruments;, contact lens terminology; corneal topography; lens types, prefitting evaluation, examination and patient/lens selection; adverse effects of lens wear; lens selection, inspection and verification; fitting guidelines and regulations; and follow-up care.

OPHD 1200: Clinical Refractometry

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite : OPHD 1010, OPHD 1020, OPHD 1030
Corequisite : None
The course will present the fundamentals, terminology and practical procedures used in determining the powers of corrective lenses in relation to a patient's refractive error. Emphasis will be placed on the theory and use of the phoropter, retinoscope and automated refraction instruments. Problems associated with changes in refractive powers will be discussed and demonstrated.

OPHD 2090: Frame Selection

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces students to frame selection and dispensing techniques. Emphasis is placed on gaining clinical experience in providing service to the eyewear consumer. Topics include: ocular measurements; frame selection; frame materials; eyewear fitting techniques; frame adjustment; administrative procedures; lens finishing; matching frames to consumer needs; managed care terminology; information technology; communication with consumers, prescribers, and suppliers; effective consumer services; and problem solving.

OPHD 2120: Lens Selection

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite : OPHD 1010
Corequisite : None
This course introduces students to techniques of ophthalmic sales and emphasizes effective consumer service. Topics include: managed care terminology; information gathering; information technology; communicating with consumers, prescribers and suppliers; ophthalmic sales skills; effective consumer services and problem solving; and lens finishing. This course continues students' study of eyewear dispensing techniques. Emphasis is placed on gaining clinical experience in providing service to the eyewear consumer. Topics include: prescription lens materials; lens positioning; multifocal lenses; absorptive lenses; special lens coatings; prescription lens selection; lens finishing; use and care of eyewear; matching lenses to consumer needs; optical, physiological, and psychological problems; applied lensmeter techniques; information gathering; and ophthalmic sales skill.

OPHD 2130: Contact Lens II

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite : OPHD 1080, Program Admission
Corequisite : None
This course continues students' study of contact lenses with emphasis on rigid and gas permeable trial and prescriptive lens fitting techniques. Topics include: lens selection; inspection and verification; fitting guidelines and regulations; follow-up care; soft lens care and storage; fitting specialty rigid lenses; rigid lens care and storage; and fitting specialty soft contact lenses.

OPHD 2170: Contact Lens Review

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : OPHD 2130
Corequisite : None
This course continues students study of contact lens dispensing knowledge skills. Emphasis is placed on reviewing types of contact lenses, fitting techniques, and further development of associated skills. Topics include: soft contact lens fitting; hard contact lens fitting; contact lens instrumentation; effective consumer service; and contact lens regulations.

OPHD 2180: Opticianry Review

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : OPHD 2090, OPHD 2120
Corequisite : None
Continues students' study of ophthalmic dispensing knowledge and skills. Emphasis is placed on reviewing optical theory, laboratory procedures, and further development of associated skills. Topics include: optical laboratory; frames and lenses; dispensing techniques; eyewear sales; and eyewear regulations.

OPHD 2190: Opticianry OBI

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite : OPHD 2090, OPHD 2120, OPHD 2130
Corequisite : None
Continues students' study of ophthalmic dispensing techniques. Emphasis is placed on gaining clinical experience in providing service to the ophthalmic consumer. Topics include: special visual problems; contact lenses; analyzing ophthalmic problems; ordering procedures; marketing eyewear; and work attitudes. The occupation-based instruction is implemented through the use of a Practicum or internship and all of the following: written individualized training plans, written performance evaluation, and required weekly seminar.

PHAR 1000: Pharmaceutical Calculations

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : MATH 1012 or MATH 1111
Corequisite : None
This course develops knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical calculations procedures. Topics include: systems of measurement, medication dispensing calculations, pharmacy mathematical procedures, and calculation tools and techniques.

PHAR 1010: Pharmacy Technology Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
Provides an overview of the pharmacy technology field and develops the fundamental concepts and principles necessary for successful participation in the pharmacy field. Topics include: safety, orientation to the pharmacy technology field, Fundamental principles of chemistry, basic laws of chemistry, ethics and laws, definitions and terms, and reference sources.

PHAR 1020: Principles of Dispensing Medications

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : PHAR 1000, PHAR 1010
This course introduces the student to principles of receiving, storing, and dispensing medications. Topics include: purchasing, packaging, and labeling drugs; pharmacy policies and procedures; documentation; inventory and filing systems; compounding; storage and control; pharmacy equipment; and health care organizational structure. This course provides laboratory and clinical practice.

PHAR 1030: Principles of Sterile Medication Preparation

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : PHAR 1000, PHAR 1010
Corequisite : PHAR 1040, PHAR 1050
Continues the development of student knowledge and skills in preparing medication, processing glassware, and maintaining an aseptic environment. Topics include: aseptic and sterile techniques, parenteral admixtures, hyperalimentation, chemotherapy, filtering, disinfecting, contamination, ophthalmic preparations, infection control, and quality control.

PHAR 1040: Pharmacology

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : PHAR 1030, PHAR 1050
The course introduces the students to principles and knowledge about all classifications of medication. Topics include: disease states and treatment modalities, pharmaceutical side effects and drug interactions, control substances, specific drugs, and drug addiction and abuse.

PHAR 1050: Pharmacy Technology Practicum

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite : PHAR 1000, PHAR 1010
Corequisite : PHAR 1030, PHAR 1040
Orients students to the clinical environment and provides experiences with the basic skills necessary for the pharmacy technician. Topics include: storage and control, documentation, inventory and billing, community practice, institutional practice, and communication,

PHAR 2060: Advanced Pharmacy Technology Principles

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : COLL 1010 or COMP 2000, PHAR 1030, PHAR 1050
Corequisite : PHAR 2070
This course presents the advanced concepts and principles needed in the pharmacy technology field. Topics include: physician orders, patient profiles, pharmacy data systems, job readiness, legal requirements, inventory and billing, pharmaceutical calculations review and pharmacology review.

PHAR 2070: Advanced Pharmacy Technology Practicum

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite : COLL 1010 or COMP 2000, PHAR 1030, PHAR 1050
Corequisite : PHAR 2060
Continues the development of student knowledge and skills applicable to pharmacy technology practice. Topics include: dispensing responsibilities, physician orders, controlled substances, hyperalimentation, chemotherapy, patient profiles, pharmacy data systems, ophthalmic preparations, and hospital/retail/home health pharmacy techniques.

PHLT 1030: Introduction to Venipuncture

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission, ENGL 1010, ALHS 1011, ALHS 1040, and ALHS 1090
Corequisite : COLL 1010 or COMP 2000
Provides an introduction to blood collecting techniques and processing specimens. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills needed to collect all types of blood samples from hospitalized patients. Topics include: venipuncture procedure, safety and quality assurance; isolation techniques, venipuncture problems, and definitions; lab test profiles and patient care areas; other specimen collections and specimen processing; test combinations, skin punctures and POCT; professional ethics and malpractice; and certification and licensure.

PHLT 1050: Clinical Practice

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite : ALHS 1011, ALHS 1040, and ALHS 1090
Corequisite : PHLT 1030
Provides work experiences in a clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on enhancing skills in venipuncture techniques. Topics include: introduction to clinical policies and procedures and work ethics; routine collections: adult, pediatric, and newborn; and special procedures.

PNSG 2010: Introduction to Pharmacology & Clinical Calculations

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : PNSG 2030 and PNSG 2050
Applies fundamental mathematical concepts and includes basic drug administration. Emphasizes critical thinking skills. Topics include: systems of measurement, calculating drug problems, resource materials usage, fundamental pharmacology, administering medications in a simulated clinical environment, principles of IV therapy techniques, and client education.

PNSG 2030: Nursing Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : PNSG 2010, PNSG 2035
An introduction to the nursing process. Topics include: nursing as a profession; ethics and law; client care which is defined as using the nursing process, using critical thinking, and providing client education and includes principles and skills of nursing practice, documentation, and an introduction to physical assessment; customer/client relationships; standard precautions; basic life support; infection control/blood borne/airborne pathogens; and basic emergency care/first aid and triage.

PNSG 2035: Nursing Fundamentals Clinical

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : PNSG 2010, PNSG 2030
An introduction to nursing practice in the clinical setting. Topics include but are not limited to: history taking; physical assessment; nursing process; critical thinking; activities of daily living; documentation; client education; standard precautions; hygiene and personal care; mobility and biomechanics; fluid and electrolytes; oxygen care; and perioperative care.

PNSG 2210: Medical-Surgical Nursing I

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : PNSG 2030
Corequisite : PNSG 2310
Focuses on client care including using the nursing process, performing assessments, using critical thinking, engaging in client education and displaying cultural competence across the life span and with attention to special populations. Topics include: health management and maintenance; prevention of illness; care of the individual as a whole; hygiene and personal care; mobility and biomechanics; fluid and electrolytes; oxygen care; perioperative care; immunology; as well as pathological diseases, disorders and deviations from the normal state of health, client care, treatment, pharmacology, nutrition and standard precautions with regard to the cardiovascular, respiratory, and hematological and immunological systems.

PNSG 2220: Medical-Surgical Nursing II

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : PNSG 2030
Corequisite : PNSG 2320
This second course in a series of four focuses on client care including using the nursing process, performing assessments, using critical thinking, engaging in client education and displaying cultural competence across the life span and with attention to special populations. Topics include: health management and maintenance; prevention of illness; care of the individual as a whole; as well as pathological diseases, disorders and deviations from the normal state of health, client care, treatment, pharmacology, nutrition and standard precautions with regard to the endocrine, gastrointestinal, and urinary system.

PNSG 2230: Medical-Surgical Nursing III

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : PNSG 2030
Corequisite : PNSG 2330
This third course in a series of four focuses on client care including using the nursing process, performing assessments, using critical thinking, engaging in client education and displaying cultural competence across the life span and with attention to special populations. Topics include: health management and maintenance; prevention of illness; care of the individual as a whole; mental health; as well as pathological diseases, disorders and deviations from the normal state of health, client care, treatment, pharmacology, nutrition and standard precautions with regard to the neurological, sensory, and musculoskeletal systems.

PNSG 2240: Medical-Surgical Nursing IV

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : PNSG 2030
Corequisite : PNSG 2340
This fourth course in a series of four courses focuses on client care including using the nursing process, performing assessments, using critical thinking, engaging in client education and displaying cultural competence across the life span and with attention to special populations. Topics include: health management and maintenance; prevention of illness; care of the individual as a whole, oncology; as well as pathological diseases, disorders and deviations from the normal state of health, client care, treatment, pharmacology, nutrition and standard precautions with regard to the integumentary and reproductive systems.

PNSG 2250: Maternity Nursing

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : PNSG 2030
Corequisite : PNSG 2255
Focuses on health management and maintenance and the prevention of illness, care of the individual as a whole, and deviations from the normal state of health. The definition of client care includes using the nursing process, performing assessments, using critical thinking, providing client education, displaying cultural competence across the life span and with attention to special populations. Topics include: health management and maintenance and prevention of illness, care of the individual as a whole, pathological and nonpathological concerns in obstetric clients and the newborn; client care, treatments, pharmacology, and diet therapy related to obstetric clients and the newborn; and standard precautions.

PNSG 2255: Maternity Nursing Clinical

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : PNSG 2250
Focuses on clinical health management and maintenance and the prevention of illness, care of the individual as a whole, and deviations from the normal state of health. The definition of client care includes using the nursing process, performing assessments, using critical thinking, providing client education, displaying cultural competence across the life span and with attention to special populations. Topics include: health management and maintenance and prevention of illness, care of the individual as a whole, pathological and nonpathological concerns in obstetric clients and the newborn; client care, treatments, pharmacology, and diet therapy related to obstetric clients and the newborn; and standard precautions.

PNSG 2310: Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical I

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : PNSG 2210
This first clinical course, in a series of four medical-surgical clinical courses, focuses on clinical client care including using the nursing process, performing assessments, applying critical thinking, engaging in client education and displaying cultural competence across the life span and with attention to special populations. At the completion of the four part sequence of these medical-surgical clinical courses students will have completed a minimum of 412.5 hours of clinical experience including 300 hours of comprehensive medical-surgical, 37.5 hours of maternal, 37.5 pediatric and 37.5 pediatric experiences. Topics include: health management and maintenance; prevention of illness; care of the individual as a whole; hygiene and personal care; mobility and biomechanics; fluid and electrolytes; oxygen care; perioperative care; immunology; mental health; and oncology. In addition pathological diseases, disorders and deviations from the normal state of health, client care, treatment, pharmacology, nutrition and standard precautions with regard to cardiovascular, hematological, immunological, respiratory, neurological, sensory, musculoskeletal, endocrine, gastrointestinal, urinary, integumentary and reproductive systems.

PNSG 2320: Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical II

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : PNSG 2220
This second clinical course, in a series of four medical-surgical clinical courses, focuses on clinical client care including using the nursing process, performing assessments, applying critical thinking, engaging in client education and displaying cultural competence across the life span and with attention to special populations. At the completion of the four part sequence of these medical-surgical clinical courses students will have completed a minimum of 412.5 hours of clinical experience including 300 hours of comprehensive medical-surgical, 37.5 hours of maternal, 37.5 pediatric and 37.5 pediatric experiences. Topics include: health management and maintenance; prevention of illness; care of the individual as a whole; hygiene and personal care; mobility and biomechanics; fluid and electrolytes; oxygen care; perioperative care; immunology; mental health; and oncology. In addition pathological diseases, disorders and deviations from the normal state of health, client care, treatment, pharmacology, nutrition and standard precautions with regard to cardiovascular, hematological, immunological, respiratory, neurological, sensory, musculoskeletal, endocrine, gastrointestinal, urinary, integumentary and reproductive systems.

PNSG 2330: Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical III

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : PNSG 2230
This third clinical course, in a series of four medical-surgical clinical courses, focuses on clinical client care including using the nursing process, performing assessments, applying critical thinking, engaging in client education and displaying cultural competence across the life span and with attention to special populations. At the completion of the four part sequence of these medical-surgical clinical courses students will have completed a minimum of 412.5 hours of clinical experience including 300 hours of comprehensive medical-surgical, 37.5 hours of maternal, 37.5 pediatric and 37.5 pediatric experiences. Topics include: health management and maintenance; prevention of illness; care of the individual as a whole; hygiene and personal care; mobility and biomechanics; fluid and electrolytes; oxygen care; perioperative care; immunology; mental health; and oncology. In addition pathological diseases, disorders and deviations from the normal state of health, client care, treatment, pharmacology, nutrition and standard precautions with regard to cardiovascular, hematological, immunological, respiratory, neurological, sensory, musculoskeletal, endocrine, gastrointestinal, urinary, integumentary and reproductive systems.

PNSG 2340: Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical IV

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : PNSG 2240
This fourth clinical course, in a series of four medical-surgical clinical courses, focuses on clinical client care including using the nursing process, performing assessments, applying critical thinking, engaging in client education and displaying cultural competence across the life span and with attention to special populations. At the completion of the four part sequence of these medical-surgical clinical courses students will have completed a minimum of 412.5 hours of clinical experience including 300 hours of comprehensive medical-surgical, 37.5 hours of maternal, 37.5 pediatric and 37.5 pediatric experiences. Topics include: health management and maintenance; prevention of illness; care of the individual as a whole; hygiene and personal care; mobility and biomechanics; fluid and electrolytes; oxygen care; perioperative care; immunology; mental health; and oncology. In addition pathological diseases, disorders and deviations from the normal state of health, client care, treatment, pharmacology, nutrition and standard precautions with regard to cardiovascular, hematological, immunological, respiratory, neurological, sensory, musculoskeletal, endocrine, gastrointestinal, urinary, integumentary and reproductive systems.

PNSG 2410: Nursing Leadership

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : PNSG 2030
Corequisite : PNSG 2415
Builds on the concepts presented in prior nursing courses and develops the skills necessary for successful performance in the job market. Topics include: application of the nursing process, supervisory skills, client education methods, group dynamics and conflict resolution.

PNSG 2415: Nursing Leadership Clinical

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : PNSG 2410
Builds on the concepts presented in prior nursing courses and develops the clinical skills necessary for successful performance in the job market, focusing on practical applications. Topics include: application of the nursing process, critical thinking, supervisory skills, client education methods, and group dynamics.

PSYC 1010: Basic Psychology

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : None
Corequisite : None
Presents basic concepts within the field of psychology and their application to everyday human behavior, thinking, and emotion. Emphasis is placed on students understanding basic psychological principles and their application within the context of family, work and social interactions. Topics include an overview of psychology as a science, the nervous and sensory systems, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychological disorders and their treatment, stress and health, and social relations.

PSYC 1101: Introductory Psychology

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : (ENGL 0098 or Test Score) AND (READ 0098 or Test Score)
Corequisite : None
Introduces the major fields of contemporary psychology. Emphasis is on fundamental principles of psychology as a science. Topics include research design, the organization and operation of the nervous system, sensation and perception, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, thinking and intelligence, lifespan development, personality, psychopathology and interventions, stress and health, and social psychology.

RADT 1010: Introduction to Radiology

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : Program Admission
Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common to many specializations in the health care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore various delivery systems and related issues. Provides the student with an overview of radiography and patient care. Students will be oriented to the radiographic profession as a whole. Emphasis will be placed on patient care with consideration of both physical and psychological conditions. Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common to many specializations in the health care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore various delivery systems and related issues. Topics include: ethics, medical and legal considerations, Right to Know Law, professionalism, basic principles of radiation protection, basic principles of exposure, equipment introduction, health care delivery systems, hospital and departmental organization, hospital and technical college affiliation, medical emergencies, pharmacology/contrast agents, media, OR and mobile procedures patient preparation, death and dying, body mechanics/transportation, basic life support/CPR, and patient care in radiologic sciences.

RADT 1030: Radiographic Procedures I

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : Program Admission
Introduces the knowledge required to perform radiologic procedures applicable to the human anatomy. Emphasis will be placed on the production of quality radiographs, and laboratory experience will demonstrate the application of theoretical principles and concepts. Topics include: introduction to radiographic procedures; positioning terminology; positioning considerations; procedures, anatomy, and topographical anatomy related to body cavities, bony thorax, upper extremities, shoulder girdle; and lower extremities.

RADT 1060: Radiographic Procedures II

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : Program Admission
Continues to develop the knowledge required to perform radiographic procedures. Topics include: anatomy and routine projections of the pelvic girdle; anatomy and routine projections of the spine, gastrointestinal (GI) procedures; genitourinary (GU) procedures; biliary system procedures; and minor procedures.

RADT 1065: Radiologic Science

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : Program Admission
Content of this course is designed to establish a basic knowledge of atomic structure and terminology. Other topics include the nature and characteristics of x-radiation; ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; x-ray production; the properties of x-rays and the fundamentals of x-ray photon interaction with matter.

RADT 1075: Radiographic Imaging

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : Program Admission
The content of this course introduces factors that govern and influence the production of the radiographic image using analog and digital radiographic equipment found in diagnostic radiology. Emphasis will be placed on knowledge and techniques required to produce high quality diagnostic radiographic images. Topics include: Image quality (radiographic density; radiographic contrast; recorded detail; distortion; grids; image receptors and holders (analog and digital); processing considerations (analog and digital); image acquisition (analog, digital, and PACS); image analysis; image artifacts (analog and digital); Guidelines for selecting exposure factors and evaluating images within a digital system will assist students to bridge between film-based and digital imaging systems. Factors that impact image acquisition, display, archiving and retrieval are discussed. Laboratory experiences will demonstrate applications of theoretical principles and concepts.

RADT 1085: Radiologic Equipment

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : Program Admission
Content establishes a knowledge base in radiographic, fluoroscopic and mobile equipment requirements and design. The content also provides a basic knowledge of Automatic Exposure Control (AEC) devices, beam restriction, filtration, quality control, and quality management principles of analog and digital systems. Laboratory experiences will demonstrate applications of theoretical principles and concepts.

RADT 1200: Principles of Radiation Biology and Protection

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : Program Admission
Provides instruction on the principles of cell radiation interaction. Radiation effects on cells and factors affecting cell response are presented. Acute and chronic effects of radiation are discussed. Topics include: radiation detection and measurement; patient protection; personnel protection; absorbed dose equivalencies; agencies and regulations; introduction to radiation biology; cell anatomy, radiation/cell interaction; and effects of radiation.

RADT 1320: Clinical Radiography I

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : Program Admission
Introduces students to the hospital clinical setting and provides an opportunity for students to participate in or observe radiographic procedures. Topics include: orientation to hospital areas and procedures; orientation to mobile/surgery; orientation to radiography and fluoroscopy; participation in and/or observation of procedures related to body cavities, the shoulder girdle, and upper extremities. Activities of students are under direct supervision.

RADT 1330: Clinical Radiography II

Credit Hours: 7
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : Program Admission
Continues introductory student learning experiences in the hospital setting. Topics include: equipment utilization; exposure techniques; attend to and/or observation of routine projections of the lower extremities, pelvic girdle, and spine; attend to and/or observation of procedures related to the gastrointestinal (GI), genitourinary (GU), and biliary systems; and attend to and/or observation of procedure related to minor radiologic procedures. Execution of radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct and indirect supervision.

RADT 2090: Radiographic Procedures III

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : Program Admission
Continues to develop the knowledge required to perform radiographic procedures. Topics include: anatomy and routine projections of the cranium; anatomy and routine projections of the facial bones; anatomy and routine projections of the sinuses; sectional anatomy of the head, neck, thorax and abdomen.

RADT 2201: Introduction to Computed Tomography

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : RADT 2220, RADT 2250
Introduces the student to computed tomography and patient care in the CT suite. Topics include: the history of computed tomography, patient care and assessment, anatomy, contrast agents, radiation safety and protection, medical ethics and law, cultural diversity, and patient information management.

RADT 2210: CT Physics and Instrumentation

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : RADT 2230, RADT 2265
Introduces the concepts of basic physics and instrumentation for computed tomography. Topics include: computer concepts, system operation and components, image processing and display, instrumentation, single slice and volume scanning, 3-D volume rendering, image quality and artifacts, radiation protection and quality control.

RADT 2220: CT Procedures I

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : RADT 2201, RADT 2250
Provides knowledge CT procedures of the head, chest, abdomen, and pelvis. Topics include: anatomy, pathology, scanning procedures, scanning protocol, contrast administration, and contraindications for computed tomography.

RADT 2230: Computed Tomography Procedures II

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : RADT 2210, RADT 2265
Provides knowledge of anatomy, pathology, scanning protocols, contrast administration, and contraindications for computed tomography of the neck, spine, musculoskeletal system, and special procedures. Post-processing and quality assurance criteria are addressed. Topics include: anatomy, pathology, scanning protocol, contrast administration and contraindications, post processing and quality assurance,

RADT 2250: Computed Tomography Clinical I

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : RADT 2201, RADT 2220
Introduces students to the computed tomography department and provides an opportunity for participation in and observation of CT procedures. Students progress toward completion of clinical competency evaluations. Topics include: exam preparation, patient care, equipment utilization, exposure techniques, evaluation of CT procedures, and incorporation of contrast media.

RADT 2260: Radiologic Technology Review

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : Program Admission
Provides a review of basic knowledge from previous courses and helps the student prepare for national certification examinations for radiographers. Topics include: image production and evaluation; radiographic procedures; anatomy, physiology, pathology, and terminology; equipment operation and quality control; radiation protection; and patient care and education.

RADT 2265: Computed Tomography Clinical II

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : RADT 2210, RADT 2230
Provides students with continued computed tomography work experience. Students demonstrate increased proficiency levels in skills introduced in Computed Tomography Procedures and practiced in the previous clinical course. Students complete clinical competency evaluations. Topics include: exam preparation, patient care, equipment utilization, exposure techniques, evaluation of CT procedures, and incorporation of contrast media.

RADT 2340: Clinical Radiography III

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : Program Admission
Provides students with continued hospital setting work experience. Students continue to develop proficiency in executing procedures introduced in Radiographic Procedures. Topics include: patient care; behavioral and social competencies; performance and/or observation of minor special procedures, special equipment use, and participation in and/or observation of cranial and facial radiography. Execution of radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct and indirect supervision.

RADT 2360: Clinical Radiography V

Credit Hours: 9
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : Program Admission
Provides students with continued hospital setting work experience. Students demonstrate increased proficiency levels in skills introduced in all of the radiographic procedures courses and practiced in previous clinical radiography courses. Topics include: patient care; behavioral and social competency; advanced radiographic anatomy; equipment utilization; exposure techniques; sterile techniques; integration of procedures and/or observation of angiographic, interventional, minor special procedures; integration of procedures and/or observation of special equipment use; integration of procedures and/or observation of routine and special radiographic procedures; and final completion of all required clinical competencies. Execution of radiographic procedures will be conducted under direct and indirect supervision.

RNSG 1350: Fundamentals of Nursing Care

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite : ENGL 1101, MATH 1111, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L
Corequisite : BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, RNSG 1355, RNSG 1360
This course is designed to introduce the student nurse to professional Nursing, the nursing process, health-promotion, illness-prevention practices, basic care of the adult and older adult population, and the role of the associate degree nurse.  The focus of this course is on nursing history, professional organizations, ethical issues and values, cultural diversity, hygiene and safety, infection control and prevention, communication, collaboration, documentation, critical thinking, and patient teaching.  The student learns about urinary and bowel elimination, pain management, nutrition, skin integrity and wound care.  The student nurse learns correct technique in nursing skills and how to accurately obtain and chart vital signs. This course includes classroom, skills lab, and a clinical rotation.  The course must be successfully completed with a minimum grade of 70 percent in theory and a minimum grade of 70 percent in the clinical rotation.

RNSG 1355: Nursing Pharmacology and Dosage Calculations

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : ENGL 1101, MATH 1111, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L
Corequisite : BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, RNSG 1350, RNSG 1360
This course is designed to prepare the student with necessary skills essential to perform accurate medication calculations in the metric system. The student will learn how to competently prepare and administer medications including oral, subcutaneous, intradermal, intramuscular, intravenous formulas and injections, conversions between systems and reconstitution of solutions. Emphasis is placed on knowledge and precision necessary for accuracy in drug calculations. The student will learn medication  classifications, side effects, adverse reactions, action, peak, route of administration and medication safety. This course includes classroom, and a skills lab. This course must be successfully completed with a minimum theory grade of 70 percent.

RNSG 1360: Physical Examination and Health Assessment

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : ENGL 1101, MATH 1111, BIOL 2113/L
Corequisite : BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, RNSG 1350, RNSG 1355
This course introduces the student to physical examinations and health assessment of patients in the clinical environment. The student learns how to perform a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship and how to conduct a head-to-toe assessment including each body system. Emphasis is placed on knowledge and skills necessary for acquiring, organizing, recording and interpreting data from a health promotion perspective. This course includes lecture and a laboratory component. This course must be successfully completed with a minimum grade of 70 percent.

RNSG 1365: Medical-Surgical Nursing I

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite : RNSG 1350, RNSG 1355, RNSG 1360
Corequisite : BIOL 2117, BIOL 2117L, RNSG 2350
This initial medical-surgical course is designed to introduce and prepare the student to care for patients with selected medical disorders and surgical conditions.  This course includes classroom, simulation and a clinical rotation which builds on concepts and skills taught in the Fundamentals of Nursing Care course.  The role of the nurse as provider of care will be utilized to include patient care, basic clinical decision making, patient teaching, coordination of care, clinical reasoning, and collaboration of care with other  disciplines.  Specific medications related to health care conditions will be taught.  The application of the nursing process in caring for patients experiencing alterations in cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, hematologic, musculoskeletal, neurologic, respiratory, and renal systems are included.  Infusion therapy is introduced. The student will learn about the  perioperative patient.  Emphasis is placed on diversity and in care of the  elderly considering developmental, cultural and spiritual needs of each patient.  This course must be successfully completed with a minimum grade of 70 percent in the theory component and 70 percent in the clinical component.

RNSG 2015: Obstetrical Nursing, the Childbearing Family, and Essentials of Pediatric Nursing

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite : RNSG 1365, RNSG 2350
Corequisite : RNSG 2355
This course prepares the student to provide competent, compassionate evidenced-based nursing care for the childbearing patient, family and the pediatric patient. Concepts will be introduced which include normal pregnancy and childbirth, complications in pregnancy and childbirth, care of the newborn, assessment, planning and intervention as well as nutritional care, patient education, health promotion strategies and illness prevention practices for the childbearing family. Emphasis is placed on disease processes and management, interventions and critical knowledge skills with care of the child. Pharmacologic principles are incorporated as applies to the obstetrical and pediatric patient. Students learn to provide safe and culturally competent care for obstetrical and pediatric patients and their families. The student will learn concepts and theories related to developmental stages. This course requires supervised clinical rotations in clinical environments to enhance the educational opportunities and meet course objectives. This course requires a minimum grade of 70 percent in theory and a minimum of 70 percent in the clinical rotation.

RNSG 2350: Mental Health Promotion and Restoration

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : RNSG 1350, RNSG 1355, RNSG 1360
Corequisite : BIOL 2117/L, RNSG 1365
This course introduces the student to care for patients across the lifespan with alterations in mental health.  The focus is on the nurse-patient therapeutic relationship and behavioral and emotional responses.  Emphasis is placed on building the therapeutic relationship, milieu environment, assessment, and psychopharmacology.  A project is required in this course which places emphasis on mental illness and variations in mental health.  This course includes classroom, and a clinical rotation at an acute care facility  and/or a state hospital.  This course requires a minimum grade of 70 percent in theory and a minimum grade of 70 percent in the clinical rotation.

RNSG 2355: Medical-Surgical Nursing II

Credit Hours: 5
Prerequisite : RNSG 1365, RNSG 2350
Corequisite : RNSG 2015
This course prepares the student to care for patients with complex medical and multisystem disorders.  This course includes classroom, simulation and a clinical rotation which builds on concepts and skills taught in the Medical-Surgical Nursing I course.  Specific medications related to health care conditions will be strengthened.  The student will learn to apply the application of the nursing process in caring for patients experiencing disorders of the immune system, arthritis, infections, cancer, cardiac disorders and, dysrhythmias, respiratory, neurologic, musculoskeletal trauma, intestinal, pituitary and adrenal glands, renal disease and transplants.  The student will learn about advanced infusion therapy. Emphasis is placed on restoration and maintenance of health.  Supervised clinical inpatient hospital experiences will provide the student with opportunities to meet course competency outcomes.  This course requires a minimum grade of 70 percent in theory and a minimum of 70 percent in the clinical rotation.

RNSG 2360: Medical-Surgical Nursing III

Credit Hours: 6
Prerequisite : RNSG 2015, RNSG 2355
Corequisite : RNSG 2365
This course is the final medical-surgical nursing course. This class builds on previous instruction and includes classroom, skills lab, simulation and a clinical rotation. The student will learn about patients with complex and multisystem disorders. This course prepares the nursing student to acquire knowledge and skills in application of the nursing process to the care for patients with multi-system, emergency and life threatening disorders. This course requires a minimum grade of 70 percent in theory and 70 percent in the clinical rotation.

RNSG 2365: Essentials of Nursing Management and Leadership

Credit Hours: 1
Prerequisite : RNSG 2015, RNSG 2355
Corequisite : RNSG 2360
This course is designed to prepare the graduate nurse to function as a role of a leader with management and leadership skills necessary to promote growth and development in the profession of nursing. This course requires a minimum theory grade of 70%.

SPCH 1101: Public Speaking

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores
Corequisite : None
Introduces the student to the fundamentals of oral communication. Topics include selection and organization of materials, preparation and delivery of individual and group presentations, analysis of ideas presented by others, and professionalism.

SURG 1010: Introduction to Surgical Technology

Credit Hours: 8
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Provides an overview of the surgical technology profession and develops the fundamental concepts and principles necessary to successfully participate on a surgical team. Topics include: introduction to preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative principles of surgical technology; assistant circulator role, professionalism as well as health care facility information.

SURG 1020: Principles of Surgical Technology

Credit Hours: 7
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Provides continued study of surgical team participation by wound management and technological sciences for the operating room. Topics include: technological sciences; patient care concepts; preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative surgical technology; and perioperative case management.

SURG 1080: Surgical Microbiology

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces the fundamentals of surgical microbiology. Topics include: cell structure; introduction to microbiology; microorganisms; process of infection; hypersensitivity; fluid movement concepts; and immunologic defense mechanisms.

SURG 1100: Surgical Pharmacology

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces the concepts of pharmacology and anesthesia. Topics include: terminology; medication measurement; medications used in surgery; care and handling of medications and solutions; and anesthesia.

SURG 2030: Surgical Procedures I

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Introduces the surgical specialties to include General Surgery, Obstetric and Gynecologic Surgery, Genitourinary Surgery, Otorhinolaryngologic Surgery, and Orthopedic Surgery. Topics for each surgical specialty will include Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnostic Interventions, and the Surgical Procedure.

SURG 2040: Surgical Procedures II

Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite : SURG 2030
Corequisite : None
Introduces the surgical specialties to include Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ophthalmic (Eye) Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Surgery and Neurosurgery. Topics for each surgical specialty will include Anatomy and Physiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnostic Interventions, and the Surgical Procedure.

SURG 2110: Surgical Technology Clinical I

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Orients students to the clinical environment and provides experience with basic skills necessary to the surgical technologist. Topics include, but are not limited to: scrubbing, gowning, gloving, and draping; assistance with patient care; processing of instruments and supplies; maintenance of a sterile field; and environmental sanitation. In addition, introduces the development of surgical team participation through clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on observation and/or participation in routine procedures for core and specialty surgery. Topics include: general surgery (to include gastrointestinal), cardiothoracic surgery, otorhinolaryngologic surgery (ENT), ophthalmic surgery (Eye), genitourinary surgery, neurological surgery, obstetrical and gynecological surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, peripheral vascular surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and procurement/transplant surgery. The total number of cases the student must complete is 120. Students are required to complete 30 cases in the General Surgery specialty. Twenty of the cases must be in the First Scrub Role. Students are required to complete 90 cases in various surgical specialties. Sixty of the cases must be in the First Scrub Role and evenly distributed between a minimum of 5 surgical specialties. However, 15 is the maximum number of cases that can be counted in any one surgical specialty. Diagnostic endoscopy cases and vaginal delivery cases are not mandatory, but up to 10 diagnostic endoscopic cases and 5 vaginal delivery cases can be counted toward the maximum number of Second Scrub Role cases. Cases that are in the Observation role must be documented but do not count towards the minimum of 120 total cases.

SURG 2120: Surgical Technology Clinical II

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : None
Orients students to the clinical environment and provides experience with basic skills necessary to the surgical technologist. Topics include, but are not limited to: scrubbing, gowning, gloving, and draping; assistance with patient care; processing of instruments and supplies; maintenance of a sterile field; and environmental sanitation. In addition, introduces the development of surgical team participation through clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on observation and/or participation in routine procedures for core and specialty surgery. Topics include: general surgery (to include gastrointestinal), cardiothoracic surgery, otorhinolaryngologic surgery (ENT), ophthalmic surgery (Eye), genitourinary surgery, neurological surgery, obstetrical and gynecological surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, peripheral vascular surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and procurement/transplant surgery. The total number of cases the student must complete is 120. Students are required to complete 30 cases in the General Surgery specialty. Twenty of the cases must be in the First Scrub Role. Students are required to complete 90 cases in various surgical specialties. Sixty of the cases must be in the First Scrub Role and evenly distributed between a minimum of 5 surgical specialties. However, 15 is the maximum number of cases that can be counted in any one surgical specialty. Diagnostic endoscopy cases and vaginal delivery cases are not mandatory, but up to 10 diagnostic endoscopic cases and 5 vaginal delivery cases can be counted toward the maximum number of Second Scrub Role cases. Cases that are in the Observation role must be documented but do not count towards the minimum of 120 total cases.

SURG 2130: Surgical Technology Clinical III

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : SURG 2030
Orients students to the clinical environment and provides experience with basic skills necessary to the surgical technologist. Topics include, but are not limited to: scrubbing, gowning, gloving, and draping; assistance with patient care; processing of instruments and supplies; maintenance of a sterile field; and environmental sanitation. In addition, introduces the development of surgical team participation through clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on observation and/or participation in routine procedures for core and specialty surgery. Topics include: general surgery (to include gastrointestinal), cardiothoracic surgery, otorhinolaryngologic surgery (ENT), ophthalmic surgery (Eye), genitourinary surgery, neurological surgery, obstetrical and gynecological surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, peripheral vascular surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and procurement/transplant surgery. The total number of cases the student must complete is 120. Students are required to complete 30 cases in the General Surgery specialty. Twenty of the cases must be in the First Scrub Role. Students are required to complete 90 cases in various surgical specialties. Sixty of the cases must be in the First Scrub Role and evenly distributed between a minimum of 5 surgical specialties. However, 15 is the maximum number of cases that can be counted in any one surgical specialty. Diagnostic endoscopy cases and vaginal delivery cases are not mandatory, but up to 10 diagnostic endoscopic cases and 5 vaginal delivery cases can be counted toward the maximum number of Second Scrub Role cases. Cases that are in the Observation role must be documented but do not count towards the minimum of 120 total cases

SURG 2140: Surgical Technology Clinical IV

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisite : Program Admission
Corequisite : SURG 2030
Orients students to the clinical environment and provides experience with basic skills necessary to the surgical technologist. Topics include, but are not limited to: scrubbing, gowning, gloving, and draping; assistance with patient care; processing of instruments and supplies; maintenance of a sterile field; and environmental sanitation. In addition, introduces the development of surgical team participation through clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on observation and/or participation in routine procedures for core and specialty surgery. Topics include: general surgery (to include gastrointestinal), cardiothoracic surgery, otorhinolaryngologic surgery (ENT), ophthalmic surgery (Eye), genitourinary surgery, neurological surgery, obstetrical and gynecological surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, peripheral vascular surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and procurement/transplant surgery. The total number of cases the student must complete is 120. Students are required to complete 30 cases in the General Surgery specialty. Twenty of the cases must be in the First Scrub Role. Students are required to complete 90 cases in various surgical specialties. Sixty of the cases must be in the First Scrub Role and evenly distributed between a minimum of 5 surgical specialties. However, 15 is the maximum number of cases that can be counted in any one surgical specialty. Diagnostic endoscopy cases and vaginal delivery cases are not mandatory, but up to 10 diagnostic endoscopic cases and 5 vaginal delivery cases can be counted toward the maximum number of Second Scrub Role cases. Cases that are in the Observation role must be documented but do not count towards the minimum of 120 total cases.

SURG 2240: Seminar in Surgical Technology

Credit Hours: 2
Prerequisite : SURG 2040
Corequisite : None
Prepares students for entry into careers as surgical technologists and enables them to effectively prepare for the national certification examination. Topics include: employability skills and professional preparation.