Academics

Course Descriptions

Health Science (H SCI)


H SCI 101  Neuroscience  (3)
Introduces neuroscience as it relates to the practice of physical therapy. PREREQUISITE: H SCI 102.
H SCI 102  Applied Anatomy  (5)
Covers anatomy of the musculoskeletal system including bony landmarks; origins, insertions, innervations of muscles and fundamentals of clinical kinesiology. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.

H SCI 104  Fundamentals of Gerontology  (3)
Study of physical, emotional and social processes involved in normal aging, plus a brief study of the pathology associated with the aging process. Emphasizes techniques used in maintaining independence, adjusting to the special problems of aging and the utilization of community resources. Open to health science majors interested in the aging process. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
H SCI 108  College Success for Healthcare Exploration  (2)
Enhances student learning in the Introductions to Health Care Careers program by exploring methods and strategies of improving study skills and habits that include the following: time management, note taking, efficient reading, test preparation and test taking, and understanding personal learning styles.

H SCI 110  Exploring Healthcare Careers  (2)
Explores career options in the healthcare field. Covers qualities of the health care worker, how to prepare for a career in health care, cultural issues in health care, and an overview of the many health care career options.
H SCI 111  Beginning Medical Language  (2)
Introduces students to words and abbreviations used in healthcare settings including components, definitions, and uses of medical terminology. Students develop an understanding of how these components and terms are used in a variety of healthcare settings, by healthcare providers, and in industry-specific communication.

H SCI 112  Introduction to Healthcare Skills and Functions  (2)
Students are instructed in general patient care basics including infection control and measuring vital signs, body mechanics and transfers along with professional behavior and awareness. Students also earn CPR/First Aid for healthcare professionals and HIV/AIDS certification and HIPAA certificates upon completion of the course.
H SCI 113  Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology  (3)
Covers the basics of human anatomy and physiology including anatomical terminology, basic biochemistry, cells and tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Introduces common human disease processes and general medical terminology. Prepare students to take advanced anatomy and physiology courses.

H SCI 150  Human Lifespan Growth and Development  (5)
Includes a study of the basic theories and processes of normal human growth and development. Emphasizes practical assessment and integration of all components—psychosocial, physical and cognitive—relative to the needs of health care recipients. For students pursuing health science careers. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.