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44 hours (20 weeks).
April 2013 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: determine the correct medical abbreviation for terms commonly used in medical practice; explain how certain prefixes or suffixes modify or enhance medical terms; define and refer to parts of the body’s internal systems, including lymphatic, immune, skeletal, muscular, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, endocrine, and more; list the structures, functions, and diseases that can afflict the eyes, ears, and integumentary system; differentiate and understand terminology used for various types and stages of pathology; choose correct terminology to describe different aspects of diagnostic exams; and articulate the interactions and reactions related to drug administration and use in radiology, pharmacology, and oncology.
The course is self-paced. Instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: overview of medical terminology; suffixes, prefixes and roots in medical terminology; terms for direction, planes and regions of the body; pathology overview and vocabulary; vocabulary for genetics, cells and tissues; terminology for the lymphatic and immune systems; medical terms for the skeletal system; terminology and functions of the muscular and cardiovascular systems; medical terms for the respiratory system, diseases and treatments; terminology for the gastrointestinal system and GI tract pathology, diagnosis and treatment; medical terminology for the urinary system and nervous system; terms for nervous system-related conditions and treatments; medical terminology related to the eyes and ears; medical terms for the integumentary system and endocrine system; medical terminology for the reproductive systems; and medical terms for diagnostic exams, radiology, pharmacology, and oncology.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Medical Assisting, Medical Office Management, Medical Billing and Coding, or Medical Administrative Assistant (4/17).
June 2012 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the role of nursing informatics in healthcare environments; appraise the evolving roles and competencies of nursing informatics practice; explore the role of information technology in improving patient care outcomes and creating a safe care environment; demonstrate skills in using information management, communication devices, and patient care technology that support safe nursing practice; examine ethical and legal implications of nursing informatics related to data security, regulatory requirements, confidentiality, and client's right to privacy; and propose how technology can support collaboration and information exchange.
The course is self-paced. Instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: informatics and information systems in healthcare; basic computer software for nursing informatics; online connectivity and security for nursing informatics; data standards in healthcare; patient-centered information technology; nursing and educational informatics; informatics literacy and challenges in nursing; the future of nursing informatics.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nursing or other healthcare disciplines (6/17).
30 hours (10 weeks).
December 2014 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: examine energy yielding nutrients, how to use the scientific method for nutrition, guidelines for a healthy diet, and how to determine nutritional needs; assess guidelines for a healthy diet and eating plan and get details on how to determine nutritional needs; compare the structure, types, and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, minerals, water, and vitamins, how they are digested, and the issues associated with them; illustrate the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract and the digestion processes for nutrients, carbohydrates, proteins, fiber, and lipids; review the structure and function of cells, focusing on cell metabolism and protein synthesis; assess the obesity epidemic in the U.S. and the risks associated with being overweight; explain the causes, symptoms, and treatments for eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating; and diagram the nutritional and caloric needs to support and optimize physical activity.
Course materials are presented via audio visual materials. Major topics include: introduction to nutrition; healthy diet planning; role of carbohydrates in nutrition; role of lipids in nutrition; protein's role in nutrition; water as a nutrient; minerals in nutrition; symptoms of mineral deficiency and toxicity; how vitamins support nutrition; anatomy of the digestive system; nutrient digestion, absorption, and transport; cell anatomy and metabolism; weight management and energy needs; eating disorders and risk to nutrition; and physical activity and nutrition.
In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nutrition or Health (12/16) (04/22 revalidation).