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Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

30 hours (10 weeks).

Dates:

December 2013 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: examine the definition of wellness and sources of health information, factors affecting psycho-social health, the impacts of stress on health and assessment methods for health; compare and contrast symptoms, causes and treatment options for psycho-social disorders, improving psycho-social health, and the role of psychiatrists and psychologists; analyze qualities of successful relationships, the nature of sexual identity and expression, human reproduction, and family planning; describe the methods for determining an individual's nutritional needs, benefits of regular physical activity, risk factors and health problems associated with obesity and being overweight, and methods for determining optimal weight; discuss theories of aging alongside the physical and psycho-social changes that occur among older adults, causes of morbidity and mortality, stages of dying and patterns of bereavement, and end-of-life issues; break down how the circulatory system changes with age, the prevalence of cardiovascular disease, types of heart, respiratory and endocrine diseases, risk factors for different types of cancer, autoimmune and immune deficiency disorders, and diabetes; synthesize how risk management strategies can mitigate the effects of environmental toxins like disease-causing agents and chemicals, legislation and human concerns associated with environmental health issues; generate an overview of violence in American society including intentional and non-intentional injuries, homicide, and incorporate measures for maintaining workplace, recreational, residential and automotive safety; and appraise the structure of the U.S. health care system, factors to consider when making health care decisions and survey types of health care and insurance.

Instruction:

Course materials are presented via audio visual materials. Major topics include: health and wellness fundamentals; psychosocial disorders and mental health; stress risks and disorders; drugs and addictive behavior; impact of alcohol and tobacco on health; substance use risks and disorders; healthy relationships and sexuality; understanding nutrition in health; fitness and weight in personal health; personal health for aging populations; understanding death and bereavement; heart, lung and endocrine system health; understanding cancer risks and treatment; immune disorders and infections; understanding diabetes and genetic disorders; environmental health basics; pollution and environmental issues; violence, injury, and personal safety; and making smart health care choices.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health (12/16). 

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

44 hours (20 weeks). 

Dates:

April 2013 - Present. 

Objectives:

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.

Instruction:

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.

Credit recommendation:

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).

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies; self-paced.

Dates:

June 2012 - Present.

Objectives:

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.

Instruction:

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.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nursing or other healthcare disciplines (6/17).

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

30 hours (10 weeks).

Dates:

December 2014 - Present.

Objectives:

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.

Instruction:

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.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nutrition or Health (12/16).

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