Health Professions (HPR)

HPR 101 | Customer Service in Healthcare

Lecture Credit: 2

Introduces students to customer service theory and techniques specifically in the healthcare arena. This course will discuss therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and negotiation, as well as employee/employer relations. Exploration of diverse populations and cultural sensitivity will be addressed.

HPR 102 | CPR for Professionals

Lecture Credit: 0.5

Meets the requirements for American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR or American Heart Association Basic Life Support for those who work in Emergency Services, Health Care and other professional areas. Material presented in this course is basic patient assessment, basic airway management, rescue breathing, AED use and CPR for infant, children and adult patients.

HPR 104 | Health Career Opt & Readiness

Lecture Credit: 1

Discusses current market trends in the medical profession, professional opportunities, continuing education, and professional affiliations. Discussions regarding resumes, portfolios, letters of inquiry, and interviewing techniques, as well as job search information is provided. This course is primarily informational and provides information to the student about aspect of career choices.

HPR 106 | Law & Ethics for Health Prof

Lecture Credit: 2

Introduces student to the study and application medico-legal concepts in medical careers. This course seeks to establish a foundation for ethical behavior and decision making in health professions.

HPR 108 | Dietary Nutrition

Lecture Credit: 1

Studies the basic nutritional principles in clinical practice in health care. The course will cover factors which influence the nutritional status of individuals, methods of nutritional assessment and support, and diet modification for specific disease states.

HPR 112 | Phlebotomy

Lecture Credit: 4

Teaches the duties associated with the practice of venipuncture, capillary puncture, and special collection procedures. Students will have experience with quality control, infection control and safety procedures as well as laboratory computer systems. Students successfully completing this course may apply for a National Phlebotomy Registry Examination.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BIO 201, BIO 202, ENG 121, HPR 137, HPR 178 and MOT 136

HPR 113 | Advanced Phlebotomy

Lecture Credit: 1 Clinical Credit: 3

Focuses on advanced phlebotomy skills including laboratory protocols, specimen processing and point of care documentation. This course provides opportunities for the student to master learned skills.

HPR 137 | Human Diseases

Lecture Credit: 4

Covers basic knowledge of the deviations that occur in the human body with disease and injury. An integrated study of signs/symptoms, diagnostic tests and treatment.

Prerequisite: BIO 106 with a grade of C or better
Corequisite: MOT 150

HPR 178 | Medical Terminology

Lecture Credit: 1-4

Introduces the student to the structure of medical terms with emphasis on using and combining the most common prefixes, roots and suffixes. Includes terms related to major body systems, oncology, psychiatry, as well as clinical laboratory and diagnostic procedures and imaging. Class structure provides accepted pronunciation of terms and relative use in the healthcare setting.

HPR 180 | Internship

Internship Credit: 4

Provides students with the opportunity to supplement coursework with practical work experience related to their educational program. Students work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the business location and with the direct guidance of the instructor.

HPR 209 | Professional Nursing Pathway

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces students to professional nursing within the culture of quality improvement and safety through lecture, class discussion, group projects, service learning activities, case studies and written and oral presentations of course topics. Topics include an understanding of the context of nursing; attributes, roles and responsibilities of the professional nurse; essential knowledge, skills and attitudes required for healthcare team participation in a culture of safety and quality improvement ; and interpersonal communication abilities critical to the nurse-patient relationship.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the INP to Baccalaureate Nursing Education Program

HPR 219 | Professional Nursing Path II

Lecture Credit: 3

Building on the introduction to professional nursing established in HPR 209, this course is a continued investigation of the culture of healthcare safety and quality improvement. Concepts to be studied include the role of culture in the nurse-patient relationship; application of communication skills and attitudes; an exploration of non-acute nursing roles; quality improvement and safety competencies, and evidence based practice

Prerequisite: HPR 209 or faculty permission