Health Professions (HPR)

HPR 1000 | Introduction to Health

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides an exploratory course for students interested in a health career. Basic health skills such as vital signs and CPR will be included.

HPR 1002 | 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 1006 | 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 1008 | 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 1010 | 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 1011 | 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 1020 | Phlebotomy

Lecture Credit: 2 Lab Credit: 2

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: Admission into the Phlebotomy Program

HPR 1036 | 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 1006 with a grade of C or better OR co-requisite of BIO 1006

HPR 1039 | Medical Terminology

Lecture Credit: 2

Discusses the structure of medical terms with emphasis on using and combining prefixes, roots and suffixes. This class includes terms related to major body systems, oncology, and psychiatry, as well as clinical laboratory and diagnostic procedures and imaging, and provides accepted pronunciation and spelling of terms used in the healthcare setting.

HPR 1050 | Basic EKG Interpretation

Lecture/Lab Credit: 2

Provides instruction for interpretation of EKG strips, anatomy and physiology of the heart, using three-lead monitoring as a guide. Three-lead EKG may be discussed.

HPR 1075 | Special Topics

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest.

Note: Special topics courses range from 0-12 credits and vary in learning type. Please see your program chair for more information about your options.

HPR 1080 | Internship

Internship Credit: 3

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.

Prerequisite: Admission into the Phlebotomy Program

HPR 3001 | Communication in Health Care

Lecture Credit: 3

Develops professional written and oral communication plans to ensure effective patient-centered outcomes between health care professionals, patients and caregivers.

HPR 4011 | Leadership and Management in Health Professions

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides a general overview of the concepts and theories relative to leadership and management in health care settings. This course covers concepts in decision-making models, ethical reasoning skills, effective communication, interpersonal and inter-professional relationships, management of human and fiscal resources, risk management, and quality improvement.