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HLT 100 - First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Focuses on the principles and techniques of safety, first aid, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HLT 105 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Provides training in coordinated mouth-to-mouth artificial ventilation and chest compression, choking, life-threatening emergencies, and sudden illness. Equivalent to EMS 100.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
HLT 106 - First Aid and Safety
Focuses on the principles and techniques of safety and first aid.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
HLT 110 - Concepts of Personal and Community Health
Studies the concepts related to the maintenance of health, safety, and the prevention of illness at the personal and community level.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HLT 115 - Introduction to Personal and Community Health
Introduces and focuses on the principles of personal and community health.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
HLT 116 - Introduction to Personal Wellness Concepts
Introduces students to the dimensions of wellness including the physical, emotional, environmental, spiritual, occupational, and social components.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HLT 119 - First Responder
Provides knowledge and proficiency in basic life support and in actions necessary to minimize patient discomfort and prevention of further complications. Meets requirements for Virginia Certification as a first responder. Equivalent to EMS 101. It is also listed under the HLT prefix to allow EMS's business and industry personnel to enroll in a health class to apply toward a degree or certificate HLT requirements.
Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 121 - Introduction to Drug Use and Abuse
Explores the use and abuse of drugs in contemporary society with emphasis upon sociological, physiological, and psychological effects of drugs.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 130 - Nutrition and Diet Therapy
Studies nutrients, sources, functions, and requirements with an introduction to diet therapy.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
HLT 143 - Medical Terminology I
Provides an understanding of medical abbreviations and terms. Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, word stems, and technical terms with emphasis on proper spelling, pronunciation, and usage. Emphasizes more complex skills and techniques in understanding medical terminology. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 144 - Medical Terminology II
Provides an understanding of medical abbreviations and terms. Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, word stems, and technical terms with emphasis on proper spelling, pronunciation, and usage. Emphasizes more complex skills and techniques in understanding medical terminology. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 145 - Ethics for Health Care Personnel
Focuses on ethical concepts of health care. Emphasizes confidentiality, maintaining patient records, personal appearance, professionalism with patients/clients, associates, and an awareness of health care facilities.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Total 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
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HLT 155 - Current Issues and Health Care
Focuses on current issues in the health care industry.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
HLT 156 - Health Care for Athletic Injuries
Teaches prevention and care of athletic injuries, recognition and management of head and spinal injuries, fractures, strains, sprains, as well as cardiac emergencies. Discusses taping, protective equipment, and medical referral.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
HLT 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 204 - Women's Health
Explores current issues related to women's health and wellness with an emphasis upon prevention of disease and optimum well being. Takes a multi-ethnic approach to exploring the most up-to-date findings, diagnostic tools, and treatments for breast cancer, reproductive tract illness, heart, and other common diseases faced by women from puberty through menopause.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 206 - Exercise Science
Surveys scientific principles, methodologies, and research as applied to exercise and physical fitness. Emphasizes physiological responses and adaptions to exercise. Addresses basic elements of kinesiology, biomechanics, and motor learning. Presents an introduction to the physical fitness industry.
Lecture 3 hours per week. (Rev. 5/1/08)
3 credits
HLT 215 - Personal Stress and Stress Management
Provides a basic understanding of stress and its physical, psychological, and social effects. Includes the relationships between stress and change, self-evaluation, sources of stress, and current coping skills for handling stress.
Lecture 2-3 hours pers week.
2-3 credits
HLT 220 - Concepts of Disease
Emphasizes general principles, classifications, causes, and treatments of selected disease processes. Intended primarily for students enrolled in health technology programs.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 230 - Principles of Nutrition and Human Development
Teaches the relationship between nutrition and human development. Emphasizes nutrients, balanced diet, weight control, and the nutritional needs of an individual.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 250 - General Pharmacology
Emphasizes general pharmacology for the health related professions covering general principles of drug actions/reactions, major drug classes, specific agent within each class, and routine mathematical calculations needed to determine desired dosages.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits