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HLT 95 - 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 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 138 - Principles of Nutrition
Studies nutrient components of food, including carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water. Provides a behavioral approach to nutrient guidelines for the development and maintenance of optimum wellness.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
HLT 141 - Introduction to Medical Terminology
Focuses on medical terminology for students preparing for careers in the health professions.
Lecture 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 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
HLT 145 Detailed Outline
HLT 170 - Introduction to Massage
Introduces the student to the field of massage therapy. Student practices basic Swedish massage strokes, aromatherapy, effleurage, petrissage and friction, as well as indications and contra-indication for massage.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
HLT 180 - Therapeutic Massage I
Introduces the student to the history and requirements for massage therapy. Covers the terms and practice of massage with introduction to equipment, safety, and ethics as well as massage movements and techniques. Includes information about the benefits of massage, contraindications, client interview, client-therapist relationship, draping, good body mechanics, and anatomical landmarks. Basic massage techniques are blended into a relaxing, health enhancing full-body session preparing the student for their student clinical experience.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 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 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. 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 200 - Human Sexuality
Provides a basic understanding of human sexuality. Includes anatomy, physiology, pregnancy, family planning, venereal diseases, and sexual variations.
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
HLT 271 - Physical Care Management of the Older Adult
Introduces the physiology of aging; integrates caretaker guidelines; demonstrates skills to care for aging at a variety of functional levels. Prerequisite: Admission to the Program.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 272 - Medical Management of the Older Adult
Introduces common medical problems associated with the aging; examines preventive and restorative care associated with common illnesses. Focuses on assessments, evaluation, and safe administration of medications. Includes emergency care and CPR. Prerequisite: Admission to the Program.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 280 - Therapeutic Massage II
Introduces the student to the history and requirements for massage therapy. Covers the terms and practice of massage with introduction to equipment, safety, and ethics as well as massage movements and techniques. Includes information about the benefits of massage, contraindications, client interview, client- therapist relationship, draping, good body mechanics, and anatomical landmarks. Basic massage techniques are blended into a relaxing, health enhancing full-body session preparing the student for their student clinical experience.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 281 - Therapeutic Massage III
Introduces the concept of consultation, client management, session design, and integration of specific therapeutic approaches into a full-body session. Students learn to give specific therapeutic attention to the regions of the back, neck and torso. Using knowledge of muscle anatomy, students perform more advanced massage techniques to address hypertonicity, chronic ischemia, trigger points, fibrotic tissue, adhesions and scar tissue. Includes common clinical applications in the body regions covered and the integration of specific techniques into a full-body session. Prerequisite: HLT 280, PTH 151.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
HLT 299 - 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