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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 109 - CPR Recertification
Provides training in coordinated mouth-to-mouth artificial ventilation and chest compression, choking, life-threatening emergencies, and sudden illness.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 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 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 122 - Introduction to Alcohol Abuse and Control
Explores the physiological, psychological, sociological effects of alcohol. Studies why people drink, disease concepts, alcohol tolerance curves, and alcohol's effect on the operation of a motor vehicle.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 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 135 - Child Health and Nutrition
Focuses on the physical needs of the preschool child and the methods by which these are met. Emphasizes health routines, hygiene, nutrition, feeding and clothing habits, childhood diseases, and safety as related to health growth and development.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
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 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
HLT 145 Detailed Outline
HLT 160 - Personal Health and Fitness
Studies the relationships between health and fitness. Topics include nutrition, disease prevention, weight control, smoking and health, medical care, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, and the relationship between physical and mental health.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
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 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 198 - 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 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 210 - Workplace Stress Management
Provides an understanding of the multi-dimensional impacts of stress and its manifestation in the workplace. Explores specific strategies for eliminating, changing and managing stressors in the workplace.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
HLT 210 Detailed Outline
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 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 240 - Consumer Health Education
Focuses on health fads, myths, misunderstandings, quackeries, deceptions, and fraudulent health practices. Includes selecting and purchasing health products, services, consumer protections, and in the planning and financing of medical care.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 241 - Global Health Perspectives
Examines global health issues and prevention efforts. Analyzes the complex relationship between economics, environment, culture and values in resolving health disparities. Discussion topics include infectious diseases, malnutrition, maternal/child/newborn health, chronic diseases, and emerging infections.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
None required at VCCS level
3 credits
HLT 241 Detailed Outline
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 261 - Basic Pharmacy I
Explores the basics of general pharmacy, reading prescriptions, symbols, packages, pharmacy calculations. Teaches measuring compounds of drugs, dosage forms, drug laws, and drug classifications. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 262 - Basic Pharmacy II
Explores the basics of general pharmacy, reading prescriptions, symbols, packages, pharmacy calculations. Teaches measuring compounds of drugs, dosage forms, drug laws, and drug classifications. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 263 - Basic Pharmacy I Lab
Provides practical experience to supplement instruction in HLT 261-262. Should be taken concurrently with HLT 261-262, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college. Part I of II.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 credits
HLT 264 - Basic Pharmacy II Lab
Provides practical experience to supplement instruction in HLT 261-262. Should be taken concurrently with HLT 261-262, in appropriate curricula, as identified by the college. Part II of II.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 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