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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 123 - Understanding Cancer
Explores the prevention, development, progression, and treatment of cancer. Discusses lifestyle risk factors and screening recommendations for specific cancers. Emphasizes healthy behaviors and coping strategies for cancer patients and their caregivers.
(2-3 Cr.) Lecture 2-3 hours. Total 2-3 hours per week.
None required at VCCS level
2-3 credits
HLT 123 Detailed Outline
HLT 124 - Understanding Diabetes
Explores the development, progression, treatment and prevention of diabetes. Emphasizes healthy meal planning, physical activity, monitoring behaviors, medications, coping and communication strategies for Type II diabetes.
Lecture 2 hours per week, 2 credits
2 credits
HLT 124 Detailed Outline
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 140 - Orientation to Health Related Professions
Explores the interrelated roles and functions of various members of the health team.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Total 1- 2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
HLT 140 Detailed Outline
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 150 - Cross Cultural Health and Wellness Practices
Explores prevailing cultural values toward health and wellness and compares them with cultures around the world.Presents concepts related to communication, spirituality, family and gender roles, dietary restrictions, traditional practices, reaction to pain and end-of-life decisions.
Lecture 1-2 hours hours per week.
None
1-2 credits
HLT 150 Detailed Outline
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 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 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 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 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 217 - Exercise and Nutrition for Behavioral Change
Studies the principles of behavioral change. Applies the stages of change as it relates to motivation in the fitness and nutrition industry.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 217 Detailed Outline
HLT 228 - Principles of Public Health
Provides an overview of public health in America and globally with an emphasis on fundamental functions, essential services and health determinants. Explores the history, core areas and current trends within public health as well as how public health affects individuals and populations.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 228 Detailed Outline
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 232 - Healthy and Active Classrooms
Analyzes teaching tools and learning styles to enable K-5 educators to instruct health concepts and integrate physical activity into the classroom. Emphasis is placed on developing and demonstrating engaging, grade-appropriate activities that meet school curricula standards and address current issues in health and activity. Strategies for promoting activity and healthful behaviors within the school and community are also discussed.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
None required at VCCS level
3 credits
HLT 232 Detailed Outline
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 244 - Healthcare in the United States
Examines the history, structure and functions of healthcare in the United States. Discusses services, providers, settings, technologies, financing and regulation. Analyzes current issues and future directions of healthcare with respect to cost, access and quality of care.
(2-3 Cr.) Lecture 2-3 hours. Total 2-3 hours per week.
None required at VCCS level
2-3 credits
HLT 244 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 270 - Health and Well-Being of the Older Adult
Focuses on the health of the older adult; teaches health promotion; preventative health techniques; and accident prevention. Prerequisite: Admission to the Program.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
HLT 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
HLT 295 - 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 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