Health (HLT)

HLT 101 - Introduction to the Role of Pharmacy Technician

Course Description

Effective: 2018-05-01

Provides an overview of pharmacy practice, drug classifications and generic substitutions, and the role and responsibility of a pharmacy technician professional. Focuses on the essentials required for excelling in the pharmacy technician role.
Lecture 1-3 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week.
1-3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course introduces the pharmacy technician's role and practice within the U.S. health care system.

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HLT 123 - Understanding Cancer

Course Description

Effective: 2012-05-01

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.
2-3 credits

General Course Purpose

This new course, HLT 123 Understanding Cancer, shares a similar in purpose with the HLT 124 Understanding Diabetes course submitted and approved last year. Obviously both courses offer a new option for students to complete the HLT/PED degree requirement. Perhaps more importantly, the course offers an opportunity for students and the community at large to explore a relevant health issue in depth. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in this country, and one which we can impact given risk assessment, improved health behaviors and early screening. Adding this new course will provide an opportunity for the VCCS to actively address this health issue that personally impacts 1 of 2 men and women (and many more by association). The course will have wide appeal to those interested in preventing cancer, those who work with or care for persons with cancer, and cancer survivors.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

None required at VCCS level

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HLT 124 - Understanding Diabetes

Course Description

Effective: 2011-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

Diabetes is a chronic, debilitating disease that affects approximately 26 million Americans, or 8% of the population. Based on current trends, the Centers for Disease Control estimate that one in three Americans will have the disease by the year 2050 (CDC, 20 10).

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HLT 125 - Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise Science

Course Description

Effective: 2012-05-01

Presents basic principles of human anatomy and physiology including the body structure, systems and functions. The course provides a foundation to build and apply concepts in the study of Exercise Science, Group Fitness, Personal Training, and related fitness studies.
3 Credits, 3 Hours Lecture, 3 Contact Hours
3 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose for this course is to give Exercise Science Certificate students a fundamental background, understanding and application of Anatomy and Physiology as it applies to exercise science.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

None

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HLT 140 - Orientation to Health Related Professions

Course Description

Effective: 2017-05-01

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

General Course Purpose

The course provides an opportunity for a student interested in health professions to learn more of the current health professions and employment trends. The course allows the students to engage with current practitioners in health professions as well as to explore options for continued education and employment.

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HLT 145 - Ethics for Health Care Personnel

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

This course will explore the concepts for ethical and professional work environments with fellow colleagues and patients, clients, and associates in the health care field.

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HLT 150 - Cross Cultural Health and Wellness Practices

Course Description

Effective: 2011-05-01

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.
1-2 credits

General Course Purpose

To promote Tidewater Community College's mission, particularly the importance of cultural diversity in a pluralistic society. There is currently no course in the VCCS system that addresses the way that health and wellness is perceived and practiced globally. This course will introduce students to issues such as pregnancy and birth, traditional medicine practices, pain management, and end-of-life decisions and compare practices across cultures.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

None

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HLT 203 - Men's Health

Course Description

Effective: 2012-05-01

Provides an overview of the male anatomy and examines health status from across the lifespan from an interdisciplinary perspective. Includes the following topics: major, chronic and infectious diseases; mental health; andropause; stress; sleep; aging; exercise; nutrition; sexual health; grooming; and the impact of a male role model on health.
(3? Cr.) Lecture 3 hours, Total 3 hours per week
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course serves as a wellness general education course elective for any academic program that requires wellness.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

None

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HLT 210 - Workplace Stress Management

Course Description

Effective: 2016-05-01

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

General Course Purpose

To introduce the student to wellness concepts and healthy lifestyle choices.

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HLT 217 - Exercise and Nutrition for Behavioral Change

Course Description

Effective: 2011-08-01

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

General Course Purpose

To prepare students entering a career in fitness and/or nutrition as they deal with common motivational issues faced by clients and the general population; specifically, motivation and preventing dropout is a huge issue in this industry.

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HLT 228 - Principles of Public Health

Course Description

Effective: 2019-01-01

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

General Course Purpose

This course will be a required course in the proposed Associate of Science in Health Science degree. It is designed for students interested in transferring to a 4-year program in Health Science with a concentration in Public Health.

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HLT 232 - Healthy and Active Classrooms

Course Description

Effective: 2012-05-01

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.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of the course is to provide elementary school educators with the skills and resources needed to confidently and competently teach health content and lead physical activities in the classroom. The course provides an option for current elementary school teachers to earn 90 professional development points toward the 180 required points for license renewal every five years.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

None required at VCCS level

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HLT 235 - Diagnostic Cardiography

Course Description

Effective: 2016-05-01

Prepares students for a certification test as a Certified Cardiographic Technician. Focuses on electrocardiograms (ECGs), stress tests, ambulatory monitoring and rhythm analysis.
Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 3 hours, Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

General Course Purpose

The addition of this course to the nursing assistant curriculum will increase employability/versatility in the changing healthcare environment by providing an additional skills and certification.

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HLT 241 - Global Health Perspectives

Course Description

Effective: 2012-05-01

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.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to health issues within the context of different cultures, economies and health systems around the globe. The course will be presented within the construct of public health theory and practice to introduce the student to this concept of health delivery. This course is offered as an elective to all students regardless of major area of study.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

None required at VCCS level

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HLT 244 - Healthcare in the United States

Course Description

Effective: 2012-05-01

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.
2-3 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the organization of the system of health care delivery in the United States. The course will be presented through the framework of the 4 basic components of health systems: financing, insurance, delivery, and payment. This course will allow students exploring careers, particularly those in health professions, to achieve an introductory knowledge of the infrastructure of the United States health care system.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

None required at VCCS level

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