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Health Science

HLSC 1051 Blood Borne Pathogens and Hazard Communication
This course presents a summary of the OSHA blood borne pathogens and hazard communication standards; an introduction to chemical, physical properties and hazards; and precautionary strategies to prevent transmission of communicable diseases, particularly blood borne pathogens. Health hazards and safety procedures will be presented.
HLSC 1123 Health Concepts
A study of health concepts, individual choices, and health strategies. The role of the health consumer as critical thinker and evaluator of goods and services is emphasized. Major topic areas include: emotional health and problems, nutrition, drugs and drug abuse, reproduction and pregnancy, and diseases.
HLSC 1233 Medical Terminology
A study of physiological systems approach to provide principles of medical word building. Provides medical vocabulary including anatomy, physiology, systems, diagnostic testing, and pharmacology. This course is appropriate for health science students such as nursing, paramedic, and physical therapy assistant. (Formerly HLSC 2613)
HLSC 1813 First Aid
AA fundamental course presenting basic first aid theory and techniques in accordance with national standards. This course prepares the first aid responder to recognize emergencies and make appropriate decisions for first aid care. The emphasis is on CPR, victim assessment, and treatment of common emergencies.
HLSC 2183 Athletic Injuries
A study of common athletic injuries of the ankle, knee, shoulder, head, and neck. The role of the athletic trainer will be studied, including rehabilitation and liability issues. Major topic areas include physical conditioning, systematic evaluation of injuries, and taping techniques. Prerequisite: instructor’s permission.
HLSC 3003 Public Health
This course introduces the student to the current issues in public health from a local to a global perspective. It includes such areas as community health problems, communicable disease control, and the roles of public health professionals and programs.
HLSC 3323 Pathophysiology for the Health Professions
Fundamentals of pathophysiology are introduced and focus on essential concepts of disease processes. Major disorders and selected diseases are presented in a concise approach preparing the health major with concepts for clinical practice. Prerequisite: BIOL 3204.