Health Care (HC)

Courses

HC 101   Introduction to Health Care Delivery (3 Hours)

This course is an introduction to the health care delivery system with an overview of health careers and the roles and responsibilities of members of the health care team. Emphasis will be on how to work within a health care team, effective communication skills, professional safety and workplace skills, and legal and ethical rights and responsibilities of patients and health care workers. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

HC 125   International Awareness Field Study (2 Hours)

This is a service-learning course. While partnering with a not-for-profit agency, teams of students will deliver service to a community in a developing country that suffers from extreme poverty. The service provided will vary depending on the identified needs of the community. While serving in the developing country, students will gain an understanding of the culture, language and health status of the people. Students will be exposed to the social, political and economic aspects of life that shape the community. Prior to travel, students are required to attend preparation meetings, fund raise and participate in a local service project. 16 hrs. lecture, 40 hrs. field study.

HC 125H   HON: International Awareness Field Study* (1 Hour)

Prerequisites: Honors department approval.

One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information.

HC 130   Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professions (3 Hours)  

This course will introduce the student to a systematic method for learning, understanding and applying medical terminology. The course will provide an overview regarding the development of medical terms; and, outline medical terminology pertaining to each of the body systems; selected illnesses; diagnostic procedures and pharmacology. This course is designed for the student who is interested in any facet of the healthcare industry; and, is a required course for several certificate programs. Some portions of this course will require computer utilization and independent online work. There will be two to three mandatory meet times per week. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

HC 101

  • Title: Introduction to Health Care Delivery
  • Number: HC 101
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This course is an introduction to the health care delivery system with an overview of health careers and the roles and responsibilities of members of the health care team. Emphasis will be on how to work within a health care team, effective communication skills, professional safety and workplace skills, and legal and ethical rights and responsibilities of patients and health care workers. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Describe the components of the health care delivery system, to include organization, economics, consumers and providers of health care.
  2. Demonstrate personal and professional safety and workplace skills appropriate to the entry-level health care professional.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate communication and team strategies when communicating or working with patients, families and other members of the health care team.
  4. Identify current ethical and legal issues facing health care and apply critical thinking to analyze these issues.
  5. Develop a career education plan, to include a career profile of a selected health career. 

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Health Care Delivery System
   A. Describe the different types of health care delivery systems, scope
of services and the populations served.
   B. Compare different organizational structures found within health care
organizations.
   C. Describe the economics of health care, to include payment sources
and the populations served.
   D. Discuss the concepts of holistic health and the emotional,
psychological, physical, religious and cultural factors that
patients/clients manifest in the prevention and treatment of health
problems.
   E. Identify employment trends and career opportunities of the health
care field.
   F. Compare and contrast the roles and responsibilities of identified
career areas.
   G. Spell and define common medical terms and/or abbreviations.

II. Personal and Professional Safety and Workplace Skills
   A. Clarify personal values and compare to expected health care values.
   B. Identify the expected workplace behaviors of a health care
professional.
   C. Discuss requirements that may be necessary for gaining and
maintaining employment in the health care setting.
   D. Describe and/or demonstrate appropriate health care entry-level
safety skills, to include body mechanics, infection control, standard and
blood borne pathogen precautions, environmental issues and vital signs.
   E. Describe risk management and process improvement concepts used to
improve the quality of delivered health care.

III. Communication and Teamwork
   A. Compare successful and less successful verbal and non-verbal
communication strategies.
   B. Describe and/or role play successful communications skills, to
include active listening and appropriate levels of assertiveness and
provision and receipt of feedback.
   C. Describe and/or role play appropriate communication strategies in
response to stressful situations or to situations where age, disability or
cultural considerations must be made.
   D. Determine what information is appropriate for discussion and
documentation in the health care setting. 
   E. Identify the traits of a successful team and the roles of the team
leader and members.
   F. Examine the use of teams in the health care setting.
   G. Use a decision making model to problem solve care issues that a
health care team may encounter in the delivery of quality patient care.
   H. Identify strategies that may be used for successful conflict
management.

IV. Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care
   A. Describe regulatory requirements and agencies, which relate to
health care professionals, occupations, facilities and/or the delivery of
patient care.
   B. Apply legal guidelines to medical documentation.
   C. Describe the legal rights and responsibilities of patients and
health care professionals.
   D. Identify ethical dilemmas that face health care.
   E. Examine various ethical dilemmas using ethical principles.
   F. Describe an ethical decision-making process that may be used in
resolving ethical issues of health care delivery.

V. Career Education Plan
   A. Prepare a career profile on a selected health career to include
scope of practice and work description, employment venues, trends and
earnings, educational, personal, professional and technical requirements;
role on the health care team; and specific communication, ethical and
legal considerations related to the selected career.
   B. Describe successful application and interview techniques that may be
applied to a selective admission program and/or employment process.
   C. Develop a career education plan that includes goals, action plan and
time line and a personal summary as to why the chosen career is of interest
and what attributes and values the student possesses that will serve
him/her in the chosen career.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Examinations                                 0-60% of grade
Papers/Skill Exercises/Projects/Discussions  0-60% of grade
Career Education Plan                       40-60% of grade

Examinations or assignments received late or after a deadline are not
eligible for full point consideration.

Grading Scale:
   A = 90 - 100%
   B = 80 -  89%
   C = 70 -  79%
   D = 60 -  69%
   F =  0 -  59%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

  1. Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects. 

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

HC 125

  • Title: International Awareness Field Study
  • Number: HC 125
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours:
  • Lecture Hours:

Description:

This is a service-learning course. While partnering with a not-for-profit agency, teams of students will deliver service to a community in a developing country that suffers from extreme poverty. The service provided will vary depending on the identified needs of the community. While serving in the developing country, students will gain an understanding of the culture, language and health status of the people. Students will be exposed to the social, political and economic aspects of life that shape the community. Prior to travel, students are required to attend preparation meetings, fund raise and participate in a local service project. 16 hrs. lecture, 40 hrs. field study.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Communicate in a way that reflects cultural awareness of self and others.
  2. Identify personal strengths and opportunities for growth.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of the language, cultural practices and beliefs of the population being served.
  5. Compare and contrast the daily life, education, work and recreational activities of the people being served with his/her own.
  6. Identify social problems affecting the communities being served.
  7. Describe a cross-cultural perspective based on their experiences in a culture different from his/her own.
  8. Describe the contributions of service-learning projects.
  9. Assess individuals and families for needs such as health, psychosocial and growth and development.
  10. Perform safe practice methods to ensure the health and safety of the people.  

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Inter- and Intra-Personal Learning
   A. Identify personal needs, beliefs, cultural background and values
   B. Learn about the JCCC group and diversity within it
      1. Participate in team building activities
      2. Complete small group assignments for fund raising and planning
for service 
      3. Participate in classroom discussions and the training retreat
      4. Facilitate a group reflection session 
   C. Conflict Resolution
      1. Identify group norms and ground rules
      2. Resolve conflicts that may exist within the group
   D. Live with the group in the International community where service
will be delivered 
   E. Participate in a group presentation
      1. Plan and organize with team participants
      2. Demonstrate speaking skills

II. Community Learning
   A. Identify basic concepts of the culture and language
      1. Complete foreign language module
      2. Interact using nonverbal and basic verbal skills 
      3. Demonstrate respect for the culture and people
   B. Identify social problems within the community
   C. Describe the effect of social problems on the people 
   D. Participate in programs addressing social problems

III. Academic and Service-Learning
   A. Identify cultural health care beliefs and practices of the
communities being served
   B. Participate in general health assessments in the underserved global
community 
   C. Apply prior knowledge and skills in addressing the needs of the
community
   D. Provide health and wellness teaching to the community
   E. Compare and contrast health care practices and beliefs of the people
being served with his/her own
   F. Describe the value of the service learning projects

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

1) Successful completion of service project   
   a. Active participation in all preparation prior to trip - 30% of
course grade
      i. Completion of foreign basic language module  
      ii.  Participation in local service project
      iii.  Attendance at training and classroom discussions
   b. Active participation in developing country service-learning project
hours (40 hours) - 30% of course grade
2) Successful completion of written assignments - 20% of course grade
3) Group Presentation - 20% of course grade

Grading Scale
 A = 90-100%
 B = 80-89%
 C = 70-79%
 D = 60-69%
 F =  0-59%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

  1. Students will be required to travel to an underserved community in a developing country. Students will contribute to the cost of this experience; the amount will be determined based on fund raising efforts.
  2. Students may be in close contact with individuals having a variety of health problems in which the cause may or may not be known. Students will assume responsibility for their own health and care.
  3. Students are expected to purchase or show proof of international insurance coverage.
  4. Students are responsible for having the appropriate and current documentation for International travel.
  5. All participants will abide by the JCCC Students Rights and Responsibilities Student Code of Conduct and the guidelines set forth by the agency being served.
  6. This course requires basic computer skills, Internet navigation and use of e-mail. 

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

HC 125H

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HC 130

  • Title: Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professions
  • Number: HC 130
  • Effective Term: 2017-18
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours: 3

Description:

This course will introduce the student to a systematic method for learning, understanding and applying medical terminology. The course will provide an overview regarding the development of medical terms; and, outline medical terminology pertaining to each of the body systems; selected illnesses; diagnostic procedures and pharmacology. This course is designed for the student who is interested in any facet of the healthcare industry; and, is a required course for several certificate programs. Some portions of this course will require computer utilization and independent online work. There will be two to three mandatory meet times per week. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives


  1. Define the three basic word parts in building medical terms.
  2. Spell and Pronounce medical terms accurately and correctly.
  3. Identify the prefix and root in any medical term.
  4. Decipher and utilize approved medical abbreviations.
  5. Define medical terms associated with the anatomy and physiology of body systems, diagnostic studies, illnesses, pharmacology and healthcare professions.
  6. Outline basic roles of healthcare professionals.
  7. Utilize reference sources to research medical terminology.
  8. Demonstrate skills in utilizing the computer.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Introduction to Medical Terminology
   A. Identify word parts, including word roots, suffixes and prefixes.
   B. Spell and pronounce medical terms accurately and correctly.
   C. Decipher and use approved medical abbreviations.
   D. Utilize medical dictionaries and other reference sources to research medical terminology.
   E. Apply steps in defining medical terms.
   F. Distinguish between look alike/sound alike terms.
 
II. The Human Body
   A. Identify and define medical terms pertaining to anatomic reference systems, structures of the body, major body cavities, cellular structures, tissue types, glands, organs and body systems.
   B.  Apply terms pertaining to pathology.
   C. Describe State medical terminology which relates to the general effects of aging on the human body.

III. Integumentary System
   A. Provide an overview of the structure and function of the Integumentary System.
   B. Apply appropriate vocabulary pertaining to the Integumentary System, including medical terminology and abbreviations related to pathology, pertinent diagnostic studies, treatments and 
procedures.

IV. The Musculoskeletal System
   A. Provide an overview of the structure and function of the Musculoskeletal System.
   B. Apply appropriate vocabulary pertaining to the Musculoskeletal System, including medical terminology and abbreviations related to pathology, pertinent diagnostic studies,
treatments and procedures.

V. The Cardiovascular System
   A. Provide an overview of the structure and function of the Cardiovascular System.
   B. Apply appropriate vocabulary pertaining to the Cardiovascular System, including medical terminology and abbreviations related to pathology, pertinent diagnostic studies, treatments and procedures.
 
VI. The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
   A. Provide an overview of the structure and function of the Lymphatic and Immune Systems.
   B. Apply appropriate vocabulary pertaining to the Lymphatic and Immune Systems, including
medical terminology and abbreviations related to pathology, pertinent diagnostic studies, treatments and procedures.
   C. Identify, define and apply medical terminology related to oncology.

VII. The Respiratory System
   A. Provide an overview of the structure and function of the Respiratory System.
   B. Apply appropriate vocabulary pertaining to the Respiratory System, including
medical terminology and abbreviations related to pathology, pertinent diagnostic studies, treatments and procedures.

VIII. The Gastrointestinal System
   A. Provide an overview of the structure and function of the Gastrointestinal System.
   B. Apply appropriate vocabulary pertaining to the Gastrointestinal System, including medical 
terminology and abbreviations related to pathology, pertinent diagnostic studies, treatments and procedures.
   C. Apply appropriate vocabulary including medical terminology and approved abbreviations 
pertaining to Therapeutic and/or specialized diets.
 
IX. Renal and Urinary Systems
   A. Provide an overview of the structure and function of the Renal and Urinary Systems.
   B. Apply appropriate vocabulary pertaining to the Renal and Urinary Systems, including medical terminology and abbreviations related to pathology, pertinent diagnostic studies, treatments and procedures.

X. The Nervous System
   A. Provide an overview of the structure and function of the Nervous System including the Central Nervous System, the Peripheral Nervous System and the Autonomic Nervous System.
   B. Apply appropriate vocabulary pertaining to the Nervous System, including medical terminology and abbreviations related to pathology, pertinent diagnostic studies, treatments and procedures.

XI. The Special Senses
   A. Provide an overview of the structure and function of the Eyes and Ears.
   B. Apply appropriate vocabulary pertaining to the Eyes and Ears, including medical terminology and abbreviations related to pathology, pertinent diagnostic studies, treatments and procedures.

XII. Endocrine System
   A. Provide an overview of the structure and function of the Endocrine System.
   B. Apply appropriate vocabulary pertaining to the Endocrine System, including medical terminology and abbreviations related to pathology, pertinent diagnostic studies, treatments and procedures.
   C. Apply appropriate terminology and abbreviations pertaining to the function of hormones.

XIII. Male and Female Reproductive Systems
   A. Provide an overview of the structure and function of the Male and Female Reproductive Systems.
   B. Apply appropriate vocabulary pertaining to the Male and Female Reproductive Systems, 
including medical terminology and abbreviations related to pathology, pertinent diagnostic studies, treatments and procedures.
   C. Apply appropriate vocabulary pertaining to pregnancy and birth, including medical terminology and abbreviations related to pathology, pertinent diagnostic studies, treatments and procedures.

XIV. Diagnostic Testing and Procedures
   A. Apply appropriate vocabulary pertaining to diagnostic testing and procedures such as blood tests, oscopies and imaging.
   B. Identify appropriate medical abbreviations pertaining to diagnostic testing.
   C. Apply appropriate medical terminology pertaining to basic examination procedures and positions.

XV. Pharmacology
   A. Provide an overview of Basic Pharmacology.
   B. Apply appropriate vocabulary pertaining to Pharmacology, including medical terminology and abbreviations related to drug classifications, actions and adverse effects; and, systems of measurement.
   C. Identify the use of Drug Handbooks and other reference sources to research medications.

XVI. Mental Health
   A. Provide an overview of characteristics of Mental Health.
   B. Apply appropriate vocabulary pertaining to Mental Health, including medical terminology and 
abbreviations related to pathology, pertinent diagnostic studies, treatments and procedures.
   C. Identify the use of 
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual and 
other reference sources to research Mental Health Disorders.

XVII. Healthcare Careers
   A. Provide an overview of the healthcare industry.
   B. Apply appropriate terminology to the medical specialties pertaining to each of the body systems.
   C. Provide an overview of Allied Health Professions.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

  1. Completion of assignments and/or projects which may be online, written or orally presented and include demonstration of proficiency in applying, spelling and pronouncing medical terminology.
  2. Exams.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency with respect to utilization of appropriate medical terminology and approved abbreviations in classroom discussion.
  4. Points are assigned for each exam, project and assignment.

Grading Criteria:
 90 - 100% = A
 80 -  89% = B
 70 -  79% = C
 60 -  69% = D
 Below 60% = F

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).