• Program: Health Science - Nursing
    Class Syllabus
     COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    Students are introduced to body structure, function, and disease processes to provide a foundation for understanding normal and abnormal body functions. Students learn pre fixes and suffixes along with basic root words for Medical Terms. Medical Math is introduced to aide in the calculating and understanding of medication dosages, measurement of patient input and output, as well as measuring and record vital signs.

    CERTIFICATIONS:

    Each student that completes the training will attain their CPR certification, AED certification and First Aide Certification.

    TEXTBOOKS:

    •    Diversified Health Occupations: Simmers
    •    Medical Terminology textbook: Dean Vaughn
     
    TEACHING METHODS:
    •    Lecture, Audio and Video Materials
    •    Class discussion, Computer simulations
    •    Homework assignments

    GRADING: SEE THE HACC HANDBOOK
     
    The student must receive a 70% on every test taken. The student can drop 1 low test grade in a year. Any missed test needs to be taken on the day the student returns to class. The student can retake each test 1 time as long as the grade is 50% or higher on the first test.

    HEALTH SCIENCE ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY:
    Honesty and integrity are essential qualities for success in the profession of nursing. Any student found to be cheating on an exam, quiz, or other assignment will receive a grade of zero on the assignment.

    HONESTY POLICY:

    Cheating can take on many forms. These may include but are not limited to:
    •    Bringing an answer source to the testing site.
    •    Copying from another student’s test.
    •    Changing an answer after a test has been submitted.
    •    Sharing information about a test with someone who has not yet completed the test.
    •    Electronic transmission of test information.
    •    Plagiarism

    ACCOMMODATIONS:
    Students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact the Instructor as soon as possible to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.

    DRESS CODE: SEE THE HACC STUDENT HANDBOOK

    ATTENDANCE POLICY: SEE THE HACC STUDENT HANDBOOK

    PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT: IS EXPECTED AT ALL TIMES.

    The student will conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. The first offense will result in the student writing a one page paper on why their conduct was unprofessional and how they will change their behavior in the future. Further unprofessional conduct will result in a referral form and a meeting with the principal.

    OVERALL OBJECTIVES:

    The student will:

    1.    Be able to identify various chemical aspects as they apply to the human body.

    2.    Be able to identify pathogenic organisms and how they affect the human body.

    3.    Be able to identify anatomical structures and physiological principles associated with the integumentary system.

    4.    Be able to identify anatomical structures and physiological principles associated with the skeletal system.

    5.    Be able to identify anatomical structures and physiological principles associated with the muscular system.

    6.    Be able to identify anatomical structures and physiological principles associated with the nervous system.

    7.    Be able to identify anatomical structures and physiological principles associated with the endocrine system.

    8.    Be able to identify anatomical structures and physiological principles associated with the reproductive system.

    9.    Be able to identify anatomical structures and physiological principles associated with the circulatory and lymphatic systems.

    10. Be able to identify anatomical structures and physiological principles associated with the respiratory system.

    11. Be able to identify anatomical structures and physiological principles associated with the digestive system.

    12. Be able to identify anatomical structures and physiological principles associated with the urinary system.

    13. Be able to relate how body structure and function differ across the life span.  

    14. Be able to effectively communicate verbally and in written communication.
    15. Be able to identify the personal traits of the healthcare professional.
    16. Be able to identify the legal, ethical and cultural considerations in healthcare.
    17. Be able to understand and perform infection control, personal safety procedures, identify common safety hazards and the protocols used for each pathogen.
    18. Be able to work as a member of the healthcare team as an active participant.
    19. Be able to identify health maintenance practices.
    20. Be able to perform technical skills as outlined in the grading rubric.
    21. Be able to utilize and protect electronic medical records.

    Job Shadowing:

    The student will be given the opportunity to job shadow up to 2 days after 50% of the class content has been completed with a 70% grade or above. Students who are reprimanded for unprofessional conduct will lose one or both job shadow days.     Students who have missed an excessive amount of days will forfeit the job shadow experience.