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2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HSC 0003 - Introduction to Health Sciences


Credit Hours: 1.6

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None


Interpersonal skills, teamwork, and ethical, moral, and legal responsibilities are presented in this course, emphasizing patient safety and security. Infection control and the personal characteristics of the successful health care professional are included as well as the promotion of a wellness and stress control plan. Topics include patient and professional communication. Communication skills and ethical, legal, and moral responsibilities of the surgical technologist will be emphasized throughout the course. This course satisfies the minimum AIDS education requirement, including transmission, infection control, prevention, general treatment, legal aspects, confidentiality, testing, and attitudes. The course satisfies requirements for OSHA standards for universal precautions, and PPE, Hepatitis B vaccination, Tuberculosis precautions, post exposure evaluation/follow-up, and hazard communication in working with blood borne pathogens. It also satisfies minimum requirements for domestic violence education. Job seeking skills and resume writing are included in this course.

Post-Secondary Adult Vocational