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HPRS 1102  Wellness and Health Promotion
An overview of wellness theory and its application throughout the life span. Focus is on attitude development, impact of cultural beliefs, and communication of wellness. 1 credit hour. (W)


HPRS  1160  Clinical - Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. 1 credit hour. (W)


HPRS 1201  Introduction to Health Professions
An overview of roles of various members of the health care system, educational requirements, and issues affecting the delivery of health care. 2 credit hours. (W)


HPRS  1204  Basic Health Profession Skills
A study of the concepts that serve as the foundation for health profession courses, including client care and safety issues, basic client monitoring, and health documentation methods.  Lab required.  2 credit hours.  (W)


HPRS  1206  Essentials of Medical Terminology
A study of medical terminology, word origin, structure, and application. Lab required. 2 credit hours. (W)


HPRS  1272  Microbiology for Health Professions
An introduction to the nature of microorganisms, microbial diversity, the importance of microorganisms and acellular agents in the biosphere, and the role microorganisms have in disease. Emphasis is on medical microbiology and infectious diseases. Lab required. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402; both with a grade of C or better. 2 credit hours. (W)


HPRS  1303  End of Life Issues
Discussion of grief, loss, and end of life issues. Prepares caregivers to function in settings where communication skills are utilized to provide psychosocial support to persons and their families. 3 credit hours. (W)


HPRS  1310  Introduction to Pharmacology
A study of drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, and routes of administration. Does NOT include dosage calculations. 3 credit hours. (W)


HPRS  1370  Central Sterile Processing II
This course explores two subsections of the IAHCSMM Certification program: A) Inventory Control-prepares the student with organizational skills needed to control, track and distribute inventory through the use of different techniques in inventory control and distribution, as well as the use of bar codes and radio frequency identification to track inventories.  B) Sterile Storage and Distribution-introduces the basic procedures of packaging processes through a comparison of reusable and disposable packaging materials, basic package closure methods, and factors, which affect shelf-life and stock rotation.  Lab required.  3 credit hours. (W)


HPRS  1470  Central Sterile Processing I
This course will teach subsections of the IAHCSMM Certification program related to: A) Introduction to Central Service-an introduction to the central service role, surgical supplies, basic and specialty surgical instruments, and packaging and sterilization.  B) Infection Control and Occupational Safety-related to the principles and practice of infection control and OSHA guidelines along with common safety and hazards protocols.  C) Regulations and Standards-teaches the difference between the regulations and voluntary and regulatory standards, the role and responsibilities of federal agencies that impact Central Services, and the important aspects of the regulations and standards they administer.  Lab required.  4 credit hours.  (W)


HPRS  1471  Central Sterile Processing III
An exploration of the subsections of the IAHCSMM Certification program: A) Instrument and Instrument Identification-identifying surgical instruments by name and purpose, examination of the process by which surgical instruments are manufactured and prepared for the sterilization process.  B) Endoscopic Instruments-proper care, handling and processing of endoscopic instruments.  C) Decontamination-describe how reusable equipment, instruments, and supplies are cleaned and decontaminated by means of manual or mechanical cleaning processes and chemical disinfection and the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Standard Precautions.  D) Preparation and Handling-relates to basic principles of various packaging materials and closure methods used for sterilization preparation as they relate to the Association of Advancement of Medical Instrument (AAMI) standards.  E) Sterilization-relates sterilization procedures and theory including high and low temperature sterilization, sterilization equipment, types of sterilizers, various cycles, quality assurance concepts, documentation, standards, policies and procedures.  Lab required.  4 credit hours.  (W)


HPRS  1561  Clinical-Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts.  Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.  This course is an exploration of teamwork and the application of practical principles in the role of Central Sterile Processing Tech through "hands on" experience.  5 credit hours.  (W)


HPRS  2232  Health Care Communications
Methods of communication with clients, client support groups, healthcare professionals, and external agencies.  2 credit hours.  (W)


HPRS  2300  Pharmacology for Health Professions
A study of drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, routes of administration, and calculation of dosages. Prerequisites: SRGT 1271 and SRGT 1409. Corequisites: SRGT 1441 and SRGT 1461. Major Requirement: AAS -Surgical Technology. 3 credit hours. (W)


HPRS  2301  Pathophysiology
Study of the pathology and general health management of diseases and injuries across the life span. Topics include etiology, symptoms, and the physical and psychological reactions to diseases and injuries. 3 credit hours. (W)


HPRS  2310  Basic Health Profession Skills II
Builds on previously acquired knowledge and skills relevant to the professional development of the student. Lecture and simulated laboratory experiences prepare the student to perform patient care utilizing critical thinking and advanced clinical skills. Lab required. 3 credit hours. (W)


HPRS  2321  Medical Law and Ethics for Health Professionals
Principles, procedures, and regulations governing the legal and ethical relationships among physicians, patients, and health care professionals. Includes current ethical issues related to the various healthcare professions and patient confidentiality. 3 credit hours. (W)