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HLT 101 HEALTH AND HUMAN VALUES 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: ESL 35
The course will introduce the student to critical health issues within a humanistic, historical, and cultural framework. The student will understand the role of the individual and society in developing ethical values and their relationship to the study of health. The role of the health professional as a health care provider within our society will be emphasized. The student will explore and discuss the interrelationships among personal, communal, and social values, and will review universal issues such as: health and disease, nutrition and malnutrition, population and over-population, and their interdependence in the modern world.
HLT 103 INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS AND TEAMWORK 3 credits, 3 hours
Pre/Corequisite: ESL 91 or ENG 91 when offered in English; SPA 121 when offered in Spanish
The student will demonstrate knowledge and use of various interpersonal skills in the area of human relationships by participating in small T-groups, role playing, and lecture-demonstrations. The student will also identify and analyze certain psychological concepts necessary to understand the dynamics of human behavior. Offered in English and Spanish.
HLT 106 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE
(ETHICS & LAW / LABORATORY SKILLS)
3 credits, 3 hours
Pre/Corequisite: ENG 110
The student will prepare for the clinical arena by demonstrating a knowledge of basic principles underlying patient care and develop the basic skills needed in the delivery of health care. The student will review, analyze, and discuss in depth the issues involved in malpractice, ethics, and the legal system as they pertain to the health profession, the health care provider, the patient, and his family.
HLT 109 MENTAL HEALTH 3 credits, 3 hours
Pre/Corequisite: ESL 91 or ENG 91 when offered in English; SPA 121 when offered in Spanish
The student will recognize and define terms related to the field of mental health. S/he will review the history of the mental health movement along with the determinants of positive mental health. The student will study and analyze in depth various life adjustment problems from birth to old age. Offered in English and Spanish.
HLT 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION 3 credits, 3 hours
Pre/Co-requisite: ESL 91 or ENG 91 when offered in English; SPA 121 when offered in Spanish.
The student will examine and analyze various health organizations and their role in community health; the emerging role of community health workers in promoting health of neglected populations; the spread and control of communicable diseases; the community health structure and the principles underlying health behavior, learning, and change; theories of health behavior and practical models for community health worker interventions.
HLT 111 HEALTH AND THE YOUNG CHILD 3 credits, 3 hours
Pre/Corequisite: ESL 91 or ENG 91 when offered in English; SPA 121 when offered in Spanish
The student will identify the health needs and problems of young children. S/he will analyze the role played by the home and school in the physical development of the child. S/he will examine common disorders and diseases of childhood and the principles of nutrition related to meal planning for young children. Offered in English and Spanish.
HLT 117 FIRST AID 2 credits
Pre/Corequisite: ESL 91 or ENG 91 when offered in English; SPA 121 when offered in Spanish
This course offers first aid techniques leading to American Red Cross Certification. The students will be tested on their knowledge of and ability to administer proper care for injuries. Students will also be required to demonstrate their knowledge of preventative measures that can be taken to prevent injuries.
HLT 118 CPR 1 credit
Pre/Corequisite: ESL 91 or ENG 91 when offered in English; SPA 121 when offered in Spanish
This course provides instruction in the principles and skills of emergency first aid for respiratory failure and cardiac arrest in victims of all ages: Mouth-to-mouth breathing, CPR, and care for an obstructed airway. Upon satisfactory completion of this course, students will receive American Red Cross certification in basic life support.
HLT 120 HUMAN SEXUALITY 3 credits, 3 hours
Pre/Corequisite: ESL 91 or ENG 91 when offered in English; SPA 121 when offered in Spanish
The student will study and analyze the dynamics of human sexuality by exploring basic knowledge and attitudes related to human sexual behavior Prevention of sexually transmitted diseases will be discussed. Students will improve their ability to educate and promote sexual health. Students will increase their comfort level with topics of human sexuality. Offered in English and Spanish.
HLT 124 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisite: none
This course will introduce the student to the basic principles of medical word building and in developing an extensive medical vocabulary. The language of medicine will be enriched by using the body systems approach in an experiential context of the contemporary health care setting, as well as the art of critical thinking.
HLT 130 INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 91 or ESL 91
This course is an introduction to the major issues and concepts that deal with the study of the aging process. It will explore the demographic, social, and economic factors in aging as well as the effects of physical change and psychological behavior upon later life.
HLT 131 HEALTH PERSPECTIVES FOR THE AGING 3 credits, 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 91 or ESL 91
The course will focus on the physical changes that occur with age and discuss the health care alternatives that the aging may require. It will also explore other health topics such as nutrition, medication, exercise, sexuality, and death and dying as they affect the older adult.
HLT 132 FIELDWORK WITH AN OLDER POPULATION 3 credits, 1-hrs. lecture plus fieldwork
Prerequisite: ENG 110, HLT 130, PED 180
This fieldwork course will give students an opportunity for firsthand experience in working with the elderly in such places as senior citizen centers, nutrition sites, recreation centers, and nursing homes. It will include a weekly seminar so that students may increase their knowledge, exchange ideas, and discuss any problems that may occur. This course is only open to gerontology majors who have completed the required pre-requisites.
HLT 133 AIDS PERSPECTIVES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS 3 credits
Pre/Corequisite: ESL 91 or ENG 91 when offered in English; SPA 121 when offered in Spanish
This course is an introduction to the study of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, its impact on the world and how health service providers have historically and are presently responding to the needs of the community. The course includes the history, epidemiology, etiology, transmission, risks, and signs and symptoms of HIV, as well as treatments, interventions and strategies to reduce the spread of HIV.
HLT 210 DYNAMICS OF PATIENT CARE 2 credits, 2 hours
Pre/Corequisite: ENG 110
The student will explore the dynamics of interpersonal relations necessary for effective health care delivery. The student will examine attitudes and behavior as well as various personality and mental disturbances. Effective communication, positive intervention, and listening will be stressed.
HLT 214 SUBSTANCE USE AND ABUSE 3 credits, 3 hours
Pre/Corequisite: HLT 110
This course provides students with an overview of the problem of chemical abuse and dependence and an introduction to models of intervention in these problems, The course content will cover the core theory and research related to etiology of chemical abuse and dependence, basic pharmacology of alcohol and other abused substances, as well as drug use and abuse in special populations. The students will also explore the impact of drug and alcohol abuse on family systems, and domestic violence, and provide an introduction to treatment process and service systems.
HLT 212 BILINGUAL ISSUES IN COMMUNITY HEALTH 3 credits, 3 hours
Pre/Corequisite: HLT 110
This course presents an overview of the impact of linguistic diversity on the provision and delivery of health education and services, particularly with Hispanics. First, the consequences of language discordance between patient and providers in health and mental health settings are analyzed. Second, the challenges and opportunities to ensure linguist access are examined. Third, information and health literacy strategies to overcome linguistic barriers are reviewed. Fourth, models and strategies for providing linguistically and culturally relevant services are considered. Finally, the impact of laws and polices on the provision of linguistically relevant services are explored.
HLT 215 NUTRITION 3 credits, 3 hours
Pre/Corequisite: ENG 110
The student will demonstrate knowledge of the meaning of nutrition and its relation to health. The student will analyze and identify the different kinds of nutrients, their chemical nature and main sources. S/he will also demonstrate his/her knowledge of the specific diets for different age groups and various pathological conditions.
HLT 220 CONTEMPORARY HEALTH ISSUES 3 credits, 3 hours
Pre / Co-requisite: ESL 91 or ENG 91 when offered in English; SPA 121 when offered in Spanish
The student will analyze current health problems such as emotional/mental health and psychological disorders, sexuality (STD's and sexual dysfunctions), Cardiovascular disease, chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse and stress. Students will study theories of etiology and the impact they have on individuals, families and communities.
HLT 299 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN COMMUNITY HEALTH 3 credits, 3 hours
Pre-requisite: HLT 110 and 6 credits in HLT
Students will have the experience of working in the health field as community health workers in such places as hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities. Students will volunteer at least 6 hours per week for the semester. Students will also be required to attend a seminar class meeting once a week for one hour.