Health Sciences (HEA)

HEA 101. Health And Disability In The Older Adult. 3 Credits.

This course explores the relationship between the aging process and the development of disability in older adults. Factors contributing to disability will be addressed with emphasis given to understanding the normal aging process, the present healthcare system and its impact on older adults, the disablement process, and the development of skills in identifying disability risk. Students will be encouraged to discuss their own perspectives and experiences with the subject area and to work in a team with their peers during online discussions, as well as individually on course projects. At the completion of this course students will have gained new insights into the aging process as well as a better understanding of factors that can lead to disability in older adults. Open to all health professions students. Students must have access to an internet able computer with modem speed of at least 56K. If not already equipped, free downloads for Windows Media Player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and Windows PowerPoint Reader will be made available prior to initiation of the course. An online tutorial regarding use of the MWCC online learning site is available, and its use is strongly recommended.

HEA 103. Medical Interpretation. 4 Credits.

The goal of this course is to provide students with principles, methods, and competencies (both knowledge and skills-based) essential in the delivery of effective, reliable, and comprehensive interpreting in the clinical and human service field. It develops a theoretical and practical understanding of the multiple roles of the interpreter as well as the related ethical, cultural, and linguistic challenges in this evolving field. It explores contemporary issues in the field of medical interpretation including immigration trends, legal mandates, and certification.

HEA 104. Foundations Of Nursing Success (Formerly NUR 099). 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the basic concepts that form the foundation of nursing practice. It involves cooperative learning opportunities for exploring the practice of nursing and preparing students for the process and rigors of nursing education. In addition, this course will assist students in developing strategies to improve basic academic skills, study habits, time management, and concept of self with an aim of improving the likelihood of success once accepted into the nursing program. Through presentations, group work, lecture and discussion, fundamental knowledge for beginning nursing education is provided. Concepts integral to nursing practice, such as ethics, integrity, and requirements as stipulated in the Nurse Practice Act are also introduced. Prerequisites: MAT 092, RDG 098, or placement.

HEA 115. Nurse Assistant Theory. 3 Credits.

This course provides students with the theory and laboratory practice to safely care for clients in healthcare settings under the guidance of an instructor in a practicum course. Combined with successful completion of the practicum course, these students can safely care for clients in various healthcare settings. Prerequisites: ENG 098, FYE 101, RDG 098, or placement.

HEA 116. Nurse Assistant Practicum. 2 Credits.

This course provides students the opportunity to practice and refine the nurse assistant theory and skills learned in the theory course. Students, under the supervision of a licensed nurse, will provide safe, basic care to clients in long term care settings. Students must have completed immunization record, including signed date of Hepatitis B series and negative PPD. Prerequisite: HEA 115 with a grade of C+ or higher.

HEA 117. Acute Care CNA Training. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to prepare Certified Nursing Assistants for employment in an acute care hospital setting. The curriculum provides a review of skills attained in the Nursing Assistant Training course including an emphasis on specialized acute care areas. These areas include medical, surgical, orthopedic, psychiatric, pediatric, and obstetric emphasis. This course offers a classroom and clinical competence based training, whereas each student participant will complete the required classroom, laboratory, and clinical training. Prerequisites: HEA 115, HEA 116 or current Certification as a Nursing Assistant in good standing, current CPR.

HEA 118. Home Health Aide. 2 Credits.

This course is designed to prepare Certified Nursing Assistants for employment in a home-like setting. The curriculum provides a review of skills attained in the Nursing Assistant Training course including a focus on providing care to individuals in their homes. This course will emphasize the importance of maintaining a safe and clean environment, recognizing emergencies and responding to such emergencies, and the physical, emotional, and developmental needs of those individuals served by the Home Health Agencies. This course offers a classroom and laboratory competence based training, where each student participant will complete the required classroom and laboratory training. Prerequisites: Current CPR certification, Certification as a Nursing Assistant, HEA 115, HEA 116.

HEA 119. Rehabilitation Aide Training. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to serve as a rehabilitation or fitness aide in an outpatient, sub-acute or fitness center setting. Students will learn clerical and clinical skills necessary to provide support within a fully supervised setting. Prerequisites: ENG 101.