September 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 05, 2020  
September 2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Course Descriptions


Numbers at the end of the each course title refer to:

Lecture Contact Hours/Lab Contact Hours/Clinical Contact Hours

 

Occupational Therapy Assistant

  
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    OT 266 - Team-Based Case Synthesis and Intervention


    This course utilizes the principles of team-based learning to provide an experiential environment to evaluate and synthesize the material presented throughout the OTA program via case-study analysis and clinical simulation. The course is designed to simulate clinical problem solving, occupation-based intervention planning, intervention implementation, and teamwork. Student teams will be given case studies focusing on occupational analysis and treatment planning. Case study sessions will be followed up by experiential clinical simulation where students carry out treatment plans during a clinical day. Reflection will be threaded through the course. Semester Credit Hours 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    OT 270 - Level 2A Fieldwork


    This course is an advanced Level II Fieldwork experience that offers intensive training and experience leading to entry level occupational therapy assistant skills.  The emphasis is on practical work experience under the supervision of an experienced OTR or experienced COTA, allowing the student to apply classroom didactic learning experiences while delivering services to clients with the focus on purposeful and meaningful occupation. The student will be exposed to a variety of clients across the lifespan in a variety of settings. This 8 week full time fieldwork experience is designed to promote clinical reasoning appropriate to the occupational therapy assistant role; to provide an opportunity to transmit the values and beliefs of ethical practice; and to develop professionalism and competency as an occupational therapy assistant. Semester Credit Hours 5.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 225.00 Prerequisite: OT 244 Level I Fieldwork: Traditional Settings of Occupational Therapy . Corequisite: None.
  
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    OT 275 - Level 2B Fieldwork


    This course is an advanced Level II Fieldwork experience that offers intensive training and experience leading to entry level occupational therapy assistant skills.  The emphasis is on practical work experience under the supervision of an experienced OTR or experienced COTA, allowing the student to apply classroom didactic learning experiences while delivering services to clients with the focus on purposeful and meaningful occupation. The student will be exposed to a variety of clients across the lifespan in a variety of settings. This 8 week full time fieldwork experience is designed to promote clinical reasoning appropriate to the occupational therapy assistant role; to provide an opportunity to transmit the values and beliefs of ethical practice; and to develop professionalism and competency as an occupational therapy assistant. Semester Credit Hours 5.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 225.00 Prerequisite: OT 244 Level I Fieldwork: Traditional Settings of Occupational Therapy . Corequisite: None.
  
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    OT 280 - NBCOT Review Course


    The NBCOT Review Course is designed to prepare the student for successfully passing the NBCOT Certification Examination to become a COTA. The course will focus on such areas as certification exam study skills and strategies, certification exam readiness self-assessment, content knowledge self-assessment and review, and practice testing. The course will also have the student create a NBCOT Certification Exam self-study plan based on content strengths and area for improvement. Semester Credit Hours 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 15.00 Prerequisites: None. Corequisite: None.

Patient Care

  
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    PC 101 - Nursing Assistant


    This course is designed to prepare students for employment as nursing assistants in long term, acute, and other healthcare facilities. The content focuses on interpersonal skills, overview of the human body, medical terminology, legal and ethical responsibilities, safe and efficient work, restorative care principles, geriatrics, nutrition, pet-facilitated therapy, and health and safety, including CPR and employability skills. Instruction is provided through classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Upon completion of the course, the student is eligible to sit for the Certified Nursing Assistant exam. Semester Credit Hours 8.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 165.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    PC 102 - Advanced Home Health Aide


    This course includes building relationships, setting goals and documentation, safety and ethics, observation, and personal skill assessment for the home health aide. It also enhances skills and techniques for effective home care in various settings and age groups within the laboratory and clinical settings. Semester Credit Hours 2.50 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisite: PC 101 Nursing Assistant . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PC 103 - Patient Care Assistant


    Students enrolled in this course have previously completed a nursing assistant and home health aide course and are adding these skills to work in a healthcare facility other than a nursing home. This course consists of additional skills performed in the laboratory and hospital setting. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 75.00 Prerequisite: PC 102 Advanced Home Health Aide . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PC 104 - Electrocardiograph Aide


    Students enrolled in this course have completed the patient care assistant competencies and are adding these skills to become a multi-skilled worker. This course prepares students to be employed as electrocardiograph aides. Content includes a foundation in the cardiovascular system, safety measures for the individual, coworkers, and patients, as well as training in the appropriate theories and instruments used by an electrocardiograph aide. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisite: PC 103 Patient Care Assistant . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PC 105 - Radiologic Aide


    This course prepares the nursing assistant in advanced skill level to aid the ARRT or physician during radiologic procedures. These advanced skills will be performed in the laboratory setting during this course. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: PC 103 Patient Care Assistant . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PC 106 - Restorative Care Aide


    This course covers the expanded role of the nursing assistant in promoting and maintaining functional independence for individual residents in long-term care, rehab care, or acute care settings. It includes using adaptive equipment and methods to restore the client to the highest functioning level. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: PC 103 Patient Care Assistant . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PC 107 - Advanced Allied Health Clinical


    This course provides clinical experience for the restorative, radiologic, and electrocardiograph allied health aide specialties. Clinical experience is performed in the long-term, community, and acute care environments. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 90.00 Prerequisites: PC 104 Electrocardiograph Aide , PC 105 Radiologic Aide , and PC 106 Restorative Care Aide . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PC 108 - Patient Care Technician


    This course focuses on organizational and management skills for the patient care technician role. The clinical portion will emphasize these skills. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisite: PC 107 Advanced Allied Health Clinical . Corequisite: None.

Personal and Professional Development

  
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    PD 121 - Professional Development I


    This course is designed to introduce students to methodologies that will prepare them for academic and professional success.  Topics include but are not limited to Canvas support, student support services, e-books, university policies, resumes, self-reflection, time management, goal setting, and strategies for anxiety reduction. Semester Credit Hours 1.00 semester credit hour. Contact Hours: 15.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    PD 122 - Professional Development I (Clock Hour Course)


    This course is designed to introduce students to methodologies that will prepare them for academic and professional success. Topics include but are not limited to Canvas support, student support services, e-books, university policies, resumes, self-reflection, time management, goal setting, and strategies for anxiety reduction. Contact Hours: 15.00 15.00 clock hours. Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    PD 151 - Professional Portfolio Development


    This class explores the assessment of prior learning through life, work, and community experiences. Documentation and demonstration of such knowledge is accumulated in a portfolio format, through which transfer credit may be earned. Semester Credit Hours 3.0 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00
  
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    PD 202 - Professional Development II (Semester Credit Hour Course)


    This course provides an opportunity for students to critically examine their skills and develop a plan to further their career and own financial literacy. Topics include research, job searching, developing career documents, refining interview and communication skills, and creating a personal budget. Semester Credit Hours 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 15.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    PD 203 - Professional Development II (Clock Hour Course)


    This course provides an opportunity for students to critically examine their skills and develop a plan to further their career and own financial literacy. Topics include research, job searching, developing career documents, refining interview and communication skills, and creating a personal budget. Contact Hours: 15.00 15.00 clock hours. Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.

Public Health and Safety

  
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    PH 100 - Public Event Planning and Emergency Management


    This course covers the basics on public event planning and the security involved before, during, and after the event. Scheduling and coordination is explained in depth. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    PH 200 - Community Health


    This course is designed to assist practitioners in effectively communicating messages as well as impacting the norms and behaviors of both individuals and communities. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.

Paralegal

  
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    PL 100 - Introduction to Legal Assisting


    This course provides an overview of the paralegal profession and an introduction to the law and legal procedures. Topics include paralegal duties and responsibilities, ethical issues in legal assisting, sources of American law and legal concepts, the court system and government regulations, corporate law, civil litigation and trial procedures, criminal and administrative law and procedures, conducting interviews and investigations, and legal research and analysis. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    PL 106 - Legal Research


    This course is a practical introduction to the law library and its resources and the fundamentals of traditional and electronic legal research. Emphasis is placed on the paralegal’s practical role and skill in assisting the attorney in legal research. Topics include the various research tools, including codes, reporters, digests, Shepard’s, legal encyclopedias, treaties, law reviews, practice manuals, Westlaw, and CD ROM and Internet research. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: PL 100 Introduction to Legal Assisting . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PL 115 - Contract Law


    This course is designed to examine contract basics by explaining what a contract is and the various contract types. Key elements to most contracts are covered along with an explanation of how U.S. law governs contractual activity, including enforcement and dispute resolution options and the three requirements of a contract (offer, consideration, and acceptance). The course also examines who can enter into a contract, how to approach negotiation, designing of a written contract, unfair and improper contracts, contract termination, breach, voiding and rescission claims, and details on special contract situations, including real estate, financing, and social contracts, and Internet use. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: PL 100 Introduction to Legal Assisting  and PL 106 Legal Research . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PL 131 - Torts


    The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the basic legal terms of torts and personal injury law, help the student identify the various types of torts and the defenses a defendant may raise to each, and to provide a practical, hands-on learning experience in related terminology and in drafting the documents necessary to practice in this area of the law. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: PL 106 Legal Research . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PL 132 - Family Law


    This course is intended to provide the student with a thorough working knowledge of family law. Along with in-depth topical knowledge, the course addresses the important skills required of a paralegal in family law including interviewing and legal drafting. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: PL 106 Legal Research . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PL 139 - Wills, Trusts and Estates


    This course covers the study and practice of wills, trusts, and estates, stressing the need for understanding the concepts, uses, and forms involved in this ever-changing area of the law. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: PL 106 Legal Research . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PL 140 - Ethics and Paralegal Professionalism


    This course presents an in-depth study of the Codes of Professional Responsibility from the American Bar Association as well as the Code of Judicial Conduct and existing guidelines and case law involving paralegals. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: PL 100 Introduction to Legal Assisting . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PL 180 - Law Office Procedures


    This course presents a study of the operation of a private law firm from the perspective of a legal assistant/paralegal. Topics include personnel and their responsibilities, managerial concepts, the various systems and procedures in the law office including timekeeping and billing systems, word processing, file organization and management, accounting/bookkeeping systems, trust accounts, docket control, tickler systems, conflicts checks, client development and case management, and current legal office software. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: PL 106 Legal Research . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PL 215 - Civil Litigation


    This course provides an intensive examination of the role of the paralegal in civil litigation. Topics include litigation and the paralegal’s role, the courts and their jurisdiction, ethical considerations, investigation and evidence procedures, the initial pleadings and response to the initial pleading, motion practice, discovery procedures and requests, settlements and alternative dispute resolution, trial techniques, and post-trial practices. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: PL 106 Legal Research . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PL 220 - Bankruptcy


    This course provides instruction in bankruptcy law and the documents required to meet that law. Topics include bankruptcy law and the Bankruptcy Code, filing the case, liquidation bankruptcy, reorganization procedures and adjustment of debts of various individuals, the role of trustees and creditors, and notices and proofs of claim. The student will be introduced to the basic steps and documents involved in conducting the processes and the computer software commonly used by bankruptcy attorneys. Emphasis is placed on the role of the paralegal under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: PL 106 Legal Research . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PL 225 - Criminal Law


    Criminal Law is an introduction to the fundamental elements of crime investigation and prosecution. In this course, students will examine, in detail, crimes against people, property, and public order and morality. This course also examines affirmative defenses such as the insanity defense and the alibi defense. Finally, this course will look at the constitutional guidelines for searching and seizing evidence of a crime. Each element studied will be looked at from a legal perspective as compared to a law enforcement perspective. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: PL 106 Legal Research . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PL 235 - Property Law and Intellectual Property Law


    This course provides the basics of property law, real and personal, as well as tangible and intangible. The topic of real estate is presented and includes sales, financing, zoning, and the legal acts that govern. Mortgages, liens, surveying, and servitudes are included in this study. The second half of the course covers intellectual property including trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. Topics also include the application, possession, protection, violation, and transfer of rights in intellectual property. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: PL 106 Legal Research . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PL 246 - Environmental Law and Administrative Agencies


    This course begins with exposure of the student to the topic of administrative law. The need for, function of, and importance of the administrative agency in the government are outlined and explained. As paralegals are today allowed limited practice before these agencies, this course is most important. Environmental law and the role of this vital administrative agency are then presented. Topics include state and federal government regulation of the environment, including Superfund sites, pollution, and all matters that affect air, ground, and water resources. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: PL 106 Legal Research . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PL 250 - Legal Writing


    This course allows the student to apply practical legal research skills to the drafting and preparation of typical documents that the paralegal will be expected to prepare by their supervising attorney. Topics include research memoranda, client correspondence, demand letters, appellate briefs, incorporation documents, partnership agreements, wills, leaves, promissory notes, and medical record summaries. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: EN 104 English Composition I  and PL 106 Legal Research . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PL 294 - Career Internship


    This is an elective course in the associate’s degree program that students take in their final semester. The career internship course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in legal studies. The outcome of the internship is an informed student fully apprised of the opportunities his/her degree program offers for professional growth. During the internship phase of training, the student will experience various aspects of working in the actual field in which they have been educated. The internship is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to experience and participate in duties typical of a contemporary workplace setting. Student learning will center on observing experienced personnel as well as participating in actual hands-on procedures under close supervision of trained professionals. Note: Online students in some states may not be allowed to take this internship due to state restrictions. Semester Credit Hours 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 180.00 Prerequisites: Final semester and PGPA of 2.50 or better. Corequisite: None.
  
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    PL 298 - NALA Certification Review


    This course is designed to review the legal studies courses taken in the various programs and prepare the student to take the National Association of Legal Assistants’ (NALA) Certified Paralegal Examination. This examination is a two-day comprehensive examination administered at various locations across the United States. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: Final course. Corequisite: None.
  
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    PL 300 - Legal Office Administration


    This course is a study of the administration of a private law firm from the perspective of a paralegal office manager. Topics include supervision of paralegal personnel, management of timekeeping and billing systems, document control, client development, and case management. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: PL 180 Law Office Procedures . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PL 425 - Business Organizations


    This course provides an overview of the nine most common ways of doing business in this country. Emphasis is placed on the corporate form, beginning with the formation of a corporation as well as the financial structure, corporate management, dividends, and termination of corporate existence. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: PL 106 Legal Research . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PL 450 - Advanced Legal Research


    This course is designed to build on the basic skills of the student in legal research and other information by using the computer. By searching Internet resources and legal databases, the student performs exercises in researching topics in business, bankruptcy, taxes, trademarks, employment law, environmental law, and other topics. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: PL 250 Legal Writing . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PL 491 - Capstone Project


    This is an integrative course that allows students to identify a real-world legal problem and provide a recommended solution based upon legal research, case law and legislative history. Each student selects a topic or project, with instructor approval, and completes a paper which documents the process, including the use of industry-standard research methods. The final written work product may be in the form of a scholarly article of publishable quality, a seminar-type paper, a model bill and the supporting memorandum, a draft complaint or petition and supporting memorandum, the formal documents and supporting memorandum for a transactional project, or a brief (on the merits or as an amicus), to name just a few examples. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: Final semester. Corequisite: None.
  
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    PL 494 - Legal Studies Internship


    This is an elective course students take in their final semester. The internship course is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in legal studies and its related fields. The outcome of the internship is an informed student fully apprised of the opportunities his/her degree program offers for professional growth. During the internship phase of training, the student will experience various aspects of working in the actual field in which the student has been educated. The internship is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to experience and participate in duties typical of a contemporary workplace setting. Student learning will center on observing experienced personnel as well as participating in actual hands-on procedures under close supervision of trained professionals. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 135.00 Prerequisite: Final semester. Corequisite: None.

Practical Nursing

  
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    NP 100 - Growth and Development


    This course is a survey of normative human life span development. Emphasis is on selected theorist and perspectives as they relate to the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of development from conception to death. Significant milestones, and developmental tasks will be emphasized. Semester Credit Hours 1.00 Semester Credit Hour. Contact Hours: 15.00. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
  
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    NP 110 - Pharmacology for Nurses with Lab


    The basic concepts of pharmacology will be taught related to actions, therapeutic effects, and adverse effects of traditional and nontraditional medications. Students will demonstrate collection of data, clinical judgment, and integration of knowledge to administer medication safely. The student will use the knowledge gained from this course for safe pharmacological interventions, dosage calculation, medication administration techniques, and documentation. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 Semester Credit Hours. Lecture Contact Hours: 22.5. Lab Contact Hours: 15. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None.
  
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    NP 120 - Fundamentals of Nursing with Lab and Clinical


    This course introduces the role of the practical nurse as a member of the interprofessional health care team, basic nursing concepts, and psychomotor nursing skills. Students learn skills necessary for maintaining patient safety and strategies for therapeutic communication. At the conclusion of this course, the student will demonstrate competency in performing basic nursing skills across the lifespan. Semester Credit Hours 5.00 Semester Credit Hours. Lecture Contact Hours: 45. Lab Contact Hours: 45. Clinical Contact Hours. 22.5. Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
  
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    NP 125 - Medical Surgical Nursing I for LPNs


    This course explores the care of adults using a body systems approach. Focus is placed on nursing interventions and developing knowledge required to provide quality nursing care in a safe manner. Content areas include musculoskeletal, urinary, respiratory, integumentary, neurologic, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and sensory systems. Furthermore, nutrition, communication, fluids & electrolytes, end of life, cultural diversity, and legal/ethical issues are integrated throughout the systems. The clinical component of this course allows the student a hands-on experience in providing relationship-centered care for patients with different disease processes in the health care system. Microbiology concepts related to safety and infection control are emphasized. Semester Credit Hours 5.00 Semester Credit Hours. Lecture Contact Hours: 45. Clinical Contact Hours: 90. Prerequisites: NP 110 Pharmacology for Nurses with Lab  and NP 120 Fundamentals of Nursing with Lab and Clinical .  Corequisite: None
  
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    NP 230 - Nursing Specialty


    This course prepares the practical nursing student with entry level knowledge and skills needed to care for obstetric, neonatal, pediatric, and mental health patient. Learning experiences focus on the normal growth and development of the specialty patients and commonly encountered disorders. Coordination of care, documentation, medication administration, and legal and ethical issues, historical perspectives and emerging trends within the specialties will be emphasized. Semester Credit Hours 4.00 Semester Credit Hours. Lecture Contact Hours: 45. Clinical Contact Hours: 45. Prerequistes: NP 110 Pharmacology for Nurses with Lab  and NP 125 Medical Surgical Nursing I for LPNs .  Corequisites: None
  
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    NP 235 - Medical Surgical Nursing II for LPNs


    This course explores the care of adults using a body systems approach. Focus is placed on nursing interventions and developing knowledge required to provide quality nursing care in a safe manner. Content areas include cardiovascular, hematologic, endocrine, and lymphatic systems. Furthermore acid base balance, cancer, bioterrorism, disaster, and trauma are integrated throughout the course. The clinical component of this course allows the student a hands-on experience in providing relationship-centered care for patients with different disease processes in the health care system. Semester Credit Hours 5.00 Semester Credit Hours. Lecture Contact Hours: 45. Clinical Contact Hours: 90. Prerequisites: NP 125 Medical Surgical Nursing I for LPNs  and NP 230 Nursing Specialty .  Corequisites: None
  
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    NP 275 - LPN Practical Experience


    This is the final clinical course, where the student will utilize nursing skills and clinical judgement to perform safe, moral, quality, and prudent patient care in the health care system. The role of the practical nurse is stressed in physiology, pathophysiology, and psychosocial context as it relates to the care of patients. The course will assist in the personal and professional development needed to transition from student to practical nurse. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 Semester Credit Hours. Clinical Contact Hours: 135.00. Prerequisite: NP 235 Medical Surgical Nursing II for LPNs  . Corequiste: NP 280 Preparation for NCLEX-PN  (NP 275 must be successfully completed prior to NP 280 or taken concurrently with NP 280).
  
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    NP 280 - Preparation for NCLEX-PN


    This course is designed to assist the student to prepare for the practical nursing licensure exam (NCLEX-PN) and entry into practice. Students will have the opportunity to develop and improve their test-taking skills through computer simulations and practice tests. The NCLEX-PN test plan assessment of knowledge deficits and development of individual study plans based on results of weekly assessments will be utilized. In addition, a NCLEX review course will be provided. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 Semester Credit Hours. Lecture Contact Hours: 45.00. Prerequisite: NP 235 Medical Surgical Nursing II for LPNs . Corequisite: NP 275 LPN Practical Experience  (NP 280 must be successfully completed after NP 275 or taken concurrently with NP 275)
  
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    PN 081 - Nursing Tutorial I


    This is the first of a two-part series of nursing tutorials for students who did not meet TEAS scores required for unconditional entrance into the Licensed Practical Nursing Program. It involves professional concepts, reading, mathematics, and analyzing and comprehension of nursing concepts. Study skills, critical thinking, and test-taking strategies are discussed. The goal of this course is to provide the student with the tools necessary to participate in the nursing program. Semester Credit Hours 0.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 15.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None.
  
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    PN 082 - Nursing Tutorial II


    This is the second of a two-part series of nursing tutorials for students who did not meet TEAS scores required for unconditional entrance into the Licensed Practical Nursing Program. It involves professional concepts, reading, mathematics, and analyzing and comprehension of nursing concepts. Study skills, critical thinking, and test-taking strategies are discussed. The goal of this course is to provide the student with the tools necessary to participate in the nursing program. Semester Credit Hours 0.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 15.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None.
  
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    PN 105 - Anatomy and Physiology I for Nursing


    This course provides a thorough knowledge of the basic principles of structure and functioning of the body. Focus is placed on the human body as a living, functioning organism constantly adjusting to internal and external environmental changes in its efforts to maintain homeostasis. Additional instruction in medical terminology will also be provided as an integral part of the course. Upon course completion, students will have acquired basic knowledge of medical terminology, body structure, and the functioning of body systems. Students will explain and have an understanding of structure and function of different body systems with associated medical terminology, as outlined in the course objectives. Semester Credit Hours 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: PN 105L Anatomy and Physiology I for Nursing Lab  and PN 111 Patient Assessment .
  
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    PN 105L - Anatomy and Physiology I for Nursing Lab


    This is the lab to portion of Anatomy and Physiology I for Nursing. Laboratory exercises are conducted that support and enhance lecture topics. Semester Credit Hours 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: PN 105 Anatomy and Physiology I for Nursing  and PN 111 Patient Assessment .
  
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    PN 108 - Foundations of Nursing


    This course provides the basis upon which all other nursing courses are built. The history of nursing introduces the student to the origin and development of nursing practice and the theories and scientific principles upon which the profession is built. Concepts integrated throughout the course include cultural diversity, nutrition, critical thinking, physiological, and psychosocial needs of the individual as well as legal and ethical issues and communication techniques. Focus is placed on the nursing process, nursing principles in the disease process, and wellness and safety, with an emphasis placed on patient goals and outcomes. Integration of practical nursing skills will be implemented throughout the course, including history and physicals, vital sign attainment, reviewing charts, wound dressing changes, sterile technique, isolation precautions, medication administration, and dosage calculations. After completion of this course, with theory and psychomotor nursing competencies in lab, the student will possess essential nursing skills. Emphasis is placed on nursing foundations in the healthcare environment, communication techniques, developmental and psychosocial concerns, health promotion, infection control, fundamental nursing care, and psychomotor nursing skills. The student will demonstrate competency in performing basic nursing skills for client populations with common health alterations, to include vital signs, different medication administration, and drug dosage calculations. Semester Credit Hours 6.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 105.00 Prerequisites: SC 146 Anatomy and Physiology I , PN 111 Patient Assessment  and PN 112 Pharmacology . Corequisite: PN 109 Foundations of Nursing Clinical .
  
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    PN 109 - Foundations of Nursing Clinical


    Students will begin their orientation in caring for adult (elderly) clients. They will actively participate in the daily care for the client, including bed-making and assisting with hygiene, providing nutrition, ambulation, and companionship. The student will become familiar with wound care in this client and will use communication techniques in this lonely patient population. Semester Credit Hours 1.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: SC 146 Anatomy and Physiology I , PN 111 Patient Assessment , and PN 112 Pharmacology . Corequisite: PN 108 Foundations of Nursing .
  
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    PN 111 - Patient Assessment


    This course provides students with the opportunity to learn content and skills related to taking histories and providing physical examinations. Students have the opportunity to practice communication techniques related to taking histories and skills required to perform accurate physical examinations. Learning opportunities are directed toward all age groups with a focus on the adult population. Emphasis is placed on the identification, clustering, and analysis of symptoms. Assessment will focus on physical and psychosocial aspects of functioning as well as the process of growth and development. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills in relation to the identification and analysis of health alterations. Formulation of pertinent nursing diagnoses and related documentation will be stressed. Semester Credit Hours 1.50 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: SC 146 Anatomy and Physiology I .
  
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    PN 112 - Pharmacology


    This course introduces students to the science of pharmacology. Emphasis is placed on the basic pharmacologic concepts related to the delivery of medications, dosage calculations, forms and techniques of administration, and safe practice. Learning activities are designed to ensure competence in both oral and written communication regarding drugs and their administration. Semester Credit Hours 1.50 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: MA 109 College Algebra  with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: None.
  
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    PN 121 - Practical Nursing I


    This course introduces basic concepts which provide an overview of the health profession and healthcare delivery systems. Nursing behaviors, such as the nursing process, communication techniques, and legal and ethical responsibilities, are introduced. Concepts, such as nutrition, grief, health promotion, safety, self, sensory perception, sleep, and stress are discussed. Cultural diversity and growth and development across the lifespan of populations will be emphasized. 85.00 clock hours. Prerequisite: None Corequisites: SC 143 Body Structure and Function (Clock Hour Course)  and SC 143L Body Structure and Function Lab (Clock Hour Course) .
  
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    PN 122 - Practical Nursing II^


    This course introduces additional basic concepts necessary for the provision of safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse populations across the lifespan. A nursing process approach is used to emphasize nursing skills, and medication administration is integrated and applied in the nursing laboratory. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to provide quality nursing care in the clinical setting. 205.00 clock hours. Prerequisites: PN 121 Practical Nursing I .  Corequisite: None.
  
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    PN 123 - Practical Nursing III^


    This course is designed to further develop and enhance concepts related to the nursing care of ill patients. A nursing process approach is utilized to emphasize evidence-based practice, critical thinking, teaching/learning, nursing behaviors, communication, and collaboration of care. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to provide safe, patient-centered nursing care to developmentally and culturally diverse populations in the acute care, long-term, or community settings. 235.00 clock hours. Prerequisite: PN 122 Practical Nursing II^  and PN 121 Practical Nursing I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PN 124 - Practical Nursing IV^


    This course is designed to augment previously learned concepts and introduce care of the family unit. The nursing process is utilized to emphasize critical thinking, learning, professional behaviors, communication, collaboration, lifespan development, family, and health as a continuum. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to provide safe community and acute nursing care to the family unit throughout the wellness/illness cycle. 167.00 clock hours. Prerequisite: PN 122 Practical Nursing II^  and PN 121 Practical Nursing I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PN 125 - Practical Nursing V^


    This course is designed to broaden concepts related to nursing care of ill clients. The nursing process is used to expand upon previously learned concepts for the provision of safe, patient-centered nursing care to developmentally and culturally diverse populations. This course emphasizes critical thinking, teaching/learning, nursing behaviors, communication, and collaboration of care. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to provide safe, holistic nursing care for one or more ill clients in the acute care, long-term, or community settings 240.00 clock hours. Prerequisite: PN 123 Practical Nursing III^ . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PN 126 - Practical Nursing VI^


    This course provides a clinical practicum for the application of concepts learned throughout the program. Critical thinking, teaching/learning, nursing behaviors, communication, collaboration, coordination of care, skills/technology, and professional development are embodied and exhibited. The student engages in the application of the nursing process in collaboration with the preceptor who guides the clinical experience. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to provide safe, individualized entry-level nursing care for a practical nurse. 265.00 clock hours. Prerequisite: PN 125 Practical Nursing V^ . Corequisite: PN 127 Practical Nursing VII .
  
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    PN 127 - Practical Nursing VII


    This course provides the student with the opportunity to assess his/her strengths and areas for improvement in preparation for the NCLEX-PN®. Utilizing critical thinking and the nursing process, integration of all previous concepts will be emphasized through the use of case studies, integrated testing, and directed study. 18.00 clock hours. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: PN 126 Practical Nursing VI^ .
  
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    PN 212 - Medical Surgical Nursing


    This course provides content instruction on the care of adults experiencing alterations in health, using a body systems approach. Focus is placed on recognizing and performing appropriate nursing interventions and developing critical thinking skills required to provide effective nursing care in a safe manner. Concepts of nutrition, communication, cultural diversity, legal/ethical issues, and psychosocial concerns are suitably integrated throughout the course. Content also includes health promotion and patient teaching, with emphasis on the nursing process, nursing evaluation and interventions, and pharmacology and therapeutic communication. Semester Credit Hours 6.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 90.00 Prerequisites: PN 108 Foundations of Nursing  and PN 109 Foundations of Nursing Clinical . Corequisite: PN 213 Medical Surgical Nursing Clinical .
  
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    PN 213 - Medical Surgical Nursing Clinical


    This medical surgical nursing clinical allows the student a hands-on experience in caring for patients with different disease processes and undergoing different surgical procedures. Students will recognize and apply appropriate nursing interventions to care for specific clients in these populations, both pre-operatively and post-operatively. The student will demonstrate knowledge in regards to normal versus abnormal findings and intervene appropriately according to hospital policy and procedure protocols. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 90.00 Prerequisites: PN 108 Foundations of Nursing  and PN 109 Foundations of Nursing Clinical . Corequisite: PN 212 Medical Surgical Nursing .
  
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    PN 222 - Maternal and Child Nursing


    This course focuses on content related to the practical nurse to meet physiological, psychosocial, cultural, and developmental needs of maternal and child clients. Antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care are emphasized. Content related to complications of pregnancy, newborn care, growth and development, pediatric care, and health alterations of the pediatric client are presented. Nutritional and pharmacological needs, as well as content related to cultural diversity, are presented. Healthcare technology, communication, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, critical thinking, and the nursing process are integrated throughout course content. Students will utilize the nursing process and develop and implement nursing care plans to provide nursing care for maternal and newborn clients. Semester Credit Hours 3.00semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: PN 212 Medical Surgical Nursing  and PN 213 Medical Surgical Nursing Clinical . Corequisite: PN 223 Maternal and Child Nursing Clinical .
  
  
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    PN 228 - Adult/Child Nursing


    This course emphasizes care of the client throughout the life span. The course is designed to assist the student in addressing complex alterations in health. Additional content is provided on care of the client experiencing burns, cancer, and emergent conditions. Care of the adult and child are integrated throughout the course. Semester Credit Hours 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisites: PN 212 Medical Surgical Nursing  and PN 213 Medical Surgical Nursing Clinical . Corequisite: PN 229 Adult/Child Nursing Clinical .
  
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    PN 229 - Adult/Child Nursing Clinical


    The student will observe, assess, and participate in the care of the adult client who has experienced traumatic life situations. Clients who have fallen victim to emergent life crises, as well as those diagnosed with cancer, will be the main focus of this part of clinical. The pediatric client will receive most attention during the clinical course. Students will assess the pediatric client in both tertiary and primary care settings. Through observation and participation, the student will become familiar with common childhood illnesses and their treatment. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 135.00 Prerequisites: PN 212 Medical Surgical Nursing  and PN 213 Medical Surgical Nursing Clinical . Corequisite: PN 228 Adult/Child Nursing .
  
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    PN 246 - Mental Health/Geriatric Nursing


    The mental health component of this course discusses the care of adults and the elderly with disorders requiring psychiatric management. Topics include therapeutic communication skills, normal and abnormal behaviors, treatment modalities, and developmental needs across the life span. The geriatric component presents the theories and concepts of aging, the physiologic and psychosocial changes and problems associated with the process, and appropriate nursing interventions. Additional content includes appropriate communication techniques, nutritional needs, legal and ethical issues, and end-of-life care. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: PN 212 Medical Surgical Nursing  and PN 213 Medical Surgical Nursing Clinical . Corequisite: PN 247 Mental Health/Geriatric Nursing Clinical .
  
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    PN 247 - Mental Health/Geriatric Nursing Clinical


    The clinical portion of this course exposes students to adults suffering from psychiatric disorders. The student will observe and participate in various therapeutic modalities used in the treatment of such illnesses. The student will concentrate on using appropriate interpersonal relationship skills as well as identifying and actively participating in care of patients with various mental disorders. Semester Credit Hours 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: PN 212 Medical Surgical Nursing  and PN 213 Medical Surgical Nursing Clinical . Corequisite: PN 246 Mental Health/Geriatric Nursing .
  
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    PN 255 - NCLEX-PN Review


    This course provides the student with knowledge to make the transition from student to practical nurse. The course covers essential nursing content from all core clinical areas, the nursing process, and client needs categories. Students will have the opportunity to develop and improve their test-taking skills through computer simulations and practice tests. Extensive student performance evaluation is provided throughout the course to aid in identifying and strengthening necessary content areas. Semester Credit Hours 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisite: Final course. Corequisite: None.

Psychology

  
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    PS 101 - Psychology


    This course will introduce a psychological analysis of human behavior. Students will learn to apply a variety of theoretical perspectives in interpreting human behavior. Topics may include: psychological research methods; stages of human development; learning theories; personality; and abnormal psychology. Semester Credit Hours 3.00; 45/0/0/45 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    PS 105 - Developmental Psychology


    Students will learn to apply a variety of theoretical perspectives to examine the physical, cognitive, and psychological aspects of development from conception through death. Topics may include but are not limited to: effects of drugs on prenatal care, parenting styles, language acquisition, personality and social/emotional development, gender development, and aging and elder care. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 45.00. Prerequisites: PS 101 Psychology . Corequisite: None
  
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    PS 310 - Industrial Psychology


    This course will survey issues related to accelerating change and increasing complexity of organizational management. Principles of industrial psychology will be used to explore concepts in job analysis, personnel selection, workplace training, candidate placement, and employee appraisal. Topics may include: the role of research in addressing organizational issues, application of performance metrics, the effects of workplace conditions, compliance with employment law, leadership development, and the roles of well-being and motivation in performance. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: PS 101 Psychology . Corequisite: None.

Physical Therapist Assistant

  
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    PT 105 - Principles of Physical Therapist Assistant Practice


    This course is a synopsis of the historical, philosophical, and organizational context of the physical therapy profession within the healthcare delivery system. Students will be instructed on how to establish therapeutic communication, business practices, and personal and professional development. The course will introduce professional ethics and healthcare literature as well as investigate the scope and practice of the physical therapist assistant and their role within the physical therapy profession. Students will discuss the personal and professional qualities of the healthcare provider, communication needs, professional ethics, cultural diversity, and the psychological aspects of treatment. The course will overview observation, interviewing, and medical note-writing techniques including medical terminology, review of various assessments and formats for treatment plans, progress notes, and discharge summaries. Emphasis will be given on writing style, reimbursement guidelines, and legal aspects of note writing.  Students will be able to observe and apply concepts taught in class through an observational clinical experience.   Semester Credit Hours 4.00 Semester Credit Hours.  Lecture Contact Hours: 60. Lab Contact Hours: 0. Clinical Contact Hours: 0. Prerequisites: SC 246 Anatomy and Physiology II . Corequisite: PT 116 Pathophysiology for Physical Therapist Assistants .
  
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    PT 110 - Functional Kinesiology


    Through integrated laboratory and lecture, this course will instruct students on the science of movement. Functional anatomy and physiology will be reviewed. Students will be instructed on descriptive terminology as it relates to kinesiology. Biomechanical principles will be discussed and applied. The relationship of these principles to the hip, knee, ankle, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand, lower extremity, head, neck, and trunk will be explored in detail. Students will be introduced to range of motion and palpation of bony prominences, joints, and muscles. An in-depth analysis of human movement, with emphasis on typical gait and posture, will be incorporated into the course. Semester Credit Hours 4.00 Semester Credit Hours. Lecture Contact Hours: 30. Lab Contact Hours: 60. Clinical Contact Hours: 0. Prerequisites: PT 105 Principles of Physical Therapist Assistant Practice  and PT 116 Pathophysiology for Physical Therapist Assistants . Corequisite: PT 130 Basic Patient Care .
  
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    PT 116 - Pathophysiology for Physical Therapist Assistants


    Pathophysiology includes the study of diseases and disorders commonly seen in physical therapy practice. This course is an overview of the etiology, manifestations, and treatment of significant diseases; emphasis will be on the musculoskeletal, nervous, and cardiopulmonary systems. The pharmacological interventions for common system dysfunctions treated in the physical therapy profession will be discussed and presented. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 Semester Credit Hours. Lecture Contact Hours: 45. Lab Contact Hours: 0. Clinical Contact Hours: 0. Prerequisites: SC 246 Anatomy and Physiology II . Corequisite: PT 105 Principles of Physical Therapist Assistant Practice .
  
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    PT 130 - Basic Patient Care


    Through integrated lecture, laboratory, and integrated clinical experiences, students will be instructed on basic healthcare skills used in physical therapy including practice in wheelchair management, body mechanics, transfers, gait training, infection control, and first aid skills. Students will be introduced to issues involving the physical environment and architectural barriers. They will also be introduced to the measurement of anthropometrical characteristics, vital signs, range of motion, and pain. This course includes identification of anatomical structures as well as therapeutic intervention using adaptive/assistive devices, soft tissue manipulation, massage, stretches, and joint range of motion techniques. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 Semester Credit Hours. Lecture Contact Hours: 15. Lab Contact Hours: 57: Clinical Contact Hours: 5. Prerequisites: PT 105 Principles of Physical Therapist Assistant Practice  and PT 116 Pathophysiology for Physical Therapist Assistants . Corequisite: PT 110 Functional Kinesiology .
  
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    PT 140 - Therapeutic Modalities


    Students will participate in lectures and integrated laboratory experiences to explore therapeutic intervention utilizing physical agents including heat, cold, light, sound, water, electricity, and electromagnetic waves in the treatment of acute and chronic diseases and injuries. Students will be introduced to wound care, burn care, and infection control. Emphasis will be on the application and safe, appropriate use of treatment modalities. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 Semester Credit Hours. Lecture Contact Hours: 30. Lab Contact Hours: 30. Clinical Contact Hours: 0. Prerequisites: PT 110 Functional Kinesiology  and PT 130 Basic Patient Care . Corequisite: PT 151 Therapeutic Exercise .
  
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    PT 151 - Therapeutic Exercise


    Through integrated lab, lecture, and an integrated clinical experience, this course will instruct students on therapeutic exercise, including basic principles of exercise and basic assessment skills pertaining to joint and muscle function. Emphasis will be on the implementation and progression of exercise programs for correction of specific conditions, muscle weakness, and joint limitations as well as goniometric and manual muscle-testing assessment. The laboratory experience and integrated clinical experience will give students hands-on experience with the techniques being taught, (e.g., strengthening, range of motion, stretching, or conditioning exercises) as well as balance, coordination, posture, or training. Students will also have hands-on experience with measuring vital signs, pain, muscle strength, muscle length, and range of motion. They will have an opportunity to practice and master the skills necessary prior to a full-time clinical education experience. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 Semester Credit Hours. Lecture Contact Hours: 30. Lab Contact Hours: 27. Clinical Contact Hours: 5. Prerequisites: PT 110 Functional Kinesiology  and PT 130 Basic Patient Care . Corequisite: PT 140 Therapeutic Modalities .
  
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    PT 210 - Clinical Practicum Preparation


    This practicum preparation course provides preparation for clinical experiences with topics such as the roles and responsibilities of the physical therapist assistant (PTA), review of patient charts, and confidentiality. Students will be accompanied by faculty to clinical sites for an integrated clinical experience. Semester Credit Hours 1.00 Semester Credit Hour. Lecture Contact Hours: 14. Lab Contact Hours: 0. Clinical Contact Hours: 5. Prerequisites: PT 220 Orthopedic Patient Care  and PT 251 Neurological Patient Care . Corequisites: PT 240 Patient Care for Special Populations  and PT 260 Professional Issues .
  
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    PT 220 - Orthopedic Patient Care


    Through integrated lecture and laboratory experiences, students will be instructed on physical therapy techniques used in the assessment and intervention of patients with orthopedic disorders, including post-operative care and appropriate therapeutic intervention. Students will continue to study therapeutic exercise as intervention for specific orthopedics cases. Focus will be on principles and application of progressive-resistive exercise, taping techniques, orthotics, prosthetics, and exercise progression. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 Semester Credit Hours. Lecture Contact Hours: 30. Lab Contact Hours: 30. Clinical Contact Hours: 0. Prerequisites: PT 140 Therapeutic Modalities  and PT 151 Therapeutic Exercise . Corequisite: PT 251 Neurological Patient Care .
  
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    PT 240 - Patient Care for Special Populations


    Through integrated lecture and laboratory experiences, students will be instructed on physical therapy techniques used in the assessment and intervention for special patient populations, including cardiovascular, pulmonary, geriatrics, amputees, bariatrics, lymphedema, women’s health, and incontinence. Students will discuss pathology, impairments, functional limitations, and the corresponding disability related to the patient populations. The role of physical therapist assistants within special populations will also be discussed. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 Semester Credit Hours. Lecture Contact Hours: 30. Lab Contact Hours: 30. Clinical Contact Hours: 0. Prerequisites: PT 220 Orthopedic Patient Care  and PT 251 Neurological Patient Care . Corequisites: PT 210 Clinical Practicum Preparation  and PT 260 Professional Issues .
  
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    PT 251 - Neurological Patient Care


    Through integrated lecture, laboratory, and clinical experiences, students will be instructed on physical therapy techniques used in the assessment and intervention of adult and pediatric patients with congenital and acquired neurological disorders. Students will discuss pathology, impairments, functional limitations, and the corresponding disability-related patient populations such as cerebrovascular accident (CVA), spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), muscular dystrophy (MD), cerebral palsy (CP), spina bifida, and other neurological disorders, including neurodegenerative disorders.  The laboratory experience and integrated clinical experience will give students hands-on experience with the techniques being taught in class. Semester Credit Hours 4.00 Semester Credit Hours. Lecture Contact Hours: 30. Lab Contact Hours: 57. Clinical Contact Hours: 5. Prerequisites: PT 140 Therapeutic Modalities  and PT 151 Therapeutic Exercise . Corequisite: PT 220 Orthopedic Patient Care .
  
  
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    PT 271 - Clinical Practicum I


    This initial clinical experience provides students with opportunities to improve their data collection skills and reinforce intervention techniques and concepts of proper body mechanics, therapist safety, and client safety. Students will also improve communication skills, including documentation of goals, intervention plans, and patient progress. Semester Credit Hours 6.00 Semester Credit Hours. Lecture Contact Hours: 0. Lab Contact Hours: 0. Clinical Contact Hours: 270. Prerequisites: PT 240 Patient Care for Special Populations , PT 210 Clinical Practicum Preparation  PT 260 Professional Issues . Corequisite: None.
  
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    PT 281 - Clinical Practicum II


    This final clinical experience provides students with further opportunities to improve their data collection skills and reinforce intervention techniques and concepts of proper body mechanics, therapist safety, and client safety. Students will also further improve communication skills, including documentation of goals, intervention plans, and patient progress. Semester Credit Hours 6.00 Semester Credit Hours. Lecture Contact Hours: 0. Lab Contact Hours: 0. Clinical Contact Hours: 270. Prerequisite: PT 271 Clinical Practicum I . Corequisite: None.

Remedial

  
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    RE 090 - TEAS Readiness


    This course will review basic written and oral communication in professional writing, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. Topics will include paragraphing, basic essay writing, basic math statements, an overview of scientific principles, the metric system, body system structure and function, and testing in professional nursing. Students who successfully complete this course will have the foundation necessary to succeed in the nursing program. Students will take the most current version of the TEAS test upon completion of the course. Those who make the TEAS minimum cut score for “Proficiency” level will be admitted into the Nursing Program. Semester Credit Hours 0.00 credit hours - 2 contact hours per week. Contact Hours: 0.00

Radiologic Technology

  
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    RT 102 - Introduction to Radiography


    This course is an introduction to the basic principles of radiography and the role of the radiographer in the health care system.  Principles and policies of health care organizations are presented along with legal and ethical standards and the professional responsibilities of health care providers.  The basic operation of radiographic equipment, radiation safety, and image production are also introduced. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: SC 146 Anatomy and Physiology I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    RT 107 - Methods of Patient Care


    This course is an introduction to the basic skills and techniques in the provision of quality patient care. Included are key concepts in communication, patient assessment, emergency care, aseptic technique, patient safety, basic venipuncture, and pharmacology. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: SC 146 Anatomy and Physiology I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    RT 112 - Principles of Radiography I


    This course is the study of the physics of radiation production including basic atomic structure, the characteristics of electromagnetism, electromagnetic radiation, and photon interactions with matter. Included are technical elements involved in radiographic image production, including manipulation of exposure techniques, radiographic imaging equipment, quality factors, and controlling elements for optimal image production. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: MA 109 College Algebra  , RT 102 Introduction to Radiography , and RT 107 Methods of Patient Care . Corequisite: None.
  
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    RT 115 - Radiographic Procedures I


    This is the initial course in radiographic patient positioning.   This course includes the study of patient body habitus, positioning, radiographic anatomy, equipment manipulation, radiographic techniques and evaluation of radiographic image quality for body areas covered.  This course includes radiographic imaging of the chest, abdomen, and upper extremity.  Critical thinking and communication skills as related to procedure performance, patient care, and radiation protection are emphasized. Semester Credit Hours 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: SC 246 Anatomy and Physiology II . Corequisite: RT 115L Radiographic Procedures I Lab .
  
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    RT 115L - Radiographic Procedures I Lab


    This lab is a demonstration of procedures in conjunction with RT115, utilizing radiographic imaging equipment in the radiography lab. Procedures practiced and demonstrated include the thorax, abdomen, and upper extremities as well as basics of equipment set-up, manipulation, digital processing, technique selection, and application of appropriate radiation protection techniques. Semester Credit Hours 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisite: SC 246 Anatomy and Physiology II . Corequisite: RT 115 Radiographic Procedures I .
  
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    RT 122 - Principles of Radiography II


    This course is a continuation of the concepts of physics as applicable to electromagnetic radiation and radiographic image production, incorporating the principles of radiobiology and radiation protection. Included are the technical elements involved in digital image production, quality assurance, and the principles of fluoroscopic imaging. Semester Credit Hours 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisite: RT 112 Principles of Radiography I . Corequisite: None.
  
  
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    RT 131L - Radiographic Procedures II Lab


    This lab is a demonstration of procedures in conjunction with RT131, utilizing radiographic imaging equipment in the radiography lab.  Procedures practiced and demonstrated include the extremities and the spine. Students will also continue to use and improve on equipment handling and patient manipulation skills learned in prior courses. Semester Credit Hours 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: RT 102 Introduction to Radiography  and RT 115 /RT 115L Radiographic Procedures I Lab . Corequisite: RT 131 Radiographic Procedures II .
  
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    RT 135 - Radiologic Clinical Education I


    This course is a supervised clinical experience and competency evaluation. Emphasis is placed on radiation protection, patient care, equipment manipulation, radiographic technique, image processing, and image quality evaluation. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 135.00 Prerequisites: RT 115 /RT 115L Radiographic Procedures I Lab . Corequisite: None.
  
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    RT 146 - Radiological Clinical Education II


    This course is a continuation of supervised clinical experience and competency evaluation. Emphasis is placed on radiation protection, patient care, equipment manipulation, radiographic technique, image processing, and image quality evaluation. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 135.00 Prerequisite: RT 135 Radiologic Clinical Education I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    RT 156 - Radiological Clinical Education III


    This course is a continuation of supervised clinical experience. Emphasis is on performing more advanced procedures and demonstrating improving levels of performance on previously demonstrated procedures and skills. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 135.00 Prerequisite: RT 146 Radiological Clinical Education II . Corequisite: None.
 

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