Courses Offered


HSCI 100 GENERAL HEALTH SCIENCE (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
A broad and comprehensive survey of factors that influence individual and community health. Examines the interaction between personal health choices & behaviors, social determinants of health, and environmental influences in community and personal health. Topics include chronic diseases, health disparities, mental health, drugs and addiction, stress management, sexual health, nutrition, exercise, healthcare systems and services, alternative medicine, grief and loss, and environmental health.  Transfer credit: UC; CSU (E1).


HSCI 130 HUMAN SEXUALITY (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Students explore and expand their understanding about the biological, interpersonal and socio-cultural dimensions of sex and sexuality. Topics include anatomy and physiology; psychosexual development; dating and relationships; gender expression; sexual orientations; pregnancy, childbirth and parenting; contraceptive methods; sexually transmitted infections; pleasure, arousal and sexual behavior; sexual violence and exploitation; commercial sex work; myths and misconceptions; and communication skills.  Transfer credit: UC; CSU (E1).

HSCI 150 DEATH AND DYING (3)

Three lecture hours per week. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836.

Course is designed to increase the knowledge, the understanding, and the coping with the problems of death and dying. Transfer credit: CSU (E1).


HSCI 180 GATEWAY TO HEALTH CAREERS (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester.
Introduction of skills, attributes and basic knowledge required for entry into various health care professions. Includes basic assessment, CPR, and math calculations used in health care. Emphasis on providing a foundation for future health career courses. Also listed as EMC. 180. Transfer credit: CSU.


HSCI 314 HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
@9/11.5:Introduction to the laws, regulations, standards, policies, procedures and early childhood education curriculum related to child health safety and nutrition. The key components that ensure physical health, mental health and safety for both children and staff will be identified along with the importance of collaboration with families and health professionals. Focus on integrating the concepts into everyday planning and program development for all children. <I>Also listed as ECE. 314. Transfer credit: CSU.<I>

HSCI 405 EMERGENCY CARE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS (3)

Three class hours per week.

Develops manipulative and problem solving skills necessary for the initial evaluation and stabilization of victims of emergency illness or trauma. Designed for persons who are interested in a career as a first responder to medical emergencies. Upon completion, student receives CPR and First Responder certificates.


HSCI 420 EKG TECHNOLOGY (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester and one eight-hour day in an EKG Department. Prerequisite: A valid Health Care Provider CPR Card.
Review of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology with emphasis on electro physiology. Interpretation of the normal and abnormal electrocardiogram. Laboratory and clinical site practice running a 12 lead EKG.

HSCI 435 PHARMACY TECHNICIAN TRAINING (11)

A total of 189 lecture hours plus two hours per week by arrangement. Recommended: Completion of ENGL 826 and READ 826 with grades of C or better, or equivalent; completion of MATH 811 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in CAOT 100, or the ability to word process at 20 wpm.

Introductory course in Pharmacy Technician Training. Topics include pharmacy practices and settings, duties of pharmacy technicians, laws and regulations, medical terms and calculations, drug identification, storage and dispensing, and drug packaging and labeling. Transfer credit: CSU.

HSCI 436 PHARMACY TECHNICIAN TRAINING CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass.)

A total of 96 clinical hours plus two hours per week by arrangement. Prerequisite: Completion of HSCI 435 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent; and negative result to an 8-12 panel drug screen test.

Introductory training in a clinical pharmacy setting. Training may be completed in a hospital or retail pharmacy. Students will perform the duties and functions of a pharmacy technician under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist or registered pharmacy technician. May be repeated once for credit. Transfer credit: CSU.


HSCI 484 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Designed to give students a basic background in medical terminology as used by medical transcriptionists, court reporters, law related occupations, and allied health occupations. The prefixes, roots, and suffixes of commonly used medical words are presented. Proper names of anatomical structures and their relationship to each other are covered by body system. Also listed as BUS. 485. Transfer credit: CSU.


HSCI 665 LIFE STYLES – HEALTH ISSUES (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 8 lecture hours for each .5 unit. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Explores contemporary topics or life styles as they relate to the health of individuals or society. Transfer credit: CSU (E1).

GATEWAY TO HEALTH CAREERS (3.0) An introductory course to prepare and/or interest students who may seek a career in health care. Includes basic assessment, CPR, and math calculations used in health care. Transfer: CSU.

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