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									                                  Required Courses for Phlebotomy

HESC Introduction to the Health Care System                              Lec. 1 Lab. 0 Cr. 1
1003 This course is designed to introduce persons with an interest in healthcare delivery to the
     healthcare system. The information in this course will focus on the history of health care. Other
     areas of interest are the financial aspects of health care; providers of health care; legal and
     ethical issues of health care; and health care as a profession. Recommended for pre-nursing
     students and other students interested in health care delivery.

HESC Client Care Interactions                                            Lec. 2 Lab. 0 Cr. 2
1004 Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL 1001. This course provides for the study of concepts in client
     care interactions. The use of communication skills with patients, families, and health team
     members is stressed. Emphasis is placed on the caregiver’s development of skills to promote
     positive relationships with clients across the life span.

HESC Phlebotomy                                                          Lec. 3 Lab. 12 Cr. 7
1005 Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or higher in HESC 1003 and 1004; a grade of “C” or higher or
     enrollment in HESC 1400. The phlebotomy course is designed to prepare a clinical practitioner
     whose primary function is to obtain, process, and transport blood specimens. Emphasis is on
     venipuncture and micro-collection techniques. Infection control, safety, total quality management,
     departmental management, medical-legal issues, and professionalism are topics included to
     prepare the student to assume the role of the phlebotomist in the medical laboratory.
     Supervised clinical phlebotomy experience is provided in a variety of health care settings. Upon
     satisfactory completion of the course, the student is qualified to participate in national
     examinations for phlebotomy certification.

HESC Health Terminology for Health Professionals                       Lec. 3 Lab. 0 Cr. 3
1010 A course designed to enable the student to understand and interpret complex medical terms by
     learning prefixes, suffixes, and root elements commonly used in a clinical setting; knowledge of
     these terms will enhance the student’s ability to understand frequently used medical terms
     relating to patient (client) care.


HESC Health Care Language Applications                                   Lec. 3 Lab. 0 Cr. 3
1400 Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL 1001. A comprehensive study of the complex language of health
     care, medical terminology, with practical applications. The body systems approach provides the
     learner with a strong foundation for interpretation of case reports, operative and diagnostic lists,
     autopsy reports, laboratory, and radiology reports. To broaden the understanding of applications
     of health care language, basic underlying concepts of anatomy, physiology and pathology are
     integrated with related medical terminology.

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