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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. OR 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.