Course Index

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COM 230/245 LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN HEALTHCARE

COM 230        SPANISH
COM 245        SIGN LANGUAGE

Access to healthcare is greatly affected by one's command of language.  Students in this course engage in the exploration of language and culture then apply these concepts to the healthcare environment through service-learning and community engagement.  Students develop practical communication skills that enable effective cross-cultural work with health professionals and clients with backgrounds different from their own.

  • Credits: 3.0

COM 230 LANGUAGE & CULTURE IN HEALTH CARE: SPANISH

Access to healthcare is greatly affected by one's command of language.  Students in this course engage in the exploration of language and culture then apply these concepts to the healthcare environment through service-learning and community engagement.  Students develop practical communication skills that enable effective cross-cultural work with health professionals and clients with backgrounds different from their own.

  • Credits: 3.0

COM 101 ENGLISH COMPOSITION

This course provides instruction and practice in writing, with emphasis on the recursive processes of generating, drafting, revising and editing. Students develop skills in producing and evaluating written communications in private and public contexts.

  • Credits: 3.0

COM 045 COLLEGE SUCCESS STRATEGIES

This course is for students in the Bridge to Healthcare Program. It covers topics that are essential for success in college, both in and outside of the classroom. The coruse will use resources from several sources, including "OnCourse," "First in the Family," "SOAR" method, and "PERSIST."

  • Credits: 0.0

COM 025 READING COMPREHENSION

The focus of this course is on academic reading skills. Literal comprehension, vocabulary development and critical reading skills are presented in an academic context.

  • Credits: 1.0

COM 430 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

This course focuses on the particular ways in which writers apply the writing process to genres used regularly by healthcare professionals and utilize research to enhance patient outcomes. Writing assignments will develop students' skills in writing formal correspondence, completing proposals, including effective visual components in formal documents, and completing "Research Evaluation and Utilization Reports", which include recommendations for evidence-based practice in particular settings.

  • Credits: 3.0

CVS 213 PRINCIPLES OF EKG

This course will focus on EKG theory and interpretation. The student will learn how to perform an EKG on a patient, as well as learning to recognize basic rhythms and the components of an EKG. Students will also review case studies throughout this course.

  • Credits: 2.0

CVS 219 MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS FOR ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

This course addresses a broad range of topics related to professional ethics and law including application of ethical principles, theories and models related to incidence and prevention of medical mistakes and state and federal laws that affect sonographers

  • Credits: 3.0

CVS 220 ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY I

This course is designed to explore the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and imaging techniques of the Cardiac system.  Students will describe the different views needed for an echocardiogram and be able to recognize characteristics of normal valves by 2D, color Doppler, and Doppler.

  • Credits: 3.0

CVS 220L ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY I LAB

The laboratory course will be used to enhance and reinforce material taught didactically in CVS 221. Students will learn scanning techniques in the laboratory on real-time ultrasound equipment. Correlation of theory to practice will be measured through attendance, scanning assignments and competency exams over the course of the semester.

  • Credits: 1.0