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Health Professions Courses

HSC 100 (1-0-1)

Introduction to the Health Professions

This course is designed to enhance the success of first- year students who are interested in a career in a health- related profession. It will assist students in making informed career choices by exposing them to a variety of health professions and the process necessary to become a health care professional. Also, students will be introduced to the tools and skills needed to become a successful college student, such as time management, learning styles, classroom expectations, support services, and orientation to the campus.

HSC 101 (3-0-3)

Introduction to Health Professions & Ethic

This course, designed for students interested in allied health careers, explores the basic concepts of the health professions including the delivery of health care and the laws governing the healthcare system. It presents a broad overview of the health professions and covers topics in ethics, workplace settings, terminology, and conduct with an emphasis on cultural competency. Guest speakers working within the healthcare system share their knowledge and expertise in a seminar setting. Students also examine the credentialing and licensing requirements of healthcare professions on a state and national level. This course culminates in individual student seminar presentations.