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AH 115 Healthcare Career Strategies

Lecture Hours: 2
Credits: 2

Presents an applied approach to the introduction of health careers. Includes health career options and preparation requirements, professional and ethical behavior, teamwork and leadership, customer service, health promotion, and wellness. Integrates academic success strategies with healthcare applications. Recognize life-threatening emergencies and provide basic life support.

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Evaluate health career options, career potential, and preparation for health careers. 
  2. Explain the characteristics of healthcare professionals including, professional and ethical behavior, teamwork, leadership skills, and customer service. 
  3. Apply the principles and methods of health promotion and wellness. 
  4. Comply with preventive health and safety requirements so as to protect others and self 
  5. Apply success strategies to the academic environment in order to enhance learning effectiveness. 
  6. Demonstrate skill proficiency in CPR and first aid.  

Content Outline
  • Healthcare Careers 
    • Career exploration 
    • Levels of preparation 
    • Credentialing requirements 
    • Future career potential 
  • Characteristics of the Health Care Professional 
    • Professional behavior 
    • Teamwork 
    • Leadership skills 
    • Customer service 
  • Health Promotion and Wellness 
    • Maintaining personal health 
    • Wellness and prevention 
    • Stress management 
  • Academic Success Strategies 
    • Study skills 
    • Budget preparation 
    • Library and online resources 
    • Math competency 
    • Introduction to insurance 
    • Introduction to medical terminology 
  • BLS and First Aid 
    • Introduction to BLS 
    • Bleeding and wound care