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This course introduces prefixes, suffixes, and word roots used in the language of medicine. Topics include medical vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected systems.


Introduction to anatomy and physiology has three unifying themes: the relationship between physiology and anatomy, the interrelationship among organs and systems and the relationship of each organ system and homeostasis. This course is organized by body systems in a sequence to facilitate understanding as well as to correlate with other courses

This course provides an overview of the health care delivery system. Content will include health occupations, roles and responsibilities of the health care team, consumer rights, legal and ethical guidelines, communication skills, safety and security procedures, infection control and knowledge of blood borne diseases. This course and lab also includes current nutritional concepts, application to health promotion and disease prevention. Therapeutic diets, resources, cultural diversity and key elements to consider for food serving preparation and storage are taught. The importance of nutrition to the human body and its functions throughout the life cycles is taught. Examination to theories, concepts, and trends related to human life cycle from birth to death. Emphasis will be placed on physical, psychosocial, emotional and cognitive development of the individual, including factors influencing changes that occur during each life stage.

This course builds on the concepts and principles taught in Nursing Roles I and introduces basic nursing skills and techniques based on the roles and values of nursing within a nursing process framework.

Nursing skills are developed, applied and practiced in the nursing skills laboratory. Technology is used to reinforce application of content through patient care scenarios.



This course examines nursing theory and practice in pharmacology in the health care setting. The focus is upon the application of concepts to assist individuals to meet their goals and challenges across their lifespan. This course introduces the study of drugs, drug standards and legislation, and is designed to provide the nursing students with a basic background of drug classifications, actions, dosages, and side effects. A variety of nursing practice settings will be explored. Learning experience will be provided which relates mental health, geriatric, community health concepts and medical and surgical patient issues. This course includes basic drugs and reviews the mathematical computations that are necessary for safe administration in the clinical setting. Drug therapy will be integrated throughout the curriculum. Students will demonstrate safe techniques of medication administration in the skills laboratory prior to administering medications in the clinical area. Emphasis will be on the care of the aging adult whose normal lines of defense have been invaded by stressors to the degree that hospitalization in secondary or extended care facilities may be necessary.