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Introduction to Healthcare Professions
The course is an introduction to various aspects of the health care field. Students will explore a variety of health-related disciplines and create an academic plan for their chosen career path. Specific healthcare pathways available at Carthage will be looked at more thoroughly. The concept of inter-professional practice will be introduced and strategies implemented. Students will have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning activities.Prerequisite: None
Structural kinesiology is the study of the muscles as they are involved in movement. This class will cover in detail the origin, insertion, function, and innervation of the major skeletal muscles as they relate to human movement. Prerequisite: AHS 1020
The course provides the student with the fundamental knowledge of the concepts of health informatics and how technology can be used in the delivery of healthcare.
Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare
The course will provide a framework for the healthcare student to systematically review the best evidence to make informed choices and improve patient outcomes. Prerequisite: EXS 2330
The student is given the opportunity to apply methods of scholarly research mastered in Evidenced Base Practice in Healthcare to healthcare issues found in the physically active population. The student is expected to write a literature review on a faculty-approved topic. Prerequisite: AHS4469
Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Professional I (LAB SCI)
This course, the first in a two-part sequence, is designed to allow the learner to explore foundational concepts of human anatomy and physiology. The course emphasizes the integration of anatomical structure with physiologic function and processes. This course does not count toward the biology major and is not designed for BIO, NEU, or CHM majors. This course is designed for students in Nursing, Athletic Training, and Pre-Health. This course includes a laboratory. Prerequisite: None
Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Professional II (LAB SCI)
This course, the second in a two-part sequence, is designed to allow the learner to explore foundational concepts of human anatomy and physiology, focusing on the selected body systems. The course emphasizes the integration of anatomical structure with physiologic function and processes. This course does not count toward the biology major and is not designed for BIO, NEU, or CHM majors. This course includes a laboratory. Prerequisite: BIO 2010 with a C- or higher
General Chemistry I (LAB SCI)
The basic principles and concepts of chemistry, including atomic structure, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, gas laws, thermochemistry, and periodic classification of the elements. Lecture, three periods; laboratory, three periods.
General Chemistry II (LAB SCI)
A study of chemical and ionic equilibria, kinetics, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and acid-base chemistry. Lecture, three periods; laboratory, three periods. Prerequisite: CHM 1010 with at least a C-, departmental approval, or two years of high school chemistry with an average grade of B. A grade of C or better in CHM 1020 provides credit for CHM 1010
Applied Statistics for Health and Human Service
This course presents a practical approach to utilizing statistics in situations encountered in the health and human services professions. Fundamental statistical theories and concepts are presented to help students understand the rationale and purpose of using statistical computations.
Physiology of Exercise
An analysis of the effects of exercise on the human body, with an emphasis placed on scientific research and the implications for exercise/sport prescription and programming. Prerequisite: BIO 1040 or BIO 2010
Physics I (LAB SCI)
This non-calculus-based course provides an introduction to the essentials of mechanics, heat, and sound for students with no prior training in physics or chemistry. PHY 2100 in combination with 2110 is the preferred sequence for majors in health and life sciences. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: High school algebra