ENG 160: English Composition 1 or BUS 105: Introduction to Business Writing
Prerequisite: ENG 105
This English Composition 1 course is designed to help students master the traditional five-paragraph essay along with its variations. Students will learn how to support a thesis with specific evidence and how to write an effective introduction, conclusion, and title. Students will learn how to develop the nine patterns of essay development. Throughout the course, students will review all the basic grammar rules, and they will also review and apply proper APA Style.
HIT 107: Medical Terminology
This course is designed to teach the basics of medical terminology. Medical Terminology orients students to the accurate uses, definitions, spelling, and pronunciations of medical terms used in the health care field. Students will analyze terms while learning to divide them into suffixes, prefixes, and combining forms. Emphasis will be placed on relating medical terms to the structural organization of the body. Through practical applications, students will learn to link abnormal conditions and diseases with diagnostic tests and procedures. Additionally, students will be introduced to common medical abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols.
MAT 110: Beginning Algebra
Prerequisite: MAT 105
Beginning Algebra helps students learn the basic mathematical concepts of algebra before they move on to the next level in their mathematics curriculum. This Beginning Algebra course prepares students by having them apply some of the most common formulas and theorems.
MAT 120: College Algebra
Prerequisite: MAT 110
This College Algebra course provides students with a working knowledge of college-level algebra. Algebra is the study of equations, inequalities, and functions. This course concentrates on linear and quadratic equations, word problems, polynomials, and rational and radical equations. Students will also learn about graphs and applications of algebra to the real world.
BIO 106: Anatomy and Physiology**
Co-requisite: HIT 107**
This course will prepare students for the specificity required to interpret medical language while studying the human body. Students will possess an in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and laboratory medicine. The student will learn how to identify, pronounce, spell, locate, and understand anatomical terminology to describe the structure and function of the body, the major organ systems, and the relations of one part to another. The nature of disease processes including signs, symptoms, and etiology will be presented in detail for each organ system. Interventional treatment modalities have been linked accordingly in addition to clinical applications, research issues and trends, and related issues about health and well-being. With in-depth case study analysis, students will be able to apply their skills to better understand the anatomy and physiology of the human body.
MED 183: Pharmacy Technician
This Pharmacy Technician course is designed to teach the basics of the pharmacy technician profession and includes textbook readings with many in-depth exercises, step-by-step instruction, including media-assisted learning, and supplementary informational resources. The numerous topics that students will learn about include the essentials of medical history, pharmacy settings, drug regulation and administration, appropriate terminology, formulating and calculating prescriptions, biopharmaceutics, informational pharmacy resources, elements of patient interaction, varying pharmaceutical environments, and related issues.
MED 283: Pharmacy Calculations
Prerequisite: MAT 110 or MAT 120
This Pharmacy Calculations course is designed to teach the basics of pharmacy calculations and includes textbook readings with many practice exercises and step-by-step instructions, including media-assisted learning. Math is the central part of pharmaceutical care. Understanding mathematical concepts is critical to the success of the pharmacy technician. This course is enhanced with instructional webcasts that will help students learn how to perform the pharmaceutical calculations. Students will also learn how to calculate commonly encountered problems that are faced by the pharmacy technician working in the community pharmacy as well as the pharmacy technician working in the institutional pharmacy. The Pharmacy Calculations course will first focus on basic arithmetic and then will center on performing calculations for the community pharmacy calculations and will conclude with computing calculations for the institutional pharmacy.
BIO 268: Introduction to Pharmacology
This Introduction to Pharmacology course is designed to teach the basics of pharmacology. Students will learn to differentiate among drug classifications, terminology, spelling conventions, pronunciations, including a thorough review of mathematics and dosage calculations. Clinical implications and contraindications are reviewed for each body system. Special considerations are also discussed in detail for children, pregnant and nursing women, the aging patient population, end-of-life care, substance abuse, and herbal or alternative drug/herb interactions.
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