Georgia Allied Health Institute Buford

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Program Specific Classes

PCT

Patient Care Technician Courses

PCT 101: Patient Care Lec: 32/Lab: 46/Ext: 00 At the end of this program the student will be able to perform the following duties: Mastering vital signs, bathing, feeding, dressing, toileting, and ambulation, bed making and assisting the patient with all activities of daily living. OSHA Requirements for Patient care technician for safety training.

CAR 101: Career Development Lec: 22/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 The career preparation ensures that all
students have the academic background and technical skills essential to lead productive and successful lives as they enter the workforce. Students are prepared in the following areas: resume writing, interviewing skills, how to dress for an interview, and how to respond to interview questions.

MTY 101: Medical Terminology Lec: 36/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 The basic medical terminology course provides the framework needed before advanced medical terminology. It focuses on the components of a medical term and how to break down a term by simply knowing the prefix or suffix. The objective of this course is to learn the basic rules and elements of the medical term and to learn the medical terms related to the body structures.

MAP 201: Medical Anatomy and Physiology Lec: 32/Lab: 10/Ext: 00 This course will provide
students with a foundation to recognize medical terms using the four-word part approach (prefix, word root, suffix, combining vowel). Emphasis will be placed on improving written and oral communication skills pertaining to medical terminology. This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of basic anatomy, physiology, and pathology for the major body systems. Students will be introduced to each of the major body systems; structure, function, and disease of each system will be presented. Discussion about disease prevention, diagnostic procedures, and treatment modalities will also be included. Prerequisites: None

PHL 108: Phlebotomy Lec: 30/Lab: 34/Ext: 00 The course work covers phlebotomy-related topics
including the history of phlebotomy, health-care and laboratory structure, hospital staff and organization; Safety, Infection Control, Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy and Physiology with emphasis on the Circulatory, Lymphatic, and Immune System; Venipuncture Equipment, Routine Venipuncture, Dermal Puncture, Venipuncture Complications, Blood Collection in Special Populations, Arterial Blood Collection, Special Collections and Procedures, Special Non-Blood Collection Procedures, Specimen Transport, Handling, and Processing; Quality Phlebotomy, Legal Issue in Phlebotomy, and Point-of-Care Testing. OSHA Requirements for Phlebotomists with safety training.

EKG 101: EKG Lec: 50/Lab: 46/Ext: 00 This course covers various cardiopulmonary diagnostic testing
methods including 12-lead EKG procedures, obtaining a blood pressure, Holter monitor, and medical
terminology. CPR / AED and First Aid Certification.

CPR 101: CPR/AED & First Aid Training Lec: 04/Lab: 04/Ext: 00 This course covers core
material such as adult, pediatric, and infant CPR, one and two-rescuer scenarios, and use of bag valve
mask, foreign-body airway obstructions, AED, and barrier devices. The Heart saver First Aid course teaches choking for adults and children. Students will also learn how to manage illnesses and injuries in the first few minutes before professional help arrives. Course completion cards are issued for successfully completing a written and skills exam. Following American Heart Association guidelines.

PHL 101: Venipuncture Lec/20/Lab: 36/Ext: 00 This course focuses on the routine venipuncture
procedure including the tools that are available, steps in the procedure, recommendations for venipuncture site choices as well as sites to avoid, pre-analytic errors, and safety issues. A blood test is only as good as the specimen that is collected.

EXT 104: Externship Lec: 00/Lab: 00/Ext: 120 Clinical externships are provided at acute care and
long-term living sites after completing on-campus lab sessions. Clinical externships provide students with hands-on training with actual patients in the above-stated settings. Such tasks include vital signs, bathing, feeding, dressing, and toileting, and ambulation, bed making and assisting the patient with all activities of daily living.

UT

Ultrasound Technician Courses

DMS 101: Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation Lec: 140/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 The General Ultrasound Program Provides a Firm Foundation in the Basic Principles and Practices of Ultrasound Theory and Scanning Techniques. This course will cover Sound Production and Propagation, Interaction of sound in Matter, Instrument Options and Transducer Selection. Prerequisites: None

DMS 101L: Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation Lab Lec: 00/Lab: 48/Ext: 00 Students will be provided with Hands-on Laboratory Instruction in Equipment Operation including Evaluating Anatomic Structures in the Regions of Interest, Recognizing the Sonographic Appearance of Normal Tissue Structures, and Recognizing the Importance of, and Employ Ergonomically Correct Scanning Techniques. Prerequisites: None

DMS 102: Medical Terminology Lec: 96/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 During this Course, the Student will learn how to Comprehend and Employ Appropriate Medical Terminology, Abbreviations, Symbols, Terms, and Phrases that Will be Used in the Sonographic Setting. Prerequisites: None

DMS 103: Patient Care Lec: 96/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 This Course Prepares the Student to Provide Basic Patient Care and Comfort. Specific Concentrations will be Infection Control and Standard Precautions, Respond to Patient’s Needs, Identifying Life-Threatening Situations, Proper Patient Positioning, Spiritual/Cultural Needs HIPPA Policies, Medical Law and Ethics as well as Ergonomics. Prerequisites: None

DMS 201: Fundamentals of General Sonography I Lec: 140/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 During this Course, the Student will learn the Fundamentals of Abdominal Sonography along with the Anatomy and Pathophysiology of the Abdomen to Include: Anterior Abdominal Wall, Peritoneal Cavity, GI Tract, Abdominal Vasculature, Pancreas, Liver, Biliary System, Spleen, Kidneys, Adrenals, and Urinary Tract. The student will also be able to Obtain and Evaluate Pertinent Patient History and Physical Findings, Extend Standard Diagnostic Testing Protocol, Review Data from Current and Previous Exams to Produce a Summary of Findings, Recognize Examination Findings that Require Immediate Response and Notify the Interpreting Physician in the Concentrated Areas of Study. Prerequisites: DMS 101

DMS 201L: Fundamentals of General Sonography I Lab Lec: 00/Lab: 48/Ext: 00 During this Lab Duration, the Student Will Learn to Select the Appropriate Technique(s) for the Exam(s) being Performed, Adjust Instrument Controls to Optimize Image Quality, Perform Linear, Area, and Circumference, and Other Related Measurements from Sonographic Images or Data, Recognize and Compensate for Acoustical Artifacts, Utilize Appropriate Devices to Obtain Pertinent Documentation, Minimize Patient Exposure to Acoustic Energy, Apply Basic Physics: Master the Protocols of the Right Upper Quadrant and the Abdomen Complete. Prerequisites: DMS 101L

DMS 202: Principles of Hemodynamics and Doppler Lec: 140/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 This Course Will Give the Student a Full Understanding of Hemodynamics, Physics of Doppler, Principles of Doppler Techniques, Methods of Doppler Flow Analysis, Recording Techniques, Acoustic Artifacts, Biological Effects, Pertinent In-Vitro and In-Vivo Studies, Exposure Display Indices, Generally Accepted Maximum Safe Exposure Levels, ALARA Principle, and Emerging Technologies. Prerequisites: None

DMS 202L: Principles of Hemodynamics and Doppler Lab Lec: 00/Lab: 48/Ext: 00 Students will be provided with Hands-on Laboratory Instruction in Hemodynamics and Doppler techniques including Evaluating Anatomic Structures in the Regions of Interest, Recognizing the Sonographic Appearance of normal blood flow Doppler, and Recognizing the Importance of, and Employ, Ergonomically Correct Scanning Techniques. Prerequisites: DMS 101L

DMS 301: Fundamentals of Obstetrics and Gynecological Ultrasound I Lec: 140/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 During this Course, the Student will Learn the Fundamentals of Gynecological Ultrasound as well as Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Gynecology. Specific Concentrations will be Reproductive System, Pelvic Muscles, Suspensory Ligaments, Peritoneal Spaces, and Pelvic Vasculature as well as 1st Trimester OB Evaluation. The student will also be able to Obtain and Evaluate Pertinent Patient History and Physical Findings, Extend Standard Diagnostic Testing Protocol, Review Data from Current and Previous Exams to Produce a Summary of Findings, Recognize Examination Findings that Require Immediate Response and Notify the Interpreting Physician in the Concentrated Areas of Study. Prerequisites: DMS 101, DMS 201 & DMS 202

DMS 301L: Fundamentals of Obstetrics and Gynecological Ultrasound I Lab Lec: 00/Lab: 48/Ext: 00 The Student Will Learn to Select the Appropriate Technique(s) for the Exam(s) being Performed, Adjust Instrument Controls to Optimize Image Quality, Perform Linear, Area, and Circumference, 42 and Other Related Measurements from Sonographic Images or Data, Recognize and Compensate for Acoustical Artifact, Utilize Appropriate Devices to Obtain Pertinent Documentation, Minimize Patient Exposure to Acoustic Energy, Apply Basic Physics: Master the Protocol of the non-gravid female pelvis. Prerequisites: DMS 101, DMS 201, and DMS 202

DMS 302: Fundamentals of General Sonography II Lec: 140/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 During this Course, the Student will Learn the Fundamentals of Small Parts (Superficial Structures) as well as Vasculature, and Muscular-Skeletal Ultrasound along with the Anatomy and Pathophysiology Associated with Each Concentration to Include: Thyroid Gland, Scrotum, Prostate, Breast, Per-Vertebral Arteries, Extremities, Brain and Spinal Cord, Muscular-Skeletal Structures and non-cardiac chest. The student will also be able to Obtain and Evaluate Pertinent Patient History and Physical Findings, Extend Standard Diagnostic Testing Protocol, Review Data from Current and Previous Exams to Produce a Summary of Findings, Recognize Examination Findings that Require Immediate Response and Notify the Interpreting Physician in the Concentrated Areas of Study. Prerequisites: DMS 101, DMS 201& DMS 202

DMS 302L: Fundamentals of General Sonography II Lab Lec: 00/Lab: 48/Ext: 00 During this Lab Duration, the Student Will Learn to Select the Appropriate Technique(s) for the Exam(s) being Performed, Adjust Instrument Controls to Optimize Image Quality, Perform Linear, Area, and Circumference, and Other Related Measurements from Sonographic Images or Data, Recognize and Compensate for Acoustical Artifacts, Utilize Appropriate Devices to Obtain Pertinent Documentation, Minimize Patient Exposure to Acoustic Energy, Apply Basic Physics: Master the Protocols of the Thyroid, Scrotum, Breast, Carotid Artery, DVT, and Muscular Skeletal Ultrasound. Prerequisites: DMS 101, DMS 201 and DMS 202

DMS 401: Professional Development Lec: 102/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 This Course Utilizes Student Case Presentations and Peer Review to Assess the Student’s the Ability to Interpret Sonographic Criterions and Findings, Correlate with Other Diagnostic Studies and Clinical Signs and Symptoms to Derive at Clinical Impressions. Additionally, the Student is Prepared for the Real World of Work via Assistance with Resume Writing, Interviewing Techniques, and Job Placement. Prerequisites: None

DMS 402: Fundamentals of Obstetrics and Gynecological Ultrasound II Lec: 140/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 During this Course, the Student will learn the Fundamentals of Obstetrical Ultrasound as well as Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Obstetrics. Specific Concentrations will be Sectional Anatomy, Pertinent Measurement Techniques, Doppler Applications, Placenta, Congenital/Genetic Anomalies, Growth Anomalies, Amniotic Fluid, Viability, Multiples, Fetal Monitoring, Maternal Factors, Postpartum, and Fetal Therapy. The student will also be able to Obtain and Evaluate Pertinent Patient History and Physical Findings, Extend Standard Diagnostic Testing Protocol, Review Data from Current and Previous Exams to Produce a Summary of Findings, Recognize Examination Findings that Require Immediate Response and Notify the Interpreting Physician in the Concentrated Areas of Study. Prerequisites: DMS 101, DMS 202 and DMS 301

DMS 403: Introduction to Clinical Practicum Lec: 106/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 Introduction to the critiquing of ultrasound images on a basic level to improve the student’s ability to use sonographic terminology in describing ultrasound images. Students will submit basic normal case studies and the analysis of two ultrasound journal articles.

CPR 101: CPR/AED & First Aid Training Lec: 06/Lab: 10/Ext: 00 This course covers core material such as adult, pediatric, and infant CPR, one and two-rescuer scenarios, and use of bag valve mask, foreign-body airway obstructions, AED, and barrier devices. The Heart saver First Aid course teaches choking for adults and children. Students will also learn how to manage illnesses and injuries in the first few minutes before professional help arrives. Course completion cards are issued for successfully completing a written and skills exam. Following American Heart Association guidelines.

CAR 101: Career Development Lec: 32/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 The career preparation class ensures that all students have the academic background and technical skills essential to lead productive and successful lives as they enter the workforce. Students are prepared in the following areas: resume writing, interviewing skills, how to dress for an interview, and how to respond to interview questions.

DMS 501 & 502: Clinical Externship I & II Lec: 00/Lab: 00/Ext: 1000 Prerequisite: SPI These courses are externship on the job training for a total of 500 hours each section. Students will practice in a clinical setting, what they have learned in the classroom for a clinical setting. This course will include the classroom instruction, lab work and that is needed for clinical externship. This will prepare students to work with ultrasound equipment and conduct examinations, learn how to work with team, communicate in medical terminology, and understand how to apply concept in a real-life setting. Externship is classified as on the job training.

MA

Medical Assistant Courses

MTY 101: Medical Terminology Lec: 32/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 The basic medical terminology course provides the framework needed before advanced medical terminology. It focuses on the components of a medical term and how to break down a term by simply knowing the prefix or suffix. The objective of this course is to learn the basic rules and elements of the medical term and to learn the medical terms related to the body structures.

MAP 201: Medical Anatomy and Physiology Lec: 32/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 This course will provide students with a foundation to recognize medical terms using the four-word part approach (prefix, word root,
suffix, combining vowel). Emphasis will be placed on improving written and oral communication skills
pertaining to medical terminology. This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental
understanding of basic anatomy, physiology, and pathology for the major body systems. Students will be introduced to each of the major body systems; structure, function, and disease of each system will be presented. Discussion about disease prevention, diagnostic procedures, and treatment modalities will also be included. Prerequisites: None

MA 101: Medical Health Care Roles Lec: 30/Lab: 10/Ext: 00 Allied healthcare professions are in the healthcare industry. They work in health care teams to make the health care system function by providing a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic and direct and indirect patient care and support services. This is very critical to the other health professionals they work with and the patients they serve. Prerequisites: None

PHL 108: Phlebotomy Lec: 30/Lab: 16/Ext: 00 The course work covers phlebotomy-related topics including the history of phlebotomy, health-care and laboratory structure, hospital staff and organization; Safety, Infection Control, Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy and Physiology with emphasis on the Circulatory, Lymphatic, and Immune System; Venipuncture Equipment, Routine Venipuncture, Dermal Puncture, Venipuncture Complications, Blood Collection in Special Populations, Arterial Blood Collection, Special Collections and Procedures, Special Non-Blood Collection Procedures, Specimen Transport, Handling, and Processing; Quality Phlebotomy, Legal Issue in Phlebotomy, and Point-of-Care Testing. OSHA Requirements for Phlebotomists with safety training.

EKG 101: EKG Lec: 30/Lab: 30/Ext: 00 This course covers various cardiopulmonary diagnostic testing
methods including 12-lead EKG procedures, obtaining a blood pressure, Holter monitor, and medical terminology. CPR / AED and First Aid Certification.

CPR 101: CPR/AED & First Aid Training Lec: 04/Lab: 04/Ext: 00 This course covers core material such as adult, pediatric, and infant CPR, one and two-rescuer scenarios, and use of bag valve mask, foreign-body airway obstructions, AED, and barrier devices. The Heart saver First Aid course teaches
choking for adults and children. Students will also learn how to manage illnesses and injuries in the first few minutes before professional help arrives. Course completion cards are issued for successfully completing a written and skills exam. Following American Heart Association guidelines.

MA 104: Behaviors and Health Lec: 10/Lab: 08/Ext: 20 This course presentation encompasses
exploring and understanding cultural diversity, types of cultural communication, and general psychology principles. This course prepares students to learn how to critically think and relate with a wide variety of people coming from various cultures in and out of the medical community. This course will also use a variety of teaching tools to include current events, role-playing, and an active research project focusing on presentation of various cultures and their belief system. Prerequisites: None

PHL 101: Venipuncture Lec/ 32Lab: 32/Ext: 00 This course focuses on the routine venipuncture procedure including the tools that are available, steps in the procedure, recommendations for venipuncture site choices as well as sites to avoid, pre-analytic errors, and safety issues. A blood test is only as good as the specimen that is collected.

EXT 106: Externship Lec: 00/Lab: 00/Ext: 80 Medical Assistant externships are provided at acute care and long-term living sites after completing on-campus lab sessions. Such tasks include vital signs,
bathing, feeding, dressing

PHL

Phlebotomy Courses

PHL 108: Phlebotomy Lec: 30/Lab: 30/Ext: 00 The course work covers phlebotomy-related topics including the history of phlebotomy, health-care and laboratory structure, hospital staff and organization; Safety, Infection Control, Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy and Physiology with emphasis on the Circulatory, Lymphatic, and Immune System; Venipuncture Equipment, Routine Venipuncture, Dermal Puncture, Venipuncture Complications, Blood Collection in Special Populations, Arterial Blood Collection, Special Collections and Procedures, Special Non-Blood Collection Procedures, Specimen Transport, Handling, and Processing; Quality Phlebotomy, Legal Issue in Phlebotomy, and Point-of-Care Testing. OSHA Requirements for Phlebotomists with safety training.

MTY 101: Medical Terminology Lec: 36/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 The basic medical terminology course provides the framework needed before advanced medical terminology. It focuses on the components of a medical term and how to break down a term by simply knowing the prefix or suffix. The objective of this course is to learn the basic rules and elements of the medical term and to learn the medical terms related to the body structures.

PHL 101: Venipuncture Lec: 20/Lab: 36/Ext: 00 This course focuses on the routine venipuncture procedure including the tools that are available, steps in the procedure, recommendations for venipuncture site choices as well as sites to avoid, pre-analytic errors, and safety issues. A blood test is only as good as the specimen that is collected.

EXO 101: Phlebotomy Extern Observation Lec: 00/Lab: 00/Ext: 08 This course includes observation of on-the-job training, laboratory training, and practical training. Students will observe the practice under the observation and guidance of the training instructor / on-site administrator. After theory and laboratory training, each student is required do a clinical observation. Each student is sent to a clinical laboratory for on-the-job clinical observation.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Courses

CPR 101: CPR/AED & First Aid Training Lec: 04/Lab: 04/Ext: 00 This course covers core material such as adult, pediatric, and infant CPR, one and two-rescuer scenarios, and use of bag valve mask, foreign-body airway obstructions, AED, and barrier devices. The Heart saver First Aid course teaches choking for adults and children. Students will also learn how to manage illnesses and injuries in the first few minutes before professional help arrives. Course completion cards are issued for successfully completing a written and skills exam. Following American Heart Association guidelines.

EKG

Electrocardiogram Technician Courses

EKG 101: EKG Lec: 30/Lab: 50/Ext: 00 This course covers various cardiopulmonary diagnostic testing methods including 12-lead EKG procedures, obtaining a blood pressure, Holter monitor, and medical terminology.

EKG 102: EKG Lec:30/50 This module provides students with the practices and skills required to monitor EKG patient readings, to determine if medical intervention is needed, to report conditions and changes to medical professionals with recording. MTY 101: Medical Terminology Lec: 32/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 The basic medical terminology course
provides the framework needed before advanced medical terminology. It focuses on the components of a medical term and how to break down a term by simply knowing the prefix or suffix. The objective of this course is to learn the basic rules and elements of the medical term and to learn the medical terms related to the body structures.

EXT 104: Externship Lec: 00/Lab: 00/Ext 32 Clinical externships are provided at acute care and
cardiac care units. The student receives practical experience in the various skills and techniques involved in EKG technology as performed under the supervision and instruction appropriate physicians certified EKG techs, nurses and Medical Assistants. Students are provided with opportunity to operate EKG machines that record the electrical activity of a patient’s heart, which provide data for the diagnoses and treatment of heart conditions.

DIA

Dialysis Technician

DIA 101: Introduction to Dialysis Lec: 50/Lab: 14/Ext: 00 After completing this course, the student will be able to discuss how dialysis therapy is reimbursed in the US, list the quality standards for dialysis treatment, list the steps of the continuous quality improvement process, describe ways that dialysis technicians can demonstrate professional behavior when working with patients, and explain the certification process for dialysis technicians. OSHA rules and regulations will be reviewed in this course also. Prerequisites: None

DIA 102: The Person with Kidney Failure Lec: 40/Lab: 24/Ext: 00 After completing this course, the student will be able to identify the structure and function of the normal kidney, describe acute vs. chronic kidney disease, list five symptoms of uremia, describe the conditions that occur due to kidney failure, identify the members of the care team, discuss the communication skills that dialysis technicians use while working with patients, describe the goal of rehabilitation and the technicians role in it.

DIA 103: Principles of Dialysis Lec: 64/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 After completing this course, the student
will be able to define the basic principles of diffusion, filtration, ultrafiltration, convection, and osmosis. The student will also be able to explain how diffusion, filtration, ultrafiltration, convection, and osmosis relate to solute transport and fluid movement during dialysis. In addition, the student will be able to describe the principles of fluid dynamics and how they relate to dialysis. OSHA rules and regulations will be reviewed in this course also.

DIA 104: Hemodialysis Devices Lec: 30/Lab: 10/Ext: 00 Risk analysis for medical devices is a
crucial process to grant adequate levels of safety. Identification of device exposure-related hazards is one of the main objectives. Artificial detoxification devices currently under clinical evaluation include the Molecular Adsorbent Recirculation System (MARS), Single Pass Albumin Dialysis (SPAD) and the Prometheus system. Instruments are discussed and reviewed on the internet and catalogs for preparation of externship. To list a few Double-hose pump hemodialysis/hemofiltration device , double-hose pump hemodialysis/hemofiltration device, Simple and easy medical tourniquet Hemodialysis Artery Radial Compression Device.

DIA 105: Vascular Access Lec: 50/Lab: 14/Ext: 00 After completing this course, the student will be able to describe the three main types of vascular access, identify the predialysis assessments for all types of
vascular access, describe the methods of needle insertion for AVFs and grafts, and describe the predialysis assessment, accessing procedure, exit site care, and monitoring of catheters.

DIA 106: Hemodialysis Procedures and Complications Lec: 50/Lab: 14/Ext: 00 Upon
completing this course, the student should be able to do the following: Describe the predialysis set up of the hemodialysis machine and extracorporeal circuit, explain the start, monitoring, and end of a routine treatment, identify the vital signs that should be monitored before, during, and after treatments, discuss the basics of infection control, explain how to draw up and give intravenous medication, describe how to draw a blood sample, discuss the importance of documenting patient care, and identify causes, signs and symptoms, and prevention of clinical and technical complications that may occur during dialysis. OSHA rules and regulations will be reviewed in this course also.

DIA 107: Dialyzer Reprocessing Lec: 40/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 After completing this course the student should be able to do the following: discuss the history of dialyzer reprocessing, list the reasons why dialysis centers reprocess dialyzers, explain the steps involved in dialyzer reprocessing, discuss the hazards to patients and staff that can occur with dialyzer reprocessing, and list the required documentation for dialyzer reprocessing.

DIA 108: Water Treatment Lec: 40/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 After completing this course, the student will be able to do the following: Discuss the purpose of water treatment for dialysis, list the components of a dialysis centers water treatment system, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of water softeners, carbon tanks, reverse osmosis, deionization, and ultraviolet irradiation in the treatment of water for dialysis, describe the method for microbiological testing of the water treatment system, and describe a typical water treatment monitoring schedule. OSHA rules and regulations will be reviewed in this course also.

DIA 109: Hemodialysis Technician Certification Review Lec: 32/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 This Dialysis Technician program will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties
required of Dialysis Technicians. Dialysis Technicians operate kidney dialysis machines, which filter normal water products and excess fluids from the blood of patients whose kidneys can no longer perform this function. The technicians are responsible for direct patient care. Under the direction of senior technicians, nurses, and doctors, the Dialysis Technician plays a vital role as part of the dialysis team.

MAP 201: Medical Anatomy and Physiology Lec: 32/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 This course will provide students with a foundation to recognize medical terms using the four-word part approach (prefix, word root,
suffix, combining vowel). Emphasis will be placed on improving written and oral communication skills
pertaining to medical terminology. This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of basic anatomy, physiology and pathology for the major body systems. Students will be introduced to each of the major body systems; structure, function and disease of each system will be presented. Discussion about disease prevention, diagnostic procedures and treatment modalities will also be included. Prerequisites: None

PHL 101: Venipuncture Lec: 20/Lab: 36/Ext: 00 The course work covers phlebotomy-related topics
including the history of phlebotomy, healthcare and laboratory structure, hospital staff and organization; Safety, Infection Control, Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy and Physiology with emphasis on the Circulatory, Lymphatic, and Immune System. This course covers the routine venipuncture procedure including the tools that are available, steps in the procedure, recommendations for venipuncture site choices as well as sites to avoid, pre-analytic errors, and safety issues. A blood test is only as good as the specimen that is collected.

CPR 101: BLS- CPR/AED & First Aid Training Lec: 04/Lab: 4/Ext: 00 This course covers core material such as adult, pediatric, and infant CPR, one and two rescuer scenarios, and use of bag valve mask, foreign body airway obstructions, AED, and barrier devices. The Heartsaver First Aid course teaches choking for adults and children. Students will also learn how to manage illnesses and injuries in the first few minutes before professional help arrives. Course completion cards are issued for successfully completing a written and skills exam. Following American Heart Association guidelines.

CAR 101: Career Development Lec: 8/Lab: 00/Ext: 00 The career preparation class ensures that all
students have the academic background and technical skills essential to lead productive and successful lives as they enter the workforce. Students are prepared in the following areas: resume writing, interviewing skills, how to dress for an interview, and how to respond to interview questions.

EXT 101: Externship for Hemodialysis Technician Lec: 00/Lab: 00/Ext: 196 To provide the Dialysis Technician the basic hands-on training with various duties and skills. This experience can be taught
during externship in a dialysis clinic, and or hospital setting. Clinical externships provide students with hands on training with actual patients in the above stated settings.