Division 4 {IV }Health Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science

  1. Collect, process, and generate accession numbers for laboratory specimens.
  2. Perform routine clinical laboratory tests ranging from waived and point-of-care to complex testing in all major areas of the clinical laboratory.
  3. Make specimen-oriented decisions based on predetermined criteria and critical values.
  4. Retrieve results and follow laboratory reporting protocol.

Complementary Healthcare

  1. Students will apply advanced skill in assessment and technique in therapeutic massage practice.
  2. Students will discern and manage the ethical issues of Therapeutic Massage practice in a rapidly changing environment.
  3. Students will contribute to improving the knowledge, skills, and values of the profession of massage therapy and assume the responsibility for lifelong learning.
  4. Students will demonstrate entry-level knowledge of anatomy/physiology, kinesiology and pathology and communicate effectively with other health care professionals.

Dental Hygiene

  1. Discern and manage ethical issues of dental hygiene practice in a rapidly changing environment.
  2. Acquire and synthesize information in a critical, scientific, and effective manner.
  3. Contribute to improving the knowledge, skills, and values of the profession.
  4. Provide planned educational services using appropriate interpersonal communication skills and educational strategies to promote optimal health.
  5. Initiate and assume responsibility for health promotion and disease prevention activities for diverse populations.
  6. Systematically collect, analyze, and accurately record baseline data on the general, oral, and psychosocial health status of patients using methods consistent with medico-legal principles.
  7. Discuss the condition of the oral cavity, identify actual and potential problems, etiological and contributing factors, and available treatments.
  8. Provide treatment that includes preventive and therapeutic services designed to achieve and maintain oral health and assist the patient in achieving oral health goals.
  9. Evaluate the effectiveness of planned clinical and educational services and modify as necessary.

General Studies, Health Sciences

  1. Create accurate written communications applying correct sentence structure, grammar, word usage, spelling, and punctuation.
  2. Communicate clearly and effectively utilizing written and verbal communication techniques.
  3. Identify, understand, and engage in mathematics as well as make well-founded mathematical judgments as a constructive, concerned, reflective citizen.
  4. Use historical factual information to understand the current world, and develop an ability to consider issues from a global perspective.
  5. Understand how individuals interact among groups; and develop an understanding of the beliefs, values, traditions, and practices of people from other cultures.
  6. Describe the major body systems and explain their functions; use medical language to communicate effectively within the healthcare delivery system.

Healthcare Information

  1. Students will collect and maintain health data, conduct analysis to ensure health record supports patient continuity of care, and apply policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy of health data.
  2. Students will apply policies and procedures to ensure organizational compliance with regulations and standards and report compliance by maintaining the accuracy and completeness of the patient record as defined by organizational policy as well as external regulations and standards

Nursing

  1. Applies concepts and principles from nursing, from the physical and behavioral/social sciences, and from general education (humanities, math and history) in analyzing data and making judgments in the practice of nursing.
  2. Provides care to patients throughout the life span by applying the nursing process in assisting the patient to maintain or regain homeostasis when threatened by common health problems.
  3. Utilizes verbal and nonverbal modalities to communicate with patients, families, significant others, and health team members.
  4. Provides patient teaching by assessing the need for information, implementing short-range teaching plans, and evaluating the patient's response.
  5. Manages care for a group of patients in a structured setting by prioritizing care and by utilizing the skills of other health team members.
  6. Functions as a member within the discipline of nursing by practicing legally and ethically and by selecting resources and activities for continued development in the nurse role.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

  1. Demonstrate entry-level competence as a generalist occupational therapy assistant in settings where occupational therapy is currently practiced and where it is emerging as a service.
  2. Articulate and apply occupational therapy principles and interventions to achieve expected outcomes as related to occupation.
  3. Apply the ethical standards, values, and attitudes of the occupational therapy profession.
  4. Demonstrate professional values, attitudes and behavior.
  5. Demonstrate sensitivity to factors of culture and diversity in the delivery of OT services.
  6. Demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning and continuing professional development.
  7. Demonstrate commitment to currency in best practice.
  8. Distinguish the distinct roles and responsibilities of the occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant in the supervisory process.
  9. Advocate as a professional for the occupational therapy services offered and for the recipients of those services.

Office Administration, Medical Administrative Assistant

  1. Apply organizational skills in managing the operations of any office in a diverse, stressful and ever-changing environment.
  2. Communicate clearly and effectively utilizing written and verbal communication techniques appropriate for office professionals.
  3. Work effectively as a team player in a diverse work group.
  4. Apply computer skills to office tasks using a variety of business-related software and hardware.
  5. Create accurate written communications applying correct sentence structure, grammar, word usage, spelling and punctuation.
  6. Practice effective listening skills, follow oral/written instructions, learn how to take the initiative, work independently, and offer alternative solutions where applicable.
  7. Display professional traits such as dependability, flexibility and adaptability, a positive attitude, professional appearance, punctuality/attendance, responsibility/accountability, and sound judgment.
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