NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
  
    Mar 23, 2019  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog
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HLTK 1560 - Introduction to Health Professions


This course introduces health profession fundamentals. United States health care systems and health profession career pathways are explored. Competencies and standards for providing client/patient-centered care include leadership, professional characteristics, roles, responsibilities and wellness; ethical and legal issues; effective communication and interprofessional collaboration; medical terminology and math; safety and quality improvement measures; health informatics, the scientific process and evidence-based practice. A health profession portfolio is developed.

Credits: 2

Instructional Method Lecture

Prerequisites:
none

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of HLTK 1560 Introduction to Health Professions, the student will be able to:

  1. explore client/patient-centered health care systems.
  2. examine health profession career pathways.
  3. analyze ethical and legal issues.
  4. communicate with inter-professional team members.
  5. illustrate evidence based practices.
  6. determine quality improvement strategies.
  7. use health informatics.




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