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Health (HLT)

Health Sciences and Wellness

Physical Therapist Assistant Department

HLT 101—Introduction to the Health Professions

2 cr.

The course is designed to provide the learner an opportunity to explore and understand the variety of health professions. The concepts of "health" and "professionalism" will be examined for self and others. The college library and internet will be used to find journals and other professional sources of information. Students will compare standards of care, sub-specialization, levels of practice and educational preparation within the various disciplines. Healthy self-care interventions will be practiced as part of professional development. Trans-disciplinary concepts and scientific principles will be applied in practicing skills such as hand washing and use of personal protective equipment. Interdisciplinary care models will be observed in site visits to local agencies.


Placement in Writing 040 or higher