Health Care (HCOR)

HCOR 1113 - EKG Applications (2 Credit Hours)

This course introduces the student to the electrocardiogram (EKG) purposes and procedures. Students will gain knowledge regarding the normal structure and function of the heart with emphasis on the conduction system. A supervised lab portion (35 hours.) is an integral portion of this course and will allow student performance of EKG procedures. This course includes a minimum of 10 hours of clinical externship to be performed by the student under the supervision of a preceptor or course instructor in a variety of health care settings.

Prerequisite(s): HCOR 1211 and HCOR 1214

Co-requisite(s): HCOR 1200

(1/1/2)

HCOR 1120 - Basic Body Structure &Function (2 Credit Hours)

Identification of the organs and basic functions of the human body and disorders as it relates to each system with medical terminology integrated into each.

Co-requisite(s): HMDT 1170

(2/0/2)

HCOR 1160 - Professionalism for Healthcare (1 Credit Hour)

Identifying and performing skills necessary to secure employment in the health care industry and make immediate and future decisions regarding job choices and educational growth. Selected computer application skills are incorporated into this course.

Prerequisite(s): None

(1/0/1)

HCOR 1200 - Intro To A & P w/Medical Term (3 Credit Hours)

Identification of the organs and basic functions of the human body and disorders as it relates to each system with medical terminology integrated with each body system. Analyzing and combining prefixes, root words, and suffixes to spell, use and pronounce medical terminology correctly and recognize medical terms is included in the course. Medical abbreviations are also included.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

HCOR 1211 - Nursing Assistant Fundamentals (4 Credit Hours)

Theory (45 hours) and supervised skills lab (30 hrs) experiences that focus on providing basic nursing assistant skills, which include communication and interpersonal skills; infection control; safety and emergency procedures; promoting clients'/residents' independence; respecting clients'/residents' rights; and meeting the physiological, psychosocial, socio-cultural, and spiritual needs of clients in various health care environments. Infection control information and skills are presented as part of this course. This course incorporates the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) guidelines and the Louisiana Department of Health Training Guidelines for nursing assistants.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/1/4)

HCOR 1212 - Skills Application (1 Credit Hour)

The student will perform, demonstrate, and practice a minimum of 80 hours of basic nursing assistant care in approved facilities, to include a minimum of 40 hours of long term care, under the supervision of NTCC faculty. The application of the nursing process will be used in meeting biological, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual needs of geriatric clients in selected environments. Major components included are rehabilitative care and support of death with dignity utilizing therapeutic and preventive measures.

Co-requisite(s): HNUR 1211

(0/1/1)

HCOR 1214 - Nursing Assistant Skills Appli (1 Credit Hour)

The student will perform, demonstrate, and practice a minimum of 45 hours of basic nursing assistant care in approved facilities, to include a minimum of 40 hours of long term care, under the supervision of NTCC faculty. The application of the nursing process will be used in meeting biological, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual needs of geriatric clients in selected environments. Major components included are rehabilitative care and support of death with dignity utilizing therapeutic and preventive measures.

Prerequisite(s): HCOR 1211

(0/1/1)

HCOR 1601 - Comm Techniques in Healthcare (3 Credit Hours)

This course introduces effective and therapeutic communication (written and verbal) skills essential for the student to be successful in a variety of healthcare professions. Communication principles will be presented with subsequent examples, scenarios and role-playing to assist the student in mastering the communication techniques necessary for healthcare providers to deliver quality care. Specific areas such as the communication process, verbal & non-verbal communication skills, professional behavior, interviewing techniques, adapting to client disabilities (ADA), effective client teaching skills, multicultural and ethnic sensitivity, writing skills and use of electronic communication are included.

Prerequisite(s): None

(2/1/3)

HCOR 1802 - Professional Transitions PCT (2 Credit Hours)

This course is designed to assist students in transitioning to the professional practice role. Students are expected to identify and perform skills necessary to secure employment in the healthcare industry and make immediate and future decisions regarding job choices and educational growth. Soft skills and personal attributes (such as enthusiasm, honesty, self-esteem, patience, cooperation, organization, responsibility, flexibility, sociability, motivation, and communication skills), necessary for successful employment are discussed and practiced. Patient Care Technician national certification exam preparation is included in the course.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 0098 or ACT Math with a score of 17 or ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra with a score of 65 or COMPASS Pre-Algebra with a score of 30 and HCOR 1211 and HCOR 1214 and HCOR 1113 and HCOR 1601

Co-requisite(s): HCOR 1200, BOTH 1210, HPHL 1013

(1/1/2)

HCOR 2991 - Special Projects I (1 Credit Hour)

Course designed for students who have demonstrated specific special needs in instruction through the Medical Assistant program. Associate Provost of Health Sciences approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(0/1/1)

HCOR 2993 - Special Projects II (2 Credit Hours)

Course designed for students who have demonstrated specific special needs in instruction through the Medical Assistant program. Associate Provost of Health Sciences approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(0/2/2)

HCOR 2995 - Special Projects III (3 Credit Hours)

Course designed for students who have demonstrated specific special needs in instruction through the Medical Assistant program. Associate Provost of Health Sciences approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(0/3/3)

HCOR 2996 - Special Projects IV (3 Credit Hours)

Course designed for students who have demonstrated specific special needs in instruction through the Medical Assistant program. Associate Provost of Health Sciences approval required.

Prerequisite(s): None

(3/0/3)

HCOR 2997 - Special Projects V (1 Credit Hour)

Course designed for students who have demonstrated specific special needs in instruction through the Medical Assistant program. Associate Provost of Health Sciences approval required

Prerequisite(s): None

(1/0/1)