Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog
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AHMS 107 - Career Essentials for Health Sciences

Credit(s): 0

This course focuses on the foundational knowledge and skills students need prior to entry into a health science program. It also helps students understand the experience of working in healthcare settings. Emphasis is on types of healthcare delivery systems and regulations, communication skills, patient-centered care, teamwork, worker behaviors and attitudes, legal and ethical responsibilities, self-care, and safe quality practice. (All Semesters)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Identify how healthcare structure, providers, regulations, and financing can impact services provided and the quality of care.
  • Recognize how patients are important participants in their own healthcare and that their satisfaction is increased by providing excellent customer service.
  • Use appropriate language and effective communication skills in the workplace.
  • Explain the importance of working effectively in interdisciplinary healthcare teams and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships.
  • Identify positive professional attitudes and behaviors required in the workplace and take part in health, wellness, and self-care practices for self and others.
  • Recognize the importance of providing patient-centered care and being aware and respectful of diverse patients and their families, team members, and staff.
  • Comply with legal responsibilities and ethical guidelines necessary to work appropriately and effectively in healthcare. 
  • Use knowledge of infection control and prevention, body mechanics, risk factors and hazards, and understanding of emergency plans to help promote safety in healthcare facilities and when providing care. 

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