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This course introduces the student to the health information management (HIM) career field. Students will be provided with a strong foundation in the principles of HIM such as the content and management of the medical record, paper-based and electronic, healthcare law, classification systems, healthcare statistics and quality management. The healthcare delivery system will also be explored with emphasis placed on the hospital and medical staff organization as well as the types of healthcare facilities.
This course is a study of the principles and language of pharmacology and laboratory medicine, including drugs and drug classes, diagnostic tests, indications, techniques, expression of values and significance of findings.
This course provides an overview of all body system diseases and conditions, including etiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic treatment modalities, prognosis and prevention. This course will provide the student the opportunity to explore basic concepts regarding the most common therapeutic medications prescribed to treat the most common human disease conditions. The five rights of drug administration and causes of medication errors will also be identified in order to enhance medical record review.
This course is a presentation of the essential anatomy and physiology of the human body. All body organ systems are discussed in a format of lecture, diagrams and audio-visual material. The course will introduce some aspects of chemistry and microbiology as it relates to healthcare, although emphasis is not placed in these areas. A knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body as a basis for later study of disease processes is an essential part of the curriculum for students in the health profession.
The course builds the foundation for understanding selected concepts taken from topics which include basic operations of whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages, data sets, an introduction to probability and basic statistical terminology and computations. Critical thinking skills, quantitative reasoning and communicating mathematically are incorporated to prepare students for HIM 2214 Health Data Analysis Research and Management with continuation of the required course textbook. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course builds the foundation for understanding the legal and ethical aspects of health information management, including the structure of the American legal system and the principles of health law. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the role that medical record information has in legal proceedings, healthcare legislation and regulations. Topics include legal terminology, HIPAA privacy and security of health information, patient rights, and the role of HIM professionals in risk management and compliance programs. Some of the course exercises and activities include HIPAA compliance, healthcare data breaches, medical record completion and the release and tracking of health information. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course provides an overview of healthcare information systems with a concentration on computerized health information management (HIM) functions. Through hands-on learning, students will be introduced to common software applications utilized to perform HIM processes. Emerging technology issues in healthcare will be explored. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is an introduction to the collection, statistical computation, compilation and presentation of internal and external healthcare data in the following four categories: administrative, public health and financial, including value-based purchasing. In addition, the course will include basic research terminology and methodologies. Some of the course exercises include: fundamental Excel computations and data display techniques, analysis of public health data, and working with large data sets. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course examines the complex financial systems within today's healthcare environment, providing an understanding of the healthcare reimbursement methodologies used to facilitate provider reimbursement. Students will learn about applicable state and federal regulations related to HIPAA-mandated electronic claims transactions and CMS-1450 (commonly referred to as the UB-04) claims processing. Other topics such as payer requirements and voluntary insurance will be examined. An introduction to regulatory compliance, revenue cycle and charge description master (CDM) maintenance will be provided. This course will help prepare the student to pursue a multifunctional career path in areas dealing with health information management and patient financial services in physician offices and/or acute care facilities. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
Part one of this course covers advanced medical coding for inpatient using the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code sets. Students will learn the key attributes of ICD-10-PCS, including organization, structure, conventions and tables. This course will allow the student to continue improving their quality and accuracy in code selection based on the official guidelines for coding and reporting, along with other official coding references. In the second half of this course, the student will engage in an in-depth study of the revenue cycle process. The student will explore each component of the revenue cycle process: payer reimbursement, patient access, documentation and charge capture, records completion and coding, and lastly, claims management. This in-depth study will prepare the student to participate in revenue cycle management activities within a healthcare organization. Throughout the entire course, the student will engage in hands-on learning using computer-assisted coding (CAC) software, encoders and groupers. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course develops an understanding of the quality management initiatives in healthcare, including utilization review, case management and risk management. The study of quality management in healthcare will be based upon the roles and influences of accrediting bodies, regulatory agencies, legislation, society and payers. An introduction is also provided in quality tools, data collection methods, as well as interpreting and reporting data. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is an introduction to the management of health information operations. Subjects of focus will be principles of human resources, diversity, planning and budgeting, orientation and training of personnel, and organizing work processes, including evaluating and improving work performance. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course covers the basic principles of the physician's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding system and the HCPCS Level II coding system for proper coding in an outpatient setting. Regulatory compliance requirements related to both coding systems will also be addressed. Students will gain practical experience utilizing electronic health information technology to accomplish various medical office administrative processes. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the study of the international classification of diseases (ICD-10-CM). Students will learn about ICD-10-CM's organization, structure, conventions and guidelines. Students will practice properly abstracting, assigning and sequencing diagnosis codes. The importance of the AHIMA Standards of Ethical Coding and coding compliance will be stressed. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
The Practicum I will enable the student to gain hands-on practice with actual patient medical records for ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS coding. Students will attend a professional meeting related to HIM/HIT to begin forming professional relationships. Students will practice the basic employability skills of resume writing and job interviewing to be prepared to make the transition from school to career. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This is a capstone course for the Health Information Management A.S. program where students will complete a 40-hour supervised, professional practice experience in a Health Information Management (HIM)-related department of a hospital and/or alternative healthcare setting. The student will observe and participate in daily functions within a healthcare organization that will reinforce learned content through direct application. At the end of the experience, the student will be able to identify and evaluate various HIM functions and processes within said healthcare institution. In addition, students will prepare for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam, culminating with sitting for the exam as part of their final course grade. Enrollment in this course is by department consent only. Students must meet all general education requirements for the degree prior to being eligible to enroll in this course. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This introductory course provides an overview of the health professions and the healthcare delivery system. Other topics include disease prevention and wellness promotion, guidelines for legal, ethical and moral practice and communication skills. Students will be introduced to the use of computers in healthcare, including diagnostic and monitoring capabilities. The emphasis of this course is to establish a firm foundation of professional characteristics, behaviors, values, skills and knowledge for students to build upon in their healthcare careers.
This is an introductory course to the language of medicine utilized by healthcare professionals. Basic word structure and formation, medical terms, abbreviations, definitions and spelling are included. Major disease processes and pathological conditions of specific body systems will be discussed.
The student will gain knowledge about theories of care when dealing with different dementias, activities for meaningful dementia care, medication administration, behavior management, communication and methods of involving the family in the care of the patient.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn internship credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn internship credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn internship credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student's academic program.
This is a travel/study course combining preparation on campus, travel and study in the discipline of health sciences. Content is variable depending on the program in which the student enrolls and the specific topics to be covered. Students must be 18 years of age on or before departure. Permission of the instructor is required.
This course is designed as an introductory course focusing on the basic principles of nutrition for non-majors. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to make healthful decisions to support good nutritional status.
This course provides instruction in the scientific principles of nutrition, including the role of specific nutrients, digestion of each, absorption, metabolism and sources of the nutrients and requirements of the various age groups. Emphasis is on the factors influencing the ability of individuals to maintain good nutritional status.
In this course, topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
A study and application of science-based nutrition concepts within healthcare focusing on medical nutrition therapy in disease management.
This course focuses on the scientific principles of normal nutrition, including specific nutrients, digestion, absorption, metabolism and nutritional requirements of different age groups. This course has a special focus on the application of nutrition principles to physical health. Emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary team approach to disease prevention and health restoration.
The nursing skills laboratory course introduces basic nursing skills utilized and delegated by the nurse to implement the nursing process. This course complements the foundations of nursing course and provides students an opportunity to integrate evidence-based practice into the clinical skills laboratory. This course introduces the student learning outcomes of caring, clinical competence and decision-making, communication, commitment to professionalism and collaboration and management of care. Demonstrations of basic nursing skills, therapeutic use of medication, client responses to drug therapy and the nurse’s role in medication administration in a safe and supportive environment will be emphasized. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This course introduces the Student Learning Outcomes (5Cs) of the Nursing curriculum upon which all subsequent nursing courses are built. The student is introduced to the Student Learning Outcomes (5Cs): caring, communication, collaboration and management of care, commitment to professionalism and clinical competence and decision-making as they apply to the role of the nurse. The student will be introduced to the legal, ethical and professional standards of the nursing profession and the role of the associate degree nurse in health promotion, maintenance and restoration. Basic bio-psychosocial needs of clients are identified and the student will begin to utilize the nursing process to identify and intervene when these needs are unmet. The student will explore basic concepts regarding the therapeutic use of medications, patient response to drug therapy and the nurse’s role in medication administration as part of the health care team. Clinical competence in selected basic nursing skills will be developed in the nursing laboratory. Clinical experiences include long-term care and acute care facilities where students begin to apply concepts and competencies learned in the classroom and nursing laboratory. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This course introduces the student to important concepts related to assessment and maintenance of health in individuals. Content will cover basic assessment of patients across the lifespan, including patients with diverse backgrounds as well as geriatric populations. Students will perform assessments incorporating aspects of history-taking, risk potential, psychosocial development, physical examination techniques and deviations from normal assessment findings. This course will emphasize the core educational competencies of the curriculum: caring, clinical competence and decision-making, communication, commitment to professionalism and collaboration and management of care. A strong laboratory focus is provided to enable the student/learner to demonstrate competence in nursing assessment skills. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course builds upon the core educational competencies introduced during the Fundamentals course. Using the framework of the nursing process, the student is able to assist the adult client and family achieve an optimum state of health and wellness. This course prepares the student/learner to apply theoretical knowledge and basic nursing skills when providing care in meeting the biopsychosocial needs of adult clients with simple/common medical and surgical problems. This course will continue to emphasize the Student Learning Outcomes of the curriculum: caring interventions, clinical competence and decision-making, communication, commitment to professionalism and collaboration and management of care. A strong laboratory focus is provided to enable to the student/learner to demonstrate competence in selected basic nursing skills. Clinical experiences in the acute care setting will be provided along with simulated lab experiences. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This course prepares the student/learner to apply safe and effective care for clients with advanced medical and surgical problems. This course is designed to build on material from the previous medical surgical courses. Through the use of the nursing process, this course will build on the five Student Learning Outcomes of the curriculum: caring interventions, clinical competence and decision-making, communication, commitment to professionalism and collaboration and management of care. The student will prioritize the biopsychosocial needs of clients to promote optimal health and wellness. Lab simulation of selected clinical nursing skills will be used to facilitate meeting the needs of clients with advanced medical and surgical problems. During clinical, students will interact with culturally diverse clients. Clinical experiences in acute care settings and observational experiences in specialty settings may be scheduled to enhance the learning experience. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to build on the five Student Learning Outcomes of the curriculum: (a) caring interventions, (b) clinical competence and decision-making, (c) communication, (d) commitment to professionalism and (e) collaboration and management of care. The nursing process will be a guide for the student to utilize decision-making skills to meet the biopsychosocial needs of clients with complex medical and surgical problems and multi-system dysfunction. Lab simulation of selected clinical nursing skills will be used to facilitate meeting the needs of the client with complex medical and surgical problems and multi-system dysfunction. During clinical experiences, students will interact with culturally diverse clients. Clinical experiences in acute care settings and observational experiences in specialty settings may be scheduled to enhance learning experiences. Content will include concepts of critical care, emergency care and application of leadership and patient care management. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is designed to build on the five core educational competencies of the curriculum: (a) caring interventions, (b) clinical competence and decision-making, (c) communication, (d) commitment to professionalism and (e) collaboration and management of care. The nursing process will be a guide for the student to utilize decision-making skills to meet the biopsychosocial needs of clients with complex medical and surgical problems and multi-system dysfunction. Lab simulation of selected clinical nursing skills will be used to facilitate meeting the needs of clients with complex medical and surgical problems and multi-system dysfunction. During clinical experiences, students will interact with culturally diverse clients. Clinical experiences in acute care settings and observational experiences in specialty settings may be scheduled to enhance the learning experiences. Content will include concepts of critical care, emergency care, disaster response and application of leadership and patient care management. Lab fee required.
This course addresses the unique concepts in maternal-child nursing. This course will help prepare the student to meet the developmental, biological and psychosocial health and illness needs of the child-bearing family. The educational and anticipatory guidance needs of the child-bearing family will be integrated throughout the theory and clinical components in the course to enable the family to maintain or restore an optimal state of health and well-being. The clinical component provides guided clinical experiences that allow students to demonstrate caring and clinical competencies in the application of the nursing process in selected obstetric and pediatric health care environments. Students interact with culturally diverse clients and families with emphasis on the integration of critical thinking, effective interpersonal communication, professionalism and legal and ethical standards. The clinical simulation laboratory experience reinforces the concepts acquired during the theoretical portion of the class and allows for student collaboration and decision-making in a supported environment. Concepts that will be emphasized throughout the curriculum reflect the Student Learning Outcomes: caring, clinical competence and decision-making, communication, commitment to professionalism and collaboration and management of care. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course focuses on the theory base necessary for understanding mental health and illness. Students utilize the nursing process in the care of patients experiencing interference in meeting basic needs due to neurobiological and psychosocial problems. This course continues to build on the five core educational competencies of the curriculum: (a) caring interventions, (b) clinical competence and decision-making, (c) communication, (d) commitment to professionalism and (e) collaboration and management of care. Emphasis is placed on developing therapeutic communication skills, self-awareness and effective nurse-patient relationships. Students collaborate with the healthcare team in a mental health clinical setting and begin to develop the core competencies necessary to achieve desired client outcomes. Psychopharmacology across the lifespan and concepts of medication management are integrated in each unit. Community experiences, selected video, role play and simulation activities are incorporated in this course. There are clinical experiences in acute care inpatient mental health facilities and selected community settings. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This culminating course in the Associate Degree Nursing Program provides students the opportunity to (a) synthesize previous knowledge and skills and (b) develop new knowledge and skills for the management of client care in a dynamically changing healthcare system. Students participate in live and online seminars to develop and enhance the five Student Learning Outcomes of the nursing program: (a) caring interventions, (b) clinical competence and decision-making, (c) communication, (d) commitment to professionalism and (e) collaboration and management of care as they learn to make the transition from student to graduate nurse. In addition, selected leadership and management principles including (a) prioritizing competently, (b) delegating successfully and (c) managing conflict will be explored. These outcomes are applied in the clinical environment through a guided preceptorship that is directed by the nursing faculty. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn internship credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course focuses on the basic concepts and processes of pathophysiology for common disease conditions. The content will build on earlier course work such as anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry and nutrition. The mechanisms of underlying clinical manifestations, prevention and treatments will be discussed.
This course focuses on the effects of pharmacotherapy used in the treatment of selected illnesses and the promotion, maintenance and restoration of wellness in diverse populations across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Course outcomes include a detailed understanding of the nurse's role in safe drug administration, assessment of patient response to drug therapy, patient education and evidence-based treatment guidelines. Legal and ethical principles of medication administration are reviewed.
Nursing students will acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed in the RN-to-BSN program by identifying, evaluating and using diverse information from appropriate sources and databases. This course follows the literature research process with a nursing focus that includes developing topics, creating search strategies, critically evaluating and ethically citing sources and scholarly writing. These research and critical thinking skills are crucial for evidence-based practice by the professional nurse.
This course focuses on the processes required to integrate evidence and research into nursing practice. The primary emphasis is on skills to evaluate scientific evidence for nurse-sensitive quality markers so that students can utilize published healthcare research to influence practice.
This course will focus on basic theories and concepts related to Holistic Nursing. Evidence-based practice of complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies will be examined. Special emphasis is placed on the integration of Holistic Nursing concepts into professional nursing care throughout the lifespan and across diverse cultures. The importance of self-care and healing environments will be emphasized, along with an examination, from a holistic perspective, of topics such as therapeutic communication, leadership, spirituality and end of life care.
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to assist culturally diverse populations and aggregates in the community to achieve an optimum level of wellness. Concepts of community health nursing focus on the community as a client and nursing interventions utilized across the lifespan. Special emphasis is placed on advanced theoretical concepts related to health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, and development processes. This course includes 1 credit hour of online virtual simulation as experiential learning.
This course contributes to the development of nursing competence toward a diverse population. Global approaches to healthcare will be examined to aid the nurse in the development of professional nursing practice. Key issues and trends related to selected national and global healthcare topics will be explored. Specific attention will be given to basic health beliefs of selected cultures, health disparities and underserved populations, both nationally and internationally.
This course is designed to pull together material from different cultures and at-risk groups of individuals considered to be vulnerable populations. Key concepts will be discussed that will provide a basic structure for caring for the vulnerable, the relevance of nursing theories to vulnerable populations, nursing research showing the kinds of phenomena nurses study and many ideas about learning to work with and advocate for vulnerable individuals.
This course will explore the role expectation of the baccalaureate nurse by integrating the professional standards, ethical principles and management roles as it relates to critical thinking as part of the global perspectives of the healthcare delivery system.
This course will be presented in a hands-on, interactive and self-reflecting manner that will allow students to explore informatics nursing careers and the effective use of patient care technologies while gaining a basic understanding of the multidisciplinary combination of nursing science, computer science, information science and cognitive science. Additionally, this course will provide an introductory overview of relevant clinical information systems (CIS), basic informatics concepts, decision-making support tools and an examination of health information technologies that promote safety, improve quality, foster consumer-centered care and efficiency.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
This course will provide additional Community and Public Health Nursing content for students who were admitted during the prior curriculum requiring a 4-credit hour course and is to be taken in addition to the 3-credit hour NUR 3634C. Concepts of community health nursing focus on the community as a client and nursing interventions utilized across the lifespan. Special emphasis is placed on advanced theoretical concepts related to health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention and development processses.
This theoretical course focuses on synthesizing nursing knowledge and skills in caring for adult clients and their families impacted by critical illness. The emphasis is on both pathophysiology and clinical management.
This course examines the process of aging. Physical, psychological, sociocultural and spiritual aspects of aging are examined within the context of the family and society. Advanced theoretical concepts of aging will be examined using the nursing process. The course will also present the unique healthcare needs of the older adult and introduce students to how nursing approaches manage those needs. Ethical and legal issues related to the nursing care of older adults are explored.
The purpose of this course is to provide a beginning level of instruction into the multifaceted issue of crisis/emergency management from the perspective of the Registered Nurse. This course focuses on the basic principles of crisis/emergency management, the role of federal agencies, at-risk populations, communication, cultural considerations, interprofessional collaboration, pandemics and emerging infections, global health, mental health issues, recovery, bereavement and ethical considerations.
The purpose of this course is to examine leadership and management concepts used to address complex micro-system issues within selected healthcare organizations. Emphasis is on the application of advanced communication skills in collaboration with interprofessional teams. Focus is on the interrelationship of selected roles within the context of specific theoretical frameworks and models of care.
This course examines the foundations of healthcare policy that impact nursing practice and client care. Students will participate in a critical analysis of current legislative issues, economic constraints and political controversies that influence emerging trends in nursing practice and healthcare systems. Course content will include an appraisal of the implications of policy and economics on issues of access, equity, affordability, health disparities and social justice in healthcare. Students will gain knowledge that prepares them to assume leadership roles in health policy development.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
This course will ensure the student has completed a number of requirements necessary before starting NUR 4945C Nursing Capstone in the student's final semester of the program. This is a zero credit, pass/fail course to assist the student in preparing for the last course prior to graduation, in which they will demonstrate achievement of program learning outcomes.
This course builds on previous learning and provides the student with experiential learning in select practice settings. The student will integrate nursing research knowledge, leadership and management and nursing theories to design, implement or lead a project that will improve patient outcomes and facilitate the transition to professional practice. The student must have a current Florida RN license to enroll in this course. The course requires that students complete a capstone experience with a clinical preceptor along with specific web-based assignments and activities in the last semester of the RN-to-BSN program. The capstone project will be based on an agreement between the student, faculty member and the clinical preceptor.
This three credit-hour A or B session elective is designed to compare and contrast the relationship of culture and healthcare in the United States with the Republic of Ireland. Students will study culture as an influence on each nation's laws and systems that influence healthcare and health outcomes and explore similar and unique healthcare challenges. The goal of the course is to promote interest in global health and understanding of how diverse cultures influence healthcare systems and outcomes.
This course introduces the new physical therapist assistant (PTA) student to the physical therapy profession, its professional organizations and the dynamic world of healthcare. Special emphasis is placed on becoming a healthcare professional and understanding the behaviors and responsibilities which by law, ethical standards, and professional standards of conduct are appropriate for a physical therapist and a physical therapist assistant. Additional focus is placed upon understanding the role of the PTA in the healthcare system, the role of team members, legal/ethical issues, medical terminology, documentation, stress management, patient safety and privacy, practice parameters and communication skills. The course format is lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via assignments, projects, quizzes, and cumulative examinations. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is a comprehensive examination of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system. The concepts of active and passive insufficiency are introduced and their application to human movement made relevant. Special emphasis is placed upon the observation and analysis of human movement. The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via quizzes and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is a lab companion to PHT 1120 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed upon palpation, goniometric measurements, manual muscle testing and the analysis of human movement. The course format is mainly demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skill checks and/or practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course emphasizes the essential patient care skills necessary for clinical practice. Students will learn the basics of assessment of medical status through vital signs, performance of safe patient mobility, infection control, prevention of pressure injury, body mechanics, wheelchair fitting and mobility, gait training and associated assistive devices, as well as use of modalities such as compression, thermal and cryotherapy. The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via quizzes and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the lab companion to PHT 1200 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Students will perform assessment of medical status through vital signs, performance of safe patient mobility, infection control, prevention of pressure injury, wheelchair fitting and mobility, gait training with the appropriate associated assistive devices, as well as use of modalities such as compression, thermal and cryotherapy. The course format is mainly demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skill checks and oral/practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course emphasizes various physical therapy modalities used to treat pain, edema, weakness, wounds and spasm. Modalities presented include ultrasound, electrical stimulation, soft tissue mobilization, compression wrapping, LASER, traction and hydrotherapy. The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via assignments, quizzes and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the lab companion to PHT 1213 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed on safe use of modality equipment as well as monitoring and documenting patient simulator responses to the treatments conducted. The course format is mainly demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skill checks and oral/practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the first of two full-time clinical experiences designed to introduce students to the clinical setting. Students will treat patients under the guidance and supervision of a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. Learning in this course is primarily evaluated with the Clinical Performance Instrument. Lab fee required.
This course integrates all prior PHT course content with an introduction to a broad spectrum of commonly seen medical and surgical conditions and their rehabilitation needs. Common data collection, patient/caregiver education and interventions are addressed. Also emphasized are precautions, contraindications and possible complications of various interventions. The course format is lecture, discussion and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via quizzes, cumulative examinations and competency-based oral/practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is a comprehensive examination of common adult and pediatric neurological disorders. Emphasis is placed upon the etiology, pathology, clinical presentation, medical testing, management, prognosis and rehabilitation of various disorders. The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via quizzes and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the lab companion to PHT 2162 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed upon students completing the appropriate data collection, neurorehabilitative techniques and patient/caregiver education required for the treatment of disorders discussed in the lecture portion of the course. Students will develop treatment plans based upon the physical therapist's plan of care/goals, medical reports and the patient response. The course format is mainly demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skills checks and oral/practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course builds upon the foundation of the musculoskeletal system and introduces common treatments in physical therapy practice. The effects and therapeutic benefits of range of motion, soft tissue stretching, joint mobilization, and muscle strengthening are examined. Considerations requiring treatment modifications are emphasized. The course format is lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via assignments, quizzes, and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the lab companion to PHT 2224 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed upon range of motion, stretching, joint mobilization, and strengthening techniques. The course format is demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skill checks and oral/practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course builds on exercise concepts introduced in Therapeutic Exercise I and integrates knowledge of musculoskeletal and orthopedic dysfunctions. The conservative and post-surgical rehabilitation for specific pathologies is emphasized. The course format is lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via quizzes and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the lab companion to PHT 2228 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed upon students completing the appropriate data collection, interventions and patient/caregiver education required for the treatment of disorders discussed in the lecture portion of this course. Students will develop treatment plans based upon the physical therapist's plan of care/goals, medical reports and the patient response. The course format is mainly demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skill checks and oral/practical exams. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is a comprehensive examination of common adult neurological disorders. Emphasis is placed upon the etiology, pathology, clinical presentation, medical testing, management, prognosis and neurorehabilitation techniques for cerebral vascular accidents, cerebellar disorders and other balance disorders. Normal pediatric sensorimotor development is reviewed. The course format is lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via assignments, projects, quizzes and cumulative examinations.
This course is the lab companion to PHT 2253 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed upon students completing the appropriate data collection, neurorehabilitative techniques and patient/caregiver education required for the treatment of disorders discussed in the lecture portion of the course. Students will develop interventions based upon the physical therapist's plan of care/goals, medical reports and the patient response. The course format is demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skill checks and oral/practical exams. Lab fee required.
This course is a comprehensive examination of common adult and pediatric neurological disorders. Emphasis is placed upon the etiology, pathology, clinical presentation, medical testing, management, prognosis, and neurorehabilitation techniques for various disorders including, but not limited to, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, upper and lower motor neuron disorders, ALS, and pediatric neurological disorders. The course format is lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via assignments, projects, quizzes and cumulative examinations.
This course is the lab companion to PHT 2255 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed upon students completing the appropriate data collection, neurorehabilitative techniques and patient/caregiver education required for the treatment of disorders discussed in the lecture portion of the course. Students will develop interventions based upon the physical therapist's plan of care/goals, medical reports and the patient response. The course format is demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skill checks and oral/practical exams. Lab fee required.
This course is a comprehensive examination of the role of the cardiopulmonary system on physical therapy practice. Common pathologies, treatments, medications, lab values, imaging, and necessary treatment modifications for the cardiovascular, respiratory, and hematologic systems are discussed. The course format is lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via assignments, projects, quizzes, and cumulative examinations. Lab fee required.
This course is the lab companion to PHT 2289 and provides laboratory practice for those skills requiring hands-on experience. Emphasis is placed on mobilizing patients with various cardiac precautions, auscultating heart and lung sounds, airway clearance, and interpreting and responding to electrocardiogram abnormalities. The course format is demonstration and practice of psychomotor skills in the lab environment with the use of patient simulators. Learning in this course is evaluated via competency-based skill checks and oral/practice exams. Lab fee required.
This course includes the pathologies, treatment modifications, pertinent medications, lab values and imaging for multiple body systems including, but not limited to, immune, integumentary, lymphatic and male reproductive. Additionally, non-system diagnosis including oncology and pertinent genetic/developmental disorders are examined. Lab demonstrations and practice will include wound care treatments such as pulsed lavage, sterile technique, wound dressings, wound cleansing, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, laser compression garments, edema pumps, edema measurement and compete decongestive therapy. Learning in this course is evaluated via assignments, projects, quizzes, cumulative exams, competency-based skill checks and oral/practical exams.
This course includes the pathologies treatment modifications, pertinent medications, lab values, and imaging for multiple body systems including, but not limited to, endocrine, renal, gastrointestinal, hepatic, metabolic and women's reproductive health considerations. The course format is lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via assignments, projects, quizzes and cumulative examinations.
This course emphasizes the etiology, pathology, clinical presentation, prognosis and general medical management of a variety of musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, integumentary, metabolic and other system disorders most commonly seen in physical therapy practice. Medical management, including lab values, imaging, pharmacology and their significance and consideration in treatment is emphasized. The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via quizzes and cumulative examinations. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the second of two full-time clinical experiences designed to prepare students for entry-level clinical practice. Students will treat patients under the guidance and supervision of a licensed physical therapist or a physical therapist assistant. Learning in this course is primarily evaluated with the Clinical Performance Instrument.
This course is the last of three full-time clinical experiences designed to prepare students for entry-level clinical practice. Students will treat patients under the guidance and supervision of a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. Learning in this course is primarily evaluated with the Clinical Performance Instrument. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is scheduled for the individual student who wishes to explore additional topics within the discipline.
This course is scheduled for the individual student who wishes to explore additional topics within the discipline.
This course is scheduled for the individual student who wishes to explore additional topics within the discipline.
This course is scheduled for the individual student who wishes to explore additional topics within the discipline.
This course guides the physical therapist assistant student in the transition from student to licensed PTA. The course emphasizes Florida laws and administrative code regarding physical therapy. Students will also learn test-taking strategies for the national PTA licensing examination. The course also involves self-examination of behaviors, strengths, weaknesses and practice constraints in clinical settings within the scope of legal, ethical, professional and practice parameters that have been set for the profession of physical therapy. The course format is mainly lecture and discussion. Learning in this course is evaluated via online discussions, presentations, quizzes and cumulative examinations. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is designed to provide the student with an overall understanding and orientation to the field of pharmacy technology. Included in the course is an overview and historical development of pharmacy and the healthcare delivery system. It will introduce the student to the organizational structure and function of the pharmacy in various areas, such as retail, hospital, nursing home and home health care. Included in the course is the use of computer applications in processing pharmacy prescription data, discussion of medical-legal concepts as they relate to the practice of the pharmacy technician and understanding how communication skills are linked to customer care and routine inquiries. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the first part of a two-semester course that will include a study of the introduction to pharmacology, biological factors affecting the action of drugs and the various medications prescribed for the treatment of selected illnesses and diseases. Emphasis will be on sources, classifications, strengths, indications, dosages, side effects, precautions of medications and alternative and complementary therapy. The course is designed to include a study of anti-infective drugs, the nervous system, the endocrine system, pain and inflammatory agents. Emphasis will be placed on medication effects on the nervous system, local anesthetics, antiepileptics, antiparkinson, narcotics, analgesics, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and antipsychotic drugs. This course will discuss special considerations for therapeutic agents administered throughout the lifespan. This course will introduce the top 200 prescription drugs. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is the second part of a two-semester course that will continue the study of the introduction to pharmacology, biological factors affecting the action of drugs and the various medications prescribed for treatment of selected illnesses and diseases. This course will be a comprehensive overview of current medications dispensed by classes, their effects on body systems, indications, side effects, dosages and contraindications. The course will include a study of integumentary, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, urinary, respiratory systems, cancer drugs and chemotherapy. Emphasis will be placed on antianginal, hypolipidemic, anticoagulants, antihypertensive, antacids, diuretics, antihistamines, bronchodilators, musculoskeletal and joint diseases, cytotoxic drug and blood modifiers. Also in this course, the student will learn about how the body uses vitamins and electrolytes and available antidotes to treat poisoning. This course will continue the topic on the top 200 prescription drugs. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is designed to expand the advanced practice student's knowledge of pharmacotherapeutics, which includes the cellular response level and management of individuals in the acute care and primary care setting. Broad categories of pharmacological agents are examined, such as radiopharmaceuticals. Skills to assess, diagnose and manage a client's common health problems in a safe, high quality, cost-effective manner are emphasized. This course will require pharmacologic principles and concepts of intravenous (IV) therapy as well. It will also allow students to focus on the clinical aspect of the pharmacy technician role and essentially focus on medication safety and accurate strategies to prevent medication errors. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is equipped to introduce the student to administrative aspects and applications involved in working in the pharmacy setting. Subjects covered in this course include interpretation and evaluation of prescription orders, pharmaceutical dosage forms and materials management of pharmaceuticals. This course will provide advanced understanding of the pharmacy formulary system, computer applications in drug use control, pharmacy management elements and medication errors. It will allow the student to identify the element of patient profiles and the process of handling medications. It will also provide a strong focus on records management, inventory control, compensation and methods of payment for pharmacy services. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
In this course various aspects and hands-on applications are demonstrated and practiced, including the practice of proper common compounding medication and dispensing techniques, counting oral medication, the prescription filling process in a retail pharmacy by focusing on processing the prescription and labeling with required information and the use of appropriate containers and repackaging in predetermined quantities. This course will also allow students to prepare electronic purchase orders, maintain stock inventory and practice the aspect of pharmacy management. This course will introduce a pharmacy software program used in data entry. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
In this course students will be introduced to pharmaceutical calculations. Subjects covered include systems of measurements and conversions between each, actual pharmaceutical calculations of drug dosages, demonstrate ability to use common pharmaceutical volume measurement equipment, measurement of time, temperature, capacity and mass/weight and calculation of ratios, proportion and percentage. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the professional aspects of working in pharmacy technology. Subjects covered include pharmaceutical medical terminology and medical abbreviations as related to pharmacy practice. It will provide the student with the necessary skills needed to perform operational duties to demonstrate the applications in processing pharmacy prescription data and maintain pharmacy records. Included in this course is the use of pharmaceutical medical terminology and abbreviations used on prescriptions. It will also provide the student with the necessary skills to recognize and practice infection control, safety and security procedures and to identify methods in medical error reduction and prevention in the pharmacy practice. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
In this course, topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
This course provides the pharmacy technician student the opportunity to apply pharmaceutical knowledge and techniques learned in the classroom setting in a safe and competent manner under the direction of a pharmacist. Students will be expected to gain experiences in assisting the pharmacist in serving patients, maintaining medications, inventory control and participating in the administration and management of a pharmacy practice at a pharmacy setting. Students will gain exposure to on-the-job experience and training in the pharmacy setting and practical application of pharmacy skills and gain experience in all aspects of drug preparation and distribution utilized by participating sites. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course provides the pharmacy technician student the opportunity to apply pharmaceutical knowledge and techniques learned in the classroom setting in a safe and competent manner under the direction of a pharmacist. Students will be expected to gain experiences in assisting the pharmacist in serving patients, maintaining medications, inventory control and participating in the administration and management of a pharmacy practice at a pharmacy setting. Students will gain exposure to on-the-job experience and training in the pharmacy setting and practical application of pharmacy skills and gain experience in all aspects of drug preparation and distribution utilized by participating sites. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course will include a study of intravenous delivery of therapy in the hospital setting as well as other therapies to include arterial, epidural and intrathecal. It will focus on patients and their clinical needs, physician treatment plans and collaboration with other healthcare providers. The foundation of infusion therapy will be discussed, including anatomy, physiology, systems for administering parenteral production, reconstituting parenteral medications and infection control, inpatient practice setting, pharmaceutical calculations review, complications of intravenous therapy and mechanism of actions, clinical indications, pharmacokinetics, contraindications and side effects of selected intravenous medications, and IV Admixture of large volume, IV Piggyback and syringe doses, nutritional preparations and preparation of chemotherapeutic agents using proper safety techniques and using the laminar hood. Treatment modalities will include parental fluids and pharmacologic agents. Legal and ethical aspects of infusion practice will also be reviewed. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course provides the pharmacy technician student the opportunity to apply pharmaceutical knowledge and techniques learned in the classroom setting in a safe, competent manner under the direction of the pharmacist. Students will be expected to gain experiences in either a hospital pharmacy or specialty pharmacy setting. Students will gain exposure to the proper storage requirement, medication control, the process of inventory control and purchasing procedures, on-the-job experience, training in the pharmacy setting, practical application of pharmacy skills and gain experience in all aspects of drug preparation and distribution utilized by participating sites. Also, the student will perform management activities, such as leadership skills and decision-making activities. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course discusses intravenous therapy, including types of intravenous (IV) devices and various types of IV therapy, complications of intravenous therapy and mechanism of actions, clinical indications, pharmacokinetics, contraindications and side effects of selected intravenous medications. The student will learn in detail about advanced pharmacy practices in the United States, including the function of different pharmacy settings such as long-term care, home health care, home infusion pharmacy, managed care and mail order pharmacy and the regulation/legislation related to each setting. Treatment modalities will include advanced nutritional preparations and preparation of chemotherapeutic agents using proper safety techniques. This course will also look at the pharmacologic principles and concepts of intravenous (IV) therapy. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is composed of a laboratory experience designed for the beginning respiratory care student. The course presents skills to perform basic respiratory care in preparation for the first clinical rotation. Students will be introduced to skills, including hand washing and isolation procedures, patient assessment, vitals, breath sounds, patient positioning, oxygen therapy devices, aerosol therapy devices, different oxygen supply systems, airway care and maintenance, and noninvasive ventilation. Students will be expected to be proficient in all skills prior to completion of the course. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is comprised of didactic material designed for the beginning respiratory care student. An introduction to respiratory care, the history of the profession, basic principles of patient safety, recordkeeping (including medical terms and abbreviations), ethical and legal implications of health care, patient education, physical principles of respiratory care, principles of infection control, pulmonary rehabilitation, patient assessment, arterial blood gas puncture and analysis and HIV/blood-borne pathogens are topics discussed in this course. Students enrolled in this course will also enroll in Respiratory Lab Course I. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is a lecture and laboratory experience introducing mechanical function of equipment used in the continuous and intermittent ventilation of patients. Course content includes indications, contraindications and hazards of continuous ventilation with significance given to ventilator management and monitoring techniques. Hands-on laboratory experiences are designed to prepare students for actual clinical situations. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
A course composed of didactic material for the beginning respiratory care student. The course presents basic principles and essential skills necessary to perform basic respiratory care in preparation for the first clinical rotation. Topics include oxygen therapy, storage and delivery of medical gases, indications and hazards of medical gas therapy, humidity and bland aerosol therapy, airway management, bronchial hygiene therapy, airway pharmacology, aerosol drug therapy, non-invasive ventilation and lung expansion therapy. Students enrolled in this course will also enroll in Respiratory Lab Course I. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course allows respiratory therapy students to investigate the nature and cause of cardiopulmonary diseases which involve changes in structure and function. The etiology, clinical manifestation, pathogenesis, laboratory data and treatment for major chronic and acute cardiopulmonary disease entities will be presented. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This is a lecture-laboratory course designed to present invasive and non-invasive monitoring and diagnostic evaluation of patients. Cardiopulmonary assessment is presented utilizing pulmonary function, chest roentgenography, hemodynamic monitoring and general laboratory tests. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course covers the anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system. Topics include physiological functions, including acid base relationship, gas perfusion, functions of ventilator control, ventilation perfusion analysis, cardiopulmonary and renal hemodynamics and blood gas interpretation analysis. Laboratory exercises consistent with didactic material are incorporated into the course. Lab fee required. Students enrolled in this course will also enroll in Respiratory Lab Course I. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course provides supervised clinical experiences which emphasize fundamental respiratory therapy procedures. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course covers the integration of clinical practice and knowledge for the advanced student. Students receive clinical experience in adult intensive care units with an emphasis on mechanic ventilator management. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This is a lecture/laboratory course designed to present advanced cardiopulmonary assessment. Diagnostic and monitoring techniques will be emphasized. Cardiopulmonary hemodynamics, advanced pulmonary function studies, modes of ventilation and new innovations will be stressed. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course deals with the history of pharmacology, regulatory agencies and laws concerning the use of medications. Drug actions, absorption, distribution and use in the human body are discussed. The course places emphasis on respiratory drugs, cardiac drugs and related drugs that the therapist is exposed to in the hospital. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
Respiratory care of the neonate and pediatric patient is presented with special emphasis on physiology, pulmonary complications and related general and intensive care procedures. Also included is neonatal transportation and assessment of the sick newborn and child. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
The student will receive supervised clinical experience emphasizing advanced modes of mechanical ventilation, patient transport and advanced hemodynamic monitoring. During this clinical rotation, students will also rotate through the neonatal and pediatric critical care units. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
The clinical rotation will be in specialty areas of adult, pediatric and neonatal medicine. Clinical skills will focus on adult and pediatric ventilator management, weaning, extubation and hemodynamic assessment. Conferences will be used to assess learning objectives and present cases. During the semester, students will be given the opportunity to become certified in ACLS and NRP. Lab fee required. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
In this course topics of current interest related to respiratory therapy are presented in group instruction.
In this course, topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.

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