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Revision Date: 16-Jul-24
 

Fall 2024 | AHS-1045-VR01 - Introduction to Health Care


In Person Class

Standard courses meet in person at CCV centers, typically once each week for the duration of the semester.

Location: Rutland
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Thursday, 11:45P - 02:45P
Semester Dates: 09-05-2024 to 12-12-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 09-16-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2024 - Refund Policy
Open Seats: 5 (as of 07-19-24 5:05 PM)
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Faculty

Roger Weeden
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Danielle Lafleur Brooks

Course Description

This course provides students with an introduction to the professional health care workplace. Students explore current trends in healthcare as well as the legal and ethical responsibilities of healthcare professionals. Students gain knowledge and practical skills in communication, workplace safety, physical assessment, and caregiving. Basic concepts in medical math, medical terminology, human biology, and human development are introduced.


Essential Objectives

1. Identify fundamental components of the health care delivery system, including current trends and challenges.
2. Identify biases in healthcare, including discrimination, implicit bias, and systemic racism, and the impact they have on the health outcomes of individuals and groups.
3. Describe professional conduct in the healthcare workplace, including expected attitudes, behaviors, standards of dress and hygiene, and teamwork in the care of others.
4. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication techniques for a healthcare setting to include communication with patients, co-workers, and supervisors, including diverse populations.
5. Dramatize interactions with patients, including telephone conversations, appointment scheduling, patient reception, and patient education.
6. Describe ethical and legal responsibilities in a health care setting, including a full understanding of HIPAA regulations.
7. Demonstrate personal and workplace safety techniques, including infection control procedures, body mechanics and safe lifting, and environmental hazards in a health care setting.
8. Employ knowledge of basic body systems and human development to discuss wellness and disease states.
9. Demonstrate math skills and recording standards associated with common measurements, conversions, and calculations in a healthcare setting.
10. Demonstrate and practice physical assessment skills, including obtaining vital signs, height and weight measurements, and general assessment, such as pain evaluation and psychosocial observations.
11. Explore the scope and diversity of career opportunities in health care, establish professional goals, and outline steps to achieve those goals through assignments such as informational interviews, job shadows, or other career-exploration activities.


Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.


Required Textbooks and Resources

This course uses one or more textbooks/books/simulations.

Fall 2024 textbook details will be available on 2024-05-20. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be specific to this class. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks/books.

AHS-1045-VR01 Link to Textbooks for this course in eCampus.

The last day to use a Financial Aid Advance to purchase textbooks/books is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.


Artificial Intelligence(AI) Policy Statement

CCV recognizes that artificial intelligence (AI) and generative AI tools are widely available and becoming embedded in many online writing and creative applications.

Integrated: This course's generative AI policy acknowledges the use of AI is an essential skill in today's world. By using genAI for specific purposes, students become equipped with relevant skills and tools necessary to thrive in a technology-driven society. Emphasizing the mastery of generative AI should empower you to harness its potential, enhancing your problem-solving abilities and preparing you for future challenges and opportunities. Be aware, however, that any time generative AI is used at any point in the assignment without attribution it may be considered a violation of CCV's Academic Integrity Policy.

When it comes assignment completion and discussion boards:

This courses generative AI policy acknowledges technology, including generative AI, plays a supportive role in learning and feedback. During our class, we may use AI writing tools such as ChatGPT or Grammarly in certain specific cases. You will be informed as to when, where, and how these tools are permitted to be used, along with guidance for attribution. Course assignments will indicated acceptance of generative AI with an *AI accepted. This will be discussed during course orientation. Any use outside of these specific cases constitutes a violation of CCV's Academic Integrity Policy.



Methods

Class discussion

• Lecture

• Demonstration

• Simulation

• Vitals Lab

• Imported Assignments (NHA)


Evaluation Criteria

Attendance = 15%

Assignments/Discussion Board = 35%

Vitals Lab = 35%

Quizzes (4) = 20%

Imported Assignments = 15%


Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

 HighLow
A+10098
A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
P10060
NPLess than 600


Weekly Schedule


Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments
 

1

Personality Type and Conflict Resolution

  

Personality Type Information 33 pgs. pdf

Conflict Resolution Handout 1

Behavior Style Worksheet Handout

  

Personality/Behavior Type In Class Assignment

 

2

Health Care Today

  

Chapter 1 - 3

Implicit Bias Video

  

Unit I Worksheet

 

3

The Language of Health Care

  

Chapter 4 - 8

  

The Human Body Worksheet

 

4

The Human Body

    
 

5

Personal & Workplace Safety

  

Chapter 9 - 11

  

Personal & Workplace Sagety Worksheet

 

6

Personal & Workplace Safety

  

Chapter 9 - 11

  

Personal & Workplace Safety Worksheet

 

7

Behavior for Success

  

Chapter 12 - 14

Personality Type Information 33 pgs.

Conflict Resolution Handout

  

Discussion Board

 

8

Communication in the Healthcare Setting

  

Chapter 15 - 19

  
 

9

Communication in the Healthcare Setting

  

Chapter 15 - 19

  
 

10

Health Care Skills

  

Chapter 20 & 21

  
 

11

Vital Signs Lab

    

Students will be paried with another student to take B/P, respiration, heart rate, temp., and height/weight

 

12

Business of Caring

  

Chapter 22 & 23

  

Unit VIII Worksheet

 

13

Resume for Securing Employment

Interviewing

  

Sample resumes

  

Resume submission

 

14

Securing & Maintaining Employment

  

Chapter 24 & 25

  

Discussion Board

 

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.


Participation Expectations

Full participation requires active and thoughtful engagement in class each week. The following habits and skills are important. You'll have the opportunity to self-assess and receive instructor feedback on each of these areas at the mid-point and the end of the semester.

  • Attend class regularly, on-time and for the full session
  • Complete all of the week's reading and assignments before the start of class
  • Listen to others attentively and with an open mind
  • Positively contribute to class discussions and activities
  • Ask questions and seek help when you need it
  • Challenge yourself to do your best work

When it comes assignment completion and discussion boards:

This courses generative AI policy acknowledges technology, including generative AI, plays a supportive role in learning and feedback. During our class, we may use AI writing tools such as ChatGPT or Grammarly in certain specific cases. You will be informed as to when, where, and how these tools are permitted to be used, along with guidance for attribution. Course assignments will indicated acceptance of generative AI with an *AI accepted. This will be discussed during course orientation. Any use outside of these specific cases constitutes a violation of CCV's Academic Integrity Policy.



Missing & Late Work Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential components of a student's success in college and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. Please be aware that missingmore than two (2) classesmay result in a non-satisfactory grade. A late arrival or early departure will constitute absence. Your presence is beneficial to other members of the class. It is an expectation that all students will be punctual. If there are unforeseen circumstances that interfere with your class attendance, please contact the instructor prior to class via email.

Late work is not accepted for a grade. The instructor will inform the class in advance of due dates for assignments. If a student knows in advance that an assignment may be late, email the instructor to make arrangements for submission.


Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:


CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.


Academic Integrity


CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.