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NUR / Nursing Theory I

Technical Hours: 6
NUR 1116 - Nursing Theory I (Prerequisites: BIO 2514 & 2524, BIO 2924, & FCS 1253/BIO 1613). Foundation for all subsequent nursing courses. Introduces the philosophy and conceptual framework of the Holmes Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program. Emphasis is placed on normal, basic needs, physical assessment, nursing process, as well as laboratory experiences and drug calculations. Correlates with NUR 1119. Five hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Six hours credit.

NUR / Nursing I

Technical Hours: 9
NUR 1119 - Nursing I. (Prerequisites: BIO 2514 & 2524, BIO 2924, & FCS 1253/BIO 1613). Foundation for all subsequent nursing courses. Introduction to nursing and to the philosophy and conceptual framework of the Holmes Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program. Emphasis is placed on normal, basic human needs. Fundamental nursing skills are taught and practiced in the learning laboratory and applied in clinical settings. Introduction to pharmacology and to the calculation of dosages and solutions is included. Five hours lecture. Twelve hours laboratory. Nine hours credit.

NUR / Health Issues I

Technical Hours: 1
NUR 1211 - Health Issues I. This course will provide the student an opportunity for in-depth study of current health issues and the impact they have on health care delivery as a whole and the person as an individual. This course will also review relevant content specific to the students' needs. One hour lecture. One hour credit.

NUR / Health Issues II

Technical Hours: 1
NUR 1221 - Health Issues II. This course will provide the student an opportunity for in-depth study of current health issues and the impact they have on health care delivery as a whole and the person as an individual. This course will also review relevant content specific to the students' needs. One hour lecture. One hour credit.

NUR / Nursing II Theory

Technical Hours: 6
NUR 1226 - Nursing II Theory (Prerequisite: NUR 1116 or 1119, ENG 1113, PSY 1513. Pre/Co-requisite: EPY/PSY 2533). This course focuses on the utilization of the nursing process in the care of individuals and families across the lifespan in a variety of health care settings. Basic foundational Medical-Surgical concepts and competencies are introduced. Pharmacology content associated with the Medical- Surgical concepts will be introduced as well. Venipuncture, intravenous/ blood therapy and administration and selected clinical experiences will be included. Five hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Six hours credit.

NUR / Nursing II

Technical Hours: 9
NUR 1229 - Nursing II. (Prerequisite: NUR 1116 or 1119, ENG 1113, PSY 1513, Pre/Co-requisite: EPY/PSY 2533). This course focuses on the utilization of the nursing process in the care of individuals and families across the lifespan in a variety of health care settings. Basic foundational Medical-Surgical concepts and competencies are introduced. Pharmacology content associated with the Medical-Surgical concepts will be introduced as well. Selected laboratory and clinical experiences will be included. The primary clinical focus will be in medical-surgical institutional settings with selected community-based pediatric, obstetric, psychiatric and/or geriatric patients. Six hours lecture. Nine hours laboratory. Nine hours credit.

NUR / Nursing Transitions I

Technical Hours: 6
NUR 1316 - Nursing Transitions I (Prerequisites: BIO 2514 & 2524, BIO 2924, FCS 1253/BIO 1613, ENG 1113, PSY 1513, EPY/PSY 2533). A transitional course designed to assist the LPN in mastering the first semester of the first year ADN objectives and serves as a partial basis for entry into the sophomore nursing courses. It includes content on the registered nurse role and functions that was not a part of the student's LPN education as well as fundamental skills in the areas of physical assessment, nursing process, and drug calculations. Five hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Six hours credit.

NUR / Nursing Transitions II

Technical Hours: 6
NUR 1326 - Nursing Transitions II (Prerequisites: NUR 1316). A transitional course designed to assist the LPN in mastering the second semester of the first year ADN objectives and serves as partial basis for entry into the sophomore courses. It includes basic foundational Medical-Surgical concepts and competencies that are introduced in Nursing II. Pharmacology content associated with the Medical-Surgical concepts will be introduced as well. Venipuncture, intravenous/blood therapy and administration, and selected clinical experiences will be included. Five hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Six hours credit.

NUR / Nursing Externship

Technical Hours: 3
NUR 1413 - Nursing Externship (Prerequisite: NUR 1229 or 1226). This nursing elective course provides the learner with additional opportunity to practice learned skills repetitively, enhance interpersonal skills, and develop organizational skills. The student receives guidance, supervision, and evaluation from a registered nurse preceptor in conjunction with nursing faculty. 270 contact hours per semester. Three hours credit.

NUR / Nursing III

Technical Hours: 9
NUR 2119 - Nursing III (Prerequisites: NUR 1116 & 1226 or 1119 & 1229 or 1316 & 1326; Pre/Co-requisite Humanities or Fine Arts Elective). This course focuses on the utilization of the nursing process in the care of individuals and families across the lifespan in a variety of health care settings. Medical-Surgical concepts and competencies introduced in Nursing II are reinforced and applied as a building block for more complex content. Pharmacology content associated with the Medical-Surgical concepts will be taught as well. Selected laboratory and clinical experiences will be included. The primary clinical focus will be in adult medical-surgical institutional settings with more complex pediatric, obstetric, and psychiatric experiences when available. Six hours lecture. Nine hours laboratory. Nine hours credit.

NUR / Health Issues III

Technical Hours: 1
NUR 2211 - Health Issues III. This course will provide the student an opportunity for in-depth study of current health issues and the impact they have on health care delivery as a whole and the person as an individual. This course will also review relevant content specific to the students' needs. One hour lecture. One hour credit.

NUR / Health Issues IV

Technical Hours: 1
NUR 2221 - Health Issues IV. This course will provide the student an opportunity for in-depth study of current health issues and the impact they have on health care delivery as a whole and the person as an individual. This course will also review relevant content specific to the students' needs. One hour lecture. One hour credit.

NUR / Nursing IV

Technical Hours: 9
NUR 2239 - Nursing IV (Prerequisite: NUR 2119; Co-requisite: NUR 2243). This course focuses on the utilization of the nursing process in the care of individuals and families across the lifespan in a variety of health care settings. Medical-Surgical and Psychiatric concepts and competencies in Nursing III are reinforced and applied with more complexity. Pharmacology content associated with these concepts will be taught as well. Selected laboratory and clinical experiences will be included. The primary clinical focus will be in adult medical-surgical and psychiatric institutional settings with emphasis on more complex and critically ill populations. Leadership and management skills will also be integrated into nursing care experiences. Five hours lecture. Twelve hours laboratory. Nine hours credit.

NUR / Management of Nursing Care

Technical Hours: 3
NUR 2243 - Management of Nursing Care (Prerequisite: NUR 2119; Co-requisite: NUR 2239). This course is designed to integrate basic principles of management and leadership in patient care settings to assist the student in functioning as an associate degree nurse. Emphasis will be placed on NCLEX preparation to assist the student in being successful in obtaining licensure as a registered nurse. Concepts of professionalism and personal growth will also be emphasized with assigned projects and community service hours obtained throughout the program. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

OTA / Foundations of Occupational Therapy

Technical Hours: 3
OTA 1113 - Foundations of Occupational Therapy. This intake course is an introduction to the field of occupational therapy including history, role orientation, professional organizational structure, legal and ethical implications, legislation, specific practice arenas, and the process of service delivery. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

OTA / Medical Terminology

Technical Hours: 1
OTA 1121 - Medical Terminology. This intake course is a study of medical language relating to body systems including diseases, physical conditions, abbreviations, and symbols as applied to occupational therapy. Professional language for occupational therapy will be included. One hour lecture. One hour credit.

OTA / Therapeutic Anatomy

Technical Hours: 2
OTA 1132 - Therapeutic Anatomy. This intake course will focus upon the structures of the human body and their respective functions. Emphasis will be placed upon the muscular, skeletal, and nervous systems. Two hours lecture. Two hours credit.

OTA / Pathology of Psychiatric Conditions

Technical Hours: 3
OTA 1213 - Pathology of Psychiatric Conditions. This intake course provides a basic knowledge of psychiatric disorders encountered in occupational therapy practice. Emphasis is on etiology, prognosis, and management of various psychiatric conditions. The role and function of the OTA in the treatment process is also emphasized. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

OTA / Pathology of Physical Disability Conditions

Technical Hours: 3
OTA 1223 - Pathology of Physical Disability Conditions. This intake course provides a basic knowledge of selected diseases and conditions encountered in occupational therapy practice. Emphasis is on etiology, prognosis, and management of various pathological physical conditions. The role and function of the OTA in the treatment process is also emphasized. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

OTA / Pathology of Developmental Conditions

Technical Hours: 3
OTA 1233 - Pathology of Developmental Conditions. This intake course provides a basic knowledge of selected diseases and conditions encountered in occupational therapy practice. Emphasis is on etiology, prognosis, and management of various pathological developmental conditions. The student will compare and contrast normal and abnormal developmental patterns. The role and function of the OTA in treatment process is also emphasized. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

OTA / Pathology of Orthopedic Conditions

Technical Hours: 3
OTA 1243 - Pathology of Orthopedic Conditions (Prerequisites: OTA 1132 & OTA 1314). This intake course provides a basic knowledge of selected orthopedic conditions encountered in occupational therapy practice. Emphasis is placed upon mechanisms of pathology and basic treatment approaches. The role and function of the OTA in the treatment process is also emphasized. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

OTA / Kinesiology

Technical Hours: 4
OTA 1314 - Kinesiology (Prerequisite: OTA 1132). This intake course studies individual muscles and muscle functions, biomechanical principles of joint motion, gait patterns, normal movement patterns, and goniometry. Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

OTA / Therapeutic Media

Technical Hours: 3
OTA 1413 - Therapeutic Media (Prerequisite: OTA 1113). This manipulation course provides knowledge and use of tools, equipment, and basic techniques of woodworking and craft activities as therapeutic media. Emphasis is given to analyzation and instruction of activities frequently used as occupational therapy media. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

OTA / Occupational Therapy Skills I

Technical Hours: 3
OTA 1423 - Occupational Therapy Skills I. This manipulative course provides fundamental knowledge of practice skills used with patients/clients across the life span and with various diagnoses. Observation and documentation techniques will be introduced. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

OTA / Occupational Therapy Skills II

Technical Hours: 3
OTA 1433 - Occupational Therapy Skills II (Prerequisite: OTA 1423). This manipulative course provides intermediate practice skills used with patients/clients across the life-span and with various diagnosis. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

OTA / Group Process

Technical Hours: 3
OTA 1513 - Group Process. This manipulative course introduces theory and research findings explaining group dynamics. The course teaches the student how to facilitate group effectiveness and the skills to apply that knowledge in practical situations. Methods and skills necessary to plan, write, and lead an occupational therapy group will be taught. The course focuses on the importance of group activity intervention primarily with the psychiatric population. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

OTA / Fieldwork IA

Technical Hours: 3
OTA 1913 - Fieldwork IA (Prerequisite: OTA 1423). This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to observe and participate in clinical fieldwork. The student will also begin to develop professional work habits. Students are expected to function as participant observers in the assigned clinical setting. One hour lecture. Six hours clinical. Three hours credit.

OTA / Occupational Therapy SkillsIII

Technical Hours: 3
OTA 2443 - Occupational Therapy Skills III (Prerequisite: OTA 1433). This manipulation course provides advanced practice skills used with patients/clients across the life-span and with various diagnoses. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

OTA / Concepts in Occupational Therapy

Technical Hours: 4
OTA 2714 - Concepts in Occupational Therapy (Prerequisite: OTA 1223, 1423, 1242 or 1243). This manipulative course studies the occupational therapy treatment techniques for a variety of diagnoses while incorporating theoretical concepts. Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

OTA / Healthcare Systems

Technical Hours: 2
OTA 2812 - Healthcare Systems. This intake course is designed to examine the context of service delivery for occupational therapy. Various models of health care, education, community, and social systems will be examined. Two hours lecture. Two hours credit.

OTA / Fieldwork IB

Technical Hours: 5
OTA 2935 - Fieldwork IB (Prerequisite: OTA 1423). This application course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to apply their knowledge of the occupational therapy process in clinical fieldwork. The student will also begin to develop professional work habits. Students are expected to function as participant observers in the clinical setting. One hour lecture. Twelve hours clinical. Five hours credit.

OTA / Fieldwork IIA

Technical Hours: 6
OTA 2946 - Fieldwork IIA (Prerequisites: OTA 1113, 1121, 1132, 1213, 1223, 1233, 1242, 1314, 1413, 1423, 1433, 1513, 1913, 2443, 2714, 2812, 2935, 2961). This application course synthesizes previous didactic instruction and clinical experiences obtained in Fieldwork I. In Level IIA the student may encounter a variety of populations in a traditional or nontraditional based setting. Students will assume increasing responsibilities under supervision as appropriate for the setting. Eighteen hours clinical. Six hours credit.

OTA / Fieldwork IIB

Technical Hours: 6
OTA 2956 - Fieldwork IIB (Prerequisites: OTA 1113, 1121, 1132, 1213, 1223, 1233, 1242, 1314, 1413, 1423, 1433, 1513, 1913, 2443, 2714, 2812, 2935, 2961). This application course synthesizes previous didactic instruction and clinical experiences obtained in Fieldwork I. In Level IIB, the student may encounter a variety of populations in a traditional or nontraditional based setting. Students will assume increasing responsibilities under supervision as appropriate for the setting. Eighteen hours clinical. Six hours credit.

OTA / Occupational Therapy Transitions I

Technical Hours: 1
OTA 2961 - Occupational Therapy Transitions I. This course provides information and guidance to the student for their transitional process of becoming an Occupational Therapy Practitioner. This course will encompass a variety of professional skills and concepts. In addition, vital life skills will be discussed. One hour lecture. One hour credit.

OTA / Occupational Therapy Transitions II

Technical Hours: 1
OTA 2971 - Occupational Therapy Transitions II (Prerequisite: OTA 2961). This course provides final preparation to the student for the transitional process of becoming an Occupational Therapy Practitioner. Three day seminar. One hour credit.

PNV / Medical Surgical Nursing Concepts and Clinical

Technical Hours: 6

PNV / Alterations in Adult Health Concepts & Clinical

Technical Hours: 6

PTA / Fundamental Concepts of Physical Therapy

Technical Hours: 3
PTA 1123 - Fundamental Concepts of Physical Therapy. This course is an introduction to the field of physical therapy including role orientation, professional organizational structure, legal and ethical implications, and legislation. Historical patterns in the development of the profession will be explored and medical terminology introduced. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

PTA / PTA Practicum I

Technical Hours: 1
PTA 1131 - PTA Practicum I. This course is designed to provide the student with observational time with participation in selected physical therapy activities. Three hours clinical. One hour credit.

PTA / Fundamental Skills for Physical Therapist Assistants

Technical Hours: 3
PTA 1213 - Fundamental Skills for Physical Therapist Assistants (Pre/Co-requisite: PTA 1123). This course provides knowledge of topics utilized in the practice of physical therapy. Topics covered will include positioning, draping, transfers, body mechanics, gait training, and standard precautions. Vital signs, first aid, and emergency techniques will also be covered. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

PTA / Therapeutic Modalities

Technical Hours: 3
PTA 1223 - Therapeutic Modalities (Pre/Co-requisites: PTA 1123, 1213 & 1314). This course is an introduction to the theory and practical application of hydrotherapy, thermotherapy, cryotherapy, light therapy, and mechanotherapy. Emphasis will be placed on the technique of application, indications, and contraindications of modalities. Two hours lecture. One hour laboratory. Three hours credit.

PTA / Kinesiology

Technical Hours: 4
PTA 1314 - Kinesiology (Pre/Co-requisites: PTA 1123 & 1213). This course studies individual muscles and muscle functions, biomechanical principles of joint motion, gait analysis, goniometry, and postural assessment. Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

PTA / Therapeutic Exercise & Rehabilitation I

Technical Hours: 4
PTA 1324 - Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation I (Pre/Co-requisites: PTA 1123, 1213, 1223 & 1314). This course provides an overview of the biochemical and neurophysiological basis and application of various therapeutic exercises. The basics of therapeutic exercise are correlated with specific conditions. This course focuses on rehabilitation techniques in the treatment of a variety of selected conditions. Specialized exercise procedures are emphasized. Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

PTA / Seminar I

Technical Hours: 2
PTA 1912 - Seminar I. This course presents the opportunity for group assembly on a regular basis to work toward achievement of course objectives. Leadership skills, an understanding of group dynamics, community service, interaction with other health education students, and the practice of reading and interpreting professional literature are emphasized. A desire to continue development of knowledge and skills is stressed. Two hours lecture. Two hours credit.

PTA / Seminar II

Technical Hours: 2
PTA 1922 - Seminar II (Prerequisite: PTA 1123). This course provides the opportunity for group assembly on a regular basis to work to achieve course objectives. Demonstration of leadership skills, an understanding of group dynamics, community service, interaction with other health education students, and the practice of reading and interpreting professional literature are further developed. A desire to continue development of knowledge and skills is emphasized. Two hours lecture. Two hours credit.

PTA / Electrotherapy

Technical Hours: 4
PTA 2234 - Electrotherapy (Prerequisites: PTA 1123, 1213 & 1314). This course emphasizes theory and practical application of electrotherapy and other therapeutic procedures. Indications and contraindications of modalities are also discussed. Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

PTA / Therapeutic Exercise & Rehabilitation II

Technical Hours: 4
PTA 2334 - Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation II (Pre/Co-requisites: PTA 1123, 1213, 1223, 1314, 1324 & 2413). This course presents theory, principles, and techniques of therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation for primarily neurological conditions. Methods of functional, motor, and sensory assessment and intervention techniques are included. Principles of prosthetics and orthotics, functional training, and other techniques are covered. Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

PTA / Clinical Education I

Technical Hours: 3
PTA 2413 - Clinical Education I (Prerequisites: Core Physical Therapist Assistant Courses). This course provides supervised clinical experiences in demonstrating the attributes and applying the skills for which students have been deemed competent for the clinical setting. Nine hours clinical. Three hours credit.

PTA / Clinical Education II

Technical Hours: 3
PTA 2423 - Clinical Education II (Prerequisites: Core Physical Therapist Assistant Courses). This is the first of three culminating clinical education experiences (identified in a Normative Model of PTA Education as the first full-time clinical experience) that provide supervised clinical experiences in demonstrating the attributes and applying the skills that prepare students for entry into the physical therapy profession. Nine hours clinical. Three hours credit.

PTA / Clinical Education III

Technical Hours: 3
PTA 2433 - Clinical Education III (Prerequisites: Core Physical Therapist Assistant Courses). This is the second of three culminating clinical education experiences that provide supervised clinical experiences in demonstrating the attributes and applying the skills that prepare students for entry into the Physical Therapy profession. Nine hours clinical. Three hours credit.

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