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PHY 2514 - General Physics I-A

Academic Hours: 4
PHY 2514 – General Physics I-A (Prerequisite: MAT 1613 or higher). A calculus-based combined lecture and laboratory course covering mechanics and conservation laws, primarily for students of engineering, science, or mathematics. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

PHY 2524 - General Physics II-A

Academic Hours: 4
PHY 2524 – General Physics II-A (Prerequisite: PHY 2514). A calculus-based combined lecture and laboratory course covering electricity, magnetism, and optics, primarily for students of engineering, science or mathematics. Labs associated with this course contain experiments and exercises that reinforce the principles introduced in lecture classes. Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

PNV 1213 - Body Structure and Function

Career Hours: 3
PNV 1213 - Body Structure and Function. This course is a study of body structure and function including each system of the body. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

PNV 1444 - Nursing Fundamentals & Clinic

Career Hours: 14
PNV 1444 - Nursing Fundamentals & Clinical. This course provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to care for the individual in wellness and illness and is applicable across the lifespan, as well as demonstration and supervised practice of the fundamental skills related to practical nursing. Seven hours lecture. Ten hours laboratory. Six hours clinical. Fourteen hours credit.

PNV 1524 - IV Therapy & Pharmacology

Career Hours: 4
PNV 1524 - IV Therapy & Pharmacology (Prerequisites: PNV 1213 & PNV 1444). This course provides the student with principles of IV therapy and pharmacology. Principles covered in the course include the administration of medication, administration of IV fluids, and administration of IV medications included in the scope of practice for the practical nurse. The expanded role of IV therapy included in this course is in accordance with the Mississippi Nursing Practice Law and Administrative Code. Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

PNV 1666 - Medical Surgical Nursing Concepts and Clinical

Technical Hours: 6

PNV 1666 - Medical Surgical Nursing Concepts & Clinical

Career Hours: 6
PNV 1666 – Medical Surgical Nursing Concepts & Clinical. This course provides the student with the basic nursing theory and skills to provide safe and effective care for the adult client experiencing acute, chronic, or life-threatening physical health conditions in selected body systems. Pharmacological and nutritional therapy considerations for various disorders are included. The systems not covered in this course are taught in Alterations in Adult Health Concepts and Clinical (PNV 1676). This course also includes clinical experiences for application of nursing theory and skills for safe and effective care of the adult client experiencing acute, chronic, or life-threatening physical health conditions in all body systems. Four hours lecture. Six hours clinical. Six hours credit.

PNV 1676 - Alterations in Adult Health Concepts & Clinical

Technical Hours: 6

PNV 1676 - Alterations in Adult Health Concepts & Clinical

Career Hours: 6
PNV 1676 – Alterations in Adult Health Concepts & Clinical. This course provides the student with the basic nursing theory and skills to provide safe and effective care for the adult client experiencing acute, chronic, or life-threatening physical health conditions in selected body systems. Pharmacological and nutritional therapy considerations for various disorders are included. The systems not covered in this course are taught in Medical/Surgical Nursing Concepts and Clinical (PNV 1666). This course also includes clinical experiences for application of nursing theory and skills for safe and effective care of the adult client experiencing acute, chronic, or life-threatening physical health conditions in all body systems. Four hours lecture. Six hours clinical. Six hours credit.

PNV 1682 - Adult Health Nursing Concepts & Clinical

Career Hours: 12
PNV 1682 - Adult Health Nursing Concepts & Clinical (Prerequisites: PNV 1213 & PNV 1444). This course is designed to provide the student with the basic theory and clinical experiences needed to provide safe, effective care to the adult client experiencing acute, chronic, or life- threatening physical health conditions in all body systems and the knowledge to prepare for the role transition from student to practical nurse. Eight hours lecture. Four hours clinical. Twelve hours credit.

PNV 1728 - Specialty Areas in Nursing

Career Hours: 8
PNV 1728 - Specialty Areas in Nursing (Prerequisites: PNV 1213 & PNV 1444). This course provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills to promote and/or provide safe and effective care for clients and families during the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods as well as in infancy through adolescence. It also provides the basic knowledge and skills to assist in the promotion of the emotional, mental, and social well-being of the client and family experiencing a mental health alteration. 7.33 lectures. Two hours clinical. Eight hours credit.

PNV 1914 - Nursing Transition

Career Hours: 4
PNV 1914 - Nursing Transition. Nursing Transition promotes the development of clinical decision-making skills and an interest in continued professional development. Legal aspects of nursing and employment opportunities and responsibilities as well as preparation for the State Board Exam are included. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours clinical. Four hours credit.

PSC 1113 - American National Government

Academic Hours: 3
PSC 1113 - American National Government. Survey of the foundations, institutions, and political aspects of American national government. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

PSC 1123 - American State & Local Government

Academic Hours: 3
PSC 1123 - American State and Local Government (Prerequisite: PSC 1113). Survey of the relationship among American local, state and national governments, and the organization, function, and operation of different levels of government. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

PSC 2113 - Comparative Government

Academic Hours: 3
PSC 2113 - Comparative Government. A survey of various governmental systems beyond the United States. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

PSY 1513 - General Psychology

Academic Hours: 3
PSY 1513 - General Psychology. An introduction to the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. This includes history and theories of psychology, research methods, biological bases of behavior, the principles of learning, personality and abnormal behavior. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

PSY 2223 - Perspectives on Child Maltreatment and Child Advocacy

Academic Hours: 3
PSY 2223 – Perspectives on Child Maltreatment and Child Advocacy. This introductory child advocacy studies course covers the historical, legal framework, responses to child maltreatment, and current cultural controversies pertinent to child maltreatment and child advocacy. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

PSY 2513 - Child Psychology

Academic Hours: 3
PSY/EPY 2513 - Child Psychology. A study of various aspects of human growth and development during childhood and emerging adolescence. Topics include biological, psychosocial and cognitive development. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

PSY 2523 - Adolescent Psychology

Academic Hours: 3
PSY/EPY 2523 - Adolescent Psychology. A study of various aspects of human growth and development during adolescence. Topics include biological, psychosocial and cognitive development. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

PSY 2533 - Human Growth & Development

Academic Hours: 3
PSY/EPY 2533 - Human Growth and Development. A study of various aspects of human growth and development from conception through death. Topics include biological, psychosocial and cognitive development. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

PSY 2543 - Applied Behavior Analysis

Academic Hours: 3
PSY 2543 - Applied Behavior Analysis (Prerequisite: PSY 1513). Application of the principles of applied behavior analysis to problems involving human behavior change. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

PTA 1123 - 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 1131 - 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 1213 - 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 1223 - 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 1314 - 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 1324 - 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 1912 - 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 1922 - 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 2234 - 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 2334 - 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 2413 - 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 2423 - 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 2433 - 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.

PTA 2443 - Clinical Education IV

Technical Hours: 3
PTA 2443 - Clinical Education IV (Prerequisites: All Core Physical Therapist Assistant and Clinical Education Courses). This is the third of three culminating clinical education experiences (identified in a Normative Model of PTA Education as the last 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 2513 - Medical Conditions & Related Pathology

Technical Hours: 3
PTA 2513 - Medical Conditions and Related Pathology (Pre/Co-requisites: PTA 1123, 1213, 1314, 1324 1223, 2234, 2413 & 2334). This course provides a basic knowledge of selected diseases and conditions encountered in physical therapy practice. Emphasis is on etiology, pathology, and clinical picture of diseases studied. Various physical therapy procedures in each disability are discussed. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

PTA 2523 - Physical Therapy Seminar

Technical Hours: 3
PTA 2523 - Physical Therapy Seminar (Prerequisite: Four semesters of core Physical Therapist Assistant course work). This course represents a synthesis of previous didactic, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Students are directed to explore a topic or area of interest in physical therapy practice. Recognition of the importance of employability skills after graduation is included. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

PTA 2912 - Seminar III

Technical Hours: 2
PTA 2912 - Seminar III (Prerequisite: PTA 1912 & 1922). This course further develops the principles and characteristics presented in PTA 1912 & PTA 1922. Two hours lecture. Two hours credit.

RST 1312 - Freshman Orientation

Technical Hours: 2
RST 1312 - Freshman Orientation. This course is designed to help students adjust to college life. Course content includes personal, academic, and financial information to assist the student in succeeding in college. The course is designed to teach effective study habits, reading methods, use of the library, note taking, report writing, financial responsibility education and gives the student guidance in collegiate life. Two hours lecture. Two hours credit.

SOC 2113 - Introduction to Sociology

Academic Hours: 3
SOC 2113 - Introduction to Sociology. This course introduces the scientific study of human society and social interaction and examines social forces on individuals and groups. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

SOC 2133 - Social Problems

Academic Hours: 3
SOC 2133 - Social Problems. This course is a study of the theoretical analysis, nature, scope, and effects of contemporary social problems and policy measures used to address them. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

SOC 2143 - Marriage and Family

Academic Hours: 3
SOC 2143 - Marriage and Family. A study of the development of marriage and family as social institutions within society. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

SOC 2213 - Introduction to Anthropology

Academic Hours: 3
SOC 2213 - Introduction to Anthropology. A survey of the four fields and applied anthropology in the comparative study of humanity. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

SOC 2513 - Race and Ethnic Relations

Academic Hours: 3
SOC 2513 - Race and Ethnic Relations. This course examines social and economic conditions among racial and ethnic groups. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I

Academic Hours: 3
SPT/COM 1113 - Public Speaking I (Co-requisite: ENG 1113 or appropriate placement score for ENG 1113). Study and practice in making speeches for a variety of public forums. Major emphasis is placed on effective speech preparation and delivery. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

SPT 1123 - Public Speaking II

Academic Hours: 3
SPT/COM 1123 - Public Speaking II. (Prerequisite: SPT/COM 1113). A continuation in the study of public speaking with an emphasis on research, organization and delivery techniques. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

SPT 1241 - Drama Production I

Academic Hours: 1
SPT 1241 - Drama Production I. Participation in college drama. Required for theatre majors. One hour credit.

SPT 1251 - Drama Production II

Academic Hours: 1
SPT 1251 - Drama Production II. Participation in college drama. Required for theatre majors. One hour credit.

SPT 2173 - Interpersonal Communication

Academic Hours: 3
SPT/COM 2173 Interpersonal Communication (Prerequisite: SPT/COM 1113). Theory and analysis of one-on-one interactions in various settings. The course explores topics such as perception, listening, conflict management, relationship building and maintenance, and relational power. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

SPT 2233 - Theatre Appreciation

Academic Hours: 3
SPT 2233 - Theatre Appreciation. An introduction of the cultural, historical and social aspects of drama. Class content provides an appreciation of theatre and performance art to develop audience standards through demonstration of the unique characteristic of theatre. Fine arts elective. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

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