Acquire the basic computer skills required for employment as an Allied Health professional. Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Windows, file management, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access. Along with learning the basic components of the computer, students will learn to navigate the desktop; store and retrieve files; create, save and print a Word document; work with formulas and tables in an Excel spreadsheet; and create and modify an Access database. Purchase of Textbook and USB Flash Drive required. Senior adult and disabled course fee tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Think like a healthcare professional! Gain the knowledge and skills you need to compete in the current job market. In this course, you will explore core competencies such as communication, infection control, and professionalism, shared by all healthcare careers. Take this opportunity to learn more about your chosen field and meet other professionals in current practice. Textbook required and available in the College Store. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply. Transcript available.
Make the transition from the role of a student to that of a professional in the healthcare industry. In this course, you will prepare to take on new challenges, act responsibly, and avoid the pitfalls that can prevent you from making the most of your externship. Topics include individual responsibilities, externship interviews, professional etiquette, completion requirements, and performance evaluation. Textbook required and available in the College Store. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Professionalism is a state of mind. The experiences patients have with individual healthcare providers influence the perception of quality. High-quality healthcare keeps patients coming back when the need for care arises in the future. Earn recognition as a healthcare professional by exploring who you are as a person and what sets you apart from others. Topics include healthcare industry overview, work ethic and performance, personal traits and behaviors, cultural competency, employment, and career development. Textbook required and available in the College Store. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course is designed for medical care providers and provides instruction for CPR (one- and two-rescuer) and relief of choking for the adult, child, and infant victim. Topics include the use of airway devices like the bag valve mask and various pocket masks. All participants must be able to kneel on the floor beside a manikin for extended periods of time. There is a 25-question test with a passing score of 84% required. Textbook required and available in the College Store. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course, designed for anyone with a reasonable chance of coming into contact with bloodborne pathogens, provides instruction regarding workplace exposure. Topics include reducing the chance of exposure, personal protective equipment, and exposure incident response. Meets Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements for bloodborne pathogens training when paired with site-specific instruction. Participation certificate provided upon course completion. Textbook required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the complexity of the human body! You will learn how our body systems work together, identify common disorders of each body system, and define selected anatomical terms. Instructional delivery includes both face-to-face classroom sessions and an online component. You must have access to a computer outside the classroom to complete assignments and quizzes. If you are interested in this course, you can assess your readiness for classes with an online component by going to www.harford.edu/online and taking the quiz, "Is distance learning right for you?" Textbook required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Identify the pertinent and relevant information you need to know about healthcare law and medical ethics. Topics include scope of practice, employment law, privacy and confidentiality, malpractice and negligence, ethical decision-making, and professional responsibilities. Textbook required and available in the College Store. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Learn to collect blood and body fluid specimens used in throat cultures, urinalysis and stool cultures, and prepare samples for testing in a lab. This course presents an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the various systems that require specimen collection, processing and handling of specimens, and laboratory operations. Students must be computer literate and have Internet access to be successful in this course. Attendance is 100% mandatory. Evidence of adequate immunization for rubella, chicken pox, and mumps, and proof of a current negative TB skin test or a negative chest x-ray reading required before admission to clinical. Students must be at least 18 years old and possess a high school diploma or GED. Prerequisites: Foundations of Healthcare, HIPAA Compliance, Healthcare Externship Preparation, Healthcare Professionalism, Healthcare Provider CPR, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Introduction to Business Computing, Law & Medical Ethics, and Medical Terminology. You may test out of selected prerequisites by making an appointment at the Test Center (443-412-2352) and requesting exams for HIPAA (HIPA), Human Anatomy & Physiology (HAP), and Medical Terminology (MTER). Those who successfully complete the Venipuncture & Specimen Collection course and the Venipuncture & Specimen Collection Clinical meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the national certification exam. Cost of testing is the responsibility of the student. Textbook required. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
This course is designed to supplement the training provided in the Venipuncture and Specimen Collection course. Participants must successfully complete the Venipuncture and Specimen collection course and have all appropriate paperwork submitted prior to placement. Students will gain practical experience working in 80 clinical hours. The start date, time and appropriate site for this clinical placement is arranged with each student through the phlebotomy program specialist. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Must also enroll in 45607. Placement may take up to 6months. Evening and weekend hours unavailable.