Health (HLT*, HPE*, MED*, NTR*)

HLT*103, Investigations in Health Careers (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide the learner students with an overview of the healthcare system, health professions, general anatomy and physiology, principles of the scientific process, medical terminology, documentation, conducting scientific research and the use of information technology in the healthcare environment. The course will also include segments in signs and symptoms of illnesses, medical triage, medical ethics, and the legal responsibilities of healthcare providers. Prerequisite: Eligible for either ENG*101E or ENG 101. (Updated October 2014)

HLT*160/SOC*160, Introduction to Public Health (3 credits)
Gen Ed Competencies: Global KnowledgeScientific ReasoningSocial Phenomena
This course provides a basic overview of public health and various public health systems. It provides a foundation for the understanding of public health principles and practices for any student interested in social work, health careers, biology, health education, or simply being an informed citizen. Topics will include the effects of individual lifestyle decisions and their relation to personal and public health. The course deals with a variety of current public health threats and trends, and how public health professionals play a role in identifying and remediating or avoiding them.  Prerequisite:  Eligible for either ENG* 101E or 
ENG*101. (Updated April 2018) (Fulfills a “D” course requirement for students who enrolled in a degree program prior to the Fall 2016 semester.)

HIM*101 / MED*125, Medical Terminology (3 credits) 
This course is an introduction to basic medical terminology including origins of scientific terms, suffixes and prefixes which will enhance student ability to interpret and discuss scientific and clinical concepts. Concentration is on medical terminology which facilitates the student’s comprehension of materials in patient records, medical reports and scientific articles. Clinical cases including diagnostic reports are utilized for discussion in this course.  Prerequisite: Eligible for either ENG*101E or 101.  (Updated October 2014)

MED*250, Principles of Pharmacology (3 credits)
An examination of the more commonly prescribed medications as they relate to specific body systems. Topics include practices governing the use, dispensing, administration, and storage of pharmaceuticals. Terminology relating to drugs and the administration of drugs is emphasized. Prerequisite: MED*125  (Updated October 2014)

NTR*100, Introduction to Nutrition & Dietetics (1 credit)
This course acquaints students with the nutrition and dietetics profession including the many roles of dietetics professionals and training requirements. In addition, the course will cover continuing education requirements for dietetics professionals to maintain their credentials. Students will also learn how nutrition and dietetics professionals function as members of the health care team. The course complements material presented in HLT*103, Investigations in Health Careers. It may be taken independently, or in conjunction with HLT*103. For students intending to transfer into the Nutrition and Dietetics Associate’s Degree Program at Gateway Community College HLT*103 and NTR*100 will meet program requirements for NTR*101. Prerequisite: Eligible for either ENG*101E or ENG*101. (New course, Fall 2017)