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Edmonds Community College    
  Jan 17, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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AHE 116 - Introduction to Healthcare

4.0 Credits
Explore the healthcare industry, regulatory systems and essential communication and decision-making skills for healthcare workers. Introduction to health occupations and educational requirements. Teaches basic skills and terminology common to health occupations.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast the various healthcare careers available to determine which careers are of interest.
  2. Discuss factors that should be considered when seeking a healthcare occupation, such as duties, educational and credentialing requirements, job satisfaction, working environment, and career advancement.
  3. Explore the differences and similarities among healthcare settings, services and providers.
  4. Discuss current issues and trends in healthcare.
  5. Identify behaviors and attitudes consistent with those of successful healthcare professionals.
  6. Discuss interpersonal communications and demonstrate the process of language, listening skills, and nonverbal communications.
  7. Demonstrate basic problem solving skills.
  8. Recognize legal and ethical standards that affect workers within the healthcare industry.
  9. Explain the key concepts of patients’ rights and the laws that govern patient confidentiality.
  10. Describe the fundamentals of wellness and its impact on the disease process.
  11. Discuss and/or demonstrate basic skills required for a variety health occupations (i.e., safety, asepsis, and body mechanics).

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