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Edmonds Community College    
  Feb 23, 2018
2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AHE 116 - Introduction to Healthcare

4.0 Credits
Explore the health care industry, regulatory systems and essential communication and decision-making skills for health care workers. Introduction to health occupations and educational requirements. Teaches basic skills and terminology common to health occupations.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:

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

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