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AH 120: Medical Terminology
(1) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 103.

Offered during the day in the Fall Semester and during the evening in the Spring Semester. Designed to provide a basic foundation for those working in health-related fields with medical vocabulary, including words associated with common laboratory, X-ray and surgical procedures, medical abbreviations, medical illnesses, and signs and symptoms of disease. Required for Radiographic/Imaging Sciences majors.

AH NC005: Medical Assistant I: Administrative & Clinical Instruction

This course prepares students to work as entry-level Medical Assistants in medical offices and clinics. The Administrative (Front Office) component includes HIPAA and other legal regulations, medical records, patient reception, and appointment scheduling. Clinical (Back Office) instruction includes: infection control, vital signs, diagnostic tests, and assisting with primary/family care and specialties such as surgery, OB/GYN, and pediatrics.

AH NC006: Medical Assistant II: Job Readiness & Field Work

This 160 hour course gives students job readiness skills and hands-on experience as Medical Assistants in local medical clinics and offices. Under supervision, students will perform administrative and clinical procedures within the Medical Assistant Scope of Practice, preparing them for future employment. Eligibility requires successful completion of Medical Assistant I, and proof of current immunizations (including hepatitis), current TB test, and CPR and First Aid certification.

AH NC020: Personal Care Attendant I: Basic Care

This course introduces students to entry-level Personal Care Attendant skills. Students will be taught how to assist patients and family with non-medically directed personal care and home management activities. It will prepare students to seek entry-level Personal Care Attendant employment. Topics include: Understanding and Working with Older Patients, Caregiver Ethics and Skills, Home Safety, Physical Movement, Communication, Nutrition, Medication Guidelines, Skin Care and Cleanliness, Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse, and Caring for the Caregiver.

AH NC021: Personal Care Attendant II: Dementia and End of Life Care

This course focuses on dementia and end-of-life care. Students will be given in-depth information on types and causes of dementia and principles of end-of-life care. Topics will include potential causes and successful strategies to deal with communication difficulties and problem behaviors, as well as activities that lead to successful caregiving focused on quality of life. End-of-Life topics will include advanced planning, practical and emotional issues related to death and dying, and community resources for the support of families and caregivers. Skill Advisories: Personal Care Attendant I: Basic Care.

AH NC030: Restorative Nurse Aide Training - Basic Skills

A beginning course designed to prepare licensed CNA’s (Certified Nurse Assistants) to assist patients/residents in maintaining or promoting independence in the areas of mobility, range of motion, and in the performance of activities related to daily living. This course is the first in a two-part series leading to an SBCC Continuing Education Certificate of Completion for Restorative Nurse Assistants.

AH NC031: Restorative Nurse Aide Training - Advanced Skills

In this advanced course for licensed CNA’s, students review the aging effects on the five senses and learn restorative techniques for the therapeutic use of heat and cold, positioning and exercise, and management for cognitive deficit. This course is the second in a two-part series leading to an SBCC Continuing Education Certificate of Completion for Restorative Nurse Assistant.

AH NC040: HCI I: Introduction

Introduces health care interpreting to English/Spanish-speaking individuals who are called upon to interpret for limited English proficient patients in health care settings. The curriculum is based on the standards of the California Health Care Interpreting Association, and emphasizes the basic principles of effective, confidential and culturally sensitive health care interpretation.

AH NC041: HCI II: Health Concepts

Prerequisite: Health Care Interpreting: I

Introduction. Focuses on English/Spanish vocabulary related to anatomy and physiology, common medical conditions and treatments and basic medical knowledge for English/Spanish speaking bilingual individuals who will be interpreting in a health care setting. This knowledge is essential for a health care interpreter to facilitate communication between health care providers and Spanish speaking patients with limited English proficiency.

AH NC042:

Prerequisite: HCI: II - Health Concepts

Builds on concepts and skills learned in HCI II: Health Concepts to further develop basic skills for English/Spanish bilingual interpreting in a health care setting. Active listening, paraphrasing, note-taking and memory capacity techniques emphasized. Focus on expanded cultural appropriateness and medical vocabulary in both languages.

AH NC043: HCI IV: Multiple Settings

Prerequisite: HCI: III - Fundamental Skills

Focus on the role health care interpreters play in disaster/emergency situations. Students acquire intermediate level skills in performing each of the health care interpreting roles and modes of interpreting. Additional medical concepts and terminology are presented.

AH NC044: HCI V: Professional Development

Prerequisite: HCI: IV - Multiple Settings

Development of job-seeking skills for English/Spanish-speaking bilingual individuals to be employed as health care interpreters. Overview of the health care system and federal and California laws, regulations and policies relevant to health care interpreting. Information on local, national and international associations for professional interpreters presented. Provides interpreting practice through simulation for the advanced level student.

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