Health Occupations (HEOC)

BASIC CONCEPTS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
HEOC 100 4 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Introduction to basic anatomical and physiological concepts as they apply to the following health occupations: EMT, Pharmacy Tech, Medical Assisting, and Phlebotomy. Basic overview of all body systems including the respiratory, muscular, urinary, reproductive, digestive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, nervous, skeletal, integumentary and the senses. The course includes a laboratory component that is integral to the course concepts and skills. [GE]

HEALTH CARE DELIVERY & CAREER EXPLORATION
HEOC 104 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

An introduction to the healthcare delivery system in the United States and the many health professions available as career choices, as well as their academic, licensing, and certification requirements. [GE]

AIDS EDUCATION
HEOC 120 1 Credit/Unit

11 hours of lecture

A comprehensive look at AIDS, etiology, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, treatment, transmission, testing, legal, ethical and psychological issues. Fulfills Washington State Department of Licensing requirement for license renewal for persons governed by Chapter 18.130.RCW. [GE] [PNP]

PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH ASSISTANTS
HEOC 130 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: BIOL 164 (or 160) or HEOC 100, BMED 110, consent of Health Occupations or Business Technology Advisor.

Introduction to the basics of medication administration including trade and generic names of prescription and over-the-counter medications commonly prescribed, medication classifications, routes of administration, dosages, effects and implications and appropriate methods of documentation. [GE] [PNP]

LABORATORY PROCEDURES FOR THE MEDICAL OFFICE
HEOC 160 4 Credits/Units

22 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BTEC 163 or consent of the Health Occupation Advisor.

Specimen collection and processing. Basic laboratory tests: blood count, microscopic urine tests; microbiology specimen handling (including gram smears and basic culture techniques) blood typing and prepared test kit use. Equipment use and maintenance. Re-agent storage and handling. Lab safety emphasized. [GE]

COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
HEOC 199 5 Credits/Units

165 hours of clinical

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

Supervised work experience in an approved job. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. [GE]

SELECTED TOPICS
HEOC 280 5 Credits/Units

55 hours of lecture

Selected topics in Health Occupations. Topics vary and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. Because the course varies in content, it is repeatable for credit. Specific topics are listed in the term class schedule. [GE]

SPECIAL PROJECTS
HEOC 290 15 Credits/Units

Prerequisite: Consent of the Science and Health Sciences Dean.

Learning contract with the student to meet specialized needs of the individual. Credit based upon the type of learning activities planned. Credit not applicable toward a major at Clark College. [GE]