Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
HSC101Emergency Care1Learn to perform care for medical emergencies: fractures, burns, resuscitation, basic CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, American Heart Level II Standards) Certification.Loading...
HSC105Survey of Health Careers1This course introduces both the variety and requirements for healthcare careers. Basic core knowledge and professional expectations common to all health careers are explored. Workplace safety and an overview of the health system and current trends are also covered.Loading...
HSC109Intro to Health Careers3Students will discover the many options available, including roles and responsibilities in health career options. This course is designed to provide the student with the information necessary to make their health career choice.Loading...
HSC120Medical Terminology I3Builds a medical vocabulary through an understanding of anatomic roots for words denoting body structure, prefixes, suffixes and body functions.Loading...
HSC121Medical Terminology II3Continues to build a medical language vocabulary by studying the musculoskeletal, endocrine, nervous and integumentary systems. Prerequisite: HSC 120 with a grade of C or betterLoading...
HSC159ESL Prep for Healthcare Educ.3This course is designed for the non-native-English-speaking student who plans to enter a healthcare-focused educational program. Students will learn career-specific professional and colloquial English to improve the receiving and sending of messages in healthcare courses, the educational practicum setting, and in the professional clinical setting. Speaking, writing and reading skills will be integrated. The course content is designed to help the student better understand cultural implications when learning about and providing health care in the United States to a diverse population. Prerequisite: A minimum score of 94 in all areas of the ESL COMPASS Test; BIO 733 or instructor permissionLoading...
HSC172Nurse Aide3Entry level skills to seek employment in Iowa skilled facilities. Meets OBRA87 standards. Prerequisite: Criminal/Abuse background check; Immunization form as required by clinical site; Flu vaccine - October through April. See the DMACC web site for more informationLoading...
HSC182Advanced Nurse Aide3A continuation of the Nurse Aide course, providing additional skills and clinical to work in hospital. Prerequisite: HSC 172 or a State-approved 75-hour nurse aide class; Criminal/Abuse background check; Physical and Immunization form as required by clinical site; Flu vaccine - October through April; CPR certification. See the DMACC website for more informationLoading...
HSC183CCDI-Dementia Illness Training1This 15-hour course has been developed to meet the training requirements for Intermediate Care Facilities by providing basic knowledge about Alzheimer's disease and other chronic dementia illnesses. Emphasis is on the physical and psychological changes that take place in the Alzheimer's patient and the importance of appropriate communication. Explanation of the stages of Alzheimer's disease and appropriate interventions will be introduced.Loading...
HSC231Medical Science Observation I2Supervised experience in a medical healthcare agency. Enables students to learn about medical health, accumulate site hours for admission into graduate programs, and apply their skills and knowledge by working directly in the professional field.Loading...
HSC232Medical Science Observation II2Extended supervised experience in a medical science area. Enables students to learn about the field of their interest in medical science, accumulate site hours for admission into graduate programs, and apply their skills and knowledge by working directly in the professional field. Prerequisite: HSC 231Loading...
HSC240Human Nutrition3Understanding and implementing present-day knowledge of nutrition, along with the use of food for health and satisfaction of the individual and family.Loading...
HSC281Limited Radiology5IBN#22 State-required course for people employed in a clinic to take chest and extremities, sinus or spinal x-rays.Loading...