Health

Classes

HLTH 123 : Introduction to Clinical Skills and Patient Care

HLTH 123 provides an opportunity for students to discover their suitability for a career in direct client care and clinical medicine. Personal and cultural values and practices, professional conduct, and team-based care will be explored. In depth study will focus on medical terminology, common illnesses, interviewing patients, clinical cases, health care service models, workforce, and provider organizations. Safety/OSHA/HIPPA, CPR/AED certification, payor systems, and health ethics. Concepts and skills learned will be supplemented with site visits to healthcare facilities and guest lectures from selected healthcare professionals.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Explain the relationship, interplay and trust between patients and providers;
  • Distinguish different levels of healthcare, types of care, healthcare workforce and provider organizations;
  • Perform skill sets pertaining to patient-centered care;
  • Communicate effectively in written and verbal forms.

HLTH 123C : Introduction to Clinical Skills and Patient Care

HLTH 123C will be taught by a registered nurse and satisfies the requirements for the State of Hawaii Certified Nurses Aide Licensure. This course provides an opportunity for students to discover their suitability for a career in direct client care and clinical medicine. Personal and cultural values and practices, professional conduct, and team-based care will be explored. In depth study will focus on medical terminology, common illnesses, interviewing patients, clinical cases, health care service models, workforce, and provider organizations. Safety/OSHA/HIPPA, CPR/AED certification, payor systems and health ethics. Concepts and skills learned will be supplemented with site visits to healthcare facilities and guest lectures from selected healthcare professionals.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Explain the relationship, interplay, and trust between patients and providers;
  • Distinguish different levels of healthcare, types of care, healthcare workforce and provider organizations;
  • Perform skill sets pertaining to patient-centered care;
  • Communicate effectively in written and verbal forms.

HLTH 124 : Introduction to Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and Healing: Kupuna Care for Nurse Aides

Intro to Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and Healing combines traditional and Western healing knowledge and care giving skills. Training in the Native Hawaiian traditional healing practices focuses on mālama kupuna (elder care), mālama ʻaina (agricultural practices), ʻai pono (healthy nutrition), hoʻoponopno (mutual reciprocation), lomilomi (massage), and lāʻau lapaʻau (plant medicine). The Western elements of the course focuses on human anatomy, medical terminology, basic nursing care, basic home care, nutrition, basic personal care, patient interaction and communication, dressing, bathing and feeding patients, helping patients get out of bed or move about, taking patients' temperature, blood pressure and pulse, and reporting to nurses.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Grade of C or better in HLTH 123 or instructor consent.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Explain appropriate pre and post procedures used when providing care;
  • Successfully perform 14 of the State of Hawaii CNA mandatory skills;
  • Describe the healthcare standards of care.

HLTH 124C : Introduction to Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and Healing: Kupuna Care for Nurse Aides

Intro to Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and Healing combines traditional and Western healing knowledge and caregiving skills. HLTH 124C will be taught by a registered nurse and satisfies the requirements for the State of Hawaii Certified Nurses Aid licensure. Intro to Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and Healing combines traditional and Western healing knowledge and care giving skills. Training in the Native Hawaiian traditional healing practices focuses on mālama kūpuna (elder care), mālama ʻaina (agricultural practices), ʻai pono (healthy nutrition), hoʻoponopno (mutual reciprocation), lomilomi (massage), and lāʻau lapaʻau (plant medicine). The Western elements of the course focuses on human anatomy, medical terminology, basic nursing care, basic home care, nutrition, basic personal care, patient interaction and communication, dressing, bathing and feeding patients, helping patients get out of bed or move about, taking patients' temperature, blood pressure and pulse, and reporting to nurses.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Grade of C or better in HLTH 123C or instructor consent.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Explain appropriate pre- and post-procedures used when providing care
  • Successfully perform 14 of the State of Hawaii CNA mandatory skills; (even with the non-CNA track, they will be performing the same skills)
  • Describe the healthcare standards of care.

HLTH 125 : Survey of Medical Terminology

HLTH 125 familiarizes the student with medical terminology used in both human and animal medicine through analysis of prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. This course covers the pronunciation, spelling, and definitions of selected medical words dealing with mammalian body systems. Commonly used medical abbreviations and pharmacological terms are also discussed.

Credits:

1

Prerequisites:

Grade of “C” or better in ENG 21 or ENG 23, or placement in ENG 100X

Corequisites:

ENG 100.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Correctly define, spell and pronounce selected medical terms dealing with anatomical planes and regions, anatomy of major body systems and associated diseases and disorders.
  • Correctly use plural endings for medical terms.
  • Apply knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes to identify meaning of novel medical terms.
  • Define and give examples of terminology used to describe common surgical and diagnostic procedures.
  • Recognize and define common medical and pharmacological abbreviations.

HLTH 134 : Practicum to Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and Healing: Kupuna care for Nurse Aides

This course is a practicum companion to HLTH 124 and prepares students to work in non-long-term care settings. However, it does not qualify students to sit for the State of Hawaiʻi Nurse Aide exam to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). Intro to Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and Healing combines traditional Western healing knowledge and care giving skills. Training in the Native Hawaiian traditional healing practices focuses on mälama kapuna (elder care), mälama ʻaina (agricultural practices), kaʻaʻike waha (communication), ʻai Pono (healthy nutrition), hoʻoponopono (mutual restitution), lomilomi (massage), and lāʻau lapaʻau (plant medicine). Western knowledge focuses on human anatomy, medical terminology, basic nursing care, basic home care, emergency care, nutrition, dressing, bathing and feeding patients, taking patients' temperature, blood pressure and pulse, and reporting too nurses. (3 hours Clinical Instruction)

Credits:

1

Prerequisites:

Grade of C or better or registration in HLTH 124.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Explain appropriate pre and post procedures used when providing various types of care;
  • Successfully perform 14 of the State of Hawaii CNA mandatory skills.

HLTH 134C : Practicum to Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and Healing: Kupuna care for Nurse Aides

This course is a practicum companion to HLTH 124 and is required for students planning to qualify to sit for the State of Hawaii Nurse Aide exam to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). Intro to Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and Healing combines traditional Western healing knowledge and care giving skills. Training in the Native Hawaiian traditional healing practices focuses on mālama kūpuna (elder care), mālama ʻaina (agricultural practices), kaʻaʻike waha (communication), ʻai Pono (healthy nutrition), hoʻoponopono (mutual restitution), lomilomi (massage), and lāʻau lapaʻau (plant medicine). Western knowledge focuses on human anatomy, medical terminology, basic nursing care, basic home care, emergency care, nutrition, dressing, bathing and feeding patients, taking patients' temperature, blood pressure and pulse, and reporting too nurses. (3 hours clinical instruction)

Credits:

1

Prerequisites:

Grade of C or better or registration in HLTH 124C.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Explain appropriate pre and post procedures used when providing various types of care;
  • Successfully perform 14 of the Hawaii CNA mandatory skills.