This course is designed to provide an introduction to the health care environment. Students will cover common Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology used in the health care environment. Focusing on the health care team and delivery systems, students will learn about legal and ethical responsibilities, safety and infection control and interpersonal communication and behaviors. Students will also obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
In Foundations for Health Professions, students will learn how medical terminology is constructed, common suffixes and prefixes, and a summary view of the various body systems and their combining forms in preparation for more in-depth study in anatomy and physiology. They will also get an overview of various learning styles and study tactics that work best with each learning style.