HES130 Introduction to Patient Care

Prepares students from different health care disciplines to understand the environment encountered in clinical agencies. Evidence-based medicine and the use of critical thinking form the framework for discussion. Topics include patient's right to privacy; confidentiality; promoting a safe clinical environment; ethical, legal, and cultural issues; documentation; team building; age related concerns; medical terminology; and death and dying.

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Lecture Hours



Reading proficiency and Writing proficiency or RWR090 Reading Writing and Reasoning Minimum Grade of: C


  • Free Elective