Health Science

Classes

HPS 103 : Foundation Competencies for Health Science

This course is designed to assist the student in developing the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be successful in health-related disciplines. Content focuses on development and use of effective study and test taking-skills, assertiveness training, stress management, values clarification, diversity, ethical-legal concept, problem-solving and communication skills. Upon completion of this course the student will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to be successful in the student role.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

As required by program.

Corequisites

As required by program.

HPS 105 : Medical Terminology

This course is an application for the language of medicine. Emphasis is placed on terminology associated with health care, spelling, pronunciation, and meaning associated with prefixes, suffixes, and roots as they relate to anatomical body systems. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to correctly abbreviate medical terms and appropriately use medical terminology in verbal and written communication.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

As required by program.

Corequisites

As required by program.

HPS 118 : Fundamentals of Phlebotomy

This course is designed to train individuals to collect and process blood and other clinical specimens for laboratory testing and to interact with health care personnel, clients, and the general public. Presentation includes equipment and additives, basic anatomy, and techniques for safe and effective venipuncture. The phlebotomy clinical will be a supervised practicum within the clinical setting that provides laboratory practice in phlebotomy. Emphasis will be placed on collection techniques, specimen processing, work flow practices, referrals, and utilizing laboratory information systems. This course will prepare individuals to write the Phlebotomist Certification Examination.

Credits

5

Prerequisites

As required by program.

Corequisites

HPS 119

HPS 119 : Phlebotomy Clinical

The Phlebotomy course is designed to train individuals to properly collect and process blood and other clinical specimens for laboratory testing and to interact with health care personnel, clients, and the general public. Presentation includes equipment and additives, basic anatomy, and techniques for safe and effective venipuncture. The phlebotomy clinical will be a supervised practicum within the clinical setting that provides laboratory practice in phlebotomy. Emphasis will be placed on collection techniques, specimen processing, work flow practices, referrals, and utilizing laboratory information systems. This course will prepare individuals to write the Phlebotomist Certification Examination.

 

12 Contact Hours

Credits

4

MAH 101 : Introductory Mathematics I

This course is a comprehensive review of arithmetic with basic algebra designed to meet the needs of certificate and diploma programs. Topics include business and industry related arithmetic and geometric skills used in measurement, ratio and proportion, exponents and roots, applications of percent, linear equations, formulas, and statistics. Upon completion, students should be able to solve practical problems in their specific occupational areas of study. NCA

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Satisfactory placement score.

MTH 098 : Elementary Algebra

This course is a review of the fundamental arithmetic and algebra operations. The topics include the numbers of ordinary arithmetic and their properties; integers and rational numbers; the solving of equations; polynomials and factoring; and an introduction to systems of equations and graphs. A 50-minute lab is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

MTH 090 or appropriate mathematics placement score.

MTH 099 : Support for Intermediate College Algebra

This Learning Support course provides co-requisite support in mathematics for students enrolled in MTH 100. The material covered in this course is parallel to and supportive of the material taught in MTH 100. Emphasis is placed on providing students with additional academic and noncognitive support with the goal of success in the students’ paired MTH 100 class. This course does not apply toward the general core requirement for mathematics.

Credits

1 - 2

Prerequisites

Appropriate mathematics placement score (MTH 098 is not a pre-requisite for MTH 099. A student who successfully completes MTH 098 is eligible for MTH 100 without the support course.)

Corequisites

MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra

MTH 100 : Intermediate College Algebra

This course provides a study of algebraic concepts such as laws of exponents, polynomial operations, factoring polynomials, radical and rational expressions and equations and quadratic equations. Functions and relations are introducing and graphed. This course does not apply toward the general core requirement for mathematics.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MTH 098 Elementary Algebra or appropriate mathematics placement score.

MTH 110 : Finite Mathematics

This course is intended to give an overview of topics in finite mathematics together with their applications, and is taken primarily by students who are not majoring in science, engineering, commerce, or mathematics (i.e., students who are not required to take Calculus). This course will draw on and significantly enhance the student’s arithmetic and algebraic skills. The course includes sets, counting, permutations, combinations, basic probability (including Bayes’ Theorem), and introduction to statistics (including work with Binomial Distributions and Normal Distributions), matrices and their applications to Markov chains and decision theory. Additional topics may include symbolic logic, linear models, linear programming, the simplex method and applications.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

All core mathematics courses in Alabama must have as a minimum prerequisite high school Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II with an appropriate mathematics placement score. An alternative to this is that the student should successfully pass with a C or higher (S if taken as pass/fail) MTH100 Intermediate College Algebra.

MTH 112 : Pre-Calculus Algebra

This course emphasizes the algebra of functions including polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. The course also covers systems of equations and inequalities, quadratic qualities, and the binomial theorem. Additional topics may include matrices, Cramer’s Rule, and mathematical induction.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

All core mathematics courses in Alabama must have as a minimum prerequisite high school Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II with an appropriate mathematics placement score. An alternative to this is that the student should successfully pass with C or higher (S if taken as pass/fail) MTH100 Intermediate College Algebra.

MTH 113 : Pre-Calculus Trigonometry

This course includes the study of trigonometric (circular functions) and inverse trigonometric functions, and includes extensive work with trigonometric identities and trigonometric equations. The course also covers vectors, complex numbers, DeMoivre’s Theorem, and polar coordinates. Additional topics may include conic sections, sequences, and using matrices to solve linear systems.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

A minimum Prerequisite of high school Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II with an appropriate mathematics placement score is required. An alternative to this is that the student should successfully pass with a C or higher (S if taken as pass/fail) MTH 112 Pre-calculus Algebra.

MTH 125 : Calculus I

This is the first of three courses in the basic calculus sequence taken primarily by students in science, engineering, and mathematics. Topics include the limit of a function; the derivative of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; and the definite integral and its basic applications to area problems. Applications of the derivative are covered in detail, including approximations of error using differentials, maximum and minimum problems, and curve sketching using calculus.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

A minimum Prerequisite of high school Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II with an appropriate mathematics placement score is required. An alternative to this is that the student should successfully pass MTH 113 or MTH 115 with a grade of C or higher.

MTH 126 : Calculus II

This is the second of three courses in the basic calculus sequence. Topics include vectors in the plane and in space, lines and planes in space, applications of integration (such as volume, arc length, work and average value), techniques of integration, infinite series, polar coordinates, and parametric equations.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

A minimum Prerequisite of high school Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II with an appropriate mathematics placement score is required. An alternative to this is that the student should successfully pass MTH 125 with a C or higher.

MTH 131 : Mathematics in General Education I

This course is designed for general education and for all students in education programs except those who will concentrate on science or mathematics. Emphasis is on the structure of the number system from the integers to the real numbers, logic, numeration systems, prime numbers, basic concepts of algebra, elementary probability and statistics, graphs, informal geometry, and, the metric system. This course does not apply to the general core requirement for mathematics.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

As required by program.

MTH 227 : Calculus III

This is the third of three courses in the basic calculus sequence. Topics include vector functions, functions of two or more variables, partial derivatives (including applications), quadric surfaces, multiple integration, and vector calculus (including Green’s Theorem, Curl and Divergence, surface integrals, and Stokes’ Theorem).

Credits

4

Prerequisites

MTH 126.

MTH 231 : Math for the Elementary Teacher I

This course is designed to provide appropriate insights into mathematics for students majoring in elementary education and to ensure that students going into elementary education are more than proficient at performing basic arithmetic operations. Topics include logic, sets and functions, operations and properties of whole numbers and integers including number theory; manipulatives by teachers to demonstrate abstract concepts; and by students while learning these abstract concepts as emphasized in the class. Upon completion, students are required to demonstrate proficiency in each topic studied as well as to learn teaching techniques that are grade level and subject matter appropriate, and test for mathematical proficiency and the learning of teaching concepts.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

As required by program.

MTH 232 : Math for the Elementary Teacher II

This course is the second of a three-course sequence and is designed to provide appropriate insights into mathematics for students majoring in elementary education and to ensure that students going into elementary education are more proficient at performing basic arithmetic operations. Topics include numeration skills with fractions, decimals and percentages, elementary concepts of probability and statistics, and analytic geometry concepts associated with linear equations and inequalities. The use of manipulatives and calculators in the teaching and learning process is stressed. Upon completion, students will test for mathematical proficiency and the learning of teaching concepts. Students also will demonstrate an appropriate teaching technique by preparing a lesson and teaching it to the class for their final exam grade.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MTH 231.

MTH 233 : Math for the Elementary Teacher III

This course is the third of a three-course sequence and is designed to provide appropriate insights into mathematics for students majoring in elementary education and to ensure that students going into elementary education are more than proficient at performing basic arithmetic operations. Topics include concepts for plane and solid geometry. Emphasis is on linear measurement as well as fundamental concepts of geometry dealing with lines, angles, triangles, polygons, and solids. The metric system is used for measurement through the course. The use of manipulatives and calculators in the teaching and learning process is emphasized. Upon completion, students will be given exams to test for mathematical proficiency and the learning of teaching concepts. Additionally, students will demonstrate teaching techniques by preparing a lesson and teaching it to the class for their final exam grade.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MTH 232.

MTH 238 : Applied Differential Equations I

An introduction to numerical methods, qualitative behavior of first order differential equations, techniques for solving separable and linear equations analytically, and applications to various models {e.g. populations, motion, chemical mixtures, etc.); techniques for solving higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients (general theory, undetermined coefficients, reduction of order and the method of variation of parameters), with emphasis on interpreting the behavior of the solutions, and applications to physical models whose governing equations are of higher order; the Laplace transform as a tool for the solution of initial value problems whose inhomogeneous terms are discontinuous.

Credits

3

Corequisites

MTH 227.