Medical Terminology: Course duration: 3 weeks
This medical terminology course covers the medical language and terminology used by health care professionals everywhere. In easy to review lessons, you'll find our user-friendly format will give you a solid foundation in medical language. You will analyze individual word parts such as prefixes, suffixes and word roots, along with learning body system dynamics, basic medical language, body orientation, health, wellness, and disease terms. You will learn the basic components of medical terminology as it relates to each body system.
Anatomy & Physiology: Course Duration: 6 weeks
The course focuses on a few themes that, when taken together, provide a full view of what the human body is capable of and of the exciting processes going on inside of it. The themes are: Structure and function of the body, and the connection between the two, Homeostasis, the body’s natural tendency to maintain a stable internal environment, Levels of Organization, the major levels of organization in the human organism from the chemical and cellular levels to the tissues, organs and organ systems, and Integration of Systems, concerning which systems are subsets of larger systems, and how they function together in harmony and conflict.
Ultimately, your understanding of the material offered in this course will provide you with a solid foundation to explore careers in the health and fitness industries.
Law & Ethics for health care professionals: Course duration: 5 weeks
This course is perfect for any health care worker as it illustrates the numerous legal and ethical issues that health care professionals face every day. The topics are derived from real-life experiences and dilemmas from a variety of health care practitioners. Through the use of Learning Outcomes, Key Terms, Ethics Issues, Chapter Reviews, Case Studies, Internet Activities, Court Cases, and Video Vignettes, students hear from health care practitioners in various locations throughout the United States as they encounter legal and ethical problems and situations. Students will practice critical thinking skills to decide how to resolve the real-life situations or theoretical scenarios, determine why the court made a particular ruling and decide how the issues are relevant to the health care profession they will encounter today.
Introduction to Health Care: Course duration: 8 weeks
This course is wonderful for someone who has had no previous exposure to clinical or administrative health care. We cover a broad range of basic health-related topics, including health principles and how cultural differences are related to wellness. Learn about drug use and misuse; nutrition and fitness; causes of, and treatments for diseases and loss and grief. Learn more about the American health care system from the view of both provider and patient. Find out about the impact that managed care has on the quality of care, different types of health insurance and providers and their roles in the delivery system. Examine the legalities and ethics of the health care delivery system.