Course Catalog : Subject Area




Health Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
HLT 100 First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Focuses on the principles and techniques of safety, first aid, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HLT 105 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
(1 Credit) Provides training in coordinated mouth-to-mouth artificial ventilation and chest compression, choking, life-threatening emergencies, and sudden illness. Equivalent to EMS 100. Lecture 1 hour per week.
HLT 106 First Aid and Safety
(2 credits) Focuses on the principles and techniques of safety and first aid. Lecture 2 hours per week.
HLT 110 Concepts of Personal & Community Health
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Studies the concepts related to the maintenance of health, safety, and the prevention of illness at the personal and community level. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HLT 123 Understanding Cancer
(2 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Explores the prevention, development, progression, and treatment of cancer. Discusses lifestyle risk factors and screening recommendations for specific cancers. Emphasizes healthy behaviors and coping strategies for cancer patients and their caregivers. Lecture 2 hours per week.
HLT 124 Understanding Diabetes
(2 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Explores the development, progression, treatment and prevention of diabetes. Emphasizes healthy meal planning, physical activity, monitoring behaviors, medications, coping and communication strategies for Type II diabetes. Lecture 2 hours per week.
HLT 130 Nutrition and Diet Therapy
(2 credits) Prerequisite(s): HLT 138. Studies nutrients, sources, functions, and requirements with an introduction to diet therapy. Lecture 1 hour + lab 1 hour per week = total 2 hours per week.
HLT 138 Principles of Nutrition
(2 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Studies nutrient components of food, including carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water. Provides a behavioral approach to nutrient guidelines for the development and maintenance of optimum wellness. Lecture 2 hours per week.
HLT 140 Orientation to Health Related Professions
(2 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Explores the interrelated roles and functions of various members of the health team. Lecture 2 hours per week.
HLT 143 Medical Terminology I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Provides an understanding of medical abbreviations and terms. Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, word stems, and technical terms with emphasis on proper spelling, pronunciation, and usage. Emphasizes more complex skills and techniques in understanding medical terminology. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HLT 150 Cross Cultural Health and Wellness Practices
(2 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Explores prevailing cultural values toward health and wellness and compares them with cultures around the world. Presents concepts related to communication, spirituality, family and gender roles, dietary restrictions, traditional practices, reaction to pain and end-of-life decisions. Lecture 2 hours per week.
HLT 156 Health Care for Athletic Injuries
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Teaches prevention and care of athletic injuries, recognition and management of head and spinal injuries, fractures, strains, sprains, as well as cardiac emergencies. Discusses taping, protective equipment, and medical referral. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HLT 200 Human Sexuality
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Provides a basic understanding of human sexuality. Includes anatomy, physiology, pregnancy, family planning, venereal diseases, and sexual variations. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HLT 204 Women's Health
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Explores current issues related to women's health and wellness with an emphasis upon prevention of disease and optimum well being. Takes a multi-ethnic approach to exploring the most up-to-date findings, diagnostic tools, and treatments for breast cancer, reproductive tract illness, heart, and other common diseases faced by women from puberty through menopause. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HLT 206 Exercise Science
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Surveys scientific principles, methodologies, and research as applied to exercise and physical fitness. Emphasizes physiological responses and adaptions to exercise. Addresses basic elements of kinesiology, biomechanics, and motor learning. Presents an introduction to the physical fitness industry. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HLT 210 Workplace Stress Management
(2 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Provides an understanding of the multi-dimensional impacts of stress and its manifestation in the workplace. Explores specific strategies for eliminating, changing and managing stressors in the workplace. Lecture 2 hours per week.
HLT 215 Personal Stress and Stress Management
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Provides a basic understanding of stress and its physical, psychological, and social effects. Includes the relationship between stress and change, self-evaluation, sources of stress, and current coping skills for handling stress. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HLT 217 Exercise and Nutrition for Behavioral Change
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Studies the principles of behavioral change. Applies the stages of change as it relates to motivation in the fitness and nutrition industry. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HLT 220 Concepts of Disease
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite for HLT 220 is ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Emphasizes general principles, classifications, causes, and treatments of selected disease processes. Intended primarily for students enrolled in health technology programs. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HLT 230 Principles of Nutrition and Human Development
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Teaches the relationship between nutrition and human development. Emphasizes nutrients, balanced diet, weight control, and the nutritional needs of an individual. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HLT 232 Healthy and Active Classrooms
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): HLT 110 and ENG 111 and Department Head approval. Analyzes teaching tools and learning styles to enable K-5 educators to instruct health concepts and integrate physical activity into the classroom. Emphasis is placed on developing and demonstrating engaging, grade-appropriate activities that meet school curricula standards and address current issues in health and activity. Strategies for promoting activity and healthful behaviors within the school and community are also discussed. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HLT 240 Consumer Health Education
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Focuses on health fads, myths, misunderstandings, quackeries, deceptions, and fraudulent health practices. Includes selecting and purchasing health products, services, consumer protections, and in the planning and financing of medical care. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HLT 241 Global Health Perspectives
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Examines global health issues and prevention efforts. Analyzes the complex relationship between economics, environment, culture and values in resolving health disparities. Discussion topics include infectious diseases, malnutrition, maternal/child/newborn health, chronic diseases, and emerging infections. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HLT 244 Healthcare in the United States
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Examines the history, structure and functions of healthcare in the United States. Discusses services, providers, settings, technologies, financing and regulation. Analyzes current issues and future directions of healthcare with respect to cost, access and quality of care. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HLT 250 General Pharmacology
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): BIO 142 or (BIO 145 or HLT 143) and Math Essentials 1-5 if required by individual student's placement. Emphasizes general pharmacology for the health related professions covering general principles of drug actions/reactions, major drug classes, specific agent within each class, and routine mathematical calculations needed to determine desired dosages. Lecture 3 hours per week.
HLT 270 Health and Well-Being of the Older Adult
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Focuses on the health of the older adult; teaches health promotion; preventative health techniques; and accident prevention. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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