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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

AHSE 101 - Survey of Healthcare Careers


Credits: 2
LEC hours per week: 2
This course is both an exploration of potential healthcare-related fields of study and how to succeed in preparing for specific healthcare professional programs. A review of educational requirements and availability of programs leading to starting a career as a healthcare professional will be conducted. Profiles of successful health science students will be examined, with a focus on communication, problem solving and survival skills in training and in the workforce. Formerly: HO 101.
Course Outcomes:
  • Describe the behavioral profile of a successful healthcare professional.
  • List personal traits and attitudes desirable in a member of the healthcare team.
  • Collect and summarize data about specific healthcare careers.
  • Compare and contrast careers within the health science career pathways (diagnostic services, therapeutic services, health informatics, support services or biotechnology research and development).
  • Differentiate the required levels of education and credentialing requirements for specific healthcare professions.
  • Evaluate employment trends in healthcare related jobs using publicly available databases.
  • Demonstrate the application of study and survival skills related to course work and workforce.
Course Topics:
  1. Behavioral profiles of successful healthcare professionals.
  2. Data collection for healthcare related careers.
  3. Employability skills in healthcare careers.
  4. Health Science Career Pathways (diagnostic services, therapeutic services, health informatics, support services or biotechnology research and development).
  5. Education level for healthcare careers.
  6. Credentialing requirements for healthcare professions.
  7. Employment trends in healthcare related jobs.