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

AHSE 110 - HIV/AIDS Education

Credits: 0.7
LEC hours per week: 0.700
Provides the healthcare professional with mandatory instruction involving information/knowledge associated with HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and related diseases. This class meets Washington State certification/licensing requirements for four or seven hour HIV/AIDS training for healthcare providers. Students completing this class will receive a certificate documenting the mandatory training. Formerly: HO 110.
Course Outcomes:
  • Discuss incidence, prevalence, and trends of AIDS cases as seen from a county, state, national, and global perspective.
  • Describe modes of transmission and conditions for infection of the HIV virus, TB, and Hepatitis.
  • Identify main components of infection control practice and policies.
  • Describe the HIV antibody testing and test results.
  • Discuss the natural stages of HIV infection.
  • List and discuss the diseases and infections associated with HIV infection.
  • Describe the current treatment for HIV infection.
  • Recognize the psychosocial issues associated with HIV/AIDS.
  • Identify legal and ethical concerns associated with AIDS.
  • Review TB and the HIV/TB connection.
  • List and discuss the different types of Hepatitis.
Course Topics:
  1. Etiology and epidemiology of HIV
  2. Transmission and infection control
  3. Testing and counseling
  4. Clinical manifestations and treatment
  5. Legal and ethical issues
  6. Psychosocial issues