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Anatomy and Physiology One and Two

Anatomy and Physiology is the study of the structure and function of the human body. This course follows a sequential development of the major body systems in an organized and structured curriculum. The course is designed to give the students a selective overview of human anatomical structure and an analysis of human physiological principles. Labs will include, slide work, dissection of various animals and studies of the human skeleton. The course will also use computer simulated dissection.

RU Anatomy Physiology One                                                                                                                                           RU Anatomy Physiology Two


Emergency and Clinical Care

Emergency and Clinical Care is a course that describes how to respond to emergencies before medical help arrives. The course is designed to give the student the knowledge of how to recognize and respond to an emergency. The intent of the course is to help the student feel more confident in his/her ability to act appropriately in the event of an emergency. Student are prepared to 1) obtain a patient medical history, 2) take and record vital signs relative to medical/dental treatment, and 3) acquire cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification.

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Dynamics of Health Care in Society

Dynamics of Health Care in Society is an orientation to health care and delivery, from an interdisciplinary perspective, with a focus on process skills to include critical thinking, ethical reasoning, effective communication, and self-directed learning abilities. The professional competencies stress application to general issues and topics common to all health care providers. Emphasis is placed on the role of the health care practitioner as both provider and consumer of health care services.

RU Dynamics of Health Care in  Society Course

Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology is the study of words that pertain to body systems, anatomy, physiology, medical processes and procedures and a variety of diseases. It provides specialized language for the health care team, enabling health care workers to communicate in an accurate, articulate and concise manner. This course is designed to give the students a comprehensive knowledge of word construction, definition and use of terms related to all areas of medical science. The course includes but is not limited to terms related to anatomy of the human body, functions of health and disease, and the use of language in processing medical/dental records and claim forms.

RU Word Medical Terminology

Scientific Principles of Nutrition

Scientific principles of nutrition outlines the relationship of diet, lifestyle, and the prevention of disease. An overview of the digestion, absorption, and metabolism of protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, and minerals is provided. Nutrition needs at various stages of the lifespan are stressed. Applying the science of nutrition to your life including needs for fitness and physical activity, evaluating nutrition claims, food labeling, and other consumer concerns are emphasized.

RU Syllabus Scienfitic Principles of Nutrition

Medical Math

This course will provide a review of basic mathematical calculations and will instruct the learner on how to convert equivalents from one system to another and accurately mix and measure drugs. Emphasis will be places on how these techniques are used in the administration of medications for patient use.

RU Medical Math syllabus

Introduction to Clinical Research

This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of what clinical research is and the scientific principles on which it is based. The course starts with a historical perspective on clinical research and then goes on to explore in detail the following topics: purpose and phases of clinical research, clinical trial development and conduct, ethical and regulatory implications, and the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved in clinical research.

RU Introduction to Clinical Research Course Syllabus

Fundamentals of Health and Wellness

This course provides a comprehensive overview of health and wellness. The impact of lifestyle choices on all aspects of personal health are discussed including physical, mental, emotional, social, and environmental. The course will explore topics related to nutrition, physical fitness, stress management, disease prevention, substance abuse, and healthy relationships. The information and skills necessary for making informed and healthful decisions to promote wellness will be discussed with an emphasis on self responsibility

RU Fundamentals of Health and Wellness Course Syllabus

Writing for the Health Professional

Written communication is essential in many professions. In the health care field, there is an increasing demand for competent and qualified professionals who can write well. This introductory course enables the student to recognize and develop writing techniques and processes that are clear, accurate, responsible, and audience appropriate. The course includes developed discussion regarding various aspects of writing mechanics and structure and also ties in practical applications to common writing situations found in the medical setting.
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