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SVCC Catalog/Handbook 2017-2018

142 Southside Virginia

142 Southside Virginia Community College HIS 180 Historical Archaeology (3 Cr) Introduces both the methods and theories in historical archaeology as practiced in the United States and worldwide. Includes time and space, field survey, excavation, archival and laboratory research. Includes field trips to site excavations. Lecture 3 hours per week. HIS 187 Interpreting Material Culture (3 Cr) Surveys America’s material culture and provides techniques to interpret artifacts. Lecture 3 hours per week. HIS 188 Field Survey Techniques for Archaeology (3 Cr) Provides an introduction to basic field techniques used in surveying archaeological and architectural sites. Emphasizes hands-on experience in both classroom and field work. Includes methods to identify and record archaeological sites and standing structures, to nominate sites to the National Register of Historic Places, to address relevant preservation laws, to preserve, mark, and catalogue artifacts in the laboratory. Lecture 3 hours per week. HIS 262 United States History in Film (3 Cr) Examines selected topics in the United States history which shaped the American experience, presented in film. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: demonstrated proficiency on the placement examination or successful completion of ENF 1 or ENF 2. HIS 269 Civil War and Reconstruction (3 Cr) Studies factors that led to the division between the States. Examines the war, the home fronts, and the era of Reconstruction. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: demonstrated proficiency on the placement examination or successful completion of ENF 1 or ENF 2. HIS 281 History of Virginia I (3 Cr) Examines the cultural, political, and economic history of the Commonwealth from its beginning to the pres- ent. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: demonstrated proficiency on the placement examination or successful completion of ENF 1 or ENF 2. HEALTH HLT 100 First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (2 Cr) Focuses on the principles and techniques of safety, first aid, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Lecture 2 hours per week. HLT 105 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (1 Cr) Provides training in coordinated mouth-to-mouth artificial ventilation and chest compression, choking, lifethreatening emergencies, and sudden illness. Lecture 1 hour per week. HLT 110 Concepts of Personal and Community Health (3 Cr) Studies the concepts related to the maintenance of health, safety, and the prevention of illness at the per- sonal and community level. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: demonstrated proficiency on the place- ment examination or successful completion of ENF 1 or ENF 2. HLT 121 Introduction to Drug Use and Abuse (3 Cr) Explores the use and abuse of drugs in contemporary society with emphasis upon sociological, physiological, and psychological effects of drugs. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: demonstrated proficiency on the placement examination or successful completion of ENF 1 or ENF 2. HLT 143 Medical Terminology I (3 Cr) 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. Prerequisites: demonstrated proficiency on the placement examination or successful completion of ENF 1 or ENF 2 HLT 215 Personal Stress and Stress Management (3 Cr) Provides a basic understanding of stress and its physical, psychological, and social effects. Includes the relationships between stress and change, self-evaluation, sources of stress, and current coping skills for handling stress. Lecture 3 hours per week. HLT 230 Principles of Nutrition and Human Development (3 Cr) Teaches the relationship between nutrition and human development. Emphasizes nutrients, balanced diet, weight control, and the nutritional needs of an individual. Lectures 3 hours per week. HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT HIM 130 Healthcare Information Systems (3 Cr) Teaches basic concepts of microcomputer software (to

include operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications. Focuses on microcomputer applications and information systems in the Healthcare environment. Provides a working introduction to electronic health information systems for allied health, teaching students how the adoption of electronic health records affects them as future healthcare professionals. Lecture 3 hours per week. HIM 141 Fundamentals of Health Information Systems I (3 Cr) Focuses on health data collection, storage, retrieval and reporting systems, with emphasis on the role of the computer in accomplishing these functions. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. HIM 196 On-Site Training (3 Cr) Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours per week. HIM 229 Performance Improvement in Health Care Settings (2 Cr) Focuses on concepts of facility wide performance improvement, resource management and risk management. Applies tools for data collection and analysis. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week. HIM 230 Information Systems and Technology in Health Care (3 Cr) Explores computer technology and system application in health care. Introduces the information systems life cycle. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. HIM 233 Electronic Health Records Management (3 Cr) Studies new trends in management and processing of health information with emphasis on the electronic health record (EHR). Covers the definition, benefits, standards, functionality, confidentiality and security, and impact of the EHR in the healthcare environment. Explores implementation of the EHR including infra- structure required, project management techniques, information technology systems, workflow processes and redesign in various health care settings. Discusses legal issues created by implementation of the EHR. Pre- requisites: HIM 130 and HIM 230. Lecture 3 hours per week. HIM 253 Health Records Coding (4 Cr) Examines the development of coding classification systems. Introduces ICD-9-CM coding classification system, its format and conventions. Stresses basic coding steps and guidelines according to body systems. Provides actual coding exercises in relation to each system covered. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. Suggested Prerequisites: BIO 100 and HLT 143. College reading and writing competency required. HIM 254 Advanced Coding and Reimbursement (3 Cr) Stresses advanced coding skills through practical exercises using actual medical records. Introduces CPT-4 coding system and guidelines for out-patient/ambulatory surgery coding. Introduces prospective payment system and its integration with ICD-CM-9 coding. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. College reading and writing competence required. Prerequisite: HIM 253. HIM 296 On-Site Training (3 Cr) Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours per week. HUMAN SERVICES HMS 100 Introduction to Human Services (3 Cr) Introduces human service agencies, roles and careers. Presents an historical perspective of the field as it relates to human services today. Additional topics include values clarification and needs of target populations. Lecture 3 hours per week. HMS 121 Basic Counseling Skills I (3 Cr) Develops skills needed to function in a helping relationship. Emphasizes skills in attending, listening and responding. Clarifies personal skill strengths, deficits and goals for skill improvement. Lecture 3 hours per week. HMS 141 Group Dynamics I (3 Cr) Examines the stages of group development, group dynamics, the role of the leader in a group, and recognition of the various types of group processes. Discusses models of group dynamics that occur as a result of group membership dynamics. Lecture 3 hours per week. HMS 190 Coordinated Internship (3 Cr) Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.