This course provides an overview of  law and ethics for allied health  professionals functioning in a variety of settings. Topical areas include:  the legal system, standards and scope of care and practice, physician patient relationships, standards of professional conduct, public duties, documentation, employment laws and practices, pertinent federal/state statutes, ethical codes, and bioethical issues. The content will provide an understanding of ethical and legal obligations to self, patients, and employers.   


    Prepares individuals desiring to work as nursing assistants with the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for providing basic care in extended care facilities, hospitals and home health agencies under the direction of licensed nurses.  Presents information on the health care system and employment opportunities at a variety of entry levels. It includes an overview of the health care delivery systems, health care teams and legal and ethical considerations.  Individuals who successfully complete this course are eligible to apply to sit for the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) certification exam for nursing assistants.  This course meets the minimum standards set forth by the ISDH for Certified Nursing Assistant training.


    The course will introduce the student to the disease process and aspects of caring for a resident with dementia. This course will include instruction about treating the patient with dementia as a person, medical treatment of dementia, the importance of proper communication, making the environment safe for a person with dementia, including the family in caring for the client with dementia, as well as how to plan activities that are meaningful and fun for the patient with dementia. The course will meet all of the requirements outlined in the Indiana State Department of Health regulations of health care workers in long-term care facilities.

    HLHS 122--Electronic Health Record

    This course will cover the background, history, issues, and barriers to system adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHRs).  The course will focus on real-world use and deployment of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) through readings, hands-on labs, and case studies.  Students will learn the functionality of EHRs and understand how EHRs change healthcare delivery workflows in today’s healthcare facilities. Students will be eligible to take the NHA Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) certification exam after successful completion of the course. 

     HLHS 125--Behavioral Health

    Within the context and application in the healthcare setting, this course will examine theories and research related to behavioral health and abnormal behavior with primary emphasis on symptoms, communication strategies, and interaction with individuals. It will explore fundamental concepts of diversity, disability awareness, addiction, and wellness as they apply to quality of life across the adult lifespan.