There are many changes that are occurring in today's health science and medical fields. The multiskilled health worker of today must know the structure and function of each body system as well as the common diseases. Besides knowing this basic anatomy one must also know the medical "jargon" associated with the medical field.

This course will facilitate learning in the amazing field of body structure and function as well as the specialized language known as Medical Terminology, used by many in the health care industry.

This course prepares the student to work as an entry-level Patient Care Technician in a clinic, hospital, nursing home or long-term care facility. Students will learn to check vital signs, CPR and First Aid, assist in medical examinations, perform electrocardiograms (EKGs), basic laboratory procedures, and phlebotomy as well as learn to provide basic patient care including bathing, feeding, and ambulating patients. Upon successful completion of the course the student will also be eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association exam to become a Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT).