Category "Healthcare & Medical"

  • Discover a Career as a Pharmacy Technician

    The demand for skilled pharmacy technicians is rapidly growing. If you are interested in a dynamic career in a high paced medical field, this course is for you. This course provides an overview of the history of pharmacology and the day to day responsibilities of a pharmacy technician in hospital and retail pharmacy settings. Common drugs and their uses, as well as how they are administered and possible interactions in the body are described. Patient confidentiality laws, including HIPAA and prescription regulations, such as who can prescribe medication are also discussed.
  • Discover a Career as a Veterinary Assistant

    Becoming a Veterinary Assistant can be a rewarding career in which you have the potential to make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them. This course provides an overview of the history of veterinary medicine and the overall day to day operations in a hospital or clinic setting. You will be introduced to basic skills such as maintaining medical records, pet health care such as grooming and dental practices, and potential diseases that affect animals. The field of veterinary medicine is constantly growing and the job outlook is increasing.
  • Medical Terminology: An Overview

    Medical terms can be complex, confusing and difficult to memorize. By understanding the origins of the words and their building blocks - such as roots, prefixes and suffixes, the terminology will make sense and be easier to use in everyday settings such as doctor’s offices, labs, pharmacies, hospitals and clinics. This course is structured to help you break down commonly used terms and understand how medical terminology relates to body parts, diseases and procedures.
  • COPD: Understanding and Treatment

    Do you or a loved one have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)? COPD is emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or both. About 80 - 90% of COPD diagnoses are caused by smoking. Once COPD occurs, the disease is not reversible. With practical tools and an effective plan, you will have a good understanding of this lung disease, its treatment options, and coping strategies. Our COPD course will help you be better prepared to cope or care for a loved one with the disease.
  • Addiction & Recovery: An Introduction

    Addiction is a chronic disease responsible for destroying lives, devastating families, and taking lives. There are many types of addiction; substance addictions (such as drugs and alcohol) as well as behavioral addictions (such as gambling, sex and eating). Our addiction recovery course provides a solid background for understanding addiction and equips the student with tools for supporting treatment and recovery.  Students will learn the differences between use, abuse, and dependence, the variety of treatment options and the steps that lead toward successful recovery.
  • Diabetes: Prevention and Treatment

    Do you or a loved one have pre-diabetes?  We all know that we need to exercise and watch what we eat, but until something goes wrong, it’s sometimes hard to commit to.  Understanding diabetes will help you take action to reverse or minimize your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Our Diabetes: Prevention and Treatment course will give you practical tools to empower you to take control of your health and share healthy habits with those you love. With practical tools and an effective plan, you will have an opportunity to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes!