2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Dec 01, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog

AHS 105 - Professionalism in Health Care Settings

Credits: 3
Lab/Lecture: Three lecture.

Introduces the health occupations student to essential workplace communication and behavioral skills that foster the provision of quality patient care, team work, and employee job satisfaction.
Course Outcomes:
Students will be able to:
  1. define and clarify values related to the role of the health care worker;
  2. identify  varying cultural, social, and ethnic values in the health care environment;
  3. identify critical work ethic skills and commitment to the job;
  4. analyze the importance of self-image and assertiveness for the health care employee;
  5. identify behaviors associated with workplace conduct;
  6. describe appropriate workplace appearance;
  7. prepare a resume and job application;
  8. demonstrate effective preparation for and interviewing behavior;
  9. describe key features of workers’ rights and responsibilities;
  10. analyze team characteristics and dynamics;
  11. list skills needed to be an effective team member;
  12. discuss the impact of change on teams and teamwork;
  13. critique the importance of diversity in team membership;
  14. participate in team-building activities;
  15. manage time and stress;
  16. discuss the importance of professional growth and advancement;
  17. describe basic defense mechanisms;
  18. practice basic communication skills;
  19. role-play a therapeutic interview;
  20. demonstrate communication that fosters dialogue and information-sharing.

This course has additional learning outcomes; please see the course syllabus for a full list of outcomes.

Prerequisite(s): RDG 099  , placement test score, or consent from instructor