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HTCH 055: Vital Signs and Assisting with Medical Examinations

Course Description

This course covers the duties and responsibilities of the clinical area of a medical office. Students have the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in the following areas: equipment and supplies control; medical asepsis; how to assist with physical examinations (positioning, height, weight, and vision screening); vital signs determination (temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure); and pharmacology.

Units: 2

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Not transferable

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade, Pass/No Pass
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 16 – 18
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 48 – 54

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: HTCH 005

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Not transferable
Last Updated 10/14/22