» Health Unit Coordinator Program «
Course Descriptions and Outlines:
This course introduces the Health Unit Coordinator to commonly prescribed medications, pharmaceutical terms, systems of measurement, and medical abbreviations associated with medication orders and prescriptions. The HUC's role with medications will vary between health care facilities. (Prerequisites: None). (2 C/2 Hours/Week).
This course provides the student with the opportunity to apply classroom skills in a clinical setting. Experience will be gained in assisting with and independently performing the non-clinical tasks in a hospital setting that are consistent with the HUC role. Through the internship, the student will gain experience in completing processes and paperwork involved with admissions, transfers, dismissals, preop and postops, transcribing physicians' orders, maintain unit supplies, and communicate on a professional level with the healthcare staff. (Prerequisites: Completion of HUC 1510, HUC 1515, HUC 1516, HUC 1519 and HUC 1524). (4 C/20 hours/week for 8 weeks).