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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HRP 100 - Success in Health Professions

1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 0 lab periods

An overview of the expectations of the health professional in the modern healthcare setting. Includes strategies for academic success in health programs including methods of study, metacognition, time management, and strategies for success in note-taking, test-taking, reduction of stress, and preparing for a progressive curriculum. Also includes the expectations of the healthcare industry including effective communication (AIDET, SBAR, etc.), critical thinking, safety, professionalism, teamwork and collaboration, quality client service, evidence-based practice, and soft skill development, as well as general healthcare career exploration overview. 

Information: This course is not program-specific, was developed to address all health professional pathways, and is open to the health care-seeking Learner or those in career exploration.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate effective methods of preparation for success in a health-related profession [quality improvement].
  2. Describe effective communication strategies using industry-driven communication models [communication].
  3. Describe professionalism in the healthcare industry [professionalism].
  4. Describe soft skills and their application to teams [teamwork and collaboration].
  5. Describe various health professions and interprofessional dynamics [systems-based practice].
  6. Discuss the concept of safety as the primary goal in healthcare [safety].
  7. Use evidence-based practice to support decision-making [evidence-based practice].
  8. Discuss how behavior impacts patient care outcomes [patient-centered care].
  9. Discuss how knowledge is developed and augmented through information technology [informatics].
  10. Discuss various leadership styles and their impact on other members of the team [leadership].

  1. Module One - overview of the course.
    1. Orientation to the course and expectations.
    2. Overview of professionalism in health professions.
    3. The Theory of Knowing and developing wisdom.
  2. Module Two - self-exploration of learning styles.
    1. Learning styles.
    2. VARK and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment.
    3. Kolb Model of Experiential Learning.
  3. Module Three - metacognitive science.
    1. Triangle of success (skills, attitude, knowledge).
    2. Methods of study using metacognitive science (i.e. deep processing).
    3. Concept mapping.
  4. Module Four - resources for student success.
    1. Tour of resources available through Pima Community College.
    2. External resources for daily living support.
    3. Library.
    4. Financial aid and counseling support.
  5. Module Five - time management.
    1. Time assessment.
    2. Program pathway demands and time budgeting.
    3. Developing time management skills.
  6. Module Six - program pathways and career exploration.
    1. Pathways explained.
    2. Career exploration in the health professions.
    3. Advising and support.
    4. Application, selective admissions, prerequisites and corequisites explained.
  7. Module Seven - critical thinking.
  1. Defining critical thinking.
  2. Developing critical thinking through evidence-based practice.
  1. Module Eight - teamwork and collaboration.
  1. Characteristics and challenges of effective teams.
  2. Interprofessional collaboration exploration.
  3. Developing trust.
  4. TeamSTEPPS framework.
  5. Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP).
  1. Module Nine - note-taking strategies.
  1. Matrix, outline, mind mapping, and Cornell methods.
  2. Application strategies in the pre-lecture, lecture, and post-lecture environments.
  3. Effective note-taking using textbooks.
  1. Module Ten - adapting to the Lecturer.
  1. Review of different lecture styles.
  2. Adaptation to lecture style methods.
  3. Application of non-lecture resources to augment the lecture experience.
  1. Module Eleven - test-taking strategies.
  1. Preparing for the exam.
  2. Strategies to employ during the exam.
  3. Methods to adjust the study plan post-exam (using the feedback loop).
  1. Module Twelve - effective communication in health professions.
  1. Verbal and non-verbal communication strategies.
  2. AIDET, the Four-Ps, and SBAR.
  3. Communication methods and applications.
  1. Module Thirteen - biomedical ethics.
  1. Four principles of biomedical ethics.
  2. Application to healthcare practice.
  1. Module Fourteen - stress management.
  1. Effective stress management techniques.
  2. Resources to support stress management and anxiety.
  1. Module Fifteen - soft skills for the healthcare professional.
  1. Defining soft skills expected in the health professions.
  2. Developing soft skills for empathetic and compassionate patient care.
  3. Caring versus care.
  4. Leadership styles.
  1. Module Sixteen - the future and business of healthcare.
  1. Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS)
  2. Quality assurance.
  3. The Iron Triangle in healthcare: access, cost, and quality.
  4. Digital literacy and informatics.

Effective Term:
Summer 2020