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Community Healthcare Worker-Basic Certificate

City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Community Health Care Worker

Basic Certificate (BC)

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The Community Health Care Worker program is designed to focus on competencies universally required for primary and preventive health care. The curriculum also serves students who may wish to enter into a nursing program or other allied health professions. Research shows that many health educator programs at the university
level (bachelor, masters) require as a core curriculum the same knowledge and competence areas incorporated into this program.

Details: Basic Certificate (BC)

Credit Hours (CH)

Program/Plan Number

0718

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

Also Offered At

 

Career Possibilities

Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

 CH

Program Core Requirements

19  CH
Health Technology TC4
334HLTH 107
Health and the Public 3
Students will examine both historical and contemporary public health stories focusing on the United States to begin to understand the contexts, systems, professionals, tools and skills associated with the public health enterprise. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
334HLTH 110
Public Health and Global Societies 3
The course will introduce students to the main concepts of the public health field and the critical links between global health and social and economic development. Students will be presented with an overview of the determinants of health and how health status is measured. Students will also review the burden of disease, risk factors, and key measures to address the burden of disease in cost-effective ways. The course will cover key concepts and frameworks but will be very practical in orientation. The course will be global in coverage but with a focus on low-and-middle income countries and on the health of the poor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
334HLTH 120
Public Health Study of Disease & Epidemics 3
This course is designed to introduce the basic principles surrounding the distribution of disease and epidemics in human populations. Through the use of lectures and field exercises, students will learn the fundamentals of epidemiology, and the basic science of public health. From historical perspectives to current day context, how disease differentially impacts populations will be the focus. Topics covered include surveillance of disease, the distribution of health outcomes (with particular emphasis on health inequities), outbreak investigation, the impact of the media on health outcomes, measurement of health outcomes, study design, and the impact of epidemiologic students on policy development and implementation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
334HLTH 121
Introduction to Community Health Work 3
This course provides an overview of the health care system and community health work. Students will gain an understanding of the role of the community health workers, the scope of their function and the types of services they may provide, and how they interact with other health personnel and resources. It includes principles of effective verbal and non-verbal communication to assist students in encouraging positive interaction. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Malcolm X
334HLTH 125
Nutrition, Exercise and Disease 3
This course will provide students with the information necessary to promote healthy eating styles and proper food preparation for all age groups. This course gives students information about identifying the relationship of diet to disease. Attention is given to the treatment of disease by diet modification. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101, CIS 120, AND 334HLTH 121.
Offered at: Malcolm X
334HLTH 126
Human Development Overview 4
This course provides students with information on pre-conceptual, prenatal care, fetal development and newborn care. Students will gain an understanding of the various stages of human development and recognize their role in promoting acceptable standards of health care. This course includes information of the important role parents have in the development of children. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101, CIS 120, AND 334HLTH 121.
Offered at: Malcolm X

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

 CH

Area of Focus

 CH

Focus Electives

 CH

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Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

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