2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

SVC at SHU - Certificate Courses

BI 341 – Human Disease: Pathophysiology for Allied Health Professionals

This course studies basic physiological systems and underlying system dysfunctions associated with human disease processes across the life span. Relationships between etiologic agents and their consequence to human form and function are stressed. Critical thinking processes integrating symptoms, treatment and prognosis are applied to physiological perspectives. This course is designed for allied health majors.

HMG 301 – Healthcare Systems and Transcultural Healthcare

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the essential elements of U.S. healthcare – the history, the nature of the current health system and its future direction. It provides an overview of the management of the system.

HMG 303 – Healthcare Management and Leadership

The student is provided a broad understanding of the management functions necessary to healthcare professionals. There is a focus on characteristics of effective leadership. Case studies are utilized to apply the principles learned.

HMG 311 – Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the legal and ethical issues, including relationships between employers/employees, physicians/ employees (nurses, radiographers, etc.), service providers/patients, patients/third party payers, etc. Case studies will be used to help students understand the difficult, yet integral, relationships between all involved
in the delivery of healthcare services.

HMG 315 – Communications for Healthcare Services

Examining the diversity of communication encounters that occur in healthcare systems, emphasis is on development of competencies and skills necessary to communicate effectively in professional situations.

HMG 316 – Healthcare Economics and Finance

Provides an overview of the key factors affecting the economic and financial management of healthcare organizations in today’s environment. Provides the knowledge necessary for health service managers to apply financial management theory and principles to make decisions to promote the financial well-being of the organization.

HMG 350 – Healthcare Administration and Resource Management

Course introduces students to the management of human resources, with particular focus on resource decision making in healthcare environments.

HPR 325 - Cancer Survivorship

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of healthcare providers to increase their effectiveness in cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care. 



CST 100 – Central Sterile Processing Technician

This program represents the basic study of Central Sterile Processing and preparation for national certification as a Central Sterile Processing Technician. This certificate program includes human anatomy/physiology, microbiology and infection control, decontamination and sterilization processes, handling, care and identification of surgical instrumentation. This course is designed to provide application of sterile processing functions through in-class and on-site didactic, lecture and demonstration.

CNA 100 – Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant program (total of 120 hours of theory and clinical) will prepare students for the state licensure exam which measures student nursing skills, knowledge and judgment. The CNA course content includes infection control, legal and ethical responsibilities, communications, body mechanics, moving and positioning residents, personal care skills, nutrition, measuring vital signs, and restorative care. Successful completion and clinical experience qualifies a student to take the state exam for certification as a Nursing Assistant in the State of Connecticut.

PCT 100 – Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technicians are allied healthcare workers who, upon completion of this certificate program (total of 384 hours of theory and clinical), are CPR certified, technically competent in basic phlebotomy, electrocardiogram, data entry skills and eligible for state certification as a nurse aide. These skills enable the Patient Care Technician to work with a variety of patients in physicians’ offices, clinics, extended care facilities, surgical centers, hospitals, and community agencies.