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Anatomy and Physiology are LVN Prerequisites and will be held in an online Virtual Classroom. 
Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Care Professional — This course provides the basic structure and function of the human body. Topics include a basic study of the body systems as well as an introduction to homeostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and electrolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships. Credits: 10

Prerequisite for the BAS VN program.
Medical Math will be held in an online Virtual Classroom. 
Medical Math is designed to introduce students to mathematic concepts used in a variety of medical fields. Through a combination of direct instruction (lecture and demonstration) and laboratory practice (guided and individual) students are taught to master a set of mathematical skills that are common in the healthcare workplace. Beginning with a review of basic mathematical principles, the course then progresses through drug dosage calculations, ratio and proportion, and medication safety. Students engage in math activities including problem-solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representations. Credits: 5
Medical terminology will be held in an online Virtual Classroom. 
Medical terminology is the study of the principles of medical word building to help the student develop the extensive medical vocabulary used in health care occupations. Students receive a thorough grounding in basic medical terminology through a study of root words, prefixes, and suffixes. Credits: 5
Psychology will be held in an online Virtual Classroom
Psychology focuses on the study of human behavior. As an introduction to the field of psychology, this course includes consideration of psychological principles, terminology, major theories, careers, methods of experimentation, and practical applications. Special topics include personality development, problem-solving, group dynamics, and motivation. Credits: 5