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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.
Prerequisite for the BAS VN program.
Credits: 10
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.
This course includes basic math concepts such as roman numerals, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, and proportions.  It is based on the dimensional analysis system, which focuses on the equivalents for metric, apothecary, and household weight and volume.  Students will also learn medical terminology related to math and medications utilized in health care. This course satisfies the math requirement for the Bakersfield Adult School Vocational Nurse program.
Credits: 5