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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 24, 2018
Catalog 2017-2018

ABED 053 Healthcare Bridge

1-6 credits
This course provides a common basis of knowledge (basic anatomy and physiology and medical terminology) for all healthcare programs in order to increase students’ readiness for healthcare programs. Students will practice and improve language skills integrated with health/science content with equal attention dedicated to both.

Prerequisites: EASL 040  or equivalent CASAS test placement.

Corequisites: EASL 050 /EASL 065 , or ABED 045 /ABED 046 .

Quarters Offered: All

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with key Anatomy and Physiology concepts and master essential vocabulary in terms of spelling, pronunciation, and word use
  • Apply knowledge of word parts (prefixes, roots, and suffixes) to understand and infer the meaning of medical terminology
  • Demonstrate improved reading speed and increased comprehension of healthcare-related readings
  • Identify and summarize main ideas in healthcare context readings
  • Apply reading strategies (such as scanning, skimming, and guessing meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary) to healthcare-related texts
  • Write paragraphs summarizing healthcare-related readings
  • Identify educational and career pathway for desired occupational goal
  • Navigate relevant websites, select and use information

Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 60