Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy and Physiology is a pre-requisite course for the allied health programs at Hillyard Technical Center. This course provides prospective students an opportunity to study the structure and functions of important organ systems from the molecular level to the level of the entire body. The student will learn how the body functions, how to maintain its normal functions, and the consequences of injury and disease. This course will combine lectures, in class discussion, small and large group activities, and homework assignments and readings. The course is 1 semester long, taught either fall or spring and meets for 8 hours per week.
This course is taken as a part of the Surgical Technology Program at Hillyard Technical Center. This course provides students the opportunity to learn about microbiology for healthcare workers. We will study the different types of microorganisms that can cause diseases in humans. These include bacteria, viruses, protozoans, helminths, and fungi.
This course is taken as part of the Dental Hygiene Program at Hillyard Technical Center. It teaches the general principles of pharmacology including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, drug actions and handling, and adverse reactions. Additionally, students learn to identify the common drugs used in dentistry and medicine.