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Psychiatric Technology


P T 80 Foundations of Nursing Units 8.5
Prerequisites: BIOL 31 or BIOL 33 or BIOL 11; H S 36; HS/FCS 19; PSYCH 1. A grade of "C" or better in each prerequisite course with a minimum GPA of 2.5 from prerequisite courses is required.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Psychiatric Technician Program.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce student to the fundamental issues and trends in nursing, focusing on the collaborative roles of the Registered Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Psychiatric Technician and the Certified Nurse Assistant. Included in the content are the basic concepts of anatomy and physiology, the mechanisms of disease, and the sciences of nutrition and pharmacology. Wholism is introduced as the theoretical framework used by the student in identification of patient needs. The clinical component of the course focuses on care of the geriatric client.

P T 81 Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing Units 8.5
Prerequisites: P T 80 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Psychiatric Technician Program.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the student to the nursing care of patients with common medical-surgical disorders of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and endocrine systems, and that of the eye and ear. The clinical focus of this course is the nursing care of adult patients with an uncomplicated course of treatment utilizing the concept of wholism. Application of principles of asepsis to pre-operative and post-operative patient management is discussed.

P T 82 Psychiatric Technician Nursing Units 8
Prerequisites: P T 81 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Psychiatric Technician Program.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to prepare the student to provide care to mentally ill clients in acute and chronic psychiatric settings. Emphasis is placed on current trends, legislation, stress adaptation, communication, diagnostic criteria, therapeutic techniques, cultural sensitivity, and the principles of wholism.

P T 83 Advanced Psychiatric Technician Nursing Units 4.5
Prerequisites: P T 82 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Psychiatric Technician Program.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to present mental health concepts of forensics, disorders of infancy, childhood, and adolescence, impulse control, eating disorders, substance abuse, personality disorders, violence, and sexual dysfunction. Emphasis is placed on treatment, prevention, and community resources.

P T 84 Developmental Disabilities Nursing Units 6
Prerequisites: P T 83 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Psychiatric Technician Program.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to prepare the Psychiatric Technician student to provide wholistic care to the developmentally disabled client. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic criteria, ethical issues, learning theories, language, behavior, and behavior modification. The student learns and practices basic leadership and supervisory techniques in the last week of this course.

P T 85 Advanced Developmental Disabilities Nursing Units 5.5
Prerequisites: P T 84 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Admission to the Psychiatric Technician Program.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to broaden the student's understanding and knowledge of developmental disabilities. The focus is on specific physical and medical problems of the developmentally disabled. Developmental syndromes, causes, characteristics, prevention, nursing care, interventions and treatment, including pharmacology, are included.




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