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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
(Full-time)

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Health Sciences degree programs consist of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. The limited enrollment courses are offered during the technical portion of the program that includes clinical, practicum, or professional practice experience. The technical section of a program has restrictions on the number of students that may start the limited enrollment courses each term (or year), based on space availability and accreditor guidelines, for example, objective quantitative factors. As a result of this limited class size, there may be a waiting period between completion of the prerequisites and other program requirements for entry into the limited enrollment courses, and the start of those courses. Some programs have instituted a competitive selection process for entry to the limited enrollment/restricted courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the Applicant Information packet found on the Health Sciences webpage: http://www.sinclair.edu/academics/divisions/hs/

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
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Description:

Introduction to the field of mental health services. Students will identify principles, skills and history and evolution of the mental health field. Analyze motives, values, biases, cultural and social influences for becoming a helper. Examine key terminology and concepts. Describe basic theories, evidenced based practices and interventions of the helping profession. Recognize professional behaviors, documentation practices and ethical standards required to work in the helping profession.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035

Description: Course provides 40 hours of chemical dependency specific educational content required for application for CDCA Preliminary credential with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Theories and fundamentals of addictive illness and physical/mental effects of psychoactive drugs. Dynamics of substance related and addictive disorders on persons, families and society. Knowledge of disease concept, stigmas, identification, assessment, trends in treatment and relapse process. Develop insights, challenge biases and identify personal and professional issues. Elements of professional/ethical behaviors.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035

Description: University-parallel course covering history and systems of psychology, behavioral research methods, physiology of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, consciousness, cognition, personality, lifespan development, gender, social psychology, motivation, emotion, stress, mental disorders and therapies.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description: Solve health science applications; convert within and between metric, household and apothecary systems; read and interpret health science labels and graphs; calculate and apply statistical concepts; solve problems involving parenteral, pediatric and/or intravenous administration and dosage calculations. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Choose from MAT 1130 or Any Mathematics, Statistics & Logic elective from the approved Ohio Transfer 36 List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: MAT 0050 or Other (Satisfactory score on math placement test)

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Spring Semester (First Year)
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Description: Basic interviewing, active listening skills, elements of the helping relationship, professional ethics and issues. Practice in conducting clinical interviews. Diversity factors in clinical interviewing. Introduction to person centered approach. Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy law.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only.

Prerequisites: MHT 1101 and Restricted to Majors

Description: Holistic assessment and diagnosis of substance use disorders. Assessment skill development. Use of and interpretation of assessment instruments. Use of current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) criteria related to substance use disorders.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only.

Prerequisites: MHT 1130 and Restricted to Majors

Description: Identify and examine mental health treatment methods and evidenced-based practices. Recognize mental and emotional disorders from the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and their evidenced based treatments. Apply clinical interventions and treatment modalities for various client populations. Identify key concepts, terminology and ethical dilemmas associated with mental health treatment methods.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only.

Prerequisites: Restricted to Majors

Description:

Learning and applying the model of Motivational Interviewing including engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning. Concepts of OARS, stages of change, communication skills, client ambivalence, developing discrepancies, change talk, client goals, and developing a change plan.

Notes: Fall and Spring Only

Description: A study of the diagnostic criteria, symptoms, causes and treatments of disorders listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, with an emphasis on current clinical research.

Prerequisites: PSY 1100

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Summer Semester (First Year)
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Description: This course is designed as the first in a series of two general education science courses. Covers basic chemistry and biochemistry; cellular and molecular biology. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015 and DEV 0015 or MAT 0600 and MAT 0100 and MAT 0100 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1130

Corequisites: BIO 1117 BIO 1117

Description: The lab for this course is the first in a series of two general education science courses. Covers laboratory exercises relevant to basic chemistry and biochemistry; cellular and molecular biology.

Corequisites: BIO 1111

Description: Orientation to the health care delivery system, including history, economics, medical/legal issues, professionalism, ethics, sociological aspects and wellness concepts. Orientation to the use of technology in the health care system will also be provided, including user interfaces, telecommunications and networks. The development of health care team skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving strategies and multicultural health care perspectives, will be presented. One classroom, three lab hours per week.

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Fall Semester (Second Year)
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Description: Introduction to interpersonal dynamics in therapeutic groups. Awareness of group leadership skills and personal issues affecting participation. Laboratory group promotes personal learning while providing experiential awareness of stages of group development. History of the group work method. Factors in group composition. Professional ethics. Practice in group facilitation. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only.

Prerequisites: MHT 1201 and Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: MHT 2112

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only.

Description: First of two clinical practicum experiences in mental health and addiction services. Professional and ethical work skills with an interdisciplinary team in an agency setting. Components of Electronic Health Record. Ethical decision making. Emerging trends and contemporary topics in the helping profession. Diversity factors to support culturally competent clinical practice. Three and one-half classroom, fourteen clinical hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only.

Prerequisites: MHT 1201 and Restricted to Majors

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only.

Description: Ethical codes and responsibilities in the helping professions. Federal Confidentiality Regulations, case law, scope of practice, expectations of funding bodies and managed care. Principles of professional behavior with clients and self-awareness of their personal boundary and value concerns. Importance of cultural diversity.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only.

Prerequisites: Restricted to Majors

 

Term hours subtotal:

13

Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Description: Stages of group development, process planning, and group leadership skills. Advanced practice in group co-facilitation and critical analysis of group processes. Therapeutic factors in groups. Laboratory group promotes personal learning while providing experiential awareness of group dynamics and stages of group development. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only.

Prerequisites: MHT 2111 and Restricted to Majors

Corequisites: MHT 2212

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only.

Description: Second of two semesters of clinical practicum in Mental Health and Addiction Services. Demonstrate professional and ethical work skills with an interdisciplinary team in an agency setting. Awareness of diversity factors to support culturally competent practice in helping profession. Ethical decision making. American Psychological Association format to research evidenced based practices and best practice principles. Capstone course. Three and one-half classroom, fourteen clinical hours per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only.

Prerequisites: MHT 2121 and Restricted to Majors

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only.

Description: Learn skills to be effective with multicultural clients. Develop an understanding of theories, which will enhance competence in terms of behaviors, attitudes and policies that come together to assist professionals to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. Strong emphasis on self-awareness of personal cultural values and beliefs to increase appreciation of multicultural identities.

Prerequisites: DEV 0015

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.