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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: This course will introduce the student to veterinary medicine: the history, marketing systems, economic impact, and legal and current interests. Students will learn to identify a variety of species of animals and breeds within those species. Students will discuss reproductive practices, nutritional impact of feedstuffs, animal husbandry, animal behavior, preventive care and common diseases seen with a wide variety of animal species. Finally, students will be introduced to the human-animal bond and the impact of geriatric medicine and euthanasia on the veterinary technician.

Description:

The first course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include introductory terminology, biochemistry, cells, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, the nervous system and the endocrine system. 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 1147 BIO 1147

Description: Lab for the first course in a two semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body.

Corequisites: BIO 1141

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.

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)

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)

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

Spring Semester (First Year)
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Description: This course will continue the education of the veterinary technical student in the subjects of: Clinical Sciences, Medical Nursing, Emergency and Critical Care, Pain Management, and the basics of Surgical Nursing.

Notes: Fall and Spring Only

Prerequisites: VET 1102

Description:

An introduction to veterinary laws, record-keeping, hospital management, communication, and professionalism. The course will cover such topics as OSHA, state and nationwide veterinary laws, record keeping, and effective communication between coworkers and clients.

Notes: Spring Only

Prerequisites: VET 1102

Description: The second course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body. Topics include the cardiovascular system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, metabolism, the urinary system, fluid and electrolyte balance, acid-base balance and the reproductive system. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: BIO 1141

Corequisites: BIO 1248

Description: Lab for the second course in a two-semester sequence studying the structure and function of the human body.

Corequisites: BIO 1242

Description: An introductory survey course for students pursuing health science degrees or who have not previously taken high school chemistry. Topics include matter and measurement, atoms and molecules, chemical reactions, energy changes, atomic structure and bonding, acid/base chemistry, chemical kinetics, and organic chemistry. Three classroom hours, two lab hours per week. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Prerequisites: MAT 0100 and MAT 0100 and MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1110 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1130 or MAT 1445 or MAT 1445 or MAT 1445

Corequisites: CHE 1151 CHE 1151 CHE 1151

Corequisites: CHE 1111

Description: Exploration of the development, maintenance and termination of interpersonal relationships. The focus is on effective verbal and nonverbal interactions between two people, highlighting methods of initiating and maintaining effective communication with, and understanding of, others through learning and applying interpersonal communication theory.

Notes: Communication Elective: Choose from COM 2206, COM 2211

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

 

Term hours subtotal:

14

Summer Semester (First Year)
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Description:

Practicum course in which the student is paired with a screened veterinary practice in order to develop beginning practical skills within a hospital setting. Fourteen practicum hours per week in a Veterinary Practice.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Summer Only. Choose from VET 2107 or VET 2108. If the student has previously completed VET 2108 and graduated with VET.S.STC, the student will need to clarify with VET department chair if the VET 2107 course is needed.

Prerequisites: VET 1205 and Restricted to Majors

Description:

An introduction to veterinary medical terminology, veterinary ethics, ethical situations, and a continued focus on professionalism.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Summer Only.

Prerequisites: Restricted to Majors

Description: Morphology and physiology of microorganisms and selected human parasites, mechanisms of disease production, host responses, spread of infectious diseases. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: BIO 1107 or BIO 1111 or BIO 1141 or BIO 1121 or BIO 1171 or Other (LPN Diploma)

Corequisites: BIO 2206

Description: Students carry out aseptic techniques; simple and special staining procedures; methods utilized for culturing, isolation and identification of bacteria (known and unknown); molecular genetic and immunological methods dealing with microbes. Also, exercises involving eukaryotic microbes (fungi, protozoa and helminths) are conducted.

Corequisites: BIO 2205

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

 

Term hours subtotal:

10

Fall Semester (Second Year)
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Description: Develops an understanding for the role diagnostic testing plays in the treatment of animals. Discusses the techniques employed to retrieve, handle, and evaluate laboratory samples. Develops the student's understanding of sterile technique, surgical technique and assistance, and anesthesia application and monitoring. Identifies and discusses the use of radiology, pharmacology, and records management in veterinary medicine. This is a lecture course with some hands-on applications. Three classroom, four lab hours per week. Blended course in which some of the material is presented in an online format for home-review prior to class discussion.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only.

Prerequisites: VET 2107 or Approval of Department

Description:

This course will cover the basics of the care and husbandry of large animal species, as well as specific techniques that the students are required to learn in the care of these animals. The class will be conducted both in lecture as well as lab format, with multiple field trips off-campus for live-animal simulations. All students will be required to develop the essential psychomotor skills required for passage of the course as well as the program. This is an 8-week, limited enrollment course. Four hours of classroom and/or laboratory time per week.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only.

Prerequisites: VET 2107 and VET 1202

Description: Discussion of anatomy and physiology of multiple species. Proper use of medical and common terminology when discussing animal anatomy. Development and understanding of different physiologies on disease development, diagnoses, and treatment of animals Discusses the care and keeping of companion animals, farm animals, equines, exotic animals, and laboratory animals. Three classroom, six lab hours per week. Blended course in which much of the material is presented in an online format for home-review prior to in-class discussion/laboratory work.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only.

Prerequisites: VET 2107 or Approval of Department

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Fall Only.

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Spring Semester (Second Year)
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Description:

Veterinary Pharmacology, the development, uses, and administration of specific classes of drugs used within veterinary medicine. This will include (but not be limited to) discussions on antibiotics, antiseptics, anti-inflammatories, analgesics, and medications used for the treatment of systemic diseases.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only.

Prerequisites: VET 2101

Description:

Using examples of real-life veterinary cases, the student will formulate technical assessments, calculate appropriate doses of medications, develop treatment plans, and integrate previously learned knowledge from different courses into cases of animals with systemic and/or multiple diagnoses.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only.

Prerequisites: VET 1202 and VET 1202 and VET 2207 and VET 2207

Description: This course will offer a brief review of venipuncture and the collection of different samples (blood, urine, feces, skin). It will also review surgical assisting procedures such as gowning, gloving, and passing instruments. This course will provide continuous hands on practice of laboratory tests like manual blood counts, differentials, and centrifugation fecal floatation. Several labs which will include radiology, surgical suturing, and intravenous and urinary catheter placement will be held. Dental care of companion animals will be introduced and practiced within laboratory and clinical settings. This is a 4 credit-hour course that will be offered in A-Term of the Spring semester and is limited to Veterinary Technology Cohort students. Two classroom, four lab hours per week. Blended course in which some of the material is presented in an online format for home-review prior to class discussion.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only.

Prerequisites: VET 2207 or Approval of Department

Description: During this 8-week period, each student will be partnered with an affiliate veterinary hospital. Within each practice, students will uphold proper professional attire and attitude and perform duties as set to them by the practice. This will be an unpaid preceptorship with twenty-five hours expected per week within the hospitals, the additional three hours a week to be used for research and preparation in order to present a senior capstone project. The student will meet weekly with the instructor to discuss progress and concerns.

Notes: Program limited enrollment course. Spring Only.

Prerequisites: VET 2207 and Restricted to Majors and Other (only VET cohort student that have completed or are enrolled in VET 2207)

 

Term hours subtotal:

12

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.