Health Studies

2014-15 Edition

Cascade Campus
Jackson Hall (JH), Room 218
971-722-5076

Rock Creek Campus
Building 3, Room 201
971-722-7248

Southeast Campus
Student Commons (SCOM), Room 214
971-722-6146

Sylvania Campus
Health Technology Building (HT), Room 305
971-722-4225

www.pcc.edu/programs/health/
www.pcc.edu/programs/lactation/

Description

Health is the study of the health and well-being of the individual and community from a multi-dimensional perspective. The study of health connects the individual, group and environment as it examines both disease prevention and wellness promotion which serve to make possible our highest enjoyment of life, greatest constructive work, and best service to the world.

At PCC, health course offerings range from general health overview courses in personal health, community health, and health and fitness to specialty courses in stress, environment, children’s, men’s, and women’s health, plus several categories of and first aid and CPR courses. In addition to individual courses, a Health Studies Award is available. Additional information on the Health Studies Award may be found in the Focus Awards area of the catalog.

Lactation Education and Consultant Program

PCC's Lactation Education and Consultant Program provides comprehensive lactation training for students who want to improve their lactation skills, and for students who want to become certified as International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE).

The PCC Lactation Education and Consultant Program offers high quality lactation training that combines the unique experience of in-person classes and online education. PCC is committed to attracting applicants from racially, culturally and ethnically diverse communities who aspire to become IBCLCs.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Less Than One-Year Certificate

Lactation Consultant
Lactation Education

Prerequisites and Requirements

The Lactation Education and Consultant Program (LECP) is a limited entry program. A student must be accepted into the LECP to register for lactation courses. Students must also have completed:

  1. BI 101 or BI 112 or BI 211 or equivalent
  2. BI 231 & 232 or equivalent
  3. PSY 101 or PSY 201A or PSY 215 or PSY 222 or SP/COMM 214 or equivalent
  4. HEC 226 or equivalent
  5. FN 225 or equivalent
  6. MTH 243 or equivalent

In addition to the prerequisites listed above, before beginning the LECP, students are required to show documentation of knowledge in the following areas:

  • Basic Life Support
  • Medical Documentation
  • Medical Terminology
  • Occupational safety, including security, for health professionals
  • Professional ethics for health professionals (e.g. Code of Ethics)
  • Universal safety precautions and infection control

The prerequisites and requirements may be waived if educated in one of the professions on the International Board Lactation Consultant Examiners Recognized Health Professions List. Recognized Health Professionals include Dentist, Dietician, Midwife, Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist, Physician or Medical Doctor, Speech Pathologist or Therapist. Students may demonstrate completion of the prerequisites by submitting a copy of their license, registration, transcript, diploma or degree.

Lactation Consultant Less than One-Year Certificate

Minimum 27 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements.

Lactation  Consultant Certificate Credit Summary

LEC23
LEC Elective4
Total Credits27

Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required. The following is an example of a term-by-term breakdown.

First TermCredits
LEC 201Human Lactation and Breastfeeding 14.5
LEC 202Human Lactation and Breastfeeding 24.5
Second Term
LEC 271Clinical Practicum 14
LEC 275Practicum Seminar 11
Third Term
LEC 272Clinical Practicum 24
LEC 276Practicum Seminar 21
Fourth Term
LEC 273Clinical Practicum 32
LEC 277Practicum Seminar 32
Lactation Education Elective4
 Total Credits: 27

Lactation Education Less than One-Year Certificate

Minimum 13 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements.

Lactation Education Certificate Credit Summary

LEC9
LEC Elective4
Total Credits13


Course of Study

The coursework listed below is required.

LEC 201Human Lactation and Breastfeeding 14.5
LEC 202Human Lactation and Breastfeeding 24.5
Lactation Education Elective4
Total Credits13

Lactation Education Electives

ATH 103Introduction to Cultural Anthropology4
ATH 207Cultural Anthropology: Culture Concepts4
SOC 204Sociology in Everyday Life4
SOC 205Social Change in Societies4
SOC 206Social Problems4
SOC 213Diversity in the United States4
SOC 218Sociology of Gender4

Health Studies

HE 110. CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers. 1 Credit.

Provides education and training in infant, child, adult CPR, AED, and Bag-Valve masks for people who are responsible for delivering emergency care and/or ensuring the public safety. Provides training in bloodborne pathogens. Upon successful completion of this course, students may earn an American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider certificate or equivalent American Health Association. Recommend: RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HE 112. Standard First Aid and Emergency Care. 1 Credit.

Describes emergency procedures and techniques of basic life support for adult, child, or infant victims of airway obstruction, respiratory arrest and/or cardiac arrest. Provides education and training in Automated External Defibrillator. Upon successful completion of this course, students may earn an American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR/AED Adult/Child and Infant CPR certificate or American Health Association equivalent. Recommend: RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HE 113. First Aid&CPR/AED Professional Rescuers/HealthCare Providers. 1 Credit.

Introduces basic first aid knowledge in the home, work, and community environment. Gain knowledge and skills to perform Professional CPR and AED for adults/children/infants. Upon successful completion of this course, students may apply for an American Red Cross First Aid card and American Red Cross Professional CPR/AED card. Recommend: RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores.

HE 125. First Aid & Industrial Safety. 3 Credits.

Presents an overview of industrial safety procedures, accident prevention, material safety data sheets (MSDS), hazardous materials, first aid, and CPR/AED. Upon successful completion of this course, students may earn an American Red Cross Responding to Emergency First Aid and Adult CPR/AED certificate and Blood Borne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission Certificate or American Heart Association equivalent. Recommend: RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HE 207. Seminar in Biomedical, Behavioral and Health Sciences. 1 Credit.

Introduces an interdisciplinary, science-based overview of key issues and current research in scientific fields of study related to biomedical, behavioral, and health sciences through class meetings and off-campus professional seminars sponsored by academic and research institutions throughout the Portland metropolitan area. Recommended: WR 121. Audit available.

HE 212. Women's Health. 4 Credits.

Examines women's health issues from a local, national and international perspective exploring the impact of bio-psycho-socio-cultural factors on the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and promotion of women's health. Audit available.

HE 213. Men's Health. 4 Credits.

Examines general and specific men's health issues such as heart disease, prostate disorders, impotence and sexual dysfunction, HIV disease, human relationships and accidents/violence from a holistic wellness perspective. Audit available.

HE 242. Stress and Human Health. 4 Credits.

Surveys and critically analyzes the stress concept and its impact on individual health. Using a multi-dimensional model, students will explore their personal stressors and the interaction between stress, human health and disease. Recommended: WR 121 Audit available.

HE 250. Personal Health. 3 Credits.

Explores current general health issues in emotional health and stress, physical fitness, nutrition, human sexuality, communicable and degenerative diseases and drugs from a wellness perspective. Audit available.

HE 251. Community and Public Health Issues. 4 Credits.

Inquires into the causes and potential solutions for current community health issues, overviews the organization of community and health care agencies, and explores career opportunities in community health. Includes Service Learning. Audit available.

HE 252. First Aid - Basics and Beyond. 4 Credits.

Introduces first aid and emergency knowledge and skills in the work, community, and home environment. Examines first aid care in remote and/or wilderness settings. Upon successful completion of this course, students may earn an American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Certificate. Recommended: RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores.

HE 254. Weight Management and Personal Health. 3 Credits.

Course examines the causes of obesity, its impact on human health and explores weight loss and diet options for the individual from a holistic perspective, including social, emotional, and physical dimensions of human health. Recommended: Students have a WR 121 skill level. Audit available.

HE 255. Film and Public Health. 4 Credits.

Critically explores public health issues as they are portrayed in popular films and discusses the scientific and social underpinnings of the public health issues. Recommended: WR 121 Audit available.

HE 262. Children's Health, Nutrition & Safety. 3 Credits.

Explores current health and safety issues for infants and young children. Issues examined include childhood illnesses and ailments, nutrition, obesity, stress, safe environment, self-esteem and general first aid. Audit available.

HE 264. Health, Food Systems, and the Environment. 3 Credits.

This course will examine how food systems influence human and environmental health. Students will explore the connections between sustainable agriculture concepts/practices, food systems, and personal and environmental health. Audit available.

HE 278. Human Health and the Environment. 3 Credits.

Examines the relationship between the environment and human health. Focuses on issues such as persistent environmental contaminants, environmental toxins, chemical exposures, climate change and accompanying disease outbreaks. Includes a strong emphasis on personal decision making. Recommend: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

HE 295. Health and Fitness for Life. 2 Credits.

Explores the interrelationship of the five components of physical fitness, nutrition and stress management concepts and activities to increase individual health and wellness. Corequisite: PE 295. Audit available.

Lactation Education Consultant

LEC 201. Human Lactation and Breastfeeding 1. 4.5 Credits.

Explores breastfeeding and common problems breastfeeding families' experience. Covers the first 45 hrs of the 90 hrs of lactation education required by International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). Prerequisites: Admission to the Lactation Education and Consultant Program.

LEC 202. Human Lactation and Breastfeeding 2. 4.5 Credits.

Continues to explore lactation knowledge and skills. Covers the second 45 hrs of the 90 hrs of lactation education required by International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE). Prerequisites: LEC 201.

LEC 271. Clinical Practicum 1. 1-4 Credit.

Provides on-site clinical experience education in inpatient, outpatient or community settings under the direct supervision of facility personnel. Includes exposure to working conditions and skills needed to educate and support women and their families throughout the course of breastfeeding. Prerequisites: LEC 202. Corequisite: LEC 275.

LEC 272. Clinical Practicum 2. 1-4 Credit.

Provides on-site clinical experience education in inpatient, outpatient or community settings under the direct supervision of facility personnel. Includes exposure to working conditions and skills needed when dealing with more complex maternal and pediatric breastfeeding challenges. Prerequisite: LEC 271. Corequisite: LEC 276.

LEC 273. Clinical Practicum 3. 1-4 Credit.

Provides on-site clinical experience education in inpatient, outpatient or community settings under the direct supervision of facility personnel. Includes exposure to working conditions and skills needed when dealing with more complex maternal and pediatric breastfeeding challenges. Meets the training requirements for eligibility to take the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) exam. Prerequisite: LEC 272. Corequisite: LEC 277.

LEC 275. Practicum Seminar 1. 1 Credit.

Discusses clinical experience through analysis and reflection with peers and education faculty. Prerequisite: LEC 202. Corequisite: LEC 271.

LEC 276. Practicum Seminar 2. 1 Credit.

Continues to discuss clinical experience through analysis and reflection with peers and faculty. Prerequisite: LEC 275. Corequisite: LEC 272.

LEC 277. Practicum Seminar 3. 2 Credits.

Continues to discuss clinical experience through analysis and reflection with peers and faculty. Reviews concepts of medical ethics, professionalism and develop advanced research and presentation skills to prepare students to act as breastfeeding advocates. Prerequisite: LEC 276. Corequisite: LEC 273.