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Patient Care Technician Course Outline

Online Patient Care Tech Outline

Learn everything you need to know to start a new career as a Patient Care Technician. Your training will include medical terminology, human anatomy, the taking of vital statistics, patient cleanliness, and first-aid procedures.

Here's an overview of the custom learning materials and bonus items you'll receive in your course.

Unit 1


  1. The World of Healthcare
  2. The Role of the Patient Care Technician
  3. Introduction to Medical Terminology
  4. Dividing and Combining Medical Terms
  5. Medical Shorthand
  6. Medical Records
  7. Electronic Records
  8. Interpersonal Skills
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Unit 2


  1. Introduction to Anatomy
  2. Anatomy: Landmarks and Divisions
  3. Cell and Tissue Anatomy and Pathology
  4. Ethics and Legal Issues
  5. Nutrition and Vitamins
  6. Safety in Healthcare
  7. First-Aid Procedures
  8. Vital Signs

Unit 3


  1. Introduction to Psychology
  2. Patient Therapies
  3. Positioning and Mobility
  4. Daily Needs of Patients
  5. Patient Cleanliness
  6. Blood Testing
  7. Test Your Knowledge

Additional Course Materials*

  • Medical Terminology Flashcards
  • Anatomy Flashcards
  • Patient Care Technician Virtual Labs
  • Career Starter Guide
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*Additional course materials will be delivered to you throughout the course.
†Provided in form of reimbursement when the following terms are met: Student submits receipt issued by NHA, has successfully completed the course and has paid tuition in full.