WRITING FOR HEALTH CARE

  • Program: English
  • Course: Writing for Health Care
  • Course #: ENGL1050
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will help students to develop an understanding of professional writing skills as well as a familiarity with academic writing. This will help them develop practical writing skills for their work in the health care field and in the college classroom. Process writing and real-time writing will both be emphasized.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Use the writing process to compose basic paragraphs and a short essay
Create documents including appropriate information and language based on audience need
Document information clearly and accurately using concrete description
Create basic American Psychological Association (APA) in-text citations and reference entries
Identify facts versus opinion
Write in complete sentences that include clear subjects and verbs
Write in both active and passive voices
Relate a series of events in clear, accurate order
Demonstrate effective real-time writing
Apply the conventions of Standard Edited American English to all written documents

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026 and Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills required
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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