2 Credits per semester
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Health Careers I content includes a core of entry level skills common to one specific health career such as patient nursing care, medical laboratory, and public health. Course content includes an introduction to health care systems, anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. Included are leadership skills developed through membership in the student youth organization. During the second semester, instruction is integrated with core entry-level skills. The concept of coping with illness is also introduced. In addition, this course includes work ethics and job seeking skills such as job applications, resumes, and interviews. An in-school laboratory provides hands-on, simulated experiences.
The instructor and the students should move from the local school to the actual health care clinical setting for pre-planned, educational experiences which are to be coordinated and evaluated by the school. The pre-planned activities provide an opportunity for the students to apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned in the classroom. Actual instruction and supervision, usually provided on a one-to-one basis, is given by qualified health practitioners in the clinical setting, based on pre-determined specific learning competencies.
Please Note: It is recommend that students enrolled in Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology and Health Careers 1 together.
Medical Terminology - Students will learn meanings of roots, prefixes, and suffixes, prepares students to understand the technical language of the medical field.
Anatomy & Physiology - Students will understand the process of homeostasis and the essentials of human function at the level of genes, cells, tissues, and organ systems. At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to understand the structure, organization, and function of the various components of the healthy human body in order to apply this knowledge in all health-related fields.
Health Careers - Content includes a core of entry level skills common to one specific health career such as patient nursing care, dental care, animal care, medical laboratory, and public health.
Dual Credit Opportunities Available: