Health Sciences I introduces students to careers available in the health field, basic anatomy and physiology, and basic patient care skills. Upon completion of this course, students will be trained to be entry-level general basic health-care assistants and trained in CPR and first aid. This course offers 2 units of credit. Biology I (75 or higher) is a prerequisite for this course.
Health Sciences II exposes students to advanced skills in the various health occupations and the basic health-care sciences. Students may participate in shadowing experiences in selected health-care facilities. Upon completion of this course, students will be trained to be entry-level assistants in various health occupations and will be certified in CPR at the health-care provider level. Health Sciences II includes a minimum of 100 hours of clinical-type experience. This experience can include tours and observation of health-care facilities, guest speakers, and lab practice in the classroom. This course offers 2 units of credit. Also, students who complete Health Sciences I & II may count one of the credits earned as one science credit toward graduation requirements.
Health Sciences I:
- Career Exploration & Safety Precautions
- Medical, Legal, & Ethical Responsibility
- Medical Terminology
- CPR/First Aid
- Regulation, Coordination, & Reproduction
- Vital Organs, Intake, & Elimination
Health Sciences II:
- Safety, Asepsis, & Infection Control
- Growth & Development
- Direct Personal Care
- Therapeutic Services & Health Informatics
- Academic, Workplace, & Employment Skills
Instructor - Mrs. Dana Chapman