HEALTH SCIENCES I & II
Health Science Core introduces students to the field of health science and gives a solid foundation in anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of common disorders and disorders in the major body systems. Students will spend time researching and discovering the vast amount of career choices in health care, as well as be introduced to HOSA. They will cover topics including safety, infection control, legal and ethical practices, and medical terminology. The course continues with the basic anatomy and physiology of various body systems. These include the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, and reproductive systems, along with sensory organs. Students will earn the signs, symptoms, treatments, and prevention methods of diseases/disorders associated with each system.
Health Care and Clinical Services introduces students to many of the basic medical skills that all health care professionals must have. At the beginning of each unit, the students explore the various career options available and learn some basic information about that specific field of health care. Students begin with a review of necessary safety procedures and then move into emergency services; learning skills related to basic life support, first aid and how to record and interpret vital signs. After an overview of human growth and development the students then jump back into the various services/fields in health care, learning about careers and various skills in each area, with units on sports medicine and rehabilitative services. After this, a substantial amount of time is spent on medical and nursing services, where students learn the basic skills necessary to pursue a career in nursing. The course continues with units on nutrition and dietetics, respiratory care, mental health services, pharmacology, laboratory services, and medical imaging. After a brief overview of health information management, students finish the course with a unit on employment opportunities in health care. This final unit will have them apply for jobs, participate in interviews, create resumés and cover letters. Students will be job shadow at various clinical sites throughout the year.
Instructor - Mrs. Dana Chapman