Health Sciences I
The first course of the secondary Health Sciences program 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. Students will be able to make an informed choice of a health occupation that they plan to pursue. This course offers 2 Carnegie units. Students who complete Health Sciences I may count one of the credits earned in this course as one science credit toward graduation requirements if they complete both years of the Health Sciences program.
Health Sciences II
The emphasis of the second course is primarily to expose 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 advanced course, students will be trained to work as entry-level assistants in various health occupations and will be certified in CPR at the health-care provider level. This course offers 2 Carnegie units. Students who complete Health Sciences II may count one of the credits earned in this course as one science credit toward graduation requirements if they complete both years of the Health Sciences program.
This program includes a minimum of 100 hours of clinical-type experience during the second course. This clinical-type experience can include tours of health-care facilities, guest speakers, laboratory practice/demonstration in the classroom, and observation experiences in medical facilities.
The Health Science program is open to students in grades 10, 11, 12 who have successfully completed Biology I and Algebra I with a C average, and maintain at least a C average in their last English class.
Health Science I
Orientation and Career Exploration
Safety and Standard Precautions
Medical, Legal, and Ethical Responsibility
Introduction to Medical Terminology
Organization, Covering, Support, Movement, and Protection
Vital Organs, Intake, and Elimination
Regulation, Coordination, and Reproduction
Health Science II
Orientation, Safety, Asepsis, and Infection Control
Growth and Development
Direct Personal Care
Academic, Workplace, and Employment Skills