Health Science education is a comprehensive secondary education program for students who have an interest and desire to explore health careers. Students gain the knowledge and skills to make realistic health career choices and enhance their academic foundations through strong science-based curriculum. Possible career objectives for students with Health Science Technology training: Medical Doctor, Medical Records Clerk, Medical Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician, Medical Technology, Nurse’s Aide, Nutritionist, Veterinarian, Doctor of Osteopathy, Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, Athletic Trainer, Medical Research/Testing, Medical Lab Assistant, Nursing Home Services, Pharmacist, Lab Technician, Physical Therapist, and Sports Physician.
PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH SCIENCE -is an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, health informatics, support services and biotechnology research and development systems of the health care industry.
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY -is designed to develop a working knowledge of the language of medicine. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots and abbreviations. By relating terms to body systems, students identify proper use of words in a medical environment. Knowledge of medical terminology enhances the student’s ability to successfully secure employment of pursue advanced education in health care.
HEATH SCIENCE CLINICAL ROTATION – This course is for students seriously interested in a health care career. It is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers. Students will have in-class and hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development. This course may be taught by different methodologies such as clinical rotation, internships and career preparation learning. Students may spend two classroom periods, two or three days a week at Presbyterian Hospital or another local health care facility. Students will have the opportunity to investigate and observe a large variety of health care areas rather than a single health care field. Testing and additional immunizations will be required limited to: clinical rotation insurance uniform and HOSA membership and competition fees. This course will require an application and acceptance into this program.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT -is a technical laboratory course that addresses knowledge and skills related to child growth and development from prenatal through school-age children, equipping students with child development skills. Students use these skills to promote the well-being and healthy development of children and investigate careers related to the care and education of children. Students are encouraged to participate in extended learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.
LIFETIME NUTRITION & WELLNESS -allows students to use principles of lifetime wellness and nutrition to help them make informed choices that promote wellness as well as pursue careers related to hospitality, human services and health sciences. Experiences will focus on the integration of nutrition and wellness knowledge with basic food preparation and management skills.
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY -extends understanding of the structure and function of the human body. Students will explore physiological systems and associated pathologies. Higher order thinking is stressed through assessment and synthesis of the anatomical knowledge combined with exposure to clinical analysis. Principles of physiology will be applied to human health and well-being.