Health Sciences Courses
This foundational course introduces students to a wide range of health careers, medical terminology, safety in health care, and basic structures and functions of human body systems. Integrated academics combined with health care knowledge and skills provide the framework for a strong health care delivery system in the twenty-first century.
This course is a prerequisite to all courses in the Health Science cluster. It is recommended for students who want to prepare for further study in an array of health-related fields at the postsecondary level. This course is appropriate for 9th through 12th grade students.
This course introduces students to the emergency medical profession. Course content emphasizes safety, human structure and function, assessment of emergency clients, ethical behavior, and emergency care procedures. This course is appropriate for 10th through 12th grade students.
This course provides students with insights into the theory and application of concepts related to the profession of emergency medical services. Specific topics include: EMS preparatory, airway maintenance, patient assessment, management of trauma patients, management of medical patients, treating infants and children, and various EMS operations.
This course is based on the NHTSA National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards. This course requires students to apply for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. This course is appropriate for 10th through 12th grade students.
Patient Care Technician is a one semester, two period course which provides students the opportunity to become effective and efficient multi-skilled healthcare providers. Students will develop a working knowledge of advanced patient care skills, vital signs, 12-lead EKG’s, oxygen therapy, basic phlebotomy via simulation, and specimen collection and processing.
Health Science Internship is a one semester, two period course which provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for becoming a health care worker or for preparing students for postsecondary health care education programs. Theory and laboratory components comprise at least ten percent of the course.
Health Science internship is designed to be completed in a hospital, extended care facility, rehabilitation center, medical office, imagery laboratory, or other health care facility. This course is appropriate for 11th and 12th grade students and is paired with Patient Care Technician.