Health Science Education is a secondary program of study that promotes health career opportunities to students. Integration of health science courses, work-based learning experiences, HOSA-Future Health Professionals activities, and academics allow students to make informed decisions regarding an array of careers and educational pursuits.
Health Science Clinical is designed to provide information for students interested in pursuing a career in the Health Occupations field. It builds on the knowledge and skills obtained in Health Science 1 and 2. Students will also obtain certification in Basic Life Support and AED use.
Students meeting a strict criteria based on grades, attendance, and behavior will be placed in a 4 week internship in a medical environment. Students are guided to make connections from the classroom to the healthcare industry through this work-based learning experience.
Health Science 3 Human Structure and Function
Health Science 3 focuses on the human body. Students will gain knowledge of all human body systems and how they work (Anatomy & Physiology). This course will emphasize the study of disease, prevention and treatment (Pathophysiology).
Medical Terminology is also incorporated throughout the course and designed to develop in the students a working knowledge of the language of medicine. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots, and abbreviations.
Utilizing a body systems approach, the student will define, interpret, and pronounce medical terms relating to structure and function, pathology, diagnosis, clinical procedures, and pharmacology. Common abbreviations applicable to each system will be interpreted.
Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology enhances a student’s ability to successfully secure employment or pursue advanced education in health science.