• PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH SCIENCE, 2 credits (ALL 3 COURSES MUST BE TAKEN FOR CREDIT)

    Grade: 10-12

     

    MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY, .5 credit

    This course is a Latin and Greek language-based class that studies the structure of medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on root words, prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms as they apply to anatomy and physiology. This is a fast-paced class that encourages collaborative, as well as independent learning. Requires good attendance and a motivated learner. Offered at both Career Centers

    PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH SCIENCE, .5 credit

    This course provides an overview of career exploration through systems of the healthcare industry. The course focuses on ethics, leadership, cultural diversity, communication skills and an introduction to medical math and research, with a emphasis on past and current healthcare trends. Small group with cooperative peer interactions and presentation skills are necessary to be successful. Offered at both Career Centers

    HEALTH SCIENCE, 1 credit

    The course applies the knowledge and skills learned in Principles of Health Science and Medical Terminology as well as introduces new topics specific to the healthcare industry to expand upon previous knowledge. Key topics include: public health, community education, nutrition, health and wellness across life stages and infection control. Students must demonstrate competency in medical skills as well as master medical terminology. This course will help prepare students for the transition into clinical or work-based experiences. Offered at both Career Centers


    PRACTICUM IN HEALTH SCIENCE: CLINICAL ROTATION, 2 credits

    Grade: 11-12, Minimum age is 17

    Prerequisite: Principles of Health Science, Medical Terminology, Health Science Theory and Health Science, Biology

    Requirements:

    • Social Security Number
    • Driver license
    • No felony convictions
    • Transportation to and from rotation sites (no buses provided)
    • Full and current immunizations including: Influenza and Tuberculosis (yearly), Varicella (2 dose or titer with history of disease) and all Childhood Immunizations including: MMR(2), Hepatitis B series, TDaP must be within 10 years or a booster is required with written proof from physician or county health office (due first day of class)
    • Ability to work in an environment with blood, bodily fluids, possible nudity, and disease
    • Must pass background check
    • Must pass drug screening
    • $150.00 for class supplies

    Purchase of Scrubs, appropriate shoes, name tag, immunizations, and transportation are the student’s responsibility.

    This class is for students who are interested in the field of health care and are interested in pursuing employment the health care industry. This course offers the opportunity to integrate, apply, and be exposed to professions in the health care industry. Students will gain practical applications of previously studied knowledge and skills. The rotation portion of class is primarily observation with some hands on experience. Student experiences may occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of student experience (hospitals, outpatient centers, dental centers, veterinary clinics, therapy centers, EMT services, and others). Rotation site may change at any time. Placement in a specific areais not guaranteed. Excellent attendance, grades, and professionalism are mandatory. Offered at Dale Jackson Career Center Only


    PRACTICUM IN HEALTH SCIENCE: MEDICAL ASSISTANT, 2 credits

    Grade: 12, Minimum age is 17

    Prerequisite: Principles of Health Science/Medical Terminology &  Health Science Theory

    Requirements

    • Students must be Seniors and on track to graduate to be able to sit for the certification exam. 
    • $50 Materials Fee and CPR Certification
    • $65 Online Study Guide and Practice Test
    • $155 Certification Exam

    Recommended: Scrubs and stethoscope 

    The course content includes developing the skills to be assist physicians with exams, take vital signs, practice aseptic technique, interview patients for medical history, provide proper medical documentation, perform clinical procedures, use aseptic laboratory techniques and protocols, understand and use medical terminology and understand and use office procedures including HIPPA, OSHA, medical insurance billing and medial coding. Students will gain valuable knowledge to prepare them to handle both the clinical duties and administrative responsibilities in a variety of healthcare settings. All students will become certified in American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR, AED. Students who successfully complete the course and are on track to graduate will have the opportunity to sit for the Medical Assistant Certification Exam offered by National Healthcare Association. This course is offered at Dale Jackson Career Center Only.