|Health Sciences Courses
*All 3 courses must be taken for credit.
89812700 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
89812800 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
89812400 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.
Practicum in Health Science II (Pharmacy Technician), 2 credits
The Kaduceus Pharmacy Technician Programs objective is to equip students with knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required for an entry-level position in the pharmacy field or related area. Our teaching techniques encourage active student participation and may include group discussions and projects, laboratory work, simulations, demonstrations, field trips, guest speakers, and lectures. A strong emphasis is placed on ethics, accountability, professionalism, and the individual’s commitment to pursue lifelong personal and professional development. Students in the classroom will receive Sterile Products (IV) training prior to completion of the course and are eligible to sit for the National Sterile Products (IV) Certification immediately following graduation. In addition, students who successfully complete the course and graduate will have the opportunity to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). $60 supply and material fee required. Additional fees for certification may be required. Offered at Career Center East only.
Principles of Health Science