Dear Parents and Students:
Welcome to Practicum in Health Science with Clinical Rotations! This course is designed to allow students to participate in rotations, which allow observations of different medical fields. The student will learn medicine from an interactive real world perspective. This course will teach insurance, CPR, use medical terminology learned previously, body systems and disease and much more. The students will see and/or participate in techniques in class and observe patient care in rotations, which they may never see or do again.
This is a junior or senior level course offered as an elective. As a former physician and someone who spent years in the “real world” my expectations are high and students will be expected to pass tests requiring understanding of cause and effects, analyzing data and integrating many different systems to arrive at an answer. Simply memorizing material will not be effective since they must be able to apply the concepts covered in classroom lectures and reading. This is sometimes difficult for them to do at first.
Charleen Handzel, D.P.M., CWS