• Health Science Education Courses

     

     

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Health Science Education is a broad curriculum at the middle and high school levels that provides students with meaningful instruction for and about health care careers.  Health Science Education plays a major role in meeting present and predicted needs for health care professionals within a health care delivery system characterized by diversity and changing technologies.  

     

    Health Science Education is designed to prepare graduates as viable competitors in the health care industry and for advanced educational opportunities.

     

    Literacy and numeracy skills are an integral part of the health science program. Development of 21st century skills including collaboration, critical thinking, economic literacy, entrepreneurial skills, and problem-solving is a part of each of the career pathways. Opportunities to develop and apply leadership, social, civic, and health care skills are provided through Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), the Career and Technical Student Organization for health science education and the Health Science Academy (HSA). Integration of the health science program with appropriate academic concepts/courses is strongly encouraged.

     

    CAREER CLUSTER ALIGNMENT

    Health Science Education courses provide students opportunities to obtain industry certifications.  Students may prepare to earn certifications in Nurse Aide I and Pharmacy Technician.



    WHAT IS A CTE CONCENTRATOR?

    A concentrator is a student who has earned four or more technical credits in a Career Cluster, at least one of which is a completer course.  The student may earn all four credits from foundation courses or three from foundation and one from enhancement course for the Career Cluster.

     

    WHAT IS A COMPLETER COURSE?

    A completer course is the second or third level in a series that builds upon skills acquired in the previous course. The * beside the course(s) name indicates a completer course.





    BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY I

    (HEALTH SCIENCE ACADEMY ONLY)

    Course Number: HB11

    Prerequisite: None

    This course challenges students to investigate current medical and health care practices using technology and advances in health care research.  Topics include ethics, forensic medicine, infectious diseases, organ transplants, cell biology and cancer, and biomedical research.

     

    BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY II*

    (HEALTH SCIENCE ACADEMY ONLY)

    (COMPLETER COURSE)

    Course Number: HB12

    Prerequisite: HB11

    This course focuses on genetics, neurobiology, sleep disorder and biological rhythms, bioethics, the evolution of medicine, and use of technology to study cellular and molecular biology. Students will learn about careers in biotechnology within the context of the course content.

     

    HEALTH TEAM RELATIONS

    (HEALTH SCIENCE ACADEMY ONLY)

    Course Number: HU10

    Prerequisite: None

    This course is designed to assist potential health care workers in their role and function as health team members.  Topics include terminology, the history of health care, health care agencies, ethics, legal responsibilities, careers, holistic health, human needs, change, cultural awareness, communication, medical math, leadership, and career decision making.

     

    HEALTH SCIENCE I (HONORS)

    Course Number: HU40

    Prerequisite: None

    This course focuses on human anatomy, physiology and human body diseases and disorders, and biomedical therapies.  Students will learn about health care careers within the context of human body systems. Projects, teamwork, and demonstrations serve as instructional strategies that reinforce the curriculum content.  

     




    HEALTH SCIENCE II* (HONORS)

    (COMPLETER COURSE)

    Course Number: HU42

    Prerequisite: HU40 Health Science I Honors


    This course is designed to help students expand their understanding of financing and trends of health care agencies, fundamentals of wellness, legal and ethical issues, concepts of teamwork, and effective communication.  Students will learn health care skills, including current CPR and first aid training.

     

     

    NURSING FUNDAMENTALS (HONORS)

    Course Number: HN43

    Prerequisite: HU42 Health Science II Honors

    This course is designed for students interested in medical careers where personal care and basic nursing skills are used.  This course is an enhanced adaptation of the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) Nurse Aide I (NAI) curriculum and helps prepare students for the National Nurse Aide Assessment (NNAAP).  

     

     

    PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

    Course Number: HH32

    Prerequisite: HU42 Health Science II Honors

    This course has self-paced, on-line instruction designed to prepare high school seniors for a pharmacy technician career. Topics included in this course are federal law, medication used in major body systems, calculations, and pharmacy operations. Mathematics is reinforced in this course.

     

    EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY I

    Course Number: IP21

    Prerequisite: None

    This course is aligned to the EMT Basic certification available from the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services and is part I of a two course sequence require to meet the mandatory hours of training. The course includes skills in each area, using resources from the community to help deliver instruction to the students.

     

    EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY II

    Course Number: IP22

    Prerequisite: IP21

    This course is aligned to the EMT Basic certification available from the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services and is part II of a two course sequence require to meet the mandatory hours of training. The course includes skills in each area, using resources from the community to help deliver instruction to the students

     

     

    CTE ADVANCED STUDIES

    Course Number: CS95

    Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster

    This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster. The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel.




    MULTIPLE ENHANCEMENT COURSES OFFERED:

    BM10 Microsoft Word & PowerPoint  
          (Standard and Honors Level Offered)BM20 Microsoft Excel & Access Honors
    MM51 Marketing
    FN41 Foods I
    FC11 Principles of Family & Human Services
    ME11 Entrepreneurship I
    BF10 Principles of Business and Finance
    BF05 Personal Finance

    CC45 Career Management
    CS97 CTE Internship

     

Last Modified on April 19, 2018