Medical & Health Science Careers

COURSE TITLE: MEDICAL & HEALTH SCIENCE I
Grades 10-12; 1 credit.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, environmental, and information systems of the healthcare industry. Curriculum involves: History and current trends in Medicine, Careers in the Medical Field, Personal Characteristics necessary to work in the Medical Field, Legal and Ethical issues in Medicine, Growth and Development of the Human Body and Mind, Technology in Medicine, Sudden Injury and Illness Management, and Patient Assessment Skills. A significant portion of this program includes a variety of lab and group projects where students are actively engaged. Computer assisted instruction, Brain Honey, internet and social networking programs are all incorporated as part of the instruction. The Medical and Health Sciences I course will provide students assistance in determining their own career and educational plans.

COURSE TITLE: Medical & Health Science II
Grades 10-12; 1 credit; 36 weeks
Pre-requisite: Previous or Concurrent Medical & Health Science I

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide more information and overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, environmental, and information systems of the health care industry. Curriculum involves Anatomy and Physiology including Pathophysiology and treatment of diseases/illness, CPR instruction and certification, Geriatrics and the Aging Process, Cultural Diversity in Medicine, Diet and Nutrition, and preparing for the work world. A significant portion of this program includes a variety of lab and group projects where students are actively engaged. Computer assisted instruction, Brain Honey, internet and social networking programs are all incorporated as a part of the instruction. The Medical and Health Sciences II course will provide students assistance in determining their own career and educational plans.