Health Science I – (MISO3- 07033)
Grades 10-12; 1 credit; 36 weeks
The Health Science Course is an introduction course to subject matter that pertains to medically related careers. The introduction courses is to help students interested in the medical field in determining if a medical career is appropriate for their interests and capabilities. The course will cover subject matter such as History or Medicine, Health Care Systems, Careers in Healthcare and Career Exploration, Personal Qualities and Employability skills, CPR/First Aid training, Infection Control, Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology and Disease Processes, Safety in Healthcare, Legal end Ethical in Healthcare, Fundamentals of Nutrition, and Growth and Development of the human body.
This course is designed to provide an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, environmental, and information systems of the health care 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, Buzz, internet and social networking programs are all incorporated as part of the instruction. The Health Science I course will provide students assistance in determining their own career and educational plans.
Health Science II – (MISO3- 07035)
Grades 10-12; 1 credit; 36 weeks
Prerequisite: previous OR concurrent Health Science I
The Health Science II course is available to students who have taken Health Science I and wish to further investigate their interest in the medical field. This course will allow students to study subject matter covered in Health Science I further and in depth. Students will expand their skills and knowledge in specific areas of interest. Emphasis on academics, professional development, leadership, and organizational skills are discussed and practiced throughout this course.
Course Description: This course is designed to provide 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 portion of this program includes a variety of lab and group projects where students are actively engaged. Computer assisted instruction, Buzz, internet and social networking programs are all incorporated as a part of the instruction. The Health Science II course will provide students assistance in determining their own career and educational plans.
Health Science I & II – (MISO3- 07033/07035)
Grades 10-12; 2 credit; 36 weeks (this course is a 2 class period courses held at SRCTC-Wahpeton)
Course Description: This course is designed to provide an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, environmental, and information systems of the health care industry. Emphasis will be placed upon health careers, ethical and legal responsibilities, background in the health care industry, client care, safety, first aid, CPR, and leadership development. The health careers course will help prepare students for collegiate level college courses in health related fields and is challenging in terms of content and preparation. Successful completion results in students being better prepared for future post-secondary careers and advanced instructional programs.
Objectives and/or Goals:
- Enable students to select a career in the health care delivery system best suited to their individual needs, abilities, and career objectives.
- Enable students to develop and apply basic care competencies that will prepare them with entry level skills for immediate employment as non credentialed health assistants.
- Enable students to develop and apply basic core competencies that will prepare them for pursuit of a health career through further education.
This course provides students considering health careers an opportunity to develop a broader knowledge and insight into the work of the health professionals. All students also become First Aid and CPR certified. Some of the extended classroom experiences include: Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Athletic Trainer, Medical Technician, Chiropractor, Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician, EEG and EKG Technician, Radiology Technician, Medical Laboratory Technician, Optometrist, Pharmacist, Physician, Physician Assistant, Veterinarian, Medical Records Technician, Surgical Technician, and Nursing Assistant.