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2016-2017 HEALTH SCIENCE EDUCATION COURSES

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Health Science Education courses are offered only at Boca Ciega High and Palm Harbor University High.

SPECIAL COURSES OFFERED ONLY BY THE

MEDICAL MAGNETS



* Health Science 1

Course #

8417100 1,2

Grade Level

9-10

Length

1 year

Prerequisite

None

Credit

1

In addition to the opportunity to investigate specific health career data, students learn how the human body functions. Each body system is studied to learn how it functions, and the effects of more common diseases. These concepts are related to the provision of health care by the various health careers workers.



* Health Science 2

Course #

8417110 1,2

Grade Level

10-11

Length

1 year

Prerequisite

Health Science-May have concurrent enrollment in any Health Science Education level 3 class.

Credit

1

This course provides all potential health career students with an opportunity to explore concepts basic to the broad field of health care. Subjects covered include roles and interactions of various workers, medical communication skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, the effects of illness on a patient and his family, safety and infection control, and the use of computers in health care. Hands on skills, generic to all health fields, are learned. Instruction includes both theory and practice.



Allied Health Assisting 3

Course #

 8417131 1,2

Grade Level

10-11

Length

1 year

Prerequisite

Health Science 1 and 2

Credit

1

The course is designed to prepare students for employment as an allied health aide, medical assistant, physician aide, medical laboratory assistant, occupational therapy aide, physical therapy aide, respiratory therapy aide or radiologic aide. Major areas of allied health are defined as physical therapy, emergency, radiation, laboratory and respiratory medicine, and occupational therapy. Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible for articulations with selected post-secondary institutions.



Electrocardiograph Aide 3     

Course #

84171610

Grade Level

12

Length

1 year

Prerequisite

Health Science 1 and 2 and Allied Health

Credit

1

The purpose of this course is to prepare students for employment or advanced training as an Electrocardiograph Aide 3. Health Science 1 and 2 is a prerequisite for this course. High school students completing Health Science 1 and 2 will not have to repeat the “core” in post-secondary programs. A student who successfully completes this course may either continue with a postsecondary training program or exit as a program completer. Specific course information regarding licensure and certification guidelines is included with the skill standards portion of the framework.



CMAA

Course #

84171610

Grade Level

12

Length

1 year

Prerequisite

Health Science 1 and 2 and Allied Health

Credit

1

The purpose of this course is to prepare students in the role of a medical administrator. Health Sciences 1 and 2 and Allied Health are prerequisites for this course.



Q Nursing Assistant 3

Course #

8417211 1,2

Grade Level

12

Length

1 year

Prerequisite

Health Sciences 1 and 2, Allied Health

Credit

1

The program is designed to prepare students for employment as nursing assistants, nursing aides and orderlies. The content includes interpersonal skills, medical terminology, legal and ethical responsibilities; safe and efficient work, gerontology, nutrition, pet-facilitated therapy, health and safety including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) heart saver level and employability skills. For nursing assistant certification a minimum of 40 hours clinical and/or cooperative education learning experiences must be obtained. Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible for state certification and articulations with selected post-secondary institutions. 



Principles of Biomedical Sciences

Course #




Grade Level

9-10

Length

1 year

Prerequisite

Acceptance into the Medical program

Credit

2

This course allows students to play the roles of Biomedical professionals. Think CSI meets ER. In this first course students will be introduced to biology concepts through the study of human disease. This course will require high level reading, math, and science in order to be successful. Students investigate various health conditions including heart disease, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, medicine, and research processes.



Human Body Systems

Course #




Grade Level

10-11

Length

1 year

Prerequisite

Principles of Biomedical Sciences

Credit

2

This course builds on the principals of Biomedical sciences students begin the examination of the human body systems that maintain health. This course will require high level reading, math, and science in order to be successful. Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a skeletal manikin, work through interesting real world cases and often play the role of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries.



Medical Interventions

Course #




Grade Level

11-12

Length

1 year

Prerequisite

Human Body Systems

Credit

2

This course allows students to play the roles of This course builds on the Human Body Systems in which students investigate the interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. This course will require high level reading, math, and science in order to be successful. The course is a “How-To” manual for maintain overall health and homeostasis in the body. Students may take the Bio Medical Technician industry certification test upon successful completing the first three courses.



Biomedical Innovation

Course #




Grade Level

12

Length

1 year

Prerequisite

Medical Interventions

Credit

2

In the final course students build on the knowledge and skills gained from previous courses to design innovative solutions for the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century. Students address topics ranging from public health and biomedical engineering to clinical medicine and physiology. They have the opportunity to work on an independent design project with a mentor or advisor from a university, medical facility, or research institution.





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