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Biology (9)

Biology is the introductory high school science class.  Biology covers the topics of the nature of life, leaning and behavior, ecology, cell structure and function, genetics, taxonomy, evolution, and general plant and animal physiology.

Athletic Care (10)

Care of athletes courses provide students with knowledge and skills to understand and perform therapeutic tasks that would be designated by an athletic or fitness trainer. Topics covered may include taping and bandaging, proper use of protective padding, treatment modalities, anatomy and physiolgy, and medical terminology. Students may learn to measure cardiorespiatory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexability, body compositon, blood pressure. More advanced topics may include injury assesments, the phases of healing, and the use of exercise and equipment to help in the reconditioning of injured athletes.

Nursing Care (10)

This course exposes students to the variety of oppurtunites available within the Nursing industry. Topics covered include responsiblities of diffrent types of nurses, ethical standards of caring for individuals, and skills needed to perform the duties of a variety of nursing careers. This course provides experinces in the Health Science Education pathways, along with information and knowledge related to the health care industry as a whole. Also covered typically include normal growth and development; bathing, feeding, dressing, and transporing patients; basic pharmacology; doctor, nurse, and patient relationships and roles; medical and professional ethics; death and dying; and care of various kinds of patients (e.g., chronically ill, children, new mothers, and so on).

CNA (11-12)

Fundamental knowledge of the aging process with empasis on meeting the physical needs requirments of geriatric residents of health care facilites including ethics, communication, normal and aging body system functions, nutrtiton, diseases, observation skills, documentation, personal care skills and their adequate performance. This class may require commitment of time for evening clinicals. Students must also enroll in Cardiac Care. Students must pass both theory and clinical portions; meet state requirments for Certified Nurse Aide sate exam, and complete 105 clock hours.

Human Body Systems (A&P) (11-12)

This course will present the human body and biological systems.  Students learn anatomical terminology, cells and tissues, study functional systems (skeletal, muscular, digestive, etc.) and dissect organs of select systems.

Medical Terminology (11-12)

In Medical Terminology courses, students learn how to identify medical terms by analyzing their components. These courses emphasize defining medical prefixes, root words, suffixes, and abbreviations, spelling, pronunciation, correct usage, meaning relating to body systems, medical science and medical specialties. The primary focus is on developing both oral and written skills in the language used to commincate within health care professions.

Nutrition and Wellness (10-12)

Course puts main focus on personal health topics such as stress management, lifelong activities, exercise, nutrition and healthy self-image.  Evaluation of consumer decisions based on advertising and many management skills are also emphasized.

Biomedical Innovation (12)

In this capstone course, students will design and conduct experiments related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease or illness. They will apply their knowledge and skills to answer questions or to solve problems related to the biomedical sciences.  They will become familiar with mammalian anatomy through dissection.  Students will analyze real world data and scenarios, related to public health and safety, and draw conclusion from those situations.  They will also become familiar with current microbiology and genetics techniques and protocols.

Health Science III (12)

This course content will provide students with work experience in the five career pathways. Goals are typically set cooperatively by the student, parents, teachers and employers. The course will include classroom activities involving research of the various careers in the health profession and one rotation within each of the five pathways for the Health Science Education cluster. The rotational clinical/shadowing experience for students may occur at a variety of settings (i.e., dentist office, Therapeutic; occupational therapy, diagnostic; social worker, Health Informatics; interpreter, Support Services; pharmacy, Biotechnology). The work experience may be paid or unpaid.

Instructors: Mr. Lollar (Lead) Ms. Heizelman  
  Mrs. Witt Hutchinson CC Staff  

 

Wages
Nursing Aides, Orderlies & Attendants $12.36/hr $25,710 annual
Licensed Practical Nurse $20.76/hr $43,170 annual
Certified Athletic Trainer $21.24/hr $44,670 annual
Registered Nurse $32.45/hr $67,490 annual

 

Career Choices

Anesthesiologist Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant

Clinical Medical Assistant

Data Entry Coordinator

Dental Assistant/Hygienist

Dental Lab Technician

EMT/Paramedic

Home Health Aide

Licensed Practical Nurse

Massage Therapist

Orthodontist

Pharmacist/ Pharmacy Technician

Physical Therapist/ Assistant

Radiologic Technician

Registered Nurse

Respiratory Therapist

Surgical Technician