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Health Science Technology

Instructor Carla Scott

HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY I

The first course of the secondary Health Sciences program introduces students to careers available in the health field, basic anatomy and physiology, and basic patient care skills. Upon completion of this course, students will be trained to be entry-level general basic health-care assistants and trained in basic CPR and first aid. Students will be able to make an informed choice of a health occupation that they plan to pursue. This course offers 2 Carnegie units. Students who complete Health Sciences I may count one of the credits earned in this course as one science credit toward graduation requirements if they complete both years of the Health Sciences program. Year one is a science elective.

 

HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY II

The emphasis of the second course is primarily to expose students to advanced skills in the various health occupations and the basic health-care sciences. Students may participate in shadowing experiences in selected health-care facilities. Upon completion of this advanced course, students will be trained to work as entry-level assistants in various health occupations and will be certified in CPR at the health-care provider level. This course offers 2 Carnegie units. Students who complete Health Sciences II may count one of the credits earned in this course as one science credit toward graduation requirements if they complete both years of the Health Sciences program. (This section is a lab base science credit).

 

This program includes a minimum of 100 hours of clinical-type experience during the second course. This clinical-type experience can include tours of health-care facilities, guest speakers, laboratory practice/demonstration in the classroom, and observation experiences in medical facilities.