This high school course introduces students to a variety of healthcare careers, as they develop the basic skills required in all health and medical sciences. In addition to learning the key elements of the U.S. healthcare system, students learn terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathologies, diagnostic and clinical procedures, therapeutic interventions, and the fundamentals of medical emergency care. Throughout the course, instructional activities emphasize safety, professionalism, accountability, and efficiency for workers within the health care field.
Semester A covers:
- Health Science Pathways and Careers
- Persuing Health Science Careers
- Ethics and the Law
- Healthcare Systems
- Patient Care
- Health and Wellness