Introduction to Health Care (Grades 10-12)
Introduction to Health Care Systems is a one-year course that introduces students to the field of health care. Students completing this program will gain a working knowledge of body systems, medical terminology, and basic patient care skills common to various health occupations. Through an exploration of current issues and varied careers available in the health care industry, students will be prepared to set realistic career and continuing education goals. The course is structured to combine both classroom instruction and hands-on training in a lab setting, with an emphasis on wellness and healthy living. Students observe various health careers through job shadowing experiences.
Upon successful completion of the Introduction to Health Care Systems course, a student should be able to:
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of medical terminology
Qualifying students in the Introduction to Health Care Systems program may compete in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Conference. Top-rated students in the state competition have the opportunity to compete at the national conference.
Introduction to the health care industry Body systems, with a focus on wellness and normal states Basic medical terminology Basic patient care skills Professionalism Communication Leadership
2 semesters, 2 blocks per day Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Entry-level employment in the health care industry, a second year of instruction in the Health Careers / Practicum program, and post-secondary education or training.