Students learn the various types of health care systems, careers in healthcare, principals of disease transmission and prevention, human growth and development, basic nutrition, medical terminology, first aid and CPR, mathematics for health careers, consumer rights and responsibilities, legal responsibilities, medical ethics, effective communication skills, personal qualities needed for success, safe work practices, body mechanics, body systems in health and disease, measurement and assessment, EKG, phlebotomy and principals of sterile technique. During the second semester of the second year, an externship is required in order to receive credit for the course. Students must provide their own transportation to the clinical sites. After meeting the knowledge and skill requirements, students will be eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association examinations to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician and a Certified EKG Technician. Diagnostic Services is an option under the Health Science Education Cluster.
All students become members of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). HOSA is a student organization whose mission is to promote career opportunities in health care and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. As HOSA members, the students sponsor two American Red Cross Blood Drives each school year.
A minimum course completion score of 80% is required to progress to the next course.
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The class schedule and information are found below.
Instructor: Pam Blackwood
Weekly Schedule: 8:05 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. or 11:40 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. (Secondary Students)