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65526 Health Science Education (9-10)

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Industry Certification Opportunity:  OSHA 10

This course is an introduction to broad standards that serve as a foundation for health care occupations and functions.  Academic units include medical terminology, medical math, healthcare communications systems, legal responsibilities, ethics, teamwork, CPR, First Aid, and safety practices.  

 

655527H Honors Medical Therapeutics (10-12)

  • Prerequisite: Health Science Education

This course provides the knowledge and skills to maintain or change the health status of an individual over time.  This could include such career areas as dentistry, dietetics, medical assistance, home health, nursing, pharmacy, psychiatry, psychology, veterinary science, gerontology, medical practice owner, and attorney for health care. This is an honors course, therefore students should expect assigned readings and projects outside of class.  Upon completion of this course, a student may petition to enroll in the Clinical Internship Program and/or Nursing Education Program. 

 

61111   Medical Assisting (10-11)

  • Prerequisite: Health Science Education

  • Industry Certification Opportunity: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

This is a level 2 or 3 course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in medical assisting. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will be able to implement communication and interpersonal skills, provide care safely, prevent emergency situations, prevent infection through infection control, and perform the skills required of a medical assistant.  At the conclusion of this course and an appropriate clinical internship, students may sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam. 

 

65522 Emergency Medical Services  / Dual Enrollment On-Site (11-12)   

  • Prerequisite: Honors Medical Therapeutics or Honors Anatomy & Physiology

  • Course Type: Dual Enrollment through Roane State

  • Industry Certification Opportunity: National First Responder 

This course is designed for students interested in a career in pre-hospital or emergency patient care. Career options may include emergency room physician, emergency medical technician, paramedic or emergency room nurse. Students must meet the dual enrollment requirements of RSCC and must be 17 years of age at the conclusion of the class to meet requirements for the National First Responder Exam. Upon completion of the course, a student may petition to enroll in the Clinical Internship. 

 

65521H  Honors Diagnostic Medicine (10-12)

  • Prerequisite: Health Science Education

Diagnostic Medicine creates a picture of an individual’s health status at a single point in time.  This could include the following career areas: audiology, cardiology, imaging, medical laboratory, radiography, nuclear medicine, stereotactic radiosurgery, cytotechnology, clinical laboratory technology, pathology, medical physician, histotechnology. This is an honors course, therefore students should expect assigned readings and projects outside of class. Upon completion of the course, a student may petition to enroll in the Clinical Internship.  

 

65520 Honors Clinical Internship (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: Honors Medical Therapeutics, Honors Diagnostic Medicine, or Emergency Medical Services

  • Enrollment: By Application Only (qualifying applicants will be notified after review and selection)

  • Required reading: Every Patient Tells a Story.  

  • Industry Certification Opportunity:  Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

The Clinical Internship class includes a variety of knowledge and skills necessary to become a successful health care worker. This course is provided for each health science teacher to design experiences in a health care facility in order to meet the needs of the community. Students may petition to enroll in an internship in a hospital, rehabilitation center, medical office, veterinary clinic, dental office, pharmacy, or other health care facility (the placement will be determined by the student’s individual program of study). This course may be repeated for additional credits. 

 

65517 Honors Anatomy and Physiology (10-12)

  • Prerequisites: Health Science Education; Biology; Chemistry; B or < in each

Honors Anatomy and Physiology is an upper level course designed to develop an understanding of the structures and functions of the human body, while relating those to knowledge and skills associated with pathophysiology. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to apply the gross anatomy from earlier courses to a deeper understanding of all body systems; identify the organs and structures of the support and movement systems, relate the structure and function of the communication, control, and integration system, and demonstrate a professional, working understanding of the transportation, respiration, excretory, and reproduction systems. This course may be taken for a lab science credit or a CTE focus area credit. 

 

66000B Nursing Education (11-12)

  • Prerequisites: Honors Medical Therapeutics, Honors Anatomy & Physiology, and teacher recommendation

  • Industry Certification Opportunity: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). 

Nursing Education is a capstone course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in the field of nursing. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will be able to implement communication and interpersonal skills, maintain residents’ rights and independence, provide care safely, prevent emergency situations, prevent infection control, and perform the skills required of a nursing assistant. Prior to beginning work at a clinical site, students must be certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and deemed competent in basic first aid, body mechanics, Standard Precaution guidelines and confidentiality. At the conclusion of this course, students should have logged 40 hours of classroom instruction, 20 hours of classroom and clinical instruction, and completed 40 hours of site-based clinical work with at least 24 of those hours spent in a long-term care facility. 

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