Grade Level: 9-10
Course Description: This course is designed to assist potential health care workers in their role and function as health team members. Topics include terminology, the history of health care, health care agencies, ethics, legal responsibilities, careers, holistic health, human needs, change, cultural awareness, communication, medical math, leadership, and career decision-making. Work-based learning strategies include service learning, field trips, and job shadowing. Basic academic skills, employability skills, critical thinking skills, teamwork, and the use of technology are reinforced in this course. HOSA leadership activities provide many opportunities for practical application of instructional competencies.