Health Science Education

Courses from Career and Technical Education (CTE) can be used to meet the 2 Elective Credits or the 4 Elective credit in a four course concentration
(example - 4 from Health Science, etc)
*Denotes Second Level (Advanced) Courses

Biomedical Technology I (HB112X0A) 1CR

Course Description: This survey course is designed to encourage potential health care workers to investigate current and 21st century medical and health care practices using computer technology, multimedia, and visiting health care professionals. Topics include terminology, technology, math, biomedical research, ethics and legal principles, infectious diseases, forensic medicine, cell biology and cancer, biomedical research, organ transplants, and career decision-making. Work-based learning strategies include service learning, field trips, and job shadowing. Basic academic skills, employability skills, critical thinking skills, and teamwork are reinforced in this course. HOSA leadership activities provide many opportunities for practical application of instructional competencies.

Foundations of Health Science (HU102X0HS) 1CR

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.

Health Science I (HU402X0A) 1CR / Health Science I Honors (HU405X0H) 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Honors available at SIHS and WIHS only
Grade Level: 10-11 Note: preferably 10th grade if taking Nursing Fundamentals in 12th grade
Prerequisite:  Health Education
Co-requisite:  Biology
Course Description: This course focuses on human anatomy, physiology and human body diseases and disorders, and biomedical therapies. Students will learn about health care careers within the context of human body systems. Projects, teamwork, and demonstrations serve as instructional strategies that reinforce the curriculum content. English language arts and science are reinforced in this course.

Health Science II (HU422X0A) * 1CR / Health Science II Honors (HU425X0HSH) * 1CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Grade Level: 10-12 
Note:            11th grade if taking Nursing Fundamentals in 12th grade
Prerequisite:  Health Science I
Course Description: This course is designed to help students expand their understanding of financing and trends of health care agencies, fundamentals of wellness, legal and ethical issues, concepts of teamwork, and effective communication. Students will learn health care skills, including current CPR and first aid training. English language arts and science are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include internship, mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

Fundamentals of Gerontology (HN442X0A) 1CR

Paired with Public Health Fundamentals.  These courses serve as preliminary classes before taking a CNA class.
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite:  Health Science II
Location:       Career Academy and Technical School (CATS)
(Must also register for Public Health Fundamentals due to location)
Course Description: The course Fundamentals of Gerontology is the adapted DHSR Geriatric Aide Course 2008. This course may be taken before or after Nursing Fundamentals. Upon successful completion of this course, students may receive the “Geriatric Care Aide” endorsement by DHSR if within two years of completion of the course the student becomes listed as a Nurse Aide I on the Registry. The endorsement is recognized by the home care industry.

 

Public Health Fundamentals (HN452X0A) 1CR

Paired with Fundamentals of Gerontology.  These courses serve as preliminary classes before taking a CNA class.
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite:  Health Science II
Location:       Career Academy and Technical School (CATS)
(Must also register for Fundamentals of Gerontology)
This course is designed to assist future healthcare professionals to understand the unique challenges and strategies involved in the delivery of healthcare outside traditional facilities and without traditional supervision structure. Public Health Fundamentals carries NC Division of Health Services Regulation registry endorsement when certain criteria are met. May be taken concurrently with Nursing Fundamentals.

Nursing Fundamentals and Practicum (HN435X0NF) 2CR (.5 GPA Pt) / Nursing Fundamentals and Non Practicum (HN425X0A) 2CR (.5 GPA Pt)

Location:       Career Academy and Technical School (CATS)
Grade Level: 11-12
Prerequisite:  Health Science II, application process (online CATS website)
Course Description: This course is designed for students interested in medical careers where personal care and basic nursing skills are used. This course is an enhanced adaptation of the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) Nurse Aide I (NAI) curriculum and helps prepare students for the National Nurse Aide Assessment (NNAAP). Students who pass the NNAAP become listed on the NC NAI Registry. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include a required clinical internship in a long-term care agency. Healthcare agencies may require testing for tuberculosis and/or other diseases and a criminal record check for felonies related to drugs.
*Enrollment is limited per North Carolina Board of Nursing (BON) Administrative Rule 21 NCAC 36.0318(i), which requires the ratio of teacher to nurse aide students be 1:10 or less while in the clinical area. DHSR applies BON Rule to the classroom training area.
*Absences over 12 hours, student will be reassigned to alternative NF class and will not be eligible to take CNA test at CATS

Health Science Advanced Studies (CS952X0HAS) 1CR

Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite:  Three credits in Health Occupational Education including Health Science I and II
Course Description: This culminating course is for seniors who are career-focused in a health or medical career. The three parts of the course include a research paper, a product, and a presentation. Students demonstrate their abilities to use content and apply knowledge to real-world situations in a selected career. In addition, they will also demonstrate their abilities to write, speak, apply knowledge, problem solve, and use life skills such as time management and organization. Students work under the guidance of a teacher-facilitator in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. HOSA membership provides avenues for applying leadership skills, reinforcing writing and speaking skills, and participating in volunteer activities.