Health Science and Technology
Principals of Health Science (Medical Science)
Principles of Health Science is designed to provide students the opportunity for comprehensive study of human anatomy and physiology, medical terms, intro to basic patient care skills, AHA First Aid and CPR certification, as well as health career exploration. Students will also address the relevance of this class to today's health care industry. This course is the required prerequisite for Practicum in Health Science (Clinical Rotation). Successful completion of both semesters of this course will satisfy the Health credit required for graduation.
Health Science: Pharmacy Tech
Health Science: Pharmacy Tech is a one-hour full-year health science course for senior level students. The prerequisite is Principles of Health Science and application. This course will provide opportunities for the student to complete in-depth advanced studies in a specialized field of health care. Pharmacy Tech 1-hour includes content for preparing students for the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam.
This course is designed to introduce students to the structure of medical terms, including prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, singular/plural forms, plus medical abbreviations and acronyms. The course allows students to achieve comprehension of medical vocabulary appropriate to medical procedures, human anatomy and physiology, and pathophysiology.
Practicum in Health Science (Clinical Rotation 1)
Prerequisite: Principles of Health Science and application required
Practicum in Health Science is a two-hour full-year program that provides the student with a unique opportunity to explore a variety of health care careers. Students develop skills while training under the direct supervision of a licensed health care professional. The first twelve weeks of the course are spent in class in preparation for the clinical rotation intern experience. The remainder of the year students alternate between related classroom instruction and serving as an unpaid intern in a hospital or other health care facility. Students will become AHA Healthcare Provider CPR certified. Acceptance into Practicum in Health Science is based upon application only. Students enrolled in this course must provide their own transportation.
Practicum in Health Science II (Clinical Rotation 2)
Prerequisite: Practicum in Health Science I and an application
Practicum in Health Science II is a two-hour, full year course for seniors only. Students have the opportunity to participate in unpaid clinical rotation internships at local medical facilities. Classroom instruction also includes a curriculum designed to prepare students to take the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) exam. Acceptance into Practicum in Health Science II is by application only. Students enrolled in this course must provide their own transportation.