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Mrs. Janie Gilkison
The courses I teach are Medical Terminology and Principles of Health Science. These courses are electives for students who may wish to have a career in a health care profession and are part of the Career and Technology program at Shepton.
I have been teaching these courses at Shepton High School since 1995 and have loved every minute of it. I am blessed to have enthusiastic, engaged and excited students. My credentials include a holding a Texas license as a registered nurse, bachelors degree in nursing, a masters degree in nursing, certification as a Health Science Technology teacher and certification as an American Heart Association CPR/First Aid instructor.
* Medical Terminology introduces students to the structure of medical terms. It allows students to achieve comprehension of medical vocabulary regarding medical procedures, human anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology. (grades 9-10)
* Principles of Health Science provides students with information regarding human anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, patient care skills, and medical career exploration. It also offers the opportunity to become certified in American Heart Association CPR/First Aid. It satisfies the health graduation requirement. (grade 10)
Besides my teaching responsibilities I am also the CTE Department Chair and the advisor for HOSA: Future Health Professionals, the co-curricular student organization that corresponds with the health science program.