Introduce yourself to the rewarding field of health science! You will acquire foundational knowledge required to pursue a career, such as roles in the health care industry and the education, training, and credentials needed to attain them. Basic medical terminology, principles of anatomy and physiology, and legal and ethical responsibilities are also discussed. In addition, you will explore communication, teamwork, and leadership techniques – providing a solid basis for advancing through the health sciences.
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Students will demonstrate an understanding of healthcare careers by describing healthcare career pathways and explaining the educational and certifications requirements for jobs in healthcare.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the healthcare industry by comparing healthcare settings, explaining models for paying for healthcare, and explaining the evolution of healthcare.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the human body by describing body functions and structures, explaining how the body moves, and applying terminology related to the human body.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the cycle of life by explaining stages of development and their associated healthcare needs across the lifespan and critiquing popular growth and development theories.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of health and wellness by assessing health risks, explaining health risks, and applying healthy habits.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of communication in healthcare by describing effective communication strategies, explaining barriers to effective communication, and applying skills for effectively communicating medical information.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of healthcare laws by describing patients’ legal rights and explaining healthcare professionals’ rights and responsibilities in the workplace.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of ethics in healthcare by describing workplace ethics and explaining how advancements in technology affect ethics in the workplace.
Unit 1: Considering a Career in Healthcare? Finding the Right Role
Unit 2: Healthcare Today: The Business of Caring
Unit 3: Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology in a Nutshell
Unit 4: Growth and Development Throughout the Life Span
Unit 5: Health and Wellness
Unit 6: Effective Communication in Healthcare
Unit 7: Healthcare and the Law
Unit 8: Ethical Responsibilities