PTH402: Health Science I (2011-2012)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Health Science I
CALENDAR YEAR: 2011-2012
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
About the Program:
Health Science I prepares students for careers in the Medical industry. The course sequence focuses on duties and tasks performed by professionals in Medicine as well as pre-employment and employment skills.
Major Concepts/Content: This course is designed to develop students’ personal qualities, communication skills, and basic health care skills for application to a career in the health care profession. Students will be provided the opportunity to acquire First Aid and CPR certifications. The course integrates understanding of basic health care systems and health care careers. Also included are: applications of fundamental math principles to health care situations; understanding safe work practices as they relate to the prevention of illness or injury to clients, co-workers and self; and demonstrating understanding through written and oral practice.
Major Instructional Activities: Instruction includes understanding disease transmission, care of infants and children through pre-school, and care of dependent disabled and geriatric clients. Effective decision-making and problem-solving strategies will be incorporated in instructional activities.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Hands-on experiences, equipment, and materials will make up a substantial portion of the course.