PTH502: Health Science II (2010-2011)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Health Science II
CALENDAR YEAR: 2010-2011
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
About the Program:
Health Science II prepares students for careers in the Medical industry. The course sequence focuses on advanced duties and tasks performed by professionals in Medicine as well as pre-employment and employment skills.
Major Concepts/Content: This course builds on the content introduced in Health Science I and 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 maintain First Aid and CPR certifications. 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. Students may plan and execute a health fair. Students will participate in a health service center in conjunction with local community wellness programs. Internship opportunities will be established with the local health care facilities.