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PTH502: Health Science II (2012-2013)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Health Science II
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 11-12
CODE: PTH502
TYPE: GV
CREDITS: 2.00
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.

Competencies:
PTH502 Health Science II Course Description
PTH502 Health Science II Student Competency Record

This course can be used to partially satisfy the requirements for an endorsement in the following pathways.

Cluster | Pathway | Required/Recommended/Related
Health Science | Therapeutic Services | Required