Health Careers (HOSA)
COURSE TITLE: Health Science Education
PROGRAM: HEALTH SCIENCES
CREDIT HOURS: 2
TEXTBOOK AND WORKBOOK: Simmers DHO Health Science- Louise Simmers, Karen simmers-Nartker, Sharon Simmers-Kobelak
DESCRIPTION: This is a two semester course that presents information on the health care system and the variety of careers within it. Includes an overview of health care development, how health delivery systems are organized, legal and ethical issues pertaining to health care, introduction/review to anatomy/physiology and medical terminology, work skill basics, how to create a resume, college research related to major with costs, medical math, and professional behaviors.
1. Describe how health care is developed, delivered and organized.
2. Discuss health care delivery systems and trends.
3. Identify ethical and legal issues in health care.
4. Apply basic medical terminology principals.
5. Identify the basic organization of the human body, the body systems, and the stages of growth and development.
6. Analyze behaviors for success in the health care field, including lifestyles management, professionalism, and lifelong learning.
7. Describe personal and workplace safety measures including body mechanics, infection control, and environmental safety.
8. Discuss principles of communication in a health care setting including treating the patient with respect as an individual,
accommodation of cultural diversity, identifying and providing for patient needs.
9. Identify the purposes and procedures for medical documentation.
10. Compare various health care occupations, including education requirements, credentialing or licensing, scope of practice and workforce data.
At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Research career objectives
2. Use critical thinking skills
3. Identify and define medical terminology
4. Use good communication skills
5. Perform effective leadership skills
6. Utilize computers for research
7. Organization of the human body
8. Perform C.P.R./A.E.D- if you choose to be certified.
9. Current health care systems and trends
10. Ethical and legal responsibilities
11. Structure of the human body
12. Growth and development
13. Body Mechanics
14. Infection Control
15. Environmental Safety
16. Lifestyle management
18. Lifelong learning
19. The patient is an individual
20. Written communication
21. Documentation and medical records
22. Health care occupations overviews
ATTENDANCE AND EVALUATION: Each student is responsible for being in class each day. It is the responsibility of the student to be present on the day a test is given. If a student is absent, the day of exam, he/she is expected to make-up the test upon their return. Make-up exam will not be the same as the original exam and will be an essay style test. If a student is absent from lecture the day before the exam that student will take the exam as scheduled and is responsible for gathering notes/worksheets. In the event of altered schedules due to snow, weather, pep sessions, etc. - you must call your supervisor, stay at your home school during that rotational period, and follow your school schedule. We must always know where you are during your assigned time with HOSA.
Expectations of students:
Students are expected to participate in classroom labs, and as such, should attend all class sessions. If a student is absent during a lab or project, the lab or project cannot be made up.
The order of components may be changed at the discretion of the instructor. Students are expected to keep up with changes, advances, issues, etc. involving health wellness and disease. This is done through current event articles and on-line research. Students are encouraged to use correct terminology on a daily basis. Slang for body parts, body functions, etc is not acceptable. All material utilized in this program can be used to enhance post-secondary study.
90% - 100% - A
80% - 89%- B
70% - 79% - C
60% - 69%- D
59% and below- F
Grades will be based upon chapter tests, career papers, quizzes, projects, weekly articles, assignments and class participation.
CLASSROOM POLICIES: Each student is expected to be respectful, courteous, prompt, prepared for class, have a positive attitude, participate fully, be cooperative, attend class daily and if there is a problem to report it immediately to the teacher.
Tentative Schedule: 1st Semester: Basic Knowledge and Skills
Chapter 1 Health Care Today
Chapter 2 Health Care Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Chapter 3 Ethical and Legal Responsibilities
Chapter 4 Medical Terms
Chapter 5 Medical Math
Chapter 6 Organization of the Human Body
Chapter 7 Structure of Human Body
Chapter 8 Human Growth and Development
Chapter 9 Body Mechanics
Chapter 10 Infection Control
Chapter 11 Enviromental Safety
Chapter 12 Lifestyle Management
Chapter 13 Professionalism
Chapter 14 Profesional Development
Chapter 15 The Patient as an Individual
Chapter 16 The Communication Process
Chapter 17 Written Communication
Chapter 18 Computers and Technology in Health Care
Chapter 19 Documentation and Medical Records
Chapter 20 Physical Assessment
Chapter 21 Emergency Procedures
Chapter 22 Paying for Health Care
Chapter 23 Quality Control and Customer Service
Chapter 24 Job Leads and the Resume