HEALTH SCIENCES

Health Science Education

The mission

Objectives:

  • Students must demonstrate that they can:
  • Define 80% of the key terms listed in each chapter
  • Obtain and record vital signs
  • Recognize abnormalities in residents' health and report the abnormalities to their supervisor
  • Practice good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate safety and emergency procedures
  • Satisfactorily complete all 23 CNA skills listed in the candidate handbook
  • Maintain patient confidentiality

Health Science

Health Science 1 (07033) Grade Level 10-12 Credits: 1 per year

Instructor: Valerie Heuchert BSN Prerequisites: None Periods offered 2, 4 and 6

This 1 credit section of Health Careers continues to give students the core units of instruction which are related to many health careers. These units include: a. History and Trends of Health Care b. Health Care Systems c. Introduction to Medical Terminology d. Anatomy and Physiology (Basic Structure and Function of the Human Body, Body Planes, Directions, and Cavities, Integumentary System, Skeletal System, Muscular System, Nervous System, Circulatory System, Respiratory System), e. Human Growth and Development f. Computers and Technology in Health Care g. Infection Control h. Introduction to Medical Terminology (Focus is on human anatomy and disorders when anatomy is covered). Students may participate in the student organization HOSA. A student may take Health Careers 2 consecutive years as the curriculum will rotate every other year.

Medical Terminology/Advanced Patient Care (07036/07035)

Grade Level 11-12 Credits: 1 per year

Instructor: Valerie Heuchert BSN Prerequisites: None Periods offered 0

The Medical Terminology section is the first semester of this class which is designed to introduce students to the health information technology field. Students will learn prefixes, suffixes and root words for medical terms. This will include meanings, spellings and pronunciations. Emphasis is on building a working medical vocabulary based on body systems. Anatomy and physiology of major organs, pathological conditions, laboratory studies, clinical procedures and abbreviations are studied for each body system. The student will also learn medical terminology as it relates to pathology, diagnostic, surgical, clinical and laboratory procedures, and common abbreviations and acronyms by body systems. This class can be taken for three college credits. College credits are obtained through Lake Region State College.

The Advanced Patient Care is the second semester of this course that covers a variety of units related to the health care field. The units include: a. IV b. Medical Abbreviations c. Injection Unit d. Promotion of Safety e. Medical Math f. Reproductive System g. Nursing Annie Diagnoses and Care. Students may participate in the student organization HOSA.

Basic Patient Care (07032) Grade Level: 10-12 Credits: 1 per year

Instructor: Valerie Heuchert BSN Prerequisites: None

The Nursing Assistant Training program offers classroom instruction and clinical practice to those preparing for employment as a certified nursing assistant in a skilled nursing facility, acute care or home health care.

This course covers a variety of units related to the health care field. The units include: a. Certified Nurse Assisting program b. Geriatric Care c. First Aid & CPR as needed d. Medical Abbreviations e. Promotion of Safety f. Medical Math Students may choose to challenge the CNA test offered by the North Dakota Board of Nursing. CNA certification is a prerequisite for entry into college health science programs. Students may be given the opportunity to take a First Aid and CPR class to become certified in these areas by taking the required test. Students may participate in the student organization HOSA.

Sports Medicine (07034) Grade Level: 10-12 Credits: 1 per year

Instructor: Valerie Heuchert BSN Prerequisites: None

This course provides the student with a background in athletic training and basic health care. The course emphasizes injury prevention, first responder management daily for athletic injuries and skills to fulfill the activities of daily living. Students will be able to complete the requirements to become a student athletic trainer.

Health Careers Cooperative Experience (07999) Grade Level: 11-12 Credits: 1 per year

Instructor: Valerie Heuchert BSN Prerequisites: Completed at least 2 Health Careers credits

This class involves working both inside and outside the classroom. The outside classroom duties may be done for an area employer. The work may be paid or volunteer, depending on the work agreement. Cooperative Work Experience needs to be approved by Instructor & Center Director. Health Careers students may participate in the student organization HOSA.

All Health Science students may participate in the student organization HOSA!