Health Science

Andrew Rhodes
Mr. Rhodes
Debra Palmer
Debra Palmer
Mary Shojaie
Mary Shojaie
Medical Terminology
Medical Terminology is designed to develop a working knowledge of the language of medicine. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots, and abbreviations. By relating terms to body systems, students identify proper use of words in medical environment. Knowledge of medical terminology enhances the student's ability to pursue a college education in the medical/health care field. Students will participate in an in-depth study of human anatomy and physiology. The major emphasis of this course will be the study of the body systems, the disease processes of the body systems, and medical terminology as related to the body systems.
Prerequisite: Completion of 9th grade.
Health Science 1
Health Science 1 is the first of four courses offered to students interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field. During this first course, students are introduced to healthcare history, careers, law and ethics, cultural diversity, health care language and math, infection control, professionalism, communication, basics of organization of healthcare facilities, and types of healthcare insurance. Students will understand where health care has been, where it is going, and how professionalism and personal characteristics impact
the student's success. As students are guided through health care career exploration, they will discuss education levels and requirements needed to be successful. The theory and knowledge that students learn in Health Science 1 will serve to prepare them for future clinical experiences such as job shadowing or internships as they advance in the Health Science courses. (*Approximate fee $30.00)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of 10th grade and Medical Terminology with a minimum grade of 75 or higher or teacher recommendation.
Health Science 2
Health Science 2 applies the theory and knowledge learned in Health Science 1 and further challenges students to learn more about the health care field. Health Science 2 provides more detailed units of study to include an advanced study of infection control to allow students to become more familiar with OSHA, HIPAA, the CDC, patient data, vital signs, methods of recording the data, and what the data means. This course will introduce students to basic patient skills. Medical terminology, medical math, and pharmacology are incorporated throughout the lessons being taught. This course provides a foundation for further advancement in the Health Science curriculum. (*Approximate fee $10.00)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Health Science 1 with a grade of 80% or higher or teacher recommendation.
Health Science 3 Honors
Health Science 3 acquaints students with basic anatomy and physiology of the human body. Students learn how the human body is structured and the function of each of the 12 body systems. Students will study the relationship that body systems have with disease from the healthcare point of view. This is a very "hands on" course and students will learn through projects and activities in the classroom as well as participate in community service learning and other work-based learning opportunities. Successful completion of Medical Terminology is required prior to moving to Health Science 4. . (*Approximate fee $20.00)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Health Science 2 with a grade of 80% or higher or teacher recommendation.
Health Science 4: Clinical Study
Health Science 4 Clinical Study is an honors level course that guides students to make connections from the classroom to the healthcare industry through work-based learning experiences/activities. This course is designed as an application of knowledge and skills common to a wide variety of healthcare professions. Health Science 4 builds on all information and skills presented in the previous required courses. The students will transfer these skills into real life experiences in the classroom, the lab, clinical settings, and through community service learning projects. This course will provide students with theory and clinical experience to obtain entry level skills as a Nursing Assistant. Classroom instruction, laboratory practice, and clinical assignments in long-term care settings and
other health care facilities are utilized to afford the student an opportunity to develop skills necessary to become a successful member of the health care team. Students are expected to maintain a grade of 80 or higher in the course work. Completers must take the South Carolina Nurse’s Aide Certification Exam at the end of the semester to receive state certification. Successful completion of the state
exam will provide students with the needed certification to be employable in health care as a Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.). An approximate course cost is stated at the end of the description; it includes textbook, background check, name badge, PPD skin test, urine drug screen, American Heart Association CPR certification and supplies. Students will be required to purchase uniforms, proper shoes, and watch. Students must provide their own transportation to the clinical sites. (*Approximate fee $125 plus uniforms)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Health Science 3 with a grade of 80% and teacher recommendation. Seniors only.
Sports Medicine 1
Sports Medicine emphasizes sports medicine career exploration and the prevention of athletic injuries, including the components of exercise science, kinesiology and anatomy, principles of safety, first aid, and vital signs. Subject matter also includes legal issues, taping and wrapping, mechanisms of injury, and application of other sports medicine concepts. Students interested in health care careers in athletic training physical therapy, medicine, exercise physiology, nursing, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, and radiology will benefit from this course. (*Approximate fee $20.00)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of grade 9 and Medical Terminology with a minimum grade of 75% or Teacher Recommendation.
Sports Medicine 2
Sports Medicine 2 emphasizes the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems as related to athletic injuries. Students will become proficient in obtaining Vital Signs, providing First Aid and knowledgeable about how and when to administer Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Students will obtain an American Heart Association (CPR) Certification. Students will become familiar with head, neck and spinal injuries, care, rehabilitation and treatment. A review of the additional body systems will be included in this course. Students will take an in depth look at nutrition and its effects on the athlete. Supplements and drug enhancers as related to the athlete. The use of appropriate therapeutic modalities and exercises in the care, rehabilitation, and treatment of injuries will be examined,
along with preventative and post-injury taping and wrapping techniques. (*Approximate fee $20.00)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of grade 10, Medical Terminology and Sports Medicine 1 with a minimum grade of 75 or Teacher Recommendation.