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The Principles of Health Science provides an overview of health organizations, various health careers, medical terminology, and systems of the health care industry. To pursue a career in the health science industry, students should learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively.
This course is designed to introduce students to the structure of medical terms, including prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms in their singular and plural forms, in addition to medical abbreviations and acronyms. The course allows students to achieve comprehension of medical vocabulary appropriate to medical procedures, human anatomy and physiology, and pathophysiology.
The Health Science course is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers. Students will participate in hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development for career preparation.
The Pharmacology course is designed to study how natural and synthetic chemical agents such as drugs affect biological systems. The student will practice safety in dispensing and administering pharmaceutical agents and prevent personal and client illness or injury. Required for students who intend to pursue Practicum in Health Science Pharmacy Tech.
The Practicum in EKG, Phlebotomy, Patient Care Technician, or Pharmacy Technician is designed to give students practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience. To pursue a career in the health science industry, students should learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Students should recognize that quality health care depends on the ability to work well with others. Industry certifications are required in these courses at the student’s expense. Students will be required to purchase uniforms through the program and show proof of a negative TB test within the last year and show proof of a negative urine drug screen test.
Students in Anatomy and Physiology will study the human body to understand how anatomical structure affects physiological function. Several types of dissections accompany this course as well as independent work in the form of anatomy and physiology coloring workbooks and research. As
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