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    Working in the health science industry is for more than nurse and doctors. There are hundreds of specialties within this pathway, including dentist, sonographer, physical therapist, or epidemiologist. Learn medical terminology and take science courses including anatomy and physiology - courses essential to continuing your education in health science.

     

    Principles of Health Science 

    Grade: 9–10/Credit: 1 
    Prerequisite: None

    The Principles of Health Science course is designed to provide an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems of the health care industry. 

     

    Medical Terminology 

    Grade: 9–12/Credit: 1 
    Prerequisite: None

    The Medical Terminology course is designed to introduce students to the structure of medical terms, including prefixes, suffixes, word roots, singular and plural forms, and medical abbreviations. The course allows students to achieve comprehension of medical vocabulary appropriate to medical procedures, human anatomy and physiology, and pathophysiology. 

     

    Anatomy and Physiology 

    Grade: 10–12/Credit: 1
    Prerequisite: Biology and a second science credit 

    The Anatomy and Physiology course is designed for students to conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students in Anatomy and Physiology will study a variety of topics, including the structure and function of the human body and the interaction of body systems. Note: This course satisfies a science credit requirement for students on the Foundation High School Program. 

     

    Pathophysiology 

    Grade: 11–12/Credit: 1 
    Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry

    Pathophysiology is designed for students to conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students will study disease processes and how humans are affected. Emphasis is placed on prevention and treatment. Students will differentiate between normal and abnormal physiology. 

     

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    Health Science Theory 

    Grade: 10–12/Credit: 1 
    Prerequisites: Principles of Health Science & Biology 

    The Health Science Theory course is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers. Students will employ hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development. 

     

    Health Science Theory/Health Science Clinical 

    Grade: 10–12/Credits: 2 
    Prerequisites: Biology and Principles of Health Science  
    Co-requisite: Health Science Theory 

    The Health Science Clinical course is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers. Students will employ hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development. Districts are encouraged to offer this course in a consecutive block with Health Science Theory to allow students sufficient time to master the content of both courses.