Health Science

Health Science

Recommended Course Sequence


Health Science Cluster Flowchart
Recommended Course Sequence Flowchart   PDF


Potential Certificates & Certifications

Students must meet specific criteria to qualify to test for these certifications. 

Basic Life Support (BLS) (at SHS)/ CPR (at PHS) via CPR Services
(Offered within Clinical Rotations Program)

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) via National Healthcareer Association
(Offered within Clinical Rotations Program)

National Certified Insurance & Coding Specialist (NCICS) via National Center For Competency Testing (NCCT)
(Offered within Medical Billing and Coding Program)

National Sterile Products IV (Intravenous) Certification via Kaduceus Holdings Inc.
(Offered within Pharmacy Technician Program)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) via CareerSafe Online
(Offered within Clinical Rotations, Medical Billing and Coding & Pharmacy Technician Programs)

Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) via Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
(Offered within Pharmacy Technician Program)



Course Descriptions

PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH SCIENCE

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.
 

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

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 for maintaining homeostasis. Students must meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement.
Note: This course satisfies a science credit requirement for students on the Foundation High School Program.
 

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (HONORS)

 This course covers the same concepts as Anatomy & Physiology of Human Systems. The content is studied in greater depth and may include additional topics. This course is highly recommended  for students interested in pursuing a career in health occupations. Students must meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement. 
Note: This course satisfies a science credit requirement for students on the Foundation High School Program.

HEALTH SCIENCE THEORY/HEALTH SCIENCE CLINICAL
(CLINICAL ROTATIONS PROGRAM)

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.
 

MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY

The Medical Microbiology course is designed to explore the microbial world, studying topics such as pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms, laboratory procedures, identifying microorganisms, drug resistant organisms, and emerging diseases. Students must meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement.
Note: This course satisfies a science credit requirement for students on the Foundation High School Program.
 

MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY (HONORS)

This course covers the same concepts as Medical Microbiology. The content is studied in greater depth and may include additional topics. This course is highly recommended for students interested in pursuing a career in health occupations. Students must meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement. 
Note: This course satisfies a science credit requirement for students on the Foundation High School Program.
 

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

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.
 

PRACTICUM IN HEALTH SCIENCE
(MEDICAL BILLING AND CODING PROGRAM)

This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required for an entry-level position in the medical insurance billing and coding field by offering problem-solving exercises by utilizing real-world scenarios. This course places a strong emphasis on ethics, accountability, professionalism, and the individuals' commitment to the pursuit of lifelong personal, educational and professional development, as it relates to the medical insurance billing and coding field.
 

PRACTICUM IN HEALTH SCIENCE
(PHARMACY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM)

This course is designed to equip students with knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required for an entry-level position in the pharmacy field or related area.  This course encourages active student participation and may include group discussions and projects, laboratory work, simulations, demonstrations, field trips, guest speakers, and lectures. A strong emphasis is placed on ethics, accountability, professionalism, and the individual's commitment to pursue lifelong personal and professional development.

STC DUAL ENROLLMENT MEDICAL SCIENCE ACADEMY (DEMSA)

DEMSA is a year-round dual enrollment program developed for high school students who are seriously interested in pursuing a career in health care.  The purpose of the program is to increase the number of area students committed to careers and service in Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Allied Health, and others.  Contact your school Counselor for more information on how to enroll into this program.

  

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