Principles of Health Science1 credit (9 to 11 grades)
This course is recommended for students interested in a career in health care.
Principles of Health Science provides an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, environmental, and support services, and biotechnology research and development systems of the health care industry. To pursue a career in the health service industry, students should learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively.Communication and teamwork are important in exploring all aspects of this class. This class is a recommended prerequisite for Health Science Theory and Practicum in Health Science.
Historical: Impact on Health Care related to economy, time eras, historical figures, and folklore
Leadership: Leadership traits, team member traits, explain role of professional organization
Health Careers and Healthcare Organizational Structure and Regulatory Agencies: Health Careers, work environment, safety practices
Human Needs: Maslow’s Hierarchy, cultural diversity, stages of human development
Ethical and Legal Issues: Codes of Ethics, Legal Terms, Confidentiality, Patient rights
Health & Wellness: Wellness strategies for the prevention of disease, maintain homeostasis
Communication as a Health Professional: Build skills related to the communication process. Medical terminology and abbreviations.