Health Science Theory (1 credit)
General requirements: This course is recommended for students in Grades 10-12. Recommended prerequisites: Principles of Health Science and Biology.
1. The Health Science course is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to a wide variety o f health careers. Students will have hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development.
2. To pursue a career in the health science industry, students should recognize,
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.
3. The health science industry is comprised of diagnostic, therapeutic, health
informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development
systems that function individually and collaboratively to provide comprehensive
health care. Students should identify the employment opportunities,
technology, and safety requirements of each system. Students are expected to
apply the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a health science career
through further education and employment.
4. Professional integrity in the health science industry is dependent on acceptance
of ethical and legal responsibilities. Students are expected to employ their
ethical and legal responsibilities, recognize limitations, and understand the
implications of their actions.