Angie Band - Health Science

Grades Taught:
9 - 12

Phone: 864-279-6946


HealthCare Fact Sheet

Semester I
Medical Terminology Honors*(5540) (*Medical Terminology -AHS 102)
This course is a one-semester course to prepare students strongly interested in a health career. It will give the student a structured exposure to the interdisciplinary team approach in delivering health care in the community and will encompass many disciplines. Curriculum will include: review of infection control, safety, vital signs, CPR and AED training, body system.
(Prerequisite:  Biology or instructor recommendation)

Health Science I  (5550)
The first of four courses offered to students interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field. During this course, students are introduced to healthcare history, careers, legal and ethics, cultural diversity, infection control, professionalism, communication, basics of the organization of healthcare facilities, and types of healthcare insurance. The knowledge that students learn in Health Science I serve to prepare them for future clinical experiences such as job shadowing or internships as they advance in the Health Science courses.  
(Prerequisite:  None)
*Required course to be considered a completer

Semester II 
Health Science II (5551) 
Applies the knowledge and skills that were taught in Health Science 1, while further challenging the students to learn more about the healthcare field. Health Science II will continue teaching in more detail, the units of study that include advanced study of infection control. Students will be certified in First Aid and CPR in this course. Career pathways and scenarios are introduced through each section. This course provides a foundation for further advancement in Health Science.
(Prerequisite:   Health Science I  with a grade of 70 or better, or instructor recommendation)
*Required course to be considered a completer

Clinical Studies Program (12 Grade Students) (2 units) Spring Semester Only (5560) 
Clinical Studies is a one-year course for high school seniors. It is designed to enable students to gain immediate employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant and to make informed decisions on career objectives through education. Students will participate in classroom, laboratory, and long-term care clinical experiences. Students must maintain a grade of “C” or better to participate in the clinical component of training. The Nurse Aide Exam will be given for certification to work. Prior to entering the clinical phase of training, students will need to show proof of a negative tuberculin skin test.
(Prerequisite:  Health Science I, II, and III* with a 75 or higher or teacher recommendation (*Health Science III may be substituted with Science Department Anatomy& Physiology, Medical Terminology or AP Biology))

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