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HEALTH SCIENCE II 

over 2 years ago

The emphasis of the second year is primarily to expose students to advanced skills in the various health occupations.  Students will apply these skills during clinical experience rotations in selected health care facilities.  This course is taught for one semester and it earns 2.0 science Carnegie Units upon completion of both Health Science I and II.

This program includes a minimum of 100 hours of clinical-type experience over the two year period.  Students who complete Health Science I and II have a better chance of being accepted into most health professional/career programs at our community colleges and universities.  NOTE:  Clinical hours do include professional guest speakers, demonstrations, visits, tours, as well as time observing/following/shadowing a health care worker.  A strict criteria has been established for students to be enrolled in this class.  They must be students that are dependable and trustworthy.        

II. GENERAL COURSE COMPETENCIES AND SUGGESTED OBJECTIVES:

  1. Review material related to course and professional organizations/HOSA

  2. Human growth and development

  3. Funeral Services

  4. Rehabilitative Health

  5. Opticianary, Audiology, and Speech Pathology

  6. Pharmacology

  7. Cardiopulmonary

  8. Emergency Health Care

  9. Mental Health

  10. Infection Control

  11. Direct Health Care

  12. Public and Environmental Health Care

  13. Laboratory and Radiology

  14. Health Care Administration

  15. Dental Health

  16. Dietetics

  17. Animal Health Care

  18. Employability

III. CLINICAL:

Clinical sites vary but usually include Hospitals, Extended Care Facilities, South Mississippi Mental Hospital, Dental Offices, Veterinary Clinics, Funeral Homes, Day Cares, Elementary Schools, and various other health related sites.


IV.   GENERAL INFORMATION:

A. Time: Each class meets two class periods at the Lamar County Technical Center.

Due to clinical, most of the time is spent away from the classroom and in a

Clinical setting.  Students may use private vehicles, with proper permission

forms.For some clinicals, a schoolbus may be used, or the instructors vehicle..

B. Other: 1. HOSA dues: $15.00

               2. Second year students may compete at HOSA conferences during the school  

                   year. This may require the purchase of miscellaneous items for competitive  

                   events.

               4. Class materials needed: 2-3" 3-ring notebook, loose leaf paper, blue/black

                  pens, pencils, and dividers. Red pens, white out, and highlighters are all

                  optional and can be used as needed.  One notebook will be for classroom, the

                  other notebook will be for clinical journals.

  1. Immunizations/shots:  All students must have a TB skin test , HBV, and updated tetanus before beginning Health Science II.

V.  ASSIGNMENT OF COURSE GRADE:

A.  All skills tests and core objectives should be passed with at least an 80% to successfully pass this class and be prepared for the workplace.

B.  There will be daily grades, skills test and written test grades, and clinical grades from their journal and clinical visits.  Conduct and professionalism also affect grades.  This is usually divided into a 34%/33%/33%/ for daily, tests, and clinical grades.

C.  All nine weeks, semester, and final yearly grades are determined according to the

student handbook.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO GET ORGANIZED AND STAY ORGANIZED!!!

I strongly recommend the use of a calendar or planner. We have a lot of dates to remember!!



By Deanna Dunaway RN