Health Science Education

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
 
Health Science Education is a broad curriculum at the middle and high school levels that provides students with meaningful instruction for and about health care careers. Health Science Education plays a major role in meeting present and predicted needs for health care professionals within a health care delivery system characterized by diversity and changing technologies. Health Science Education is designed to prepare graduates as viable competitors in the health care industry and for advanced educational opportunities.  Literacy and numeracy skills are an integral part of the health science program. Development of 21st century skills including collaboration, critical thinking, economic literacy, entrepreneurial skills, and problem-solving is a part of each of the career pathways. Opportunities to develop and apply leadership, social, civic, and health care skills are provided through Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), the Career and Technical Student Organization for health science education. Integration of the health science program with appropriate academic concepts/courses is strongly encouraged.

COURSE OFFERINGS IN HEALTH SCIENCE

Health Science I

Course Number:                                           HU40

Recommended Maximum Enrollment:       30

Prerequisite:                                                  None

This course focuses on human anatomy, physiology and human body diseases and disorders, and biomedical therapies.  Students will learn about health care careers within the context of human body systems.  Projects, teamwork, and demonstrations serve as instructional strategies that reinforce the curriculum content.  English language arts and science are reinforced in this course.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing.  Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course.  Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.  Biology is recommended as preparation for this course.    

Health Science II

Course Number:                                           HU42

Recommended Maximum Enrollment:       20*

Prerequisite:                                                  HU40 Health Science I

This course is designed to help students expand their understanding of financing and trends of health care agencies, fundamentals of wellness, legal and ethical issues, concepts of teamwork, and effective communication.  Students will learn health care skills, including current CPR and first aid training.  English language arts and science are reinforced in this course.  Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include internship, mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing.  Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course.  Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.  

*Class enrollment limited to 20 to establish a foundation of knowledge critical to the application of patient care skills.

Health Team Relations

Course Number:                                           HU10

Recommended Maximum Enrollment:       30

Prerequisite:                                                  None 

This course is designed to assist potential health care workers in their role and function as health team members.  Topics include terminology, the history of health care, health care agencies, ethics, legal responsibilities, careers, holistic health, human needs, change, cultural awareness, communication, medical math, leadership, and career decision making. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning, field trips, and job shadowing.  Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course.  English language arts and social studies are reinforced in this course.  Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences.          

Nursing Fundamentals

Course Number:                                           HN43

Recommended Maximum Enrollment:       10*

Prerequisite:                                                 HU42  Health Science II

This course is designed for students interested in medical careers where personal care and basic nursing skills are used.  This course is an enhanced adaptation of the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) Nurse Aide I (NAI) curriculum and helps prepare students for the National Nurse Aide Assessment (NNAAP).  Students who pass the NNAAP become listed on the NC NAI Registry.  English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include a required clinical internship in a long-term care agency. Healthcare agencies may require testing for tuberculosis and/or other diseases and a criminal record check for felonies related to drugs. Cooperative education is not available for this course.  HOSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. 

*Enrollment is limited per North Carolina Board of Nursing (BON) Administrative Rule 21 NCAC 36.0318(i), which requires the ratio of teacher to nurse aide students be 1:10 or less while in the clinical area.  DHSR applies BON Rule to the classroom training area. 

To Apply for Nursing Fundamentals at NBHS:
NF Final Clinical Application 9-17-2016.doc

To Review the Selection Process for Nursing Fundamentals in Buncombe County:
NF Final Health Sciences Application Process Guidelines-9-17-2016.doc

To Review Class Contracts for Nursing Fundamental:
NBHS 2017 NF Final Nursing Clinical Class Contract 9-17-2016.docx
NF Final Transportation form 9-17-2016.docx
NF Final Nurse Class Cell Phone Contract 9-17-2016.doc

To Apply to the AB Tech Summer/Spring Program:
Revised 2016-2017 CCPP application (1).pdf

To Learn More About the AB Tech Continuing Education Program:
AB Tech CNA Through Continuing Education

CTE Advanced Studies

Course Number:                                           CS95 

Recommended Maximum Enrollment:       25

Prerequisite:                                                  Two technical credits in one Career Cluster

This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster. The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation. Students demonstrate their abilities to use 21st century skills. DECA (an association for Marketing Education students), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), FFA, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), SkillsUSA, and Technology Student Association (TSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.