Healthcare (Therapeutic Services-Patient Care) Pathway
Healthcare Science courses will enable students to receive initial exposure to Healthcare Science careers as well as employability, communication and the technical skills necessary in the healthcare industry. Introduction to Healthcare focuses on the past, present, and future of health care as well as concepts of law and ethics, workplace safety and infection control, health and wellness, and lifespan development. The Essentials of Healthcare course focuses on anatomy, physiology, and disease. The prevention of disease, diagnosis, and treatment along with medical terminology are studied in this course. This course helps students make connections between medical procedures and the pathophysiology of diseases and disorders.
The student has an option to enroll in a certified nursing assistant or basic EMT program after completion of Introduction to Healthcare and Essentials of Healthcare courses.
The following courses are offered:
- 25.52100 Introduction to Healthcare Science (1st-semester 1st-year students)
- 25.44000 Essentials of Healthcare (2nd-semester 1st-year students)*
*Special note for credit per State Board Rule 160-4-.2: Course meets fourth science requirement; Students who earn 1 unit of credit for this course shall also receive 1 unit of credit for Human Anatomy and Physiology, course number 26.07300 beginning for students enrolled in the 2014-15 school year and subsequent years
2nd-year students wanting to complete this pathway have 3 options:
- Enroll in CNA Dual Enrolment program thru STC
- Online Class
- 25.43600 Patient Care Fundamentals taught at Vidalia High School