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Principles of Health Science Principles of Health Science

Course Title:  Health Sciences Introduction

                           Work Place Principles

           

Course Number:  Principles of Health Sciences / HEA 102 / WPP 200

 

Course Description: This course is an orientation to the health care cluster consisting of four career majors: Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, and Allied Health. It is also designed to develop and enhance an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of each career major area. Communication, study, and leadership skills will be emphasized as the student learns about the health care industry, health care economics, and career opportunities available. Medical Terminology will be integrated throughout the course. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to focus on a career major path and make informed decisions regarding choices for continuing education and/or employment. This course addresses the Kentucky Learner Goals and Academic Expectations, Core Content for Assessment, and includes core components from the National Health Care Skill Standards.  Anatomy and Physiology will be incorporated into each weeks' lesson.

 

Workplace Principles examine the changing workforce and the skills needed to adapt to constantly changing demands and expectations. The course includes, but is not limited to, problem solving, teamwork, time management, and self-management skills. Job-seeking and job-retention skills are taught through the development of resumes and job search materials. Maximum benefit is received if this course is taken in the latter part of the student's course work.

 

Instructor’s Name:  Mary Beth Riggins

Phone: 606-759-7101

Email: mary.riggins@mason.kyschools.us

Web Site Address:  http://teachersites.schoolworld.com/webpages/MRiggins

Prerequisites: none

Resources: 

  •  Health Center 21 Computer Application. (2007). Pennsylvania: Applied     Educational       Systems.
  • Badash, Shirley A., Chesebro, Doreen S.. (2004).  Introduction to Health Occupations:Today’s Health Care Worker. New Jersey: Prentice & Hall. 
  • Simmers, Louise. (1993). Diversified Health Occupations. New York: Delmar.

Class Format

This class will incorporate a combination of computer based curriculum and classroom based instruction.  Students are expected to sign and follow school guidelines for computer use guidelines or will forfeit privileges and loss of those grades.

 

Tentative Course Schedule

 

Week 1          

UNIT I - Leadership / HOSA

 

Week 2      

UNIT II - Study Skills

 

Week 3   

UNIT III - History

 

Week 4

Unit IV - Health Care Systems

 

Week 5 - 6 

Unit V - Careers

 

Week 7 - 8 

Unit VI - Medical Math

 

Week 9

Unit VII - Legal and Ethical Concerns

 

Week 10

Unit VIII - Communication Skills

 

Week 11

Unit IX - Human Needs

 

Week 12

Unit X - Cultural Diversity

 

Week 12-18

Unit XI - Workplace Principles

 

 

Ø      Incorporate HOSA using competitive event guidelines, leadership and team skills in all content areas.

 

Grading Policies

 

     Scale- per Home School


Categories

           

            Employabiity grade - 10%

o       given for attendance, class participation, completion of bellwork / assignments

o       will include pop quizzes - may not be made up

o       work ethics and teamwork

 

            Tests - 75%

o       will include computer based testing, open response, on-demand questions, projects, handouts, etc.

o       students missing the day of the exam will be expected to take the exam upon the day of return to school

 

             Assignments -15%

o         As assigned by instructor   

 

Participation Policy

Each student is expected to attend class regularly, read all assigned materials, and to contribute to class discussions.  If the student misses a class, it is his/her responsibility to find out what was missed from their class partner and turn in assignments due on that date.

 

Plagiarism Policy

            Students are expected to complete original work.  Using other’s ideas or work

            without due credit is plagiarism and will result in a “0” on the assignment.           

           

 Classroom Policies

The goal of the Health Science program is to develop the skills necessary for students to become productive employees in the future.  To help accomlish these goals, the following rules will be enforced.  Violations will be enforced according to BCHS policy.

 

Students are expected to:

  • be present and ready to work.
  • take care of personal needs before class.
  • listen as others are speaking and stay seated during class.
  • be respectful of self and others. 
  • keep work areas clean.
  • turn off cell phones according to school policy.

 

 

Plagiarism Policy

Students are expected to complete original work.  Using other’s ideas or work without due credit is plagiarism and will result in a “0” on the assignment.           

           

 

            Student signature ___________________________________ Date__________

 

            Parent signature ____________________________________ Date__________

           

 

 



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Morgantown, Ky. 42261
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