HOSA COMPETITIVE EVENTS TOPICS
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- Competitive Events Topics
2012-13 National Theme
"HOSA: Build a Better You!”
PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY PREPARDNESS
2012-13 topic is:
National Prevention Strategy
Teams will use the National Prevention Strategy:
America’s Plan for
Better Health and Wellness as their resource for developing a public
health presentation about one or more of the following strategies that
to the prevention of disease and the promotion of healthy practices.
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and violence free living
- Tobacco free living
- Preventing drug abuse and
excessive alcohol use
- Active living
This can be any topic related to current health issues or HOSA. For example:
- HOSA and Community Service - The
Benefits of Service Learning
- Teens and Smoking
- The Value of HOSA in Promoting
Career Opportunities in Healthcare
PREPARED SPEAKING/SPEAKING SKILLS
The speech topic is:
"HOSA: Caring for the Future”
This can be any topic related to Health Science Education or HOSA, such as:
EXTEMPORANEOUS HEALTH POSTER
- HOSA: A Contributing Member of the Healthcare Community
- How does HOSA contribute to the healthcare community?
- What types of services does HOSA provide?
- What are the benefits to the healthcare community?
- What are the benefits to HOSA members?
Topics will be related to HOSA or Health Science curriculum competencies.
Support documentation (articles, pamphlets, etc.) may be provided. For
- Eating Right
- Tips for Skin Cancer Prevention
- The Benefits of HOSA Membership
RESEARCHED PERSUASIVE SPEAKING
This 2012-13 topics are:
- Hospital Hiring Practices: Persons Who Smoke or Have Visible Tattoos
Need Not Apply
- Junk Food Ban in Schools
CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING
The secret topic requires the team to solve a problem. The problem may
be related to healthcare or HOSA. Generally, the problem is complex,
involving many factors with no clear right or wrong answer. Supportive
material is provided.
2012-13 topic is:
"Physician Participation in Lifestyle Rationing"
Should doctors decide whether to treat you or perform certain kinds of surgeries
based on whether you are a smoker or not, along with whether you are obese? Physicians
say they already routinely deny many cosmetic surgeries and fertility treatments
to smokers and the obese, and these factors are used to determine eligibility
for many organ transplant procedures.
The multiple choice questions on the Round One Test will assess knowledge of
The event guidelines contain a sample problem that includes one or two
main motions, with four or five other types of motions to be applied
to the main motion in the course of the meeting.
The event guidelines contain a sample problem. Typically, the problem includes
a crime scene or description of the events leading to the death of a
victim(s), and additional documentation which generally includes an autopsy.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
2012-13 topic is:
“No Pressure! Tips for Recognizing and Preventing Hypertension"
The actual title can be changed by the team, as long as the PSA encourages
the public to recognize and prevent hypertension.
The event is now an individual test. Ten multiple choice and one short
essay question will come from each of the following five books:
- Brain Rules by John Medina
- The Third Wave by Alison Thompson
- Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl by Sandra Beasley
- The Deadly Dinner Party by Jonathan A. Edlow, MD
- The End of Illness by David B. Angus, MD
Each skill event with procedures is written up as a scenario. The scenario
requires the competitor to demonstrate 1-3 skills (procedures) as listed
in the event guidelines as part of a potential "situation" in
which a health care worker might actually perform the skill(s). The competitor
performs the procedures of the event and is evaluated by a judge or judges.
November 4-10, 2012
The preferred dates for HOSA Week will be the first full week (Sunday through
Saturday) of November. If desired, chapters may designate an alternate
week as “HOSA Week” for their chapter to fulfill the requirements
of this event.
NATIONAL SERVICE PROJECT
National Service Project from 2012 to 2013 will be the: Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation. For more information visit www.ccf.org.
For more information on these and other HOSA Competitive Events, read
Section B of
HOSA Handbook - Competitive Events Guidelines, or ask your