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Students taking health science classes should have the opportunity to participate in the HOSA organization, a student health science leadership association.

CTE INTRODUCTION (6-8) - 13.0001Health Science Education Logo
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The CTE Introduction core course is an integrated exploratory program. The purpose is to allow students to be involved in activity-centered lessons which explore careers, utilize technology, and develop beginning skills. The course introduces students to career exploration and selection processes and provides information regarding additional courses and training related to the students’ career fields of interest. The applied technology areas of agriculture, business, family and consumer sciences, health science and health technology, information technology, marketing, economics, and technology educational re explored. The overall goals of CTE Introduction focus on 1) Self-Knowledge, 2) Education and Occupation Exploration, and 3) Career Planning.

BIOTECHNOLOGY (11-12) - 51.1201
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An exploratory course designed to create an awareness of career possibilities in the field of biotechnology. Students are introduced to diagnostic and therapeutic laboratory procedures that support bioscience research and practice.

DENTAL ASSISTANT (12-14) - 51.0601
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An instructional program that prepares individuals to assist a dentist or dental hygienist performing the functions of a dental practice. Includes instruction in chairside assisting, patient preparation, front office functions, selected dental office laboratory procedures, and introduction to radiology.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER (10-12) - 51.0810
This semester course provides students with advanced emergency medical information and skills. The course introduces students to a variety of career options in emergency medicine.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT) (12) - 51.0904
An instructional program that prepares individuals to perform initial medical diagnosis, treatment, and comprehensive care in medical crises, under the general supervision of a coordinating physician. Includes instruction in all aspects of basic health care; disease, disorder, and injury symptomology and diagnosis; emergency medical treatment procedures for various injuries and disease outbreaks; basic pharmacology; anesthetics; intravenous and other drug administration procedures; obstetrics procedures; basic surgical techniques; emergency medical equipment operation and maintenance; special care of patients exposed to heat, cold, radiation, or contagious disease; and administrative aspects of emergency medicine. Programs may include emergency vehicle operation and patient transportation procedures, depending on level of training.

EXERCISE SCIENCE/SPORTS MEDICINE (11-12) - 51.0913
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This full-year course is designed to teach students components of exercise science/sports medicine; including exploration of therapeutic careers, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, first aid, injury prevention principles, the healing process, rehabilitation techniques, therapeutic modalities, sport nutrition, sport psychology and performance enhancement philosophies.

HEALTH SCIENCE-ADVANCED (11-12) - 51.1199
This course is for students who have decided to pursue a career in healthcare which requires a minimum of an associate’s degree. This course may articulate with a post-secondary institution and provide concurrent enrollment college credit for the students. Curricula may include Health Occupations Professional Essentials, Technology Enhanced Anatomy/Physiology, Case Studies, Health Seminar Practicum, or other curricula that provides students with an advanced experience in the health science field.

The Health Science-Advanced course aligns with the National Healthcare Foundation Standards and Accountability Criteria.

HEALTH SCIENCE-INTRODUCTION (9-12) - 51.0001
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This semester course is designed to create an awareness of career possibilities in health care and inform students of the educational options available for health science and health technology programs. Instruction includes beginning anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical ethics, diseases, and disorders. The course prepares students for the Medical Anatomy/Physiology course and/or for a variety of health technology programs.

MEDICAL ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY (10-12) - 51.1399
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This full-year course provides students with an in-depth study of health care careers including actual clinical experience in a variety of areas. Instruction includes intermediate anatomy & physiology, medical terminology, diseases and disorders, medical ethics and first aid. The class is designed to prepare students for the Advanced Health Science course and/or for a variety of health technology programs.

MEDICAL ASSISTANT (12) - 51.0801
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An instructional program that prepares individuals to support physicians by providing assistance during patient examinations, treatment administration and monitoring; by keeping patient and related health record information; and by performing clinical, administrative and laboratory duties.

MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (12) - 51.0703
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An instructional program that prepares individuals to perform routine clerical and reception duties in patient care and within a health care facility. Includes instruction in receiving and directing patients, transcribing medical records, medical records management, preparation of forms, appointment scheduling, client billing/collections and insurance.

MEDICAL FORENSICS (11-12) - 51.1004
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This year-long course is designed to create an awareness of the branch of health science relating to medical forensics. This course focuses on introductory skills and assessment in order to develop the ability to identify, analyze, and process logically using deductive reasoning and problem solving. Medical forensics involves many aspects of health science instruction including laboratory skills and safety, microscopy, toxicology, measurement, physical evidence identification, pathology, anthropology, entomology, psychology, blood spatter analysis, and career exploration.

MEDICAL ENGLISH (11-12) - 51.9998
An instructional program that prepares students with communication skills related to health care. The course integrates medical-physiological concepts and language arts. The course focuses on technical writing, research, medical terminology, and charting.

MEDICAL MATH (11-12) - 51.9999
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An instructional program that prepares students with skills to compute mathematical equations related to healthcare.  The course integrates medical-physiological concepts and mathematics.  Students will engage in math activities including problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representations.

MEDICAL RECORDS TECHNICIAN (11-12) - 51.0707
An instructional program that prepares individuals to classify medical information and prepare records, under the supervision of a medical records administrator. Includes instruction in medical records science, medical terminology, record classification, user needs, indexing, special records systems, computer operation, and applicable laws and regulations.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (9-12) - 51.0799
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Medical Terminology is a one-semester course that help students understand the Greek- and Latin-based language of medicine and healthcare. Emphasis is placed upon word roots, suffixes, prefixes, abbreviations, symbols, anatomical terms, and terms associated with movement of the human body. This course also stresses the proper pronunciation, spelling, and usage of medical terminology. This class is helpful to anyone considering going into the healthcare field.

MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION (11-12) - 51.0708
An instructional program that prepares individuals to execute verbatim medical minutes, reports and orders. Includes instruction in dictation, analysis of written notes or visual evidence, computer and transcription machine operation, format medical correspondence and report formats and requirements, and applicable laws and regulations.

NURSE ASSISTANT (CNA) (11-12) - 51.1614
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An instructional program that prepares individuals to perform routine nursing-related services to patients in hospitals or long-term care facilities, under the training and supervision of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.

OPTICAL TECHNICIAN (12) - 51.1802
An instructional program that prepares individuals to assist optometrists or ophthalmologists providing diagnostic, treatment and dispensing services. Includes instruction in vision testing, corneal measurement, color screening, patient counseling, eye wear fitting and modification, and office administration duties.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN (12) - 51.0805
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An instructional program that prepares individuals to support pharmacists by providing assistance during patient consultation, counter dispensing operations, and prescription preparation; keeping patient and related health record information; and by performing a wide range of practice-related duties for both retail and hospital-based pharmacies.

SURGICAL TECHNICIAN (12) - 51.0909
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An instructional program that prepares individuals to perform general technical support tasks in the operating room before, during and after surgery. Includes instruction in pre-operation patient and surgical team preparation, handling surgical instruments at table side, supply inventory maintenance before and during operations, sterilization and cleaning of equipment, maintaining clean and sealed environments, operating room safety procedures, and record-keeping.

Updated July 8, 2013  


 

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rachel [dot] decker [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Rachel Decker), Specialist
Health Science Education
Phone: 801>538-7843
Fax: 801>538-7868

ruth [dot] sargen [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Ruth Sargent) , Support Staff
Health Science Education
801>538-7847




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