Health Science Education is designed to prepare students for careers in health care.
The program provides students:
An academic foundation that includes reading and writing (charts, reports, manuals); the performance of mathematical operations, such as computations involving weights and measures; and the application of science knowledge, such as biology, chemistry and physics.
Hands-on experiences in a health care facility. These include job shadowing, clinical internships, cooperative education and other work-based experiences.
An opportunity to become a certified First Responder.
An opportunity to become CPR for the health care provider certified.
Health care mentors who assist with learning opportunities in a health care facility.
Community involvement with health care partnerships.
Opportunities for Tech Prep programs to earn college credit while in high school.
Preparation for employment in new and innovative health care careers.
Dual enrollment opportunities RSCC & TCAT:
EMT 109 First Responder 3 credits and Medical Terminology 3 credits/TCAT Certified Nursing Assistant
State certification opportunities: First Responder, Pharmacy Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant
HOSA is a state recognized CTSO that improves the quality and relevance of Health Science courses. Membership in HOSA is recommended for all students taking Health Science classes.
HEALTHCARE I (Health Science Education) –Single Block; One Semester; One Credit; 9th - 11th Grades. Offered Fall and Spring Semesters. Prerequisites and/or Requirements: None.
Health Science Education is an introductory course designed to prepare students in health care, focusing on careers in biotechnology research, therapeutics, health informatics, diagnostics, and support services and different parts of health care. Students will also learn professionalism, how to work as a team, safety and legalities.
HEALTHCARE II (Medical Therapeutics) - Single Block; One Semester; One Credit; Designed for 10th - 12th Grades. Prerequisites and/or Requirements: Healthcare I (Health Science).
Medical Therapeutics is a level 2 course that prepares students to pursue careers in therapeutic services. This course provides knowledge and skills to maintain or change the health status of an individual over time. This includes careers such as dental, nursing, medical assistance, veterinarian, physicians, pharmacy, social work and others.
HEALTHCARE III (Anatomy and Physiology) – Single Block; One Semester, One Credit; Designed for 10th - 12th Grades. Requirements: Healthcare I (Health Science Education).
Anatomy and Physiology is a level 3 course that will develop an understanding of the structures and functions of the human body, while relating those to knowledge and skills associated with pathophysiology. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to (1) apply the gross anatomy from earlier courses to a deeper understanding of all body systems, (2) identify the organs and structures of the support and movement systems, (3) relate the structure and function of the communication, control, and integration systems, and (4) demonstrate a professional, working understanding of the transportation, respiration, excretory, and reproduction systems.
CLINICAL INTERNSHIP 5993A - Single Block; One Semester; One Credit; 12th Grade; Prerequisites: Completion of a Health Science Pathway: Emergency Services, Nursing Services, Sport & Human Performance, or Therapeutic Services. Students must maintain an A or B in Health Science classes, have an attendance rate of 93% or better; completed application and instructor approval. This class MAY NOT be taken concurrently with other Health Science courses. It is the responsibility of the student to find their own placement with the help of the instructor and have their own transportation to their clinical site.
The internships will be based off of the student’s previous Health Science classes. Students must have completed the required prerequisites prior to class. Students will develop soft skills while gaining on the job work experience. Course applications may be obtained from Mrs. Mitchell.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (Level 4) - College Credit Opportunity Available. Single Block; One Semester; One Credit; Designed for 11th - 12th Grades. Prerequisites: An A or B in Healthcare I: Health Science and Healthcare III: Anatomy & Phys. Students must be 17 years of age before the end of the semester that EMS is taught.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is designed for students interested in a career in pre-hospital or emergency patient care. This course may be taught with a state recognized First Responder Instructor to students who will be 17 years of age at the end of the course to qualify to sit for the National First Responder Test. This is a dual enrollment class taught during the normal school day for 11th-12th grade students only. Students will receive 3 credit hours at Roane State Community College.
MEDICAL ASSISTING (Level 4) – Single Block; One Semester; One Credit; Designed for 10th -12th Grades. Prerequisite: Healthcare I (Health Science).
Medical Assisting is a level 4 course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in medical assisting. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will be able to implement communication and interpersonal skills, provide care safely, prevent emergency situations, prevent infection through infection control, and perform the skills required of a medical assistant. At the conclusion of this course and an appropriate clinical internship, students may sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam.
PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCE (Level 4) - Single Block, One Semester; One Credit; 11th - 12th Grades; Prerequisites: Healthcare I (Health Science), Healthcare II (Med. Ther.) and/or Healthcare III (Anatomy & Phys.).
Pharmacological Science is a senior level course designed to prepare students, who will be 18 by graduation, to take the PCTB Exam in order to obtain a Pharmacy Technician Certification. Senior students who complete a clinical internship at a pharmacy may qualify to take their certification test at no cost. Junior students with an interest in pharmacology may enroll, but do not quality for PTCB testing or certification. Students will be required to memorize the top 200 Prescription Medications, Pharmacy Law and Regulations, Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding, Medication Safety, Medical Calculations and more. Recommended for 11th-12th grades.
REHABILITATION CAREERS/PHYSICAL THERAPY AID (Level 4) - Single Block; One Semester; One Credit; Designed for 10th - 12th Grades. Prerequisite: Healthcare I (Health Science).
Rehabilitation Careers is a level 4 course in the Exercise Science pathway and is designed to prepare students to pursue careers in rehabilitation services. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will be able to identify careers in rehabilitation services, recognize diseases, disorders or injuries related to rehabilitation services and correlate the related anatomy and physiology to develop a plan of treatment with appropriate modalities.
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY DUAL ENROLLMENT (Optional) - College Credit Opportunity Available. Single Block; One Semester; One high school credit; Three college credits; Designed for 11th - 12th Grades. Offered Spring Semester. Prerequisites: Healthcare I (Health Science).
This course is an early morning, dual-enrollment class for 11th -12th grades: students receive 3 credit hours at Roane State Community College and one high school credit. This class does not count toward the completion of any program of study however, Medical Terminology is a course designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop working knowledge of the language of healthcare professionals and it is very helpful for anyone planning on a career in health care. Utilizing a body systems approach, students will define, interpret, and pronounce medical terms relating to structure and function, pathology, diagnosis, clinical procedures, and pharmacology. Roane State may add an additional fee if taken for dual enrollment credit.
CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT (Nursing Education TCAT) – College Credit Opportunity Available. Single Block; One Semester; One high school credit plus college credit; Designed for 11th - 12th Grades. Offered Spring Semester. Prerequisites: Health Science, Medical Therapeutics, and Anatomy & Physiology.
This is a capstone course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in the field of nursing. Upon completion the student will be able to implement communication and interpersonal skills, maintain residents’ rights and independence and provide care safely, prevent emergency situations, prevent infection through infection control and perform the skills required of a nursing assistant. Once the students have completed 40 hours of site-based clinicals at a long-term care facility through a Tennessee department of Health approved program; students will sit for their Certified Nursing Assistant, (CNA), test and receive their industry certification.