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Course Title: Foundations of Health Science


Course Description: Foundations of Health Science is a required one-credit course that introduces students to a wide range of health careers. Integrated academics combined with health care knowledge and skills provide the framework for a strong health care delivery system in the twenty-first century. This course is the prerequisite for all the health science courses. It is recommended for students who want to prepare for further study in an array of health-related fields at the postsecondary level.

Career and technical student organizations are integral, co curricular components of each career and technical education course. These organizations serve as a means to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth.

 Class Fees: $30.00

CTSO: Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)*

*All students are encouraged to join HOSA. Membership is optional, not required. HOSA dues are $17 per year.


Prerequisites: None.


Course Goals:

Students will learn how to:

Follow safety procedures

Perform quality work

Demonstrate quality behavior

Demonstrate knowledge of Health Science standards with a minimum of __95__ % accuracy

Develop skills needed to be a contributing and productive member of society


Essential Question(s): How will integrating and incorporating medical terminology into instruction regarding human body structures and functions and the disease process assist a health care worker succeed in the 21st century?


Course Outline:

Week 1  Orientation/ Safety                                                             Week 7 Legal and Ethical Implications

Week 2  Employability Skills                                                            Week 8  Health and Wellness

Week 3  Career Opportunities                                                           Week 9  Technical Skills

Week 4  Medical Terminology                                                         Week 10 Technical Skills

Week 5 Anatomy Overview                                                              Week 11 Financial Literacy

Week 6  Communication Skills                                                        Week 12 Review and Tests


Instructional Philosophy: The Health Science philosophy is to provide an environment for developing proper skills, knowledge, safety habits, work ethics and pride in achievements.


Students will be expected to meet all of the course goals and to demonstrate their understanding of the underlying concepts. The instruction will be lecture, videos, computers, demonstration, question and answer, laboratory, guest speakers and hands on application. The course requires students to use academic skills, such as mathematics,

science, and language arts. Students will be expected to take part in discussions, work in groups, work individually, and complete homework assignments and complete assignments on time.


Assessment Procedures: Student assessment will be based on attendance and participation in class, daily work, performance tests when applicable, and course projects. Each will have an equivalent value of 100 points. If necessary, students will be given more than one opportunity to complete assignments to meet course standards. Students will completed all course requirements at a minimum of 60% accuracy to pass the course. Grade totals may not exceed 100%. A student’s grade for each six weeks will be based on a minimum of ten grades, three or more of which must be tests. A comprehensive exam will be given at mid-term and at the end of the school year. Test will comprise 50%; Daily/Participation-25%; Clinical/project- 25% of the student’s final grade.



Grading Scale:

                90-100                   (A)

                80-89                     (B)

                70-79                     (C)

                60-69                     (D)         

                59 and below        (F)


Culminating Product(s): Completed Job applications, Resumes


Available Student Industry Credential(s): Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification, _____________





Student Signature: _________________________________                               Date: _____________________


Parent Signature: _________________________________                                Date: _____________________