COMPETITIVE EVENTS
Health Science Events: THESE ARE ALL INDIVIDUAL KNOWLEDGE-BASED EVENTS
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Competitors in these events will take an on line computerized multiple choice test
The top 3 competitors in the area will advance to state
The top 3 competitors in the state will advance to nationals.
Students will obtain and study reference books
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Dental Terminology (100 question test)
Medical Terminology (100 question test)
Medical Reading (50 question test and essay tie breaker)
Medical Math (50 question test)
Medical Spelling (50 question test and 2nd round at area competition is a spell down)
Knowledge Exams: (All are 100 question tests)
1. Nutrition
2. Pathophysiology
3. Human Growth and Development
4. Pharmacology
5. Medical Law and Ethics
6. Transcultural Healthcare (new event)
Health Professions Events: THESE ARE INDIVIDUAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILL BASED EVENTS
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Competitors in these events will take an on line computerized 50 question multiple choice test
The top 10 competitors will advance to area competition and will be required to perform skills as
outlined in the event guidelines
The top 3 competitors at area will advance to state competition.
The top 3 competitors in the state will advance to nationals.
Students will obtain and study reference books
1. Biotechnology
2. Clinical Nursing
3. Dental Science
4. Home Health Aide
5. Medical Assisting
6. Nursing Assisting
7. Physical Therapy
8. Sports Medicine
9. Veterinary Medicine
Health Profession Event individual event with no test, competitor completes portfolio and
attends area competition
1. Clinical Specialty
Recognition Events:
The following event is a Knowledge Test based on current events in Healthcare. Several websites are the
sources for the current events articles. The student will prepare and study for this multiple choice test and
the top 10% of students advance.
HEALTHCARE ISSUES EXAM (50 question test)
Competitors may take the Healthcare Issues Exam in addition to competing in ONE OTHER
EVENT. There is an additional charge of $20 for this event.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EVENTS:
THESE ARE PARTNER OR TEAM EVENTS THAT ARE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL BASED EVENTS
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Competitors in these events will take an on line computerized multiple choice tests
The top 10 competitors will advance to area competition and will be required to perform skills as
outlined in the event guidelines
The top 3 competitors at area will advance to state competition.
The top 3 competitors in the state will advance to nationals.
Students will obtain and study reference books recommended.
1. CERT SKILLS (Partner event)
2. CPR/ FIRST AID (Partner event)
3. EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (Partner event)
4. EPIDEMIOLOGY (Individual event with 50 question written test and case study)
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EVENTS THAT DO NOT INCLUDE ON LINE TESTS:
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Competitors attend area competition and bring prepared materials and present portfolio according
to event guidelines
The top 3 competitors at area will advance to state competition.
The top 3 competitors in the state will advance to nationals.
1. MRC PARTNERSHIP (Team of 2 to 6 students)
2. PUBLIC HEALTH ( Team of 2 to 6 students)
2013-14 TOPIC: Open Pandora’s Box: Start the Conversation about
Community Mental Health
Leadership Events: These are individual events that do not require on line testing:
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Competitors attend area competition
The top 3 competitors at area will advance to state competition.
The top 3 competitors in the state will advance to nationals.
Students will do some preparation except for extemporaneous events
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Extemporaneous Health Poster
Extemporaneous Writing
Job Seeking Skills
Medical Photography
Prepared Speaking
2013-14 Topic: The Future Starts Now
6. Researched Persuasive Speaking
The topics for 2013-14 are:
• Vitamin Supplements: Hype or Help?
• Obesity: Disease or Choice?
Leadership Events:
The following Leadership event is an individual event that does require an on line test.
• Competitors in these events will take an on line computerized multiple choice tests
• The top 10 competitors will advance to area competition and will be required to present portfolio and
answer questions from judges.
• The top 3 competitors at area will advance to state competition.
• The top 3 competitors in the state will advance to nationals.
• Students will obtain and study reference books recommended.
1. Healthy Lifestyle
Teamwork Events: The following events are team events that require on line testing
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Competitors in these events will take an on line computerized multiple choice tests
The top 10 teams will advance to area competition and will be required to compete as outlined in the
event guidelines
The top 3 teams at area will advance to state competition.
The top 3 teams in the state will advance to nationals.
Students will obtain and study reference books
1. Biomedical Debate (Team of 3-4 members) (50 question test)
2013-14 Topic: The U.S. Government is failing war injured service members.
2. Creative Problem Solving (Team of 3 -4 members) (50 question test)
3. Forensic Medicine (Team of 2 members) (50 question test)
4. HOSA Bowl (Team of 3-4 members) (50 question test)
5. Parliamentary Procedures (Team of 5-8 members) (100 question test)
Teamwork Events: The following events are team events that DO NOT require testing
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Competitors in these events will attend area competition and bring prepared materials and present
portfolio/ display/ PSA as outlined in event guidelines
The top 3 teams at area will advance to state competition.
The top 3 teams in the state will advance to nationals.
Teams will prepare in advance according to event guidelines
Health Career Display (Team of 2 members)
Community Awareness (Team of 2-4 members)
Health Education (Team of 2-4 members)
Public Service Announcement (Team of 3-6 members)
2013-14 Topic: Child Hunger Ends Here – Educating Your
Community on how to Prevent Child Hunger
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