HEALTH SCIENCES DEPARTMENT Each course offered in the Health Science Department is numbered and described according to regulations of the Kentucky Technical College system. This allows students who take the Health Science Program to receive college credit for courses completed at Boyd County High School Technical Center. Principles of Health Sciences Prerequisite: None 1 Credit Open to Grades: 10-11 Principles of Health Science is an orientation and foundation for occupations and functions in any health care profession. The course includes broad healthcare core standards that specify the knowledge and skills needed by the vast majority of healthcare workers. The course focuses on exploring health career options, history of health care, ethical and legal responsibilities, leadership development, safety concepts, health care systems and processes and basic health care industry skills. Medical Terminology I Prerequisite: 1 credit in Health Science course preferred ½ Credit Open to Grades: 10-11-12 A course designed to develop a working knowledge of language in all health science major areas. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots and abbreviations. Students will learn correct pronunciation, spelling and application rules. By relating terms to body systems, students identify proper use of words in a medical environment. Knowledge of medical terminology enhances the student’s ability to successfully secure employment or pursue advanced education in health care. Medical Terminology II Prerequisites: None ½ Credit Open to Grades: 10-11-12 A course designed to develop a working knowledge of language in all health science major areas. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots and abbreviations. Students will learn correct pronunciation, spelling and application rules. By relating terms to body systems, students identify proper use of words in a medical environment. Knowledge of medical terminology enhances the student’s ability to successfully secure employment or pursue advanced education in health care. Medical Science Prerequisite: Principles of Health Science preferred 1 Credit Open to Grades: 10-11-12 This one-credit course uses health occupations as a vehicle to present the life science content outlined in the program of studies. The course is interdisciplinary in nature and integrates academic expectations and activities with the disciplines of life science, mathematics, health social studies, language arts, arts and humanities, and vocational studies. During their study of medical science, students will gain an understanding for normal structure and function of the human body through scientific inquiry. Life science conceptual understandings, applications, and connections make this science relevant to students. Anatomy, physiology, physics, and chemistry concepts are reinforced with real-life analogies and health-related examples are used to illustrate potentially difficult scientific concepts. Medicaid Nurse Aide- (15 Student Capacity) Prerequisite: Principles of Health Science and Emergency Procedures, teacher recommendation, minimum ACT score of 18 in science 1-2 Credits Open to Grade: 12 Kentucky Tech Curriculum: MNA 100 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 an approved registered nurse. State Registry is available upon successful completion of state written and performance examination. Health Care Co-op Prerequisite: a minimum of 3 credits in Health Science by the end of the co-op year. 2 Credits Open to Grades: 12 Kentucky Tech Curriculum: HEA 199 The practicum semester of Health Care offers students expanded practical application of health care skills, review of academic skills and additional enrichment. Upon completion of the Health Science Career Major, the student selects a field of Health Care to Study. The student is placed in a cooperative work experience for the Health Care major of interest. Emergency Procedures Prerequisite: Principles of Health Science preferred ½ Credit Open to Grade: 11-12 Kentucky Tech Curriculum: SFA 100 & CPR 100 This course will focus on potential emergency situations. It is designed to promote an understanding of standard precautions necessary for personal and professional health maintenance and infection control. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will demonstrate the necessary skills in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and will be given the opportunity to take the completion examination as outlined by the sponsoring agency. CPR for Healthcare Professionals Prerequisites: None ½ Credit Open to Grade: 11-12 Emergency Procedures is designed to teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation (Adult/Infant/Child) using current emergency techniques relative to cardiac and/or respiratory arrest, as put forth by the American Heart Association, National Safety Council or American Red Cross. The American Heart Association, National Safety Council or American Red Cross standardized course qualifies a student for certification of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and safety and first aid. Body Structure and Functions Prerequisites: None 1 Credit Open to Grade: 11-12 This course is designed to provide knowledge of the structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on normalcy. The interactions of all body systems in maintaining homeostasis will promote an understanding of the basic human needs necessary for health maintenance Academic knowledge from life science core content as it relates to the human body will be included. Allied Healthcare Core Skills Prerequisites: Principles of Health Science and Emergency Procedures 1-2 Credits Open to Grade: 12 Allied Health Core Skills is designed to provide knowledge, concepts and psychomotor skills necessary for gainful employment as an entry-level health care worker. Assisting students in selecting a career major, classroom instruction and educational objectives are combined with learning experiences and observations and clinical rotations. This course is designed for students not enrolled in the Medicaid Nurse Aide program and who have completed Principles of Health Science and Emergency Procedures.