Health Science Core (year 1) and Healthcare & Clinical Services (year 2) are a pathway of courses for students in health sciences. The pathways include classroom and hands-on experiences that will provide students with an overview of the health care field. The pathways will also begin to prepare students for careers in health related occupations.
Both programs include a minimum of 100 hours of clinical-type experiences to be obtained by the programs’ completion. These clinical-type experiences may include: tours of health care facilities, guest speakers, participation in community services, laboratory practice, demonstrations in the classroom, and job shadowing at medical facilities.
Health Science Core (yr 1) introduces students to the theory and practical applications of tasks related to employment in the field of health science. Students will cover topics such as safety, infection control, health care systems, vital organs of the human body & health maintenance practices. Students will explore careers in health care as well as the educational requirements, the professional, legal and ethical responsibilities involved.
Healthcare & Clinical Services (yr 2) helps students establish insight into health care careers. This course covers topics such as human growth and development, information technology, therapeutic services and rehabilitative services. Other topics include medical services, emergency services, mental health, pharmacological services and nursing services. Students may also obtain a two-year CPR certification at the healthcare provider level.
Students completing both courses earn a total of two science credits toward their graduation requirements.
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