Health Sciences

Ninth Grade:

  • Health Science Foundations

This course is part of the Secondary Health Core designed to provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of the health care system and associated occupations.  Emphasis is placed on communication and interpersonal skills, use of technology, ethics and the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.  Students may shadow professionals throughout the course.

Tenth Grade:

  • Health Science Anatomy & Physiology

This course is part of the secondary Health Core consisting of an overview of the human body, both structurally and functionally with emphasis on the pathophysiology and transmission of disease.  Medical terminology is an integral part of the course.

Eleventh Grade:

  • Allied Health Assisting 

In this course, students can gain skills representative of a variety of areas of allied health care in laboratory and clinical settings.  Students learn how to handle day to day medical office activities such as: greeting the patient, scheduling laboratory tests, updating patients’ medical records and looking after equipment and instruments used in examining rooms. Upon successful completion, the student is eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant exam which qualifies as industry certification.

Twelfth Grade:

Students select from three courses of study that are the culmination of a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster.

  • EKG: This course prepares students to be employed as Electrocardiograph aides.  Content includes, but is not limited to, a foundation in the cardiovascular system, safety measures for the individual, co-workers and patients as well as training in the appropriate theories and instruments used by an Electrocardiograph Aide.
  • Emergency Medical Responder: This course prepares students to be certified as Emergency Medical Responders.  Content includes, but is not limited to, identifying and practicing within the appropriate scope of practice for an Emergency Medical Responder, demonstrating correct medical procedures for various emergency situations, proficiency in the appropriate instruments used, as well as a foundation in the musculo-skeletal system of the body. This instructional program prepares students to provide initial care to sick or injured persons or as ambulance drivers and attendants. Upon successful completion, the student is eligible to sit for the Emergency Medical Responder exam which qualifies as industry certification.
  • Nursing Assisting: This is a course designed to prepare the student to provide/assist with all aspects of activities of daily living for the adult patient in both hospital and nursing home settings under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. The course, which is taught by a registered nurse, includes didactic instruction, skills practice in the laboratory and clinical experience.  Emphasis is also placed on the development of communication, interpersonal, problem solving and critical thinking skills. Upon successful completion, the student is eligible to sit for the Florida State Certified Nursing Assistant exam which qualifies as industry certification.