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					      HEALTH SCIENCE CAREER CLUSTER:
 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL STATEMENTS, CUMULATIVE
PROGRESS INDICATORS AND MEASUREMENT CRITERIA




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                        Health Science Career Cluster: Listed below are examples of occupations classified under the career pathways of the Health
      Science Career Cluster.
Therapeutic Services                Diagnostic Services                 Health Informatics                 Support Services                  Biotechnology Research & Develop.
Acupuncturist                       Audiologist                         Admitting Clerk                    Animal Behaviorist                Biochemist
Anesthesiologist/Assistant/Tech     Cardiovascular Technologist         Compliance Technician              Biomedical/Clinical Engineer      Bioinformatics Scientist
Audiologist                         Clinical Lab                        Clinical Account Manager/Tech.     Biomedical/Clinical Technician    Biomedical Chemist
Certified Nursing Assistant         Technician/Technologist             Clinical Data Specialist           Clinical Simulator Technician     Biomedical Manufacturing Technician
Chiropractor/Assistant              Computer Tomography                 Data Quality Manager               Central Service Manager           Bios5tatistician
Dental Assistant/Hygienist          (CT)Technologist                    Epidemiologist                     Central Service Technician        Cancer Registrar
Dental Lab Technician               Dentist                             Health Educator/Nurse Educator     Dietary Manager                   Cell Biologist
Dietician/Nutritionist              Diagnostic Medical Sonographer      Health information Management      Dietetic Technician               Clinical Data Management Specialist
EMT/Paramedic                       Electrocardiographic (ECG) Tech.    Administrator                      Environmental Health Advocate     Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Endodontist                         Electroneurodiagnostic Tech.        Health information Manage.         Environmental Health              Clinical Pharmacologist
Exercise Physiologist               Electronic Diagnostic (EEG) Tech.   Tech.                              Practitioner                      Clinical Trials Monitor
Home Health Aide                    Exercise Physiologist               Healthcare Access Manager          Environmental Services/Special.   Clinical Trials Research Coordinator
Kinesiotherapist                    Histotechnician                     Healthcare Administrator           Facilities Manager                Diagnostic Molecular Scientist
Licensed Practical Nurse            Histotechnologist                   Healthcare Finance Informatician   Food Safety Specialist            Genetic Counselor
Message Therapist                   Lab Assistant                       Information Privacy Officer        Hospital Maintenance              Geneticist-Lab Assistant
Nurse Midwife                       Magnetic Resonance Technologist     Managed Care Contract Analyst      Engineer                          Medical Editor/Writer
Nurse Practitioner                  Mammographer                        Medical Coder                      Industrial Hygienist              Microbiologist
Occupational Therapist/Assistant    Medical Technologist                Medical Historian                  Materials Manager                 Molecular Biologist
Oral Surgeon                        Nuclear Medicine Technologist       Medical Illustrator                Occupational Health and Safety    Nurse Researcher
Orthodontist                        Optician                            Medical Information Tech.          Expert                            Patent Lawyer
Orthotist/Prosthetist/Technician    Ophthalmologist                     Medical Librarian                  Transport Technician              Pharmaceutical/Clinical Project Man.
Pedorthist                          Ophthalmic Assistant/Technologist   Medical Transcriptionist                                             Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Perfusionist                        Optometrist                         Patient Account Manager                                              Pharmaceutical Scientist
Pharmacist/Pharmacy Technician      Pathologist                         Patient Account Technician                                           Pharmacokineticist
Physical Therapist/Assistant        Pathologist Assistant               Patient Advocate                                                     Pharmacologist
Physician (MD/DO)                   Phlebotomist                        Patient Information Coordinator                                      Product Safety Scientist
Physician Assistant                 Polysomnographic Technologist       Project Manager                                                      Process Development Scientist
Podiatrist                          Positron Emission Tomography        Public Health Educator                                               Processing Technician
Recreation Therapist                (PET) Technologist                  Quality Management Specialist                                        Quality Assurance Technician
Registered Nurse                    Radiologic Technologist             Quality Data Analyst                                                 Quality Control technician
Respiratory Therapist               Radiologist                         Risk Manager                                                         Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Speech-Language Therapist                                               Unit Coordinator                                                     Research Assistant
Surgical Technician                                                     Utilization Manager                                                  Research Scientist
                                                                        Utilization Review Manager                                           Toxicologist

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    HEALTH SCIENCE CAREER CLUSTER:

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL STATEMENTS




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     Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements

The following “Health Science Career Cluster General Knowledge and Skill Statements,” Cumulative Progress Indicators
(CPI), and Suggested Measurement Criteria prepare students for all careers in all career pathways of the Health Science
Career Cluster (i.e., Therapeutic Services, Diagnostic Services, Health Informatics, Support Services, and Biotechnology
Research & Development).

                   Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:          Cumulative Progress               Performance         Suggested Measurement Criteria
Academic                    Indicators (CPI)                  Element
Foundations
Academic concepts lay the   9.4.12.H.1 Demonstrate                                 Model behaviors that demonstrate active
foundation for the full     language arts knowledge and                            listening.
range of career and         skills and the use of medical                          Adapt language for audience, purpose,
postsecondary education     terminology required to pursue                         situation (i.e. diction/structure, style).
opportunities within the    the full range of postsecondary
                                                                                   Organize oral and written information.
career cluster.             education and career
                            opportunities.                                         Compose focused copy for a variety of
                                                                                   written documents such as agendas, audio-
                                                                                   visuals, bibliographies, drafts, forms and
                                                                                   documents, notes, oral presentations,
                                                                                   reports, and technical terminology.
                                                                                   Edit copy to create focused written
                                                                                   documents such as agendas, audiovisuals,
                                                                                   bibliographies, drafts, forms/documents,
                                                                                   notes, oral presentations, reports, and
                                                                                   technical terminology.


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                   Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:          Cumulative Progress                Performance   Suggested Measurement Criteria
Academic                    Indicators (CPI)                   Element
Foundations
Academic concepts lay the   9.4.12.H.1 Continued                             Comprehend key elements of oral and
foundation for the full     Demonstrate language arts                        written information such as cause/effect,
range of career and         knowledge and skills and the use                 comparisons and contrasts, conclusions,
postsecondary education     of medical terminology required                  context, purpose, charts/tables/graphs,
opportunities within the    to pursue the full range of                      evaluation/critiques, mood, persuasive text,
career cluster.             postsecondary education and                      sequence, summaries, and technical subject
                            career opportunities.                            matter.


                                                                             Evaluate oral and written information for
                                                                             accuracy, adequacy/sufficiency,
                                                                             appropriateness, clarity,
                                                                             conclusions/solutions, fact/opinion,
                                                                             propaganda, relevancy, validity, and
                                                                             relationship of ideas.
                                                                             Identify assumptions, purpose,
                                                                             outcomes/solutions, and propaganda
                                                                             techniques.

                                                                             Predict potential outcomes and/or solutions
                                                                             based on oral and written information
                                                                             regarding trends.
                                                                             Present formal and informal speeches
                                                                             including discussion, information requests,
                                                                             interpretation, and persuasive arguments.




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                   Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:          Cumulative Progress                  Performance   Suggested Measurement Criteria
Academic                    Indicators (CPI)                     Element
Foundations
Academic concepts lay the   9.4.12.H.2 Demonstrate                             Identify whole numbers, decimals and
foundation for the full     mathematics knowledge and                          fractions.
range of career and         skills required to pursue the full
                                                                               Apply mathematical computations related to
postsecondary education     range of postsecondary
                                                                               healthcare procedures such as: metric and
opportunities within the    education and career
                                                                               household, conversions and measurements;
career cluster.             opportunities.
                                                                               ratios; proportions and percentages; intake
                                                                               and outputs; romanumerals and dosage
                                                                               calculations.
                                                                               Record timing using the 24 hour clock.
                                                                               Demonstrate knowledge of measurements—
                                                                               including vital signs, temperature
                                                                               conversions, and height and weight.
                                                                                Demonstrate knowledge of basic arithmetic
                                                                                operations such as addition, subtraction,
                                                                                multiplication, and division.
                                                                                Demonstrate use of relational expressions
                                                                                such as equal to, not equal, greater than,
                                                                                less than etc.
                                                                                Apply data and measurements to solve a
                                                                                problem.
                                                                               Analyze mathematical problem statements
                                                                               for missing and/or irrelevant data.
                                                                               Construct charts/tables/graphs from
                                                                               functions and data.
                                                                               Analyze diagrams, charts, graphs, tables to
                                                                               interpret healthcare data.




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                   Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:          Cumulative Progress                Performance              Suggested Measurement Criteria
Academic                    Indicators (CPI)                   Element
Foundations
Academic concepts lay the   9.4.12.H.2 Continued                                        Evaluate scientific constructs including
foundation for the full     Demonstrate mathematics                                     conclusions, conflicting data, controls, data,
range of career and         knowledge and skills required to                            inferences, limitations, questions, sources of
postsecondary education     pursue the full range of                                    errors, and variables.
opportunities within the    postsecondary education and
career cluster.             career opportunities.                                       Apply scientific methods in qualitative and
                                                                                        quantitative analysis, data gathering, direct
                                                                                        and indirect observation, predictions, and
                                                                                        problem identification.
                            9.4.12.H.3 Demonstrate science                              Refer to measures for 9.4.12.H.4
                            knowledge and skills required to
                            pursue the full range of
                            postsecondary education and
                            career opportunities.
                            9.4.12.H.4: Demonstrate            Knowledge of human       Describe the basic structures and functions
                            knowledge of human structure       structure and function   of cells, tissues, organs, and systems as they
                            and function as well as diseases   to conduct health care   relate to homeostasis.
                            and disorders to pursue the full   role.
                            range of postsecondary                                      Compare relationships among cells, tissues,
                            education and career                                        organs and systems.
                            opportunities in this cluster.                              Explain body planes, directional terms,
                                                                                        quadrants, and cavities.
                                                                                        Analyze the basic structure and function of
                                                                                        the human body.
                                                                                        Analyze the interdependence of the body
                                                                                        systems as they relate to wellness, disease,
                                                                                        disorders, therapies, and care rehabilitation.




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                   Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:          Cumulative Progress                 Performance             Suggested Measurement Criteria
Academic                    Indicators (CPI)                    Element
Foundations
Academic concepts lay the   9.4.12.H.4: Continued               Knowledge of diseases   Compare selected diseases/disorders
foundation for the full     Demonstrate knowledge of            and disorders to        including respective classifications, causes,
range of career and         human structure and function as     conduct health care     diagnoses, therapies, and care/rehabilitation
postsecondary education     well as diseases and disorders to   role.                   to include biotechnicalogical applications.
opportunities within the    pursue the full range of                                    Investigate biomedical therapies as they
career cluster.             postsecondary education and                                 relate to the prevention, pathology, and
                            career opportunities in this                                treatment of disease.
                            cluster.                                                    Analyze methods to control the spread of
                                                                                        pathogenic microorganisms.
                                                                                        Contrast various types of immunities.
                                                                                        Analyze body system changes in light of
                                                                                        diseases, disorders and wellness.
                                                                                        Compare the aging process among the body
                                                                                        systems.




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                    Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress                Performance   Suggested Measurement Criteria
Communication Skills         Indicators (CPI)                   Element
All clusters rely on         9.4.12.H.5 Select and employ                     Determine the most appropriate reading
effective oral and written   appropriate reading and                          strategy for identifying the overarching
communication strategies     communication strategies to                      purpose of a text (i.e. skimming, reading for
for creating, expressing,    learn and use technical concepts                 detail, reading for meaning or critical
and interpreting             and vocabulary in practice.                      analysis).
information and ideas that                                                    Demonstrate use of content, technical
incorporate technical                                                         concepts and vocabulary when analyzing
terminology and                                                               information and following directions.
information.                                                                  Select the reading strategy or strategies
                                                                              needed to fully comprehend the content
                                                                              within a written document (i.e., skimming,
                                                                              reading for detail, reading for meaning or
                                                                              critical analysis).
                                                                              Interpret information, data, and observations
                                                                              to apply information learned from reading to
                                                                              actual practice.
                                                                              Transcribe information, data, and
                                                                              observations to apply information learned
                                                                              from reading to actual practice.
                                                                              Communicate information, data, and
                                                                              observations to apply information learned
                                                                              from reading to actual practice.
                             9.4.12.H.6 Demonstrate use of                    Employ verbal skills when obtaining and
                             the concepts, strategies, and                    conveying information.
                             systems for obtaining and                        Record information needed to present a
                             conveying ideas and information                  report on a given topic or problem.
                             to enhance communication.                        Write internal and external business
                                                                              correspondence that conveys and/or obtains
                                                                              information effectively.
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                    Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress                Performance   Suggested Measurement Criteria
Communication Skills         Indicators (CPI)                   Element
All clusters rely on                                                          Communicate with other employees to clarify
effective oral and written                                                    workplace objectives.
communication strategies                                                      Communicate effectively with customers and
for creating, expressing,                                                     employees to foster positive relationships.
and interpreting             9.4.12.H.7 Locate, organize,                     Locate written information used to
information and ideas that   and reference written                            communicate with co-workers and
incorporate technical        information from various sources                 customers.
terminology and              to communicate with others.                      Organize information to use in written and
information.                                                                  oral communications.
                                                                              Reference the sources of information.
                             9.4.12.H.8 Evaluate and use                      Use informational texts, Internet web sites,
                             information resources to                         and/or technical materials to review and
                             accomplish specific occupational                 apply information sources for occupational
                             tasks.                                           tasks.
                                                                              Evaluate the reliability of information from
                                                                              informational texts, Internet Web sites,
                                                                              and/or technical materials and resources.
                             9.4.12.H.9 Use correct                           Compose multi-paragraph documents clearly,
                             grammar, punctuation, and                        succinctly, and accurately.
                             terminology to write and edit                    Use descriptions of audience and purpose
                             documents.                                       when preparing and editing written
                                                                              documents.
                                                                              Use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation,
                                                                              and capitalization when preparing written
                                                                              documents.




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                    Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress               Performance   Suggested Measurement Criteria
Communication Skills         Indicators (CPI)                  Element
All clusters rely on         9.4.12.H.10 Develop and deliver                 Prepare oral presentations to provide
effective oral and written   formal and informal                             information for specific purposes and
communication strategies     presentations using appropriate                 audiences.
for creating, expressing,    media to engage and inform                      Identify support materials that will enhance
and interpreting             audiences.                                      an oral presentation.
information and ideas that                                                   Prepare support materials that will enhance
incorporate technical                                                        an oral presentation.
terminology and                                                              Deliver an oral presentation that sustains
information.                                                                 listeners' attention and interest.
                                                                             Align presentation strategies to the intended
                                                                             audience.
                                                                             Implement multi-media strategies for
                                                                             presentations.

                             9.4.12.H.11 Interpret verbal                    Interpret verbal behaviors when
                             and nonverbal cues/behaviors to                 communicating with clients and co-workers.
                             enhance communication.                          Interpret nonverbal behaviors when
                                                                             communicating with clients and co-workers.
                             9.4.12.H.12 Apply active                        Interpret a given verbal
                             listening skills to obtain and                  message/information.
                             clarify information.                            Respond with restatement and clarification
                                                                             techniques to clarify information.

                             9.4.12.H.13 Develop and                         Create tables, charts, and figures to support
                             interpret tables, charts, and                   written and oral communications.
                             figures to support written and




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                    Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress               Performance   Suggested Measurement Criteria
Communication Skills         Indicators (CPI)                  Element
All clusters rely on         oral communications.                            Interpret tables, charts, and figures used to
effective oral and written                                                   support written and oral communication.
communication strategies
for creating, expressing,
                             9.4.12.H.14 Listen to and speak                 Apply factors and strategies for
and interpreting
                             with diverse individuals to                     communicating with a diverse workforce.
information and ideas that
                             enhance communication skills.
incorporate technical                                                        Demonstrate ability to communicate and
terminology and                                                              resolve conflicts within a diverse workforce.
information.                 9.4.12.H.15 Exhibit public                      Communicate effectively when developing
                             relations skills in order to                    positive customer/client relationships.
                             increase internal and external
                             customer satisfaction.




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                     Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:          Cumulative Progress               Performance   Suggested Measurement Criteria
Problem-Solving and         Indicators (CPI)                  Element
Critical Thinking
Critical and creative       9.4.12.H.16 Employ critical                     Identify common tasks that require
thinking strategies         thinking skills (e.g., analyze,                 employees to use problem-solving skills.
facilitate innovation and   synthesize, and evaluate)
                                                                            Analyze elements of a problem to develop
problem-solving             independently and in teams to
                                                                            creative solutions.
independently and in        solve problems and make
                                                                            Describe the value of using problem-solving
teams.                      decisions.
                                                                            and critical thinking skills to improve a
                                                                            situation or process.
                                                                            Create ideas, proposals, and solutions to
                                                                            problems.
                                                                            Evaluate ideas, proposals, and solutions to
                                                                            problems.
                                                                            Use structured problem-solving methods
                                                                            when developing proposals and solutions.
                                                                            Generate new and creative ideas to solve
                                                                            problems by brainstorming possible solutions.
                                                                            Critically analyze information to determine
                                                                            value to the problem-solving task.
                                                                            Guide individuals through the process of
                                                                            recognizing concerns and making informed
                                                                            decisions.
                                                                            Identify alternatives using a variety of
                                                                            problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
                                                                            Evaluate alternatives using a variety of
                                                                            problem-solving and critical thinking skills.




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                     Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:          Cumulative Progress                 Performance   Suggested Measurement Criteria
Problem-Solving and         Indicators (CPI)                    Element
Critical Thinking
Critical and creative       9.4.12.H.17 Employ critical                       Analyze situations and behaviors that affect
thinking strategies         thinking and interpersonal skills                 conflict management.
facilitate innovation and   to resolve conflicts.                             Determine best options/outcomes for conflict
problem-solving                                                               resolution using critical thinking skills.
independently and in                                                          Identify with others’ feelings, needs, and
teams.                                                                        concerns.
                                                                              Implement stress management techniques.
                                                                              Resolve conflicts with/for customers using
                                                                              conflict resolution skills.
                                                                              Implement conflict resolution skills to address
                                                                              staff issues/problems.
                            9.4.12.H.18 Identify, write, and                  Write realistic performance goals, objectives
                            monitor performance goals to                      and action plans.
                            guide progress in assigned areas                  Monitor performance goals and adjust as
                            of responsibility and                             necessary.
                            accountability.                                   Recognize goal achievement using
                                                                              appropriate rewards in the workplace.
                                                                              Communicate goal achievement with
                                                                              managers and co-workers.
                            9.4.12.H.19 Conduct technical                     Align the information gathered to the needs
                            research to gather information                    of the audience.
                            necessary for decision-making.                    Gather technical information and data using a
                                                                              variety of resources.
                                                                              Analyze information and data for value to the
                                                                              research objectives.


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                     Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:          Cumulative Progress                Performance   Suggested Measurement Criteria
Problem-Solving and         Indicators (CPI)                   Element
Critical Thinking
Critical and creative       9.4.12.H.19 Continued                            Evaluate information and data to determine
thinking strategies         Conduct technical research to                    value to research objectives.
facilitate innovation and   gather information necessary for
problem-solving             decision-making.
independently and in
teams.




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                    Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress               Performance   Suggested Measurement Criteria
Information                  Indicators (CPI)                  Element
Technology
Applications
Technology is used to        9.4.12.H.20 Employ                              Use information technology tools to manage
access, manage, integrate,   technological tools to expedite                 and perform work responsibilities.
and disseminate              workflow.
information.                 9.4.12.H.21 Operate electronic                  Use email to share files and documents.
                             mail applications to
                             communicate.                                    Identify the functions and purpose of email
                                                                             systems.
                                                                             Use email to communicate within and across
                                                                             organizations.
                             9.4.12.H.22 Operate Internet                    Access and navigate Internet (e.g., use a
                             applications to perform tasks.                  web browser).
                                                                             Search for information and resources.
                                                                             Evaluate Internet resources for reliability and
                                                                             validity.
                             9.4.12.H.23 Operate writing                     Prepare simple documents and other
                             and publishing applications to                  business communications.
                             prepare communications.                         Prepare reports and other business
                                                                             communications by integrating graphics and
                                                                             other non-text elements.
                                                                             Prepare complex multi-media publications.

                             9.4.12.H.24 Operate                             Prepare presentations for training, sales and
                             presentation applications to                    information sharing.



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                    Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress                Performance   Suggested Measurement Criteria
Information                  Indicators (CPI)                   Element
Technology
Applications
Technology is used to        prepare and deliver                              Deliver presentations with supporting
access, manage, integrate,   presentations.                                   materials.
and disseminate
                             9.4.12.H.25 Employ                               Create a spreadsheet.
information.
                             spreadsheet applications to
                                                                              Perform calculations and analyses on data
                             organize and manipulate data.
                                                                              using a spreadsheet.
                             9.4.12.H.26 Employ database                      Manipulate data elements.
                             applications to manage data.                     Manage interrelated data elements.
                                                                              Analyze interrelated data elements.
                                                                              Generate reports showing interrelated data
                                                                              elements.
                             9.4.12.H.27 Employ                               Facilitate group work through management of
                             collaborative and groupware                      shared schedule and contact information.
                             applications to facilitate group
                                                                              Facilitate group work through management of
                             work.
                                                                              shared files and online information.
                                                                              Facilitate group work through instant
                                                                              messaging or virtual meetings.
                             9.4.12.H.28 Employ computer                      Manage computer operations.
                             operations applications to
                             manage tasks.                                    Manage file storage.
                                                                              Compress or alter files.




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                    Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress               Performance   Suggested Measurement Criteria
Information                  Indicators (CPI)                  Element
Technology
Applications
Technology is used to        9.4.12.H.29 Use computer-                       Operate computer driven equipment and
access, manage, integrate,   based equipment (containing                     machines.
and disseminate              embedded computers or                           Use installation and operation manuals.
information.                 processors) to control devices.
                                                                             Troubleshoot computer driven equipment and
                                                                             machines.
                                                                             Access support as needed to maintain
                                                                             operation of computer driven equipment and
                                                                             machines.




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                    Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:         Cumulative Progress                Performance              Suggested Measurement Criteria
Systems                    Indicators (CPI)                   Element
Understand roles within    9.4.12.H.30 Describe the nature                             List the types and functions of businesses.
teams, work units,         and types of business
departments,                                                                           Describe the types and functions of
                           organizations to build an
organizations, inter-                                                                  businesses.
                           understanding of the scope of
organizational systems.                                                                Explain the functions and interactions of
Identify how key           organizations.
                                                                                       common departments within a business.
organizational systems
affect organizational      9.4.12.H.31 Describe and use                                Describe quality control standards and
performance and the        quality control systems and                                 practices common to the workplace.
quality of products and
                           practices to ensure quality
services. Understand the
global context of 21st-    products and services.
century industries and     9.4.12.H.32 Identify key           Understand/explain       Describe systems theory and its components.
careers.
                           systems that affect the roles,     systems theory as it
                                                                                       Construct a general systems model using
                           services, and quality of care      applies to the health
                                                                                       inputs, throughputs, and a feedback loop.
                           performed within a department,     care environment.
                           an organization, and the overall   Understand/explain the   Construct a healthcare delivery system
                           healthcare environment.            health care delivery     model.
                                                              system.                  Predict where and how factors such as cost,
                                                                                       managed care, technology, an aging
                                                                                       population, access to care, alternative
                                                                                       therapies, and lifestyle and behavior changes
                                                                                       may affect various health care delivery
                                                                                       system models.
                                                                                       Project outcomes as interconnected
                                                                                       components of a modified health care
                                                                                       system.
                                                                                       Calculate the cost effectiveness of two
                                                                                       separate health care delivery systems using
                                                                                       the same client procedure.
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                    Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:         Cumulative Progress                  Performance                 Suggested Measurement Criteria
Systems                    Indicators (CPI)                     Element
Understand roles within    9.4.12.H.32 Continued Identify       Health care workers will    Diagram the interdependence of health care
teams, work units,         key systems that affect the roles,   understand the existing     professions within a given health care
departments,               services, and quality of care        and potential hazards to    delivery system and pertaining to the delivery
                                                                                            of quality health care.
organizations, inter-      performed within a department,       clients, co-workers, and
                                                                                            Design a system analysis process that
organizational systems.    an organization, and the overall     self. They will prevent
                                                                                            evaluates the following outcomes; client
Identify how key           healthcare environment.              injury or illness through   satisfaction, productivity, cost effectiveness,
organizational systems                                          safe work practices and     and efficiency.
affect organizational                                           follow health and safety    Evaluate the impact of enhanced technology
performance and the                                             policies and procedures.    on the health care delivery system.
quality of products and
                                                                Explain the concept of      Analyze the cause and effect on health care
services. Understand the
                                                                system change as it         system change based on the influence of
global context of 21st-                                         applies to the health       technology, epidemiology, bio-ethics, socio-
century industries and                                          care environment.           economics, and various forms of
careers.                                                                                    complimentary (non-traditional) medicine.




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                    Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement: Safety,            Cumulative Progress            Performance             Suggested Measurement Criteria
Health & Environment                  Indicators (CPI)               Element
Implementation of health, safety,     9.4.12.H.33 Demonstrate        Explain infection       Practice infection control procedures.
and environmental management          knowledge of personal and      control practices and
                                                                                             Practice appropriate cleaning, disinfecting,
systems and organizational policies   jobsite safety rules and       procedures.
                                                                                             and sterilizing processes.
and procedures impacts                regulations to maintain safe
organizational performance,           and healthful working                                  Contrast medical and surgical asepsis.
regulatory compliance, and            conditions and                 Employ personal         Manage a personal exposure incident in
continuous improvement.               environments.                  safety practices.       compliance with OSHA regulations.
                                                                                             Apply principles of body mechanics and
                                                                                             ergonomics.
                                                                                             Use personal protective equipment as
                                                                                             appropriate, to the environment.
                                                                     Use techniques to       Assess workplace conditions with regard to
                                                                     ensure environmental    safety and health.
                                                                     safety.                 Modify the environment to create safe
                                                                                             working conditions.
                                                                                             Identify safety hazards common to
                                                                                             workplaces.
                                                                                             Identify safety precautions to maintain a safe
                                                                                             worksite.
                                                                                             Align safety issues with appropriate safety
                                                                                             standards to ensure a safe workplace/jobsite.
                                                                                             Select and inspect appropriate personal
                                                                                             protective equipment as needed for a safe
                                                                                             workplace/jobsite.
                                                                                             Use personal protective equipment according
                                                                                             to manufacturer rules and regulations.
                                                                                             Prevent accidents by using proper safety
                                                                                             techniques.

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Content Statement: Safety,            Cumulative Progress           Performance            Suggested Measurement Criteria
Health & Environment                  Indicators (CPI)              Element
Implementation of health, safety,     9.4.12.H.33 Continued         Use techniques to      Employ a safety hierarchy and
and environmental management          Demonstrate knowledge of      ensure environmental   communication system within a
systems and organizational policies   personal and jobsite safety   safety continued.      workplace/jobsite.
and procedures impacts                rules and regulations to                             Implement a safety hierarchy to maintain a
organizational performance,           maintain safe and healthful                          safe worksite.
regulatory compliance, and            working conditions and                               Demonstrate methods of fire prevention in
continuous improvement.               environments.                                        the health care setting.
                                                                                           Practice good housekeeping by maintaining a
                                                                                           safe work environment.

                                                                    Identify common        Use Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
                                                                    safety hazards.        Adhere to hazardous labeling requirements.
                                                                                           Comply with safety signs, symbols and labels.
                                                                                           Take appropriate action when observing a
                                                                                           hazardous material problem.
                                                                                           Apply safety principles within given
                                                                                           environment.
                                                                                           Handle hazardous chemicals commonly used
                                                                                           in the health care environment in an
                                                                                           appropriate manner.
                                                                    Describe healthy       Apply behaviors that promote health and
                                                                    behaviors.             wellness.
                                                                                           Advocate available preventative health
                                                                                           screening and examinations.
                                                                                           Use practices that promote the prevention of
                                                                                           disease and injury.
                                                                                           Use appropriate safety practices as related to
                                                                                           high-risk behaviors.

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Content Statement: Safety,            Cumulative Progress           Performance   Suggested Measurement Criteria
Health & Environment                  Indicators (CPI)              Element
Implementation of health, safety,     9.4.12.H.33 Continued                       Evaluate the validity of alternative health
and environmental management          Demonstrate knowledge of                    practices.
systems and organizational policies   personal and jobsite safety
and procedures impacts                rules and regulations to
organizational performance,           maintain safe and healthful
regulatory compliance, and            working conditions and
continuous improvement.               environments.
                                      9.4.12.H.34 Demonstrate                     Identify rules and laws designed to promote
                                      knowledge of employee                       safety and health in the workplace.
                                      rights and responsibilities
                                                                                  State the rationale of rules and laws designed
                                      and employers’ obligations
                                                                                  to promote safety and health.
                                      to maintain workplace
                                      safety and health.
                                      9.4.12.H.35 Identify                        Use knowledge of First Aid procedures as
                                      emergency procedures that                   necessary.
                                      are necessary to provide
                                                                                  Use knowledge of CPR procedures as
                                      aid in workplace accidents.
                                                                                  necessary.
                                                                                  Use safety equipment as necessary.

                                      9.4.12.H.36 Identify                        Construct an emergency plan for a health
                                      response techniques to                      care setting in response to a natural disaster
                                      create a disaster and/or                    or other emergency.
                                      emergency response plan.                    Complete an assessment of an emergency
                                                                                  and/or disaster situation.




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Content Statement: Safety,            Cumulative Progress          Performance   Suggested Measurement Criteria
Health & Environment                  Indicators (CPI)             Element
Implementation of health, safety,     9.4.12.H.36 Continued                      Follow the facility procedure when a fire is
and environmental management          Identify response                          discovered.
systems and organizational policies   techniques to create a
and procedures impacts                disaster and/or emergency
organizational performance,           response plan.
regulatory compliance, and
continuous improvement.
systems and organizational policies
and procedures impacts
organizational performance,
regulatory compliance, and
continuous improvement.

                                      9.4.12.H.37 Explain                        None available.
                                      health, safety, and
                                      environmental management
                                      systems in organizations
                                      and their importance to
                                      organizational performance
                                      and regulatory compliance.




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Content Statement:                    Cumulative Progress    Performance   Suggested Measurement Criteria
Leadership and Teamwork               Indicators (CPI)       Element
Effective leadership and teamwork     9.4.12.H.38 Employ                   Analyze the various roles of leaders
strategies foster collaboration and   leadership skills to                 within organizations (e.g. contribute
cooperation between business          accomplish goals and                 ideas; share in building an organization;
units, business partners, and         objectives.                          act as role models to employees by
business associates toward the                                             adhering to company policies,
accomplishment of organizational                                           procedures, and standards; promote the
goals.                                                                     organization’s vision; and mentor
                                                                           others).
                                                                           Exhibit traits such as empowerment, risk,
                                                                           communication, focusing on results,
                                                                           decision-making, problem solution, and
                                                                           investment in individuals when leading a
                                                                           group in solving a problem.
                                                                           Exhibit traits such as compassion,
                                                                           service, listening, coaching, developing
                                                                           others, team development, and
                                                                           understanding and appreciating others
                                                                           when acting as a manager of others in
                                                                           the workplace.
                                                                           Exhibit traits such as enthusiasm,
                                                                           creativity, conviction, mission, courage,
                                                                           concept, focus, principle-centered living,
                                                                           and change when interacting with others
                                                                           in general.
                                                                           Consider issues related to self, team,
                                                                           community, diversity, environment, and
                                                                           global awareness when leading others.


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Content Statement:                    Cumulative Progress           Performance   Suggested Measurement Criteria
Leadership and Teamwork               Indicators (CPI)              Element
Effective leadership and teamwork     9.4.12.H.38 Continued                       Exhibit traits such as innovation,
strategies foster collaboration and   Employ leadership skills to                 intuition, adaptation, life-long learning
cooperation between business          accomplish goals and                        and coachability to develop leadership
units, business partners, and         objectives.                                 potential over time.
business associates toward the                                                    Analyze leadership in relation to trust,
accomplishment of organizational                                                  positive attitude, integrity, and
goals.                                                                            willingness to accept key responsibilities
                                                                                  in a work situation.
                                                                                  Describe observations of outstanding
                                                                                  leaders using effective management
                                                                                  styles.
                                                                                  Participate in civic and community
                                                                                  leadership and teamwork opportunities to
                                                                                  enhance skills.
                                      9.4.12.H.39 Employ                          Implement organizational skills when
                                      organizational skills to                    facilitating others’ work efforts.
                                      foster positive working                     Explain how to manage a staff that
                                      relationships and                           satisfies work demands while adhering to
                                      accomplish organizational                   budget constraints.
                                      goals.                                      Describe how staff growth and
                                                                                  development to increase productivity and
                                                                                  employee satisfaction.
                                                                                  Organize team involvement within a
                                                                                  group environment.
                                                                                  Work with others to develop and gain
                                                                                  commitment to team goals.
                                                                                  Distribute responsibility and work load
                                                                                  fairly.

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Content Statement:                    Cumulative Progress            Performance   Suggested Measurement Criteria
Leadership and Teamwork               Indicators (CPI)               Element
Effective leadership and teamwork     9.4.12.H.39 Continued                        Model leadership and teamwork qualities
strategies foster collaboration and   Employ organizational skills                 to aid in employee morale.
cooperation between business          to foster positive working                   Identify best practices for successful
units, business partners, and         relationships and                            team functioning.
business associates toward the        accomplish organizational                    Explain best practices for successful team
accomplishment of organizational      goals.                                       functioning.
goals.                                9.4.12.H.40 Employ                           Work with others to achieve objectives in
                                      teamwork skills to achieve                   a timely manner.
                                      collective goals and use                     Promote the full involvement and use of
                                      team members’ talents                        team members' individual talents and
                                      effectively.                                 skills.
                                                                                   Employ conflict-management skills to
                                                                                   facilitate solutions.
                                                                                   Demonstrate teamwork skills through
                                                                                   working cooperatively with co-workers,
                                                                                   supervisory staff, and others, both in and
                                                                                   out of the organization, to achieve
                                                                                   particular tasks.
                                                                                   Demonstrate teamwork processes that
                                                                                   provide team building, consensus,
                                                                                   continuous improvement, respect for the
                                                                                   opinions of others, cooperation,
                                                                                   adaptability, and conflict resolution.
                                                                                   Develop plans to improve team
                                                                                   performance.
                                                                                   Demonstrate commitment to and a
                                                                                   positive attitude toward team goals.


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Content Statement:                    Cumulative Progress            Performance   Suggested Measurement Criteria
Leadership and Teamwork               Indicators (CPI)               Element
Effective leadership and teamwork     9.4.12.H.40 Continued                        Take responsibility for shared group and
strategies foster collaboration and   Employ teamwork skills to                    individual work tasks.
cooperation between business          achieve collective goals and                 Assist team members in completing their
                                      use team members’ talents
units, business partners, and                                                      work.
                                      effectively.
business associates toward the                                                     Adapt effectively to changes in projects
accomplishment of organizational                                                   and work activities.
goals.                                                                             Negotiate effectively to arrive at
                                                                                   decisions.
                                      9.4.12.H.41 Establish and                    Build effective working relationships
                                      maintain effective                           using interpersonal skills.
                                      relationships in order to                    Use positive interpersonal skills to work
                                      accomplish objectives and                    cooperatively with co-workers
                                      tasks.                                       representing different cultures, genders
                                                                                   and backgrounds.
                                                                                   Manage personal skills to accomplish
                                                                                   assignments.
                                                                                   Treat people with respect.
                                                                                   Provide constructive praise and criticism.
                                                                                   Demonstrate sensitivity to and value for
                                                                                   diversity.
                                                                                   Manage stress and control emotions.
                                      9.4.12.H.42 Conduct and                      Develop meeting goals, objectives and
                                      participate in meetings to                   agenda.
                                      accomplish tasks.                            Assign responsibilities for preparing
                                                                                   materials and leading discussions.
                                                                                   Prepare materials for leading discussion.
                                                                                   Assemble and distribute meeting
                                                                                   materials.
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Content Statement:                    Cumulative Progress             Performance            Suggested Measurement Criteria
Leadership and Teamwork               Indicators (CPI)                Element
Effective leadership and teamwork     9.4.12.H.42 Continued                                  Conduct meeting to achieve objectives
strategies foster collaboration and   Conduct and participate in                             within scheduled time.
cooperation between business          meetings to accomplish                                 Demonstrate effective communication
units, business partners, and         tasks.                                                 skills in meetings.
business associates toward the                                                               Produce meeting minutes including
accomplishment of organizational                                                             decisions and next steps.
goals.                                                                                       Use parliamentary procedure, as needed,
                                                                                             to conduct meetings.
                                      9.4.12.H 43 Employ                                     Use motivational techniques to enhance
                                      mentoring skills to assist                             performance in others.
                                      others.                                                Provide guidance to enhance
                                                                                             performance in others.
                                      9.4.12.H.44 Demonstrate         Describe health care   Apply the team concept in providing
                                      an understanding of the         teams.                 quality patient/client care.
                                      roles and responsibilities of
                                                                                             Recognize characteristics of effective
                                      all members of the
                                                                                             teams.
                                      healthcare team, including
                                                                                             Analyze roles of various team
                                      their ability to promote the
                                                                                             participants.
                                      delivery of quality
                                                                                             Respond to given critical situations
                                      healthcare.
                                                                                             appropriately as a team member/leader.
                                                                                             Accept compromise as necessary to
                                                                                             ensure a best outcome.
                                                                      Describe team          Communicate verbally and nonverbally
                                                                      member                 with team colleagues to assure a best
                                                                      participation.         result for the client.
                                                                                             Collaborate with others to formulate
                                                                                             team objectives.

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Content Statement:                    Cumulative Progress             Performance            Suggested Measurement Criteria
Leadership and Teamwork               Indicators (CPI)                Element
Effective leadership and teamwork     9.4.12.H.44 Continued           Describe team          Act responsibly as a team member,
strategies foster collaboration and   Demonstrate an                  member participation   completing assigned tasks in a timely
cooperation between business          understanding of the roles      continued.             and effective manner.
                                                                                             Actively listen to other team members.
units, business partners, and         and responsibilities of all
business associates toward the        members of the healthcare
                                                                                             Exercise leadership skills as appropriate.
accomplishment of organizational      team, including their ability
goals.                                to promote the delivery of
                                                                                             Respect and value the expertise and
                                      quality healthcare.
                                                                                             contributions of all team members.
                                                                                             Work collaboratively with persons from
                                                                                             diverse backgrounds to accomplish a
                                                                                             common
                                                                                             goal.
                                                                                             Apply corrective action to an
                                                                                             acknowledged conflict situation.
                                                                                             Exhibit a strong sense of team identity
                                                                                             and commitment to purpose.




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                    Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement: Ethics              Cumulative Progress           Performance   Suggested Measurement Criteria
and Legal Responsibilities             Indicators (CPI)              Element
Legal responsibilities, professional   9.4.12.H.45 Apply ethical                   Evaluate alternative responses to
ethics, and codes of conduct           reasoning to a variety of                   workplace situations based on legal
affect management practices,           situations in order to make                 responsibilities and employer policies.
business performance, and              ethical decisions.                          Evaluate alternative responses to
regulatory compliance, as well as                                                  workplace situations based on personal
the confidence of customers,                                                       or professional ethical responsibilities.
business partners, and investors.                                                  Identify personal and long-term
                                                                                   workplace consequences of unethical or
                                                                                   illegal behaviors.
                                                                                   Explain personal and long-term
                                                                                   workplace consequences of unethical or
                                                                                   illegal behaviors.
                                                                                   Determine the most appropriate
                                                                                   response to workplace situations based
                                                                                   on legal and ethical considerations.
                                                                                   Explain the most appropriate response to
                                                                                   workplace situations based on legal and
                                                                                   ethical considerations.
                                       9.4.12.H.46 Interpret and                   Locate information on organizational
                                       explain written                             policies in handbooks and manuals.
                                       organizational policies and
                                                                                   Discuss how specific organizational
                                       procedures that help
                                                                                   policies and procedures influence a
                                       workers perform their tasks
                                                                                   specific work situation.
                                       according to employer rules
                                       and expectations.




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Content Statement: Ethics              Cumulative Progress             Performance              Suggested Measurement Criteria
and Legal Responsibilities             Indicators (CPI)                Element
Legal responsibilities, professional   9.4.12.H.47 Demonstrate         Describe legal           Analyze legal responsibilities, limitations,
ethics, and codes of conduct           an understanding of the         implications affecting   and implications of actions.
affect management practices,           legal responsibilities,         health care workers.     Use problem-solving techniques when
business performance, and              limitations, and implications                            confronted with legal dilemmas or issues.
regulatory compliance, as well as      affecting different types of                             Compare and contrast behaviors and
the confidence of customers,           workers in the healthcare                                practices that could result in malpractice,
business partners, and investors.      delivery setting in order to                             liability, or negligence.
                                       ensure compliance with legal                             Comply with policies and requirements
                                       requirements.                                            for documentation and record keeping.
                                                                                                Comply with established risk
                                                                                                management criteria and procedures.
                                                                                                Determine when an incident is
                                                                                                reportable.
                                                                                                Comply with non-discriminatory laws.
                                                                                                Comply with institutional policy and
                                                                                                procedure.
                                                                       Describe legal           Perform duties according to regulations,
                                                                       practices employed       policies, laws, and legislated rights of
                                                                       by health care           clients.
                                                                       workers.                 Maintain confidentiality according to
                                                                                                Health Information Portability Access Act
                                                                                                (HIPAA).
                                                                                                Practice within licensure, certification,
                                                                                                registration, and legislated scope of
                                                                                                practice.
                                                                                                Apply the doctrine of informed consent.
                                                                                                Evaluate technological threats to
                                                                                                confidentiality.


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Content Statement: Ethics              Cumulative Progress              Performance              Suggested Measurement Criteria
and Legal Responsibilities             Indicators (CPI)                 Element
Legal responsibilities, professional   9.4.12.H.47 Continued            Describe legal           Follow mandated standards for workplace
ethics, and codes of conduct           Demonstrate an                   practices employed       safety, i.e., OSHA, CDC, CLIA.
affect management practices,           understanding of the legal       by health care           Apply mandated standards for
                                                                                                 harassment, labor, and employment
business performance, and              responsibilities, limitations,   workers continued.
                                                                                                 laws.
regulatory compliance, as well as      and implications affecting
                                                                                                 Maintain clients’ rights according to the
the confidence of customers,           different types of workers in                             Patients’ Bill of Rights.
business partners, and investors.      the healthcare delivery
                                       setting in order to ensure
                                       compliance with legal
                                       requirements.

                                       9.4.12.H.48 Demonstrate          Describe legal and       Differentiate between morality and ethics
                                       an understanding of              ethical boundaries in    and the relationship of each to health
                                       accepted ethical practices       health care delivery.    care outcomes.
                                       with respect to cultural,
                                                                                                 Differentiate between ethical and legal
                                       social, and ethnic
                                                                                                 issues impacting health care.
                                       differences, and explain how
                                       this understanding helps                                  Contract personal, professional, and
                                       ensure delivery of quality                                organizational ethics.
                                       healthcare.                                               Analyze legal and ethical aspects of
                                                                                                 confidentiality.
                                                                                                 Discuss bio-ethical issues related to
                                                                                                 health care.
                                                                                                 Analyze and evaluate the implications of
                                                                                                 medical ethics.
                                                                        Describe ethical         Demonstrate professionalism when
                                                                        practice as it applies   interacting with fellow students,
                                                                                                 patients/clients, coworkers, and the
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Content Statement: Ethics              Cumulative Progress               Performance               Suggested Measurement Criteria
and Legal Responsibilities             Indicators (CPI)                  Element
Legal responsibilities, professional   9.4.12.H.48 Continued             to health care            organization.
ethics, and codes of conduct           Demonstrate an                    delivery.                 Respect interdisciplinary roles of team
affect management practices,           understanding of accepted                                   members.
business performance, and              ethical practices with respect                              Report activities and behaviors by self
regulatory compliance, as well as      to cultural, social, and ethnic                             and others that adversely affect the
the confidence of customers,           differences, and explain how                                health, safety, or welfare of students,
                                                                                                   patients/clients, or co-workers.
business partners, and investors.      this understanding helps
                                                                                                   Demonstrate fairness and equal
                                       ensure delivery of quality
                                                                                                   treatment of all persons.
                                       healthcare.
                                                                                                   Practice responsibly within the ethical
                                                                                                   framework of the Patients’ Bill of Rights.
                                                                                                   Value clients’ independence and
                                                                                                   determination.
                                                                         Explain cultural,         Discuss the impact of religions and
                                                                         social, and ethnic        cultures on those giving and receiving
                                                                         diversity as it applies   health care with an understanding of past
                                                                                                   and present events.
                                                                         to health care
                                                                         delivery.
                                                                                                   Demonstrate respect of individual
                                                                                                   cultural, social, and ethnic diversity
                                                                                                   within the health care environment.




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                  Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress      Performance       Suggested Measurement Criteria
Employability & Career       Indicators (CPI)         Element
Development
Employability skills and career      9.4.12.H.49 Identify and         Demonstrate self-discipline, self-worth,
and entrepreneurship                 demonstrate positive work        positive attitude, and integrity in a work
opportunities build the capacity     behaviors and personal           situation.
for successful careers in a global   qualities needed to succeed      Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to
economy.                             in the classroom and/or to       learn new knowledge and skills.
                                     be employable.                   Exhibit commitment to the organization.
                                                                      Identify how work varies with regard to
                                                                      site, from indoor confined spaces to
                                                                      outdoor areas, including aerial space and
                                                                      a variety of climatic and physical
                                                                      conditions.
                                                                      Apply communication strategies when
                                                                      adapting to a culturally diverse
                                                                      environment.
                                                                      Manage resources in relation to the
                                                                      position (i.e. budget, supplies, computer,
                                                                      etc).
                                                                      Identify positive work-qualities typically
                                                                      desired in each of the career cluster's
                                                                      pathways.
                                                                      Manage work roles and responsibilities to
                                                                      balance them with other life roles and
                                                                      responsibilities.
                                     9.4.12.H.50 Develop a            Develop career goals and objectives as
                                     Personalized Student             part of a plan for future career direction.


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Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress      Performance       Suggested Measurement Criteria
Employability & Career       Indicators (CPI)         Element
Development
Employability skills and career      Learning Plan to meet career     Develop strategies to reach career
and entrepreneurship                 goals and objectives.            objectives.
opportunities build the capacity
for successful careers in a global   9.4.12.H.51 Demonstrate          Use multiple resources to locate job
economy.                             skills related to seeking and    opportunities.
                                     applying for employment in       Prepare a resume.
                                     a desired job.
                                                                      Prepare a letter of application.
                                                                      Complete an employment application.
                                                                      Interview for employment.
                                                                      List the standards and qualifications that
                                                                      must be met in order to enter a given
                                                                      industry.
                                                                      Employ critical thinking and decision-
                                                                      making skills to exhibit qualifications to a
                                                                      potential employer.
                                     9.4.12.H.52 Maintain a           Select educational and work history
                                     career portfolio to document     highlights to include in a career portfolio.
                                     knowledge, skills, and           Produce a record of work experiences,
                                     experience in a career field.    licenses, certifications and products.
                                                                      Organize electronic or physical portfolio
                                                                      for use in demonstrating knowledge,
                                                                      skills and experiences.
                                     9.4.12.H.53 Demonstrate          Compare employment opportunities to
                                     skills in evaluating and         individual needs and career plan
                                     comparing employment             objectives.


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Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress      Performance       Suggested Measurement Criteria
Employability & Career       Indicators (CPI)         Element
Development
Employability skills and career      opportunities in order to        Evaluate employment opportunities
and entrepreneurship                 accept employment                based upon individual needs and career
opportunities build the capacity     positions that match career      plan objectives.
for successful careers in a global   goals.
                                                                      Demonstrate appropriate methods for
economy.
                                                                      accepting or rejecting employment
                                                                      offers.

                                     9.4.12.H.54 Identify and         Model behaviors that demonstrate
                                     exhibit traits for retaining     reliability and dependability.
                                     employment.                      Maintain appropriate dress and behavior
                                                                      for the job to contribute to a safe and
                                                                      effective workplace/jobsite.
                                                                      Complete required employment forms
                                                                      and documentation such as I-9 form,
                                                                      work visa, W-4 and licensures to meet
                                                                      employment requirements.
                                                                      Summarize key activities necessary to
                                                                      retain a job in the industry.
                                                                      Identify positive work behaviors and
                                                                      personal qualities necessary to retain
                                                                      employment.
                                     9.4.12.H.55 Identify and         Locate and identify career opportunities
                                     explore careers in one or        that appeal to personal career goals.
                                     more career pathways to
                                     build an understanding of        Match personal interest and aptitudes to
                                     the opportunities available in   selected careers.
                                     the cluster.

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Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress      Performance       Suggested Measurement Criteria
Employability & Career       Indicators (CPI)         Element
Development
Employability skills and career      9.4.12.H.56 Examine              Identify opportunities for career
and entrepreneurship                 requirements for career          advancement.
opportunities build the capacity     advancement to plan for          Pursue education and training
for successful careers in a global   continuing education and         opportunities to acquire skills necessary
economy.                             training.                        for career advancement.
                                                                      Examine the organization and structure
                                                                      of various segments of the industry to
                                                                      prepare for career advancement.
                                                                      Research local and regional labor
                                                                      (workforce) market and job growth
                                                                      information to project potential for
                                                                      advancement.
                                                                      Manage employment relations to make
                                                                      career advancements.
                                     9.4.12.H.57 Research             Use self assessment, organizational
                                     professional development         priorities, journals, Internet sites,
                                     opportunities needed to          professional associations, peers and
                                     keep current on relevant         other resources to develop goals that
                                     trends and information           address training, education and self-
                                     within the cluster.              improvement issues.
                                                                      Read trade magazines and journals,
                                                                      manufacturers’ catalogues, industry
                                                                      publications and Internet sites to keep
                                                                      current on industry trends.
                                                                      Participate in relevant conferences,
                                                                      workshops, mentoring activities and in-
                                                                      service training to stay current with

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Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress      Performance       Suggested Measurement Criteria
Employability & Career       Indicators (CPI)         Element
Development
Employability skills and career                                       recent changes in the field.
and entrepreneurship
opportunities build the capacity
for successful careers in a global   9.4.12.H.58 Examine              Examine continuing education
economy.                             licensing, certification, and    requirements related to licensing,
                                     credentialing requirements       certification, and credentialing
                                     at the national, state, and      requirements at the local, state and
                                     local levels to maintain         national levels for chosen occupation.
                                     compliance with industry         Examine the procedures and paperwork
                                     requirements.                    involved in maintaining and updating
                                                                      licensure, certification and credentials for
                                                                      chosen occupation.
                                                                      Align ongoing licensing, certification and
                                                                      credentialing requirements to career
                                                                      plans and goals.

                                     9.4.12.H.59 Examine              Describe the opportunities for
                                     employment opportunities in      entrepreneurship in a given industry.
                                     entrepreneurship as an
                                     option for career planning.




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                    Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:                  Cumulative Progress             Performance           Measurement Criteria
Technical Skills                    Indicators (CPI)                Element
Technical knowledge and skills      9.4.12.H.60 Employ                                    Use information literacy skills when
play a role in all careers within   information management                                accessing, evaluating and disseminating
the cluster and pathway.            techniques and strategies to                          information.
                                    assist in decision-making.                            Describe the nature and scope of
                                                                                          information management.
                                                                                          Maintain records to facilitate ongoing
                                                                                          business operations.
                                    9.4.12.H.61 Employ                                    Develop goals and objectives.
                                    planning and time                                     Prioritize tasks to be completed.
                                    management skills and tools
                                                                                          Develop timelines using time
                                    to enhance results and
                                                                                          management knowledge and skills.
                                    complete work tasks.
                                                                                          Use project-management skills to
                                                                                          improve workflow and minimize costs.
                                    9.4.12.H.62 Demonstrate         Employ occupational   Apply Standard Precautions as described
                                    knowledge of technical skills   safety techniques.    in the rules and regulations set forth by
                                    required for career pathways                          the Occupational Safety and Health
                                                                                          Administration (OSHA).
                                    in this cluster, including
                                                                                          Demonstrate safety procedures to
                                    occupational safety
                                                                                          protect clients, co-workers, and self.
                                    techniques, OSHA Standard
                                    Precautions, and safety                               Obtain Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
                                                                                          (CPR) certification.
                                    procedures designed to
                                    protect clients, co-workers,                          Obtain First Aid Certification.
                                    and self.




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                    Health Science Career Cluster: General Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:                  Cumulative Progress             Performance            Measurement Criteria
Technical Skills                    Indicators (CPI)                Element
Technical knowledge and skills      9.4.12.H.63 Demonstrate         Complete required      Identify training, education and
play a role in all careers within   knowledge of technical skills   training, education,   certification requirements for
the cluster and pathway.            required for career pathways    and certification to   occupational area.
                                    in this cluster by obtaining    prepare for
                                                                                           Participate in career-related training
                                    related certificates, such as   employment in a
                                                                                           and/or degree programs.
                                    Cardiopulmonary                 particular career
                                    Resuscitation (CPR) and         field.
                                    First Aid.                                             Pass certification tests to qualify for
                                                                                           licensure and/or certification in chosen
                                                                                           occupational area.




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HEALTH SCIENCE CAREER PATHWAY:

     THERAPEUTIC SERVICES




                                 42
              HEALTH SCIENCE CAREER CLUSTER: Therapeutic Services


        Examples of Therapeutic Services Career Specialties/Occupations
Acupuncturist                           Occupational Therapist/Assistant
Anesthesiologist/Assistant/Tech.        Oral Surgeon
Audiologist                             Orthodontist
Certified Nursing Assistant             Orthotist/Prosthetist/Technician
Chiropractor/Assistant                  Pedorthist
Dental Assistant/Hygienist              Perfusionist
Dental Lab Technician                   Pharmacist/ Pharmacy Technician
Dietician/Nutritionist                  Physical Therapist/Assistant
EMT/Paramedic                           Physician (MD/DO)
Endodontist                             Physician Assistant
Exercise Physiologist                   Podiatrist
Home Health Aide                        Recreation Therapist
Kinesiotherapist                        Registered Nurse
Licensed Practical Nurse                Respiratory Therapist
Message Therapist                       Speech-Language Therapist
Nurse Midwife                           Surgical Technician
Nurse Practitioner




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                                        Health Science: Therapeutic Services

Therapeutic Services occupations require students to have the knowledge and skills necessary to have an impact on the
health status of a patient over time, and to have knowledge of medical mathematics, medical terminology, treatment
planning, implementing procedures, and client status evaluation. In most cases, it requires students to have direct
“hands-on” patient care.

The course curriculum developed for this career pathway must be cross-walked with the Health Science General
Knowledge and Skill Statements, and the Health Science Therapeutic Services Career Pathway Knowledge and Skill
Statements.



                Health Science Career Pathway: Therapeutic Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress                 Performance Element       Suggested Measurement Criteria
Communication Skills         Indicators (CPI)/Pathway
                             Topic
All clusters rely on         9.4.12.H.(1).1                      Use Oral Communications   Assess patient’s understanding of the
effective oral and written   Explain planned procedures and                                information provided.
communication strategies     goals to patients/clients and use
for creating, expressing,    a range of response strategies to                             Demonstrate empathy for patients.
and interpreting             address patient/client questions
information and ideas that   and concerns.                                                 Modify communication to the needs of the
incorporate technical                                                                      patients, and appropriate to the situation.
terminology and                                                  Use Written               Develop clear written patient information
information.                                                     Communication.            and instructions.

                                                                                           Keep written records as appropriate
                                                                                           within facility policies and protocols.

                                                                                           Use medical terminology to transcribe and
                                                                                           communicate information, data and
                                                                                           observations to patients/clients, as
                                                                                           deemed appropriate, and to team
                                                                                           members.
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                Health Science Career Pathway: Therapeutic Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress              Performance Element   Suggested Measurement Criteria
Communication Skills         Indicators (CPI)/Pathway
                             Topic
All clusters rely on         9.4.12.H.(1).2                   Understand team       Distinguish appropriate role and
effective oral and written   Communicate patient/client       interactions.         responsibilities of each team member.
communication strategies     information among team
for creating, expressing,    members allowing for feedback                          Respect and value the expertise and
and interpreting             as needed to facilitate a team                         contributions of all team members.
information and ideas that   approach to patient care.
                                                                                    Evaluate relevancy of information to be
incorporate technical
                                                                                    conveyed.
terminology and
information.                                                                        Formulate and report information in a
                                                                                    clear and concise manner.




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                 Health Science Career Pathway: Therapeutic Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress                  Performance Element           Suggested Measurement Criteria
Ethics and Legal             Indicators (CPI)/Pathway
Responsibilities             Topic
Legal responsibilities,      9.4.12.H.(1).3 Demonstrate           Collect Information           Collect and format information using
professional ethics, and     knowledge of facility protocol                                     facility protocols and regulatory
codes of conduct affect      and regulatory guidelines for                                      guidelines.
management practices,        collecting patient/client
business performance, and    information.                                                       Analyze information collected to develop
regulatory compliance, as                                                                       appropriate therapeutic response.
well as the confidence of
customers, business                                                                             Maintain confidentiality according to
partners, and investors.                                                                        facility protocol




                 Health Science Career Pathway: Therapeutic Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress                  Performance Element           Suggested Measurement Criteria
Technical Skills             Indicators (CPI)
Technical knowledge and      9.4.12.H.(1).5 Demonstrate           Utilize planning strategies   Create a treatment plan using a problem-
skills play a role in all    knowledge of the protocols for                                     solving model, incorporating patient
careers within the cluster   using patient/client health status                                 input.
and pathway.                 information within scope of                                        Select appropriate resources to
                             practice to document, evaluate,                                    implement treatment plan.
                             and adapt treatment plans.                                         Monitor and evaluate the plan for
                                                                                                appropriate outcomes.

                                                                  Implement treatment plan.     Evaluate priorities in order to organize
                                                                                                work.




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                 Health Science Career Pathway: Therapeutic Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress                Performance Element   Suggested Measurement Criteria
Technical Skills             Indicators (CPI)
Technical knowledge and                                                               Use equipment and instruments according
skills play a role in all                                                             to the manufacturer’s guidelines and
careers within the cluster                                                            accepted safety practice.
and pathway.                                                                          Document actions according to facility
                                                                                      protocol and regulatory guidelines.




                             9.4.12.H.(1).6 Demonstrate         Evaluation            Choose appropriate evaluation tools to
                             knowledge of how to evaluate                             assess patient response to treatment
                             patient/client needs, strengths,                         plan.
                             and problems within scope of                             Analyze information gathered.
                             practice to determine if
                                                                                      Revise or create modifications to
                             treatment goals are being
                                                                                      treatment plan based on patient
                             reached.
                                                                                      response.
                             9.4.12.H.(1).4 Demonstrate         Monitor client        Analyze and assess patient response.
                             knowledge of the process for
                             assessing, monitoring, and                               Assess need for follow up and changes to
                             reporting patient/client health                          treatment plan.
                             status to the treatment team                             Respond to patient health changes as
                             within scope of practice.                                prescribed by facility protocol.
                                                                                      Evaluate patient response to administered
                                                                                      treatments and procedures.




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HEALTH SCIENCE CAREER PATHWAY:

     DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES




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                    HEALTH SCIENCE CAREER CLUSTER: Diagnostic Services

                    Examples of Diagnostic Services Career Specialties/Occupations

Audiologist                                        Mammographer

Cardiovascular Technician                          Medical Technologist

Clinical Lab Technician/Technologist               Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Computer Tomography (CT)Technologist               Optician

Dentist                                            Ophthalmologist

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer                     Ophthalmic Assistant/Technologist

Electrocardiographic (ECG) Technician              Optometrist

Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist                Pathologist

Electronic Diagnostic (EEG) Technologist           Pathologist Assistant

Exercise Physiologist                              Phlebotomist

Histotechnician                                    Polysomnographic Technologist

Histotechnologist                                  Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Technologist

Lab Assistant                                      Radiologic Technologist

Magnetic Resonance Technologist                    Radiologist




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                             Health Science Career Cluster: Diagnostic Services

Diagnostic Services occupations require students to have the knowledge and skills necessary in creating a picture of the
health status of the client at a single point in time. Students must learn how to communicate diagnostic information to
clients, department and health care professionals, plan and prepare for procedures, and evaluate and report findings to
appropriate health care personnel.

The course curriculum developed for this career pathway must be cross-walked with the Health Science General
Knowledge and Skill Statements, and the Health Science Diagnostic Services Career Pathway Knowledge and Skill
Statements.

                 Health Science Career Pathway: Diagnostic Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress                Performance Element      Suggested Measurement Criteria
Communications               Indicators (CPI)/Pathway
                             Topic
All clusters rely on         9.4.12.H.(2).1 Communicate         Use oral communication   Adjust communication to other’s ability to
effective oral and written   information within a healthcare    skills.                  understand.
communication strategies     classroom and demonstrate how
for creating, expressing,    to convey this information to                               Apply active listening skills using
                                                                                         reflection, restatement, and clarification.
and interpreting             appropriate departments and
information and ideas that   professionals in a timely manner
                                                                                         Demonstrate courtesy to others, including
incorporate technical        to facilitate sharing of key
                                                                                         self-introduction.
terminology and              diagnostic information used in
                                                                                         Interpret verbal and nonverbal behaviors
information.                 treating patients.
                                                                                         to augment communication within scope
                                                                                         of practice.
                                                                                         Demonstrate interviewing skills.
                                                                Apply written            Choose correct syntax and grammar
                                                                communication skills.    appropriate to patient.

                                                                                         Report relevant information in a timely
                                                                                         manner.

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                 Health Science Career Pathway: Diagnostic Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress                Performance Element             Suggested Measurement Criteria
Communications               Indicators (CPI)/Pathway
                             Topic
All clusters rely on         9.4.12.H.(2).1 Continued                                           Distinguish between subjective and
effective oral and written   Communicate information within                                     objective information when reporting.
communication strategies     a healthcare classroom and                                         Analyze communication for appropriate
                                                                                                response and provide feedback.
for creating, expressing,    demonstrate how to convey this
                                                                                                Organize, write and compile technical
and interpreting             information to appropriate
                                                                                                information and summaries.
information and ideas that   departments and professionals in                                   Use medical terminology in order to
incorporate technical        a timely manner to facilitate                                      interpret, transcribe and communicate
terminology and              sharing of key diagnostic                                          information, data and observations.
information.                 information used in treating
                             patients.
                             9.4.12.H.(2).2 Demonstrate         Explain procedures and          Assess ability of patient to comprehend.
                             knowledge of how to explain        goals.
                             procedures and goals to                                            Adjust and modify based on assessment.
                             patients/clients accurately and
                             effectively, using a range of
                                                                                                Verify patient understanding.
                             response strategies to address
                             patient/client questions and       Apply interaction strategies.   Apply active listening skills using
                             concerns.                                                          reflection, restatement, and clarification
                                                                                                techniques.

                                                                                                Address patient concerns in a positive
                                                                                                manner.




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                 Health Science Career Pathway: Diagnostic Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:         Cumulative Progress                 Performance Element      Suggested Measurement Criteria
Systems                    Indicators (CPI)/Pathway
                           Topic
Understand roles within    9.4.12.H.(2).3 Interpret and        Process Procedural       Comprehend concept of scope of practice.
teams, work units,         respond to requests for             requests.
departments,               procedures, plan implementation
organizations, inter-      of services, and prepare for                                 Evaluate procedure requested for
organizational systems.    specific procedures in the course                            appropriateness.
Identify how key           of conducting regular diagnostic
                                                                                        Coordinate interdisciplinary services if
organizational systems     services.
                                                                                        necessary.
affect organizational
performance and the                                            Implement Services.      Complete plan for implementation of
quality of products and                                                                 services requested.
services. Understand the                                                                Initiate services based on plan.
global context of 21st-                                        Protocol preparation.    Choose appropriate protocol based on
century industries and                                                                  patient assessment and request.
careers.                                                                                Choose protocol based on resources.
                                                               Prepare patient.         Verify patient identification.
                                                                                        Ensure patient readiness and assess for
                                                                                        contraindication.
                                                                                        Obtain patient's informed consent if
                                                                                        applicable.
                           9.4.12.H.(2).4 Interpret and        Procedure Performance.   Be cognizant of scope of practice.
                           demonstrate knowledge of the
                           purpose of different procedures,                             Perform procedure competently within
                           and perform procedures in the                                scope of practice.
                           classroom.                                                   Perform procedure according to protocol.

                                                                                        Modify procedure as required within
                                                                                        constraints of patient and personal safety.




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                 Health Science Career Pathway: Diagnostic Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:         Cumulative Progress                Performance Element      Suggested Measurement Criteria
Systems                    Indicators (CPI)/Pathway
                           Topic
Understand roles within    9.4.12.H.(2).5 Demonstrate         Procedural Evaluation.   Assess the quality of results.
teams, work units,         and apply knowledge of the
                                                                                       Analyze, construct and apply appropriate
departments,               principles of quality assurance,
                                                                                       corrective measures/actions.
organizations, inter-      performance improvement, and
organizational systems.    timely reporting when conducting   Personal Evaluation.     Evaluate quality of results.
Identify how key           and reporting diagnostic                                    Assess problem-solving skills.
organizational systems     evaluations, and use appropriate                            Evaluate timeliness and productivity.
affect organizational      communication channels to
                                                              Equipment.               Evaluate quality of results.
performance and the        maintain high standards of
                                                                                       Analyze, construct and apply appropriate
quality of products and    performance.
                                                                                       corrective measures.
services. Understand the
                                                              Quality                  Choose appropriate evaluation methods.
global context of 21st-
                                                              Assurance/Performance
century industries and
                                                              Improvement.             Evaluate and apply appropriate tools.
careers.

                                                              Reporting Methods.       Use written, oral and electronic
                                                                                       communication skills to produce reports.
                                                                                       Deliver reports to all appropriate parties.

                                                                                       Develop and utilize protocols that verify
                                                                                       the parties involved receive all necessary
                                                                                       information.




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                  Health Science Career Pathway: Diagnostic Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress                   Performance Element    Suggested Measurement Criteria
Technical Skills             Indicators (CPI)/Pathway
                             Topic
Technical knowledge and      9.4.12.H.(2).6 Demonstrate            Assessment patient’s   Analyze available information to assess
skills play a role in all    knowledge of how to assess and        health status.         patient viability.
careers within the cluster   report patient/client health status                          Complete procedures for attaining
and pathway.                 information to monitor and                                   necessary information that is not readily
                             document patient progress.                                   available.
                                                                                          Evaluate and appraise appropriateness of
                                                                                          information.
                                                                                          Evaluate patient and other client response
                                                                                          to treatment and/or procedure.
                                                                                          Document results accurately and
                                                                                          appropriately.
                             9.4.12.H.(2).7 Demonstrate            Apply techniques for   Assess patient status.
                             understanding of the principles of    patient safety.
                                                                                          Evaluate potential hazards to patient.
                             body mechanics for positioning,
                             transferring, and transporting
                             patients/clients by performing                               Choose and apply appropriate transport
                             them without injury to the                                   methods.
                             patient/client or self.                                      Choose and apply appropriate transfer
                                                                                          methods.
                                                                                          Modify positioning to accommodate
                                                                                          patient status.
                                                                                          Choose and practice effective and
                                                                                          appropriate infection control procedures.
                                                                   Apply techniques for   Utilize principles of standard precautions.
                                                                   personnel safety.

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                  Health Science Career Pathway: Diagnostic Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress                  Performance Element     Suggested Measurement Criteria
Technical Skills             Indicators (CPI)/Pathway
                             Topic
Technical knowledge and      9.4.12.H.(2).7 Continued                                     Apply principles of body mechanics and
skills play a role in all    Demonstrate understanding of                                 ergonomics.
careers within the cluster   the principles of body mechanics                             Prevent injury by using proper safety
and pathway.                 for positioning, transferring, and                           equipment and techniques.
                             transporting patients/clients by                             Choose engineering controls as
                             performing them without injury to                            appropriate.
                             the patient/client or self.          Use equipment safely.   Evaluate equipment for possible hazards.
                                                                                          Choose appropriate equipment for
                                                                                          transportation.
                                                                                          Choose appropriate equipment for
                                                                                          transfer.
                                                                                          Adjust equipment and modify techniques
                                                                                          to accommodate patient status.
                                                                                          Practice preventive measures for disease
                                                                                          transmission during equipment use.




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HEALTH SCIENCE CAREER PATHWAY:

     HEALTH INFORMATICS




                                 56
                     HEALTH SCIENCE CAREER CLUSTER: Health Informatics


                    Examples of Health Informatics Career Specialties/Occupations
Admitting Clerk                                   Medical Information Technologist
Compliance Technician                             Medical Librarian
Clinical Account Manager/Technician               Medical Transcriptionist
Clinical Data Specialist                          Patient Account Manager
Data Quality Manager                              Patient Account Technician
Epidemiologist                                    Patient Advocate
Health Educator/Nurse Educator                    Patient Information Coordinator
Health information Management Administrator       Project Manager
Health information Management Technician          Public Health Educator
Healthcare Access Manager                         Quality Management Specialist
Healthcare Administrator                          Quality Data Analyst
Healthcare Finance Informatician                  Risk Manager
Information Privacy Officer                       Unit Coordinator
Managed Care Contract Analyst                     Utilization Manager
Medical Coder                                     Utilization Review Manager




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                                  Health Science Career Cluster: Health Informatics

Health Informatics occupations require students to have the knowledge and skills necessary to manage or coordinate
health care environments, educate health care professionals, document or input information relating to health care
management, and keep records of a client’s medical history that will support health care problem solving and decision
making. The Health Informatics career pathway includes occupations ranging from health care administrators to medical
coders.

The course curriculum developed for this career pathway must be cross-walked with the Health Science General
Knowledge and Skill Statements, and the Health Science Health Informatics Career Pathway Knowledge and Skill
Statements.

              Health Science Career Pathway: Health Informatics Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:               Cumulative Progress                 Performance Element   Suggested Measurement
Communications                   Indicators (CPI)/Pathway                                  Criteria
                                 Topic
All clusters rely on effective   9.4.12.H.(3).1 Communicate          Communication.        Manage the accuracy, effectiveness,
oral and written                 health/medical information                                and timeliness of transfer of
communication strategies         accurately and within                                     information.
for creating, expressing,        legal/regulatory guidelines to                            Evaluate how legal and regulatory
and interpreting                 uphold the strictest standards of                         requirements apply to the transfer of
information and ideas that       confidentiality.                                          information.
incorporate technical                                                                      Distinguish who in the organization
terminology and                                                                            needs information and when they need
information.                                                                               it.
                                                                     Confidentiality.      Manage recorded information and other
                                                                                           documents within protocols that ensure
                                                                                           confidentiality and privacy.
                                                                                           Communicate information ensuring
                                                                                           confidentiality and privacy.

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              Health Science Career Pathway: Health Informatics Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:               Cumulative Progress                 Performance Element   Suggested Measurement
Communications                   Indicators (CPI)/Pathway                                  Criteria
                                 Topic
All clusters rely on effective   9.4.12.H.(3).1 Continued                                  Communicate information on a need to
oral and written                 Communicate health/medical                                know basis for optimum patient
communication strategies         information accurately and within                         outcomes.
for creating, expressing,        legal/regulatory guidelines to
and interpreting                 uphold the strictest standards of
information and ideas that       confidentiality.
incorporate technical
terminology and
information.




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            Health Science Career Pathway: Health Informatics Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:            Cumulative Progress                 Performance Element    Measurement Criteria
Systems                       Indicators (CPI)/Pathway
                              Topic
Understand roles within       9.4.12.H.(3).2 Describe the         Information Systems.   Integrate the information systems
teams, work units,            resources, routes, and flow of                             utilized by the organization.
departments, organizations,   information within the healthcare                          Assess how systems interact to
inter-organizational          system and participate in the                              facilitate the timely and accurate flow
systems. Identify how key     design and implementation of                               of information.
organizational systems        effective information systems or                           Organize information within the
affect organizational         processes.                                                 parameters of the information systems.
performance and the                                                                      Integrate information for timely,
quality of products and                                                                  accurate dissemination.
services. Understand the                                                                 Evaluate effectiveness of systems.
global context of 21st-
                              9.4.12.H.(3).3 Describe the         Operations.            Analyze the internal and external
century industries and
                              scope of systems operations                                sources of information and resources
careers.
                              used to capture, retrieve, and                             available.
                              maintain information from                                  Project outcomes as interconnected
                              internal and external sources                              components of a modified health care
                              utilizing internal and external                            system.
                              information and resources                                  Select the systems and sources of
                              accurately and efficiently.                                information necessary for the
                                                                                         successful completion of the task.
                                                                                         Participate in the design of operational
                                                                                         systems and processes.
                                                                                         Evaluate operational systems and
                                                                                         processes for areas of improvement as
                                                                                         necessary.




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            Health Science Career Pathway: Health Informatics Knowledge and Skill Statements

Content Statement:          Cumulative Progress           Performance Element   Measurement Criteria
Ethics and Legal            Indicators (CPI)/Pathway
Responsibilities            Topic
Legal responsibilities,     9.4.12.H.(3).4 Describe the   Documentation.        Accurately document required
professional ethics, and    content and diverse uses of                         information.
codes of conduct affect     healthcare information, and                         Interpret information that has been
management practices,       accurately document,                                collected.
business performance, and   communicate, and maintain                           Differentiate the purposes and
regulatory compliance, as   appropriate information in                          audiences for whom the information is
well as the confidence of   compliance with legal and                           collected.
customers, business         regulatory requirements.                            Prepare accurate documentation for
partners, and investors.                                                        various audiences within legal and
                                                                                regulatory requirements, as requested.
                                                                                Disseminate information to various
                                                                                audiences using systems and
                                                                                guidelines within the facility.
                                                                                Establish and maintain a records
                                                                                storage system within legal
                                                                                requirements and protocols.
                                                                                Assess and recommend procedures for
                                                                                improvement as necessary.




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            Health Science Career Pathway: Health Informatics Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress                   Performance Element       Measurement Criteria
Technical Skills             Indicators (CPI)/Pathway
                             Topic
Technical knowledge and      9.4.12.H.(3).5 Apply the              Analysis.                 Synthesize information to determine
skills play a role in all    quantitative and qualitative                                    the best course of action.
careers within the cluster   terminology and codes for a                                     Assess health information required by
and pathway.                 range of medical information and                                patients, staff, and the community.
                             analyze the information for                                     Assemble all necessary data
                             designated purposes in order to                                 components for successful completion
                             facilitate the flow of information                              of tasks.
                             among individuals in a                                          Appraise the accuracy and
                             healthcare environment.                                         completeness of data.
                                                                                             Assess whether information is reported
                                                                                             and disseminated within legal, ethical
                                                                                             and regulatory guidelines.


                             9.4.12.H.(3).6 Read, interpret,       Abstracting and Coding.   Assemble appropriate, accurate
                             and extract information from                                    information, including proper codes to
                             medical records and documents,                                  record charges for reimbursement.
                             applying knowledge of medical
                                                                                             Apply accurate medical terminology.
                             terminology and codes to
                             facilitate the abstraction, coding,                             Analyze and determine the need for
                             and other use of key information.                               requesting further clarification when
                                                                                             transcribing/transferring information
                                                                                             that may be unclear.

                                                                                             Assess and apply information for
                                                                                             regulatory and legal purposes.




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HEALTH SCIENCE CAREER PATHWAY:

      SUPPORT SERVICES




                                 63
                      HEALTH SCIENCE CAREER CLUSTER: Support Services

                      Support Services Sample Career Specialties/Occupations

Animal Behaviorist                                 Environmental Health Practitioner

Biomedical/Clinical Engineer                       Environmental Services/Specialist

Biomedical/Clinical Technician                     Facilities Manager

Clinical Simulator Technician                      Food Safety Specialist

Central Service Manager                            Hospital Maintenance Engineer

Central Service Technician                         Industrial Hygienist

Dietary Manager                                    Materials Manager

Dietetic Technician                                Occupational Health and Safety Expert

Environmental Health Advocate                      Transport Technician




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                                Health Science Career Cluster: Support Services

Support Services occupations require students to have the knowledge and skills necessary to create an environmentally
safe and comfortable therapeutic environment for providing patient care, and include a wide range of occupations from
hospital maintenance workers to central service technicians.

The course curriculum developed for this career pathway must be cross-walked with the Health Science General
Knowledge and Skill Statements, and the Health Science Support Services Career Pathway Knowledge and Skill
Statements.

             Health Science Career Pathway: Support Services Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:            Cumulative Progress                 Performance Element       Suggested Measurement
Systems                       Indicators (CPI)/Pathway                                      Criteria
                              Topic
Understand roles within       9.4.12.H.(4).1 Review,              Administration.           Develop/implement departmental
teams, work units,            differentiate, assess, and                                    mission statement, goals, objectives,
departments, organizations,   enhance responsibilities and task                             and strategic plan.
inter-organizational          performance in order to safely                                Develop/implement departmental
systems. Identify how key     follow established internal and                               policies, procedures, processes and
organizational systems        external guidelines and provide                               modify as needed.
affect organizational         effective, high quality support.                              Coordinate departmental activities with
performance and the                                                                         other departments, outside agencies
quality of products and                                                                     and contractors, including event
services. Understand the                                                                    planning and logistics.
global context of 21st-                                                                     Develop/implement new and existing
century industries and                                                                      services specific to the working
careers.                                                                                    environment and responsibilities.
                                                                                            Design and recommend
                                                                                            implementation of an employee
                                                                                            recognition program.
                                                                  Quality measurement and   Monitor patient and organizational
                                                                  improvement.              expectations through satisfaction
                                                                                            survey and measurement tools to

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             Health Science Career Pathway: Support Services Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:            Cumulative Progress                  Performance Element       Suggested Measurement
Systems                       Indicators (CPI)/Pathway                                       Criteria
                              Topic
Understand roles within       9.4.12.H.(4).1 Continued                                       assure adequacy of products and
teams, work units,            Review, differentiate, assess,                                 services and performance improvement
departments, organizations,   and enhance responsibilities and                               as necessary.
inter-organizational          task performance in order to         Quality measurement and   Participate and provide support
systems. Identify how key     safely follow established internal   improvement continued.    standardization, consolidation and/or
organizational systems        and external guidelines and                                    re-engineering processes.
affect organizational         provide effective, high quality                                Evaluate cost effectiveness of
performance and the           support.                                                       alternative methodologies.
quality of products and
services. Understand the                                                                     Perform quality management activities.
global context of 21st-                                            Compliance.               Adhere to a code of ethics to ensure
century industries and                                                                       corporate compliance.
careers.                                                                                     Ensure compliance with legal,
                                                                                             regulatory, and accreditation standards
                                                                                             or codes.
                                                                                             Coordinate with environmental health
                                                                                             agency to administer the hazardous
                                                                                             materials management program.
                                                                                             Coordinate with physicians,
                                                                                             departmental directors/managers, and
                                                                                             outside agencies in the development of
                                                                                             Emergency Preparedness Plans.
                                                                                             Inspect buildings/facilities and grounds
                                                                                             to ensure compliance with standards,
                                                                                             regulations, and codes.
                                                                                             Check work of staff to ensure
                                                                                             compliance with applicable safety and
                                                                                             building regulations.




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             Health Science Career Pathway: Support Services Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:            Cumulative Progress             Performance Element             Suggested Measurement
Systems                       Indicators (CPI)/Pathway                                        Criteria
                              Topic
Understand roles within       9.4.12.H.(4).2 Assess and       Finance.                        Participate and evaluate purchasing
teams, work units,            identify appropriate ways to                                    processes and agreements.
departments, organizations,   maximize the use of available                                   Evaluate audit activities, including the
inter-organizational          resources for both purchasing                                   review of discrepancies, purchase
systems. Identify how key     and maintenance of equipment                                    orders, and invoices.
organizational systems        and materials.                                                  Assess cost benefits that support best
affect organizational                                                                         product recommendations.
performance and the                                                                           Explain competitive pricing, terms, and
quality of products and                                                                       service levels.
services. Understand the                                                                      Identify opportunities for reduction in
global context of 21st-                                                                       resource consumption.
century industries and                                                                        Develop inventory reduction targets
careers.                                                                                      and process to achieve targets.
                                                              Acquisition and Distribution.   Assess and implement purchasing and
                                                                                              procurement techniques that improve
                                                                                              the overall supply chain.
                                                                                              Analyze timely order placement,
                                                                                              supplier performance, and continuously
                                                                                              review for effectiveness.
                                                                                              Assess a supplier performance
                                                                                              standards program.
                                                                                              Organize catalogs, price lists, inventory
                                                                                              records, purchase order files, and
                                                                                              product/supplier files, ensuring that
                                                                                              they are updated and current.
                                                                                              Assess and offer recommendations to
                                                                                              departments requiring assistance in
                                                                                              resource allocation.
                                                                                              Assess the integration of resource
                                                                                              functions.
                                                                                              Evaluate distribution strategies and
                                                                                              systems to ensure optimal materials
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             Health Science Career Pathway: Support Services Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:            Cumulative Progress               Performance Element            Suggested Measurement
Systems                       Indicators (CPI)/Pathway                                         Criteria
                              Topic
Understand roles within       9.4.12.H.(4).2 Continued          Acquisition and Distribution   flow.
teams, work units,            Assess and identify appropriate   continued.                     Maintain adequate quantities of
departments, organizations,   ways to maximize the use of                                      supplies, equipment, instruments and
inter-organizational          available resources for both                                     medical devices.
systems. Identify how key     purchasing and maintenance of     Equipment and Maintenance.     Participate in capital purchasing
organizational systems        equipment and materials.                                         processes.
affect organizational                                                                          Assess procedures and processes for
performance and the                                                                            the selection, acquisition, distribution,
quality of products and                                                                        and maintenance of equipment.
services. Understand the                                                                       Apply written instructions for the
global context of 21st-                                                                        equipment manufacturer's operations
century industries and                                                                         manual, departmental policies and
careers.                                                                                       procedures.
                                                                                               Design a preventive maintenance (PM)
                                                                                               process for buildings, equipment,
                                                                                               parts, supplies, and utilities as
                                                                                               appropriate.
                                                                                               Participate in equipment and systems
                                                                                               training programs for maintenance
                                                                                               staff and user groups.
                                                                Staffing and Productivity.     Participate in a comprehensive training
                                                                                               and education program, covering such
                                                                                               aspects as safety, infection control,
                                                                                               hazardous materials, and new
                                                                                               equipment use.
                                                                                               Analyze labor distribution for projects
                                                                                               and operations.
                                                                                               Review and evaluate reporting
                                                                                               mechanisms for departmental
                                                                                               functions.


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             Health Science Career Pathway: Support Services Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:            Cumulative Progress                 Performance Element       Measurement Criteria
Safety, Health and            Indicators (CPI)/Pathway
Environment                   Topic
Implementation of health,     9.4.12.H.(4).3 Adopt work           Cleaning and              Demonstrate various decontamination
safety, and environmental     practices to maintain a clean and   Decontamination.          techniques and procedures.
management systems and        healthy environment, and                                      Demonstrate knowledge of standards
organizational policies and   demonstrate best practices to                                 precaution guidelines.
procedures impacts            reduce or eliminate pathogenic                                Select procedures and precautions to
organizational performance,   organisms.                                                    be followed when using chemicals.
regulatory compliance, and                                                                  Demonstrate techniques for mechanical
continuous improvement.                                                                     and manual cleaning procedures.
                                                                                            Evaluate potential causes and methods
                                                                                            of transmitting infection (e.g., contact,
                                                                                            airborne, blood-borne, common
                                                                                            vehicle, vector-borne).
                                                                                            Integrate infection control standards
                                                                                            with relevant activities and procedures.
                                                                  Hazardous materials and   Develop, implement, and monitor
                                                                  waste management.         hazardous waste disposal and recycling
                                                                                            policies and procedures in accordance
                                                                                            with regulatory requirements.
                                                                                            Assess and monitor the operations of a
                                                                                            waste management program, including
                                                                                            recycling and reduction of regulated
                                                                                            medical, solid, hazardous chemical and
                                                                                            radioactive and biological waste
                                                                                            materials.
                                                                                            Develop systems and procedures that
                                                                                            minimize customer cost of ordering,
                                                                                            storing, and using supplies, services,
                                                                                            and equipment.
                                                                                            Ensure that regulated waste is safely
                                                                                            handled, packaged, stored and
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             Health Science Career Pathway: Support Services Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:            Cumulative Progress                Performance Element       Measurement Criteria
Safety, Health and            Indicators (CPI)/Pathway
Environment                   Topic
Implementation of health,     9.4.12.H.(4).3 Continued           Hazardous materials and   disposed of in accordance with federal,
safety, and environmental     Adopt work practices to maintain   waste management          state, and local regulations and
management systems and        a clean and healthy                continued.                maintain appropriate documentation.
organizational policies and   environment, and demonstrate       Materials handling and    Demonstrate process and
procedures impacts            best practices to reduce or        storage.                  environmental requirements for proper
organizational performance,   eliminate pathogenic organisms.                              handling and storage of sterile and
regulatory compliance, and                                                                 non-sterile items.
continuous improvement.                                                                    Demonstrate appropriate inventory
                                                                                           control and distribution systems.
                                                                                           Describe and implement a program to
                                                                                           purchase materials, supplies and
                                                                                           capital equipment within allocated
                                                                                           resources.
                                                                                           Evaluate effectiveness, optimal
                                                                                           material flow, and layout.
                                                                                           Recommend policies and procedures to
                                                                                           monitor distribution, consumption and
                                                                                           pilferage of materials.




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              Health Science Career Pathway: Support Services Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress                Performance Element        Measurement Criteria
Technical Skills             Indicators (CPI)/Pathway
                             Topic
Technical knowledge and      9.4.12.H.(4).4 Promote the         Physical environment and   Coordinate with other departments to
skills play a role in all    establishment, maintenance, and    presentation.              select facility finishes and furnishings
careers within the cluster   improvement of healthcare                                     within appropriate safety codes.
and pathway.                 facility standards and assist in                              Participate in the development of
                             the development and                                           design and construction plans.
                             implementation of healthcare                                  Analyze the therapeutic and functional
                             facility standards.                                           aspects of color décor and furnishing
                                                                                           Provide facility accessibility through
                                                                                           appropriate way finding and
                                                                                           maintaining a clutter-free environment
                                                                                           Evaluate repair status of facility and
                                                                                           report recommendations as
                                                                                           appropriate.
                                                                                           Organize, deliver and present products
                                                                                           and services in a quality manner.




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    HEALTH SCIENCE CAREER PATHWAY:

BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT




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       HEALTH SCIENCE CAREER CLUSTER: Biotechnology Research and Development

       Examples of Biotechnology Research and Development Career Specialties/Occupations
Biochemist                                     Molecular Biologist
Bioinformatics Scientist                       Nurse Researcher
Biomedical Chemist                             Patent Lawyer
Biomedical Manufacturing Technician            Pharmaceutical/Clinical Project Manager
Biostatistician                                Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Cancer Registrar                               Pharmaceutical Scientist
Cell Biologist                                 Pharmacokineticist
Clinical Data Management Specialist            Pharmacologist
Clinical Laboratory Scientist                  Product Safety Scientist
Clinical Pharmacologist                        Process Development Scientist
Clinical Trials Monitor                        Processing Technician
Clinical Trials Research Coordinator           Quality Assurance Technician
Diagnostic Molecular Scientist                 Quality Control technician
Genetic Counselor                              Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Geneticist-Lab Assistant                       Research Assistant
Medical Editor/Writer                          Research Scientist
Microbiologist                                 Toxicologist




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           Health Science Career Cluster: Biotechnology Research and Development

Biotechnology Research and Development occupations require students to have the knowledge and skills necessary to
research and utilize living organisms and their products for the production of medicine or for other medical benefits.

The course curriculum developed for this career pathway must be cross-walked with the Health Science General
Knowledge and Skill Statements, and the Health Science Biotechnology Research and Development Career Pathway
Knowledge and Skill Statements.


              Health Science Career Pathway: Biotechnology Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:          Cumulative Progress                 Performance Element            Suggested Measurement
Academic                    Indicators (CPI)/Pathway                                           Criteria
Foundations                 Topic
Academic concepts lay the   9.4.12.H.(5).1 Summarize the        Identify contributions to      Propose an individual life or industrial
foundation for the full     goals of biotechnology research     quality of life.               enzyme that could be used for
range of career and         and development and describe                                       treating disease and contribute to the
postsecondary education     how biotechnological products                                      quality of life.
opportunities within the    that improve the quality of life                                   Generate a list of environmental
career cluster.             are developed within legal and                                     diseases or chronic conditions that
                            ethical protocols.                                                 have been or could be treated with
                                                                                               biotechnology products.
                                                                Assess legal and ethical       Assess a current biotechnology-related
                                                                considerations.                ethical issue in the “news,” and list
                                                                                               the basic ethical considerations and
                                                                                               how the issue may affect the quality
                                                                                               of life.
                            9.4.12.H.(5).2 Apply                Apply mathematical concepts.   Illustrate the concepts of percentages
                            biochemistry, cell biology,                                        and ratios using a biotechnology
                            genetics, mathematics,                                             application.
                            microbiology, molecular biology,                                   Contract weight-to-weight and weight-
                            organic chemistry, and statistics                                  to-volume calculations for solutions.

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              Health Science Career Pathway: Biotechnology Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:          Cumulative Progress                 Performance Element           Suggested Measurement
Academic                    Indicators (CPI)/Pathway                                          Criteria
Foundations                 Topic
Academic concepts lay the   concepts to conduct effective                                     Explain scientific notation.
foundation for the full     biotechnology research and          Use statistical data.         Compare the standard deviation and
range of career and         development.                                                      the mean of data results from testing
postsecondary education                                                                       effectiveness of two biotechnology
opportunities within the                                                                      products.
career cluster.                                                                               Graphically illustrate a set of biotech
                                                                                              data such that a layman would
                                                                                              understand it.
                            9.4.12.H.(5).2 Continued            Understand genetics.          Describe the basic structure of a
                            Apply biochemistry, cell biology,                                 chromosome.
                            genetics, mathematics,                                            Construct a karyotype with human
                            microbiology, molecular biology,                                  chromosomes.
                            organic chemistry, and statistics                                 Differentiate the genetic inheritance of
                            concepts to conduct effective                                     a dominant homozygous trait (e.g.
                            biotechnology research and                                        dwarfism) from a heterozygous
                            development.                                                      disease (e.g., sickle cell anemia).
                                                                Apply principles of organic   Construct a molecule of a compound
                                                                chemistry.                    with three or more carbon atoms.
                                                                                              Create an equation of two organic
                                                                                              substrates leading to a product.
                                                                                              Describe atomic number, atomic mass
                                                                                              and orbitals.
                                                                                              Contrast covalent, ionic and hydrogen
                                                                                              bonding.
                                                                Apply principles of           Diagram six chemical side groups that
                                                                biochemistry.                 could be in a biotechnology product.
                                                                                              Categorize all amino acids into
                                                                                              essential and non-essential.
                                                                                              Describe the relationship between
                                                                                              biochemistry and biotechnology
                                                                                              product development.
                                                                                              Compare the underlying reasons why
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              Health Science Career Pathway: Biotechnology Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:          Cumulative Progress                 Performance Element                 Suggested Measurement
Academic                    Indicators (CPI)/Pathway                                                Criteria
Foundations                 Topic
Academic concepts lay the   9.4.12.H.(5).2 Continued                                                some molecules are hydrophilic and
foundation for the full     Apply biochemistry, cell biology,                                       some are hydrophobic.
range of career and         genetics, mathematics,              Apply principles of cell biology.   Describe the basic structures and
postsecondary education     microbiology, molecular biology,                                        functions of cells and how this
opportunities within the    organic chemistry, and statistics                                       knowledge is used in biotechnology.
career cluster.             concepts to conduct effective                                           Select cellular barriers to be overcome
                            biotechnology research and                                              for a biotechnology product to work
                            development.                                                            inside a cell.

                                                                Apply principles of molecular       Diagram the structure of the nucleic
                                                                biology.                            acid DNA.
                                                                                                    Demonstrate DNA replication
                                                                                                    graphically and its importance to
                                                                                                    biotechnology product development.
                                                                                                    Describe the central dogma of
                                                                                                    molecular biology and how
                                                                                                    understanding this process impacts
                                                                                                    biotechnology research and
                                                                                                    development.
                                                                Apply principles of                 Analyze how microorganisms are used
                                                                microbiology.                       in mass producing recombinant
                                                                                                    proteins.
                                                                                                    Compare and contrast bacterial,
                                                                                                    fungal, and animal cells and how
                                                                                                    these similarities and differences
                                                                                                    affect biotechnology product
                                                                                                    development and production
                                                                                                    decisions.
                                                                                                    Compare and contrast the use of
                                                                                                    plasmids in bacterial transformation
                                                                                                    and the process of plasmid DNA

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              Health Science Career Pathway: Biotechnology Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:          Cumulative Progress               Performance Element               Suggested Measurement
Academic                    Indicators (CPI)/Pathway                                            Criteria
Foundations                 Topic
Academic concepts lay the                                                                       isolation.
foundation for the full     9.4.12.H.(5).3 Demonstrate        Identify techniques used in       Describe the following techniques:
range of career and         basic knowledge of recombinant    biotechnology.                    recombinant DNA, genetic
postsecondary education     DNA, genetic engineering,                                           engineering, monoclonal antibody
opportunities within the    bioprocessing, monoclonal                                           production, separation and purification
career cluster.             antibody production,                                                of biotechnology products and
                            nanotechnology, bioinformatics,                                     bioprocessing.
                            genomics, proteomics, and         Identify trends in the field of   Predict how nanotechnology,
                            transcriptomics that is used to   biotechnology.                    bioinformatics, proteomics, genomics
                            conduct biotechnology research                                      and transcriptomics will create new
                            and development.                                                    career opportunities.




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              Health Science Career Pathway: Biotechnology Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:          Cumulative Progress               Performance Element              Measurement Criteria
Ethics and Legal            Indicators (CPI)/Pathway
Responsibilities            Topic
Legal responsibilities,     9.4.12.H.(5).4 Summarize and      Understand biotechnological      Differentiate between morality and
professional ethics, and    explain the ethical, moral, and   implications on society.         ethics and the relationship of each to
codes of conduct affect     legal issues related to biotech                                    biotechnology health care product
management practices,       research, product development,                                     development.
business performance, and   and product use in society.                                        Discuss bioethical issues related to
regulatory compliance, as                                                                      biogenetic products.
well as the confidence of
customers, business                                                                            Contrast personal, professional and
partners, and investors.                                                                       organizational ethics.



                                                              Apply institutional protocols.   Comply with policies and requirements
                                                                                               for documentation and record keeping.
                                                                                               Comply with institutional ethical
                                                                                               policies and procedures.




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                Health Science Career Pathway: Biotechnology Knowledge and Skill Statements
Content Statement:           Cumulative Progress                   Performance Element      Measurement Criteria
Technical Skills             Indicators (CPI)/Pathway
                             Topic
Technical knowledge and      9.4.12.H.(5).5 Identify and           Understand product       Diagram the process involved in
skills play a role in all    explain processes used for            development.             making one biotech product in an
careers within the cluster   biotechnology product design,                                  industrial setting.
and pathway.                 development, and production
                                                                                            Analyze the role of pre-clinical and
                             and describe how they work
                                                                                            clinical trials in biotechnology product
                             together to demonstrate an
                                                                                            development.
                             understanding of the
                             biotechnology product                 Understand regulation.   Examine the role of a Quality
                             development process.                                           Assurance person in this process.
                                                                                            Define cGMP and why it is important in
                                                                                            biotech production.
                             9.4.12.H.(5).6 Demonstrate the        Use procedures.          Describe how molarity relates to
                             principles of solution preparation,                            solution preparation.
                             sterile techniques, contamination
                                                                                            Calculate the molarity of a given
                             control, and measurement and
                                                                                            solution and measure the pH of this
                             calibration of instruments
                                                                                            solution.
                             following biosafety protocols to
                             maintain a safe laboratory                                     Prepare a serial dilution of a microbial
                             environment.                                                   culture starting with
                                                                                            10-3 going to 10-8 and plate on to
                                                                                            nutrient agar petri dishes. Determine
                                                                                            the original concentration of the
                                                                                            microbial culture.
                                                                   Apply procedures.        Describe the criticality of the
                                                                                            requirements of sterile techniques.
                                                                                            Respond to a hypothetical laboratory
                                                                                            accident appropriately as a member of
                                                                                            a laboratory team.



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