INTRODUCTION OF HEALTH CARE SCIENCE
Course Code: 25.52100 HS – HIS
Stephenson High School
Teacher(s): Vickie Spencer-Berry, MSN,RN Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Room Number: 940 Phone Number: 678- 676- 4292
Semester: Fall 2011-2012 Tutorial Days: TUESDAY by Appointment
Textbook: Diversified Health Occupation Tutorial Hours: 3:15-3:45pm
Textbook Price: TBD Tutorial Location: Room# 940
Department Philosophy: The Career Technology Education Department believes that education’s most
important function is to provide all students with the skills needed for post-secondary and careers. This is
accomplished by providing interest-based programs that meet industry standards.
Introduction to Healthcare Science is a foundations course for the Therapeutic Services Career Pathway. It is
appropriate for students wishing to pursue a career in the Healthcare Industry. The course will enable students to
receive initial exposure to Healthcare Science skills and attitudes applicable to the healthcare industry. The
concepts of health, wellness, and preventative care are evaluated, as well as, ethical and legal responsibilities of
today’s healthcare provider. Fundamental healthcares skills development is initiated including medical
terminology, microbiology, and basic life support. Students are required to meet both national and intrastate
professional guidelines as designated by applicable regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Health and
Safety Administration (OSHA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC). Mastery of these standards through project
based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical student
organization –Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) will provide students with a competitive edge
for either entry into the healthcare global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to
continue their education and training. This course is considered broad-based with high impact and is a prerequisite
for all Healthcare Science Education courses.
Course Prerequisites: Algebra, Geometry, Biology, and Human Anatomy (desired)
Articulation: Articulation is the process by which academic or technical credits earned through high school
programs may be acceptable in transfer by various community colleges and some four-year institutions. Credits
earned appear on a college transcript. This course is currently not articulated.
Level 1 *Introduction to Healthcare Grades 9-12
Science 25.52100 HS – HIS
Level 2 *Application of Therapeutic Grades 10-12
Service 25.52200 HS – ATS
Level 3 *Nursing Essentials 25.56100 HS Grades 10-12
Supplementary 25.56300 Therapeutic Services Grade 11-12
*Required for Pathway Completion
Certified Nursing Assistant
Occupation Level of Education Salary
EMT/Paramedics Moderate on-the-job training/certification $27,070
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Associate’s Degree $35,550
Registered Nurse (RN) Bachelor’s Degree $57,280
Internet Acceptable Use: Use of the Internet must be in support of education and research and consistent with
the educational objectives of the DeKalb County School System. The use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right,
and inappropriate use will result in cancellation of those privileges. Any student user not complying with the
DeKalb County School System Internet Acceptable Use Agreement shall lose Internet privileges for a period of
not less than one week.
LIST YOUR CTSO:
ALL students are encouraged to join Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) dues only $25.00 before
Date: September 9, 2011.
Week 1 Introduction to Health Care Week 10 Cultural Diversity
Week 2 Healthcare Delivery Systems Week 11
Introduction to Medical Geriatric Care
Week 3 Careers in Health Care Week 12 Nutrition and Diets
Week 4 Personal Qualities of a Health Week 13
Care Worker Promoting Safety
Week 5 Legal and Ethical Responsibilities Week 14 Infection Control
Week 6 Medical Terminology Week 15 Vital Signs
Week 7 Anatomy and Physiology Week 16 First Aid
Week 8 Anatomy and Physiology Week 17 Preparing for the World of Work
Week 9 Human Growth and Development Week 18 Course Review and Final
* The teacher reserves the right to alter or change any part of this course syllabus to better suit the need of the students.
Georgia Performance Standards: Performance standards provide clear expectations for assessment, instruction,
and student work. They define the level of work that demonstrates achievement of the standards. The
performance standards isolate and identify the skills needed to use the knowledge and skills to problem-solve
reason, communicate, and make connections with other information.
Standards Covered in this Course: HS-HIS 1-13 & CTAE Foundation Skills 1-11
Area Percentage Area Percentage
Class Work/Daily Work 25% Reading/Writing 20%
Homework 5% Final Exam 10%
Projects 20% Participation 10%
Tests / Quizzes 10%
Required Materials: 1” Notebook and 5-tab Dividers, Flash Drive, Pen, Pencil, Loose Leaf Notebook Paper,
Ruler and 4x6 index cards.
Parental Involvement: Parent(s), you are a vital part of your child’s success; we can’t do it without you. This
semester, we would like for you to volunteer only (4) hours of your time. You can volunteer with HOSA,
during special events/ceremonies, as guest speaker or as an active member of our advisory board. Feel free to
contact me, so we can decide which volunteer opportunity suits you best.
Classroom Expectations: Please respect yourself, your classmates, your teacher, and school property.
1. All students are expected to arrive to class promptly and prepared. As soon as the last bell rings,
students are expected to be in their assigned seats, otherwise a student is considered tardy.
2. It is the student’s responsibility to bring all required materials to class every day.
3. Cheating will not be tolerated! If you cheat or allow/assist someone to cheat, all parties involved will
receive a zero and your parents will be notified immediately.
4. NO gum, candy, food, or drinks are allowed in this classroom/lab at any time.
5. Keep the room clean and respect the equipment and furnishing
6. Absolutely no use of vulgar, profane, or inappropriate language in the classroom
7. Students should use the restroom during class change--you will not be permitted to go unless it is an
emergency. Also, please bring tissue with you to class if you have the sniffles.
8. Students are not to groom in class, this includes hair, make-up, nails, etc…
9. Electronic devices, pagers, cellular phones, walkmans, CD players, MP3 players, hand-held games,
cards, or any other material not related to or used in this class should be left at home. Bringing these
items to class will result in confiscation. Items will be released only to a parent or guardian.
10. When using the computer lab, NO student is to use the computer for activities that do not relate to this
class; therefore, you should not be checking e-mail, chatting, playing games, downloading, uploading,
doing research for another class, listening to music, personal browsing, etc….When allowed to use the
Internet, visiting websites that are not appropriate for school or not educationally related is
PROHIBITED. Violators will face consequences as outlined in the student handbook.
** All students should observe ALL the rules and regulations in the Student Handbook. **
Detention: Detention will be held from 3:15-3:45 in room 940 on the assigned date(s). You should arrive promptly
and have work to complete. Failure to report to detention will result in a referral to an administrator. If you have a
conflict with the dates assigned, please see the instructor prior to your assigned date(s).
Late Assignments: Each student is expected to complete all assignments in the allotted time. Late assignments are
penalized, minus (11) points, each day the assignment is late.
Make-up Policy: IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO OBTAIN AND COMPLETE MAKE-UP
WORK. If you have an excused absence, you will be allowed the same number of days as your absence in
order to make up work missed. Make-up work must be done after or before school, NOT during valuable class.
Re-do Policy: If a student turns in an assignment that receives a failing mark, the student has the opportunity to
redo the assignment. The following exclusions apply: multiple-choice test and other assignments as decided at
the discretion of the instructor. The student must conference with the teacher within one week after receiving
the assignment. After conferencing with the instructor, the assignment will be given back to the student to redo.
The assignment must be completed and returned within one week after the conference. Once the redo
assignment is completed and corrected, it will be averaged with the original grade. It is the student’s
responsibility to take advantage of the redo policy. At the end of the 15th week marking period, students no
longer have the option to redo assignments.
Acknowledgment of Receipt: By signing below, the student and parent/guardian acknowledge that they have
read and understood the contents in the 2011-2012 Course Name syllabus.
*PLEASE SIGN & RETURN TO TEACHER BY AUGUST 26, 2011.
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