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									        Ygnacio Valley High School Health Careers Curriculum

                       Instructor: Janet Gower R.N.

The Ygnacio Valley Health Careers Academy program has been specifically
developed to provide essential skills for students, interested in the health
care industry, assistance in determining a career that will best suit their
capabilities and interests. This unique program is a standards-based
curriculum that is fundamental to a variety of careers in health care.

Researching Careers is one of the most integral parts of the curriculum. A
variety of methods are used to assist students in identifying and investigating
career options. This includes field trips, guest speakers, job shadowing, the
use of informational technology, and e-mentoring with a professional in the
health care field.

Development of Leadership and Personal Skills through student
involvement in Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). This is a
co-curricular program that is sponsored by the National and California
Departments of Education that is dedicated to helping students become
quality health care providers.

Health Science and Medical Technology Industry Sector Model
Curriculum Standards which includes units of instruction structured
around: Academics (Mathematics, Science and History-Social Science),
Communications, Technology, Problem Solving and Critical Thinking,
Health and Safety, Responsibility and Flexibility, Ethics and Legal
Responsibilities, Leadership and Teamwork, Technical Knowledge and
Skills, and Demonstration and Application.
           Ygnacio Valley High School Health Careers Academy
                         Janet Gower, Instructor

                         Health Science Careers I and II

The following course syllabus with associated activities has been developed
to meet the Health Science and Medical Technology Industry Sector Model
Curriculum Standards and show support of academic content standards. The
purpose of this is to ensure that all students are given opportunities to learn
and understand the core skill standards required to be quality health care
providers and allow them to be successful in post-secondary education.

Each foundation standard is addressed through a lesson and/or activity and
supports the academic power standards (those academic content standards
identified by Ygnacio Valley High School). As a health careers instructor, it
is my responsibility to ensure student achievement by supporting academic
content standards within health careers education. It has also become
essential for all teachers to collaborate and discuss strategies used in their
classrooms that can be used to meet the needs of all students.

               Course Syllabus/Lessons/Activities
Health Science Careers I and II
Ygnacio Valley High School Health Careers Academy
Instructor: Janet Gower R.N.    e-mail: gowerj@mdusd.k12.ca.us

Course Description:
Health Science Careers I and II is a two-year course designed to provide direction and
meet the requirements based on the Health Science and Medical Technology Industry
Sector Model Curriculum Standards for Health Care providers for the 21st century. The
following Foundation Standards are addressed/reinforced throughout two years.
Included but not limited to; academics based on content required for entry into
postsecondary education and employment in the health science and medical technology
sector, overview of the health care industry through career exploration, health career core
information, medical terminology, communication skills, legal and ethical
responsibilities, leadership and teamwork through Health Occupations Students of
America (HOSA), and emergency first aid/cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The course
lessons/activities/assessments are designed to help support the academic power standards
and Expected School-wide Learning Results (ESLR’s) identified at Ygnacio Valley High
  Key Foundation Standards                         Key Instructional
         Addressed                            Strategies/Lessons/Activities
1. Academics
1.1 Mathematics                              The Metric’s and Me, Conversions and
(Collaboration with Math Teacher, 2 years)   Dosage Calculations. How Hot is Celsius?
                                             Can You Read the Medication Label?

1.2 Science                                  The Cells; Part I and 2, Ahhchoo, Body
(Collaboration with Biology Teacher,         Structure, a Systems Approach
sophomore year)                              Mini Disease Reports, Breaking the
                                             Infection Cycle (Learning Activity
                                             Package) The World of Immunology,
                                             Smoking, the Media, and the GI Tract,
                                             What Do You Know About Aging,
                                             Medical Terminology, a Body Systems

1.3 History-Social Science                   History of Medicine, Famous American in
(Collaboration with Social Science           Medicine Report, Economic and
Teacher, junior year)                        Technology Impact on Medicine,
2. Communications
(Collaboration with English Teachers)
2.1 Reading                                  Weekly Health Related News Article-
                                             (Time, Newsweek, Contra Costa Times),
                                             Miracle Worker (sophomore year),
                                             Fahrenheit 411, One Flew Over the
                                             Cuckoo’s Nest (junior year), What Did the
                                             Doctor Write?

2.2 Writing                                  Career Report Research Paper, How Do
                                             You Receive Communication? Observation
                                             Learning Activity Package, Career
                                             Professional informational Interview, e-
                                             mentoring, Medical Terminology Syllabus,
                                             Professional Business Letters A and B

2.3 Listening and Speaking                   Career Report Oral Presentation, Health
                                             Education Project (Both based on HOSA
                                             guidelines), Creative Problem Solving
                                             Skills Event, Public Speaking Basics, What
                                             Did I Say? Interview This!
3. Career Planning and Management

3.1 Know the personal qualifications,         Health Career Project (HOSA),
    interests, aptitudes, knowledge, and      e-mentoring, DeVry University Guest
    skills necessary to succeed in careers    Speaker (Assessment Questionnaire),
                                              Colors, The 3-C’s Informational Day

3.2 Understand the scope of career
    opportunities and know the                Health Career Project (HOSA),
    requirements for education, training,     e-mentoring, Health Career Guest Speaker
    and licensure                             Portfolio, Guest Speakers, Job Shadowing,
                                              Who is My Doctor? John Muir/Mt. Diablo
                                              Field Trip, Travis Air Force Base Field
                                              Trip, Siemens Medical Systems Field Trip
3.3 Develop a career plan that is designed
    to reflect career interests, pathways,    Health Career Project, Health Career
    and postsecondary options                 Display Board (HOSA), e-mentoring

3.4 Understand the role and function of
    professional organizations, industry      Cooperative   Learning    Project-   Gower
    associations, and organized labor in a    Power Inc.
    productive society

3.5 Understand the past, present, and
    future trends that affect careers, such   USS Hornet Field Trip with PowerPoint
    as technological developments and         Presentation, History of Healthcare, Travis
    societal trends, and the resulting need   Air Force Base Field Trip
    for lifelong learning

3.6 Know key strategies for self-promotion
    in the hiring process, such as job        HOSA National Recognition Portfolio,
    applications, resume writing,             How Not to Dress Healthcare, HOSA
    interviewing skills, and portfolio        Attire for All Field Trips, Job Shadowing
    preparation                               Experience follow-up, Summer
                                              Job/Volunteer Experience Follow-up
4. Technology

4.1 Understand past, present, and future
    technological advances as they relate
    to a chosen pathway

4.2 Understand the use of technological          Technology Lab and Mr. Moore, E-mail
    resources to assess, manipulate, and         access for Homework Assignments, Web
    produce information, products, and           Page Design, Power-Point Presentation-
    services                                     The USS Hornet CVS 12

4.3 Understand the influence of current
    and emerging technology on selected
    segments of the economy

4.4 Understand the impact of enhanced
    technology, bioethics, epidemiology,
    and socioeconomics on the health care
    delivery system

4.5 Know how to interpret technical
    materials and medical instrumentation
    used for health care practices and
5. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

5.1 Apply appropriate problem-solving            Integrating Systems Theory Developed by:
    strategies and critical thinking skills to   Bonnie L. Jones
    work-related issues and tasks

5.2 Understand the universal, systematic         Integrating Systems Theory Developed by:
    problem solving model that                   Bonnie L. Jones
    incorporates input, process, outcome,
    and feedback
                                                 The ‘Island Game”
5.3 Use critical thinking skills to make
    informed decisions and solve problems

5.4 Examine multiple options for                 First Responder Scenarios, “Who’s in
    completing work tasks by applying            Charge?”
    appropriate problem solving strategies
    and critical thinking skills to work-
    related issues
6. Health And Safety

6.1 Know policies, procedures, and           Health Science Careers Exploration
    regulations, regarding health and safety
    in the workplace, including employers’
    and employees’ responsibilities.

6.2 Understand critical elements for health    Knowing Our First Responder Equipment,
    and safety practices related to storing,   A Safe Work Place- What is Wrong With
    cleaning and maintaining tools,            This Picture?
    equipment, and supplies

6.3 Understand the importance and use of       Infection Control Learning Activity
    Standard Precautions and Infection         Package, Glo-Germ Hand washing, How
    Control, as appropriate                    Bugs Grow, Medical Laboratory Scientist
                                               Guest Speaker

6.4 Understand principles of body              Lifting and Moving Demonstration,
    mechanics and ergonomics in                Physical Therapist Guest Speaker, Tote
    providing patient care                     that Bale, The Lift Team Guest Speaker,
                                               Bed Making Skills Day, A Stronger Back-
                                               Just Five Minutes a Day

6.5 Understand the rules and regulations of Health Science Careers Exploration, OSHA
    the Occupational Safety and Health      Guest Speaker, Materials Safety Data
    Administration and the Centers for      Sheets Presentation and Worksheet
    Disease Control and Prevention
7. Responsibility and Flexibility

7.1 Understand the qualities and behaviors     Pat Mayfield Seminar (3-day In-house
    that constitute a positive and             Field Trip concentrating on “Manners and
    professional work demeanor                 Leadership”

7.2 Understand the importance of
    accountability and responsibility in
    fulfilling personal, community, and
    workplace roles

7.3 Understand the need to adapt to varied
    roles and responsibilities

7.4 Understand the individual actions can
    affect the larger community

7.5 Know how to interact appropriately         Multi-cultural Project-Digging Below the
    and respectfully in various                Surface of a Culture, Health Care, Multi-
    employment situations that involve         cultural Assembly Activity Week
    persons from diverse ethnic,
    generational, cultural, religious, and
    economic groups and persons of
    different genders and sexual

7.6 Know and appreciate cultural               Multi-cultural Diversity Guide
    differences and provide culturally
    competent care to patients and clients
8. Ethics and Legal Responsibilities

8.1 Know major local, district, state, and     Guest Speaker from OSHA, Computers
    federal regulatory agencies and entities   and Confidentiality Game, My Daughter
    that affect industry and how they          the Law Student-Guest Speaker
    enforce laws and regulations

8.2 Understand the concept and                 Bio-Ethical Debate-HOSA Style
    application of ethical and legal
    behavior consistent with workplace

8.3 Understand the role of personal            HOSA membership- Meetings, What is
    integrity and ethical behavior in the      Wrong With This Scenario?
8.4 Understand the ways in which ethical       Bio-Ethical Debate-HOSA Style
    considerations affect emerging
    technologies and their impact on

8.5 Understand and maintain the Patients’      The Hippocratic Oath and You,
    Bill of Rights, patients’ and clients’     Confidentiality-It’s a Secret!
    confidentiality, and the Health            Legal Eagles, The Patient Has Rights, The
    Insurance Portability and                  Most Important Person in the Hospital,
    Accountability Act of 1996                 Confidentiality Essay, Confidentiality
                                               Learning Activity Package

9. Leadership and Teamwork

9.1 Understand the characteristics and         The Leader in All of Us, Committee
    benefits of teamwork, leadership, and      Member in HOSA, Running For Office,
    citizenship in the home, school,           Colors
    community, and workplace setting

9.2 Understand the ways in which pre-          E-mentoring, Parly-Pro Made Easy,
    professional associations, such as         Competitive Events Guidelines- Section B
    Health Occupations Students of             Skills Event Week (Contra Costa County
    America, and competitive career-           HOSA Competition)
    development activities enhance
    academic skills, promote career
    choices, and contribute to

9.3 Understand how to organize and
    structure work individually and in         Winter Holiday Decoration Competition
    teams for effective performance and
    attainment of goals

9.4 Know multiple approaches to conflict
    resolution and their appropriateness for The Chain of Command
    a variety of situations in the workplace

9.5 Understand how to interact with others
    in ways that demonstrate respect for       Multicultural Experience
    individual and cultural differences and
    for the attitudes and feelings of others
10. Technical knowledge and Skills

10.1 Understand the process for
     determining mission statements,
     goals, objectives, and strategic plans
     for a health care organization and
     understand the process for using
     appropriate policies, procedures, and
     processes as defined by the scope of
     practice of a specific health care

10.2 Understand how the health care            Integrating Systems Theory Developed by:
     delivery systems models can be            Bonnie L. Jones
     affected by cost, managed care,
     technology, an aging population,
     access to care, alternative therapies,
     and lifestyle and behavior changes

10.3 Understand the purpose and function
     of a systems-theory approach, both in
     the health care organization and in the
     treatment of patients and clients, as a
     process for viewing a system as a
     whole before examining its parts

10.4 Understand the interconnected
     components of a health care system

10.5 Understand the nature of the
     interdependency of health care
     professionals within a given health
     care delivery system

10.6 Know cardiopulmonary resuscitation        First Responder and CPR Certification, “I
     and first-aid practices                   Think He/She Might Be Sick”

10.7 Understand the processes used to
     evaluate alternate health practices

10.8 Understand the interconnected
     components of a health care system
11. Demonstration and Application              Hands on activities for all applicable skills
Health Science Career Exploration by Louise Simmers
Introduction to Medical Terminology by Ann Ehrlich and Carol L. Schroeder
Medical Terminology Course Syllabus/handouts
First Responder AAOS
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Healthcare Providers by American Heart Association
3X5 index cards/binder/pen/pencil/notepaper

                           Major Assignments/Projects
       •       Job Shadowing
       •       CPR/First Responder Certificate
       •       Health Career Display board/research paper/oral presentation
       •       Health Career guest speaker portfolio
       •       Personal career portfolio- NRP (National Recognition Program) guidelines
       •       Multicultural Week activities
       •       Volunteering Service Project- 16 hours per year
       •       Summer Job/Volunteer Experience
       •       E-mentoring
       •       Weekly health news articles
       •       Book report quarterly

                                    Assessment Used
Assessments will include summative and formative assessments
      •       Scenario’s, short answer essays (rubric scoring)
      •       Multiple-choice
      •       Performance-based (Practicals)
      •       Peer Editing
Assessments are flexible to support the needs of academic content standards

                                    Grading Policy
All students will be graded according to an accumulation of points received on all
assignments. Each progress report, quarter and semester grade will be determined based
on the students amount of earned points divided by the total points possible for the
grading period. Grade breakdowns are as follows:
          100%-90%=A 89%-80%=B 79%-70%=C 69%-60%=D Below 60%=F

             Articulation Agreements with Los Medanos College
(Must complete course material with a B or better in order to receive articulation)

       •       Medical Terminology           3 units
       •       First Responder               3 units
       Class Rules and Expectations

•    Late work will only be accepted after a makeup assignment is
     completed in addition to the missed assignments. If the absence is
     cleared, full points may be awarded. If the absence is not cleared
     or the assignment just wasn’t’ done on time, up to 80% of the
     original points may be awarded
•    Each student is to be in class on time. Tardiness will be dealt with
     by calls home and 15-minute detentions after school for each tardy.
     If detentions are not served, it can result in losing points for
     assignments started at the beginning of class. For example; 15
     points for a warm-up exercise that cannot be completed
•    All major assignments and projects will be typed, neat, and turned
     in on time without exception. The proper use of grammar is
     expected for all essay assignments assigned
•    All students will try their best on each assignment and arrange to
     meet with me if extra help is needed outside the normal class
     period. If a student is not passing, after school study sessions will
     be started
•    Personal phones, CD, I-Pod’s etc. are not to be out during class-
     they will be confiscated.
•    All students will refrain from personal grooming during class.
•    All students will adhere to the dress policy as stated in the Ygnacio
     Valley Student Handbook.
•    All students will demonstrate proper behavior with in the
     classroom setting.
•    All students will refrain from eating, chewing gum, and drinking in
•    Hats will be removed when entering the classroom
•    All students will remain working until the bell rings


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