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High School Health Science Foundations

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Step into the Health Science Foundations course and learn what it takes to be a healthcare professional. This course is designed to provide the student with in-depth knowledge of the health care system and introduce them to various occupations in the field. Students will explore the educational requirements, licenses, and certifications for careers at multiple levels within the health care system. The learning focuses on communication and interpersonal skills, use of technology, ethics, and the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students will also learn first aid skills and how to assess vital signs. Health Science Foundations is part of the Secondary Health Core.

Segment One

Module 01 - Healthcare Foundations

  • Healthcare Foundations Checklist
  • Introduction to Health Care
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Healthcare Careers
  • Education Requirements
  • Healthcare Traits
  • Preparing for Employment
  • Healthcare Foundations Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Healthcare Foundations Exam

Module 02 - Professional Communication

  • Professional Communication Checklist
  • Introduction to Professional Communication
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Accurate Communication
  • Professional Courtesy
  • Healthcare Teams
  • Professional Leadership
  • Professional Communication Collaboration
  • Professional Communication Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Professional Communication Exam

Module 03- Law and Ethics

  • Law and Ethics Checklist
  • Introduction to Law and Ethics
  • Legal Issues
  • Documentation and Confidentiality
  • Ethics
  • Authority and Unethical Behavior
  • Segment One Project
  • Law and Ethics Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Segment One Exam

Segment Two

Module 04 - Science and Medical Technology

  • Science and Medical Technology Checklist
  • Introduction to Science and Medical Technology
  • Technology Tools and Skills
  • Applied Science
  • Medical Math
  • Medical Notations
  • Science and Medical Technology Collaboration
  • Science and Medical Technology Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Science and Medical Technology Exam

Module 05 - Health Advocacy and Wellness

  • Health Advocacy and Wellness Checklist
  •  Introduction to Health Advocacy and Wellness
  • Health Advocacy
  • Adverse Effects of Substances
  • Understanding Human Needs and Behavior
  • Health Advocacy and Wellness Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Health Advocacy and Wellness Exam

Module 06 - Safety and Emergency Responses

  • Safety and Emergency Responses Checklist
  • Introduction to Safety and Emergency Responses
  • Controlling Diseases and Infection
  • Facts About Bloodborne Pathogens
  • General Safety
  • Patient Safety
  • Vital Signs and Emergency Care
  • Segment Two Project
  • Safety and Emergency Responses Discussion-Based Assessment
  • Segment Two Exam