Health Science Careers grades 8-12
The Health Science Careers program is designed as a complete learning system, including customizable multimedia curriculum, Activity References, equipment, supplies, and our Content Learning Management System (CLMS).
Five of the top ten projected jobs by demand for the next decade are Healthcare Specific fields. That's one reason Paxton/Patterson developed Health Science Careers to address a wide range of careers and skills that will attract more students to your Health Science program. Additionally, students that are able to get hands-on experience doing the tasks common to each career are more likely to choose a career that fits their interests and aptitudes best. This means a lower attrition rate for your program and students who are better prepared for the job market.
"The students can actually articulate what they learned, and whether it went the right way or the wrong way. They can tell you about what they learned and why it has value." - Dr. Debbi Burdick
Cave Creek USD
"They're retaining all the information because they're doing something with their hands. The students are taking blood, ankle wraps, looking at images of the x-rays. They really get a lot out of it and they realize what they like what they don't like." - Melissa Ellis
Health Occupations Instructor
Bellflower Middle-High School
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"I had a senior last year and he wanted to be an elementary school teacher, then he took this class and he realized that he actually liked the medical imaging unit. Now he's in a radiology program." - Melissa Ellis
Health Occupations Instructor
Bellflower Middle-High School
Health Science Careers Instructional Units
Students explore how scientists and engineers constantly develop and improve medical devices like stents, pacemakers, prosthetic limbs, and implants. Students study cutting-edge topics, such as biologically grown tissue replacement.
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Biotechnology R & D
Students examine both the research side as well as the development and marketing of side of creating new drugs. They discover that very few pharmaceutical products actually make it all the way through the drug development process.
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Clinical Lab Practices
Students work as clinical laboratory technicians and technologists. They will perform laboratory tests and recognize the crucial nature of detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
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Students explore the many career opportunities in oral and dental care. They will perform tasks associated with dentists, hygienists, assistants, and laboratory technicians to develop an understanding of how to provide optimal oral health care.
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Emergency Medical Technician
Students discover that EMTs are prepared to respond to a wide range of situations including automobile accidents, heart attacks, slips and falls, childbirth, and other life threatening conditions.
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Environmental Health & Safety
Students explore how safety is maintained in the hospital environment, perform hands-on experiments to simulate safety issues, and gain an understanding of how to document the processes.
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Students demonstrate proper lab testing techniques and demonstrate the chain of custody procedure. Working as a Forensic scientist, they will describe the importance of recognition, identification, individualization, and the evaluation of physical evidence.
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Health Information Management
Students learn the aspects of electronic medical coding. Students also compare and contrast various medical billing techniques and then prepare medical bills based on previous coding activities.
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Students working in this program will explore the major imaging technologies and learn fundamental anatomy in order to correctly understand body planes and body placement.
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Students are presented with case studies and scenarios in order to explore how mental health professionals can assist their patients. A key take away is the importance of effective communication skills.
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Students discover that the responsibilities of a nurse extend far beyond the common misconception. They will use math to prepare solutions, dilutions, and calculate dosing. They also explore the importance of verbal communication and patient education.
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Students demonstrate the vision examination process as well as disease detection. They will learn about eye health and anatomy as well as the process for identifying lenses and fitting glasses for patients.
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Students investigate errors made with look alike/sound alike drugs, explore the mathematics and measurement involved in pharmacy careers and then learn how to prepare some common pharmaceutical compounds.
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Students investigate a variety of disorders and then compare and contrast the therapies used to treat patients through a series of hands-on activities.
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Students demonstrate the techniques common to treating and recognizing sports injuries including: taping, spine boarding, and diagnosing brain injuries.
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Students recognize that Therapeutic Services covers a wide range of careers associated with helping individuals live an independent and functional life. Students address common assessments including range of motion and muscle function. They then demonstrate occupational and physical therapy for adults and pediatrics.
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Students demonstrate techniques and principles of medical, surgical, public health, dental, diagnostic, and therapeutics for both domesticated animals (including livestock, working animals, and companion animals) and wildlife.
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