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Health Occupations

Course title:  Health Occupations I (tentative)................................................................................. CREDIT 3.0 

Grades Eligible:  11-12

Description:  During this course the students will learn patient care skills in the classroom and lab.  Students will learn basic nursing and communication skills, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, medical terminology, and abbreviations. There is a strong emphasis on medical math. American Heart Association Heart-Saver CPR and First Aid certification will be available. Students are eligible to join a national student professional organization, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and SkillsUSA.

 

Course title:  Health Occupations II ............................................................................................... CREDIT 3.0 

Grade Eligible:  12

Description:  This course applies the knowledge gained in Health Occupations I to the skills and coursework required to become a Certified Nursing Assistant, an entry-level career in the health care field.  Health Occupations I is not a requirement to enroll in this course, though a strong basic understanding of writing and math is critical. Curriculum encompasses the foundations of health care, safety, legal and ethical responsibilities, health care careers, customer service, and step-by-step instructions for nurse assisting.  Students will become certified in Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers and gain hands-on experience through clinical hours completed in a local skilled nursing facility. There, they will be required to provide all aspects of direct personal care for the elderly.  CP credit students and those wishing to deepen their educational experience will be offered assignments that will require a more detailed exploration of the course topics which will challenge the student and provide a greater basis for further nursing and/or medical education.  Upon completion of state mandated classroom and clinical hours, mastery of all skills, successful knowledge of material, and satisfactory attendance, the student will be eligible to sit for the Missouri State licensing exam at the end of the Spring semester.

Instructor: Gloria Houston & Kathy Grubbs BSN, RN

Email: ghouston@sikeston.k12.mo.us

kgrubbs@sikeston.k12.mo.us

Link to Ms. Houston’s page

Link to Ms. Grubbs’ page

 

The Health Occupation student will:

  • Explore the interrelationships and the opportunities for careers in health occupations.
  • Demonstrate, on the job, the basic entry level skills of a health care assistant in one or more of the health occupations.
  • Relate the technical information needed to make judgments in performing health care assistant duties in one or more of the health occupations.
  • Identify the physical, emotional, spiritual needs of families, as well as, the patient/resident; and demonstrate the ability to meet these needs on a health care assistant level.
  • Exhibit behavior which indicates an attitude of respect for patients/residents, employers, co-workers, and fellow citizens.
  • Develop an awareness of the broad scope of personal and community health needs and activities.

Course Content

Course content will include the following areas:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the body and related path physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Basic entry level skills for nursing and other allied health care fields
  • Career Orientation, Observations and Planning