Health Science
Faculty:
Name & Email Conference Website Phone
Megan Porter 7th Period Web Site 832-484-4948
Traci Odom 5th Period Web Site 832-484-5095
Anita Saint 7th Period Web Site 832-484-4948

Health Science

 

Principles of Health Science

This course includes skills related to the health care industry.  Content relates to patient relationships, working environments, and ethical and legal responsibilities.  Entry-level skills will also be developed for taking vital signs, maintaining safety, and performing first aid and CPR.  Introduction to basic human anatomy and physiology and medical terminology will prepare the student for a transition to clinical experiences in health care. 

                                                  Science Technology II

Health Science

This course will provide for the development of multi-occupational knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers.  Students will observe and assist professional health care personnel in clinical/hospital environments.  Students must provide their own transportation to their assigned clinical settings. Students must be CPR certified, have the current Hepatitis B series, and a TB skin test is required. A uniform, name tag, stethoscope and professional liability insurance will be required. This course receives advanced grade points.  Advanced Technical Credit and Tech Prep college credit are available through community colleges in Texas.

 

Medical Terminology

This course is designed to develop a working knowledge of the language of medicine.  Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, word roots, abbreviations, and acronyms.  By relating terms to body systems, students identify proper use of words in a medical environment.  Knowledge of medical terminology enhances the student’s ability to successfully secure employment or pursue advanced education in health care. Advanced Technical Credit and Tech Prep college credit are available through community colleges in Texas.

 

Problems and Solutions in Health Science/CNA

This is an occupational specific course designed to provide knowledge and skills for certification as a Certified Nurse Assistant.  The course of instruction is comprised of classroom instruction and clinical/hospital experience.  Students will learn to attend to patients’ hygiene, comfort, nourishment, and social needs.  Competencies will be demonstrated by the taking of vital signs, maintaining patient hygiene and safety, and providing infection control.  Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible to test for state Certified Nurse Assistant certification. Students must be CPR certified, have the current Hepatitis B series, and a TB skin test is required. A uniform, name tag, stethoscope, gait belt, fee for certification testing, and professional liability insurance will be required. A criminal background check will be required upon entrance into the course due to licensing rules for certification. Students must provide their own transportation to the clinical setting. This course receives advanced grade points.  Local Articulated Credit and Tech Prep college are available through the Lone Star Community College System.

 

Practicum in Health Science/EMT

This is an occupational specific course designed to provide knowledge and skills for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.  Instruction will be provided related to patient assessment, spinal immobilization, trauma management, treatment of medical emergencies and mechanical aids to breathing. The EMT program requires an additional ambulance and emergency room experience outside the classroom.  The student must be age 18 by March 1st to participate in the course and take the EMT test. In order to receive the state certification, the student must be 18 years of age, have successfully passed the certification test and have proof of a high school diploma. Students must be CPR certified, have the current Hepatitis B series, and a TB skin test is required. Student tuitions, uniform, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, trauma scissors, penlight, safety glasses, and professional liability insurance will be required.  Students must provide their own transportation to the training location. This course receives advanced grade points.  Local Articulated Credit and Tech Prep college are available through the Lone Star Community College System.

 

Problems and Solutions in Health Science/Certified Pharmacy Technician

This is an occupational specific course designed to provide knowledge and skills for certification as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. The course of instruction is comprised of classroom instruction, lab applications, and independent study. No clinical hours are required but may be provided based on individual needs and students must provide own transportation. Students will learn federal and state law pertaining to the pharmacy industry, drug classifications, medical terminology, ethical and legal issues, safety, aseptic technique, calculations, career opportunities, and pharmacy operations. Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible to test for national Certified Pharmacy Technician certification. The student must provide proof of a high school diploma to receive certification. Student tuition, computer access, and national testing fee will be required. This course receives advanced grade points.

 

Anatomy and Physiology

In this course students conduct laboratory investigations/fieldwork, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and problem solving.  Topics will be presented through an integration of biology, chemistry, and physics.  Students will study the structures and functions of the human body and body systems and will investigate the body’s responses to forces, maintenance of homeostasis, electrical interactions, transport systems, and energy systems.  Students will also analyze the relationship between anatomical structures and physiological functions of the human systems.  This same course is also listed in the Science Section of the Guidance Handbook. This course receives advanced grade points.