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Health Occupations 

Therapeutic Services-Medical Services Pathway

Courses

    • 25.52100 Introduction to Healthcare Science*
    • 25.52200 Application of Therapeutic Services*
    • 25.52500 General Medicine*
    • 25.52600 Medical Services Internship

Description

The medical services pathway provides students with a real look at a variety of health-care careers. Through pathway courses, introduction to health care and applications of health care, students will gain knowledge and skills that are fundamental to all health-care careers, involving infection control, safety, medical terminology, communications, workplace skills, and legal and ethical issues. In the general medicine course, students will explore various health-care careers, and then focus on a specific area of interest. They may also have the opportunity to participate in a clinical experience related to that career, and learn specific skills related to their interest area, such as pharmacy, orthopedics or surgery. Participation in the medical services pathway will prepare students for many and varied occupations in the health-care industry.


Therapeutic Services-Nursing Pathway

Courses

    • 25.52100 Introduction to Healthcare Science*
    • 25.52200 Application of Therapeutic Services*
    • 25.56100 Nursing Essentials*
    • 25.56300 Nursing Internship
    • HSTE National Correlation

Description

The nursing pathway will include coursework about legal and ethical issues, communication skills, health, wellness and preventative care, health careers and workplace skills, infection control and safety, and anatomy and fundamental pathophysiology of each body system. In nursing essentials, the last course in the nursing sequence, students will master skills and knowledge that would give them the opportunity to become certified nursing assistants. Related industries might include insurance and social services. Students will be able to perform nursing assistant skills, including taking vital signs, providing care to patients receiving oxygen, assisting patients with walking and transferring to a wheelchair, and other skills. The nursing pathway will prepare students for many and varied occupations in the health-care industry.