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PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH SCIENCE CT500
Principles of Health Science provides an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems of the health care industry. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the HOSA organization.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 9-12
HEALTH SCIENCE THEORY CT501
Health Science is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers and to prepare students for the transition to clinical or work based experiences in health care. The course allows students to achieve comprehension of medical vocabulary appropriate to medical procedures, human anatomy and physiology, and pathophysiology. Students will have hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development including Heartsaver First Aid and CPR training/ certification. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the HOSA organization. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 10-11
PREREQUISITE: Principals of Health Science
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY CT504
In Anatomy and Physiology, students conduct laboratory and/ or field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students in Anatomy and Physiology study a variety of topics, including the structure and function of the human body and the interaction of body systems for maintaining homeostasis. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the HOSA organization.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of required sciences for grade level
MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY CT502
Students in Medical Microbiology explore science systems and models, science and social ethics, nature of science and topics such as pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms, laboratory procedures, identifying microorganisms, drug resistant organisms, and emerging diseases.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Three science credits or concurrent enrollment. Ability to meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement in this class.
PATHOPHYSIOLOGY CT503
Students in Pathophysiology study disease processes and how humans are affected. Emphasis is placed on prevention and treatment of disease. Students will differentiate between normal and abnormal physiology. This course introduces the student to important concepts related to human diseases. The most common diseases and disorders of each body system are presented along with a review of the anatomy and physiology pertinent to the content. Additionally, the effects of aging on the system and the relationship of aging to disease are presented. It is designed to make difficult pathophysiology concepts easier to understand and is an ideal resource on basic diseases for anyone going into the medical profession.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Anatomy and Physiology or concurrent enrollment
PRACTICUM IN HEALTH SCIENCE I (CNA- Certified Nursing Aide) CT505
Credit: 2-3
HSP I / CNA is designed to give students practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences will occur in a variety of settings including but not limited to the classroom and a Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) approved Long Term Care facility. Students will have the opportunity to develop their skills and competencies through clinical experiences and earn their certification as a certified Nursing Aide (CNA). The concepts and skills learned and tested in this course meet the TEKS for the TEA Health Science Practicum course as well as the Curriculum for CNA as prescribed by DADS. Students will learn to transfer knowledge and skills to new situations and apply problem solving strategies, update skills to enhance employablity in areas including certification in Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS) and OSHA certification, and identify emerging technologies in the health science technology industry. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the HOSA organization. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information. Students may incur the following expenses as a requirement for the class:
* Flu Vaccine
* Scrubs
* Certification Testing Cost
CREDIT: 2TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Health Science. Concurrent enrollment or successful completion of Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology. Student information packet and attend placement meeting, 16 years of age. A clear criminal background check, drug and alcohol test, and TB test.
PRACTICUM IN HEALTH SCIENCE II –PHARMACY TECHNICIAN CT506
Students will develop advanced clinical skills necessary for the health science professions or continued post-secondary education. This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills and competencies for Pharmacy Technician. This course will provide an overview of the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of prescription and nonprescription medications. Course content will emphasize drug classifications, drug action, drug administration, ethical and legal issues, and safety. Students will develop an understanding of pharmaceutics and its impact on the health care industry. Career options in pharmacy will also be explored. The course will prepare the student to take the state certification test. Registration payment and testing is done post-graduation by the student. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the HOSA organization. This Practicum is designed to give students practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience. Students must have reliable transportation for travel within Lockhart and to neighboring cities such as Luling or San Marcos. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information. Students may incur the following expenses as a requirement for the class:
* Flu Vaccine
* Scrubs
* Certification Testing Fee
CREDIT: 2TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Health Science, and Anatomy & Physiology (can be enrolled concurrently. Student information packet and attend placement meeting, 17 years of age. A clear criminal background, drug and alcohol testing, and TB testing. Must have reliable transportation for travel to internships.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take CT504 - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
PRACTICUM IN HEALTH SCIENCE II – EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT) CT507
This class prepares the student for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician or an Emergency Medical Responder. Once a student successfully completes requirements for National Registry, he or she then may become certified by the state as an EMT-B. EMT Basic classes are fun, active, challenging, fast-paced courses designed for the adult learner. Students are expected to spend a large amount of time outside of class studying, practicing skills, and applying the material that is presented in class. Students are also given the opportunity to develop leadership skills through the HOSA organization. This course may receive statewide articulated college credit. See CTE teacher for more information. Students may incur the following expenses as a requirement for the class:
* Flu Vaccine
* Scrubs/Uniform
* Certification Testing Fee
CREDIT: 2TYPE: Articulated CreditGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Principles of Health Science, and Anatomy & Physiology (can be concurrently enrolled). Student information packet and attend placement meeting, 17 years of age. A clear criminal background, drug and alcohol testing, and TB testing. Must have reliable transportation.
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take CT504 - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY