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Health Science

SC Career Cluster:

Health Sciences

Pathway:

Health Science (CIP CODE: 510000)

Description:

Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, and support & direct care services.

COURSE 1

Health Science 1 - Foundations of Healthcare Professionals*

COURSE 2

Health Science 2 - Advanced Healthcare Applications*

COURSE 3

Principles of Biomedical Sciences or Health Science 3 - Human Structure, Function & Disease

COURSE 4

Medical Interventions or Medical Terminology; or Health Science Clinical Study (Internship or Nurse Aide)

Industry Certification:

National Health Assessment, Nurse Aide I, BLS CPR; OSHA

 

SC Career Cluster:

Health Sciences

Pathway:

Sports Medicine (CIP CODE: 31505)

Description:

Evaluate and advise individuals to assist recovery from or avoid athletic-related injuries

or illnesses, or maintain peak physical fitness. May provide first aid or emergency care.

COURSE 1

Health Science 1 - Foundations of Healthcare Professionals

COURSE 2

Sports Medicine 1*

COURSE 3

Sports Medicine 2*

COURSE 4

Principles of Biomedical Sciences and/or Human Body Systems, Medical Terminology

Industry Certification:

National Health Assessment, BLS CPR; OSHA

 

SC Career Cluster:

Health Sciences

Pathway:

Biomedical Sciences (CIP CODE: 260102)

Description:

Students investigate the human body systems and various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, and infectious diseases. They determine the in project based scenarios that investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments.

COURSE 1

Health Science 1 - Foundations of Healthcare Professionals

COURSE 2

Principles of Biomedical Science*

COURSE 3

Human Body Systems*

COURSE 4

Health Science 2 - Advanced Healthcare Applications

Industry Certification:

National Health Assessment; BLS; CPR; OSHA



HEALTH SCIENCE PATHWAY

Title: Health Science 1- Foundations of Healthcare Professionals

Course Code:  555000CW

Unit: 1 unit

Description: This is an introductory course designed to provide students with an overview of the healthcare careers and foundational skills to begin their journey towards the future as a healthcare professional. Upon completion of this course proficient students will be able to identify careers in these fields, compare and contrast the features of healthcare systems and begin to provide foundational health care skills. This course will serve as a foundation for all Health Science programs of study. 
Schools: BCHS; BJACE; BHS; BLHS; MRHS; WBECHS
Prerequisites: None

 

 

Title: Health Science 2 - Advanced Healthcare Applications

Course Code:  555100CW

Unit: 1 unit

Description: Health Science 2, Advanced Healthcare Applications, course is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers. Students will employ hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS - This course is for students in grades 10-12. Students enrolled in this course must have successfully completed Health Science 1 with a grade of 75% or higher. Furthermore, students are required to job shadow in an area that will connect to a real-world experience in the healthcare industry. Students will have the opportunity to become certified in Basic Life Support/Heart Saver/CPR/AED.
Schools: BCHS; BJACE; BHS; BLHS; MRHS; WBECHS
Prerequisites: Health Sciences 1

 

 

 

Title: Health Sciences 3 - Human Structure, Function & Disease

Course Code: 555200CW

Unit: 1 unit

Description: Health Science 3 focuses on the human body. Students will gain knowledge of all human body systems and how they work (Anatomy and Physiology). This course will emphasize the study of disease, prevention and treatment (Pathophysiology). Students will participate in teamwork activities for assigned projects. Medical Terminology is incorporated throughout the course.  

Schools: BCHS; BJACE; BLHS; MRHS; WBECHS

Prerequisites: Health Sciences 1 & 2

 

 

Title: Health Science Clinical Study

Course Code: 556000CW or 556000CD

Unit: 1 or 2 units                                      

Description: Health Science Clinical Study provides work for students with a clinical experience to include preparation for the Nurse Aide credential. Students will have classroom time to review the necessary skills and qualities needed to complete rotating internships that will require travel to an approved clinical site. (District specific student travel guidelines should be followed and worksite HIPPA training and required worksite guidelines should be adhered to.) CPR and FA certifications can be renewed during this course if needed. Students should be certified in CPR and FA before being placed at a medical facility. Schools serving as a Certified Nurse Aide program will follow the rules and regulations governed by SCDHHS. This Clinical Study program is meant to be a flexible program that works with district adapted clinical programs and certifications.  This course is limited to 10 students and must be taught by a certified nursing instructor.

Schools: BCHS; BJACE; BLHS; MRHS; WBECHS

Prerequisites: Health Sciences 1, 2 and 3

 

 

Title: Health Science Clinical Study Honors

Course Code: 556000HW or 556000HD

Unit: 1 or 2 units                                      

Description: Health Science Clinical Study Honors provides advanced level work for students with a clinical experience to include preparation for the Nurse Aide credential. Students will have classroom time to review the necessary skills and qualities needed to complete rotating internships that will require travel to an approved clinical site. (District specific student travel guidelines should be followed and worksite HIPPA training and required worksite guidelines should be adhered to.) CPR and FA certifications can be renewed during this course if needed. Students should be certified in CPR and FA before being placed at a medical facility. Schools serving as a Certified Nurse Aide program will follow the rules and regulations governed by SCDHHS. This Clinical Study program is meant to be a flexible program that works with district adapted clinical programs and certifications.  This course is limited to 10 students and must be taught by a certified nursing instructor. Honors level work requires completion of a student portfolio.

Schools: BCHS; BJACE; BLHS; MRHS; WBECHS

Prerequisites: Health Sciences 1, 2, 3

 

 

 

Title: PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences Honors                                             

Course Code: 558000HW

Unit: 1 unit

Description: Students investigate the human body systems and various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, and infectious diseases. They determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person and investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, medicine, research processes, and bioinformatics. This course is designed to provide an overview of all the courses in the Biomedical Sciences program and lay the scientific foundation for subsequent courses.
Schools: BCHS; BHS; BLHS; MRHS; WBECHS

Prerequisites: None

 

 

 

SPORTS MEDICINE PATHWAY
Title: Sports Medicine 1

Course Code: 555500CW

Unit: 1 unit

Description: Sports Medicine 1 emphasizes the prevention of athletic injuries, including the components of exercise science, anatomy, principles of safety, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and vital signs.  Subject matter will also include discussion of legal issues, members of the sports medicine team, nutrition, protective sports equipment, environmental safety issues, taping and wrapping, mechanisms of injury, and application of other sports medicine concepts.  Students interested in healthcare careers in athletic training, physical therapy, medicine, exercise physiology, nursing, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, and radiology will benefit from this course.

Schools: BCHS; BHS; BLHS; MRHS; WBECHS

Prerequisites: None

 

 

 

Sports Medicine 2

Course Code: 555600CW

Unit: 1 unit

Description: Sports Medicine 2 emphasizes the assessment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.  Subject matter will include discussion of specific conditions and injuries that may be experienced by individuals participating in athletic activities.  In addition, the use of appropriate therapeutic modalities and exercise in the care and rehabilitation of injuries will be examined. Advanced concepts related to the administrative aspects of the sports medicine program will also be covered in this course.

Schools: BCHS; BHS; BLHS; MRHS; WBECHS

Prerequisites: Sports Medicine 1

 

 

Title: Sports Medicine 3               

Course Code:  555700CW

Unit: 1 unit

Description: Sports Medicine 3 emphasizes the student’s ability to apply concepts from previous Sports Medicine course work to real-world situations and scenarios. A priority will be placed on understanding the current research and evidence based practices affecting the practice of Sports Medicine professionals. Students will develop policies, procedures, and guidelines based on these aspects, as well as explore detailed treatment and rehabilitation procedures for common athletic injuries. Students are expected to participate in clinical situations either at school with their athletic department or in an outside clinical setting for real world experience.

Schools: BCHS; BHS; BLHS; MRHS; WBECHS

Prerequisites: Sports 1, 2

 

 

 

Title: Medical Terminology*            

Course Code:  554000CW

Unit: 1 unit

Description: Medical terminology is designed to develop a working knowledge of the language of health professions. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, and abbreviations. Utilizing a body systems approach, students will define, interpret, and pronounce medical terms relating to structure and function, pathology, diagnosis, clinical procedures, and pharmacology. Students will use problem-solving techniques to assist in developing an understanding of course concepts.

Schools: BCHS; BHS; BLHS; MRHS; WBECHS

Prerequisites: None
*CTE Dual Enrollment Option available for all high schools to take AHS 102 Medical Terminology for eligible students at Technical College of the Lowcountry.

 

 

 

Title: PLTW Human Body Systems Honors                          

Course Code:  558100HW

Unit: 1 unit

Description: Students examine the interactions of body systems as they explore identity, communication, power, movement, protections, and homeostasis. Students design experiments, investigate the structures and functions of the human body, and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration. Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a skeletal manikin, work through interesting real-world cases and often play the role of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries.
Schools: BCHS; BHS; BLHS

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Principles of Biomedical Science or teacher recommendation.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES PATHWAY

Title:  Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Course Code:  EMS 1(553100CW), EMS 2(553200CW), EMS 3(553300CD)
Unit: 1 or 2 units based on course level
Description:  Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)- EMS 1-3 serves as an entry level course in professional health careers. EMT is a solid foundation for further study in pre-hospital care (intermediate and paramedic) nursing, physical and occupational therapy, and premedical studies. EMT/EMS 1-3 provides the student with the knowledge and skills for the emergency medical field, responsibilities, first aid measures, and use of emergency equipment. The course may be offered as a dual-enrollment course with the local technical college or may be offered on a high school campus with a DHEC (Department of Health and Environmental Control) approved EMT instructor. This course can be offered for seniors in high school who are at least 17 years old. Students may test prior to their 18th birthday, but must be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate to receive their NREMT certification. After the student’s 18th birthday and successful completion of both the practicum and the theoretical National Registry examination for EMT, the student will be nationally registered and state certified in South Carolina. National registry card expires in two years and state certification expires every four years.
Schools:  BJACE
Prerequisites:  No prerequisite for Level 1; Courses taken sequentially