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(956)574-5600 Conference 3
Period 10:25am-11:10am

Program Description
Health Science Technology Education is a secondary career education program for
students who have a desire and interest to explore and pursue a career in health care.

HSTE is based on:
Essential knowledge and skills needed by health care providers
Individual needs of students and postsecondary education requirements
Leadership development, community service, and scholarship
Community resources and strong industry partnerships

Course Description
The 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. To pursue a career in the health
science industry, students should learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve
problems, and communicate effectively. Students should recognize that quality health
care depends on the ability to work well with others. The health science industry is
comprised of diagnostic, therapeutic, health informatics, support services, and
biotechnology research and development systems that function individually and
collaboratively to provide comprehensive health care. Students should identify the
employment opportunities, technology, and safety requirements of each system.
Students are expected to apply the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a health
science career through further education and employment. Professional integrity in the
health science industry is dependent on acceptance of ethical and legal responsibilities.
Students are expected to employ their ethical and legal responsibilities and limitations
and understand the implications of their actions.

Advanced Technical Credit (ATC)
The Advanced Technical Credit (ATC) Program is an advanced placement program for
students interested in preparing for college and a technical career that requires
postsecondary education. Any student who successfully completes statewide-
articulated secondary courses such as this one is eligible to receive articulated credit
from any participating public two-year college in the state that offers the corresponding
college course.
You are enrolled in an Advanced Technical Credit (ATC) course that will apply towards a
college major as part of your high school graduation plan. As a result, this ATC course is
a special version of a normal high school course that covers college-level material, and
therefore carries a higher level credit towards your GPA and will be reflected on your
high school transcript. This course will be noted on your high school transcript with a -
TP in the course abbreviation and will identify the high school course as an ATC course.
This course may also be noted with the letter A- on your high school transcript to
identify the high school course as an ATC course. Nevertheless, to qualify for college
credit through the ATC Program, you must meet the following requirements upon
completion of this course:
Complete this ATC course with a minimum grade of 80 (B or better).

Note: Since this is a (Junior) (Senior) ATC course, if you successfully achieve an 80 (3.0)
or better, the credit may count as advanced measures for the Distinguished
Achievement graduation plan (DAP).

For more information regarding ATC you may visit the ATC website at, or visit with your campus CTE Counselor.

Learning Outcomes
The student will identify and comply with Occupational, Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) guidelines and universal precautions; and identify and respond
to basic medical emergencies. The student will perform client monitoring skills.
Upon completion the student will be able to:
Conform to governmental regulations and guidelines from entities such as the
World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, Occupational Safety and
Health Administration, Food and Drug Administration, and National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health
Assess client status and accurately determine and document vital signs.
Demonstrate skills associated with rehabilitative care / such as ROM positioning
and ambulating.
Describe and implement basic therapeutic and diagnostic skills
Identify and describe the major functions of the body system
Identify basic safety procedures and proper body mechanics for clients
Describe the techniques used in different medical emergency situations.
Examine legal and ethical behavior standards such as Patient Bill of Rights,
Advanced Directives, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Recognize alternative health practices and therapies.

Diversified Health Occupations 6
Edition, Louise Simmers

Units of Study
Unit I Leadership
Unit II Communication
Unit III Ethical and Legal
Unit IV Safety and Governmental Regulations
Unit V CPR AED/First Aid
Unit VI Infection Control
Unit VII Strategies for the Prevention of Disease
Unit VIII Body Systems Structures and Functions
Unit IX Therapeutic and Diagnostic
Unit X Occupationally Specific Knowledge and Skills

Grading for this class will follow the BISD grading policy.

Minor work = 33.33%

Major work = 66.67%

Teaching Strategies/Activities
The course may be taught by different methodologies such as lectures, class discussion,
audiovisual presentations, reading chapter assignments, handouts, demonstration,
hands-on experience during laboratory simulation, repetition of demonstration/skills
check off, manipulation of clinical equipment/supplies and clinical rotation.

Late Work
If an assignment is turned in late it will suffer -10 point consequence per day.

Absences and Make Up Work
Check the 2014-2015 student hand book for allowed absences before loss of credit.

You, the student, are responsible for requesting any work missed during absences. You
will be allowed the same number of days to make up the work as the days you were
absent. If work is turned in after those days, it will be considered late and will follow
the late work guideline.
If you are absent on a test date, you will be required to take the test on the day you
return. Advanced notice about tests is given to the student so that they can plan

There will be a minimum of 3 tests per six week period. Refer to the 2014-2015 student
hand book for more details.

Re-testing will take place upon student receiving a failing grade on a test and student
request. The Teacher determines the time and date for all re-tests. Re-testing must
occur within 5 school days after the student has received the failing test grade.

My goal is to prepare the student for the Practicum in Health Science class and
internship experience.

Required Materials
Binder with 5 tabs:
(1) Notes (2) Daily Work (3) Quizzes (4) Tests (5) Projects/Clinical Papers-
Spring Semester
Cover page to include your name, class name and period
Syllabus and class rules before first tab
Loose leaf paper
Pen: black
Second-hand watch (for hospital rotation)

Clinical Requirements
A copy of your immunization card will be required with the following completed
1. Recent PPD Skin Test (TB) or chest x-ray
2. Recent flu shot
3. Hepatitis B series vaccinations (check your immunization card)
4. T-dap booster vaccine (check immunization card)
5. Uniform: Scrubs-Blue with the Veterans Memorial Health Science Logo, student
name also required on uniform.
6. Criminal background checks (student will be given the forms for parent

Skills Procedures for Health Science
Taking oral temperature
Taking a radial and apical pulse.
Taking blood pressure.
Measuring a clients height and weight.
Correct hand washing procedures.
Offering a client the bedpan.
Preparing a client to eat.
Teaching the client self oral hygiene.
Offering the urinal.
Range of motion.
Assisting patient to sit up in bed.
Pivot transfer from bed to wheelchair.
Sliding from bed to wheelchair and back.
Moving a resident in a wheelchair.
Transporting patient in a wheelchair.
Assisting with physical examinations.
Activities of daily living.
Bed making.
Bed mobility.
Assisting with meals.
Feeding the helpless resident.
Measuring urinary output (role play)
How to tie postural supports.
Postural support.
Walking with a cane.
Walking with crutches
Positioning procedures.
Putting on sterile gloves.
Putting on isolation gown, mask, & goggles.
How to open a sterile package.
Client communication. (How to introduce yourself to the client).
Abdominal thrust maneuver.

Classroom Rules
1. Be on time and ready to work. I will count tardies.
2. Sit in assigned seats. No exceptions.
3. Students are not allowed to wander in the room or use the medical equipment
without permission.
4. Do not ask to leave the classroom while the instructor is lecturing.
5. Only 5 minutes are allowed for Restroom break
Restroom privileges will be lost if the student abuses bathroom passes or allotted time.
6. No electronic devices are allowed in class, including but not limited to, gaming
devices, PSP, I-pods, laptops, cameras.
7. Cell Phones are prohibited on BISD campuses. Cell phones will be confiscated
and turned into the office.
8. All students will be respectful of each other in class. No name calling, harassing
or bullying will be tolerated.
9. NO Profanity! (this is especially unacceptable in a healthcare setting)
10. No food is allowed in class.
11. Do not work on other class work if you are not finished with my assignment or
during a lecture. ( I will pick this up and not return to student)

Class Procedures
1. Enter the class room on time before the bell rings. If tardy, sign tardy form. 4

2. Sit at assigned seat
3. Have your class notebook ready on your desk
4. Be prepared to take notes during Lecture
5. Homework Assignments are due at the beginning of the class period
6. Be seated at your desk for class dismissal. Do not stand at the door before the
bell rings.

1. Verbal Warning
2. Teacher conference after class
3. Contact Parent/Parent conference
4. Referral to the principal


Attention Parents/Guardian:

Please take a few minutes to review the course syllabus for Health
Science Technology 2014-2015 with your son/daughter. You can contact
me at any time during my conference period at 956-574-5600. I will be glad
to answer any questions you may have. I look forward to being your childs
Health Science teacher this year. Please sign and return this document to

Mrs. Claudia Lozano, RRT-NPS
Health Science Technology
Veterans Memorial Early College High School

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