Health Science II

Welcome to Health Science II!!

 
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Health Science II

Nann A. Hatcher, RN  ADN, BSN, MHSA
919-705-6060 
nannhatcher@wcps.org
2nd Period Planning  Fall Semester 2017

Course Number: HU405  Honors Level
Course Textbook:  Diversified Health Occupation
Prerequisite: Health Science I

Course Description:

This course is designed to help students expand their understanding of financing and trends of health care agencies, fundamentals of wellness, legal and ethical issues, concepts of teamwork, and effective communications. Students will obtain certification in CPR, AED, first aid, and OSHA training. Students will learn health care skills outlined for this course. English language arts and science are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include internship, mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing. HOSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

Enhanced Description:  This honors course extends the Standard Course of Study to a higher, more challenging, and rigorous level.  Students will obtain OSHA, American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR, and First Aid Certification.

This course is offered at the junior and senior levels. It is recommended for students who want to prepare for further study in a health care career. It is offered in a one period block, five days a week. It is one elective credit toward graduation.

            
Articulation Course Credit can be earned through Wayne Community College.
See Ms. Hatcher for details.

 Course Outline, Competencies, and Objectives:
Unit A: Healthcare Foundation Standards, Safety, and Infection Control 
  Objectives:
1.00  Understand healthcare foundation standards
1.01  Remember elements of healthcare career decision-making
1.02  Understand effective communication
1.03    Understand healthcare agencies, finances, and trends
1.04    Understand legal and ethical issues in healthcare
1.05    Understand concepts of teamwork
1.06   Understand the fundamentals of wellness
2.00  Understand safety and infection control procedures
2
.01   Understand safety procedures
2
.02     Understand infection control procedures

Unit B: Health Science Standards and Emergency Procedures
  Objectives:
3.00   Understand health science standards
3.01   Understand diagnostic and therapeutic services
3.02   Understand health informatics
3.03   Understand support services
3.04   Understand biotechnology research and development
4.00   Apply procedures to provide basic emergency care
4.01   Apply procedures to provide CPR
4.02   Apply procedures to provide first aid
4.03   Apply procedures to complete clinical internship

Honors Projects
Obtain OSHA certification
Obtain American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR certification
Obtain First Aid certification

 Materials Needed
Hard cover three ring notebook
Notebook paper and dividers
Writing utensils: Pen (Black ink only)


       Grading Scale
               
 *First nine weeks: 40%                         
 *Second nine weeks: 40%     
 *Final Written Exam: 10%    
 *Final Clinical Exam: 10%

 *Projects/Portfolios: 40%                
 *Classwork: 10%
 *Unit Tests: 30%
 *Clinical/Skills: 20%                                                         

   A=90-100
   B=80-89
   C=70-79
   D=60-69
                                                                                                   

 A Community Service Project is a requirement of this course. 
Some suggestions for projects are:  assist in serving at soup kitchen, visit
nursing home residents, adopt a grandparent, donate food to food bank, participate
in Alzheimer’s walk, participate in Relay for Life, assist those who may need food
or clothes at Christmas, toy drive at Christmas for children whose parents cannot
provide, assist those who have lost homes to fire with clothes collection. Please
advise teacher of what service or services you decide to do.  Services must be
health care related. A sheet will be provided to record hours served and signatures
of staff where you provided assistance. This project will count as a part of the
student’s semester grade.The following rubric will be used for grading the
community services project:

 

Community Service Project Rubric

Grade

Hours of community service completed

Documentation

Essay

90- 100

30-40 hrs completed

Documentation of date & times served with signatures of staff

2 page typewritten, 12 font report describing experience

80-89

20-29 hrs completed

Documentation of date & times served with signatures of staff

2 page typewritten, 12 font report describing experience

70-79

10-19 hrs completed

Documentation of date & times served with signatures of staff

2 page typewritten, 12 font report describing experience

60-69

1-9 hrs completed

Documentation of date & times served with signatures of staff

2 page typewritten, 12 font report describing experience

0

0-4 hrs completed

Documentation of date & times served with signatures of staff

2 page typewritten, 12 font report describing experience

 

         Evaluation Methods
You will have a comprehensive test following completion of each objective. It will be announced in class and also written on the board in advance of the actual test date. You will also be given a study guide/review before each test is given. You will be graded on participation in class discussions and projects. You will also be taught health care skills, such as, taking a blood pressure, pulse, respirations, etc., that you will be graded on during this course.

Course Requirements
1. You are expected to be in class. This class covers a lot of information and it is difficult to keep up when you are absent. If you need help, please let me know, I will be glad to tutor  you and I am able to meet with you before school or after to help you make-up work.
2.  You are expected to submit all required work on time.
3.  If you are absent on a day when a test is given, a make-up test must be taken within five (5) student days upon your return to school. You have five (5) student days upon your return to school to turn in any missed classwork, projects, and clinical/skills assignments. Failure to comply with these requirements will result a zero for your grade.
4.  Students having more than six (6) unexcused absences during this class period will be in immediate jeopardy of not receiving credit for this course.
5.  Students must be present a minimum of one (1) hour to be counted present for a class period.

CLASSROOM RULES
 

1.   No cell phones on during lecture.

 

2.   No gum or food in classroom.

 

3.   No profanity or inappropriate language in classroom.

 

4.   Be in class each day. (Aim for 100% attendance)

 

5.   No sleeping in class. (EVER)

 

6.   Show respect in class (To everyone, at all times)

 

7.   Follow WCPS & SWHS rules.    

 

 

I encourage all students to join and actively participate in our student organization, HOSA (Health Occupations Student of America).  I believe it is a growing experience for students, enhancing your leadership skills and self-esteem!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

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