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Health Science

HEALTH SCIENCES

 

 

PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH SCIENCE                                                     1 CREDIT                        

Pre-requisite:  None

 

This course is an orientation to the Health Care Industry.  It is designed to develop and enhance an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of each career major area.  Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to focus on a career major path and make informed decisions regarding choices for continuing education and/or employment.  This course addresses the Kentucky Learner Goals and Academic Expectations, Core Content for Assessment, and includes core components from the National Health Care Skill Standards. 

 

 

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 1                                                                         ½ CREDIT                        

Pre-requisite:  None

 

An overview designed to the basic techniques of medical word building is provided.  Once these techniques have been developed, they can readily be applied to acquire an extensive medical vocabulary.  Emphasis is on basic anatomical, physiological, pathology, diagnostic procedures, and pharmacological terms.

 

 

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES/CPR                                                           ½ CREDIT                         

Pre-requisite:  None

 

Emergency Procedures is designed to teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation (Adult/Infant/Child) using current emergency techniques relative to cardiac and/or respiratory arrest, as put forth by the American Heart Association, National Safety Council or American Red Cross.  The American Heart Association, National Safety Council or American Red Cross standardized course qualifies a student for certification or cardiopulmonary resuscitation and safety and first aid.  Safety and First Aid is a course designed to teach current strategies relative to designated emergency situations as put forth by the National Safety Council or American Red Cross.  The National Safety Council or American Red Cross standardized course qualifies a student for certification in safety and first aid.

 

 

HS ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY                                                                    1 CREDIT                        

Pre-requisite:  None

 

Basic Anatomy and Physiology is designed to provide knowledge of the structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on normalcy.  The course includes interaction of all body systems in maintaining homeostasis and promotes an understanding of the basic human needs necessary for health maintenance.  Explain the basic principles of inorganic and organic chemistry as they apply to physiological processes.

 

 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS (HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT) ½ CREDIT                      

Pre-requisite:  None

 

Course focus is promotion of health through assessment of individuals’ growth and development across the life span.  Consideration is given to the family, cultural, environmental, spiritual, and genetic influences when meeting basic human needs.  The second part of this course examines the changing workforce and the skills needed to adapt to constantly changing demands and expectations.  Workplace Principles includes, but is not limited to, problem solving, teamwork, time management, and self-management skills.  Job-seeking and job-retention skills are taught through the development of resumes and job search materials.

 

 

MEDICAL MATH 1 (DOSAGE CALCULATIONS)                                     ½ CREDIT                    

Pre-requisite:  None

 

This course is designed to provide a review of basic mathematic skills related to dosage calculations, a thorough knowledge of the systems of measurement and conversion, and application skills to perform dosage calculations

 

 

MEDICAID NURSE AIDE (MNA)                                                                   1 CREDIT                       

Pre-requisite:  Must apply for admission into class

 

Specific knowledge and skills for students and/or nurse aides to assume the role and responsibility required in long-term care is communicated to the student through lectures, lab, and clinical practice.  The focus of the course is communication, infection control, safety, residents’ rights, and basic nursing skills.  Upon successful completion of this course and the required hours of clinical experience, the student is eligible for the KY Medicaid Nurse Aide written and performance examination.  If the student successfully completes the written and performance examination, they will become certified and be placed on the state register.  This course is aligned with the National Skill Standards, Kentucky Learning Goals and Academic and core content for assessment.

 

 

SPECIAL TOPICS (HEALTH SCIENCES)                                                  1 CREDIT

Pre-requisite:  Instructor Approval

 

Special Topics expand course offerings, as well as address local health science issues as new opportunities arise. Topics may vary from semester to semester at the discretion of the instructor; Maximum of one credit hour may be offered.

 

 

PRACTICUM (HEALTH SCIENCES)                                                           1 CREDIT

Pre-requisite:  Instructor Approval

 

Practicum provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the students; education objectives.  Students participating in the practicum do not receive compensation.

 

 

CO-OP (HEALTH SCIENCES)                                                                       1 CREDIT

Pre-requisite:  Instructor Approval

 

Cooperative Education provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the student’s education objectives.  Students participating in the Cooperative Education program receive compensation for their work.

 

 

 

 

Health Sciences

KY TECH Career Pathways

2013-2014

Career Pathway

Required Courses

Elective Courses

Health Careers Core I

 

O*NET Code: 31-9099.99-01

Tests for Certifications: 

KOSSA - Allied Health

 

 

 

Emergency Procedures/CPR

Principles of Health Science

HS Anatomy/Physiology

Medical Terminology              

 

Special Topics (Health Sciences)

Practicum 1, 2, 3 (Health)

CO-OP 1, 2, 3 (Health)

MNA

 

O*NET Code: 31-1012.00

Tests for Certifications:                             

MNA

Medicaid Nurse Aide 

Principles of Health Science                                              

Special Topics (Health Sciences)

Practicum 1, 2, 3 (Health)

CO-OP 1, 2, 3 (Health)

Health Science Skills

 

O*NET Code: 31-9099.99-02

Tests for Certifications:

KOSSA - Allied Health , MNA                                   

Emergency Procedures/CPR 

Principles of Health Sciences                                

Medicaid Nurse Aide 

Practicum 1, 2 (Health) 

Special Topics (Health Sciences)

Practicum 3 (Health)

CO-OP 1, 2, 3 (Health)

Medicaid Nurse Aide

 

O*NET Code: 31-1012.00-01

Tests for Certifications:                                    KOSSA - Allied Health , MNA                                         

Medicaid Nurse Aide 

Principles of Health Science

Practicum 1 (Health) 

Special Topics (Health Sciences)

Practicum 2, 3 (Health)

CO-OP 1, 2, 3 (Health)

Health Science Skills -- Child Care Worker

 

O*NET Code: 39-9011.00

Tests for Certifications:                                    KOSSA - Allied Health     

 

                                  

Emergency Procedures 

   Principles of Health Science                                        

Health and Wellness (Human Growth and Development)

Practicum 1 (Health) 

Practicum 2 (Child Care Worker) 

Special Topics (Health Sciences)

Practicum 3

CO-OP 1, 2 3

 

 

Health Science Skills -- Pharmacy Technician

 

O*NET Code: 31-9095.00-01

Tests for Certifications:                                    KOSSA  - Allied Health                                          

 

Emergency Procedures 

Medical Math 1 (Dosage Calculations)                                         

Practicum 1 (Health) 

Practicum 2 (Pharmacy) 

Medical Terminology 1 

Principles of Health Science                               

 

Special Topics (Health Sciences)

Practicum 3 (Health)

CO-OP 1, 2, 3 (Health)

 

 

 

Students are required to take all KOSSA & industry certification exams in which the student has met the minimum course requirements for that career pathway.

 

Students must take a minimum of 3 credits in a career pathway in order to take KOSSA and 4 credits to be a program completer. 

 

In order to be “Career Ready,” a student must pass a KOSSA and have one of the following: Gold or Silver Work Keys status, a 50 on the ASVAB, or be “College Ready” (ACT: English 18, Math 19, and Reading 20 or COMPASS: English 74, Math 36, and Reading 85).