Health Sciences Course Descriptions

07810 Intro to Health Occupations

  • Grade Level: 9-12

  • Credits Earned: 0.5

  • Prerequisite: None

Description: Intro to Health Care Occupations will provide students an introduction to the healthcare industry. Students will learn an overview of health care delivery and patient care including assessment of vital signs, body mechanics, and diet. They will also be exposed to several different types of medical equipment and learn how they are used.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Health Care Delivery

  • Patient Care

  • Medical Terminology

  • Hygiene and disease prevention

  • Ethical and legal responsibilities

State Course: 14001A001 - Orientation to Health Occupations

AC3321Y AC Human Disease & Medical Terminology Articulated (RVC) Weighted

  • Grade Level: 10-12

  • Credits Earned: 1.0

  • Prerequisite: None

Description: This course will cover medical terminology through the lens of human disease. Students will use case studies to diagnose and evaluate treatment plans, cover pathology, diagnoses and treatments of human diseases. Other course content includes building medical terms from word parts and specific medical terms relating to body systems. Students will also learn about diseases and how they can affect the human body, their causes and risk factors, transmission, prevention and treatments.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Medical terms from word parts

  • Medical terms relating to body systems

  • Diseases

  • Diagnosis

  • Surgical and medical care

State Course: 14154A001 - Medical Terminology (CTE Course)

DC3331Y DC Emergency Medical Technician Dual Credit (RVC) Weighted

  • Grade Level: 12

  • Credits Earned: 2.0

  • Prerequisite: None

Emergency Medical Technician requires an application process. Please see Counselor for more details.

Description: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a class to prepare students to take the EMT - Basic test. The EMT course covers emergency care, handling, and extrication of the critically ill and injured.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Control of hemorrhage

  • Treatment of shock

  • Fractures

  • Soft tissue injuries

  • Burn victims

  • Poisoning

  • Emergency childbirth

  • Packing and transportation of the sick and injured

State Course: 14055A001 - Emergency Medical Technician

DC3332Y DC Nutrition and Community Health Dual Credit (RVC) Weighted

  • Grade Level: 12

  • Credits Earned: 1.0

  • Prerequisite: Human Disease and Medical Terminology

Description: This course will explore how health care organizations work to protect and improve the health of people and their communities. Students will learn about community health programs, their cost, and individual access to such programs at varying levels. This course will also explore nutrition and its overall impact on an individual’s health.

Major Topics or Themes: (additional topics may be covered)

  • Community health issues and trends

  • Programming in community health

  • Nutritional needs across the lifespan

  • Nutrients and where to find them in food sources

State Course: 16054A003, Nutrition and Wellness Occupations