Health Science II – Medical Assisting

 

High School Credits

4 credits per semester, Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas.

Course Description

For Students

This is a class for Juniors, Seniors, and Physiology students only.

This course teaches you about the human body/anatomy, along with many different situations that you will encounter as a Medical Assistant:

  • Working in a doctor's office 
  • Clinicals
  •  Take Vitals (Blood Pressure, Pulse, Respiration, Temperature, etc.)
  •  Venipuncture
  •  Syringe fill, ECG's, Urinalysis.

You will have the opportunity to become a member in your Health Science Student Organization (HOSA), or Skills USA where you will learn about leadership, competitive events, and much more!

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For Parents

5286 Health Science Education II: Special Topics is an extended laboratory experience designed to address the advancement and specialization of health care careers allowing schools to provide a specialized course for a specific healthcare workforce need in the school’s region. The practicum experience is designed to provide students the opportunity to assume the role of a health care provider and practice technical skills previously learned in the classroom, including information on the health care system and employment opportunities at a variety of entry levels, an overview of the health care delivery systems, health care teams and legal and ethical considerations. It prepares students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for providing basic care in extended care facilities, hospitals and home health agencies under the direction of licensed health practitioners. This course also provides students with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to make the transition from school to work in health science careers, including self-analysis to aid in career selection, job seeking and job maintenance skills, personal management skills, and completion of the application process for admission into a post-secondary program. Course standards and curriculum must be tailored to the specific healthcare profession preparing students to advance in this career field and should also provide students with opportunities for certification or dual credit. HOSA, the health science student organization, encourages development of leadership, communication, community service and health care related skills.

Certifications

CPR - American Heart Association

Potential Careers/Salary

Medical Assistant - $31,540 per year
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians - $38,040 per year
Registered Nurse - $68,450 per year
Licensed Practical Nurse - $44,090 per year

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, 
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited December 13, 2017).