Sciences Education is an umbrella course that currently has multiple
course offerings for students. Beginning in 9th grade a student may take Health Team Relations. In 10th
grade, students may elect to take Health Sciences I. This course is the
gateway for all other courses above this level. In 11th grade the
course offering is Health Sciences II. Nursing Fundamentals is a 12th
grade level class in which the students can elect to take the NC Nursing
Assisting exam for certification.
Relations has 10 units that covers a variety of topics such as medical
terminology, history of medicine and medical math. This course is not
required to progress to other HS courses.
Sciences I consists of 17 units that cover information related to
anatomy and physiology of the body. Students participate in discussions
and classroom lecture. An additional component to this course involves
students doing hands-on activities to reinforce the theory on the
function of the human body such as making a "lung".
Sciences II consists units that deal with patient communication, legal
and ethical issues in healthcare, diagnostic skills, infection control,
employability skills, to name a few. Students will be CPR and First Aid
certified during this class.
consists of patient care units and skills practice in the classroom.
Students will apply skills and knowledge in the clinical setting.
Students are able to take a board exam for certification once they have
completed classroom and clinical components.
Overall, Health Sciences allow students
to explore areas in the fields of healthcare and medicine. Course
offerings are rigorous and reflect the high standards that must be
maintained for workers in the health care field.
Policy: In compliance with Federal Law, Buncombe County Schools
admininsters all education programs including its Career and Technical
Education Programs, employment, activities and admissions without
discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color,
religion, national origin, age or disability.