Course Overview
Health 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.  

Health Team 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. 
Health 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". 
Health 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.
Nursing Fundamentals 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.
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