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Health Science, Grade 9 - 12, Foundations of Health Science, 2009

1.) Describe health science pathways and careers.

Examples: therapeutic services, health informatics, support services, biotechnology research and development, diagnostic services

2.) Describe roles and responsibilities of individuals as members of a health care team.

Examples: communication, leadership, adaptability, diversity

3.) Compare health care delivery systems for services, types of facilities, and access to care.

4.) Demonstrate safe work practices in health care, including adherence to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards, observance of emergency procedures and protocol, and knowledge of body mechanics as related to the field of ergonomics.

Examples: washing hands, using personal protective equipment, preparing for fire safety

5.) Identify basic medical symbols and terms, including pronunciations, abbreviations, prefixes, suffixes, and root words.

6.) Describe basic structures and functions of the human body systems.

7.) Use effective communication skills in the field of health care, including addressing clients respectfully.

8.) Use information technology applications required for health science careers.

Examples: using the Internet, transcribing, communicating information

9.) Demonstrate employability traits needed in health science careers.

Examples: personal appearance and hygiene, interpersonal skills, interview skills, completion of job applications

10.) Recognize legal responsibilities, limitations, and implications within the health care delivery setting.

Examples: Patients' Bill of Rights, legal documentation requirements, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

11.) Explain ethical practices and issues required within the health care setting.

12.) Describe fundamentals of health promotion and wellness.

Examples: disease prevention, exercise, proper diet, avoiding at-risk behaviors

13.) Demonstrate common technical skills required in the health care industry.

Examples: assessing vital signs, demonstrating cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), administering first aid, practicing infection control

14.) Use mathematical concepts in a health-related setting.

15.) Create a personal career plan in a chosen health science pathway.

•  Identifying skills needed for personal financial literacy
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