Courses of Study : Career Tech: Health Science

Essential Workforce Skills and Professionalism
Health Science (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Health Promotion and Wellness
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1 ) Analyze an individual's health status to determine placement on the health-illness continuum.

•  Comparing passive and active strategies of health promotion
Examples: passive—fluoridation of drinking water, fortification of homogenized milk with vitamin D

-  active—smoking cessation, weight control, medical check-up

•  Outlining positive health promotion practices related to each body system
Examples: integumentary system—skin self-examination, sunscreen application

-  cardiovascular system—healthy diet, exercise, blood pressure control, smoking cessation

-  reproductive system—annual mammogram after age forty, prostate examination

Health Science (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Health Promotion and Wellness
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2 ) Distinguish between holistic care and disease-oriented care.

Health Science (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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3 ) Differentiate between acute and chronic illnesses.

Health Science (2009)
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4 ) Analyze social and environmental concerns to determine their effect on personal health and wellness.

Examples: high crime rate and quality of life, air pollution and lung disorders, second-hand smoke and respiratory illnesses, noise pollution and hearing loss, hazardous wastes and carcinogens

Health Science (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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5 ) Distinguish among the levels of Maslow's hierarchy of needs to determine the priority of basic human needs.

Health Science (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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6 ) Identify stages of the Change Model.

Health Science (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Health Promotion and Wellness
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7 ) Identify the components of a client's health history.

Health Science (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
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8 ) Describe the Health Belief Model.

Health Science (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Health Promotion and Wellness
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9 ) Identify internal and external variables that influence health beliefs and practices.

Examples: internal—religion, genetics, developmental stage

-  external—media, peers, socioeconomic background

Health Science (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Health Promotion and Wellness
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10 ) Identify the three levels of prevention in health care delivery systems.

Examples: primary—health education programs, immunizations programs

-  secondary—hearing and vision screening, mammograms

-  tertiary—cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes management classes

Health Science (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Health Promotion and Wellness
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11 ) Explain safety practices required in health care agencies.

Examples: washing hands, wearing plastic gloves during food preparation, practicing proper disposal of hazardous materials