Courses of Study: Health Science


Health Science, Grade 9 - 12, Therapeutic Services, 2009

1.) Explain the historical perspective of selected therapeutic service careers.

2.) Compare roles and responsibilities of personnel in therapeutic service careers.

Examples: job description, salary, education and training, occupational outlook

3.) Describe legal and ethical behaviors required in therapeutic service careers.

4.) Identify human structures and functions as they relate to therapeutic services.

Examples: respiratory system—maintaining an open airway

- musculoskeletal system—range-of-motion exercises

5.) Assess safe practices necessary in therapeutic services.

Examples: evaluating scene, lifting and moving client, using standard precautions

6.) Calculate mathematical operations used in therapeutic services.

Examples: metric system conversion, oxygen tank time

7.) Identify common medications used in therapeutic careers.

Examples: diuretics, antibiotics, bronchodilators

8.) Demonstrate clinical and technical skills necessary in therapeutic services.

Examples: cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), vital signs, bed making, crutch walking

9.) Identify diseases and disorders commonly associated with therapeutic careers.

Examples: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, congestive heart failure (CHF), diabetes

10.) Utilize technology in a therapeutic career setting.

Examples: computer, fax machine