Introduction to Health Occupations

1 Semester
Available to grades: 10,11,12
Prerequisites: None

This course is an introduction to the careers available in health care. Emphasis is on communication skills, job qualifications, educational requirements, and career opportunities for the numerous health care professions. Topics to be discussed will include personal characteristics of health care professionals, medical ethics and laws, nutrition as it relates to disease, and vital signs. Anatomy and physiology will be studied to provide a preliminary background for the terminology needed to proceed to future education in health and medical careers. Resources include speakers and field trips dealing with health and medical careers. Please consult instructor with questions.