• Healthcare Science
     
    Victoria Neurath
     
     
     
     
    Therapeutic Services (Nursing) Career Pathway

    (Non-traditional pathway for males)

    25.5210091                 *INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE SCIENCE                                  

     

    Introduction to Healthcare Science is a foundations course for the Therapeutic Services Career Pathway. It is appropriate for students wishing to pursue a career in the Healthcare Industry. The course will enable students to receive initial exposure to Healthcare Science skills and attitudes applicable to the healthcare industry. The concepts of health, wellness, and preventative care are evaluated, as well as, ethical and legal responsibilities of today’s healthcare provider. Fundamental healthcares skills development is initiated including medical terminology, microbiology, and basic life support. Students are required to meet both national and intrastate professional guidelines as designated by applicable regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC). Mastery of these standards through project based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical student organization -Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) will provide students with a competitive edge for either entry into the healthcare global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training. This course is considered broad-based with high impact and is a prerequisite for all Healthcare Science Education courses.   
     
    This is the required introductory course in this career pathway.
     

    25.5220092                 *APPLICATION OF THERAPEUTIC SERVICES                                   

     

    Applications of Therapeutic Services is an intermediate course for the Therapeutic Services Career Pathway and is designed to provide an overall framework of basic skills utilized in the provision of direct client care. Monitoring and evaluating client status includes assessment techniques such as vital signs, as well as, the application of mathematical concepts appropriate to clinical expectations and/or work-based learning. The function and fundamental pathophysiology of each body system is evaluated prior to community first aid and basic life support techniques which are expanded to include rescue skills for infants and children. Students continue with the development of individual career portfolios utilizing postsecondary program research, employability skills, and /or work based learning and may receive recognition for their accomplishments through a variety of venues locally, regionally, and nationally such as the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), and the National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education (NCHSTE). Upon completion of this course and pre-requisites students who successfully master these standards will be eligible to sit for a National Certificate of Proficiency or Mastery, issued in partnership between NCHSTE and National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI).  
     
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Healthcare Science 25.521009.
     

    25.5610093                 *NURSING ESSENTIALS    (Career Academy Only)                      

     

    This course is designed to provide students interested in the Therapeutic Services Pathway’s Career Specialty Nursing with entry level skills most commonly associated with the entry level career title Nursing Assistant. Twenty-four (24) hours of clinical experience under the supervision of the instructor (s) in a nursing home are required.  Clinicals will be scheduled in eight-hour shifts on weekends.  Students not successfully completing the clinical will not be eligible to take the state exam mentioned on the next page. The students are required to meet both national and intrastate professional guidelines as designated by applicable regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), Center for Disease Control (CDC), the department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with a specific focus on the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act 1987 (OBRA), and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). This course with prerequisites meets the Certified Nurse Assistant curriculum content as specified by the Georgia Medical Care Foundation. Students meeting all academic, attendance, and age requirement may elect to sit for the Georgia Registry’s Examination. Successful completion of the Georgia Registry Examination allows students to seek employment in the state of Georgia as a Certified Nursing Assistant.   Students passing the Georgia Registry’s Examination will receive the certification when they reach the age of 18.  Prerequisites:   Introduction to Healthcare Science 25.5210091 and Applications of Therapeutic Services 25.5220092.

     

    NOTE:  Students enrolling in the Therapeutic Services - Nursing Career Pathway must realize that background information regarding discipline or law enforcement infractions may limit participation in the program concentration.  Students with medical conditions, including pregnancy that may create a liability situation for an employer, will receive an alternate assignment in lieu of the clinical lab experience.  Also, due to off-campus laboratory experiences, students enrolling in this course must possess a valid driver’s license and have their own personal transportation.  A copy of the driver’s license and proof of insurance will be required before leaving campus.

     
     
     
    Therapeutic Services Medical Services Career Pathway

    (Non-traditional pathway for males)

     
    25.5210091                 *INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE SCIENCE                                  

     

    Introduction to Healthcare Science is a foundations course for the Therapeutic Services Career Pathway. It is appropriate for students wishing to pursue a career in the Healthcare Industry. The course will enable students to receive initial exposure to Healthcare Science skills and attitudes applicable to the healthcare industry. The concepts of health, wellness, and preventative care are evaluated, as well as, ethical and legal responsibilities of today’s healthcare provider. Fundamental healthcares skills development is initiated including medical terminology, microbiology, and basic life support. Students are required to meet both national and intrastate professional guidelines as designated by applicable regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC). Mastery of these standards through project based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical student organization -Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) will provide students with a competitive edge for either entry into the healthcare global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training. This course is considered broad-based with high impact and is a prerequisite for all Healthcare Science Education courses.  
     
    This is the required introductory course in this career pathway.
     

    25.5220092                 *APPLICATION OF THERAPEUTIC SERVICES            

                                       

    Applications of Therapeutic Services is an intermediate course for the Therapeutic Services Career Pathway and is designed to provide an overall framework of basic skills utilized in the provision of direct client care. Monitoring and evaluating client status includes assessment techniques such as vital signs, as well as, the application of mathematical concepts appropriate to clinical expectations and/or work-based learning. The function and fundamental pathophysiology of each body system is evaluated prior to community first aid and basic life support techniques which are expanded to include rescue skills for infants and children. Students continue with the development of individual career portfolios utilizing postsecondary program research, employability skills, and /or work based learning and may receive recognition for their accomplishments through a variety of venues locally, regionally, and nationally such as the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), and the National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education (NCHSTE). Upon completion of this course and pre-requisites students who successfully master these standards will be eligible to sit for a National Certificate of Proficiency or Mastery, issued in partnership between NCHSTE and National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI).  

     
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Healthcare Science 25.5210091.
     

    25.5250094                 GENERAL MEDICINE     (Career Academy)         

                                       

    The course is designed to offer students (preferably upper classmen -juniors or seniors) the opportunity to become effective and efficient multi-skilled healthcare providers as they develop a working knowledge of each of the major departments of the average acute care setting/hospital, including but not limited to: Orthopedics, Cardiology, Diagnostic Imaging, MedSurg, Gastroenterology, Urology, and Customer Care Services. Students focusing on a career path in medicine (Pre-Med) or on a career in one of the ancillary departments noted above will apply classroom/lab knowledge and skills in the clinical setting as they participate in direct client care. The work-based learning strategy appropriate for this course is a minimum 40-hour clinical practicum. Clinicals will be scheduled in eight-hour shifts on weekends.  Prerequisites: Introduction to Healthcare Science 25.5210091 and Applications of Therapeutic Services 25.5220092

     

    NOTE:  Students enrolling in the Therapeutic Services - Medical Services Career Pathway must realize that background information regarding discipline or law enforcement infractions may limit participation in the program concentration.  Students with medical conditions, including pregnancy that may create a liability situation for an employer, will receive an alternate assignment in lieu of the clinical lab experience.  Also, due to off-campus laboratory experiences, students enrolling in this course must possess a valid driver’s license and have their own personal transportation.  A copy of the driver’s license and proof of insurance will be required before leaving campus.

     

     

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    HEALTH INFORMATICS CAREER PATHWAY
    (Non-traditional pathway for males)
     
    25.5210091                 *INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE SCIENCE                                  

     

    Introduction to Healthcare Science is a foundations course for the Therapeutic Services Career Pathway. It is appropriate for students wishing to pursue a career in the Healthcare Industry. The course will enable students to receive initial exposure to Healthcare Science skills and attitudes applicable to the healthcare industry. The concepts of health, wellness, and preventative care are evaluated, as well as, ethical and legal responsibilities of today’s healthcare provider. Fundamental healthcares skills development is initiated including medical terminology, microbiology, and basic life support. Students are required to meet both national and intrastate professional guidelines as designated by applicable regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC). Mastery of these standards through project based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical student organization -Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) will provide students with a competitive edge for either entry into the healthcare global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training. This course is considered broad-based with high impact and is a prerequisite for all Healthcare Science Education courses.  
     
    This is the required introductory course in this career pathway.


     
    25.5910092                 *MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY IN HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS
     
    (Career Academy Only)

     

    This course provides students with further development of the fundamentals of medical terminology as it relates to health informatics. Included in this course is a basic study of the disease process with emphasis on diagnosis and treatment in which students are able to enrich the medical terminology study in an applied manner. The knowledge and skills gained this course will provide students entering many aspects of healthcare with a deeper understanding of the application of the language of health and medicine. The course concludes with students demonstrating their abilities to accurately locate and interpret information on clients’ health record, as well as interpreting and transcribing medical orders/reports.


     
    25.5920093                 *APPLICATIONS OF HEALTH INFORMATICS
     
    (Career Academy Only)

     

    In this course, health data content and structure are analyzed in a variety of major healthcare delivery systems. The purpose, utilization, ownership, and evolution of clients’ medical records are analyzed. Medicolegal issues surrounding the management, storage, retrieval, and release of medical records are examined including new legal issues surrounding current electronic and imaging technology developments and trends in health information records management. Health information technology professional accrediting agencies are discussed as students initiate and enhance their professional growth by participating in leadership development activities provided by Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) which are integrated throughout the course. Students will develop health information management career skills utilized within health unit coordination, patient access/admissions, and medical coding. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to apply skills in a healthcare facility setting.


     
     
Last Modified on February 27, 2015