HEALTH SCIENCE Introduction to Health Careers

  • Arcadia
HEALTH SCIENCE Introduction to Health Careers

One of the fastest growing areas of career demand is the healthcare field.  In this course you will explore the origins of health care, careers in health care, legal and ethical issues (client rights, HIPAA regulations, confidentiality), communication in the healthcare system (professionalism, interpersonal and written communication, problem solving, teamwork), infection control, safety practices, body systems, health and wellness, human growth and development, and emergency care. 

This course will involve many hands-on applications such as surgical simulations, filling prescriptions, etc. to examine the many avenues one can take in the medical field. Students will have opportunities to interact with community health organizations and health providers and explore future learning and work possibilities.

Please Note:  Students will be required to be up to date on immunizations and sign confidentiality forms for admittance to local medical facilities for field trips and/or job shadow experiences. 

Transcripted through Chippewa Valley Technical College / Culture of Healthcare / 2.0 credits

Credit: 0.5

Length: (1) Trimester

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Prerequisite: None

Cum Laude Points: Varies by district

Career Cluster(s):


  • 09
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12