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A program of the Genesee Intermediate School District
Health Science
Web Image - Health-01.jpgMedical Career Foundations2.jpgMedical Career Foundations (MCF)
This one-year program will incorporate the fundamentals of medical terminology, team building, anatomy and physiology, emergency procedures, and basic clinical skills. Students will utilize local area hospitals and focus on different medical career paths to make an informed career decision.

Nursing – Advanced Studies*
The Nursing program teaches students basic practical personal care skills to prepare them for entry level health care employment. Successful students will be eligible to take the State of Michigan Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification test and seek employment in a healthcare facility as a CNA. Students learn advanced anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, medical math, and CPR to prepare them for a college level nursing program. Students may earn up to seven (7) college credits. Students will need to provide their own transportation to their clinical site.

Health Science Specialty CNA – Advanced Studies*
The CNA program teaches students basic practical personal care skills to prepare them for entry level healthcare employment. Successful students will be eligible to take the State of Michigan Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certification test and seek employment in a healthcare facility as a CNA. Students will need to provide their own transportation to their clinical site.

Allied Health Professionals Advanced Studies*
This second-year program will appeal to students wishing to pursue a career in a health care field. This course provides an Online Pharmacy Technician program that allows students to, upon successful completion and after their 18th birthday, take the national exam for Certified Pharmacy Technician. This program also offers a Dental Hygienist program for students wishing to pursue that career. Students will need to provide their own transportation to their work based learning site.

Emergency Medical Concepts.jpgEmergency Medical Concepts
This course covers an extensive volume of medical terminology and details comparative anatomy and physiology with associated pathology. This is a comprehensive course that also covers Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, legal and ethical issues, medical emergencies, trauma, infants, and children. It will provide the basic concepts of emergency care and will be beneficial for students who wish to pursue careers in the healthcare field.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)*
This course covers introduction to emergency care, EMT wellbeing, medical legal and ethical issues, the human body, baseline vital signs, sample history, American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and automated external defibrillator, airway management, and scene size up. The student will also learn about initial assessment, focused history for the medical and trauma patients, detailed physical exams, and focused physical exams. The course will also provide an understanding about pharmacology, and respiratory, cardiovascular, and diabetic emergencies. Students will also have a 24 hour field internship riding with an ambulance service, and 24 hours of observation time in a hospital emergency room setting. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to test for national EMT certification, once they reach the age of 18.

Sports Medicine.jpgSports Medicine
This course will incorporate the fundamentals of athletic training and physical therapy. Students will study the human body and focus on major joints, their anatomy, common injuries, and basic rehabilitation of injuries. Students will have the opportunity to compete in Health Occupations Students of America. Students may choose to take a second year in which they will build on the first-year class and have the opportunity to participate in work based learning. They will also take the information they have learned to complete a career portfolio, and a course project which includes a paper and final presentation. Students will need to provide their own transportation to their work based learning site.

Veterinary Medicine.jpgVeterinary Medicine
This course covers an extensive volume of medical terminology, and details comparative anatomy and physiology with associated pathology. In addition, students will cover units in asepsis, infection control, zoonotic diseases, animal handling, basic animal health care, the human animal bond, legal obligations, ethics, safety, employability, and practice management. Students will have the opportunity to interact with live animals, attend a field trip, and participate in Health Occupations Students of America. Successful students who elect to take a second year will cover many advanced topics in veterinary medicine including emergency care, large animal restraint and handling, principles of surgical nursing, wound management, clinical chemistry and serology, hematology, fluid therapy, pharmacology, parasitology, medical math, and advanced study projects. Students also attend field trips and spend four weeks each semester working at a clinical site. Students will need to provide their own transportation to their work based learning site.

Forensic Science.jpgForensic Science
This course will focus on using scientific evidence and technology in a problem solving manner in order to learn how to solve crimes. Students will perform physical and chemical laboratory experiments in order to process mock crime scenes and analyze physical evidence. This course involves laboratory experiments, case study analysis, safety skill demonstrations, and mock crime scene processing. The subject areas will cover entomology, fingerprinting, document examination, psychology, pathology, crime scene analysis, physical evidence, blood spatter analysis, ballistics, and criminalistics. The second year Forensic Science class will incorporate the fundamentals of biomedical and scientific research career exploration. Students will focus on advanced laboratory and technology skills. The subject areas will include toxicology, DNA analysis, disease detectives and epidemiology public health careers, environmental forensics, car accident reconstruction, arson investigation, and bioterrorism defense. This course will incorporate anatomy, physics, microbiology, chemistry, and math concepts.

Med Assist.jpgMedical Assistant I
In this course, students get a rare opportunity to receive training through a two-year program that will enable students to be employable upon completion, as well as eligible for state certification. The first half of a two-year program, this class introduces students to the skills and knowledge required for the Medical Assistant Registry. This first year incorporates the fundamentals of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and certifications including CPR, HIPAA, and OSHA. This course provides a strong focus on the curriculum required to function in a medical office in both the administrative (front desk) and clinical (patient care) components. Your own transportation is required for the clinical portion.

Medical Assistant II
This course is the second year of a two-year program. Entry into this course requires successful completion of Medical Assistant I with recommendation of the instructor. In this class, students will continue their professional growth with the addition of advanced skills including venipuncture, electrocardiograms, and medication administration. Students will further their knowledge of insurance medical billing. A clinical externship is a large component of this second year. The clinical experience is designed to reinforce the acquired skills and to meet state certification requirements. Your own transportation is required for the clinical portion.

*Successful completion of a first-year Health Science program is required.

Contact your high school counselor to apply!