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Welcome to Texas Health Science!

Health Science is a secondary career education program for students interested in pursuing a career in health care. Every Health Science program provides students with opportunities to explore a variety of health careers and make realistic and satisfying career choices. Whether a student is skilled in scientific research and design, clinical laboratory procedures, written and verbal communication skills, or is skilled in caring for people, career options are available to match these individual interests and abilities.


PEIMS # 13020200 Principles of Health Science Freshman or Sophomore year
Grade Placement: 9-12
Credit: ½-1

(1) The Principles of Health Science provides an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems of the health care industry. (2) To pursue a career in the health science industry, students should learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Students should recognize that quality health care depends on the ability to work well with others. (3) The health science industry is comprised of diagnostic, therapeutic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems that function individually and collaboratively to provide comprehensive health care. Students should identify the employment opportunities, technology and safety requirements of each system. Students are expected to apply the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a health science career through further education and employment. (4) Professional integrity in the health science industry is dependent on acceptance of ethical and legal responsibilities, recognize limitations, and understand the implications of their actions.
Meets the requirements for ½ credit of Health
Recommended Prerequisites: None

PEIMS # 13020400 Health Science Sophomore or Junior year
Grade Placement: 9-12
Credit(s): 1-2
(1) The Health Science course is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers. Students will have hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development. The course may be taught by different methodologies such as clinical rotation and career preparation learning. (2) To pursue a career in the health science industry, students should recognize, learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Students should recognize that quality health care depends on the ability to work well with others. (3) The health science industry is comprised of diagnostic, therapeutic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development
systems that function individually and collaboratively to provide comprehensive health care. Students should identify the employment opportunities, technology, and safety requirements of each system. Students are expected to apply the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a health science career through further education and employment.
(4) Professional integrity in the health science industry is dependent on acceptance of ethical and legal responsibilities. Studentsare expected to employ their ethical and legal responsibilities, recognize limitations, and understand the implications of theiractions.

Recommended Prerequisites:
Principles of Health Science
Biology


PEIMS # 13020300 Medical Terminology Junior or Senior year (with approval of the teacher
Credit: ½
Grade Placement: 9-12
(1) This course is designed to introduce students to the structure of medical terms, including prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, and singular and plural forms, plus medical abbreviations and acronyms. The course allows students to achieve comprehension of medical vocabulary appropriate to medical procedures, human anatomy and physiology, and pathophysiology. (2) To pursue a career in health science, students should learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Students should understand that quality health care depends on the ability to work well with others.(3) The health science industry is comprised of diagnostic, therapeutic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems that function individually and collaboratively to provide comprehensive health care. Students should identify the employment
opportunities, technology, and safety requirements of each system. Students are expected to learn the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a health science career through further education and employment.
(4) Professional integrity in the health science industry is dependent on acceptance of ethical and legal responsibilities. Students are expected to employ their ethical and legal responsibilities and limitations and understand the implications of their actions.

Recommended Prerequisite: None
Principles of Health Science (Recommended)
Health Science (Recommended)
Biology (Recommended)


PEIMS # 13020500 Practicum in Health Science (Jr. Year) Junior year, by application only and approval of the teacher
Credit(s): 1-3
(1) The Practicum is designed to give students practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience.
(2) To pursue a career in the health science industry, students should learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Students should recognize that quality health care depends on the ability to work well with others. (3) The health science industry is comprised of diagnostic, therapeutic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems that function individually and collaboratively to provide comprehensive health care. Students should identify the employment
opportunities, technology, and safety requirements of each system. Students are expected to apply the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a health science career through further education and employment.
(4) Professional integrity in the health science industry is dependent on acceptance of ethical and legal responsibilities. Students are expected to employ their ethical and legal responsibilities and limitations and understand the implications
of their actions.

Principles of Health Health Science
Biology
Criminal Background check (Required)
Medical Terminology (Recommended)
Anatomy & Physiology (Recommended)


PEIMS # 13020510 Practicum in Health Science (Sr. Year) Senior year, by application only and approval of the teacher
Credit(s): 1-3
(1) The Practicum is designed to give students practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience.
(2) To pursue a career in the health science industry, students should learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Students should recognize that quality health care depends on the ability to work well with others. (3) The health science industry is comprised of diagnostic, therapeutic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems that function individually and collaboratively to provide comprehensive health care. Students should identify the employment
opportunities, technology, and safety requirements of each system. Students are expected to apply the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a health science career through further education and employment.
(4) Professional integrity in the health science industry is dependent on acceptance of ethical and legal responsibilities. Students are expected to employ their ethical and legal responsibilities and limitations and understand the implications
of their actions.

Principles of HealthHealth Science
Practicum in Health Science (Jr. Year)
Biology
Criminal Background check (Required)
Medical Terminology (Recommended)
Anatomy & Physiology (Recommended)