To access Quick Links, visit our text-only version.

. Public Schools of North Carolina . . State Board of Education . . Department Of Public Instruction .

HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAMS OF STUDY

NOTE :: Various file formats are used on this page that may require download. If larger than 1mb, it will take longer to download. For instructions or more information, please visit our download page.


Biomedical Technology
Course Number: 7200
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 30
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-180
Course blueprint: Summer 2004 (pdf, 110kb)
Prerequisite: None
Description:
This course challenges students to investigate current medical and health care practices using technology and advances in health care research. Topics include ethics, forensic medicine, infectious diseases, organ transplants, cell biology and cancer, and biomedical research. English language arts and science are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


CTE Advanced Studies
Course Number: 8595
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 25
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster
Description:
This culminating course is for juniors and seniors who have earned two technical credits, one of which is a completer course, in one Career Cluster. The Advanced Studies course must augment the content of the completer course and prepare students for success in transitioning to postsecondary education and future careers. Students work under the guidance of a teacher with expertise in the content of the completer course in collaboration with community members, business representatives, and other school-based personnel. The four parts of the course include writing a research paper, producing a product, developing a portfolio, and delivering a presentation. Students demonstrate their abilities to use 21st century skills. DECA (an association for Marketing Education students), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), FFA, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), SkillsUSA, and Technology Student Association (TSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


CTE Apprenticeship
Course Number: 8596
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: NA
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Prerequisite: Two technical credits in one Career Cluster
Description:
Students who participate in apprenticeships or pre-apprenticeships through the North Carolina Department of Labor, Apprenticeship and Training Bureau can also earn CTE credit while they earn hours and experience toward an adult apprenticeship leading to a completed journeyman certificate. This course is appropriate for occupations that do not require a college degree but require a high level of skill and knowledge.


CTE Career and College Promise I
Course Number: 8598
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: NA
Recommended Hours of Instruction: NA
Prerequisite: None
Description:
Career and College Promise provides a way for any North Carolina high school student in good academic standing who meets eligibility requirements to take community college courses while still in high school. Students can combine high school and postsecondary courses to earn a credential, certificate, or diploma in a technical field and meet requirements for CTE concentration. Credit may be transferrable to another North Carolina community college, to UNC System institutions, and to many of the stateÕs independent colleges and universities. Students should work with their school counselor to determine what CTE pathways are available at their local community college or in what other ways they can access this program.


CTE Career and College Promise II
Course Number: 8599
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: NA
Recommended Hours of Instruction: NA
Prerequisite: None
Description:
Career and College Promise provides a way for any North Carolina high school student in good academic standing who meets eligibility requirements to take community college courses while still in high school. Students can combine high school and postsecondary courses to earn a credential, certificate, or diploma in a technical field and meet requirements for CTE concentration. Credit may be transferrable to another North Carolina community college, to UNC System institutions, and to many of the stateÕs independent colleges and universities. Students should work with their school counselor to determine what CTE pathways are available at their local community college or in what other ways they can access this program.


CTE Internship
Course Number: 8597
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: NA
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Prerequisite: None
Description:
A CTE Internship allows for additional development of career and technical competencies within a general career field. Internships allow students to observe and participate in daily operations, develop direct contact with job personnel, ask questions about particular careers, and perform certain job tasks. This activity is exploratory and allows the student to get hands-on experience in a number of related activities. The teacher, student, and the business community jointly plan the organization, implementation, and evaluation of an internship, regardless of whether it is an unpaid or paid internship.


Exploring Biotechnology in Health Science
Course Number: 7205
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 30
Recommended Hours of Instruction: Local decision
Course blueprint: Summer 2004 (pdf, 44kb)
Prerequisite: None
Description:
This course introduces students to biotechnology. Topics include medical math, safety issues, cellular design, biomedical research, bioethics, and careers in biotechnology. English language arts and science are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Health Science I
Course Number: 7240
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 30
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2012 (pdf, 242kb)
Prerequisite: None
Description:
This course focuses on human anatomy, physiology and human body diseases and disorders, and biomedical therapies. Students will learn about health care careers within the context of human body systems. Projects, teamwork, and demonstrations serve as instructional strategies that reinforce the curriculum content. English language arts and science are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. Biology is recommended as preparation for this course.


Health Science II
Course Number: 7242
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 20
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2011 (pdf, 27kb)
Prerequisite: Health Science I OR PLTW Human Body Systems
Description:
This course is designed to help students expand their understanding of financing and trends of health care agencies, fundamentals of wellness, legal and ethical issues, concepts of teamwork, and effective communication. Students will learn health care skills, including current CPR and first aid training. English language arts and science are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include internship, mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


Health Team Relations
Course Number: 7210
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 30
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2005 (pdf, 92kb)
Prerequisite: None
Description:
This course is designed to assist potential health care workers in their role and function as health team members. Topics include terminology, the history of health care, health care agencies, ethics, legal responsibilities, careers, holistic health, human needs, change, cultural awareness, communication, medical math, leadership, and career decision making. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning, field trips, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. English language arts and social studies are reinforced in this course. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills to authentic experiences.


Nursing Fundamentals
Course Number: 7243
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 10
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 270-300
Course blueprint: Summer 2011 (pdf, 28kb)
Prerequisite: Health Science II
Description:
This course is designed for students interested in medical careers where personal care and basic nursing skills are used. This course is an enhanced adaptation of the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) Nurse Aide I (NAI) curriculum and helps prepare students for the National Nurse Aide Assessment (NNAAP). Students who pass the NNAAP become listed on the NC NAI Registry. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include a required clinical internship in a long-term care agency. Healthcare agencies may require testing for tuberculosis and/or other diseases and a criminal record check for felonies related to drugs. Cooperative education is not available for this course. HOSA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. Enrollment is limited per North Carolina Board of Nursing (BON) Administrative Rule 21 NCAC 36.0318(i), which requires the ratio of teacher to nurse aide students be 1:10 or less while in the clinical area. DHSR applies BON Rule to the classroom training area.


Pharmacy Technician
Course Number: 7232
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 20
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: Summer 2010 (pdf, 24kb) 3
Prerequisite: Health Science II
Description:
This course has self-paced, on-line instruction designed to prepare high school seniors for a pharmacy technician career. Topics included in this course are federal law, medication used in major body systems, calculations, and pharmacy operations. Mathematics is reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include an apprenticeship, cooperative education, internship, or mentorship. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. This course is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (APCE). Upon successful completion of this course and after graduation, the student is eligible to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) exam.


PLTW Biomedical Innovations
Course Number: 7273
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 20
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: 3rd party 3
Prerequisite: PLTW Medical Interventions
Description:
This course allows students to apply their knowledge and skills to answer questions or solve problems related to biomedical sciences. Students design innovative solutions to the health care challenges of the 21st century. Students work on independent projects and may work with a mentor in the healthcare industry. English language arts and science are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include internship, mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


PLTW Human Body Systems
Course Number: 7271
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 20
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: 3rd party 3
Prerequisite: PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences
Description:
In this course students examine the human body systems, design experiments and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions and often play the role of the biomedical professional. English language arts and science are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


PLTW Medical Interventions
Course Number: 7272
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 20
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: 3rd party 3
Prerequisite: PLTW Human Body Systems
Description:
This course allows students to investigate the interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. It is a ÒHow-ToÓ manual for maintaining overall health. English language arts and science are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.


PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences
Course Number: 7270
Recommended Maximum Enrollment: 20
Recommended Hours of Instruction: 135-150
Course blueprint: 3rd party 3
Prerequisite: None
Description:
This course is designed for students to investigate the human body systems and various health conditions. They determine factors that lead to the death of a fictional person and investigate lifestyle choices. English language arts and science are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

Notes:

A:Adopted from another source, contact program area for more information on ordering
R:Reformatted but not otherwise revised
P:Pilot
D:Draft
L:Leadership objectives revised
OL:Outline

1:Curriculum guide not available in electronic format.
2:Alternative forms of curriculum products will be distributed
3:A complete package is available commercially
4:Draft or pilot blueprint are provided for review purposes only.
 Contact program area for piloting opportunities.
5:Use objectives from other T&I Education courses (See Standard Course of Study)
6:Bank not yet validated; released in pilot form.
7:Students enrolled in course should be tested with performance assessments
 and industry certification exams.

 
 
Status of Curriculum Materials
Programs of Study
FFA: Agricultural Education
Classroom Resources
Status of Curriculum Materials
Programs of Study
FBLA: Business, Finance and Information Technology
Classroom Resources
Status of Curriculum Materials
Programs of Study
Classroom Resources
Status of Curriculum Materials
Programs of Study
FCCLA: Family Consumer Sciences
Classroom Resources
Status of Curriculum Materials
Programs of Study
HOSA: Health Science
Classroom Resources
Status of Curriculum Materials
Programs of Study
DECA: Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Classroom Resources
Status of Curriculum Materials
Programs of Study
TSA: Technology Engineering and Design
Classroom Resources
Status of Curriculum Materials
Programs of Study
Skills USA: Trade and Industrial
Classroom Resources