The Allied Health Program provides the secondary student with orientation, exploration, and preparation into the health care industry. Courses are sequenced to provide continuous student progress toward achievement of a career goal in any of the Allied Health Cluster Career pathway.
The integration of literacy, numeracy, science, employability, 21st Century and technical skills is a vital component of each course offering.
Courses in this pathway include;
Principles of Health Science
This course is an orientation and foundation course for occupations and functions in any health care profession. It includes knowledge and skills needed by the vast majority of health care workers, and explores health career options, history of health care, ethical and legal responsibilities, leadership development, safety concepts, health care systems and processes, and basic health care skills.
This course focuses on potential emergency situations. It will promote an understanding of the necessary skills needed in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and students can receive certification in CPR after examination.
This course focuses on developing a working knowledge of the medical language. We work on word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots and abbreviations; correct pronunciation, spelling and application rules.
Body Structures and Functions
This course focuses on knowledge of the structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on normalcy. The interactions of all body systems in maintaining homeostasis will promote an understanding of the basic human needs necessary for healthy life.