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Health Science Syllabus 


School Year 2015-2016

Welcome to Health Science, I hope you will find this course to be fun, interesting, and informative. This is a foundation course for other courses offered in Health Science. Below you will find the topics that will be covered over the next 18 weeks.


The State Department of Education dictates the Health Science curriculum. Therefore, all students will be given a student competency form that will be updated as the semester progresses. Each student will receive a student competency form that provides detailed information on the curriculum they will be responsible for completing.


Unit 1     Safety (7.2, 7.4, 7.5)

Unit 2     Infection Control (7.1, 7.3, 7.6)

Unit 3     Communication Skills (1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3)

Unit 4     Culture (1.5, 5.5, 6.1)

Unit 5     Heath Occupations Students of America (HOSA) (8.1, 8.2, 8.3)

Unit 6     History of Healthcare (3.1, 3.2)

Unit 7     Careers in Healthcare (4.5)

Unit 8     Employability Skills (4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4)

Unit 9      Legal and Ethical Issues (5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 6.1, 6.2)

Unit 10   Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems (1.4)

Unit 11   Basic Assessment Skills: vital signs, height, weight, etc. (1.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5)

Unit 12   Managing Medical Emergencies (9.1, 9.2)

Unit 13   Medical Terminology (1.3)

Unit 14   “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story”


You will have a minimum of ten major tests during the course and several group projects. You will have a weekly medical terminology quiz. Your grade will be calculated as follows: tests/projects 40%, quizzes 20%, class work 20%, and final exam 20%. Make up work is the student’s responsibility and the teacher will be glad to schedule a time to do any missing work.


I am looking forward to having you in class. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact me at 581-1600 or by email at


Darlene Adkins, M.L.T. (ASCP)




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