HEALTH SCIENCES

  • Health Sciences Program Standards

    The completion of the Health Sciences program involves the student’s commitment. Students desiring to enter this program should have a serious-minded interest in the healthcare field. The Health Sciences program is intended to prepare would-be health care workers and to support students in making more knowledgeable choices concerning all health careers & health occupations after graduation from high school.

    Student Evaluations are based on the following:

    1. Academics

      1. Parents will receive written and/or e-mail progress reports every 3 weeks & reports cards at the end of each quarter per Forsyth county schedule.

    2. Attendance

      1. The PowerSchool parent portal can be utilized to inform you of your student’s attendance and will notify you of your student’s absence on a daily bases.

      2. Excessive absences (more than 5 absences per quarter) will endanger the student’s eligibility of advancing to the next level of the Health Sciences program.

    3. Professional Character

      1. Professional Character at all times is a necessity for students to participate in the clinical experience in the Nursing Fundamentals course.

      2. In the event of unprofessional classroom behavior, a Discipline Record Referral (D1) will be written. Any D1 a student receives will impact their opportunity to participate in clinical internships.

    Students who do not pass a prerequisite course with an average of a “C” or better will need to repeat the course and will not be allowed to advance to the next level in the Health Science pathway.

    Health Science I

    This course is designed to help students expand their understanding of human body system structures, functions, pathophysiology and treatments. Students will learn about every human body system. HOSA-Future Health Professionals competitive events, community services, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in Biology

    Health Science II

    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. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course may include internship, mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing. HOSA-Future Health Professionals competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provided the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in Health Science I

    Nursing Fundamental

    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. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include a required clinical internship in a long-term care agency. HOSA-Future Health Professionals competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in Health Science II 

    1. Attendance

      There is no substitute for the uninterrupted personal contact between teachers and students in the classroom environment where learning experiences are carefully planned by the teachers. Students with good attendance generally achieve higher levels of learning than those with poor attendance. The WS/FCS attendance policy states that a student may miss only 5 classes during a grading period (whether or not the absences are excused, prearranged, unexcused, or unlawful). The full WSFCS School Board Policy on Attendance may be viewed on line and/or my website.

       

    2. Professional Character

    All students in the Health Sciences program are expected to maintain professional character at all times; even when under stress with all persons they encounter. Students in the Health Sciences program are expected to display honesty and integrity, show respect for others at all times, and recognizes their limits and knows when to seek help. The Health Sciences student should also demonstrate dependability and responsibility.

    MEDICINE