Richard McDowell

Health Careers: Explorations and Issues

Health Careers: Exploration and Issues provides students with an introduction to healthcare careers and healthcare themes. Students will communicate with healthcare professionals and visit healthcare delivery systems. Students will explore healthcare issues that impact a variety of communities and the healthcare delivery systems in general. Students will develop related specific job skills including: mathematic skills used in healthcare (Math for Meds), American Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) Certification, CPR Certification (infant, child and adult), and college-level Medical Terminology. Students will reflect on the program activities by writing about their experiences and completing a health research paper in conjunction with their English class.

Anatomy and Physiology

The Physiology/Emergency Medical Technician course focuses on the theoretical knowledge and technical skills necessary for working in the emergency pre-hospital medical field. Key topics include: Human physiology (studied in the context of the emergency management of victims of serious illness or injury), management of a disaster scene, and extrication of medical or trauma victims.