Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.
Courses available at Kodiak High School:
Diversified Health Occupations
Grade Level(s): 10-12; Year-long course
Prerequisite(s): Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology highly recommended.
The Diversified Health Occupations course is designed for high school students who are interested in health-related careers. Students will explore a variety of careers that are available in the Health care industry. Students will research careers with respect to expected job growth, post-secondary education and certifications required, cost of education, schools offering the necessary programs and the expected range of pay that can be expected over a career. Students will study the legal and ethical responsibility of health care workers, as well as industry safety and infection control standards. Nutritional needs for good health and menu development for nutritional restrictions will be discussed. Skills for the industry such as taking vital signs, suturing, and patient care will be introduced. Certification in first aid and CPR will also be available. Second semester will focus on students learning specific skills necessary for a career in the health care career such as but not limited to laboratory assistant, dental assistant, medical assistant, physical therapy, sports medicine, or business administration. Job shadowing and industry internships will be encouraged.
Emergency Medical Technician-B
Grade Level(s): 11-12; (Must turn 18 to take the EMT-B test). Year-long course.
The Emergency Medical Technician course prepares the EMT student to provide prehospital assessment and care for patients of all ages with a variety of medical conditions and traumatic injuries. Areas of study include an introduction to emergency medical services systems, roles and responsibilities of EMTs, anatomy and physiology, medical emergencies, trauma, special considerations for working in the prehospital setting, and providing patient transportation. Teaching-Learning Methods: Teaching-learning methods in this course may include, but are not limited to, assigned readings, presentations, discussion, critical thinking exercises, labs, and class activities. Evaluation procedures include quizzes, written examinations, and assignments.
Grade Level(s): 11-12; Year-long course
Prerequisite(s): Biology. Students may opt for Career Tech or .5 Health/.5 Career Tech credit.
Students will study medical terminology including the analysis and origin of word roots, prefixes and suffixes. By understanding the word components, the students will be able to build, spell and define medical words. Course content will be presented by body systems focusing on terms for anatomy, diagnostic, laboratory and medical specialties. Medical Terminology includes the use of a medical dictionary, word pronunciation and abbreviations.