Health Sciences I & II

Mrs. Johnson is a Registered Nurse who received her Associate Degree from Meridian Community College and Bachelor's Degree from Mississippi University for Women. 
She has been a nurse for 15 years
and a teacher for 10 years.  

"I love teaching students about all the health careers; each day brings a new experience."

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 Health Occupations Students of America
This is the student organization that accompanies Health Sciences. Local HOSA chapters provide programs and activities to help individuals develop their physical, mental, and social well being. Members strengthen their leadership and citizenship abilities through interaction with professional, business and other student organizations. HOSA members have the opportunity to share experiences with other people involved in health occupations. Members build confidence in their own ability to develop skills that will lead to successful employment in the field of health. Members can compete in events at the district, state, and national level as well as attend leadership workshops throughout the year.

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Program Information

Health Science I

May be accepted in lieu of Contemporary Health to meet the graduation requirement for one-half (1/2) Carnegie unit in Health.

Prerequisite: C or better in Biology, C or higher in English (previous year), C or higher in Math (last course taken or specified by instructor)


TABE Reading Score (8th grade or higher) & Instructor Approval


Instructor Approval

The first course of the secondary health science program introduced the student to careers available in the health field, basic anatomy and physiology, and basic patient care skills.  Upon completion of this first year introductory course, the student will be trained to be an entry-level general basic health care assistant and trained in CPR and first aid.  The student will be able to make an informed choice of a health occupation that he/she plans to pursue.  This course is taught for one year, and it earns 2.0 Carnegie Units.  


Healthcare and Clinical Sciences II

Prerequisites: Pass Year 1 with average of 70 or higher, score 50% or higher on the CTE end of year test, C or higher in English (previous year), C or higher in math (last course taken or specified by instructor), application and interview


TABE Reading Score (8th grade or higher) and instructor approval


Instructor approval

The emphasis of the second year is primarily to expose students to advanced skills in the various health occupations and the basic health care sciences.  Students may participate in shadowing experiences in selected health facilities.  Upon completion of the second year advanced course, the student will be trained to work as an entry-level assistant in various health occupations and will be certified in CPR at the health care provider level.  This course is taught for one year, and it earns 2.0 Carnegie Units. 

Health Sciences includes a minimum of 100 hours of clinical-type experience over the two year period.  This clinical-type experience can include tours of health care facilities, guest speakers, laboratory practice/demonstration in the classroom, and observation experiences in medical facilities.