• Principles of Health Science

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7426                       9-10                        1

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: The Principles of Health Science course is designed to provide an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems of the healthcare industry. 

     

     

    Medical Terminology

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7427                       9-12                        1

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: The Medical Terminology course is designed to introduce students to the structure of medical terms, including prefixes, suffixes, word roots, singular and plural forms, and medical abbreviations. The course allows students to achieve comprehension of medical vocabulary appropriate to medical procedures, human anatomy and physiology, and pathophysiology. 

     

     

    Health Science Theory

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7429                       10-12                     1

    Prerequisites: Principles of Health Science and Biology

    Description: The Health Science Theory course is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers. Students will employ hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development. 

     

     

    Practicum in Health Science (First Time Taken)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7435                       11-12                     2

    Prerequisites: Principles of Health Science, Health Science Theory, and Biology

    Description: This course is designed to provide for the development of multi-occupational knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development. 

     

     

    Anatomy and Physiology

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7455                       10-12                     1

    Prerequisites: Biology and A Second Science Credit

    Description: The Anatomy and Physiology course is designed for students to conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students in Anatomy and Physiology will study a variety of topics, including the structure and function of the human body and the interaction of body systems for maintaining homeostasis. This course must include at least 40% laboratory investigation and fieldwork using appropriate scientific inquiry and counts as a science credit.

     

     

    Medical Microbiology

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7670                       11-12                     1

    Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry, Recommended a Course from The Health Science Career Cluster

    Description: The Medical Microbiology course is designed to explore the microbial world, studying topics such as pathogenic and nonpathogenic microorganisms, laboratory procedures, identifying microorganisms, drug resistant organisms, and emerging diseases.

     

     

    Pathophysiology

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7456                       11-12                          1

    Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry Recommended, a Course from The Health Science Career Cluster

    Description: The Pathophysiology course is designed for students to conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students in Pathophysiology will study disease processes and how humans are affected. Emphasis is placed on prevention and treatment of disease. Students will differentiate between normal and abnormal physiology. The course must include at least 40% laboratory investigation and fieldwork using appropriate scientific inquiry and counts as a science credit.

     

     

    World Health Research

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7672                       11-12                          1

    Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry, Recommended a Course from The Health Science Career Cluster

    Description: The World Health Research course is designed to examine major world health problems and emerging technologies as solutions to these medical concerns. It is designed to improve students' understanding of the cultural, infrastructural, political, educational, and technological constraints and inspire ideas for appropriate technological solutions to global medical care issues.

     

     

    Pharmacology

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7793                       11-12                          1

    Prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry, Recommended a Course from The Health Science Career Cluster

    Description: The Pharmacology course is designed to study how natural and synthetic chemical agents such as drugs affect biological systems. Knowledge of the properties of therapeutic agents is vital in providing quality health care. It is an everchanging, growing body of information that continually demands greater amounts of time and education from health care workers. 

     

     

    Health Informatics

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7795                       11-12                          1

     

    Prerequisites: Business Management I and Medical Terminology

    Description: The Health Informatics course is designed to provide knowledge of one of the fastest growing areas in both academic and professional fields. The large gap between state of the art computer technologies and the state of affairs in health care information technology has generated demand for information and health professionals who can effectively design, develop, and use technologies such as electronic medical records, patient monitoring systems, and digital libraries, while managing the vast amount of data generated by these systems.

     

     

    Mathematics Medical Professionals

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    6171                       11-12                          1

    Prerequisites: Algebra I and Geometry

    The Mathematics for Medical

    Description: Professionals course is designed to serve as the driving force behind the Texas essential knowledge and skills for mathematics, guided by the college and career readiness standards. By embedding statistics, probability, and finance, while focusing on fluency and solid understanding in medical mathematics, students will extend and apply mathematical skills necessary for health science professions. Course content consists primarily of high school level mathematics concepts and their applications to health science professions.

     

     

    Principles of Biomedical Science (PLTW)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7716                         9                              1

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: The Principles of Biomedical Science (PBS)- PLTW course provides an introduction to biomedical science through hands-on projects and problems. Students investigate concepts of biology and medicine as they explore health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. They will determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional woman as they sequentially piece together evidence found in her medical history and her autopsy report. Students will investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the woman’s life and demonstrate how the development of disease is related to changes in human body systems.

     

     

    Human Body Systems (PLTW)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7717                          10                           1

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: Students examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a skeletal Maniken®; use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration; and take on the roles of biomedical professionals to solve real world medical cases.

     

     

    Medical Interventions (PLTW)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7714                          11                           1

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: Students follow the life of a fictitious family as they investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Students explore how to detect and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; evaluate cancer treatment options; and prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. Through real-world cases, students are exposed to a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics.

     

     

    Biomedical Innovation (PLTW)

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7715                          12                           1

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: Students build on the knowledge and skills gained from previous courses to design innovative solutions for the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century. Students address topics ranging from public health and biomedical engineering to clinical medicine and physiology. They have the opportunity to work on an independent design project with a mentor or advisor from a university, medical facility, or research institution.

     

     

    Speech and Language Development

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7577                       10-12                          1

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: This course is designed to provide understanding of typical development of advanced knowledge and skills related to speech and language acquisition and growth of typically developing children. Students explore the basic human communication processes, including the biological, neurological, psychological, developmental and cultural bases of human communication expressed both nonverbally and verbally through speech production. 

     

     

    Speech Communication Disorders

    Course #                 Grade:                   Credit:

    7573                       10-12                         1

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: This course is designed to provide an overview of communication disorders in preschool and school age children and adults in the areas of speech sound production, fluency of speech (stuttering), voice, and language. Students will explore etiology, identification and treatment of these communication disorders. (Townview)

     

     

    Introduction to Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

    Course #                 Grade:                    Credit:

    7583                       10-12                           1

    Prerequisites: None

    Description: This course is designed to provide an overview of the professions that specialize in communication disorders, speech language pathology, audiology, and hearing. Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of communication disorders and differences, including their etiologies, characteristics, anatomical/physical, acoustic, psychological, developmental, and cultural and linguistic parameters.