Medical Education

Medical Education is a must for students who want to go into the medical field or who aren't quite sure yet! 

Overview

You will learn Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, as well as clinical skills that are required for all medical careers. Medical Education students successfully completing the courses in this program may qualify for college credit through Articulation Agreements with various area colleges and universities.

Instructors: Cindy Edwards BSN, AEMT, RN and Jennifer Dixon BSN, RN


Courses

MEDICAL EDUCATION I (5281/2) 

FULL YEAR – 1 CREDIT (GRADES 9-12)

DESCRIPTION: Students will research and explore different healthcare careers through classwork, speakers, and job shadowing experiences. They will learn medical terminology, basic anatomy and first aid skills as they apply their knowledge in earning an American Heart Association CPR/AED/first aid certification. They will explore Healthcare delivery systems, their roles, responsibilities and functions within their healthcare community. Students will gain the understanding of medical ethics and legal practices within healthcare. They will use communication tools to grasp and demonstrate health and wellness skills that promote disease prevention.

MEDICAL EDUCATION II (5291/2)

FULL YEAR – 2 HOURS/2 CREDITS (GRADES 10-12)

DESCRIPTION: Students will continue to research and study different health occupations during this two-hour block class. They will explore several jobs in depth, such as nurse assistant, physical therapy assistant, dental assistant, etc. Students go off site to job shadow at a local area health facility. Students will study Anatomy & Physiology. They will know the various methods of giving and obtaining information using medical terminology. Students will apply technical skills required for all career specialties and demonstrate skills and knowledge as appropriate. In this class students will learn employability skills. Students will learn how to use information technology applications required in the health care field. Students can qualify for our Internship Program through this class. This course can count as a FOURTH YEAR MATH CREDIT. PRERQUISITE: Receiving a C or better in Medical Education I.

MEDICAL EDUCATION III (5311/2)

FULL YEAR – 2 HOURS/2 CREDITS (GRADE 12)

DESCRIPTION: During this two-hour block class, students will continue their studies in Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and students will advance their learning in medical technical skills that will prepare them for the medical field. Students will experience hands-on learning of intravenous catheters, proper blood drawing techniques, types of injections, basic medication, medication administration, lung/heart sounds, Foley catheters, isolation precautions, etc. Students will choose a particular career and study it in depth at a beginning college level. Students also study Dimensional Analysis for Meds and have opportunities for job shadowing to continue their preparation for work in the medical field. Upon completion of their third year of Medical Terminology students may qualify for college credit through Articulation Agreements with various area colleges and universities. Students will be helping to organize a blood drive here at the high school. PREREQUISITE: Receiving a C or better in Medical Education II. This course can count as a FOURTH YEAR MATH CREDIT.