The Health Science Technology course is an introduction to the world of health sciences.
Based on the Health Science National Standards, this course takes students on a journey through various health science experiences bringing them to life in a virtual environment. As they assist patients through each stage of the life span, students will encounter common conditions, treatments, and procedures. Students will apply knowledge of legal and ethical issues, communication, safety practices and teamwork as they practice technical skills with each patient.
Alignment: Health Science National Standards
Target Audience: High school students
Key strategies employed to support students in achieving learning outcomes include:
Lessons include visual, auditory and active experiences to enhance learner retention and transfer. Each lesson includes illustrated content and activities.
Active simulations create a multisensory experience and allow students to explore and practice newly learned skills. Students learn and practice various medical procedures in a risk-free environment, including giving injections, taking vital signs, performing ultrasounds, and other patient assessments.
Immediate and targeted feedback provides instant support and allows students to assess their own performance. Branching pathways are activated based on student performance and interest.
The course is designed for one semester of classroom instruction.
The time to complete a lesson depends on how well a student progresses through the activities. Instructors can customize the course to meet school scheduling needs.