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The Allied Health Services program prepares students to perform technical services involved with planning, organizing, researching, directing and controlling functions and processes related to the provision of select healthcare services. (Each course is a year long divided into two semesters.)

*Students should choose two or more year long courses offered in this program in order to complete a course sequence to be considered a Concentrator
Note: These are the courses that are offered for the current school year. However, classes and locations are based on student enrollment and subject to cancelation if they do not meet minimum participation requirements.


Medical Lab Assistant 1-2
Students will attain skills in phlebotomy procedures, specimen procurement and sample processing, basic laboratory testing, patient processing, medical terminology, office procedures/skills, and medical laboratory techniques. Instruction includes communication, interpersonal and professional skills, appropriate scientific principles of microbiology, chemistry, and hematology integrated into skill development and clinical learning.

Prerequisite: Medical Foundations 1-2Lab assisting student drawing blood from a volunteer
Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Location: Willow Canyon High School


Medical Lab Assistant 3-4 Honors
Students will continue their learning of Medical Laboratory Assistant 1-2 and the culmination of this Allied Health strand. In addition to attaining expertise in phlebotomy procedures and building on the skills developed in the prior course, this course offers hands-on experiences in the classroom lab including capillary punctures, urinalysis and blood smears. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the opportunity to take a National Certification Exam for Phlebotomy Technician (CPT).

Prerequisite: Medical Lab Assistant 1-2
Credit: 1
Grade: 12
Location: Willow Canyon High School


Laboratory Assisting Internship
Students will experience on-the-job training in the Laboratory Assisting career path.This one-semester course will allow CTE students who are currently enrolled in Medical Lab Assisting 3-4 Honors to experience on-the-job training. Requirements include three weeks of classroom instruction in job preparation and application and 60 hours per semester of on the job field work. Artifacts include a complete portfolio, two employer evaluations, two instructor field evaluations, a final, written summary and reflection. Students must provide their own transportation to the internship site.

Prerequisite: Application
Credit: 1
Grade: 12
Location: Willow Canyon High School
 

Medical Foundations 1-2
Students will attain skills in phlebotomy procedures, specimen procurement and sample processing, basic laboratory testing, patient processing, medical terminology, office procedures/skills, and medical laboratory techniques. Instruction includes communication, interpersonal and professional skills, appropriate scientific principles of microbiology, chemistry, and hematology integrated into skill development and clinical learning.

Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Location: All


Sports Medicine 1-2
Students will receive an introductory level course designed for students interested in fields such as athletic training, physical therapy, medicine, and physiology of exercise, biomechanics, and other sports medicine-related fields. Students will practice the concepts of patients’ rights, quality of care, communication skills, teamwork, decision-making and legal and ethical issues. The introductory course includes coursework in the following areas: prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of common sports injuries, health care administration, nutrition and insurance issues. Advanced anatomy including the musculoskeletal, nervous, and circulatory and respiratory system will be emphasized throughout the course. Students will be re-certified in CPR, first aid and Automated External Defibrillation through the American Red Cross. *This course may be offered for dual enrollment credit through Rio Salado Community College pending instructor availability.

Prerequisite: Medical Foundations 1-2
Credit: 1
Grade: 10-12
Location: All High Schools


Sports Medicine Honors 3-4
Students will practice Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapies (Sports Medicine 2) which is designed for students interested in fields such as athletic training, physical therapy, medicine, physiology of exercise, biomechanics, and other sports medicine related fields. The course covers prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of advanced sports injuries, taping and wrapping of injuries, and emergency procedures. In addition, students will practice the concepts of nutrition, sports psychology, rehabilitation with therapeutic modalities, and fitness/conditioning/strength programs. Students will be re-certified in CPR, First Aid, and Automated External Defibrillation through the American Red Cross. Observation hours in various off-campus sports medicine settings will be required, so students must possess a driver’s license, reliable transportation and proof of insurance. Students must get approval from parents, in writing, to ride with licensed classmates. *This course may be offered for dual enrollment credit through Rio Salado Community College pending instructor availability.

Prerequisite: Sports Medicine 1-2, Anatomy and Physiology
Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Location: All High Schools


Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Internship
Students will experience on-the-job training in the Sports Medicine career path. This one-semester course will allow CTE students who have completed the program sequence to experience on-the-job training in a career path. Requirements include three weeks of classroom instruction in job preparation and application and 60 hours per semester of on the job field work. Artifacts include a complete portfolio, two employer evaluations, two instructor field evaluations, a final, written summary and reflection. Students must provide their own transportation to the internship site.

Prerequisite: Application
Credit: 1
Grade: 12
Location: All High Schools
 
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