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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 (2) 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 Foundations 1-2
This is an introductory course for those interested in pursuing medical and biotechnical careers, or who plan to enroll in an allied health career program. Lab theory, hands-on technological and biotechnological work will be performed in addition to human anatomy and physiology, human diseases, disorders and treatment and medical terminology/ abbreviations. This course prepares students for certification as a lab assistant, EMT, dental assistant, athletic trainer and other allied health or medically related fields or post secondary education. May qualify for dual enrollment credit.

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


Medical Lab Assistant 1-2
In this course, students 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, chemisty, 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
This course is a continuation 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
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 in a career path. Requirements include three weeks of classroom instruction in job preparation and application and 80 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: .5 /Repeatable
Grade: 12
Location: Willow Canyon High School
 

Sports Medicine 1-2
Sports Medicine 1-2 is 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.

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


Sports Medicine Honors 3-4
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapies (Sports Medicine 2) 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.

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


Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Internship
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 80 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: .5 /Repeatable
Grade: 12
Location: All High Schools
 
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