Health Sciences (Washington)

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Southwestern Indiana AHEC


Instructor:  Melanie Graber, RN, Health Sciences Instructor

Email:    Phone:  812-254-8360 ext 2359

Career Clusters:Medical Assistant

7168 Principles of Healthcare 5274 Medical Terminology – NLPS 7164 Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Certifications  Upon Completion of Program: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant ( CCMA ) through NHA, Dementia Care Technical Certificate

Classroom located at:  Washington High School, Washington Indiana

Program Description:  The Health Sciences program provides students with current health care education and basic patient care skills necessary to meet the needs of the health care industry. The student learns basic medical terminology, human anatomy & physiology, diseases/disorders related to the human body systems. The student acquires basic entry-level skills necessary for functioning in the health care industry or for continuing his/her education in health careers. In addition, communication skills, medical career exploration, life skills and employability skills are taught. The program utilizes many health care facilities in the community as extended laboratories and job shadowing sites in conjunction with the traditional classroom. The program is structured to prepare students for a smooth transition into college or the job.

Grade Level: 11th or 12th

Prerequisites: None

Length of Course: 1 year or 2 years – 3 periods per day

Time of Classes: 8:00- 10:45 AM     or     12:15-3:00 PM

HS Credits per semester: 3      HS Credits per year: 6

Dual Credit:  Available through Ivy Tech Community College (See Dual Credit)

Recommended Courses: Sciences, Health Related

Fees: $40.00

Occupations upon completion of class: Environmental Aide, unlicensed position in health care, such as unit clerk, medical records, home health aide, office staff assisting in health care; private duty care giver, restorative aide, unlicensed dental assistant

Additional education/training available at: Indiana University, Ivy Tech, University of Evansville, University of Indianapolis, University of Southern Indiana, and Vincennes University

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