Health Science Career Cluster
Teacher - Jolene Fretwell MSN, RN
Medical Science Courses:
The Nursing Assistant course is a two-credit course which includes instruction in theory, nursing skills lab, and a clinical rotation in a long-term care facility. A basic introduction to the field of long-term care and home health care is provided. After successful completion of the nurse assistant course, the student will meet requirements to take both the written and skills examinations required by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) to be a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in the state of Alabama.
- Foundations of Health Science
A required one-credit course that introduces students to a wide range of health careers. Integrated academics combined with health care knowledge and skills provide the framework for a strong health care delivery system in the twenty-first century. This course is the prerequisite for all the health science courses. It is recommended for students who want to prepare for further study in an array of health-related fields at the postsecondary level.
This course provides students with an opportunity to gain high school credit and college credit. The course allows students to learn medical terminology as they explore the medical field.
Health Science Internship
A one-credit course designed for students in Grade 12. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for becoming a health care worker or for preparing students for postsecondary health care education programs. Theory and laboratory components comprise at least ten percent of the course. Health Science Internship is designed to be completed in a hospital, extended care facility, rehabilitation center, medical office, imagery laboratory, or other health care facility. The prerequisite for the course is Foundations of Health Science.