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Health Science & Technology: Course Description

Health Science and Technology I




Course# 829, Grade 11, 2 Credits (RS), Year

Health Science Technology is a two-year program for juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field. During the first year, we will concentrate on establishing a strong foundation in anatomy and physiology, safety issues, infection control and career exploration. Students are eligible to receive 3 college credits in medical terminology from Manchester Community College. Classroom activities include: lecture, poster presentations, internet projects, competitive games, anatomy labs and audio- visual learning related to diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Skills component includes: vision and hearing testing, vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure), gown, glove and hand-washing techniques as well as training in taking EKGs. Students interested in pursuing any career in healthcare would benefit greatly from this course.

Prerequisite: Grade of B- or better in Biology or Microbiology and Biomedical Science 1.

Health Science and Technology II




Course# 832, Grade 12, 2 Credits, Year


Course# 830, Grade 12, 2 Credits, Year


Course# 831, Grade 12, 2 Credits, Year

Health Science Technology 2 continues with the completion of studies in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, infectious disease, and safety training. American Heart Association CPR certification is provided to all level two students. During second semester, students choose to participate in one of three clinical rotations: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Licensed Nursing Assistant (NA), or Allied Health Community Internship (MA). The EMT and NA program require both classroom and clinical rotations at the Salem Fire Department or the Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital. These rotations will require some weekend and evening clinical hours. Upon successful completion of the EMT or NA program, and the corresponding state licensing exam, licensing will occur. Students in the Nursing Assistant program (NA) are responsible for coordinating and assisting with an annual blood drive. Students enrolled in the Allied Health Community Internship program (MA) require both classroom hours and a four month clinical rotation in the community with a preceptor of their choice. A clinical interview with the clinical preceptor is required for all students. At the end of the semester, students will have approximately 60 clinical hours of experience. Available community sites include agencies specializing in radiology, pharmacology, internal medicine, dental health, physical or occupational therapy and veterinary medicine. Health Science Technology promotes responsibility, leadership, maturity, communication skills and professional behavior.

Prerequisite: Grade of B- or better in HST 1 and teacher recommendation. Successful completion of HST 1 and HST 2 satisfies the graduation requirement for health. Requirements: EMT course: EMT book and uniform approximate cost $150.00 – NA course: book and uniform approximate cost $100.00 – financial aid is available. Additional cost of approximately $100.00 for students who pursue state licensing. NA students are required to have a flu vaccine and pass a drug test prior to clinical. Name tag and immunization records with updated PPD within the year are also required.