health careers

NEISD No. 3244
Course: MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY
Credit: 0.5  Grade Placement: 11-12  Prerequisites: Biology I, and either Integrated Physics & Chemistry, or Chemistry
I  

Course Description: 
This course includes the study of the relationship between microbes and health maintenance; the nature of infectious diseases; identification of their chemical processes, methods of growth, and reproduction. Students will learn to identify beneficial bacteria and their role in nature; study classification, the body's immune responses and defense mechanisms; and evaluate the effects of anti-microbial agents. Lab and field work activities are also a part of this course.

NEISD No. 3250
Course: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF HUMAN SYSTEMS
Credit: 1.0  Grade Placement: 11-12  Prerequisites: Physical Science, Biology  

Course Description:
This course offers students further study in human life science processes and structures. Laboratory and computer assisted dissections and study of related animal body parts to facilitate understanding an knowledge necessary for careers in medical and health-related fields. Students will explore causes and effects of certain diseases, malfunctioning of organs and systems, as well as environmental factors. Studies will include information about current technological equipment and its applications, and benefits of the results of new research. Critical skills emphasized include processing research information, computer skills for acquiring information, use of scientific equipment for acquiring DNA data, as well as furthering communication skills and student responsibility.


NEISD No. 8371
Course: HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY I
Credit: 1.0  Grade Placement: 9-12  Prerequisites: None 

Course Description: 
Health care science is a survey course designed to acquaint students with career opportunities in health care. It is a cluster course teaching anatomy and physiology, basic medical terminology and entry level skills needed to participate in the more advanced courses in Health Occupations. This course may be substituted for the ½ credit Health requirement.


NEISD No. 8376
Course: HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY II (CLINICAL ROTATION I)

Credit: 2.0  Grade Placement: 11-12  Prerequisites: Successful completion of Biology; provide own transportation; successful completion of Health Science Technology I, strongly recommended; application required.

Course Description: 
Students are introduced to a variety of aspects of health care by rotation among the various departments in a hospital. The emphasis is on the investigation and observation of large variety of health care areas rather than on a single health care specialty. Students spend three days a week at the hospital and two days a week in the classroom.

NEISD No. 8376C
Course: HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY II /CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT

Credit: 2.0  Grade Placement: 11-12  Prerequisites: Successful completion of Biology; provide own transportation; successful completion of Health Science Technology I, strongly recommended; application required.  

Course Description: 
This course is designed to provide information on the aging process, the physical, psychosocial, and nutritional needs of the elderly. The student will develop skills to provide quality assessment and care for the client. To assure students’ eligibility for the Texas Department of Health nurse aide certification, both class-based and long-term care training will be provided.

NEISD No. 8377
Course: HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY III (CLINICAL ROTATION II)

Credit:2.0  Grade Placement 12  Prerequisites: Successful completion of Biology; provide own transportation; successful completion of Health Science Technology II, strongly recommended; application required. 

Course Description: 
The second year of Clinical Rotation will concentrate on the health care industry and selected area of interest for advanced study. Students spend alternating times between the hospital and health facilities and in the classroom.


NEISD No.
Course: Clinical Nutrition

Credit: 1.0  Grade Placement: 12  Prerequisites: Health Science Tech I or Anatomy and Physiology

Course Description: 
This course is designed to emphasize the importance of nutrition in maintaining health and well. The effectiveness of the therapeutic diet as related to specific diseases will be explored. In addition to school based training, this course provides clinical based learning experiences.