Principles of Health Science


                This course provides an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, health informatics, support services and biotechnology research and development careers in the health care industry.  Students will learn about body systems, CPR, medical abbreviations, and medical terminology.  My goal for you in this course is to help you develop your career interests and to decide it they are in one of the many Health Careers.  This class covers the required topics for graduation presented in the Healthy Life Styles class.  By taking this class you will not need to also take the Health Life Styles.


    Class Policies:             As listed in the NEISD student hand book




    1. Test Grades 30%
    2. Quizzes 25%
    3. Labs / Projects 25%
    4. Daily work / Homework 20%
    5. Bonus Bank 0%


                The semester exam will count for 20% of the semester average.




                That you need to be in your seat and ready to work when the class bell rings.  This is a very large class, your work and classroom conduct affects both your and your classmates’ success.  District and school policies will be followed.  Please assure that your cell phone (and other personal electronic equipment) is off and in your pack or purse throughout class unless I give you permission to you it.  You will need a separate spiral notebook for class notes and a folder for handouts.




                Tutoring will be in room KY 131 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 8:00 till 8:30.  Please make an appointment with me so I will have the appropriate work/supplies ready.


    Contact :


                Additional information about this course and assignments will be available on my Teachers web page at the school web site.  E-mail is the best way to contact me; my school e-mail address is mrobey@neisd.net .  If you are absent contact me as soon as possible so that you do not fall behind in this course and receive full credit for your work.





                Class notes are available on my teacher web page which may be accessed through the Reagan HS web page at NEISD.net.  On my web click on Principles of Health Science and then class notes.  The password is, “Robey”.

    Principles of Health Science Outline


    Unit 1: Health Care Systems & History of Health CareUnit 1: Health Care sys


    Unit 2: Careers in Health Care


    Unit 3: Anatomy and Physiology (Homeostasis, Body, Planes, Directions & Cavities)


    Unit 4: Basic Medical Terminology


    Unit 5: A&P (5-1 Skeletal / Muscular Systems)


    Unit 6: Personal Qualities of a Health Care Worker


    Unit 7: Legal and Ethical


    Unit 8: Human Growth and Development


    Unit 9: A&P (Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems)


    Unit 10:Vital Signs


    Unit 11: A&P  ( Digestive System )


    Unit 12 Nutrition and Wellness


    Unit 13: Promotion of Safety


    Unit 14: First Aid and CPR (AHA Heart Saver course) ***


    Unit 15: Infection Control


    Unit 16: Cultural Diversity


    Unit 17: A&P (Urinary and Reproductive Systems)


    Unit 18: Big Decisions (Human Sexuality) ***


    Unit 19: P.A.P.A. (Parenting and Paternal Awareness) ***


    *** The three units cover the required information presented in the Healthy Lifestyles course.  So Healthy Lifestyles in not required if you take Principles of Health Science