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Health Careers and Medical Terminology

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  • Make a healthy career choice and join the growing health care field.

     

    What will my classes be like?

     This hands on program is for students interested in the growing medical field.

    This course will teach you:

    • Medical terms common to many health related disciplines
    • Human anatomy and physiology
    • First aid techniques to assist in case of an emergency 
    • Medical prefixes, roots, and suffixes
    • How to define and use medical terms as they relate to the body structure and function, medical procedures and disease processes
    • Spelling, pronounciations, and abbreviations

     

     

     

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    Program Description

    Health Careers and Medical Terminology is a one-year program offered to sophomore, junior and senior students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. Students will learn basic human anatomy and physiology, a solid foundation in medical terminology, and injury/disease processes.   Students will have many opportunities for hands-on training and skills development.  The course will include field trips to local hospitals to see the skills firsthand with the potential for job shadowing.  The course will explore many medical career options such as Physical and Occupational Therapy, Radiology, Dental Assistant, Nursing, Sports Medicine, Radiology, X-Ray Technician, as well as Physician specialties.  It will give students an up close look at employment opportunities and educational pathways. 

     This class is Dual Credit with Heartland Community College, Health 110, 3 credits. 

     

     Key personality traits needed in Health Care: What will you do? 
    • Good communication skills
    • emotional stability
    • Professional appearance 
    • Compassion
    • Flexibility
    • Good attention to detail
    • Opportunity to become CPR certified
    • Job shadow with health care professionals
    • Explore many health care careers
    • Build foundations for other BACC classes: EMT-Basic, Fire Science, and Nurse Assistant

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