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Medical Specialty

Course Number: 80802
Subject: Health & Biosciences
Major/Program of Study: Academy of Health Professions
Course Length: 5 periods/week/semester
Credit: 1 credit (CTE credit)
Dual Enrollment: No
AP Designation: No

Students are prepared for actual experience in the clinical setting with a focus on the specific knowledge, skills and abilities that relate to the specialized course. Clinical internships will align with requirements set forth by the governing boards. Students in a specialized course will take the appropriate credentialing and/or end-of-course exam at the completion of the course. At the completion of this course students will be able to accurately use medical terminology; effectively apply written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills; practice ethical and professional behavior and respect confidentiality; perform healthcare provider CPR and obtain certification from the American Heart Association, where appropriate; earn industry recognized credentials or certifications (as appropriate); incorporate various diagnostic and therapeutic technologies as they relate to patient care; demonstrate proficiency in clinical and medical settings; demonstrate knowledge of human growth and development in relation to patient care; and demonstrate proficiency in one or more specialty area(s). Prerequisites and other notes: Clinical rotations require a physical, a TB test and proof of current immunizations. Recommended for Grade 11. Must take Foundations of Medicine & Health Science (80801) and Allied Health Internship (80803) concurrently.