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Medical Careers (Patient Care Pathway)

Interested in learning more about medicine?  Students learn the requirements needed to further their education and career in medicine.

Learn how to take a patient's vital signs, including blood pressure, temperature, and heart rate. You'll learn about diverse medical and health occupations found in hospitals, community health centers, and clinics. You will study the roles and responsibilities of various health care providers. This class will prepare you for further study in health care professions. This class is a prerequisite for the following pathway courses:  Body Systems & Disorders, Dental Core, Emergency Medical Responder, Medical Assistant - Clinical & Administrative, Nursing Assistant - Long Term Care, Pharmacy Technology, and Sports Medicine & Therapy.

Medical Careers trains students for entry-level occupations in the medical/health field and to standards required of workers in the field.  Students learn the ethical and legal responsibilities of the health care worker, safety, HIPAA, transmission based precautions, body mechanics, transporting duties, human anatomy and physiology, the normal function of body systems, advanced terminology, and vital signs.  Also included are health care delivery systems, regulatory agencies, research, current technology, and socio-economic issues affecting health care.  Students research career opportunities in therapeutic, diagnostic, and supportive areas.

If taken in high school, Medical Careers will substitute for the Medical Terminology pre-requisite for certain ROP fee-based, adult courses. 

Details

  • Industry Sector: Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Eligible
  • Level: Introductory, Concentrator
  • Articulation Agreement Details: Coastline Community College (2016-2017, 2018-2019)


    For information about specific articulation agreement terms & conditions, contact the community college or your Career Guidance Specialist (CGS).
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: G - General Elective (1 year required)
  • Certifications: None
  • Class Location(s): Anaheim HS, Brea Olinda HS, Buena Park HS, Cypress HS, Esperanza HS, Gilbert HS, Katella HS, Kennedy HS, La Habra HS, Loara HS, Magnolia HS, Savanna HS, Sonora HS, Sunny Hills HS, Western HS, ROP Trident Education Center, NOCROP Regional Courses
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online (www.onetonline.org) for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.

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