• Health Science Career Cluster

    MEDICAL & HEALTH PROFESSIONS

    Instructors: Lynda Moyer & Sherry Appleton

    CIP Code: 51.0899

    The Medical & Health Professions program is designed to prepare students for careers in the medical and allied health fields.  Students will be exposed to various healthcare professions and settings, which will allow them to make a more informed decision about their future education and career. The core curriculum includes: introduction to healthcare, professionalism, infection control, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, communication, personal and environmental safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, ethical and legal responsibilities, nutrition, human growth and development.  Additional instruction in clinical skills includes: moving, lifting, and positioning of patients, vital signs, standard precautions, and patient care.  Students are provided with both clinical and shadowing experiences in area hospitals, including Abington Memorial Hospital, and long-term care facilities, including Neshaminy Manor. Leadership skills and opportunities are encouraged through active involvement in Future Health Professionals (HOSA), our state and nationally recognized student organization.  This program provides an excellent foundation of technical knowledge for college and/or direct employment.



     

    AVAILABLE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

    Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

    ECG/EKG Technician

    Patient Care Technician

    Pharmacy Technician

    Nurse Aide Registry

    OSHA 10 Hour Safety

    Personal Care Home Direct Care

     

    COLLEGE ADVANCED CREDITS

    Bucks County Community College

    Gwynedd Mercy University

    Harcum College

    Pennsylvania College of Technology

     

    PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS

    Effective written and oral communication skills

    Finger dexterity

    Hand-eye coordination

    Laboratory science

    Mathematics fundamentals

    Near vision

    Read and interpret technical material at grade level

     

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS/ESTIMATED COSTS

    Activity fees (approximately $60)

    Appropriate uniform attire (approximately $80)

    Annual clearances, including PA Criminal Record

         Check and FBI Criminal Background Check

         (approximately $30)

    Physical examination, including Hepatitis B,

         Tuberculin Skin Test, and Flu vaccine (at  

         student’s expense)

    Workbooks (approximately $120)

     
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