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Camanche High School Academics - Health Department

This two-year program is designed to survey various health related careers. The second semester is designed to prepare students for certification and employment in a health career at a hospital or nursing home following graduation from high school. The student will participate in classroom experience at Clinton Community College and work experience with the local medical community. Successful completion of both courses will prepare the student to become licensed as a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA).

Class Descriptions

44 - HEALTH (36 Weeks)
Credits: 1
Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
Semesters: 2
Prerequisite: None
Course Description: Everyday every one makes decisions that affect physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. This course provides the information and understanding needed to make wise choices.
AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Personal health and fitness
2. Mental Health
3. Nutrition
4. Drugs
5. Body systems
6. Family and social health
7. Consumer health
8. Diseases
9. Environmental health

EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS:
1. Successful completion of all assignments and exams.
2. Display good work habits and cooperative ad

65 - MEDICAL CAREERS 1 (18 Weeks) ( Early Bird Class 7:29 - 8:57 a.m.)
Credits: 2
Grade Placement: 11,12
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: Biology recommended but not required
Course Description: Medical Careers 1 is a two-period class offered first semester and taught by Jean Morgan. During this course those students interested in a possible medical career will have an opportunity to explore the many health related careers. An added attraction is the opportunity to obtain 2 semester hours of credit from Clinton Community College in Medical Terminology.
Fees: Workbook, $23.00 and Textbook, $40.00
AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Learning medical terminology
2. Exploring medical career opportunities
3. Learning pathological conditions affecting human body

EXPECTATIONS FROM STUDENTS:
1. Learning serious study skills
2. Developing skills in basic health
3. Portraying courtesy and polite behavior in the local health community
4. Transportation to/from presentations outside school environment

66 - MEDICAL CAREERS 2 (18 Weeks) ( Early Bird Class 7:29-8:57 a.m.)
Credits: 2
Grade Placement: 11,12
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: Medical Careers 1 preferred
Course Description: This two-period class, a continuation of Medical Careers I, will prepare a student for practical employment in the health field. Upon successful completion of the course, students will have the opportunity to write examinations to be certified as a Certified Nursing Assistant, (CNA). Nursing Department and work experience will be obtained within the local medical facilities under the direction of Jean Morgan.

AREAS OF STUDY:
1. Caring for patients in medical facilities
2. Learning basic health care skills

EXPECTATIONS FROM STUDENTS:
1. Take a serious approach to developing work skills
2. Implementation of work skills in the work place
3. Portraying courtesy and polite behavior in the local health community

Fees:
1. Transportation to/from clinical areas
2. Name tags
3. Certification exam fees: written $15.00 clinical $35.00
4. Workbook, $21.00
*Certification is through Eastern Iowa Community College.

 

 

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