Course Syllabus

Health Science II

Central Academy of Technology and Arts

Gregory Peters, MPT



Course Description:

This course is designed to help students expand their understanding of financing and trends of health care agencies, fundamentals of wellness, legal and ethical issues, concepts of teamwork, and effective communication. Students will learn health care skills, including current CPR and first aid training. English language arts and science are reinforced in this course. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include internship, mentorship, service learning, and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education are not available for this course. Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

1. Healthcare Foundation Standards, Safety, and Infection Control

      1. Understand healthcare foundation standards. (Weeks 1-6)

          1.01 Remember elements of healthcare career decision making. (Week 1/Aug 28 - Sep 1)

          1.02 Understand effective communication. (Week 2/Sept 4-8)

          1.03 Understand healthcare agencies, finances, and trends. (Week 3/Sept 11- 15)

    1.     1.04 Understand legal and ethical issues in healthcare. (Week 4/Sept 18-22)

    2.     1.05 Understand concepts of teamwork. (Week 5/Sept 25-29)

          1.06 Understand the fundamentals of wellness. (Week 6/Oct 2-6)

         2. Understand safety and infection control procedures. (Weeks 7-8)

            2.01 Understand safety procedures. (Week 7/Oct 9-13) 

      1.     2.02 Understand infection control procedures. (Week 8/Oct 16-20)

      2. Health Science Standards and Emergency Procedures

           3.Understand health science standards. (Weeks 9-12)

              3.01 Understand diagnostic and therapeutic services.  (Week 9/Oct 23-27)

        1.     3.02 Understand health informatics.  (Week 10/Oct 30 - Nov 3)

              3.03 Understand support services.  (Week 11/Nov 6-10)

        2.     3.04 Understand biotechnology research and development. (Week 12/Nov 13-17) 

            4. Apply procedures to provide basic emergency care.  (Week 13-16)

                4.01 Apply procedures to provide CPR. (Weeks 13-14/Nov 20 - Dec 1)

          1.     4.02 Apply procedures to provide first aid.  (Weeks 15-16/Dec 4-15)

            Review: (Weeks 17-18 Jan 2 -12)
            Honors:Understand safety and infection control procedures.

          Health Science II HN is an honors level course. This course is also available in the Program of Studies at the College Preparatory level. Students earning credit for an Honors level course receive an elevated number of Quality Points for their Grade Point Average. Students choosing the Honors level course should be aware that this Honors level course will include:

          Required extension opportunities that are directly related to the Standard Course of Study. This includes additional content beyond that covered in the College Preparatory level.

          More challenging coursework and assessments. Students will be expected to demonstrate higher levels of understanding for grades.

           Projects and presentations will be more in depth.

          Students will have to focus and study regularly to master the content.

          The expectation that students can move through the coursework at an accelerated pace and students experiencing difficulty should quickly seek guidance from their teacher on how they can be more successful.



          Grades will be based on tests, quizzes, homework, and class work. LATE WORK MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED. Occasional exceptions must be arranged with the instructor and will never receive greater than 70%. (See the CATA policy for turning in assignments for full credit with an excused absence.) 


          Note:  Students who miss assignments due to an excused absence will be allowed to make up assignments.  Missing assignments will be tagged as (1) in Powerschool.  Any missing assignments that are not completed as instructed will become zeros.  Zero in Powerschool will not be able to be made-up.


          Notebook:  Your notebook will be a crucial aspect of your course work and grade. Your notebook will be graded twice per unit (or more) on the following criteria…

          All handouts are in the proper notebook sections.

          Student notes are complete and in the proper sections.

          Canvas: The majority of assignments not kept in the notebook will be submitted on Canvas.  Assignments can be submitted a variety of ways including, uploading files, typing into text boxes, and sharing Google documents/presentations.  Students will be shown how to submit assignments on Canvas as well as create a shared Google folder for submitting Google documents and presentations on Canvas at the beginning of the semester.  Individual assignments will indicate which method of submission on Canvas is expected.  If students need a refresher or have questions, they can access the Canvas Student Guide for specific instructions.  It is the student's responsibility to ensure assignments are submitted on time and to contact the instructor if there is a problem. Please note that student activity is logged while in Canvas.

          Graded Assignments:  Include many assignments such as classwork, and projects.

          Tests and Quizzes:  Tests will be given at the of each unit.  Quizzes will be given as needed.


          Your grades for each six-week period will be based on the following criteria:

          40%                   Test

          30%                   Quiz

          30%                   Classwork/Projects


          Grading Scale












          Tutoring: By appointment

          Tuesday – Thursday

          8:00 – 8:30 am/3:30 – 4:00pm


          Classroom Rules

          Be respectful at all times to your teacher, classmates, and school.

          If you use something in class, please return it to its place.

          Bring all classroom materials and a good attitude to class with each day.

          Be ready to learn when the bell rings.

          When working in the lab you are expected to wear required clothing. There is also no eating, drinking, or horseplay.

          Do not speak out of turn. Raise your hand if you would like to speak.

          Remain in seat until the teacher dismisses you.

          Pull your own weight and be a good listener, by following directions the first time.

          Please be respectful by not speaking while the teacher or your peers are talking.


          Academic Integrity/Honor Code:

          In an effort to increase the student’s critical thinking skills, they will be frequently asked to complete projects or assignments, perhaps even in groups. When working in groups, it is still the expectation that each student should complete their own work and not copy another student’s work. “Googling” and copying/pasting material from online or elsewhere is absolutely unacceptable and constitutes a violation of the school’s honor code, unless the source is being cited elsewhere in the document. Assignments should always be in the students own wording. Per the CATA code of conduct in the student handbook, an honor code violation will result in a grade of zero and a parent contact (per the CATA handbook).



          Students are expected to attend and be on time for each and every class. Students who are late to class must present a tardy pass. For security reasons, all classroom doors are locked throughout the day, therefore, anyone entering after the tardy bell will need to have the school issued tardy pass or pass from another teacher/guidance counselor or administrator. It is the student’s responsibility to find out what material, assignments, projects were missed so that they may be turned in within the allowed make-up turn in allowed by the district.


          Inappropriate Behavior Interventions/Consequences

          Verbal Warning

          Parent Notification

          Guidance Counselor Involvement

          Administration Involvement

          Other interventions/consequences as deemed necessary


          Materials needed

          3-ring binder, notebook paper, pen/pencils and highlighters.



          None, the curriculum is on Canvas.


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