Fort Dodge Community School District

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ESSENTIALS OF HEALTHCARE - 1 CREDIT - 9, 10, 11, 12  - This course is designed to expose students to the knowledge that will help them succeed in the healthcare field. Students will learn how to administer medications including injections and intravenous therapies. Students will learn how to model professional qualities and communicate effectively with patients.

HEALTH CARE FOUNDATIONS -  1 CREDIT - 9, 10, 11, 12  - This course will expose students to careers in the Health Care Clusters/pathway.  It will allow students to gain an understanding of fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for any who are considering a health related career. It will include brief units on both the technical and ethical aspects of this field.  The course was designed to allow students considering a health related career an opportunity to gain exposure to just what skills are required.

EXPLORING HEALTH RELATED CAREERS - 1 CREDIT - 9, 10, 11, 12  - This course will provide students exposure to a wide variety of opportunities available to them in the health care industry (e.g. nursing, therapy, dental care, administrative services, and lab technology). The course will provide students experiences in several of these occupational areas along with information and knowledge related to the health care industry as a whole.  Students will also be provided information concerning post-secondary paths of study which could lead them into an area of interest.

MEDICAL ASSISTANT PROCEDURES - 1 CREDIT - 9, 10, 11, 12  Prerequisite: Health Care Foundations   - Designed to introduce students to basic career skills utilized in a variety of medical fields. This is a hands on course performing basic lab activities such as measuring blood glucose using a glucometer, administering a Mantoux injection, instilling eye drops, preparing a sterile field and opening sterile packages, performing vital signs, and ambulating with a wheelchair, walker, and crutches.  Health Care Foundations must be completed with a passing grade prior to this course or taken in conjunction with it.

ICCC NURSE AIDE (HSC-113) -1 HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AND 3 SEMESTER HOURS COLLEGE CREDIT - 11, 12  Suggested Preliminary Course: Medical Assistant Procedures   - This course provides students with a basic level of knowledge and skills to provide safe, effective resident care.  This nurse aide course meets the training requirements of The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 for aides working in nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities.

ICCC INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE (HSC-104) -1 HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AND 2 SEMESTER HOURS COLLEGE CREDIT - 11, 12  Suggested Preliminary Course: Health Care Foundations  - Introduction to Health Care will provide students with a basic introduction to the health care delivery system with expected student competencies in professionalism, legal and ethical responsibilities, communication, understanding of patient health care needs and behaviors, safety and infection control.  A significant amount of time will be spent in job shadowing experiences at health care facilities in the community.  Students who successfully complete the course will receive one high school credit and two semester hours of college credit from Iowa Central Community College.          

ICCC MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (HSC-113) -1 HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AND 2 SEMESTER HOURS COLLEGE CREDIT - 11, 12  - Students enrolled in Medical Terminology will study terminology of the human body systems with an emphasis on recognition and functional vocabulary related to medical science.  Course competencies focus on definitions, standard abbreviations, pronunciation, and correct spelling of medical terminology.  Students will learn how health care professionals use medical terminology to communicate in the provision of health care services.  Students who successfully complete the course will receive one high school credit and two semester hours of college credits from Iowa Central Community College. 

ICCC BODY STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION  (PEC-121) - 1 HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AND 2 SEMESTER HOURS COLLEGE CREDIT - 11, 12  - This course will provide a knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the human body in relation to physical activity.  This is one of four courses that meet the requirements for the coaching authorization issued by the Iowa Department of Education.

ICCC BASIC ATHLETIC TRAINING (PET-105) - 1 HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AND 2 SEMESTER HOURS COLLEGE CREDIT - 11, 12  - This course will provide a knowledge and understanding of the prevention and care of athletic injuries and medical safety problems relating to physical activity.  This is one of four courses that meet the requirements for the coaching authorization issued by the Iowa Department of Education.

ICCC HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1 w/LAB  BIO-168 - 1.5 HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AND 4 SEMESTER HOURS COLLEGE CREDIT - 11, 12  Prerequisite: Student must have scored at the minimum placement testing levels.  - This course provides a study of the structure and function of the human body.  This course is the first course of a two-semester sequence.  The study begins at the cellular level and proceeds through the integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems and the senses. A dissection of a cat will be included.

ICCC  HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2 w/LAB (BIO-173) - 1.5 HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT AND 4 SEMESTER HOURS COLLEGE CREDIT - 11, 12  Prerequisite: Student must have scored at the minimum placement testing levels, Successful completion of Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I with a C or better.  - This is the second course in a two-semester sequence.  The study continues with the endocrine system, blood and cardiovascular systems, lymphatic system and immunity, respiratory system, digestive system and the reproductive system.

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