Health Science


PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH SCIENCE - TC770 (PRINHLSC)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12
Prerequisite: None
Note: Satisfies Health Credit
Note: Lab fee $26.00

Principles of Health Science is designed to develop healthcare specific knowledge and skills in effective communications, ethical and legal responsibilities, client care, safety, first aid, and CPR. Principles of Health Science prepares students for transition to clinical or work-based learning experiences in health care.

  • Credit: 1
  • Fee
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
  • Prerequisite: None
THEORY OF HEALTH SCIENCE - TC773 - (HLTHSCI)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12 
Prerequisite: Principles of Health Science and Biology

Knowledge of basic health science skills such as: prevention of disease, examination of legal and ethical behaviors, CPR, first aid and specific health care communication will be enhanced. This course will also advance skills related to certain health science professions including medical assisting, pharmacy, phlebotomy and EMT.

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
HEALTH SCIENCE CLINICAL - TC769 (HLTHSCI)

Credit: 2
Grade: 11-12 
Prerequisite: Principles of Health Science and Biology


This course is designed to provide for the development of multi-occupational knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers. Students will have clinical hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development. Students may need to provide their own transportation and travel to the hospital for rotations. Students will provide medical insurance, scrubs to wear, name tag, and required immunizations to comply with hospital regulations. A criminal background check and drug test may be required. 

  • Credit: 2
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
PRACTICUM IN HEALTH SCIENCE-PHARMACY TECHNICIAN - TC777 (PRACHLSC) 

Credit: 2
Grade: 12 
Prerequisite: Health Science Clinical or Theory of Health Science, and Biology 

This is an occupationally-specific course designed to provide knowledge and skills for certification or licensure in an allied health career. Students develop advanced clinical skills necessary for employment in the health care industry or continued education in health careers. Students will be responsible for their transportation to off-site training and medical insurance. Scrubs, nametags, and immunizations may also be needed to comply with hospital and/or facility regulations. A criminal background check and drug test may be required. 

  • Credit: 2
  • Grade 12
PRACTICUM IN HEALTH SCIENCE-PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN - TC783 (PRACHLS2)

Credit: 2
Grade: 12 
Prerequisite: Theory of Health Science or Health Science Clinical, and Biology 

This health science occupations course, which meets daily for two periods back-to-back, provides students with clinical experience and training to perform a variety of blood collection methods. Students will also learn the theory and principles behind other lab tests, such as urinalysis and hematocrit. 

  • Credit: 2
  • Grade 12
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY - TC771A (MEDTERM)

Medical Terminology - TC771A(MEDTERM)

Credit: 1
Grade: 9-12 
Prerequisite: None

Note: Articulated College Credit in 9th or 10th grade

Medical terminology, for the future doctor, nurse, or upper level medical technician, is designed to develop a working knowledge of the language of medicine. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots, and abbreviations. By relating terms to body systems, students identify proper use of words in a medical environment. Knowledge of medical terminology enhances students’ ability to successfully secure employment or pursue advanced education in health care. 

  • Credit: 1
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
  • Prerequisite: None
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY - SC340 (ANAT&PHY)

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12
Prerequisite: Biology I Pre-AP and Chemistry I; Medical Terminology strongly encouraged

Anatomy and Physiology is designed to meet the needs of the student who plans to major in biological health-oriented sciences, or is an intellectually curious non-science major. The first semester focuses on the organization of the human body, embryological development, and support and movement. The second semester concentrates on integration and control, maintenance, and reproduction. The textbooks used for the course are those used by colleges for their introductory courses. Laboratory exploration includes topics and experiments used in the medical laboratory. Diagnostic procedures and results will supplement the lectures. Students will have research assignments each semester using peer-reviewed sources and scientific medical journals.

  • Credit: 1
  • Elective
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
CERT: DISASTER RESPONSE - TC772 (DISRESP)

Credit: .5
Grade: 9-12 
Prerequisite: None 
Fee: $26.00 

This course will train students as first responders following a major disaster utilizing the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) model curriculum adopted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The course includes training in fire safety, medical triage, disaster psychology, search and rescue, first aid, and CPR. Students will be eligible to join the Westlake Teen CERT program upon completion. 

  • Credit: .5
  • Fee
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 9
  • Prerequisite: None
CERT: DISASTER RESPONSE II - TC772B 

Credit: 1
Grade: 11-12 
Prerequisite: FEMA G-317 CERT Course Completion, FEMA IS-100 and FEMA IS-200 certificates of completion. 
Fee: $26.00 

CERT II- Advanced Disaster Response course includes advanced life-saving skills techniques in triage, CPR, search & rescue. Students will receive education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues. In addition, student may have the opportunity to travel to participate in district or city-wide drills and training events. Students will work with school officials and staff on projects to improve the safety of our schools and community. OSHA training and certification card will be provided, along with advanced CPR, Bleeding Control and more. Students are responsible for their own transportation or have a liability waiver to ride with another student on file with the instructor. 

  • Credit: 1
  • Fee
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12