Health Occupations Core of Skills 5400
(1 year, 2 class periods, 2 credits) (Grade 12) Dual Credit Course with Lake Land College.
Prerequisites: Biology I, Biology II, Algebra I, Chemistry all with grades of C or better. Also must have no more then eight (8) absences in the previous school year. Students are required to purchase insurance and provide own transportation. Attending an orientation meeting in the spring is required. A non-refundable $200 commitment free is required within one week of spring orientation to reserve a spot in the class.
Taught at St Anthony Hospital, this course includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience to give the student a basic understanding of the concepts and philosophy of health care. Basic skills common to most health occupations will be taught such as vital signs, aseptic technique, and body mechanics.
The course will also provide the student with a basic orientation to professionalism and its importance in the delivery of health care.Examples of units of instruction includes dentistry, nutrition, medicine, nursing, psychology, social service, science and engineering, therapists, and technical instrumentation. The student will be assisted in choosing a specific health occupations career based on realistic assessment of personal aptitudes, abilities, and interests. The students upon successful completion of required material (including both classroom work and clinical experiences) will be eligible for recognition by the State of Illinois Department of Public Health as having competed training for basic nurse assistant. A certificate of such recognition shall be present.