Allied Health Technology
Allied Health Technology is an Honors College Prep course designed for academic students who wish to pursue a career in the health care professions. This course is currently located at the work-based site of Mercy Suburban Hospital where students are supervised during clinical rotations in medical, surgical, support services, administrative and internships. This program is open to 11th and 12th grade students who meet the required prerequisites.
Students learn to plan, organize, interact, assume responsibility and develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. The curriculum is designed to facilitate communication, cognitive, social-emotional, and the developmental skills necessary for an entry-level position in the health field and continued education on the post-secondary level.
Topics of study include legal and ethical standards in health care, communications, body systems in wellness and disease, health care delivery systems, safety and emergency systems, infection control, language of medicine, principles of nutrition, current issues in health care, leadership through HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), and seminar visitations to other hospitals/schools. Students are also offered the opportunity of dual enrollment at Montgomery County Community College.
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Licensed Practical Nurse
Medical Lab Technician