Healthcare Sciences

Instructor: TBD

Email:

Instructional Assistant:

Mrs. Melissa Zimmerman, MPH

Email: mzimmerman@cmths.org

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Course Description

CIP Code: 51.0899

Health Medical Assisting Services

 

This is a program with a combination of subject matter and experiences designed to prepare individuals for entry level employment in a minimum of three related health occupations under the supervision of a licensed health care professional. Instruction consists of core course content with clinical experiences in one or two health related occupations. The core curriculum consists of planned courses for introduction of health careers, basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, legal and ethical aspects of health care and communications,and at least three planned courses for the knowledge and skills for the occupational area such as medical assisting, ward clerk, nursing assisting, etc.

 

The Healthcare Sciences Program offers a core academic curriculum and skill-based competency tasks linked to careers in the health care industry. This program provides the knowledge base for Health Occupations careers, as well as preparing the student to enter the health care system as a competent assistant to the health professional.

The clinical experience the students receive is an integral part of the program; providing the students with the laboratory setting to perfect their procedures and hands-on experience in local health care agencies as well as helping them to develop communication skills that are essential in today’s job market.

Course Content

Topics of study include

  • Safety

  • Professionalism, Legal, & Ethical Issues

  • Communication Skills

  • Infection Control

  • Emergency Care and Disaster Preparedness

  • Human Needs and Development

  • Healthcare Provider Skills

  • Nutrition & Hydration

  • Structures & Functions of the Human Body

  • Basic Diseases

  • Death & Dying

  • Medical Terminology

Required Uniform & Materials

The CMTHS Required Healthcare Sciences Uniform can be ordered HERE.

  • Turquoise scrub top

  • Black scrub pants

  • White or black leather shoes/sneakers

  • Watch with a second hand

  • School supplies: 3 inch 3-ring binder, black/blue pens, flash drive, 3x5 index cards

 

Additional Requirements:

Related Occupations

  • Physical Therapist

  • Radiological Technologist

  • Surgical Technician

  • Physical Therapy Assistant

  • Occupational Therapist

  • Home Health Aide

  • Certified Nurse Aide

  • Respiratory Therapist

  • Pharmacy Technician

  • Veterinary Assistant

  • Registered Nurse

  • Nurse Practitioner

  • Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Physician Assistant

  • Physician

Potential Certifications

Students in the Healthcare Sciences Program may earn the following certifications:

  • AHA (American Heart Association) Healthcare Provider BLS CPR

  • DPW (Department of Public Welfare) Certificate for Patient Care Assistant

  • Medical Assisting

  • Nurse Assisting and EKG Technician from AMCA (American Medical Certification Association)

  • CareerSafe OSHA Certification for Healthcare workers

Post-Secondary Education

Recent graduates from the Healthcare Sciences program are attending:

  • Montgomery County Community College

  • Temple University

  • West Chester University

  • Villanova University

  • Thomas Jefferson University

  • Drexel University

  • Cittone Institute

  • PA School of Muscle Therapy

  • Gwynedd Mercy College

  • Harcum College

Dual Enrollment with MCCC

The Healthcare Sciences Program is a Dual Enrollment Class with Montgomery County Community College (MCCC). MCCC has approved our instructor, Mrs. Allison Latzo, as an adjunct professor. As a result, students will receive transcripted college credit(s) that can be used to continue their post-secondary education at MCCC or any number of institutions. Students must earn a grade of "B"or higher to receive the credit(s). Healthcare Sciences students can earn credit at MCCC towards HCP 224 Introduction to Medical Terminology  and MAS 114 Medical Law and Ethics for Health Professionals.

SOAR/Articulation

Articulation Agreements are cooperative arrangements for granting admission and college credit to students who are continuing their education.  Central Montco Technical High School has articulated its programs with a wide range of colleges and technical schools resulting in college credit or priority placement for CMTHS students.

Click HERE and select Health/Medical Assisting Services 51.0899 and your year of graduation to see what Articulation Agreements are available for this program of study.