Course Catalog - Medical Assistant

Health Careers High School

Healthcare Therapeutic - Medical Assistant

Business & Industry or STEM Endorsement

PR: Prerequisite   |   CR: Credit for Course   |   SEM: Semesters   |   LC: Local Credit


(It is recommended students follow the program of study sequence level 1-4 as outlined by TEA.)

 

Principles of Health Science M (9-10) #8533

This course provides an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems of the healthcare industry. Students will identify employment opportunities, technology, and safety requirements of each system. A student who takes a full year of Principles of Health Science receives a waiver for Health.

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Health Science Theory M (10-12) #8536

This course is designed to provide for the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers. Students will employ hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skills development.

PR: Biology

SEM: 2 CR: 1

 

Anatomy and Physiology (10-12) #8377

Students study the structure and function of the human body and the interaction of body systems for maintaining homeostasis. Students conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods during investigations, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students must meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement.

PR: Biology & 2nd Science

SEM: 2  Science CR: 1

 

Practicum in Health Science - Off Campus Clinical M (11) #8391

A course designed to give students practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills for certification or licensure in an allied health career. Students develop advanced clinical skills necessary for employment in the healthcare industry or continued education in health careers. NISD Volunteer Background Check may be required.

PR: Health Science Theory & Biology

SEM: 2 CR: 2

 

Practicum in Health Science - Medical Assistant M (12) #8390

A course designed to give students practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills for certification or licensure in an allied health career. Students develop advanced clinical skills necessary for employment in the healthcare industry or continued education in health careers. NISD Volunteer Background Check may be required. *Certification offered: Medical Assistant (CCMA)

PR: Health Science Theory & Biology

SEM: 2 CR: 2