Course Catalog - Medical Research

Health Careers High School

Healthcare Diagnostics - Medical Research

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

 

Medical Microbiology M (11-12) #8337

Students explore the microbial world, studying topics such as pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms, laboratory procedures, identifying microorganisms, drug resistant organisms, and emerging diseases. Students must meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement.

PR: Biology & Chemistry

SEM: 2  Science CR: 1

 

Pathophysiology M (11-12) #8387

Students focus on disease mechanisms and how they affect humans, as well as prevention and treatment of disease. Students will differentiate between normal and abnormal physiology at the cellular, organ and organism levels, identify changes that indicate diseases, factors contributing to disease, causes of disease and the body’s response, and disease prevention and control. Students will conduct laboratory and field investigations using scientific methods, critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students must meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement.

PR: Biology and Chemistry

SEM: 2  Science CR: 1

 

Practicum in Health Science - Medical Research M (12) #8396

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