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Madison Metropolitan School District

Health Science Exploration


Get a jump start on a career in the rapidly growing health care industry. Many describe this introductory course as a “make or break” in their decision to go into health care before investing in college tuition. Learn to use basic medical equipment while exploring the many career opportunities in health care. In this interdisciplinary course students will be introduced to medical terminology, health care delivery systems, legal and ethical health care issues, personal health financial literacy, and employability and job seeking skills. This course is a prerequisite for the Nursing Assistant certification course. Students interested in the health care field are invited to participate in Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) Club which sponsors community service projects, and members are able to compete at the state and national events.

  • Recommended Grades: 9-12
  • Course Number: FCS4015
  • Credits: 1/2 credit
  • Sequence Map: Health Sciences
  • Note: Elective