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Health Sciences

The Health Sciences module equips students to apply principles from biology, chemistry, and physics on their tour of the allied health professions. Students will follow a skateboard accident patient, participating in interactive, real-world activities that range from responding to the accident scene as a first responder to addressing a life-threatening infection as a surgical technician. 

  • Extended Learning Time
    Health Sciences ELT Lesson 1

    Health Sciences ELT Lesson 1

    Be prepared for an emergency! In this lesson, the students take a first person role as a Level I Emergency Medical Technician first responder.

    Health Sciences ELT Lesson 2

    Health Sciences ELT Lesson 2

    The adolescent skateboard accident patient is transported to the ER in this lesson. Young Allied health professionals will build a model of the respiratory system before completing a lab on respiratory distress that connects body systems and illustrates how labored breathing can impact heart rate.

    Health Sciences ELT Lesson 3

    Health Sciences ELT Lesson 3

    This lesson introduces the fields of EMT, x-ray technician, and radiologist, as well as the big picture of the hidden functions of bones. After learning how bones heal, the young professionals will face a splinting design challenge before practicing a standardized splinting technique.

    Health Sciences ELT Lesson 4

    Health Sciences ELT Lesson 4

    A phlebotomist’s role in the health professions is to draw and test blood from patients. The Young Professionals begin by learning some blood basics before building a model of human blood and being introduced to the composition to human blood types (A, B, AB, and O) and an antibody factor.

    Health Sciences ELT Lesson 5

    Health Sciences ELT Lesson 5

    In this lesson, the skateboard accident victim is treated for his facial laceration. Young Physician Assistants participate in a laboratory exercise that is frequently used by physicians to practice their suturing skills, the Banana Suture Lab.

    Health Sciences ELT Lesson 6

    Health Sciences ELT Lesson 6

    What exactly are germs and how do professionals in hospitals protect themselves and their patients from infection? In this lesson, Young Professionals will consider the role of the sterilization technician, the behind-the-scenes person in the operating room who works to keep the equipment sterile.

    Health Sciences ELT Lesson 7

    Health Sciences ELT Lesson 7

    This lesson begins with the skateboard accident patient regaining consciousness in the hospital. The health science careers that are introduced in this lesson focus on the ER and range from registration to the emergency doctor and radiologist.

    Health Sciences ELT Lesson 8

    Health Sciences ELT Lesson 8

    This lesson is designed to bring home the importance of wearing a helmet. Students explore data on death and injury due to lack of helmet use, and then they participate in a demonstration on the collision force on the head in an accident and how a helmet is designed to absorb the force.

    Health Sciences ELT Lesson 9

    Health Sciences ELT Lesson 9

    In this lesson, students will explore how our senses combine to create our 6th sense, proprioception. This understanding is used to further the narrative of the emergency victim and to explore the Occupational Therapist career track.

    Health Sciences ELT Lesson 10

    Health Sciences ELT Lesson 10

    Biomechanics is the application of the principles of mechanics (physics) to the living body. In this lesson, students will explore the action of levers and how the body is made up of many levers.

    Health Sciences ELT Full Curriculum

    Health Sciences ELT Full Curriculum

    Select this link to download the complete Health Sciences Extended Learning Time curriculum. 

  • In School
    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 1

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 1

    Be prepared for an emergency! In this lesson, the students take a first person role as a Level I Emergency Medical Technician first responder.

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 2

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 2

    Young Allied health professionals build a model of the respiratory system before completing a lab on respiratory distress that connects body systems and illustrates how labored breathing can impact heart rate.

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 3

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 3

    Young Allied Health professionals will continue exploring how respiratory distress affects heart rate by analyzing the data collected in the previous lesson. Students will work together to summarize their results and report conclusions.

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 4

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 4

    This lesson digs deeper into the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Most allied health professionals are required to take hours of A&P classes—so what is anatomy? What is physiology?

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 5

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 5

    This lesson introduces the fields of EMT, x-ray technician, and radiologist. It also highlights the hidden functions of bones.

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 6

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 6

    In this lesson, the young professionals will practice a standardized splinting technique. When our patient arrives at the emergency room, an x-ray technician takes images of the break, and the young professionals must interpret these images to determine the best next step to help the bones heal. 

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 7

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 7

    In this anatomy and physiology interlude, the young professionals will deepen their knowledge of bones and their various functions in the human body. 

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 8

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 8

    This lesson begins with the skateboard accident patient regaining consciousness in the hospital. The health science careers that are introduced in this lesson focus on the ER and range from registration to the emergency doctor and radiologist.

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 9

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 9

    This lesson continues the exploration of brain injuries and how imaging technology is used to diagnose brain damage. Young Professionals are introduced to details about the brain and brain injuries.

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 10

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 10

    The Young Professionals will begin this lesson by learning some blood basics before building a model of human blood. The YPs will explore ratios and components in their model as they diagram of their results.

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 11

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 11

    In this A&P interlude, the young professionals will dig deeper into the composition of blood, using mathematics and reading skills to discover more information about its irreplaceable nature.   

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 12

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 12

    In this lesson, students are introduced to the composition of human blood types (A, B, AB, and O) and the antibody factor. They will conduct a simplified lab simulation to determine matches of blood type before a blood transfusion.

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 13

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 13

    In this lesson, the skateboard accident victim is treated for his facial laceration. Young Physician Assistants participate in a laboratory exercise that is frequently used by physicians to practice their suturing skills, the Banana Suture Lab. 

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 14

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 14

    In this lesson, the Young Professionals will extend their understanding of human anatomy and physiology with a brief exploration of skin.  

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 15

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 15

    What exactly are germs and how do professionals in hospitals protect themselves and their patients from infection? In this lesson, Young Professionals will consider the role of the sterilization technician, the behind-the-scenes person in the operating room who works to keep the equipment sterile.

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 16

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 16

    In this lesson, the Young Professionals continue their adventure in thinking about bacteria and viruses in the hospital setting. They will investigate how disease is spread through a simulation and then consider how protective equipment can protect against the spread of infection.

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 17

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 17

    Biomechanics is the application of the principles of mechanics (physics) to the living body. In this lesson, students will explore the action of levers and how the body is made up of many levers.

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 18

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 18

    In this continued experience on physical therapy, the Young Professionals will experience some of the work of a PT through challenging their patients to do a PT obstacle course. They will also have a chance to express what they’ve learned about levers through a creative graffiti vocabulary protocol.

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 19

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 19

    In this lesson, students will explore how our senses combine to create our 6th sense, proprioception. This understanding is used to further the narrative of the emergency victim and to explore the Occupational Therapist career track.

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 20

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 20

    Social workers in hospitals perform a variety of services for patients, from helping to communicate with healthcare providers to managing services when the patient is discharged. This lesson provides students with the opportunity to practice active listening and skills to de-escalate situations when they become heightened to the point of verging on violence.

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 21

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 21

    This lesson is designed to bring home the importance of wearing a helmet. To meet that objective, students explore data on death and injury due to lack of helmet use.

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 22

    Health Sciences Main Module Lesson 22

    In order to reinforce the importance of helmet use, students will participate in a demonstration of the collision force on the head in an accident and how a helmet is designed to absorb the force.

    Health Sciences Main Module Full Curriculum

    Health Sciences Main Module Full Curriculum

    Select this link to download the complete Health Sciences In-school curriculum.