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Medical Terminology

This course is basic to all students interested in careers in the health care industry. It is designed to introduce students to the structure of medical terms including prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, and singular and plural forms, plus medical abbreviations and acronyms. The course allows students to achieve comprehension of medical vocabulary appropriate to medical procedures, human anatomy and physiology, and pathophysiology.
This course is worth .5 credits.

Grade Placement: 11-12

 

Concepts of Health Care

This course is designed for the student who is interested in health-related careers. It provides students with a knowledge of a variety of concepts including terminology, medical and legal ethics, human anatomy and physiology, CPR and First Aid. Students will explore health care as an industry and integral part of the economy. A full year of this course will satisfy the AISD Health graduation requirement.
This course is worth 1 credit.

Grade Placement: 10-12
Prerequisites: Algebra I and Biology

Prep for Pharmacy Tech

This course will provide students with knowledge and skills in the classification and study of prescription and nonprescription pharmacological agents to understand the treatment, care, and restoration of the patient's health. Course content will emphasize drug classifications, drug action, drug administration, ethical and legal issues, safety, and the impact of pharmaceutics on the health care industry. Pharmacy technician skills will be acquired in order to prepare students for the National Pharmacy Technician exam, which they can take after graduation.
This course is worth 1 credit.

Grade Placement: 12
Prerequisites: On grade level in Math and Science

Health Care Rotations

Through classroom instruction and first-hand observation, this course offers a unique opportunity for the student to preview a broad range of careers within the health care industry. Students may observe professional health care personnel in clinical, pharmacy, hospital or veterinary settings. Classroom instruction supports and enriches the observation experience. This course will satisfy the AISD graduation requirement for the third semester of P.E. credit.
This course is worth 2 credits.

Grade Placement: 11-12 
Prerequisite: 16 years of age (must apply for the course)

Advanced Health Care Rotations

This course places emphasis on specific health-related careers identified for further study and observation by individual students. Some hands-on training and in-depth observation may be available. Students are mentored by one or more health care professionals who will assist them in developing career-specific experiences.
This course offers 2 credits.

Grade Placement: 12 
Prerequisite: Health Care Rotations (must apply for the course)

   

Giddens, Sherrill
Teaches: Medical Terminology, Concepts of Health Care, Pharmacy Tech.

Room: 288
Email: 
sgiddens@aisd.net
Phone: (682)-867-7037
Visit the class website
 here.

Robinius, Jacqulyn
Health Care Rotations

Room: 287
Email: 
jrobiniu@aisd.net
Phone: (682)-867-7035
Visit the class website
 here.

 

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