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Health Science

About the Health Science Program

 

Health Science Lab

Instructors Brooke Bradshaw, Anna HarvleyMary Kathryn Shores and Tammy Pugh Develops knowledge and skills, both academic and technical, necessary for beginning a career in the healthcare field.   Courses in this major:

  • Health Science 1/2
  • Health Science 3
  • Honors Clinical Studies
  • Honors Biomedical 1 & 2
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Medical Terminology
  • Sports Nutrition

Credentials available: CPR certification, Bleed Control Training, Certified Nursing Assistant, and Basic Life Support.

Instructor for Health Science

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Phone: (803) 425-8982

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

NBCT Health Education NATABOC Athletic Trainer BS Athletic Training Wingate University MEd Health Education University of Alabama/Birmingham Office Hours: 11-11:55 by appointment only Harvley's Schedule 1st Semester 8:20-11:00 A.M. Honors Clinical Studies 12:00-2:40 P.M. Health Science 1/2 2nd Semester: 8:20-11:00 A.M. Honors Clinical Studies 12:00-2:40 P.M. Health Science 3

Mrs. Anna Harvley

Hi and welcome to the world of Health Science!  This is my 21st year teaching and my fifth year at WTC.  I have previously taught Sports Medicine at LEHS and was the Head athletic trainer for their athletic programs for fourteen years.  I began my teaching and athletic training career at Richland Northeast High school where I worked as their Head athletic trainer and teacher of Health and Sports Medicine.  In 2004, I married Joe Harvley, and I took the Head athletic trainer position here at LE. I started the Sports Medicine program and I was also sponsored for the after school Athletic Training program that allows students to volunteer their time and learn more about the athletic training profession. Currently, I have decided to put my athletic training profession on hold and be the best wife, mother and teacher I can be.   I have two children, Watson (15) and AudreyAnna(9). I am excited to be part of the WTC Faculty!  If you need to contact me with any questions, concerns or interests, please feel free to call me at (803) 425-8982 ext. 1605 or email me at anna.harvley@kcsdschools.net.  Thanks for visiting this site!  

Instructor for Health Science

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Phone: (803) 425-8982 ext 1615

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Certified Athletic Trainer Master of Education specializing in Instruction Accomodations Bachelor of Science in Physical Education

Mrs. Brooke Bradshaw

Originally from Camden and a graduate of the University of South Carolina, I love being a part of WTC. Prior to being at WTC, I taught Sports Medicine at North Central High school where I served as the Athletic Trainer as well.

I enjoy hands-on activities in my classroom and am a firm believer that learning can be FUN! I am looking forward to a fabulous year here at WTC and in my Health Science classroom. 

 "Student, you do not study to pass the test. You study to prepare for the day when you are the only thing between a patient and the grave." - Mark Reid

    

Health Science Course Listing

Students participating in this major will be prepared to further their education in various opportunities in the healthcare field such as a dental assistant, dental hygienist, dentist, medical assistant, microbiologist, nurse, nursing assistant, occupational therapist, paramedic, pharmacist, physical therapist, physician, radiologist, speech therapist, veterinarian and veterinarian technician.

Health Science 1     555082CW

Grades 10 – 12                                                  

1 unit

Prerequisite: None. Must register for both Health Science 1 and Health Science 2.

Health Science 1 is the first of four courses offered to students interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare field.  During this first course students are introduced to healthcare history, careers, law and ethics, cultural diversity, healthcare language and math, infection control, professionalism, communication, basics of the organization of healthcare facilities, and typed of healthcare insurance. Students obtain OSHA-10 certification. 

Health Science 2     555182CW

Grades 10 – 12                                                  

1 unit

Prerequisite: None. Must register for both Health Science 1 and Health Science 2.

Health Science 2 applies the knowledge and skills that were learned in Health Science 1 while further challenging the students to learn more about the healthcare field.  Health Science 2 will continue teaching in more detail, the units of study that include advanced study of infection control.  This course provides a foundation for further advancement in Health Science. Students obtain First Aid / CPR certification. 

Health Science 3     555282CD

Grades 11 – 12                                                 

2 units

Prerequisite: Health Science 1 and 2 or EMS 1 and 2 

Health Science 3 acquaints students with basic anatomy and physiology of the human body.  Students learn how the human body is structured and the function of each of the 11 body systems.  Students will study the relationship that body systems have with disease from the healthcare point of view.  Job shadowing is encouraged.  This course does not count as a lab science.  Students are recommended to be First Aid and CPR certified prior to this course.  Students should be familiar with general medical terminology as well as technical skills associated with vital signs.

Honors Health Science Clinical Study - C.N.A.     556082HD

Grade 12                                                          

2 units

Prerequisite: Health Science 1 and 2, Health Science 3 (Health Science 3 may be substituted with Honors Human Body Systems, Anatomy & Physiology or AP Biology) OR Honors Principles of Biomedical Sciences and Honors Human Body Systems 

Under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse, students are prepared to perform nursing-related services to patients and residents in hospitals or long-term care facilities. For Nurse –Aide programs students will review all foundation standards in the clinical study program, as well as the addition of the South Carolina Nurse Aide Curriculum, found in the training program packet.

This is a state level certification course. This course meets all DHHS federal and state requirements for a certified nurse aide program in an approved NA training facility. Students must provide transportation to health care facilities. Students are responsible for the fees.

Medical Terminology     554000CW

Grades 10 – 12                                                            

1 unit

Prerequisite: None. Must register for both Medical Terminology and Sports Nutrition 1.

Medical terminology is designed to develop a working knowledge of the language of health professions. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, and abbreviations. Utilizing a body systems approach, students will define, interpret, and pronounce medical terms relating to structure and function, pathology, diagnosis, clinical procedures, and pharmacology. Students will use problem-solving techniques to assist in developing an understanding of course concepts.

Sports Nutrition 1   576082CW

Grades 10 – 12                                                            

1 unit

Prerequisite: None. Must register for both Medical Terminology and Sports Nutrition 1.

Sports Nutrition 1 is designed for all students. This course examines the relationship between nutrition, physical performance, and overall wellness. Students will learn how to choose nutritious foods for healthy lifestyles and peak performance. Health and disease prevention through nutrition, physical activity, and wellness practices are essential components of the course. 

Emergency Medical Services 1 (EMS 1)     553100CW

Recommended Grade Level: 10 - 12

1 unit

Prerequisites:  None. Must register for both EMS 1 and EMS 2.

EMS 1 is designed to teach students how to recognize and respond to various emergencies. Students will review basic anatomy and physiology as it relates to injury management and treatment. Students will review basic information needed for all phases of a healthcare professional.  Information that students are exposed to will include legal and ethical implications, communications, safety, infection control and professionalism.  In this course, students will learn what skills are necessary to recognize and care for emergencies in adults, children, and infants until professional medical help arrives. Students will obtain FA/CPR/AED certification. Students must be able to perform light physical activity. 

Emergency Medical Services 2 (EMS 2)     553200CW

Recommended Grade Level: 10 - 12

1 unit

Prerequisite:  None. Must register for both EMS 1 and EMS 2.

EMS 2 is a continuation of EMS 1.  The course included content and skills that first responders need to provide appropriate initial care regardless of the emergency.  EMS 2 stresses the steps to follow in an emergency until more advanced medical personnel arrive. The skills and content taught at this level become more specific and rigorous. Successful completion of this course may result in First Responder certification available through various national certifying bodies.