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 Healthcare Science

The links and information on this web page are intended for teachers to instruct students currently in grades 10, 11, or 12 and were enrolled in a Georgia public high school during the 2012-13 school year and completed a career pathway course.

To find the updated Career Clusters/Pathways foundation courses designed for students starting a new career cluster pathway and entering a Georgia public high school for the first time in Fall 2013, these courses are located on a different web page. Please click this Career Clusters/Pathways web page link to view these courses.

Career Pathways

Pathways below are intended for teachers to instruct students currently in grades 10, 11 or 12 and enrolled in a career pathway.

Program Resources

Equipment and Supplies Lists

  • Healthcare Classroom Consumable Supply list
  • Healthcare Applications course Equipment list
  • Emergency Preparedness Equipment list
  • Emergency Medical Services Equipment list
  • General Medicine Consumable Supply list
  • General Medicine Equipment list
  • Health Informatics Equipment list
  • Healthcare Classroom - Facility Equipment list
  • Introduction to Healthcare Equipment list
  • Medical Terminology Equipment list
  • Nursing Essentials Consumable Supply list
  • Nursing Essentials Equipment list 

Middle School Healthcare Science courses

Career Planning

Healthcare Science Education - Providing a pipeline for the healthcare workers of the future

By the year 2014, health services will account for one in every twelve jobs in Georgia. It is projected to increase by almost 100,000 jobs, placing its employment levels at more than 420,000 jobs by 2014. Georgia Workforce Trends, an Analysis of Long-term Employment Projections to 2014.

Georgia Dept. of Labor – Michael Thurmond, Commissioner Published by Workforce Information & Analysis Division

 

Healthcare Science Technology Education programs are designed to provide students the opportunity to explore careers in healthcare. This course of study will provide students with a smooth transition into post-secondary nursing, medical or allied health education or the ability to acquire an entry level medical position in the workforce or the military. Students are exposed to general healthcare knowledge and skills and are then encouraged to pursue a more in depth study in the career area they are interested in through the appropriate career pathway. The pathways that are currently available in the healthcare program of study include: Therapeutic Services - Nursing, Therapeutic Medical Services, and Emergency Services along with Health Informatics, Diagnostics, and Biotechnology, and Physical Medicine.

 

In the program, a strong emphasis is placed on academic integration into the curriculum as well as the necessary foundation skills such as problem solving, teamwork, and critical thinking which are necessary to enter the workforce. A middle school curriculum offered introduces careers in healthcare at an earlier age.

 

GA HOSA is offered through the healthcare programs and is a co-curricular component that compliments the classroom experience along with work based learning opportunities. Employment in the healthcare industry will provide students with a financially stable and rewarding career of service to others. Having a chance to begin this quest while still in middle or high school is a wonderful way for student to prepare for their future.