Health Science and Public Safety


Overview

This Career Cluster® is focused on planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.


Note: The overviews for the 16 Career Clusters have been adjusted to match the AdvanceCTE Career Clusters descriptions.

The Employability Skills for Career Readiness Standards must be an integrated component of all CTE course sequences.

HEALTH SCIENCE

    Biomedical

    The Biomedical program provides students with the knowledge and skills in inquiry science, disease exploration, human body systems, and biomedical engineering. Areas of study include infectious and genetic diseases, molecular biology, oncology, metabolism, homeostasis, and exercise physiology.

    Community Health Science

    The Community Health Science program provides students with the knowledge and skills in inquiry science, disease exploration, anatomy and physiology, public and community health. Areas of study include epidemiology, pathophysiology, health literacy, biostatistics and environmental risks.

    Dental Science

    The Dental Science program is designed for the student interested in a career in the dental field. It covers all procedures utilized in the dental office during the practice of dentistry. It gives students a vast knowledge base of dental anatomy, dental disease processes and treatment. It develops the dexterity, knowledge and communication skills needed to work as a dental assistant.

    Emergency Medical Technician

    The Emergency Medical Technician program provides students with an introduction to emergency medical technician techniques and processes.  The program provides the primary skills and knowledge for the pre-hospital emergency medical provider.  It includes areas of study in legalities, trauma and medical assessment, documentation, patient care, and basic life support.

    Health Information Management

    The Health Information Management program is designed to familiarize students with computerized account management and to help students develop confidence and skills necessary to become successful users of Medical Account Management software. Areas of study include understanding the legal aspects of HIPAA and responsibilities of medical office staff; utilizing a computer program to maintain patient files.

    Medical Assisting

    The Medical Assisting program provides students with the knowledge and skills required for entry level into administrative and clinical medical assisting. Areas of study include diversity, awareness, pharmacology, health information management, and laboratory procedures.

    Nursing Assistant

    The Nursing Assistant program provides students with the knowledge and skills required for entry into the healthcare field. Students completing the didactic and clinical practicum are eligible for the Nevada State of Nursing Certifying exam as a Nursing Assistant.

    Pharmacy Practice

    The Pharmacy Practice program provides students with an introduction to practices and fundamentals of pharmacology. Areas of study include pharmacy, calculations, routes, inventory management, and factors affecting drug activity.

    Practical Nursing

    The Practical Nurse program provides students with the knowledge and skills required for entry into the healthcare field. Students completing the didactic and clinical practicum are eligible for the Nevada State Board of Nursing certifying exam as a Practical Nurse.

    Respiratory Science

    The Respiratory Science program provides students with the principles of respiratory therapy. Areas of emphasis include medical terminology, medical math, industry requirements, basic techniques, and procedures.

    Sports Medicine

    The Sports Medicine program provides students with an introduction to sports medicine techniques and processes. The program provides the primary skills and knowledge in athletic training, and sports medicine related fields. The areas of study include physical fitness, human anatomy and physiology, injury evaluation and prevention, and rehabilitation.