Health Science


Overview

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

  • The Health Science Standards (used the link in this paragraph) will continue to be used for applicable programs of study that started prior to or in the 2021-22 school year. These cover the Level 1 and Level 2 courses that will no longer be used for the revised programs of study that are offered in the 2022-23 school year.
  • The Principles of Health Science Standards will be used for applicable programs of study staring in the 2022-23 school.

    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.

      The Program Standards and Curriculum Frameworks have been updated to include Content Standard 1.0 Integrate Career and Technical Organizations (CTSOs).

      Community Health Science (valid beginning 2022-23 school year)

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

      Community Health Science (SY 2021-22 was the last year offered as a 3-year program)

      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.  

      Students who started the program of study in or prior to the 2021-22 school year will complete program sequence as stated in the 2020-21 CTE Course Catalog. The Level 3 course for students who started the program of study in or prior to the 2021-22 school year will be offered through the 2023-24 school year. 

      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 (valid beginning 2022-23 school year)

      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 Board of Nursing Certifying Exam as a Nursing Assistant.

      Nursing Assistant (SY 2021-22 was the last year offered as a 3-year program)

      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.   

      Students who started the program of study in or prior to the 2021-22 school year will complete program sequence as stated in the 2020-21 CTE Course Catalog. The Level 3 course for students who started the program of study in or prior to the 2021-22 school year will be offered through the 2023-24 school year. 

      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.

      The Program Standards and Curriculum Frameworks have been updated to include Content Standard 1.0 Integrate Career and Technical Organizations (CTSOs).

      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 (valid beginning 2022-23 school year)

      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.

      Sports Medicine (SY 2021-22 was the last year offered as a 3-year program)

      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.

      Students who started the program of study in or prior to the 2021-22 school year will complete program sequence as stated in the 2020-21 CTE Course Catalog. The Level 3 course for students who started the program of study in or prior to the 2021-22 school year will be offered through the 2023-24 school year.