• Course Descriptions 

    Medical Terminology (554000CW)

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: N/A

    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.

     

    Health Science 1 (Foundations of Healthcare Professionals) (555000CW)

    Grade: 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Biology 1

    Health Science 1, Foundations of Healthcare Professions, is an introductory course designed to provide students with an overview of healthcare careers and foundational skills to begin their journey toward the future as healthcare professionals.  Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to identify careers in these fields, compare and contrast the features of healthcare systems, and begin to provide foundational healthcare skills.  The course will serve as a foundation for all health science programs of study.  Students must have completed biology or be enrolled concurrently to take this course.

     

    Health Science 2 (Essential Healthcare Practices) (555100CW)

    Grade: 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Biology and Health Science 1 with a grade of 75% or higher

    Health Science 2, Essential Healthcare Practices, is a course designed to provide for the development of essential knowledge and hands-on skills related to a wide variety of health careers.  Students will employ hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development.  Students are required to job shadow in an area that will connect to a real-world experience in the healthcare industry.  Students at the CAS will job shadow at Roper Saint Francis Hospital in West Ashley.  Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to build upon foundational standards from health science 1 and incorporate patient care skills learned within a classroom and lab setting.  Students in this course will also have an opportunity to become BLS Healthcare CPR certified.

     

    Human Structure, Function, and Disease (Formerly Health Science 3)  (555200CW)

    Grade: 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Biology and completion of Health Science 1 or Sports Medicine 1

    Human Structure, Function, and Disease acquaints students with basic anatomy and physiology of the human body.  Students learn how the human body is structured and the functions of each of the twelve body systems.  Students will study the relationship that body systems have with disease from the healthcare point of view.  This is a very “hands-on” course and students will learn through projects and activities in the classroom.  Skill procedures and foundation standards are reviewed and integrated throughout the program.  Job shadowing is encouraged.

     

    Health Science Interns that Work/Work-Based Credit  (559000CW)

    Grade: 11,12

    Prerequisite: Health Science 1 and 2 and at least 16 years of age plus CPR and First Aid (FA) certifications

    Cooperative education experiences are designed for students who have completed at least two units of credit in a state-recognized Career and Technology Education (CTE) major and are enrolled in the subsequent course or have completed three units in a state-recognized CTE major with the mastery of standard to be eligible for participation.  Students may be awarded credit for Work-Based Learning experiences that meet acceptable criteria.  This course will not count as the third unit in the three-unit completer pathway.

     

    Dual Enrollment Medical Terminology (554100EW)

    Grade: 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Qualifying Accuplacer scores and has earned a concentrator status in a health science major

    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.  Students must complete the Trident Technical College Dual Enrollment application.  This course counts towards completer status.

     

    Sports Medicine 1 (555000CW)

    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Medical Terminology

    Sports Medicine 1 emphasizes the prevention of athletic injuries including the components of exercise science, anatomy, principles of safety, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and vital signs.  The subject matter also includes legal issues, members of the sports medicine team, nutrition, protective sports equipment, environmental safety issues, taping and wrapping, mechanisms of injury, and the application of other sports medicine concepts.  Students who successfully complete this course will be prepared to dit for the First Aid/CPR/AED certification exams.

     

    Sports Medicine 2 (555100CW)

    Grade: 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Sports Medicine 1 with a 75% or higher and CPR and FA (First Aid) certification

    Sports Medicine 2 emphasized the assessment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.  The subject matter will include a discussion of specific conditions and injuries that may be experienced by individuals participating in athletic activities.  In addition, the use of appropriate therapeutic modalities and exercise in the care and rehabilitation of injuries will be examined.  Advanced concepts related to the administrative aspects of the sports medicine program will be covered.  

     

    Sports Medicine 3  (555200CW)

    Grade: 11,12

    Prerequisite: Sports Medicine 1 and 2 with a grade of 75% or higher and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.  Successful completion of Medical Terminology, Health Science 3, or Anatomy and Physiology prior to this course is strongly recommended.

    Sports Medicine 3 emphasizes the student’s ability to apply concepts from previous sports medicine coursework to real-world situations and scenarios.  A priority will be placed on understanding the current research and evidenced-based practices affecting the practice of sports medicine professionals.  Students will develop policies, procedures, and guidelines based on these aspects as well as explore detailed treatment and rehabilitation procedures for common athletic injuries.  Students are expected to participate in clinical situations either at school with their athletic department or in an outside clinical setting for real-world experience.  This course waulifies students for national certifications in EKG, Physical Therapy AIde, Personal Trainer, or other associated certifications.

     

    Sports Medicine Interns that Work/Work-Based Credit  (555300CW)

    Grade: 11,12

    Prerequisite: Sports Medicine 1 and 2 and at least 16 years of age plus CPR and First Aid (FA) certifications

    Cooperative education experiences are designed for students who have completed at least two units of credit in a state-recognized Career and Technology Education (CTE) major and are enrolled in the subsequent course or have completed three units in a state-recognized CTE major with the mastery of standard to be eligible for participation.  Students may be awarded credit for Work-Based Learning Experiences that meet acceptable criteria.  This course will not count as the third unit in the three-unit completer pathway.

    PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences H (PBS) (558000HW)

    Grade: 10, 11

    Prerequisite: Algebra 1

    Student work involves the study of human medicine, research processes, and an introduction to bioinformatics. Students investigate the human body systems and various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. A theme throughout the course is to determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person. After determining the factors responsible for the death, the students investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. Key biological concepts including homeostasis, metabolism, inheritance of traits, feedback systems, and defense against disease are embedded in the curriculum. Engineering principles including the design process, feedback loops, fluid dynamics, and the relationship of structure to function are incorporated into the curriculum where appropriate. The course is designed to provide an overview of all the courses in the Biomedical Sciences program and to lay the scientific foundation necessary for student success in the subsequent course. Students will be introduced to Inspiration, Vernier LoggerPro, and Audacity. 

    **This is a rigorous honors-level course that offers the opportunity to earn Dual Credit weighting towards your GPA.

    PLTW Human Body Systems H (HBS) (558100HW)

    Grade: 10, 11

    Prerequisite: PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences with a 75% or higher

    Students engage in the study of the processes, structures, and interactions of the human body systems. Important concepts in the course include communication, transport of substances, locomotion, metabolic processes, defense, and protection. The central theme is how the body's systems work together to maintain homeostasis and good health. The systems are studied as “parts of a whole”, working together to keep the amazing human machine functioning at an optimal level. Students design experiments, investigate the structures and functions of body systems and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary actions, and respiratory operation. Students work through interesting real-world cases and often play the role of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries. Students will be introduced to Inspiration, Vernier LoggerPro, and Audacity. 

    PLTW Medical Interventions H (MI) (558200HW) 

    Grades: 11, 12 

    Prerequisite: PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences with a 75% or higher and PLTW Human Body Systems H with a 75% or higher

    In the PLTW Medical Interventions course, students will investigate the variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease as they follow the lives of a fictitious family. Through these scenarios, students will be exposed to a wide range of interventions related to Immunology, Surgery, Genetics, Pharmacology, Medical Devices, and Diagnostics. These interventions will be showcased across the generations of the family and will provide a look at the past, present, and future of biomedical science. Lifestyle choices and preventive measures are emphasized throughout the course as well as the important role scientific thinking and engineering design play in the development of interventions of the future.