Health Science Syllabus

JEFFERSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
HEALTH SCIENCE EDUCATION SYLLABUS
Mrs. Tammy Loy, PTA, CYAFT
School Year: 2010-2011
Course Title: Health Science
Units of Credit: 1
Prerequisites: NONE
Grade Level: 9th –10th

Course Description: This course is an introduction to broad standards that serve as a foundation for Health Care Occupations and functions across health services. Units included are academics in health care communications systems, legal responsibilities, ethics, teamwork and safety practice.

Curriculum Standards/Learning Expectations: See attached Competencies (Skills) Sheet.

Topics Covered:
Mathematical Conversions
Medical Terminology
Basic Anatomy & Body Organization
History of Health Care
Communication
Tele-health
Health Care Careers and Facilities
Health Care Trends
Employability Skills
Problem-Solving & Critical Thinking
Keyboarding & Computer Skills
Education Requirements Certification, Licensure and Registration
Legal & Ethical Responsibilities
Scope of Practice
Multicultural Diversity
Patient’s Rights
OSHA/Safety
Body Mechanics
Equipment Safety
HOSA
First Aid/CPR
Vital Signs
Health Assessment

Course Requirements:
* Notebook Paper, Black pens, Pencils, Highlighters, 2” note book with
divider tabs, and index cards.

*I will notify the class in advance if additional supplies are needed.

Student Expectations:
1. Students are expected to be on time and in your seat when the bell rings.
2. Students are expected to be respectful to classmates and teacher.
3. Students are expected to turn assignments in neatly, and on time, with your name, date and class block in the top right corner.
4. Students are expected to participate in class discussions and projects.
5. Students are expected to come to class prepared every day, with notebook, paper and writing utensil.
6. Students are expected not to have gum, food or drinks in the classroom or laboratory area.
7. Students are expected to use good housekeeping practices.
8. Students are expected not to use Medical equipment unless directed by teacher.

Behavior Plan: If a student decides to make poor choices such as; poor vocabulary choices, lack of respect to teacher or peers, making fun of others, or putting their head down and sleeping in class ,they will have a consequence assignment. This assignment must be turned in the next school day, and signed by a parent or guardian. If the student does not turn in the assignment page the next day they will be given an assignment before or after school at the teacher’s discretion for each day the assignment is not turned in.

Restroom Policy: Each student will have 4 restroom passes to use during the semester. Each time the student goes to the restroom they will need to sign and date his/her restroom pass. Once the student has used the 4 restroom passes or if the student has a medical condition in which frequent visits to the restroom are needed, the student must provide a note/letter from his /her physician stating this. STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO USE THE RESTROOM BETWEEN CLASSES.

Mrs. Loy’s World: The students are not allowed for any reason to be behind my desk or on my computer! Students are not allowed to be in the storage or cabinet areas.

Computer Lab: The students should use the computers for Health Science projects and research only. Students will be given one warning and then they will lose their computer privileges for the rest of the semester if they abuse this rule.

Grading Scale: You will have several group and individual projects during the course. Your grade will be calculated as follows: Tests/quizzes/projects 50%, class work 25%, daily planner 25%. The final exam will be 20% of your final grade. Make-up work is the student’s responsibility and the teacher WILL NOT remind the student of missing work. Late work will result in a 10 point deduction per day.
93 – 100 = A
85 – 92 = B
75 – 84 = C
70 – 74 = D
69 & Below = F

Contact Information:
Mrs. Tammy Loy email address: tloy@k12tn.net or by phone at school 865-397-3182.

Conferences: By scheduled appointments only.

Make-up Assignments: If a student is absent his/her assignments will be placed in the make- up assignment notebook. It is the student’s responsibility to check the notebook for their missed assignments. If the class took notes, then it is the student’s responsibility to get the notes from a reliable classmate. The student will have the number of days they were absent to turn in make-up work. For example if the student was absent 2 days they will have 2 days to turn in make- up work. If a student has an extenuating circumstance adjustments will be made per the teacher’s discretion.

Test or Lab Make Up: IF A STUDENT IS ABSENT ON THE DAY OF A TEST, THE STUDENT MUST SIGN A “CONTRACT FOR MAKE UP WORK” WITH THE TEACHER, IF THE STUDENT FAILS TO ATTEND THE MAKE UP SESSION, OR FAILS TO MAKE AN ATTEMPT TO RESCHEDULE THE SESSION THEN THE STUDENT WILL RECEIVE A ZERO FOR THE TEST OR LAB. IF A STUDENT HAS A LINGERING ILLNESS OR EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES THEN THE TEACHER AND STUDENT WILL MAKE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS.

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