Healthcare Science

  • Welcome to MHST's Therapeutic Services Programs!
    The Healthcare Science/Therapeutic Services program exposes the student to a wide range of medical career opportunities, assists in narrowing down careers in terms of the student’s own aptitudes and interests, and provides the student with the academic knowledge, skills, and training for entry-level positions or post-secondary education in health care services. The program prepares the student for the multiple roles one encounters in life by developing decision-making skills based on explorative and educational experiences. 
    All students will have the opportunity to earn certifications in BLS CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, and others (nominal fees may apply).

    Healthcare Science Pathways

    Students have the opportunity to enter into one of two pathways currently offered:
    Allied Healthcare: Taught by Ms. Entrekin and Mr. Wojtkowski
    Multi-Career Focus (Dental, Imaging, Medical Assistant, Medical Lab, Pharmacy, Physician, and other related medical careers.)
    1. Introduction to Healthcare Care Science
    2. Essentials of Healthcare
    3. Allied Health and Medicine
    4. Anatomy and Physiology (embedded credit)
    Emergency Medical Responder: Taught by Mr. Danner
    Focused on Emergency Medicine: Careers such as Paramedic or Emergency Medical Technician
    1. Introduction to Healthcare Science
    2. Essentials of Healthcare
    3. Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
    4. Anatomy and Physiology (embedded credit)

    Introduction to Healthcare Science is a foundations course for all the Healthcare Science Pathways. It is appropriate for students wishing to pursue a career in the Healthcare Industry. The course will enable students to receive initial exposure to Healthcare Science skills and attitudes applicable to the healthcare industry. The concepts of health, wellness, and preventative care are evaluated, as well as, ethical and legal responsibilities of today’s healthcare provider. Fundamental healthcare skills development is initiated including medical terminology, microbiology, and basic life support. Students are required to meet both national and intrastate professional guidelines as designated by applicable regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Mastery of these standards through project-based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical student organization -Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) will provide students with a competitive edge for either entry into the healthcare global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training. This course is considered broad-based with high impact and is a prerequisite for all Healthcare Science Education courses.
    Essentials of Healthcare Science/Anatomy and Physiology is a vital part of most healthcare post-secondary education programs. The Essentials of Healthcare is a medical-focused anatomy course addressing the physiology of each body system, along with the investigation of common diseases, disorders and emerging diseases. The prevention of disease and the diagnosis and treatment that might be utilized are addressed, along with medical terminology related to each system. This course provides an opportunity to demonstrate technical skills that enforce the goal of helping students make connections between medical procedures and the pathophysiology of diseases and disorders. The pre-requisite for this course is Introduction to Healthcare.
    Allied Health and Medicine is designed to offer students the opportunity to become effective and efficient multi-skilled healthcare providers as they develop a working knowledge of various allied health opportunities. Students focusing on a career path in the healthcare field may apply classroom/lab knowledge and skills in the clinical setting as they participate in direct or simulated client care. The curriculum allows instructors to provide options for classroom/student growth opportunities in area(s) of interest to the student. These options may be determined by community need, available resources, and/or student interest, etc.

    The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course prepares the student to provide initial stabilizing care to the sick or injured prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Services Professionals (EMS), and to assist EMS personnel in transporting patients for definitive care at an appropriate hospital/facility. Major areas of instruction include Introductory Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology; Responder Safety; Incident Command; Blood-borne Pathogen Training; Basic Physical Assessment; and Treatment of Trauma and Medical Emergencies; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the use of Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs). The course is a blend of lecture, hands on lab/learning, and practical scenario-based learning/testing.