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Health Sciences

Julie Brown, Instructor

Principles of Health Science                                                                                       

This course is an orientation to the Health Care Industry. It is designed to develop and enhance an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of each career major area. Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to focus on a career major path and make informed decisions regarding choices for continuing education and/or employment. CPR, First Aid, and vital signs training is included.

Medical Terminology   
A study of anatomical, physiological, and pathological terminology with emphasis on word structures and definition of root words, suffixes, and prefixes from Greek and Latin. Basic medical word techniques emphasizing anatomical, physiological and medical terms.

Emergency Procedures                                                                                                 
Emergency Procedures include both CPR and Safety and First Aid. The course will teach the student current emergency techniques relative to cardiac and or respiratory arrest and other emergency situations. The American Heart Association materials will be used. There will be a fee for First Aid/CPR certification upon completion of the course. (Linked to Medical Terminology course)


Acute Care Basic Skills                                                                                              
This course introduces students to basic health care skills. It prepares individuals to perform routine nursing-related services to patients in an acute care setting under the training and supervision of an approved registered nurse. Certification is available upon successful completion of National Healthcare Association (NHA) Patient Care Technician exam. This course is designed for students not in the Medicaid Nurse Aide program. This course is taught by a registered nurse.

Medicaid Nurse Aide
Medicaid Nurse Aide is designed to provide knowledge and skills for nursing aides to assume the role and responsibility required in long term care. The focus of this course is communication, infections control, safety, resident rights, and basic nursing skills. There will be clinical rotation to various facilities including doctor’s offices, nursing homes, hospitals, dental clinics, and veterinary clinics. At the completion of the course students will be eligible to take the Kentucky Medicaid Nurse Aide exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, the student will be able to go directly to the work environment as a State Registered Nurse Aide. The student must be at least 16 years of age to rotate in the clinical area of the program and must purchase liability insurance and uniforms prior to the clinical rotation.

Health Science Co-op                                  
Health Sciences Co-op is available to seniors with instructor’s recommendation.

Health Science Internship                    
The internship provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the students' education objectives. Students participating in the internship do not receive compensation.