Allied Health and Medicine Theresa Entrekin, M. Ed., ARRT (R)(MR) Mike Wojtkowski, Ed. S, RT, (R)
The Healthcare Science Technology 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. This course is a pre-requisite for all Healthcare Science Technology Programs offered at Maxwell High School of Technology
Applications of Therapeutic Services is an intermediate course for the Therapeutic Services Career Pathway and is designed to provide an overall framework of basic skills utilized in the provision of direct client care. Monitoring and evaluating client status includes assessment techniques such as vital signs, as well as, the application of mathematical concepts appropriate to clinical expectations and/or work-based learning. The function and fundamental pathophysiology of each body system is evaluated prior to community first aid and basic life support techniques which are expanded to include rescue skills for infants and children.
The Medical Services – General Medicine course is designed to offer students the opportunity to become effective and efficient multi-skilled healthcare providers as they develop a working knowledge of each of the major departments of the average acute care setting/hospital, including but not limited to: Orthopedics, Cardiology, Diagnostic Imaging, MedSurg, Gastroenterology, Urology, and Customer Care Services. Students focusing on a career path in medicine (Pre-Med) or on a career in one of the ancillary departments noted above may apply classroom/lab knowledge and skills in a job-shadowing setting as they participate in direct client care.