Health Science

CREEK WOOD HIGH SCHOOL

MEREDITH DOUTHITT

mdouthitt@dcstn.org

HEALTH SCIENCE

heather bradley

hbradley@dcstn.org

HEALTH SCIENCE

Health science education is the prerequisite class for all students wishing to advance in the Health science cluster. Whether you end up in our Senior Clinicals, EMR, Medical Therapeutics, Nutrition, or Anatomy and Physiology, you will start off in this class. We learn medical terminology, health care systems, vital signs, and many other introductory health care skills.

AMY WUERTZ

awuertz@dcstn.org

HEALTH SCIENCE

CLINICAL INTERNSHIP

Clinical Internship is an amazing opportunity for students to gain hands on experience in the medical field, Coursework takes place at various local medical facilities including the hospital, outpatient clinics, veterinary offices, dental offices, and others depending on student career choices. Clinical Internship is the capstone course for both Therapeutic Services and Emergency Medical Services in the Health Science Pathway. Students must complete prerequisite courses and complete an application process to gain entry into the program. Once accepted, students interview to discuss optimum placement choices for their internship experience in the community. Students enrolled in Clinical Internship are encouraged to demonstrate mastery of knowledge and skills learned in this course by earning their Certified Clinical Medical Assistant certification. We partner with the National Health Career Association to offer this opportunity to our interns. Medical Assistants focus care on ambulatory patients and can perform a variety of skills including phlebotomy, injection administration, vital signs, and perform electrocardiography testing.

DICKSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

JENNIFER ALT

jalt@dcstn.org

HEALTH SCIENCE

MICHELLE HERBERT

mherbert@dcstn.org

HEALTH SCIENCE

GINGER REGEN

gregen@dcstn.org

HEALTH SCIENCE

SHERI SINKS

ssinks@dcstn.org

HEALTH SCIENCE

Health Science Education is a Career and Technical Education program that prepares students to enter the healthcare field. This is a challenging, fast paced, educational program with hands on experience. This program offers a variety of classes including Pharmacology, Anatomy & Physiology, Diagnostic Medicine and Medical Therapeutics. Students are given the opportunity to become certified in Nursing Assisting or Clinical Medical Assisting their senior year. With these certifications, one will be ready for work immediately after high school! For anyone that wants to be a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, dentist or other healthcare professional, this is the program for you!

“The Hands of HOSA Mold the Health of Tomorrow!”

-HOSA Motto