Health Occupations 1 & 2

Health Occupations 1

Health Occupations 1 provides students with transferable skills to help meet the needs of the health care industry.  First year students explore occupations in health care, study anatomy, physiology and medical terminology.  Entry-level skills are learned.  During the second semester, first aid and CPR certifications are offered.

Student Outcome

Are you interested in a career in patient care or rehabilitative medicine?  Join us at Pankow to explore your options, while learning entry level skills.  Topics to be covered will include: Patient care and mobility, prevention of injuries, ambulation techniques, range of motion activities, anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on musculoskeletal, medical terminology, legal and ethical issues, communications, teamwork, OSHA safety standards, first aid and CPR skills.

Health Occupations 2

  • Prerequisite: Health Occupations I and good attendance.
  • Recommended: Seniors concurrently taking anatomy and physiology.
  • Required: **Students taking Health Occupations II are required to provide their own transportation to health care facilities. Students will need to purchase a pair of scrubs for job shadow rotations.

Health Occupations II is a year long course.  Students will learn about teamwork, safety, communication, safety, legal issues, employability and information technology as it relates to the field of Health Care.  Hands-on activities help students to learn medical skills and renew CPR certification.  Students that meet the necessary requirements will be provided with the opportunity to job-shadow multiple health care professionals at various settings in our community.  This course will help students prepare for entry-level positions in health care and explores additional requirements needed for more advanced careers in the medical field.  Students will need to purchase a pair of scrubs for job shadow rotations.

Note: Successful completion of this course fulfills the 2011 high school graduation requirements for a credit in Visual, Performing or Applied Arts.

Externship (co-op) eligible program.  Student can receive math or science related credit for taking this course.

Course Objective

Students will acquire basic skills needed to pursue entry-level employment in the health care industry, and build a foundation to continue their education for more advanced health occupations.  Students will get or renew CPR certification in this course.

Student Outcome

Students will acquire basic skills needed to pursue entry-level employment in the health care industry, and build a foundation to continue their education for more advanced health occupations.  Students will observe various health care professionals and understand the various roles of the professional in the health care setting.

Career Technical Student Organization: HOSA (Health Occupations Students Association)
Certifications: Pankow 2-year CTE Skill Certificate upon successful completion of program.  Other certifications in the medical field are pending.
Articulation Agreements: Baker College (entry-level anatomy and physiology; medical terminology), Macomb Community College ( medical terminology)
Related Careers: Nurse, X-Ray Technician, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Veterinary Medicine, Ultrasound Technician, Surgical Technician, Physician’s Assistant, and many others.