Courses




*The Health Science Program is offered only at Osseo Senior High; however, students from other schools are eligible to enroll. 


$ ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS: Are signed agreements which allow the student to apply high school course credit toward college credit. The student must achieve a grade “B” or better in the high school course to receive a certificate of articulation. The student must enroll at one of the several named colleges after high school graduation to receive the credit on the college transcript. See page 52 for more information about Articulation Agreements.      ($) Identifies HS courses that offer articulated college credit. 

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Courses which meet a GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

Health Education Medical Careers Abstinence Based 066300 
The focus of this course is centered on the medical application of the health curriculum for students who may be interested in a medical or healthcare career. Rights, respect, and responsibilities of healthy people and medical professionals are integrated through these themes: Safety and injury/violence prevention; Substance use/abuse; Personal health/nutrition/fitness; Community/consumer health; Social/mental/emotional health; Disease prevention, including STI/STD; and Family Life/Human Sexuality.  -- The goal of the Human Sexuality unit is to encourage sexual abstinence as the best choice for teens.  -- Students are encouraged to seek support and advice from their family and other community resources. 
 -- Contraceptive methods are identified and described, and method effectiveness and risks are identified.   Due to the medical careers focus, this course moves at a faster pace than the traditional Health courses.


Health Science Biology A, B, C 093301; 093302; 093303 
This course teaches basic biological concepts from a medically-oriented viewpoint. Cellular and molecular levels of life are emphasized.  This course uses the composition of the human body at the tissue and organ-system level to show the relationships between structure and function.

This course is designed and taught to provide basic data for students interested in careers in medicine, health care and biotechnology. The student will study the basic human body plan, biochemistry, cell structure and function, and tissues of the human body. The body systems studied include the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, circulatory, nervous, digestive, excretory, endocrine, reproductive, and developmental systems. Units on genetics and immunology are also included.
Students are introduced to the ethics and use of Biotechnology in the real world. They have an opportunity to become crime scene investigators and think more critically like a real life scientist. They analyze DNA samples of various suspects to determine who was responsible for the crime as well as determine their motive. Students MUST register for all three trimesters. 


Health Science Chemistry A, B, C 
094201; 094202; 094203 
Prerequisite: Must be concurrently enrolled in 
Algebra 2 or higher and passed Biology with a C or 
above. 

This course teaches essential chemistry concepts to 
college-bound students and allows students to explore 
how these chemistry concepts are applicable within the 
human body. Students who are interested in medicine, 
healthcare, and/or biochemistry are encouraged to take 
this course. Students will learn about scientific 
measurement, stoichiometry, atomic theory, bonding, 
chemical reactivity, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, 
organic chemistry, and nuclear chemistry, with an 
emphasis on how the human body is affected by chemical 
processes. This is a chemistry course that fulfills the state 
secondary chemistry standards. 
Must register for all 3 trimesters.

Health Science Physics A, B, C   095201; 095202; 095203 
Prerequisite: Must have completed Algebra 2 and Biology with a C or above (or instructor permission).   11th and 12th grade only 

This course is intended for students with an interest in medical careers. Essential physics concepts will be explored with an emphasis on application to the human body. The topics covered will include Kinematics, Fluids, Waves, Sound, Optics, Electricity, and Atomic Physics. Some examples of applications are levers in the body, generation of force in the body, CAT scans, MRI, radiotherapy, vision, hearing, nerve impulses, and blood flow. This course will help prepare students for science in college. This is a physics course that fulfills the state secondary physical science standards. Students MUST register for all three trimesters.



ELECTIVE Coursework

Opportunities in Emergency Care 122100, 122200, 122300
YEARLONG series of 3 courses:  First Aid and CPR-First Responder/CPR Instructor and Emergency Medical Technician

$ First Aid and CPR 122100 
2 credits) Offered Trimester 1 only. Class meets for two periods daily and counts as 2 trimester credits. *11th and 12th grade students only $ Offers articulated college credit. 
This course provides instruction that will prepare the student to successfully perform artificial ventilation/circulation until other health care professionals arrive. Activities in the course include: unwitnessed cardiac arrest, infant/child/adult       airway obstruction management; and cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Emphasis is on bleeding and shock control, basic splinting, bandaging, patient assessment, and lifts and carries. The student will be trained on what to do for the first 10 minutes of an emergency. Moulages and scenarios will be used to test the student’s skills/competencies.   Course should be taken along with First Responder/CPR Instructor (122200) and Emergency Medical Technician (122300)

NOTE: Upon success completion of this course, the student is eligible to test for the following certifications: American Red Cross Standard First Aid/ Responding to Emergencies, Community CPR, and the American Heart Associate Health Care Provider CPR.   
 
$ First Responder/CPR Instructor 122200
(2 credits) Offered Trimester 2 only. Class meets for two periods daily and counts as 2 trimester credits.  *11th and 12th grade students only   $ Offers articulated college credit. 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of First Aid/CPR class This course is designed to provide the first responder at the scene of a medical or trauma emergency the necessary knowledge and skill to manage patient care until the arrival of ambulance personnel. The course will cover the following topics: anatomy and physiology, the body systems, medical terminology, patient assessment, vital signs, bleeding and shock control, spinal 
immobilizations, splinting, bandaging, use of oxygen, adjunctive equipment, water safety and life saving techniques, working with ambulance stretchers and patient transport, as well as CPR instructor training. Emphasis is placed on practical skills through simulations and field experience opportunities .  Course should be followed with Emergency Medical Technician (122300)
 
NOTE: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to receive these industry certifications: MN Department of Health First Responder, and American Heart Association CPR Instructor First Aid and CPR   

$ Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)  122300 
(2 credits) Offered Trimester 3 only. Class meets for two periods daily and counts as 2 trimester credits. 11th and 12th grade students only. 
 
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the First Responder/CPR Instructor class. 
 
This course will prepare a student to become a certified Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. The focus of this course is the recognition and emergency treatment of sick or injured patients. Students will be trained to utilize basic and 
advanced EMS skills and equipment. Students will be provided with the unique opportunity to learn in a hands on environment by way of simulated emergency scenarios and speakers currently working in the emergency care field 
including physicians, nurses, paramedics, fire fighters, law enforcement officers and other medical personnel. Field study opportunities are available at area hospitals, clinics, ambulance services, police departments, fire departments. 
 
NOTE: Upon completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians: EMT-Basic exam (student must be 18 years old to take this exam). 
 *This course follows the guidelines established by the United States Department of Transportation and meets the requirements set forth by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board. 
 *Offers articulated college credit 

Health Care Internship/Apprenticeship   122401; 122402; 122403 
(2 credits) Two hour block offered each Trimester Available to 12th grade students. 
 
By Application Only: see instructor. It is recommended that the student has completed one or more of the following courses before applying: Nursing Assistant, First Responder, EMT. 
 
This course is designed for seniors who have completed the Emergency Care/EMT classes as a junior. This course will provide the opportunity for students to enhance competency/skill development and build from the experiences in the First 
Responder/EMT courses. The student will be provided instruction/advanced training in cardiology, intravenous therapy, and automatic defibrillation. In addition to classroom instruction, the student will be given the chance to experience 
different occupations in the health care profession. Credit is earned for time the student spends on ambulances, police and fire ride-alongs, time spent in hospitals and other medical facilities, in clinical field study, and through collaborative 
assistance to instructors and peers. 

Pharmacy Technician Online  124101; 124102 
(2 credits) 12th grade students only. 

Note: Students under age 18 may take the course, however, the student must be 18 and have evidence of successful (or predicted successful completion of high school, to be verified by building principal) to take Pharmacy Technician 
Certification Exam. This course is a state recognized Pharmacy Technician Training Program. Instruction will prepare students to take the Pharmacy Technician Board Certification Exam at age 18. Students will learn theory and practical applications of pharmacy practice. 

Pharmacy Technicians work in retail, clinic and hospital settings, as an assistant to a registered Pharmacist. 
 Topics of study include: 
 1. Pharmacy Technician Orientation 
 2. Federal Law 
 3. Medical Review 
 4. Aseptic Technique 
 5. Calculations and Medical Math 
 6. Pharmacy Operations 
The online e-learning modules take over 90 hours to complete and students will be provided a suggested timeline of study. Student progress is monitored by the instructor online. Communication with the instructor regarding the online 
curriculum components takes place via email. Students must furnish the instructor with a viable, working, email address before beginning the course and they will be provided a study guide. 


First Responder Online Blended e-Learning  124200     
(1 credit – 1 trimester)
NOTE: Student must be 16 years of age or older to enroll. Student will be most successful in the course, having passed the MCA II and be self motivated and directed.
This course combines online learning modules with direct lab instruction- thus, the course title of Blended e-Learning.  The online learning modules are also provided to the student in a labpak/CD and will take approximately 30 hours to complete.  The 24 hours of direct skill instruction, which is mandated for certification testing, will take place in the high school setting. Student must agree in writing to complete the clinical (face-to-face) sessions.
Topics of study include:
1.  Anatomy and physiology
2.  The body systems
3.  Medical terminology
4.  Patient assessment
5.  Vital signs
6.  Bleeding and shock control
7.  Spinal immobilization
8.  Splinting and bandaging
9.  Use of oxygen and adjunctive equipment
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to test and receive the following certifications:  MN Department of Health First Responder and American Heart Association First Responder. Certification as a First Responder will require a score of 80% or above on a written exam and successful, direct demonstration of skills/competencies with instructor/ reviewer.

$ Exploring Health Careers 123200 
Recommended for 10th and 11th grade students only.

This course is designed to provide students with opportunities to explore various careers in the health care industry and to develop standard competencies (HOPE: Health Occupations Personnel Essentials) required for working in a health care environment. 
 
Topics of study include: 
1. Ethics 
2. Safety practices 
3. Communication 
4. Delivery systems 
5. Legal issues 
6. Employability skills, including teamwork 
7. Health maintenance practices 
8. Technical skills 
9. Information technology applications 
 
Students will experience learning environments that incorporate classroom, community and distance learning via the internet. Upon completion of this course, students may attempt a National Health Care Standard certification exam. 
 
$ Medical Terminology 123300 
Offers articulated college credit at several regional locations. An online medical terminology course is also available. Students will study medical terminology commonly used in the health care industry by learning the medical word parts 
and how they work together. This information is then applied to the study of medical terms relating to various body systems (skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, integumentary, endocrine, 
nervous, special senses, lymphatic, immune) as well as to diagnostic and imaging procedures. Medical terminology is infused across the National Health Care Standards and Pathways. In addition, most postsecondary health care/
medical training programs require a medical terminology course. $ = This course qualifies for articulated college credit. See page 52 of this registration handbook about Articulation Agreements or speak to an instructor. 


$ Nursing Assistant 123100 
(2 credits) Two hour block – class meets daily for 1 trimester 
 
Approved Training Program by the MN Department of Health/Nursing Registry. 
 
NOTE: Student must be 16 years of age to take the MN Competency Exam for Nursing Assistant and must have competed demonstration of skills in a clinical setting prior to taking the exam. 
 
This course is designed to prepare students for the MN Competency Evaluations for Nursing Assistant to learn advances in careers in the medical field. The core curriculum is approved by the Minnesota Nursing Registry/MN Dept. of 
Health. Students will learn to care for patients in a variety of ways and settings and will develop and demonstrate the core competencies required by the MN Competency Exam as well as the core skills founded in the National Health Care 
Standards. 
 
Sample topics of study include: 
1. Taking vital signs 
2. Transferring patients 
3. Feeding 
4. Personal care 
5. Using lifting equipment 
6. Assisting with elimination needs 
7. Safety and hygiene- proper hand washing techniques 
 
Nursing assistant is a high-demand occupation because of the increase in our aging population. Many long term care facilities offer financial assistance benefits toward further training in postsecondary medical/health care programs to 
certified nursing assistants working in their facilities. 

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