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Health Science I

Kari Bliss

Phone: 417-345-1460


A.S.N. Cox College

B.S.N. Western Governors University

CNA Instructor/Examiner/Level 1 Med

Aide/Insulin Administration

18 Years Industry Experience

Course Description

Health Science I is an introduction to health-related professions as well as the demands of a career in health care. This course is designed to prepare students to enter the labor force in a variety of health care occupations or continue the pursuit of a college education. Students will learn safety, infection control, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, basic disease information, and basic nurse assisting skills. Additionally, students will learn professionalism, communication, leadership, time management, problem solving, legal and ethical responsibilities, and employability skills. Health Science I students in good standing
first semester will have opportunities for job shadowing in various hospital departments second semester.

Course Objectives

  • Gain knowledge of career paths and educational opportunities
  • Demonstrate personal and social responsibilities needed to obtain and retain employment
  • Improve or enhance math, reading, and writing skills through various classroom assignments and embedded English and math assignments
  • Be exposed to the current theories and techniques in Health Related Occupations
  • Gain knowledge of basic body structure and function and their relationship to each other
  • Demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology and medical abbreviations required for a variety of health occupations
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of infection control, disease prevention, and disease processes
  • Demonstrate personal management skills
  • Demonstrate professional conduct in both the classroom and health care settings
  • Demonstrate effective communication verbally, non-verbally, and written with patients, family members, staff, and in small and large group situations
  • Implement a career search and develop career goals
  • Exhibit behavior which indicates an attitude of respect for residents, coworkers, and fellow citizens

Dual Credit


HSC 110 Introduction to Health Professions

HSC 120 Medical Terminology

MSU West Plains

ALH 116 Medical Terminology

Industry Certifications 




Related Occupatons

CNA and within 6 months they are eligible to become a Medication Technician. Overall employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages, nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed to assist and care for elderly patients.

Related Occupations:

Medication Technician
Physical Therapy Assistant
Dental Assistant
Registered Nurse
Licensed Practical Nurse
Physician’s Assistant
Medical Coding
Medical Assistant


Missouri: $27,510
National: $37,690