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South Newton High School

Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette

High School-based Dual Credit Syllabus
Health Science Education I: Introduction to Health Careers
Course Information:
High School Course Title & DOE #: Health Science Education I (DOE# 5282)
Ivy Tech Course Title and Number: HLHS 100 Introduction to Health Careers
Length of Course: Two Semesters
Ivy Tech Prerequisites: None
South Newton Prerequisites: Junior or Senior
School Year: 2016-2017
Course Instructor: Chris Moss, DHSc, LAT, ATC
Instructor email: mossc@newton.k12.in.us
Instructor office: Room 163
Classroom: Room 134
Instructor phone: 219.474.5167 x134 (classroom)
219.474.5167 x163 (office)
Credentialing Information:
Health Care Support Program Standard:
A qualified faculty member in Health Care Support meets all three of the following criteria:
1. Possesses an earned baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution;
2. Has a minimum of 2 years directly related work experience; and
3. Holds certification or licensure in a health care discipline involving provision of direct patient
HLHS 100 and 101Course Standard:
A qualified faculty member teaching HLHS 100 or 101meets the course standard through one of
the following routes:
1. Meets the Health Care Support Program standard; or
2. Possesses an earned baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution
with a minimum of 2 years directly related work experience; or
3. Holds a current Workplace Specialist License granted by the Indiana Department of Education
in Health Occupations: Health Careers.
Indiana DOE Course Description:
Health Science Education I content includes skills common to specific health career topics such
as patient nursing care, dental care, animal care, medical laboratory, public health, an
introduction to health care systems, anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. Leadership
skills developed through HOSA participation are also included. Lab experiences are organized
and planned around the activities associated with the student's career objectives. Job seeking and

job maintenance skills, personal management skills, self-analysis to aid in career selection and
completion of the application process for admission into a post-secondary program of their
choice are also included in this course.
Ivy Tech Catalog Description:
Presents information on the health care system and employment opportunities at a variety of
entry levels. Includes an overview of health care development, how health delivery systems are
organized, legal and ethical considerations of health care delivery, and an overview of various
health care professions. Students are encouraged to explore health professions through
assignments, observations and interviews.
Ivy Tech Course Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be expected to:
1. Describe how health care is developed, delivered and organized.
2. Discuss health care delivery systems and trends.
3. Identify ethical and legal issues in health care.
4. Apply basic medical terminology principles.
5. Identify the basic organization of the human body, the body systems, and the stages
of growth and development.
6. Analyze behaviors for success in the health care field, including lifestyles
management, professionalism, and lifelong learning.
7. Describe personal and workplace safety measures including body mechanics,
infection control, and environmental safety.
8. Discuss principles of communication in a health care setting including treating the
patient with respect as an individual, accommodation of cultural diversity, identifying
and providing for patient needs.
9. Identify the purposes and procedures for medical documentation.
10. Compare various health care occupations, including education requirements,
Credentialing or licensing, scope of practice, and workforce data.
Ivy Tech Course Content:
Topical areas of study include:
Your career in health care
Ethical and legal responsibilities
Organization of the human body
Growth and development
Infection control
Lifestyle management
Lifelong learning
The communication process
Documentation and medical records

Current health care systems and trends

Medical terminology introduction
Structure and function of the human body
Body mechanics
Environmental safety
The patient as an individual
Written communication
Health care occupations overview

Required Text or Other Instructional Materials

Introduction to Health Care, 4th Edition by Mitchell & Haroun
Methods of Evaluation:
Quizzes, Exams, Laboratories, Worksheets, Practical Exams, Case Studies, Reports, and
Grading Scale:
A+ = 100
A = 93 to 99
A- = 90 to 92
B+ = 87 to 89
B = 83 to 86
B- = 80 to 82
C+ = 77 to 79

C = 73 to 76
C- = 70 to 72
D+ = 67 to 69
D = 63 to 66
D- = 60 to 62
F = 00 to 59

Makeups/Late Submittals:
If the student has an excused absence, they must submit the assignment(s) upon returning to
school. Unexcused absent assignments will only be accepted with express consent from the
instructor with a 5% point reduction. If an assignment is turned in late, the points will be
reduced by 5% each day it is late.
Students are expected to attend class. Excessive absences can impact the grade a student
receives since this is an interactive/hands-on course.
Academic Honesty Statement:
The College and High School is committed to academic integrity in all of its practices. The
faculty value intellectual integrity and a high standard of academic conduct. Activities that
violate academic integrity undermine the quality and diminish the value of educational
achievement. Cheating on papers, tests or other academic works is a violation of College and
High School rules. No student shall engage in behavior that, in the judgment of the instructor of
the class, may be construed as cheating. This may include, but is not limited to, plagiarism or
other forms of academic dishonesty such as the acquisition without permission of tests or other
academic materials and/or distribution of these materials and other academic work. This includes
students who aid and abet as well as those who attempt such behavior.
Copyright Statement
Students shall adhere to the laws governing the use of copyrighted materials. They must insure
that their activities comply with fair use and in no way infringe on the copyright or other
proprietary rights of others and that the materials used and developed at Ivy Tech Community
College contain nothing unlawful, unethical, or libelous and do not constitute any violation of
any right of privacy.
ADA Statement
Ivy Tech Community College seeks to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified
individuals with documented disabilities. If you need an accommodation because of a
documented disability, please contact the Office of Disability Support Services.
Certification and Licensing Statement:
Ivy Tech cannot guarantee that any student will pass a certification or licensing exam. Your
success will be determined by several factors beyond the instruction you are given in the
classroom including your test-taking skills, your willingness to study outside of class, and your
satisfactory completion of appropriate practice exams. Certification and licensure exam
questions are drawn from databases of hundreds of possible questions; therefore, a thorough
understanding of the subject matter is required. Ivy Techs coursework is designed to assist you
in understanding the material sufficiently to provide a firm foundation for your studies as you
prepare for the exam.
How to Access the Ivy Tech Community College Library

The Ivy Tech Library is available to students on- and off-campus, offering full text journals and
books and other resources essential for course assignments. Go to
http://www.ivytech.edu/library/ and choose the link for your campus (Lafayette).
Classroom Expectations:
Listen when others are talking
Follow directions
Respect others and respect yourself
Work quietly without disturbing others
Show respect for school and personal property
Clean up after yourself
Arrive prepared and on time
Be a good student and dont be afraid to ask questions
Demonstrate academic integrity
Cell Phone Policy:
Cell phones should only be our and used with instructor permission to enhance the academic
Syllabus Revision:
August 2016 (The content of the this syllabus is subject to change)