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M. Ann Levett, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Savannah-Chatham Co.
Public School System

208 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 395-5600

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208 Bull Street
(Admin. Offices)

2 Laura Avenue
(Board Meetings)

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School Location:
Beach High School
Reinforced Academics:
English, Math, Science
Student Organization:
HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)
Certification Opportunities:
Patient Care Technician (PCT)

Medical Services Career Pathway Courses Offered

Introduction to Healthcare Science - Introduction to Healthcare Science is a foundations course for the Medical Services Career Pathway. It is appropriate for students wishing to pursue a career in the Healthcare Industry. The course will enable students to receive initial exposure to Healthcare Science skills and attitudes applicable to the healthcare industry. The concepts of health, wellness, and preventative care are evaluated, as well as, ethical and legal responsibilities of today’s healthcare provider. Fundamental healthcares skills development is initiated including medical terminology, microbiology, and basic life support. Students are required to meet both national and intrastate professional guidelines as designated by applicable regulatory agencies such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and Center for Disease Control (CDC). Mastery of these standards through project based learning, technical skills practice, and leadership development activities of the career and technical student organization, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), will provide students with a competitive edge for either entry into the healthcare global marketplace and/or the post-secondary institution of their choice to continue their education and training.

Applications of Therapeutic Services - Applications of Therapeutic Services is designed to provide an overall framework of basic skills utilized in the provision of direct client care. Monitoring and evaluating client status includes assessment techniques, such as vital signs, as well as, the application of mathematical concepts appropriate to clinical expectations and/or work-based learning. The function and fundamental pathophysiology of each body system is evaluated prior to community first aid and basic life support techniques which are expanded to include rescue skills for infants and children. Students continue with the development of individual career portfolios utilizing postsecondary program research, employability skills, and/or work based learning and may receive recognition for their accomplishments through a variety of venues locally, regionally, and nationally, such as the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), and the National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education (NCHSTE).

General Medicine - The course is designed to offer students the opportunity to become effective and efficient multi-skilled healthcare providers as they develop a working knowledge of each of the major departments of the average acute care setting/hospital, including but not limited to: Orthopedics, Cardiology, Diagnostic Imaging, MedSurg, Gastroenterology, Urology, and Customer Care Services. Students focusing on a career path in medicine (Pre-Med) or on a career in one of the ancillary departments noted above will apply classroom/lab knowledge and skills in the clinical setting as they participate in direct client care. The work-based learning strategy appropriate for this course is a minimum 40-hour clinical practicum.

CTAE Internship - This course is a coordinated occupational employment approach to teaching and practicing the concepts in the industry. This course is an organized internship, arranged by the work-based learning coordinator at each