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§130.205. Practicum in Health Science

Course Description: The Practicum is designed to give students practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience.

PEIMS Number: 13020500 and 13020510

General Requirements: This course is recommended for students in Grades 11-12.

Recommended prerequisites: Health Science and Biology.



Unit 1 Preparation for Practicum

  1. The Student is expected to:
    • (c)(6)(A) integrate regulatory standards such as standard precautions and safe patient handling;
    • (c)(6)(B) respond to emergencies consistent with the student's level of training such as fire and disaster drills;
    • (c)(6)(C) evaluate hazardous materials according to the material safety data sheets; and
    • (c)(6)(D) apply principles of infection control and body mechanics in all aspects of the health science industry.
  2. Activities

Unit 2 Communication

  1. The student is expected to:
    • (c)(1)(A) interpret data from various sources in formulating conclusions;
    • (c)(1)(B) compile information from a variety of sources to create a technical report;
    • (c)(1)(C) plan, prepare, and deliver a presentation;
    • (c)(2)(A) accurately describe and report information, according to facility policy, observations, and procedures;
    • (c)(2)(B) demonstrate therapeutic communication skills to provide quality care; and
    • (c)(2)(C) employ therapeutic measures to minimize communication barriers.
  2. Activities

Unit 3 Teamwork/Teambuilding

  1. The student is expected to:
    • (c)(5)(A) participate in team teaching and conflict management such as peer mediation, problem solving, and negotiation skills;
    • (c)(5)(B) refine consensus-building techniques; and
    • (c)(5)(C) engage in leadership opportunities in the community.
  2. Activities

Unit 4 Ethical and Legal Responsibilities

  1. The student is expected to:
    • (c)(4)(A) appraise individual ethical and legal behavior standards according to professional regulatory agencies;
    • (c)(4)(B) integrate legal and ethical behavior standards such as Patient Bill of Rights, Advanced Directives, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act into the scope of practice; and
    • (c)(4)(C) critique court cases related to professional liability and ethics.
  2. Activities

Unit 5 Anatomy & Physiology and Pathophysiology

  1. The student is expected to:
    • (c)(1)(D) examine the environmental factors that affect homeostasis;
    • (c)(1)(E) relate anatomical structure to physiological functions;
    • (c)(1)(F) distinguish atypical anatomy and physiology in the human body systems;
    • (c)(1)(G) implement scientific methods in preparing clinical case studies; and
    • (c)(1)(H) compare and contrast health issues in the global society.
  2. Activities

Unit 6 Multi-Competent Health Care Worker

  1. The student is expected to:
    • (c)(8)(A) describe pre-procedural preparations;
    • (c)(8)(B) observe therapeutic or diagnostic procedures;
    • (c)(8)(C) identify care indicators of health status; and
    • (c)(8)(D) record health status according to facility protocol.
  2. Activities

Unit 7 Career Preparation and Employability

  1. The student is expected to:
    • (c)(3)(A) demonstrate proficiency in medical terminology and skills related to the health care of an individual;
    • (c)(3)(B) research academic requirements for professional advancement such as certification, licensure, registration, continuing education, and advanced degrees;
    • (c)(3)(C) describe the steps necessary for entrepreneurship in a free enterprise system;
    • (c)(3)(D) develop new problem-solving strategies based on previous knowledge and skills;
    • (c)(3)(E) evaluate performance for continuous improvement and advancement in health science;
    • (c)(7)(A) Interpret knowledge and skills that are transferable among health science professions;
    • (c)(7)(B) Plan academic achievement for advancement in the health science industry;
    • (c)(7)(C) Analyze emerging technologies in the health science industry;
    • (c)(9)(A) update a professional portfolio to include:
      • (i) technical skill competencies;
      • (ii) licensures or certifications;
      • (iii) awards and scholarships;
      • (iv) extended learning experiences such as community service and active participation in career and technical student organizations and professional organizations;
      • (v) abstract of technical competencies mastered during the practicum;
      • (vi) résumé;
      • (vii) samples of work; and
      • (viii) evaluation from the practicum supervisor; and
    • (c)(9)(B) present the portfolio to all interested stakeholders such as in a poster presentation.
  2. Activities

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