Health Sciences

  • Students in the Health Sciences career pathway will be prepared to pursue post-secondary education leading to a full range of careers in the medical and health care field. Careers in this pathway are related to the promotion of health as well as the treatment of injuries and diseases.

    • Do you like working in a fast paced, changing environment?
    • Do you enjoy working with and helping people?
    • Do you enjoy science and lab work?
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Advanced Medicine

  • Upon recommendation of their first-year health sciences teacher, students may return for a second year of advanced medical curriculum. Instruction is student-driven and will be flexible to meet the needs of the individual. Curriculum may include assessment skills, dissection, geriatrics, pediatrics, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, athletic taping and injury rehabilitation, exercise program planning, kinesiology, alternative medicine modalities, mental health issues, and pathophysiology.

    This class is based on recommendation from the teacher in their first year LCTC medical program.

Intro to Health Care

  • 933 - Introduction to Health Care
    grade level: 11-12
    1.0 credit/semester
    Health .5 (but must stay all year)
    Senior Math credit available

    This is a one-year, two-hour block program offered at the Livonia Career Technical Center. The anatomy and physiology component of the course will cover the ten body systems that compose the human body. It will then introduce the student to a number of health careers including an in-depth look at the health careers of Physical Therapy (PT),Occupational Therapy (OT), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). An overview will also be given in the areas of Dental Assistant, Veterinary Assistant, Radiology Technician, Respiratory Therapy, Ultrasound Technician, Pharmacy Technician, and various career opportunities available in the field of nursing.

    Medical law and ethics, OSHA safety standards, universal precautions, and medical terminology will also be taught throughout the course. Emergency first aid and CPR skills are taught as an integral part of the program. Second semester,students who qualify will be given an opportunity to participate in a 15-hour, hands-on internship in their individual area of interest at a local health care facility.

    Prerequisite: none

Pre-Nursing/Pre-Med

  • 930 - Pre-Nursing/Pe-Med/Clinical and Technical Skills
    grade level: 11-12
    1.0 credit/semester

    Students will obtain the knowledge and initial skills required for entry level positions in the medical field, including physician offices, clinics, or hospital settings. Students learn to perform EKG, phlebotomy (blood drawing), infection control techniques, vital signs, pharmacology,anatomy, and physiology. This program also allows the student exposure to other areas in the medical field such as veterinary/animal science,pharmacy tech, physician & nursing careers. This course satisfies half (.5) credit of health to fulfill graduation requirements. Senior Math credit (1.0) is available with selection of this course.
    Prerequisite: none

    Advanced Medicine

    Upon recommendation of their first-year health sciences teacher, students may return for a second year of advanced medical curriculum. Instruction is student-driven and will be flexible to meet the needs of the individual. Curriculum may include assessment skills, dissection, geriatrics, pediatrics, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, athletic taping and injury rehabilitation, exercise program planning, kinesiology, alternative medicine modalities, mental health issues, and pathophysiology.

Sports Medicine

  • 941 – SPORTS MEDICINE & ATHLETIC TRAINING

    Prerequisites: None Grade Level: 11 –12 1.0 Credit/Semester Description: This is a one-year two-hour block program offered at the Livonia Career Technical Center. Students will explore the career of athletic trainer in depth and obtain a look at many aspects of the field of Physical Therapy and its role in the rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Other careers that will be covered include Exercise Physiologist, Occupational Therapist and Personal Trainer. They will learn techniques for injury prevention through the use of exercise, application of protective equipment, and the taping and wrapping of joints and body parts. Students will also learn how to evaluate and treat emergency and non-emergency injuries including the application of heat using a hydrocollator, ice to various areas and dressing wounds to help return an athlete to peak performance. Anatomy, physiology and medical terminology as they pertain to the athlete will be covered, as well as sections on exercise physiology, nutrition, pharmacology and dental injuries. CPR and First Aid training is included with certification available upon completion. Second semester, students who qualify, will be give the opportunity to participate in a 15-hour, hands-on job shadow with a local Sports Medicine professional.

Sample Careers

  • On-the-Job Training/High School Diploma

    • Admitting clerk
    • Clinical assistant
    • Dental assistant
    • Dietary aide
    • Home health aide
    • Medical office clerk

    Certificate or Associate Degree

    • Dental lab tech
    • ER medical tech
    • Industrial hygenist
    • Licensed practical nurse
    • Medical tech
    • Occupational therapy asst.

    Bachelors Degree or Above

    • Chemist
    • Chiropractor
    • Dentist/Physician
    • Nuclear medical tech
    • Pharmacist
    • Veterinarian