Health Occupations


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The Health Occupations Program is a rigorous relevant program, approved by the Department of Education, that allows students to gain, not only experience in the health field, but also have the ability to gain tuition free college credits with Rutgers University School of Health Related Professions.  This three year sequential program serves as an introduction to various health care settings and various health careers while teaching students valuable communication and clinical skills to help prepare them for their future in the health field post graduation from high school.

Sequential courses:

  • Introduction To Health Careers
  • Health Occupations/ Dynamics Of Health Care…
  • Emergency And Clinical Care
  • Cooperative And Health Occupations
  • Medical Terminology

 

The first course in the Health Occupations Program is called Introduction to Health Careers.  This is an introductory course that is offered to sophomore students to give them basic introduction to medical terminology, medical abbreviations and common diseases that are often seen in the health field. The students also develop a portfolio. This course is offered for the first semester usually during the 10thgrade. 

 

The second course in the sequence is called Medical Terminology.  This is a college level course with Rutgers University School of Health Related Professions and it allows students to gain 3 college credits if they are successful on the final examination.  The students learn medical terminology that is related to each system of the body in preparation for a career in the health field.

 

The third course in the Health Occupations Program is called Health Occupations” Dynamics of Health Care in Society”.  This course allows the students to gain not only clinical job shadowing experiences in three different health care settings but also gain 3 tuition free college credit for their course work done in Health Occupations. They gain their experience in a nursing home and in three health care settings and gain an average of 180 hours of clinical job shadowing experience to help prepare them for their future in the health field. 

 
The fourth course in the Health Occupations Program is called Emergency & Clinical Care and this course prepares students for responses to an emergency that can affect any of the body systems. The students will also gain 2-tuition free college credits for their course work in this class.

The lead teacher of this program is Ms. Diana Lobozzo.
You can reach the teacher at DLobozzo @roselleschools.org 



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