elements of health and medicine
This cross-curricular coursework is designed to engage students in learning and experiences across the medical field while developing critical skills for the future. In partnership with Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC), students will have the opportunity to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Utilizing Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum, students will investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Students will explore how to detect and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; evaluate cancer treatment options; and prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. Through real-world cases and clinical experiences, students will be exposed to a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, diagnostics, and more. Students will also be able to fulfill a physical education credit by engaging in physical activity and related health-based coursework. Each student is partnered with a professional mentor. Students will receive three credits within this experience: Medical Interventions-1 credit, Certified Nursing Assistant (WCTC)- ½ credit, Physical Education Exercise Physiology & Sports Medicine- ½ credit, & Health & Medicine Clinical-1 credit
WCTC Certified Nursing Assistant: ½ credit Family & Consumer Science elective: In the 120-hour Nursing Assistant program, gain proficiency in fundamental nursing assistant skills through lectures, skill demonstration and hands-on practice of skills in a nursing assistant lab. Learn basic nursing assistant tasks needed to care for patients in hospitals, long-term care facilities and their own homes. Once these skills are mastered in the classroom, training will be completed in a skilled nursing facility or hospital setting under the supervision of an instructor. Upon successful completion of the WCTC Nursing Assistant program, graduates will be eligible to take the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Competency Examination through the American Red Cross and be placed on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry.
Project lead the way
Medical Interventions: 1 credit Science elective: Students follow the life of a fictitious family as they investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Students explore how to detect and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; evaluate cancer treatment options; and prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. Through real- world cases, students are exposed to a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics.
Exercise Physiology & Sports Medicine: ½ credit Physical Education: Designed to teach students components of exercise physiology and sports medicine this course explores therapeutic careers, injury prevention principles, nutrition, the healing process, care, and rehabilitation techniques in both the sports medicine field as well as other professional medical settings. In addition to learning and applying the skills of exercise physiology students will participate in a personal fitness program.
Health & Medicine Clinical: 1 credit Practical Education elective credit: Students will apply their learning from coursework as they engage in multiple clinical experiences in a variety of medical professions. Students will have the opportunity to utilize the CNA certification while working hands-on with patients. Students will be expected to complete the determine clinical hours for this experience.
Elements of Health & Medicine human physiology labs
Horizon Elementary fourth graders visited Elements of Health and Medicine students at Pewaukee High School for human physiology labs Nov. 20, 2017.