• Belleview High School

    Medical Skills and Services


    Instructor:  Sara Glisson                                                                          2018-2019


    Contact Information

    Email address:  sara.glisson@marion.k12.fl.us                   Bldg. 10 Rm. 112

    Twitter:  @BHS_MrsGlisson                              Remind:  text 9d9361 to 81010


    Course Description:  Medical Skills and Services is an introductory-level course designed to familiarize students with careers in the health care field.  Students will learn skills necessary to be successful in the health sciences. 


    Class Expectations:  Students are expected to use the resources (class time, teacher office hours, teacher web page, Remind.com, Twitter, etc.) to stay current with assignments and to master the benchmarks that are part of the class curriculum.  Students will participate in all class activities and will complete and turn in all assignments on time.  Students will utilize Health Center 21, an online curriculum, to complete various lessons, quizzes, and tests.  Cell phones are expected to be off and put away during class time unless students are given explicit permission for use.   Class will start as soon as the bell rings and the BHS tardy policy will be strictly enforced.  A discipline referral will be written on the 4th tardy (and each consecutive one) each semester. 



    Materials Needed

    • Composition Notebook
    • Headphones / earbuds


    Class topics

    1st Semester

    • Safety
    • Infection Control
    • History of health care / Technology
    • Organization of healthcare facilities / Career clusters
    • Professionalism
    • Communication skills
    • Wellness


    2nd Semester

    • Legal Aspects for the health consumer
    • Death and Dying
    • Medical Math
    • Vital Signs
    • First Aid / CPR




    Ongoing throughout the year:  Medical Terminology




    Absences / Make-up work

    It is your responsibility to stay current with all assignments.  All assignments will be posted on the Mrs. Glisson’s BHS webpage.  It is your responsibility to get your make-up work.  Tests and quizzes will have to be made up during office hours.  For work missed during an excused absence, you will have as many days as you were absent to get the work turned in.  Late work will receive half credit and no work will be accepted more than 2 weeks after the due date.


    Grading Policy

    Homework  = 10%

    Class / Daily Assignments and Quizzes = 40%

    Tests, Projects & Presentations = 50%




    HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) is an integral part of the Medical Skills and Sciences curriculum.  Membership in the HOSA club is not mandatory, but is strongly encouraged.  Annual dues are $30 (cash or check made out to BHS) and will be collected at a later date.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in service projects and compete in the regional competition.  See HOSA.org for more information. 


    Soft Skills

    Soft skills are “personal character traits and interpersonal skills for working with others.”  These are qualities that we will focus on this year here at BHS, and especially in our CTE (Career & Technical Education) courses.  MCPS has worked with the business community in Marion County to identify the following most needed soft skills:

    1. Dependability & Reliability
    2. Work Ethic
    3. Communication
    4. Positive Attitude
    5. Team Work