• Belleview High School

    Medical Skills and Services


    Instructor:  Sara Glisson                                                                          2019-2020


    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 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.  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
    • Glue stick
    • Last name A-L: package of copy paper & box of tissues
    • Last name M-Z: box of gloves & roll of paper towels


    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.  Students will have to make an appointment with Mrs. Glisson for before or after school to make up missed tests or quizzes.  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

    Class / Daily Assignments and Quizzes = 60%

    Tests, Projects & Presentations = 40%




    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 $40 (cash or check made out to BHS) and are due by 9/19/19.  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


    Glisson’s Classroom Professional Cell Phone Etiquette Guidelines

    These policies were developed with input from all of Mrs. Glisson’s students.  It is expected that you follow these policies, and in addition, hold your classmates accountable for proper cell phone etiquette.  The consequence of not following these guidelines is that there will be no cell phone use permitted without explicit permission. 


    • Cell phones remain face down in the corner of your desk when not in use.
      • You may choose to keep it in your bag.
    • Phones are to be silent & no flashing lights.
    • Phones are not to be used during directions, direct instruction, or group work, except in the case of an emergency.
      • Examples of emergencies include:
        • Illness, accident, hospitalization, or injury of immediate family.
        • Change in transportation (may just be urgent depending on the time of day)
        • Natural disasters (hurricane, tornado, fire)
        • Active intruder / Code Red
        • Death
        • Online classes (try to schedule out of class time, though)
      • Phones may be used during individual work to listen to music
        • Ear buds / headphones must be in
        • Other students should not be able to hear your music
      • No video / video chatting (FaceTime, Skype, etc) will be used in class.
      • Photos are only allowed with permission from Mrs. Glisson, and they must be for educational purposes.
      • Phones may be used for research purposes during work.
      • No social media.
      • Phones may be used after ALL work is completed.
        • Acceptable uses would be: checking grades on Skyward, checking email, Quizlet, to do work for another class
      • Earbuds / head phones are to be completely off your body when not in use.
      • Earbuds out / head phones off when someone speaks to you.
      • Phones may be charged.
        • Do not disrupt others to ask for chargers.
        • Do not unplug anything to charge your device.
        • Do not charge on lab tables when set up for class activities.