• Ft. King Middle School


    Orientation to Health Science Professions

    Exploration of Health Science Professions


    L. Hoey, Instructor and HOSA Advisor





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    Textbook and Workbook (Classroom set only):  Introduction To Health Science Technology, Second Edition by Louise Simmers, Karen Simmers-Nartker, Sharon Simmers-Kobelak, Introduction to Health Science, (Pathways to Your Future), Dorothy Winger and Susan Blahnik.




    Course Description


    Orientation to Health Science Professions is designed to provide an introduction and overview of the health care field and the employment opportunities available.  We also have a second year class, Explorations of Health Science Professions in which we will dig a little deeper into the health industry and health related careers.  I plan to include lecture, videos, discussion, student demonstration, lab activities, games, online assignments and projects to make this an interesting and fun class in which students will enjoy their learning experience.  I hope to cultivate an exciting interest of the health care industry and even if the health care industry is not for you maybe you will discover the importance of living a healthy lifestyle in whatever career you choose. 




    Grading System                                                                                                            School Grading System


    Test/Projects/Presentations                      40%                                              A                                        90-100


    Quiz/Classwork                                            50%                                             B                                         80-89


    Homework                                                   10%                                             C                                         70-79


    (Weekly Binder checks are included in Class Work)                               D                                         60-69


    (There will be opportunities for extra credit assignments)                   F                                           0-59






    1"  3 prong duo-tang folder/binder with 100 sheets of paper


    Notebook Paper, pen or pencil, coloring pencils, glue stick, highlighter


    1 Poster boards for projects for this semester


    A Great Attitude!




    Classroom Rules/Policies/Procedures


    All county and school rules stated in the student handbook are followed in class.


    Be in your assigned seat when the tardy bell rings.


    Follow the directions the first time given.


    Inside voices are to be used in the classroom.


    Be prepared for class.


    Show respect for everyone.


    Raise your hand quietly if you have a question or need help.


    Bathroom use with permission and pass only.


    Appropriate language and behavior is expected.


    Sharpen pencils at the beginning of class.


    Place all garbage in the garbage can appropriately.


    Remain quiet during intercom/video announcements.


    Cheating will not be tolerated and will result in a grade of zero.


    No food or drink allowed unless teacher authorizes.


    Wear face mask (covering nose and mouth) at all times except while eating during breakfast/lunch time.


    Make up work:  Includes Tests, Quizzes, Classwork and Homework.  It is the student’s responsibility to inquire with the teacher and/or classmate to make up any missed classwork, homework or notes.  Students must make immediate arrangements with the teacher to make up any missed Tests or Quizzes.  Failure to make up missed classwork, homework, notes, tests or quizzes may result in a zero.


    Students will enter the class quietly and start their bell ringer/assignment that is posted on the board.  Cell phones are NOT to be seen and put away unless I announce they can be incorporated for an assignment.






    1st   Offense       Verbal Warning


    2nd   Offense       Student Conference/Warning


    3rd   Offense        Warning letter/Parent contact by phone or email


    4th   Offense        Referral




    I look forward to meeting and getting to know each and every one of you and hope we can all learn some new and exciting information about the Health Industry!!!