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A GATEWAY ACADEMY
Health Professions students are encouraged to join HOSA. 
(Open to all School District No. 25 students)
Courses are offered based on demand, teacher availability and certification.

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Medical Assistant Instructor

Kristina Pasquella

Century High School
CTS

Medical Assistant Pathway

Health Professions Pathway

On the first day of class, students who are enrolled in one of the advanced health programs:

● Must provide an up-to-date immunization record. The immunization record must include all required immunizations including Hepatitis “B” series, Current Tetanus vaccine, TB screening

● Must pass a local background check which is required by health care facilities. Students who do not pass the background check become ineligible to meet requirements for these programs.

● Students must also have access to reliable transportation

Medical Assistant Courses

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35240 Fundamentals of Health Professions I - 1 Trimesters - CHS/HHS/PHS (DC) 9 10 11
Prerequisite: Health
    • This option is for students who have already taken health, and now what to pursue CTE Health Professions pathway.
This is an exploratory course that provides the student with exposure and acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with a broad range of occupations relating to careers in health including job requirements and tasks performed. This course will assist students in making informed decisions regarding their future academic and occupational goals in the health care field. Students will learn medical terminology, basic CPR, first aid, basic human anatomy, physiology, patient care, medical confidentiality and legal terms. HP 0130

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35241 Fundamentals of Health Professions A - 2 Trimesters - CHS/HHS/PHS (DC) 9  10 11
35242 Fundamentals of Health Professions B
    • Freshmen may enroll with Instructor permission
This class fulfills the required health credit only upon completion of both trimesters of the course. Upon completion of the 2 trimester course, students will receive 1 elective credit and 1 required health credit. Fundamentals for Health Professions I is required in order to enter the CNA, EMT, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Assisting, Rehabilitation Services, and Dental Assistant programs. 
This is an exploratory course that provides the student with exposure and acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with a broad range of occupations relating to careers in health including job requirements and tasks performed. This course will assist students in making informed decisions regarding their future academic and occupational goals in the health care field. During these two trimesters, students will learn medical terminology, CPR, first aid, basic human anatomy, physiology, patient care, medical confidentiality and legal terms. HP 0130

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35251 Medical Terminology for Health Professions - 1 Trimester - CHS/HHS/PHS (DC) 10 11 12

Prerequisite:  Fundamentals of Health Professions

This course presents a study of medical terminology.  Prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, special endings, plural forms, abbreviations, and symbols are included in the content.  All body systems, anatomical reference, pharmacology, and medical specialties will be considered.  Emphasis is placed on spelling, definition, usage, and pronunciation.  HP 0630

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35261 Medical Law and Ethics – 1 Trimester – CHS 10 11 12
85261 Medical Law and Ethics DC
Prerequisite: Medical Terminology for Health Professions
This course will cover the principles and application of law to healthcare organizations and personnel, standards of care and liability; including tort, contract and statutory law.
 

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35371 * Introduction to Medical Assisting A – 1 Trimester – CHS 11 12
35372 * Introduction to Medical Assisting B 
35373 Introduction to Medical Assisting A/B – 1 Trimester 2-hour block - CHS
Prerequisite: Medical Terminology for Health Professions
This course is an introduction to the administrative skills and functions of the Medical Assistant in the medical office, which includes: communications, appointment scheduling, accounting, insurance processing, and management skills.