Health Sciences

Human Anatomy and Physiology (Intro to Medical Occupations)

Grades 10-12                                                                                                 1 credit

The course is offered for students interested in a career in the field of health and medicine.  The student will learn the basics of anatomy and physiology, infection control, medical terminology, disease process and prevention.  This course provides the core instruction for all health occupation programs.  (This course may be applied towards a science elective credit.)

Medical Occupations I/Advanced Medical Occupations

Grades 11-12                                                                                                 2 credits

Prerequisite:  Human Anatomy

This program invites students to explore and develop skills used in all traditional and non-traditional career opportunities in the field of Health Science and Medicine. This includes veterinary medicine, dentistry, forensic medicine, biomedical engineering, health administration, rehabilitation careers, physician specialties, nursing, emergency medicine, radiology, pediatrics, holistic medicine and many more.


Each of our students will earn credit for 100 hours of diverse hands-on job shadowing experiences in healthcare required by college medical programs. This experience prepares students for application into college honors programs in medicine. Students are also prepared for entry level positions as medical assistants at Otsego Memorial Hospital and with local healthcare providers. College credit may be earned through articulation agreements (see pgs. 4 – 6).


Semester 1--Medical Occupations I

Classroom work and lab practice are combined to provide instruction in basic health care skills such as vital signs, body mechanics, medical terminology, and infection control.


Semester 2---Advanced Medical Occupations

Prerequisite:  Must have had a C or better in Medical Occupations I.

Students work towards building their personal portfolio as a future health care provider. Students are trained in CPR by the American Red Cross and are prepared to take the National Healthcare Foundation Skills Assessment.  Students follow the Michigan Center for Career and Technical Education Health Science Curriculum. 


Co-operative Work Experience

Grade 12                                                                                                        1/2-1 credit

Students who find employment in the health care field may receive co-operative work experience credit.  To qualify, a student must be enrolled in one of the Medical Occupations classes and be a senior in good standing for graduation.