Health Science: Concepts and Applications provides students with the health science education they need as they begin exploring potential healthcare careers and practicing procedures they will execute on the job. The text covers the academic, professional, and soft skills students will need to succeed in a healthcare career. Coverage of medical math, communication skills, anatomy and physiology, and medical terminology allows students to build a strong academic foundation. Students also learn about the healthcare industry today, careers available in each of the five pathways of the Health Science Career Cluster, and strategies for finding and maintaining a job in healthcare. Hands-on healthcare procedures are included to introduce students to the basic practical skills they will use as healthcare professionals.
Real Life Scenarios enable students to apply their knowledge to practical, professional challenges.
Career Exploration features encourage students to explore various career paths and determine which healthcare careers interest them the most, while self-assessment opportunities guide students to careers that best suit their personal strengths.
Background Lessons provide an opportunity for students to review basic concepts before beginning more advanced chapter material.
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Table of Contents
Introduction to Healthcare
1. Introduction to Healthcare Systems 2. Exploring Healthcare Careers 3. Healthcare Laws and Ethics 4. Safety and Infection Control
5. Medical Terminology 6. Anatomy and Physiology 7. Disease
Critical Concepts in the Healthcare World
8. Health and Wellness 9. Lifespan Development 10. Healthcare Technology
11. Vital Signs 12. First Aid 13. Assisting with Mobility 14. Working in Healthcare
College and Career Readiness
15. Communication Skills 16. Medical Math Skills 17. Study Skills 18. Employability Skills
Jacquelyn Rhine Marshall - for 35 years, has been a medical professional; a medical careers instructor for Regional Occupational Programs, California; a medical writer; and a consultant/writer for the Center for Occupational Research and Development in Austin, Texas. Ms. Marshall has authored several textbooks and written medical course curriculum for the state of California. She has also developed several instructor guides and has edited or contributed to three medical series. Ms. Marshall holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley; California State University, Hayward; and Notre Dame de Namur University.
Dr. Sue C. Roe - has taught and designed academic courses and training programs in nursing, allied health, and health administration for over 35 years at both public and private universities and colleges and using a variety of delivery formats. She is the executive editor of Wholistic Now!, an online newsletter focusing on holistic health, wellness, leadership, and education. Dr. Roe is also a co-leader for the Arizona Holistic Nurses chapter of the American Holistic Nurses Association. Dr. Roe is manager and a member of The Roe Group Enterprises, LLC, a resource for educational materials about holistic health. She has a doctorate in public administration, with an emphasis in administration and health policy. In addition, she completed graduate-level work in educational administration and instructional development. Dr. Roe has extensive experience in nursing and nursing education and holds master of science and bachelor of science degrees in nursing.