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Introduction to Health Science: Pathways to Your Future

By: Dorothy Winger and Susan Blahnik
ISBN: 978-1-61960-605-0
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2016
Subject: Health Sciences
Description
Introduction to Health Science: Pathways to Your Future is organized into five units—one for each of the five career pathways within the Health Science Career Cluster. These career-cluster pathways aid teachers in focusing on the healthcare career options available to students, allowing for exploration of a wide variety of occupations. Unlike some encyclopedic health science textbooks, this text delivers essential content in a more accessible, inviting format. While the text teaches core health science content, students' literacy skills and healthcare vocabulary are strengthened. Definitions of key terms, clear examples, and dynamic illustrations further promote student understanding.
  • The text is uniquely organized according to the five career pathways—health informatics, therapeutics, diagnostics, support services, and biotechnology.
  • Questions and activities embedded in the text activate prior knowledge and help students process new information in a way they can relate to during their reading.
  • A variety of reading and writing activities correlated to college and career readiness standards promote critical-thinking and communication skills.
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Text 816 978-1-61960-605-0 $116.00
Introduction to Health Science: Pathways to Your Future is organized into five units—one for each of the five career pathways within the Health Science Career Cluster. These career-cluster pathways aid teachers in focusing on the healthcare career options available to students, allowing for exploration of a wide variety of occupations. Unlike some encyclopedic health science textbooks, this text delivers essential content in a more accessible, inviting format. While the text teaches core health science content, students' literacy skills and healthcare vocabulary are strengthened. Definitions of key terms, clear examples, and dynamic illustrations further promote student understanding.
  • The text is uniquely organized according to the five career pathways—health informatics, therapeutics, diagnostics, support services, and biotechnology.
  • Questions and activities embedded in the text activate prior knowledge and help students process new information in a way they can relate to during their reading.
  • A variety of reading and writing activities correlated to college and career readiness standards promote critical-thinking and communication skills.
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Online Student Center, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15) 978-1-61960-608-1 $133.28

The Online Student Center for Introduction to Health Science: Pathways to Your Future offers a complete learning package that is accessible through any Internet-enabled device, including computers, smartphones, and tablets. Students can study in the classroom or on the go: whenever or wherever it is most convenient.

Instructional materials included are:

Online Textbook
All content from the print textbook is included with exact page reproductions to ensure that students do not miss any important information or illustrations. Navigation is easy with a linked table of contents, and the search function helps students to easily find information.

Companion Website
Activities that correspond to textbook content are readily available on this special website that provides a means of attracting student attention while increasing comprehension and retention of key concepts. Vocabulary games, e-flash cards, and interactive quizzes are examples of the included content. The option to print or e-mail answers promotes easy grading.

Online Student Workbook
This is an exact reproduction of the printed workbook with features that provide options to meet classroom needs. Pages can be printed on demand for assignment, or students can complete their assignments online using embedded form fields and then print or e-mail the results for grading.

Charting Your Career: Interest Inventory is a hands-on career exploration tool for use in the classroom or independently. Online access makes it easy for students to complete the interest inventory questionnaire. As students respond to statements, their scores are automatically calculated. While viewing their results, students can access web links to resources for career research. Student results can be printed and/or e-mailed directly to the student and instructor.

Bundle (Text + Online Student Center, 6yr. Classroom Subscription) (min. 15) 978-1-61960-628-9 $174.00
Bundle includes a copy of the Student Textbook and Online Student Center 6yr. Classroom Subscription. Minimum quantity of 15 must be purchased.
Workbook 224 978-1-61960-610-4 $26.64
Featuring health science and career planning topics from each chapter, the workbook provides a variety of creative activities designed to strengthen knowledge of health science concepts and literacy skills. This supplement is a consumable resource with perforated pages that may be removed for additional review or assessment.
Instructor's Edition 872 978-1-61960-609-8 $140.00 *
The Instructor's Edition includes full answer keys for easy grading, instructional strategies, a pacing chart, and more.
Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-61960-612-8 $264.00 *
The Instructor's Resource CD contains the following items:
  • Instructor's Resources. An introduction and overview of teaching material. Files are in Portable Document Format (PDF).
  • Correlation Charts. Correlation Charts in Portable Document Format (PDF).
  • Answer Keys. Chapter Answer Keys for the textbook, workbook, and handouts in PDF format.
  • Lesson Plans. Customizable daily Lesson Plans in Microsoft Word (DOCX) format.
  • Handouts. Printable instructional materials provided in PDF format.
  • Unit Review Games. PowerPoint® (PPTX) review games for each unit.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor 2GHz or equivalent, Windows® 7/8/10, 2GB RAM, Internet Explorer®, allow active content, and Adobe® Reader® (free download).
*Internet connection required to access web links and free downloads.
Macintosh®: Intel® processor 2GHz or equivalent, Mac OS® X v10.6 or higher, 2GB RAM, Safari®, allow active content, and Adobe® Reader® (free download).
*Internet connection required to access web links and free downloads.
ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 1623 questions 978-1-61960-613-5 $248.00 *
The ExamView® Assessment Suite allows you to quickly and easily create, administer, and score paper and online tests. This product includes 21 test banks with a total of 1623 questions. The ExamView® Assessment Suite includes the ExamView® Test Generator, ExamView® Test Manager, and ExamView® Test Player.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Windows® XP SP, Vista SP1, Windows® 7 (32-bit), or Windows® 7 (64-bit); Intel® Pentium® IV Processor 1GHz or higher (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 500 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system); Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
Macintosh®: Mac OS® 10.5.8 or OS® 10.6.4; Intel® Processor 1GHz or higher; 32-bit Kernel and Extensions; 512 MB RAM; 300 MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; One available USB Port (required when using eInstruction® student response system); Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License over 500 slides 978-1-61960-614-2 $240.00 *
Individual License. This product contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 21 chapters, comprising over 500 slides of instructional material.

The presentations are best viewed in PowerPoint 2003 or higher or in the PowerPoint Viewer. If viewed in earlier versions of PowerPoint, they may not display properly. Also provided is a link that allows download of the current version of PowerPoint Viewer. Internet connection required to access web links, streaming content, and free downloads.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel Pentium II or compatible processor, Windows 2000/XP/7/8, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Internet Explorer (6 or higher), allow active content, PowerPoint Viewer (free download), and Adobe Reader (free download). Internet connection required to access web links, streaming content, and free downloads.
Macintosh®: PowerPC G4, G5 or Intel processor, Mac OS X v10.X, 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended), Safari (2.0 or higher), allow active content, PowerPoint Viewer (free download for Mac OS 9.X), and Adobe Reader (free download). Internet connection required to access web links, streaming content, and free downloads.
Online Instructor Resources, 6yr. Individual Subscription 978-1-61960-607-4 $528.00 *
The Online Instructor Resources, 6yr. Subscription provides 6 years of individual access to the classroom support materials used most, all in one convenient location. Included are the online textbook, workbook, Charting Your Career: Interest Inventory, Instructor's Edition, contents of the Resource CD in addition to Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® and ExamView® Assessment Suite.
Companion Website and Mobile Site       Free
Companion Website
Activities that correspond to textbook content are readily available on this special website that provides a means of attracting student attention while increasing comprehension and retention of key concepts. Vocabulary games, e-flash cards, and interactive quizzes are examples of the included content. The option to print or e-mail answers promotes easy grading.

Mobile Site
With many students having smartphones and tablets, they can now study outside of the classroom or home. The mobile web app format allows students to quiz themselves using e-flash cards and assess their learning with self-assessment quizzes.
*To order this item, please call 800.323.0440.
Table of Contents

Unit I Health Informatics Career Pathway
1. Welcome to the Field of Health Science
2. Career Skills in Health Informatics
3. Fundamental Skills in Health Informatics
4. Professional Knowledge in Health Informatics
5. Academic Knowledge: Medical Terminology and Body Organization
Unit II Therapeutic Career Pathway
6. Career Skills in Therapeutic Services
7. Fundamental Skills in Therapeutic Services
8. Professional Knowledge in Therapeutic Services
9. Academic Knowledge: Body Systems for Support and Movement
Unit III Diagnostic Career Pathway
10. Career Skills in Diagnostic Services
11. Fundamental Skills in Diagnostic Services
12. Professional Knowledge in Diagnostic Services
13. Academic Knowledge: Body Systems for Transportation and Exchange
Unit IV Support Services Pathway
14. Career Skills in Support Services
15. Fundamental Skills in Support Services
16. Professional Knowledge in Support Services
17. Academic Knowledge: Body Systems for Maintenance and Continuation
Unit V Biotechnology Career Pathway
18. Career Skills in Biotechnology Research and Development
19. Fundamental Skills in Biotechnology Research and Development
20. Professional Knowledge in Biotechnology Research and Development
21. Academic Knowledge: Body Systems for Regulation and Communication
Look Inside
Text
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Chapter 2 (PDF, 1.51 MB)
PDF
Chapter 5 (PDF, 1.96 MB)
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Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Health Sciences)
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Chapter 2 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Health Sciences)
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Chapter 5 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Health Sciences)
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Glossary (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Health Sciences)
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
PPS
Chapter 2 (PPS, 5.14 MB)
Online Instructor Resources, 6yr. Individual Subscription
Mobile Companion Website
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View Mobile Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Health Sciences)
Companion Website
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View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Health Sciences)
Correlations
Florida
Mississippi
PDF
Health Sciences Core I (PDF, 560 KB)
National Standards
Precision Exams
PDF
Precision Exams (PDF, 224 KB)
Tennessee New Waiver Policy
Texas
Utah
About the Author(s)

Dorothy Winger - has 21 years of experience in teaching and curriculum development for health science and family and consumer science. She has dedicated the last 17 years to building the Health Science program at Madison East High School, where she is the Nursing Assistant program coordinator and has taught Health Science Occupations, Body Structure and Function, Medical Terminology, and Health Information Office Assistant. She also serves as a HOSA advisor, Red Cross blood drive coordinator, and Youth Health Service Corps advisor. Dottie has written statewide curricula, served as president of Wisconsin Health Occupations Professional Educators, sat on the Wisconsin Governor's Task Force on the Health Care Worker Shortage, and served on the leadership team to develop the Wisconsin Standards for Health Science. She has spoken at both national and state conferences on various educational topics. As an education consultant and mentor, Dottie continues to serve as a teacher leader.

Susan Blahnik - is a dedicated educator whose teaching career spans 40 years. Focusing on secondary education, she has taught career and technical coursework in health science as well as family and consumer education. She developed the health science career pathway for her local school district and taught Introduction to Medical Occupations, Body Structure and Function, and Medical Terminology. She established and managed the nursing assisting program, supervised youth apprentices, and advised the HOSA chapter. Sue has written statewide curriculums and recently served on the leadership team to develop the Wisconsin Standards for Health Science. She has presented at both national and state conferences and served as the first president of the Wisconsin Health Science Occupations Professional Educators. An avid supporter of service learning, Sue has mentored both students and fellow educators, and has received several grant awards to support health science instruction and service learning projects. Sue continues her commitment to children and learning as an educational consultant and author.