Health and Medical Sciences Exploratory

SCED Code: 14001
Virginia Extended Description: 9
Suggested Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
Duration: 9 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: HOSA-Future Health Professionals

Students explore health and medical sciences careers and related clusters, participate in interactive activities, and receive an overview of the healthcare industry. Course content includes the criteria for entering various healthcare careers. Students gain communication, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

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Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Diagnostic Services
  • Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
Support Services
Therapeutic Services
  • Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Medical Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants

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