This one semester American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED course will help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. Students will learn the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed. Successful completion of this course will earn participants a certificate in First Aid, CPR, and AED.
- Teacher: Julie McWilliams
Medical Terminology is the study of terminology including analysis and origin of word roots, prefixes and suffixes. Understanding the word components, students will be able to build, spell and define medical words. Content will be presented by body systems, focusing on terms for anatomy, diagnostic, laboratory and medical specialties. Includes use of a medical dictionary, word pronunciation, and abbreviations. Designed for high school students pursuing a career in health care.
Students in this course will explore a variety of allied and behavioral health careers, including the roles, responsibilities, and training required for each. Participants will conduct guided self-assessments to help them envision themselves in rewarding careers that are appropriate to their skills and interests. Students will also learn the roles and responsibilities of different members/functional units of the health care team; information on related job and educational opportunities; needs and roles of health providers in rural and urban Alaska settings.
- Teacher: Paul Conti