• HEALTH CARE ACADEMY
     
    The Lancaster Health Care Academy is designed for students who are interested in exploring health related careers.  During the three year curriculum, classes will visit health care facilities, host various health professionals, and discuss current trends in health care.  It is the perfect opportunity to get a head start in the competitive and rewarding healthcare field.
     
    The following courses are designed for those students who wish to pursue a career in the health care profession.  These courses would offer college credit at Bryant and Stratton, Erie Community College, Trocaire College and Villa Maria College.  Upon successful completion as described in each college’s articulation agreement, students would be eligible to receive three to 12 college credits after one semester at the participating college.   

  • HCA INTRO TO HEALTH CAREERS

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    4574            Grade 10                              1 credit          

    Prerequisites:  Regents exam credit for Physical Setting – Earth Science & Acceptance to Health Care Academy.
     
    This course is designed to be the entry course for the Health Care Academy.  Students wishing to be enrolled in the Academy must take this course.  The course will explore the opportunities that are available in the Health Care Field.  Careers which work to support the doctor, the patient and the health care facility will be discussed.  Practicing health care professionals will discuss their field and share their experiences with the class. The course will meet for one period every day.  The final assessment for this course is written by the instructor.
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  • HCA ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I

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    4110          Grade 11                        1 credit (Life Science)        

    Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Health Care Academy, Regents credit for Living Environment and course credit for HCA Introduction to Health Careers
     
    This course will introduce students to the basic principles related to the structure and function of the human body. Anatomical terminology, cell structure, basic biochemistry and all levels of structural organization of the integumentary, skeletal and muscular system will be emphasized. Common pathology of each system will also be discussed. Medical terminology and ethical issues relating to each studied system will be covered within each unit of study.  This course meets for a single class period each day.  Final assessment is created by the instructor. Life Science credit.
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  • HCA ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II

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    4111            Grade 12                        1 credit (Life Science)             

    Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Health Care Academy, Regents credit for Living Environment & Chemistry, course credit for HCA Introduction to Health Careers and course credit for HCA Anatomy and Physiology I.
     
    This course is a continuation of HCA Anatomy and Physiology I.  All levels of structural organization of the Nervous, Endocrine, Cardiovascular, Digestive, Immune and Reproductive systems will be emphasized.  Common pathology of each system will also be discussed.  Medical terminology and ethical issues relating to each studied system will be covered within each unit of study.  This course has five class periods and two double lab periods every six days. The final assessment for this course includes material covered in both HCA Anatomy and Physiology I & II and is created by the instructor.
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Last Modified on December 16, 2016