Level 2 Health Science
Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Sharp
AIMS OF THE COURSE:
1) To assist students to make good life choices about their health through increased scientific skills and knowledge relevant to their everyday world.
2) To enable students to achieve in NCEA Science Level 2 or 3 through an internally assessed course, at a pace attainable by each student.
3) To equip learners with a foundational knowledge, understanding and realisitic expectations of health sector pathways and requirements.
4) To provide a student-centred, relevant learning pathway for students wanting a career as a health professional.
This course offers a range of credits a NCEA Levels 1 (1), 2 (6) and 3 (13), in contexts relevant to a future career in the health sector. Students will complete their First Aid certificate and a range of internal assessments related to human anatomy, physiology, fitness and general health.
It is of benefit to students to bring a laptop to lessons although they will not be disadvantaged academically if they do not. They may need to therefore access a Chromebook from time to time.
There are opportunities during the year for students to go on optional field trips that may have a small transport cost associated with them.
Recommended Prior Learning
Students should have gained some writing credits at Level 1 or be concurrently studying ESOL.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 36 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 36 credits.
There are a range of different jobs and careers in the Health sector. You may be interested in a job in this sector if you are interested in: -care, support and rehabilitation of people -diagnosing and treating people -health promotion and advice -medical research and testing -providing technical support and equipment to healthcare professionals. Some jobs in this sector include: • Anatomist • Audiologist • Bio-Analyst • Biological Technologist • Biomedical Engineer • Biomedical Ethics Researcher • Biophysicist • Biostatistician • Biotechnology Researcher • Cardiac Imaging Researcher • Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist • Cell Biologist • Chiropractor • Clinical Data Analyst • Clinical Research Associate • Clinical Research Coordinator • Clinical Technician • Dentist Dietician • Doctor • Epidemiologist • Food and Drug Inspector • Genetic Counselor • Genetic Technologist • Geneticist • Health Educator • High School Teacher • Immunologist • Industrial Hygienist • Laboratory Manager • Medical Illustrator • Medical Laboratory Technologist • Medical Librarian • Medical Scientist • Medical Writer • Microbiologist • Military Officer • Neurologist • Orthopaedic Technician • Osteopathic Physician • Pharmacist • Public Health Director • Quality Control Specialist • Registered Nurse • Sexual Health Educator • Sports Medicine Physician • Toxicologist,