Level 2 Health Science

HS200
Course Description

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.

COURSE OUTLINE:
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.


Pathway

Level 2 Biology, Level 3 Gateway

Equipment/Stationery

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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 497 v10 Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements
1
I
3
U.S. 6400 v6 Manage first aid in an emergency situation
3
I
2
U.S. 6401 v6 Provide first aid
2
I
1
U.S. 6402 v8 Provide basic life support
1
I
1
U.S. 14785 v5 Demonstrate knowledge of diseases and disorders in the human body
4
I
9
U.S. 17593 v5 Apply safe work practices in the workplace
2
I
4
U.S. 27457 v4 Describe the anatomy and physiology of systems and associated organs of the human body
3
I
6
U.S. 27461 v3 Describe indicators of wellness, interventions, care, and support for people at different lifespan stages
3
I
5
A.S. 91237 v2 Health 2.3 - Take action to enhance an aspect of people's well-being within the school or wider community
2
I
5
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 36 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 36 credits.

Pathway Tags

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


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