Health Science: Patient Care Pathway (ACCA only)
* High school level pathway offered through Athens Community Career Academy.
* Available for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students in Clarke County School District.
* Click here to watch a video from our ACCA Healthcare Science instructor, Mrs. Catherine Douylliez
Introduction to Healthcare Science
The concepts of human growth and development, interaction with patients and family members, health, wellness and preventative care are evaluated, as well as the legal and ethical responsibilities of today’s healthcare provider. Fundamental health care skills development is initiated including microbiology, basic life support and first aid.
Essentials of Healthcare
The Essentials of Healthcare is a medical-focused anatomy course addressing the physiology of each body system, along with the investigation of common diseases, disorders, and emerging diseases. The prevention of disease and the diagnosis and treatment that might be utilized are addressed, along with medical terminology related to each system. This course provides an opportunity to demonstrate technical skills that enforce the goal of helping students make connections between medical procedures and the pathophysiology of diseases and disorders. The prerequisite for this course is Introduction to Healthcare.
Patient Care Fundamentals
This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to become effective and efficient multi-skilled healthcare providers as they develop a working knowledge of various allied health opportunities. Students focusing on a career path in the healthcare field may apply classroom/lab knowledge and skills in the clinical setting as they participate in direct or simulated client care.