ERIC Number: ED130130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Exploration of Health Careers. Curriculum Guide.
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Career Development.
This curriculum guide provides an introductory course for secondary students interested in health careers. The instruction is sequential and exposes the student to a core curriculum including interpersonal, vocational and practical skills basic to the health occupations cluster. The course objectives are to: (1) Identify jobs and job opportunities in the health service industry, (2) assess self in relation to job requirements for various occupations within the health field, (3) perform some elemental tasks associated with various occupations in the health service industry, and (4) set personal goals within the field of health and discern the schooling necessary to reach those goals. Seven instructional units are included: Unit 1--Orientation; Unit 2--Health Care Systems and Components; Unit 3--You, the Health Care Worker; Unit 4--Planning Your Health Career; Unit 5--Becoming a Patient; Unit 6--The Patient from Admission to Discharge; and Unit 7--The Patient is Discharged. Each of these units contains student objectives, content, and suggested activities. The appendix contains a bibliography, a listing of audio-visuals (films and filmstrips, a listing of black contributors to health, and a listing of health careers at the entry, intermediate, college graduate, and graduate education levels. Suggestions for field trips are also appended. (HD)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Planning, Core Curriculum, Course Content, Course Objectives, Curriculum Guides, Employment Qualifications, Health Occupations, Health Services, Learning Activities, Occupational Information, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC. Dept. of Career Development.