ERIC Number: ED369648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar-30
Health Occupations Extended Campus Program.
A Health Occupations Program designed as an integrated science course offers students at Evanston Township High School (Illinois) an opportunity to master science skills, content, and laboratory techniques while working and studying within local hospitals (the Evanston Hospital and St. Francis Hospital) as well as within their high school classrooms. Students must have completed a course in biology and must take a math and chemistry course in conjunction with the program. The first phase of this course (two days per week in the morning) involves students actually studying and participating within a hospital setting spending a total of 6 weeks per department in each of six areas of their choice. These departments include nursing, clinical laboratory, physical therapy, radiology, patient registration, respiratory therapy, blood gas laboratory, dietetics, central sterile services, and occupational therapy. Their instructors consist of the professional hospital staff. The second phase of this course (3 days per week in the morning) involves classroom work at the high school. Materials covered at this time reinforce that which is covered in the hospital with added topics such as medical ethics, medical careers, history of medicine, and the disease process. Their instructors consist of the high school professional staff. This course offers opportunities for community resources to interface directly with the high school student and its curriculum. Science integration (physics, chemistry, and life science) is achieved through the variety of areas available to the student both in a nontraditional setting, the hospital, as well as in a traditional classroom setting. The following materials are included: (1) courses objectives; (2) agreement hospital/high school; (3) agreement student/parent; (4) program rules and regulations; (5) student expectation form; (6) hospital rotation procedures; (7) evaluations of student performance; and (8) student responses regarding their program experiences. (ZWH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Science Teachers Association (42nd, Anaheim, CA, March 30-April 2, 1994). One page (from the Evanston Hospital "News") will photocopy poorly.