ERIC Number: ED406559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Health Care Assistant Core. Instructor Manual.
Feilner, Veronica; Robling, Jeannine
This document contains the core curriculum for a basic high school course for health care assistants. It is designed as a 1-semester course of study, after which students can take a course in an emphasis area, such as veterinary, nursing, pharmacology, or physical therapy, in which they learn skills for specific entry-level jobs. The curriculum guide begins with the following background information: a health occupations curriculum flowchart; a bibliography listing 51 references; a cross-reference of lessons from the nurse assistant in a long-term care facility curriculum with the health care assistant core; National Health Care Core Skill Standards; and a cross-reference of the National Health Care Core Skill Standards and the health care assistant core. The guide is divided into six units that cover the following topics: (1) the health care delivery system; (2) communication and observation skills; (3) safety; (4) concepts of microbiology; (5) anatomy and physiology; and (6) life stages. Within each unit, lesson plans break the content into manageable classroom lessons. Lesson plans contain some or all of the following: scope of the unit, lesson objectives, supplementary teaching and learning items, an informational assignment, references, an introduction, a lesson outline, summary, and conclusion, procedures for demonstrations (as needed), interaction items, classroom and laboratory activities, evaluation items with answers, and handouts. (KC)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Allied Health Personnel, Caregivers, Competence, Competency Based Education, Core Curriculum, Course Content, Curriculum, Educational Resources, Entry Workers, Health Occupations, High Schools, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Medical Assistants, Minimum Competencies, National Curriculum, National Standards, Student Evaluation, Test Items, Vocational Education
Instructional Materials Laboratory, University of Missouri, 8 London Hall, 2316 Industrial Drive, Columbia, MO 65202; phone: 800-669-2465; http://www.iml.coe.missouri.edu (order no. 50-1013-I).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Instructional Materials Lab.