Title of Course
Teacher’s Name: Nancy L. Willis Room # : 114D Phone #Extension: 4614
Planning Period: 3rd Block Time:12:00-1:30 Other Office Time: By appointment
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please free to contact me @ the above e-mail or during my planning block. I will be calling each student’s family the first three weeks of the semester. If you do not receive a call, please contact me. Occasionally the contact information I receive is incorrect and I am unable to reach you. I plan to work closely with you and your child to help him/her to reach their fullest potential.
Description of Course:
Medical Careers I investigates the health professions and related sciences. Topics include medical and dental terminology, communications, anatomy and physiology, diseases/disorders, treatment, and the health professions. Skills in science, math, English, social studies, the arts, and health are reinforced in this course. Projects, teamwork, demonstrations and active participation in health related activities serve as instructional strategies that reinforce the curriculum content.
NCSCOS Course Goals:
Goal 1: The learner will be able to analyze medical and dental prefixes, suffixes, root words,
Goal 2: The learner will apply interpersonal communication skills to interpret elements of
verbal and non-verbal communication.
Goal 3: The learner will gain knowledge in the relationship of tissues, organs, and body
Goal 4: The learner will build an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the
Goal 5: The learner will analyze the anatomy and physiology of the skeleton and muscular
Goal 6: The learner will gain knowledge and demonstrate understanding of the anatomy
and physiology of the blood and circulatory systems.
Goal 7: The learner will analyze the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic and
Goal 8: The learner will analyze the anatomy and physiology of the nervous and special
Goal 9: The learner will analyze the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system and
how nutritional factors relate to body structure and function.
Goal 10:The learner will analyze the anatomy and physiology of the urinary and endocrine
Goal 11: The learner will analyze the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system.
Goal 12: The learner will evaluate health care professions and related employment
Textbook Title(s) and Author(s):
Anatomy, Physiology, & Disease: An Interactive Journey for Health Professionals by Bruce J. Colbert, Jeff Ankney & Karen T. Lee (2009)
Materials Needed: 2 inch (3 ring) binder with dividers is required for each chapter. This will serve to help organize each chapter. The notebook should include the following: all classroom rules, course content, all written assignments, worksheets, vocabulary, and test/quizzes. There will be periodic notebook checks as listed in the interactive notebook guidelines. You will also need paper, pencils/pens (black or blue ink only), colored pencils, page protectors and highlighters. Materials must be brought to class daily. Additional items may be required.
Required Projects/Assignments: Homework/ Class Participation
Preventive Care Project
Note: Class participation is 10% of the total 25% that can be earned.
(Participation rubric will be given )
Grading Policy: Tests/Projects 50%
Participation, Class work & Interactive Notebook with Essential Questions answered 25%
There will be a major test after we have completed each unit. It will be announced and written on the board at least two days in advance of the actual test day. There will be “pop” quizzes at times in order to evaluate the student’s progress in day-to-day work. If a student has been absent and a test was announced on a day the student was present, you are expected to take the test on its regularly scheduled day unless there are extenuating circumstances. It is the student’s responsibility to check with the teacher before or after school, with a classmate, or school center about missed assignments or lecture notes.
- All homework assignments must be submitted at the beginning of class.
- Late paperwork will not be accepted. (If you are absent the day homework is collected, it must be turned in the same day you return (no exceptions).
- Only completed homework will receive full credit. (If you do not understand the home work assignment, it is the student’s responsibility to ask for clarification before homework is due).
- All work must be submitted on time with the student’s name, class period, and date in the top right corner. Work left at home or in your locker will either not be accepted or have points deducted.
Make-up Work Policy: Students are required to submit make-up work for excused absences within five school days. Make-up work for unexcused absences is at the teacher’s discretion.
Any late work must be completed within 3 days of the absence. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain, complete, and turn in any missed assignments!!
Note: See student handbook for school-wide make-up work policy.
Attendance Policy: Students are expected to be in class on time each day of school
Note: See student handbook for additional attendance information.
- Follow all school rules.
- Follow the class rules
a) Students are to be in their seats with required materials and ready to work when the tardy bell rings.
b) Students should demonstrate standards of respect for themselves, others, and equipment.
c) The students are expected to remain in their seats unless instructed to do otherwise. Raise your hand for permission to speak and /or move about within the room.
d) No personal grooming during class. Hair combing, applying lotion, etc. should be done between classes.
e) Students are expected to use the restroom before and after class.
f) Cheating will not be tolerated! If a student is caught cheating, they will receive a zero on that assignment and parents will be notified!
g) The teacher has the option of changing or adding to any of the above rules and expectations.
Consequences for not following rules and regulations:
1st Offense: Warning/parent contact
2nd Offense: 30 minute detention/parent conference
3rd Offense: Discipline referral to administration
Time after school is to be completed the Wednesday after it is assigned. These consequences are to be given for minor classroom offenses. Any major offenses, (fighting, arguing, disrespect) will be addressed immediately and administrators will be notified at once.
Note: See student handbook for school-wide rules and behavior policy.
By signing you are verifying that you have read the Medical Careers I -Academic Plan and understand the content. If you have any questions, please e-mail or return your concerns in writing and they will be addressed.
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