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TECH:Health Careers Planner - Diagnostic

Curriculum Tie:

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 45 minutes.

Group Size:
Large Groups


Students will explore the Diagnostic Services Career Pathway using articles in Health Careers Planner (HCP).

Main Curriculum Tie:
Career and Technical Education Introduction
Standard 7 Objective 1

Explore the relationship and impact of healthcare careers and business.


  • Classroom set of American Careers--Health Careers Planner (HCP)
  • Attached worksheet: "Exploring Diagnostic Careers"
  • Optional: Create copies of "Detect a Word", found on page 23 of the HCP
  • The American Careers - Health Careers Planner can be purchased at Career Communications, Inc. 6701 West 64th Street Overland Park, KS 66202 (913) 362-7788


      Background For Teachers:
      Since you only have a classroom set of the HCP, you may want to run copies of the crossword puzzle so they can be consumed by the students. Also the answers wouldn't be so readily available to the students as they are in the HCP.

      There is and American Careers-HCP Teaching Guide, but it is better suited for the high school level not 7-8th grade level. There are two good surveys included that could be revised and used if wanted: “General Attitude Survey” and “Performance Assessments”. Also the glossary could be of use for you and/or your students.

      Intended Learning Outcomes:
      Students will review various careers included in Diagnostic Services and explain why they might pursue a career in this pathway.

      Instructional Procedures:
      Students will:

      1. Read pages 17-22 in the HCP, including the articles on: "Radiologic Technologist", "Electroneurodiagnostic Technologist", Pediatric Nutritionist" and "Medical Technologist"
      2. Complete the attached worksheet "Exploring Diagnostic Careers" using the preceding articles.
      3. Use one of the Internet sources found on page 24, listed under "Take a Closer Look At..." to explore one of the careers listed. Write a paragraph explaining "Why I would like to pursue a career in this pathway".
      4. Optional: complete the "Detect a Word" word search activity (copied from page 23). Answers to the "Detect a Word" activity are located on page 24.


          Created Date :
          Sep 01 2004 19:23 PM

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