Health Science Capstone
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The purpose of this course is to research and solve real world health science needs. This course is designed for advanced health science students to further their health science knowledge and skills. The Health Science Capstone encourages students to think analytically, logically, and creatively to integrate experience and knowledge in real world situations. Membership and participation in HOSA is encouraged.
Core Standards of the Course
Students will develop a better understanding of real-world application within the Health Science field.
Students will gain greater insight into opportunities for employment and/or education within the Health Sciences.
Complete one or more of the following:
Tour a medical or educational facility.
Participate in a health science related job-shadow.
Participate in guest speaker(s) presentations for students to learn about health science opportunities.
Students will gain a greater understanding of how research and analytics impacts Health Science.
Students will use research skills to analyze a health science topic.
Complete one of the following:
Develop a research project addressing a health science topic using the scientific process and present your findings.
Research career opportunities in Health Science and present your findings.
Students will implement leadership skills throughout the course.
Students will demonstrate group leadership skills in the classroom.
Demonstrate leadership in one or more of the following areas:
Lead a team
Create assignments for team members
Follow directions from team leaders
Practice ethical leadership
Demonstrate effective communication (speaking and/or listening)
Students will use various forms of technology throughout the course.
Students will recognize current technological tools and their impact on health care.
Students will use one or more of the following technological tools throughout the course. Examples may include:
Advanced presentation tools – Adobe Spark, Microsoft Sway, Prezi, PPT, etc.
Search engine optimization
New and upcoming technologies
- Problem solving
- Critical thinking skills
- Legal requirements/expectations
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and see the CTE/Health Science website. For
general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director
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