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CTE/Health Science Curriculum Health Science Capstone
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand 1
Students will develop a better understanding of real-world application within the Health Science field.

Standard 1
Students will gain greater insight into opportunities for employment and/or education within the Health Sciences.

Performance Skills
Complete one or more of the following:

  1. Tour a medical or educational facility.
  2. Participate in a health science related job-shadow.
  3. Participate in guest speaker(s) presentations for students to learn about health science opportunities.

Strand 2
Students will gain a greater understanding of how research and analytics impacts Health Science.

Standard 1
Students will use research skills to analyze a health science topic.

Performance Skills
Complete one of the following:

  1. Develop a research project addressing a health science topic using the scientific process and present your findings.
  2. Research career opportunities in Health Science and present your findings.

Strand 3
Students will implement leadership skills throughout the course.

Standard 1
Students will demonstrate group leadership skills in the classroom.

Performance Skills
Demonstrate leadership in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Lead a team
  2. Create assignments for team members
  3. Follow directions from team leaders
  4. Practice ethical leadership
  5. Demonstrate effective communication (speaking and/or listening)

Strand 4
Students will use various forms of technology throughout the course.

Standard 1
Students will recognize current technological tools and their impact on health care.

Performance Skills
Students will use one or more of the following technological tools throughout the course. Examples may include:

  1. Online surveys
  2. Podcasts
  3. Advanced presentation tools Adobe Spark, Microsoft Sway, Prezi, PPT, etc.
  4. Video conferencing
  5. Websites
  6. Search engine optimization
  7. Electronic databases/journals
  8. New and upcoming technologies

Workplace Skills

  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Dependability
  • Accountability
  • Legal requirements/expectations



UEN logo http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - MAREN  HANSEN and see the CTE/Health Science website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - THALEA  LONGHURST.

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