There’s an abundance of textbooks for introductory health science courses for high school. But when it comes to keeping students engaged and interested, textbooks are pretty low on the totem pole compared to other options you have. We often hear this frustration from health science instructors across the United States. You want to include more variety in your teaching, but who knows where to start?
Teaching anatomy and physiology seems pretty straightforward. Give a lecture on the basics of a body system, the parts of the system, how it works, and how it interacts with the other body systems. Sounds simple, right? But even though the content is straightforward, a cut-and-dry lecture isn’t enough for a high school classroom. High school students need hands-on activities to help them remember important details and stay engaged with your lessons.
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CTE health science programs are growing across the United States. As a result, there are more options for instructional materials than ever before. A popular choice for many health science classrooms is Project Lead the Way’s (PLTW) Biomedical Science program. This option can be the perfect fit for some classes, but not quite right for others. In this blog, we’ll review the biomedical science courses to help you decide if they’re the right fit for you and your students. But before we dive into the specifics of the courses, we’ll give a little background on Project Lead the Way!
Health science is one of the most popular CTE clusters in the United States. And while health science classes teach students how to perform specific skills, they don’t usually teach them how to choose a health care career! Because of this trend, instructors need to find ways to better incorporate health science career exploration in their lessons. Talking about health care careers is a key piece in your classroom, but there aren’t many resources out there appropriate to middle school students. To help give your students a clearer idea of their potential careers, we’ve put together a list of the five best lesson ideas for health science career exploration:
Knowledge of medical coding and billing is key for any health science student pursuing a career in medical documentation. Because of this, you need lessons to introduce these concepts, and activities to reinforce the information. Unfortunately, there aren’t many resources out there to teach medical coding and billing to high school students. To help you teach these important topics to your students, we’ve put together a list of lesson ideas! The six best medical coding and billing lessons are: Health insurance basics Duties related to patient health insurance The types of medical coding Claim forms Reimbursements & insurance payments Legal issue pertaining to insurance, coding, & billing Let's dive in!