Semester 2                                                           Grade 11

Minimum Prerequisites: Must be a member of the Health Careers Career Path Program

This one semester 11th grade Health Careers Program course provides an introduction to the health, medicine; beliefs of various cultural and ethnic groups who now reside in this country; in particular our brothers and sisters from Latin America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Key terminology, legal cultural competency requirements for the health care provider and case studies are introduced and discussed. In addition, individual and group projects, guest speakers and outside experiences are integrated into this course to provide the student with a greater understanding and tolerance of others whose health care practices may differ from our own. Through the study and examination of various cultural healthcare beliefs and practices, the student gains knowledge and personal insight so as to better understand and respect the multitude of cultures she may interact with in the community and healthcare setting.