Education Connection - Foundations of Health Science and Technology

Program Reviewed

Foundations of Health Science and Technology

Credit Recommendation

  • Foundations of Health Science and Technology: 3 credits, lower division level

Effective Dates

June 2008 through June 2014

Source of Records

Student's high school records office.

How to Apply for the Credit


Foundations of Health Science and Technology: 3 credits, lower division level
This course is offered as Foundations of Health Sciences and Technology, an introduction to healthcare careers. The course is designed as an overview of healthcare occupations and the skills required for success in the health care industry. The course includes academics in healthcare, ethics, teamwork, employability skills, health maintenance and safety practices as well as information technology applications. It touches upon the impact of technology on the quality of healthcare services, and a basic overview of biology is also included. The course examines the medical needs of a culturally diverse society and the legal responsibilities of healthcare providers. Students are exposed to the many different career paths possible for those interested in healthcare. The primary focus of the course is to expose students to the many possibilities in healthcare and to inspire them to create a professional, well-developed ePortfolio. Students are also require to develop a unique presentation of their research. Instruction is delivered via a blended instructional strategy to deliver instructional resources, student learning activities, and student assessments in an online environment.

About the Review

This review was funded by the Connecticut Health & Life Sciences Career Initiative (HLSCI), a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor. HLSCI is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.