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Texas Nurses Career Info - You will find out more about becoming a registered nurse than quite possibly any where else on the Internet.

Medical Jobs - aims to help people learn about medical careers and figure out what medical job is right for them.

Texas Workforce Commission - TWC's Job Quest will help match your skills with the right job that's waiting for you.

U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration - Topics on the site; employment, employment compensation, retraining, apprenticeship and job corps.

American Society for Training and Development - Performance in a changing world: work related competencies and performance fulfillment.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Perform keyword searches for selected occupational clusters.

Career Key - Jobseekers can use this site to find relevant training programs, a college major or use the site's free diagnostic tool the "Career Key Measure".

Curriculum Resources

Career and Technical Special Populations Training Center - Maintains a clearinghouse for materials related to special populations and CTE in Texas.

Healthwise Incorporated - To help people do a better job of staying healthy and taking care of their health problems.

Medical Matrix

National Aging Information Center - A central source for a wide variety of program- and policy-related materials and demographic and other statistical data on the health, economic, and social statusof older Americans.

HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service - Provides information about federally approved treatment guidelines for HIV and AIDS. Ethics in Science and Medicine - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's ELSI Project Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's ELSI in Science program is a pilot project designed to stimulate discussions on the implications of selected areas of scientific research.

Access Excellence


U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) - The world's largest biomedical library.

Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at Yale University - The Medical Library serves the biomedical and health care information needs of Yale University and the Yale-New Haven Medical Center.

Univ. of Iowa's Hardin Library for the Health Sciences - Offers access to the Health Science Library as well as Healthnet and The Virtual Hospital.

Health Care Links

National Consortium for Health Science Education(NCHSE) - Site for ordering National Skill Standards.

Texas Department of Health - Health Professions Resource Center.

The Center for the Health Professions - University of California, San Francisco - Our mission is to assist health care professionals, health professions schools, care delivery organizations and public policy makers respond to the challenges of educating and managing a health care workforce capable of improving the health and well being of people and their communities.

HCUPnet - Offers a wealth of information about hospital stays, patient outcomes, and hospital charges. It also allows you to analyze data according to various factors, including patient age, income, type of insurance, and type of hospital.

Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Resources - Alphabetized listing of internet health sources.

www.health.gov - Links to health resources. A Sampling of Health-Related Resources on the Internet - Provides access to List-Servs, News Groups, Gopher Sites, WWW Sites, etc.

Liver Foundation - The American Liver Foundation is the only national, voluntary non-profit health agency dedicated to preventing, treating and curing hepatitis and all liver diseases through research, education and support groups.

Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Online - This site is maintained by allergists, the medical specialists who treat allergies and asthma, and their professional association.

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research - Offers a guide on how to take medication correctly.

Medwatch - The purpose of the MedWatch program is to enhance the effectiveness of postmarketing surveillance of medical products as they are used in clinical practice and to rapidly identify significant health hazards associated with these products.

University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center - Covers a wide range of breast cancer topics.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - Introduction to the excitement of neuroscience research in the Decade of the Brain and background information about the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Heart Information Network - An independent, educational web site founded by a heart patient and a physician.

Nutrition Navigator - The Tufts University Nutrition Navigator is designed to help you sort through the large volume of nutrition information on the Internet and find accurate, useful nutrition information you can trust.

The Visible Human - A complete online representation of the male and female human bodies.

American Botanical Council and the Herbal Education Research Center - Educating the public on the use of Herbs and Phytomedicinals.

Professional Organizations & Agencies

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Nation's Prevention Agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The National Council on the Aging

National Institutes of Health

Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Board of Nurse Examiners

Social Security Administration

U.S. Administration on Aging

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)

Family Caregiver Alliance

Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services

California Association of School Health Educators

Health Canada

National Science Foundation American Thrombosis Association

The American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists

The American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians

The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers®

American Occupational Therapy Association

American Physical Therapy Association

American Society of Radiologic Technologists

American Association for Respiratory Care

Association of Surgical Technologists

American Dental Association

American Dental Hygienists' Association

Association of American Medical Colleges

American Medical Association

American Psychiatric Association

American Academy of Physician Assistants

American Society of Alternative Therapists

The Association for Integrative Medicine

National Mental Health Association

American Nurses Association

American College of Nurse-Midwives

Arthroscopy Association of North America

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Optometry

National Academy of Opticianry

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

American Pharmaceutical Association

American Psychological Association

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation

American Dietetic Association

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

National Athletic Trainers' Association

American College of Healthcare Executives

American Association for Medical Transcription

American Veterinary Medical Association

American Diabetes Association

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the Health Science courses?

  • Principles of Health Science
  • Medical Terminology
  • Health Science
  • Practicum in Health Science
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • World Health Research

What curriculum resources are available for Health Science teachers?

What is a coherent sequence of courses?

A coherent sequence of courses is a sequence of CTE courses (two or more CTE courses for three or more credits) focused on developing occupational knowledge and skills.
The courses in a sequence are not required to be from the same cluster. Courses selected as part of a coherent sequence can be customized based on the courses offered on the local campus, and personal or career goals.  A coherent sequence of courses enhances a student’s college and career readiness.
All coherent sequences of courses in this cluster begin with the Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security.  The sequence of courses offered at a school district is a local decision and is dependent upon the teacher’s area of expertise.
Districts have the flexibility of developing a coherent sequence of courses based on local need and available electives.  Courses from other clusters can be combined with the Health Science courses to create a coherent sequence of courses.  A coherent sequence of courses is individualized for every student.

What is a Scope and Sequence document?

A team of teachers for this cluster took the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and arranged them in a sequence that seemed logical for teaching. The first column is the unit of study.  The main topic areas are listed in order. The second column is the knowledge and skills statements. Next are the student expectations for each knowledge and skill statement. Listed at the end of the scope and sequence document are resources appropriate to the course.  The list contains currently adopted State Board of Education (SBOE) textbooks. Other resources listed are those available from state or federal agencies.  The list may also include resources available from universities, non-profit agencies, or professional associations.

Where can I find the Health Science Scope and Sequence documents?

Health Science Scope & Sequence

What is a Program of Study document?

A program of study may be adopted by a local education agency and a postsecondary institution, and offered as an option to students when planning for and completing future coursework for CTE content areas that –

  • Incorporate secondary education and postsecondary education elements.
  • Include coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant CTE content in a coordinated, non-duplicative progression of courses that align secondary education with postsecondary education to adequately prepare.
  • May include the opportunity for secondary education students to participate in dual or concurrent enrollment programs or  other ways to acquire postsecondary education credits.
  • Lead to an industry-recognized credential or certificate at the postsecondary level, or to an associate or baccalaureate degree [PL 109-270. Sec 122(c)(1)].

Where can I find the Health Science Programs of Study documents?


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