STA Health & Wellness SHSM – Focus on Healthcare & Medical Technologies
Interested students should see their guidance counselor for application details
This program enables students to develop their understanding of basic health care procedures, including the safe use of appropriate instruments, equipment, and materials. Students will focus on health care fundamentals, including the anatomical features and physiology of the major body systems and the factors that affect homeostasis in the human body. Students will use case studies to apply anatomy and physiology to the clinical setting.
Students will analyze environmental and societal issues related to healthcare of the community and the greater population, including the socioeconomic indicators of healthcare. Students will have the opportunity to explore medical ethics from a case study perspective as well as gain an understanding of how the decision making process works in Ontario hospitals. Students will learn about professional practice standards and career opportunities in the healthcare field through research and guest speakers currently working in the healthcare field.
Students will develop clinical skills including; communication skills, taking a set of vital signs; CPR/First Aid Level C, venipuncture and delivery of parenteral medications.
- CPR/First Aid/AED/ Level C
- Infection Control
- Athletic Taping
- Medical Terminology
- Mental Health First Aid
Reach Ahead Opportunities (may vary from year to year)
- University of Guelph Anatomy Lab
- OICR (Ontario Institute of Cancer Research)
- George Brown College- Waterfront Health Sciences Campus
- Discovery Days in Health Sciences (McMaster University)
- Experiential Learning/Competitions:
- Halton Skills (First Aid/CPR)
- McMaster Brain Bee
- HOSA competition (participating in competitions in Medical Terminology, Forensic Medicine)
- Biomedical Debate, Medical Math & First Aid/CPR
For Ministry Guideline, click here.