Prerequisite: Student must be enrolled in the Health Careers Academy
Introduction to Medicine is a sophomore level course, which focuses on developing a broad-spectrum foundation of knowledge about the health care field and career options. Students examine health care systems, basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, human development and behavior, communications in health care, ethics, confidentiality, teamwork, and asepsis and disease control. Students are certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and basic first aid and learn beginning level health care skills. Introduction to Medicine includes health care related speakers and field trips, and is a required course upon entrance into the Oakmont Health Careers Academy. Students who pass Introduction to Medicine with a B- or better receive 3 units of articulated CSU/UC transferable college credit from American River College.