Health Science
Course Breakdown

Unit 1: Orientation and Introduction to Student Organizations

Unit 2: Safety in Health Care

Unit 3: Infection Control

Unit 4: Careers in Health Care

Unit 5: Legal and Ethical Practices in Health Care

Unit 6: Communication and Teamwork

Unit 7: Medical Terminology and Abbreviations

Unit 8: Body Organization

Unit 9: Integumentary System

Unit 10: Skeletal System

Unit 11: Muscular System

Unit 12: Cardiovascular System

Unit 13: Respiratory System

Unit 14: Digestive System

Unit 15: Urinary System

Unit 16: Lymphatic System

Unit 17: Nervous System

Unit 18: Endocrine System

Unit 19: Senory Organs

Unit 20: Reproductive System

Unit 21: Employability Preparation

Course Description

The Health Science Core I covers topics including safety, infection control, legal and ethical practices, and medical terminology.

The Health Science Core II course continues with the basic anatomy and physiology of various body systems. Students will learn the signs, symptoms, treatments, and prevention methods of diseases/disorders associated with each system.

Course Requirements
  • Students must have completed Biology with at least a C

  • Students should have a C or above in English and Math

  • Students need to be in grades 10 - 12

  • Good attendance record

  • Good discipline record

Meet the Instructor

Richelle Breland

Health Science Educator for 2 years

Nursing degree from JCJC

Teaching Certification through MSU

Nursing experience in many different areas of the medical field: these include ER, Medical-Surgical, General Surgery, Cardiac Cath Lab, Hospice, and Family Medicine

I am very excited to be here at North Forrest. I encourage anyone interested in the medical field to join this program as there are so many areas to choose from. I look forward to seeing where my students go from here.

Future Health Professionals (HOSA)

HOSA is a National student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE.  HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. 

HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for middle school, secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions. 

Advisory Board

Nita Williamson - Merit Health

Judy Grice - FCAHS Teacher

Judy Baker - WCU College of Medicine

Amber Chancelor - FGH Director of Education

Ann Johnson - Hattiesburg Clinic HR Director

Dr. Melissa Bryant - PRCC Intructor

Dr. Kru Fairey - Neonatologist

Marcus Finch - PA Petal Family Practice

Nichole Watkins - Chemist/GP A&P Author

Dr. Elizabeth Tinnon - USM School of Nursing