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Technological Education – Health Care

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The Technological Education Certificate is awarded to students who have pursued a concentrated study in technology by completing a minimum number of Technological Education credits. Students are required to complete a minimum of five (5) credits, either through Technological Education courses (‘T’ codes), or cooperative education credits tied to Technological Education courses. See your guidance counsellor for more information.

CodeCourse NameGradeTypePrerequisite
TIJ1OExploring Technologies9OpenNone
TPJ1OExploring Health Care9OpenNone
TPJ2OHealth Care10OpenNone
TPJ3CHealth Care11CollegeNone
TPJ3MHealth Care11University/ CollegeNone
TPJ4EHealth Care: Support Services12WorkplaceNone
TOJ4CChild Development and Gerontology12CollegeNone
TPJ4CHealth Care12CollegeGrade 11 Health Care, College
TPJ4MHealth Care12University/ CollegeGrade 11 Health Care, University/College

Course descriptions

TIJ1O – Exploring Technologies

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: None

This course enables students to further explore and develop technological knowledge and skills introduced in the elementary science and technology program. Students will be given the opportunity to design and create products and/or provide services related to the various technological areas or industries, working with a variety of tools, equipment and software commonly used in industry. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues and will begin to explore secondary and post-secondary education and training pathways leading to careers in technology-related fields.

TPJ1O – Exploring Health Care

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: None

This exploratory course introduces students to concepts and skills related to health care, which encompasses personal health promotion, child and adolescent health concerns and various medical services, treatments, instruments and technologies. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and will begin to explore secondary and post-secondary pathways leading to careers in the field.

TPJ2O – Health Care

1 credit, Open, Prerequisite: None

This course introduces students to personal health promotion, child and adolescent health concerns and a variety of medical services, treatments and technologies. Students will become familiar with various instruments and equipment and will learn about human anatomy, organs and body chemistry, as well as the effects that lifestyle choices can have on personal well-being. They will plan recreational activities for youth, perform a dietary analysis and evaluate health care practices. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to health care and will explore secondary and post-secondary pathways leading to careers in the field.

TPJ3C – Health Care
TPJ3C1 – College, 1 credit; TPJ3C2 – College, 2 credits, Prerequisite: None

This course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills that will benefit students planning a career in the health care field. Students will learn about human anatomy and physiology, homeostasis, vital signs, disease prevention and treatment, how lifestyle choices affect health and well-being and conventional and complementary methods of disease prevention and treatment. Students will develop an awareness of health and safety issues, environmental and societal issues related to health care and career opportunities in the field.

TPJ3M – Health Care

TPJ3M1 – University/College, 1 credit; TPJ3M2 – University/College, 2 credits, Prerequisite: None

This course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills that will benefit students planning a career in the health care field. Students will learn about human anatomy and physiology, homeostasis, vital signs, disease prevention and treatment, how lifestyle choices affect health and well-being and conventional and complementary methods of disease prevention and treatment. Students will develop an awareness of workers’ health and safety issues, environmental and societal issues related to health care and career opportunities in the field.  

TPJ4E – Health Care: Support Services

TPJ4E1 – Workplace, 1 credit; TPJ4E2 – Workplace, 2 credits, Prerequisite: None

This course enables students to develop the basic skills needed for careers in a range of health care support services. Students will practise and apply a variety of clinical procedures and infection control skills as they learn about principles of infection control, service excellence and the nature of the health care industry. Students will also investigate workers’ health and safety issues, environmental and societal issues related to health care and career opportunities in the field.

TOJ4C – Child Development and Gerontology

TOJ4C1 – College, 1 credit; TOJ4C2 – College, 2 credits, Prerequisite: None

This course enables students to examine the stages of child development and the aging process. Students will study the processes of disease and factors contributing to health and well-being in early and later life and will develop skills required to meet the needs of children and older adults (care skills). Students will also learn about legislation governing the care of children and older adults; evaluate social and recreational activities, programs and services for improving quality of life; and develop an awareness of health and safety issues, environmental and social issues and career opportunities related to child care and gerontology.

TPJ4C – Health Care

TPJ4C1 – College, 1 credit; TPJ4C2 – College, 2 credits, Prerequisite: Health Care, Grade 11, College Preparation

This course focuses on the development of clinical skills needed to assess general health status. Students will learn about accepted health care practices and about how to perform various basic procedures using appropriate instruments and equipment. They will learn about the human immune system, pathology and disease prevention and treatment. Students will also expand their awareness of workers’ health and safety issues, environmental and societal issues related to health care and post-secondary destinations in the field.

TPJ4M – Health Care

TPJ4M1 – University/College, 1 credit; TPJ4M2 – University/College, 2 credits, Prerequisite: Health Care, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

This course focuses on the development of clinical skills needed to assess general health status. Students will learn about accepted health care practices and about how to perform various procedures using appropriate instruments and equipment. They will learn about the human immune system, pathology, and disease prevention and treatment. Students will also expand their awareness of workers’ health and safety issues, environmental and societal issues related to health care and post-secondary destinations in the field.