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Advanced Health-Career Project (Honors and Non-Honors) Updated

Advanced Health-Career Project (Honors and Non-Honors) Updated

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___Advanced Health____
Health Career Project Guidelines
This is the formal quarter assessment for the second half of the course and should be treated (think time, effort,and attention to details/rubric) as the final for the course. The purpose of this project is to assist you in outlininginformation and skills needed by an individual looking into pursuing a health related career of your choosing.Ideally this option would be something you have a genuine interest in and looking into pursuing as it is intendedto serve as a stepping stone to the important decisions you will be making shortly regarding your education.This may include:
Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners (i.e. Surgeons, Optometrists, Podiatrists, Veterinarians,Psychiatrists)
Associate Health Careers Related to Medicine and Dentistry (i.e. Dental Hygienist, Dietitian, Nurse-licensed practitioner, Personal Trainer)
Adjunctive Health Careers (Emergency Medical Technician (E.M.T.), Medical Technician,Anesthesiologist Assistant, Radiologist, etc.)
Rehabilitation Careers (i.e. Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Respiratory Therapist, etc)
Alternative Medicine (i.e. Chiropractor, Massage Therapist, Acupuncture, Radiology, etc.)
Education (i.e. Teaching, Community-Based Health)
Public Health (i.e. Epidemiology, Research)Resources for researching possible health careers:1.http://www.bls.gov/oco/oco1002.htm(Occupational Outlook Handbook)2.http://www.khake.com/page22.html(Vocational Information Center: Health Career Guide)3.http://www.worldwidelearn.com/career-planning-education/health-sciences/index.html4.http://www.onetonline.org/(O*Net Online)Your task is to research the career, interview a professional and then present the career to our class. You willhave over two months to complete this project and several days of class time in the lab.Step 1: Pick a career and utilizing the internet; research basic information about the health career. Consult atleast 3 sources with 2 sources being entirely different. Cite (M.L.A.) all 3 or more of your resources onyour attached outline.Step 2: Create a one page occupational fact sheet integrating the most pertinent information related to thecareer (see rubric for specifics). You will be expected to email me your fact sheet at least a week beforethe project is due.Step 3: Find individuals in the surrounding communities that may serve as contacts and set up an interview.Possible interview questions are on the following page. Cross reference your fact sheet and ask aboutany discrepancies. Make sure you acquire some proof of contact (business card, email, and signed notefrom guardian). Honors students will be expected to demonstrate a skill related to the field (conduct asobriety test, prepare nutritious meal, fill out a professional document, show correct method for  performing exercises, etc.) this is something that your interviewer may be able to assist you with.Step 4: Complete an outline/typed copy of your interview as well as a summary (overview of what you did) andreaction (feedback regarding the experience) and also write a thank you letter/email to the individual.Step 5: Make any changes in your fact sheet that you learned from your interview and organize your  presentation. Email me your presentation if you are utilizing an electronic form (suggested).
 
___Advanced Health____
Health Career Project (
Honors Option
) Rubric
Name
: _____________________________________ 
Career
: ____________________________ 
 EXPECTED PRESENTATION CONTENT EXPECTED BEFORE PRESENTATION  
Technological Component
(Expected to Present Utilizing Prezi, PPT,or SlideRocket)
Overview of Career Information
(Same Info as Fact Sheet Below)
Overview of Interview
(Summary/Reaction, Lessons Learned, Discrepancies)
Career Plan and Philosophy
(Path, Plan of Action, Career Philosophy Statement)
Demonstration of skill related to field
(Specific Application, Newly Acquired Skill)
Conclusion
(Career Philosophy Statement and General Overview of Project/Career)
(Part of Preparation , Organization and Overall Grade)
Email Presentation
if Using Technology
Email Fact Sheet
1 Week Before Due Date
Hard Copy
of (Separate Documents):
 
Fact Sheet, Interview, Summary, Career Goals Document,Resources/Bib, Proof of Thank You
I.
GRADED CRITERIA
A.
Fact Sheet 
Possible ___/13
 
1.
Definition of Occupation
12.
Nature of Work 
(Day to Day Activities, Environment, Conditions, Hours)13.
Skills/Abilities Required
(Personal, Technical, Aptitude for Content)14.
Training/Education
Required (Degrees, Certification, etc.)15.
Earnings
(Yearly Expected Income)16.
Job Outlook 
(Future Expected Growth or Decline, Explanation to Change)17.
Expectations
(Travel?, Stress Level, Flexibility)18.
Organization of Fact Sheet
(Headings, Bullets, Ease of Reading, etc.)29.
Creativity
(Pictures, Formatting, etc.)210.
Prepared
(Emailed to Me Before Due Date) 2
B.
 Professional Interview & Summary
Possible ___ /271.Typed Interview
a.Questions Regarding the Job (See Suggestions) 10 b.Questions Regarding the Individual (See Suggestions)102.
General Overview
(Summary and Reaction)7a.
Summary
(The 5 W’s) b.
Reaction
(Expected vs. Learned Info, Rx to Person/Career, Overall Lessons)
C.
Career Plan and Philosophy
Possible ___ /20
1.
Your Career Path (or Typical Path) and Plan of Action
10a.Universities or Schools Offering Degree/Certification (Cost, Length of Program) b.Specific Requirements to Attain Degree/Certification (Courses, Clinical Work)c.Questions or Points to Consider in Selection Process2.
Career Philosophy Statement
10a.What You Will Bring to the Profession, How Your Values Fit the Career. b.Your Personal Approach/Perspective to Career w/ 5, 10, 15 Year and Career Goals.
D.
 Demonstration of Skill Related to Field 
Possible ___/
10
1.
Specific application
(To Chosen Career)2.
Newly acquired skill
(Above Common Knowledge)3.
Demo
Presentation (Preparation, Organization, Explained Application and Intended Use)
E.
Complete List of Resources
Possible ___/10
 
1.
Typed Bibliography
(MLA Citation of at least 3 Sources)32.
Proof of Contact
(Business Card/Signed Note from Parent) 43.
Proof of Thank You Note or Email
(Photocopy or Print Email)3
II.
Presentation Grading Criteria Possible ___/20Poor Average Excellent
A.Prep. & Organ.12345B.Creative/ Interesting12345C.Thorough/Complete12345D.Demonstrate Knowledge 12345
 
 
Total: ____/100
Comments:
___Advanced Health____
Health Career Project (Non-Honors) Rubric
Name
: _____________________________________ 
Career
: ____________________________ 
I.
 EXPECTED PRESENTATION CONTENT 
 EXPECTED PRESENTATION CONTENT 
 EXPECTED BEFORE PRESENTATION 
Technological Component
(Not Mandatory But Will Greatly Facilitate Presentation)
Overview of Career Information
(Same Info as Fact Sheet Below)
Overview of Interview
(Summary/Reaction, Lessons Learned, Discrepancies)
Career Goals
(Short Term, Midrange and Long Term Goals with )
Conclusion
(General Overview of Project/Career)
(Part of Preparation , Organization and Overall Grade)
Email Presentation
if Using Technology
Email Fact Sheet
1 Week Before Due Date
Hard Copy
of (Separate Documents):
 
Fact Sheet, Interview, Summary, Career Goals Document,Resources/Bib, Proof of Thank You
 II.
GRADED CRITERIAA.
Fact Sheet 
Possible ___/15
 
1.
Definition of Occupation
12.
Nature of Work 
(Day to Day Activities, Environment, Conditions, Hours)13.
Skills/Abilities Required
(Personal, Technical, Aptitude for Content)14.
Training/Education
Required (Degrees, Certification, etc.)15.
Earnings
(Yearly Expected Income)16.
Job Outlook 
(Future Expected Growth or Decline, Explanation to Change)17.
Organization of Fact Sheet
(Headings, Bullets, Ease of Reading, etc.)38.
Creativity
(Pictures, Formatting, etc.)39.
Prepared
(Emailed to Me Before Due Date) 3
 B. Professional Interview & Summary
Possible ___ /301. Typed Interview
a.Questions Regarding the Job (See Suggestions) 10 b.Questions Regarding the Individual (See Suggestions)10
2. General Overview
(Summary and Reaction)10
a. Summary
(The 5 W’s)
b. Reaction
(Expected vs. Learned Info, Rx to Person/Career, Overall Lessons)
C. Career Goals Possible /20
1. Short-Term Goals
(These Should be Goals For Next Year or Two)5a. What You Need to Do in High School to Set You Up for Success
2. Midrange Goals
(Next 4-6 Year Goals)5a. College or Professional Training (Different Colleges/Majors, etc.)
3. Long-Range Goals
(Long Term Career Goal; Where Do You Want to End Up)5
4. Identify Specific Steps
Required to Achieve Each Goal (Timeline, Benchmarks, etc) 5
 D. Complete List of Resources
Possible ___/15
 
1. Typed Bibliography
(MLA Citation of at least 3 Sources)5
2. Proof of Contact
(Business Card/Signed Note from Parent) 5
3. Proof of Thank You Note or Email
(Photocopy or Print Email)5
III. Presentation Grading Criteria Possible ___/20Poor Average Excellent
A. Prep. & Organ.12345
B.
Creative/ Interesting12345
C.
Thorough/Complete12345
D.
Demonstrate Knowledge12345

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