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Health Science 20

November 22, 2022

The Instructor for this course is Lisa Choquette

Course History

First Offered in 2014

Developed by Lisa Choquette

Curriculum Guide

Pre-requisite Science 10

The new Science curricula at the grade 11 level focus on the integration of scientific knowledge and inquiry based in a real world and practical application of scientific knowledge to ourselves and the world around us. Units of study include:

Unit 1: Skeletal Muscular

Unit 2: Diabetes

Unit 3: Cardiovascular

Unit 4: Asthma

This course will challenge students to look at the health science field from holistic and analytic perspectives to provide a basis for making sound personal health choices. Students will apply information in the areas of medical knowledge systems and ethics, human anatomy and physiology, nutrition and metabolism, and medical diagnostics. Understanding the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body will provide a context for studying the normal and abnormal functioning of various body systems and the tools and techniques used to diagnose those systems.

Students will also investigate the range of health science careers and post-secondary programs available in Saskatchewan. This course will be facilitated with an inquiry focus which will be accomplished through a breadth of learning contexts including: scientific inquiry; technological problem solving; cultural perspectives; and science, technology, society and environmental decision making.

Course Information / Credit Recovery Units

Unit 1 Skeletal /Muscular Injuries (ACL) 25 days

Introduction to Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology

The Skeletal System

The Muscular System

The Knee – An Up Close Look

Knee and ACL Injury (Anatomy, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis)

Diagnostic Tools




Unit 2 Diabetes (35 days)

The Endocrine System

The Who, What, Where and How of Diabetes

What is Diabetes

Types of Diabetes

Risk Factors

Symptoms of Diabetes

History of Diabetes


Macro-Molecules – Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins and Enzymes



Diagnosing Diabetes

Treating Diabetes

Unit 3 Cardiovascular Health/Disease (32 days)

Cardiovascular System


Blood Vessels


Heart Disease and Stroke





Nutrition, Fitness and Lifestyle

Unit 4 Asthma Respiratory Illness (32 days)

Respiratory System

Asthma and Other Respiratory Diseases





Career Component (12 days)

Exploration of Health Science Careers

Final Assignment (14 days)

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