Health Careers Today


  • Judith Gerdin, BSN, MS, Paradise Valley High School, Phoenix, AZ

Describing more than 45 health careers, Health Careers Today, 5th Edition offers a practical overview to help you make an informed decision in choosing a profession. Not only does it discuss the roles and responsibilities of various occupations, it provides a solid foundation in the skills needed for all health careers. Clear explanations of anatomy and physiology provide essential knowledge of health related to the human body, and show how this applies to different careers. A companion Evolve website includes skills videos, animations, quizzes, and flashcards. Written by experienced educator Judith Gerdin, this book reflects National Health Care Skills Standards.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2011
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09559-4

Table of Contents

Unit 1: Core Knowledge

1. Health Care of the Past, Present, and Future

2. Interpersonal Dynamics and Communications

3. Safety Practices

4. Legal and Ethical Principles

5. Culture and Health Care

6. Employability Skills

7. Foundation Skills

8. Wellness, Growth, and Development

Unit 2: Anatomy and Physiology

9. Body Organization

10. Integumentary System

11. Cardiovascular System

12. Circulatory System

13. Respiratory System

14. Skeletal System

15. Muscular System

16. Digestive System

17. Urinary System

18. Endocrine System

19. Nervous System

20. Sensory System

21. Reproductive System

Unit 3: Career Clusters

22. Laboratory Careers

23. Imaging Careers

24. Nursing Careers

25. Medical Careers

26. Dental Careers

27. Complementary and Alternative Careers

28. Veterinary Careers

29. Community and Social Careers

30. Mental Health Careers

31. Rehabilitative Careers

32. Emergency Health Careers

33. Information and Administration Careers

34. Environmental Careers

35. Biotechnology Research and Development Careers

Appendix I: Common Prefixes, Word Roots, and Suffixes

Appendix II: Medical Charts, Graphs, and Forms