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Heath Care

Why study Health Care at Grimsby Secondary School?

  • Healthcare is one of the largest industries and employers
  • There are significant and varied career opportunities in areas ranging from small rural communities to large metropolitan areas and throughout the world
  • Students learn to appreciate the importance of living a healthy lifestyle throughout the lifespan

Curriculum Expectations:

Each course focuses on different aspects of the WHO definition of health: "Health is a state of biological, psychological and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease."

Curriculum topics include: health promotion and disease prevention; medical terminology; the communication process; anatomy and physiology; illness and disease; loss and disability; vital signs assessments and so much more... students may even earn certifications in CPR-C/first aid!

Some Postsecondary and Career Areas Related to Health and Wellness

Apprenticeship Training

  • Child and Youth Worker
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Educational Assistant

College

  • Ambulance Attendants and Other Paramedical
  • Occupations
  • Biomedical Engineering Technologist
  • Community and Social Service Worker
  • Dental Hygienist or Dental Assistant
  • Documentation Clerk
  • Funeral Director or Embalmer
  • Health Care Aide
  • Hospital Information Clerk
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Secretary
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Practical Nurse
  • Primary Care Paramedic
  • Registered Massage Therapist
  • Registered Orthopaedic Technologist
  • Respiratory Therapist

University

  • Audiologist or Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Dietitian
  • Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors
  • Hospital Equipment Sales Representative
  • Kinesiologist
  • Medical Microbiologist
  • Medical Sonographer
  • Midwife
  • Nutritionist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Podiatrist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Sports Therapist

Workplace

  • Blood Donor Clinic Assistant
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Doctor’s Office Receptionist
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Hospital Admitting Clerk
  • Hospital Cleaner
  • Hospital Porter
  • Lifeguard
  • Recreation Program Leader