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    Sports Medicine 1-2: Course credit earned: Elective (1.0) May be taken only once for credit. No Prerequisite Grades 9-12 Sports Medicine training includes the study and practice of prevention and care of athletic injuries. The course will expose interested students to various aspects of the allied health professions including first aid, physical therapy, triage, medical terminology, human anatomy/ physiology, and emergency care and transportation of the sick and injured. Specific topics include basic anatomy, tissue types, medical foundations of injuries, preventive taping/wrapping, injury treatment and rehabilitation, and career opportunities.


    Sports Medicine 3-4 (Advanced): Course credit earned: Elective (1.0) May be taken only once for credit. Prerequisite: Sports Medicine 1-2 for Sophomores No Prerequisite: For juniors and seniors Grades 10-12 Advanced Sports Medicine students will learn to understand, evaluate, and treat some specific Athletic Injuries. Topics vary from year to year, but include the following: Sudden Death in Athletics, Head Injuries (concussions), Ankle Injuries, Knee Injuries, Shoulder Injuries, Neck and Back Injuries, Internal Thoracic and Abdominal Injuries, Wrist and Hand Injuries. In the Advanced Class there is an increased focus on hands-on activities. The fourth quarter allows students to research and prepare a detailed presentation and paper on an injury or condition of their own choosing. The class is taught by an experienced Certified Athletic Trainer. Sophomores may take Advanced Sports Medicine if they have completed Beginning Sports Medicine. Juniors and Seniors may take Advanced Sports Medicine without taking the beginning course.


    Sports Medicine 5-8 (Clinic): Course credit earned: Elective (1.0) May be taken twice for credit (once as 5-6, once as 7-8) Prerequisite: Sports Medicine 3-4 Grades 11-12 Sports Medicine 5-8 is an after-school practicum involving classroom instruction as well as job shadowing and practical experience working with Franklin’s Certified Athletic Trainer and athletic teams. Students will work after school for 4-8 hours a week observing and assisting with injury evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation as well as coverage of live athletic events. Students involved in sports or other extracurricular activities may have difficulty obtaining enough internship hours. Instruction will focus almost exclusively on “hands-on” clinical skills and discussion of after school observations. After school hours will involve observation and journaling as well as duties assigned and deemed appropriate by the athletic trainer. Both the teacher and clinical instructors are board certified Athletic Trainers.


    Anatomy and Physiology 1-2: Course credit earned: Elective (1.0) May be taken only once for credit. No Prerequisite Grades 11-12 This course is part of the medical career program. It is a challenging upper division Science elective covering basic human anatomy, physiology and embryology. Students will study each human body system from the cellular to system level and interaction between these systems. It is a rigorous course intended for students who enjoy science and will be valuable for those interested in medical or health related careers such as medicine, veterinary science, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, para-medicine, or athletic training. A major portion of this course will be devoted to lab work, including dissection of preserved materials. Lab skills will be developed. Honors credit is available.


    Medical Terminology: Course credit earned: Elective (1.0) May be taken only once for credit. No Prerequisite Grades 11-12 The course is intended for those students who are interested in pursuing a career in a medical or health related field. Other courses within this strand include Sports Medicine. and Anatomy and Physiology. This Science course will expose students to the technical aspects of medical language as well as provide a survey of various medical specialties, including Dermatology, Gastoenterology, Urology, OB/GYN, Neurology, and Cardiology. Each unit will feature lessons in basic anatomy and physiology, pathologies, and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The course will include frequent lab work as well as assignments and quizzes.