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Health Sciences

Missouri HOSA
(Health Occupations Students of America)

The Missouri HOSA State Leadership Conference was held in March, 2014, at East Central College, Union, MO.  Read the letter from our State Advisor, Leslie Quint, for registration and other details.

Missouri HOSA is growing.....and outgrowing its current management structure.   Replacing the current State Advisor with an Executive Council has been recommended by an advisory committee and is being considered by chapter advisors.  A meeting was held January 14, 2014, for all current and possible HOSA chapter advisors.  Read the notes from that meeting for more information.

A first draft of possible by-laws for Missouri HOSA was presented at this meeting.   Voting for the by-laws is planned for July, 2014.  Your comments to value-add to the by-laws are appreciated. 

Missouri HOSA Financial Information:

Public Health Learning Modules 
There are eighteen educational modules based on Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives are available for free to educators and students. The 18 Learning Modules provide innovative teaching materials that are easily accessible and integrated into existing curricula. They can be used individually to supplement an existing course or combined to create a stand-alone course for the education of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

Each module includes PowerPoint slides, video lectures, in-class activities, student assessments, and an instructor's guide. Several modules also include case studies to demonstrate practical use and associated challenges of implementing health policy to accomplish Healthy People 2020 goals.

They can be accessed at www.aptrweb.org/learningmodules.

National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE) is a national partnership of individuals and organizations with a vested interest in health science education. The consortium was organized in 1991 to stimulate creative and innovative leadership for ensuring a well prepared health care workforce.   Missouri is a member of the NCHSE Consortium and has representation on their Board of Directors.

The National Health Science Assessment and Certification Program

The National Health Science Assessment is based on the National Healthcare Foundation Standards and Accountability Criteria. This assessment is available via an online testing system that provides both pre- and post-testing opportunities and reporting services. It has been approved as a TSA for both Perkins and MSIP 5 reporting.

Eligible students who successfully pass this online assessment will obtain a certificate issued by NCHSE. 

The Health Science Instructional Supplements

The Instructional Supplements were developed by the  NCHSE to help health science teachers align classroom instruction to the National Healthcare Foundation Standards. Accountability criteria have been established for each foundation standard to better define the expectations for meeting the standard and to provide content for curriculum design and measurement and certification of achievement. These health science instructional materials were designed as a resource supplement, to be used in conjunction with state curriculum resources, plans, and outlines; as well as textbooks and the resources that accompany those textbooks. The supplements are not designed to "stand alone" but rather to provide resources that complement the instructional tools that teachers are already using.  The Department has an agreement with NCHSE that allows us to provide these materials to Missouri public school CTE health science teachers.  Contact Mary Lou Rimer for more information.

Discount on NCHSE products

Missouri's status as a member of the NCHSE consortium means schools receive a discount on the assessment and other products developed and available through NCHSE.  Be sure to request the state discount prior to ordering materials. 

Missouri Health Science Educators (MHSE) Board of Directors 2013-2014