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Health Sciences

Welcome to the Missouri Health Sciences section intended to assist Health Sciences instructors across the state who teach at the secondary, adult, and/or postsecondary level.  Missouri HOSA resources are also available to all local chapter advisors.  Please feel free to contact Shelly Wehmeyer with any questions you may have.  

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 Shelly Wehmeyer 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 2016-2017

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