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HOSA COMPETITIVE EVENTS DESCRIPTIONS

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HEALTH SCIENCE EVENTS (INDIVIDUAL EVENTS)
Dental Spelling

To encourage Health Science students to improve their ability to spell and define terms associated with Science and in the dental field.

Dental Terminology  
To encourage Health Science students to improve their ability to identify, spell, define and apply the terminology and language of science and in the dental field as it relates to prefixes, suffixes, roots and anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and science.

Medical Spelling
To encourage Health Science students to improve their ability to define and spell terms associated with science and in the healthcare community.

Medical Terminology  
To encourage Health Science students to improve their ability to identify, spell, define and apply the terminology and language of science and in the healthcare community as it relates to prefixes, suffixes, roots and anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and science.

Medical Math
To encourage Health Science students to improve their ability to identify, solve, and apply mathematical principles involving temperature, weights, and measures used in the healthcare delivery system.

Knowledge Tests
To encourage Health Science students to explore and learn about selected healthcare careers and to assess knowledge in health occupation related areas. The following are the knowledge tests for the current year: Nutrition, Pathophysiology, Human Growth and Development, Pharmacology, and Basic Concepts of Healthcare.

Healthy Lifestyles
To encourage Health Science students to improve their physical fitness and/or their nutritional status by learning more about nutrition and exercise and making a change that is documented in a portfolio.

HEALTH SCIENCE PROFESSIONS EVENTS (INDIVIDUAL EVENTS)
Biotechnology
To provide the Health Science students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills in the growing field of biotechnology.

Clinical Nursing 
To provide the Health Science students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills in clinical nursing – at the LPN or RN level.

Clinical Specialty
To provide the Health Science students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills in a selected health profession. Any skill that is NOT demonstrated in another competitive event may be demonstrated here. Examples include: EKGs, filling prescriptions, etc.

Dental Assisting  
To provide the Health Science students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills in dental assisting.

Medical Assisting - (Administrative and Clinical)
To provide the Health Science students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills in administrative/clerical/administrative positions in medical assisting.

Laboratory Medical Assisting
To provide the Health Science students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills in administrative/clerical/administrative positions in medical assisting.

Nursing Assisting
To provide the Health Science students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills in nursing assisting.

*Personal Care
To provide the Health Science students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills in nursing assisting.

Physical Therapy
To provide the Health Science students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills in the area of physical therapy.

Sports Medicine
To provide the Health Science students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills in the area of sports medicine.

Veterinary Assisting
To provide the Health Science students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills in veterinary medical care.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EVENTS (TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL EVENTS)
CPR/First Aid
 
To provide the Health Science students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills in team CPR/First Aid in emergency care.

Emergency Medical Technician 
To provide the Health Science students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills as a team in emergency medical care. Students should have had an EMT class before competing in this event.

*First Aid/Rescue Breathing  
To provide the Health Science students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills in basic first aid and rescue breathing in emergency care.

CERT Skills
To provide the Health Science students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills as a team in the CERT training of disaster care. Students are strongly encouraged to have taken a CERT class in preparation for this event.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness
To provide the Health Science students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate how people should prepare for impending disasters in their community. This is a team event using multimedia and other developed handouts.

Epidemiology
To provide the Health Science students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills as they determine how diseases and infections spread in a community and throughout the world.

MRC Partnership
To provide the Health Science students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills they have learned in conjunction with the MRC.

LEADERSHIP EVENTS (INDIVIDUAL EVENTS)
Extemporaneous Health Poster

To encourage Health Science students to improve their ability to analyze and interpret current health issues and express and communicate this interpretation through development of a poster.

Extemporaneous Speaking
To encourage Health Science students to improve their ability to organize and present information about an assigned topic in an extemporaneous manner.

Extemporaneous Writing
To encourage Health Science students to improve their ability to express themselves in writing.

Job Seeking Skills
To encourage Health Science students to develop and/or refine the skills necessary to apply for and obtain employment.

Prepared Speaking
To encourage Health Science students to improve their skills in speaking and their ability to organize and present facts (or information) about a topic which is related to a specific theme.

Researched Persuasive Speaking
To encourage Health Science students to improve their skills in researching a health issue, preparing written documentation supporting a thesis, and presenting information orally.

*Interviewing Skills
To encourage Health Science students to develop and/or refine the skills necessary to apply for and obtain employment.

*Speaking Skills
To encourage Health Science students to improve their skills in speaking and their ability to organize and present facts (or information) about a topic which is related to a specific theme.

Medical Photography
To encourage Health Science students to improve their skills in digital photography while exploring health care careers.

TEAMWORK EVENTS
Community Awareness
 
The purpose of the Community Awareness project is to provide Health Science students with the opportunity to:

  1. Develop a project to promote community awareness using issues that may be of local, state, and/or national interest.
  2. Assist communities to become more aware of the pros and cons of the issue selected.
  3. Promote goodwill and public relations for local HOSA chapters.

Creative Problem Solving
To encourage Health Science students to analyze the problem solving process and to work as a team to apply their problem solving skills in creating a solution to a hypothetical healthcare-related problem.

HOSA Bowl
To stimulate and motivate Health Science students to participate in teams and to test their knowledge on various topics and situations in Health Science, HOSA, and parliamentary procedure.

Parliamentary Procedure 
To develop leadership skills by using parliamentary procedure to conduct a simulated business meeting. This event is based on team competition; therefore, members learn the importance of cooperation and working together through competitive performance.

Career Health Display
To encourage Health Science students to improve their ability to present themselves and communicate career information to others by 3D poster or other representation.

Biomedical Debate  
To provide Health Science students with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate skills in debating a biomedical issue. The topic is given annually.

Medical Reading
To encourage Health Science students to improve their reading comprehension, oral communication, and teamwork skills by reading five textbooks which are assigned annually.

Health Education
To encourage Health Science students to work as a team to plan and teach health-related concepts to another group of students or people in the community.

Public Service Announcement
To provide the Health Science students with an opportunity work as a team to develop a multimedia presentation for a public service issue. New topics given annually.

Forensic Medicine
To provide the Health Science students with an opportunity work as a team to demonstrate knowledge and skills as would be used by those investigating a crime scene.

RECOGNITION
Outstanding HOSA Chapter
To encourage all HOSA chapters to plan yearly activities in keeping with the goals and purpose of HOSA as described in the national handbook. To encourage the development of local club activities that benefit HOSA members, the school, and the community. To provide documentation of the chapter's activities at the local level and to give recognition to those chapters who fulfill these aims and purposes to the highest degree.

Outstanding HOSA Member
To encourage Health Science students to contribute to their school, community and HOSA chapter through outstanding service and involvement, and to develop the skills, abilities and attitudes necessary to pursue a career in the health care community.

National Recognition Program
To demonstrate the skills, abilities, and attitudes necessary to pursue a career in healthcare. This event is used to distribution scholarship money for active HOSA members who are seniors in high school.

Kaiser Permanente Healthcare Issues Exam
To encourage Health Science students to investigate, analyze and apply their knowledge of current healthcare-related issues.

National Service Project  
To encourage Health Science students to provide community service through the adoption of goals and implementation of strategies related to the support of a national healthcare organization.

Barbara James Service Award 
To encourage Health Science students to become contributing members of their communities.

Chapter Newsletter  
HOSA has a chapter newsletter competition. The following is the process for submitting and judging the newsletter. The critical aspect is the quality of the information submitted. Many of the articles submitted in the newsletter may appear in the HOSA Magazine.

HOSA Week
To encourage Health Science students to become contributing members of their communities through activities conducted during HOSA week as well as participating in recruitment and retention activities.

* Only for students classified under the provision of Public Law 10 entitled"Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1992."

For a complete list of the full descriptions of each event and the event guidelines and judging sheets, please visit http://www.hosa.org/natorg/sectb/index.html




For additional information, please contact
      
 Denise Abbott
State HOSA Advisor
487 West 300 South - Orem, UT 84604
Phone: 801.221.9720 | Fax: 801.224.4210