Health Science Events

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The strength of these events are cerebral; giving HOSA students an opportunity to understand the rigor to the academics relating to a healthcare profession. Both pharmacology and pathophysiology are cornerstone courses that must be taken to become a nurse, physician, or pharmacist among others. Events within this category focus on didactic or academic knowledge of healthcare related areas. 

Below are the event synopses for the Health Science Events. Clicking on the link will direct you to the rules and guidelines for the event.

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Dental Terminology 

  • 90-minute test
  • 100 questions

Medical Spelling 

  • Round 1 test (60 minutes)
  • 50 questions
  • Round 2 Medical Spelling Bee

Medical Terminology *denotes $500 travel scholarship to ILC

  • 90-minute test
  • 100 questions

Medical Math 

  • 90-minute test
  • 50 questions involving dosages, conversions, symbols and abbreviations

Medical Reading 

  • 60-minute test
  • 50 questions tied to 5 assigned books
  • 1 essay question per book

Knowledge Tests 

  • 90-minute test
  • 100 questions
  • 7 tests including: Behavioral Health, Human Growth & Development, Pathophysiology, Medical Law/Ethics, Pharmacology, Transcultural Health Care, and Nutrition