1.      Use E-mail for communicating with students, parents and professional contacts about HSTE and HOSA.

2.      Analyze list serves, bulletin boards, chat rooms and instant messaging.

3.      Investigate opportunities available through teleconferencing and web-based conferencing.

4.      Analyze web sites as a tool for providing and sending information.

Module Two: Communication Tools

Introduction to Communication Tools

Technology has come to bridge the gap between health science education and practice. This can take many form, but one of the most important is communication. This module covers various communication tools including: E-Mail, ListServs, Bulletin Boards, Chat Rooms, Instant Messaging, Teleconferencing , Web-based Conferencing, Using the Internet and Web Site Construction. Its important to note that this module has several pages, so make sure you visit them all! Let's begin with those resources that can be helpful for using the Internet.

The Internet contains excellent sites and resources that could prove helpful to Health Science Technology teachers in planning instruction and providing quality learning experiences for tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.  The quantity of information could be overwhelming!  The chart, reviewed by HOSA professionals like yourself, provides a starting place for teachers who wish to integrate Internet resources into classroom instruction.

Heart Monitor




Content Area Web Address Description

Environmental Health

  • Infection control
  • Air
  • Cancer
  • Toxins
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Noise Pollution


EnviroheatlhLink – Sponsored by Maryland Public Television




Note the links on the left of this page.

·     “The Case of the Missing Malady” is a problem-solving activity – suitable for instruction in infection control.

·     “Classroom Central” has a number of lesson plans using Internet resources.

·     “Internet Resources” has an extensive list of health-related web links.

Brain Imaging Techniques

  • CAT Scan
  • PET Scan
  • MRI






Lesson plan
Health Related Lesson Plans


PE Central

From the search page, scroll down and select “health lesson ideas”, then select “Sort by grade level.”  A chart of detailed topics follows this summary. 

This site also contains two alternative assessment activities with grading rubrics:

·     First Aid Board Game Review

Public Service Announcements (Health

Health and Science Lesson Plans


The National Health Museum


“Travel Brochure of the Body Systems” is at http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/ATG/data/released/0285-FayeCascio/description.html

Focus is on science and health education.  Lesson plans, activities and information.  Go to the home page and click on “Health Headquarters.” 

Medicine & Healthcare

  • AIDS
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Anatomy and Physiology


« Health and Disease



ThinkQuest Internet Challenge Library




The library contains unique educational web sites that have been created through ThinkQuest competitions and programs.


Select “Medicine & Healthcare”

Web links to impressive web sites. 

« Health, Human Body and the Microscopic World


DiscoverySchool.com site

Lesson plans for grades 9-12 on a variety of Health Science topics.  Excellent site with comprehensive lesson plans.
Herpes Simplex Virus


The homepage of Dr. Edward K. Wagner

Comprehensive site on Herpes virus research. The animations are available for download for classroom teaching.
Human Anatomy Online


Inner Body: Human Anatomy Online

An exploration of human anatomy. Each topic has animations, hundreds of graphics, and thousands of descriptive links.

« Nova: Health

  • Assisted Reproduction
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Bioterror
  • Mad Cow Disease
  • Cancer
  • Heart
  • Head-trauma
  • Human Genome
  • Anorexia & Bulemia
  • Genetically modified foods
  • Meningitis
  • Birth
  • Smoking
  • The Brain
  • Gender identify
  • AIDS
  • Medical school
  • Impotence


The NOVA series is part of the Public Broadcasting System (PBS).  This web site includes companion sites to a specific broadcast with instructional ideas, information links, the actual video of the broadcast and more!

Medical History


BBC Education: Medicine Through Time

Makes extensive use of Shockwave Flash technology to provide you interactive animations and exercises. A non-interactive version of the site is available for viewing.

« Health & Fitness

  • Anatomy
  • Death & Dying
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Genes & Inherited Risk
  • Illness & Disease
  • Treatments & Medicine
  • Workplace health
  • World health

Science & Technology

Human Physiology


PBS: Teacher Source

A database filled with lesson plans.  Select one of two major subject headings and search hundreds of lesson plans. 


In order to better understand the content of this module, you should complete assignments relative to the content. Click here for the assignments.

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