Learning Resources for Students

This area holds links to electronic resources that allow students to connect with other important health and medicine resources. Try visiting these sites to deepen your knowledge of key health issues in the HCA curriculum.

Health Sciences Career Cluster by Big Future

This website has extensive Health Sciences Career Exploration Resources. It’s definitely worth checking out!

Cardiovascular healthAtherosclerosis: a science review – great images and teaching about coronary artery disease.

Nutrition and obesityChoose My Plate – helpful tools to think about diet choices and health.

Cancer Biology – CancerQuest – An introduction to cancer biology from Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute with some great games to support your learning.

Emergency Room Trauma ER case from trauma.org  – A more advanced attempt to respond to an emergency trauma patient brought to your care – try this out and see what decisions need to be made.

Intuitive Foundation Sponsored EMT Skillset Videos


This program is run by the Foothill College EMS Programs. The materials in this course encompass the psychomotor skills necessary for becoming eligible to sit the NREMT national certification exam, as well as the supplemental skills necessary to become a certified EMT in the state of California. They are listed in the order in which they should be learned, with a focus on mastering the fundamentals first, as some later skills build upon techniques learned in earlier skills. Typically the course is taught in a 2 quarter sequence.

Note that this does not cover the complete set of knowledge-based information tested in the cognitive exam administered by the NREMT, however, it helps prepare you for both the core skill and the supplemental skill examinations needed for certification in California, and covers the skills required by most state agencies. For complete requirements see the EMT Certification Handbook

This course is open access and may be used in any other certified program free of charge. It is not currently open edit, however, directors of accredited programs who are interested in contributing material or suggesting improvements are encouraged to contact us.

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