Health Science Career Pathway Unit (CPU) comes complete with all of
the necessary equipment and materials. Each CPU also comes with
enough consumable materials for at least 24 students. Virtually all
of these materials fit in or on the supplied cart.
Science CPU is 15 activities long, which represents 15-20 hours
worth of work. Students spend the first 12 activities following
step-by-step instructions and covering a great deal of career-based
information. If possible, the students spend Activities 13 and 14 in
job shadowing activities. If this option is not possible,
alternative activities are provided.
layout and format is consistent from CPU to CPU. For example, every
activity begins with an inventory of the CPU materials ensuring both
student and instructor that all materials are in the CPU area and in
working condition. At the end of each activity, students are to
complete a "critical thinking" step where they respond to a scenario
or question. This consistency keeps students from having to learn
different formats as they rotate from CPU to CPU, which means
they're spending less time navigating the system and more time learning
Each Health Science CPU also makes use of
Cruiser, Applied Technologies' computer-based delivery system. The students use Media Cruiser to
launch software, watch videos, take tests, and more.
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CPU starts with a computer-based Pre-test and ends with a Post-test.
These tests help assess how much material the student learned by the
end of the CPU.
As the students work through the activities, they
will define 20 vocabulary words and complete numerous computer-based
quizzes. These quizzes offer a variety of question styles, including
multiple choice, fill in the blank,
matching, hot spot, and true and false. Each question must be
answered correctly before the student can continue through the quiz.
A help screen is displayed when a student answers a question
Many of the CPUs also make use of "Checkpoints," which
are computer-based "tests" the instructor takes to verify that
students are properly completing hands-on activities.
CPU comes with an Instructor's Overview (IO). The IO contains answer
keys and source locators to the Pre- and Post-test, quizzes, and
vocabulary words; a Notes to the Instructor section that outlines
important information the instructor needs to know and implement in
order for the CPU to run smoothly; and each activity's objectives.
The IO also contains any work sheets that may need to be passed out.
Customization is one of the key features of Applied Technologies'
products. For example, suppose you found a new piece of software you
wanted to add to the Forensic Science CPU. Simply open Media Editor
(Media Cruiser's "behind the scenes" counterpart) and tell it where
to find the new program's executable file.
Each CPU CD also contains the Instructor's Overview in
Adobe Reader's .pdf format. Using Adobe Reader (located on the Media
Cruiser Program CD), an instructor can open any IO and reprint pages
that might have been lost or damaged.