For introduction to health professions courses Setting the standard for today's health science student Health Science Fundamentals: Exploring Career Pathways provides students with the skills they need to become competent and productive health care workers throughout their careers, with a strong emphasis on employability skills such as teamwork, effective communication, and ethics. All-new photos, a new layout, and hands-on activities keep students engaged and involved in the material. To prepare readers for the job market today, the careers chapter is realigned to meet the Common Career Technical Core pathways and the Math, Science, and Language Arts Links are correlated to curriculum standards. Health Science Fundamentalsis divided into two parts to foster career skills. The first part, Becoming a Health Care Worker, includes basic information all health care workers must have to attain success in any health care field. The second part, Health Care Knowledge and Skills, covers the technical concepts and clinical skills students need to gain employability in a variety of entry-level occupations.