SHSM Health Care

What does this program offer?

The SHSM Health Care program offers students the opportunity to explore the world of healthcare and medical technologies while in high school.  Through in-class learning and health focused knowledge, students develop skills that will serve as a building block to future careers in the medical field. 

Health Care Courses

Grade 9  - Exploring Technologies   

Grade 10 - Health Care

Grade 11 - Health Care

        Grade 12 - Health Care; and, Child Development &    Gerontology                                   

Meet our Team

Jennifer De Jager

Suse Ferreira

Health Care Program Overview

As part of the Health and Wellness SHSM, students will:

Health Care Course Package

Students in the Health and Wellness SHSM will complete:

Who would be interested in the Health and Wellness SHSM?

This program provides focused teaching to cover the interests and designations of the enrolled students.  Through co-op placement, job shadowing, and reach-ahead experiences, students have the opportunity to explore a career in the health care industry.

Interested in applying to the Health Care SHSM Program?

Complete these three steps:

4. Email Ms. Ferreira and/or Mrs. de Jager to set up an interview date and time - you may do the interview in a small group 


Milton is the first secondary school in Canada to have ALEX, our patient care simulator.  ALEX can see, listen, and talk and includes Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to help our students experience real life patient assessments.

Grade 9 - Exploring Technologies


Prerequisite - None

Curriculum Document

This course introduces students to fundamental concepts related to health care.  They examine personal health promotion, adolescent health issues, and medical services in their community.  New and developing medical technologies are also explored in this course.

Grade 10 - Health Care


Prerequisite - None

Curriculum Document

Students are introduced to the Canadian health care system and the human body by exploring topics that include:

Students learn various health care skills that include:

Grade 11 - Health Care


Prerequisite – None

Curriculum Document

Students further examine the Canadian health care system as it compares to other systems around the world and the human body     is studied in more depth through topics that include:

Students learn various health care skills that include:

Grade 12 - Health Care


Prerequisite - TPJ3C/M

Curriculum Document

In this course, students focus on the immune system and infectious diseases.  Students examine epidemics, study infectious control measures, and learn techniques to break the chain of infection.  Students participate in a coordinated school-wide epidemic that provides them an opportunity to examine epidemiology.


Child Development & Gerontology


Prerequisite - None

Curriculum Document

Students will examine development from infancy to mature adult (elderly). They will explore factors that contribute to health and well being throughout the life cycle and focus on various childhood and geriatric diseases.  Students will have an opportunity to further develop their personal care skills at Allendale Long-Term Care Centre in Milton.

Students learn various health care skills that include:

HOSA Canada

HOSA Canada is the largest student organization in North America with a focus on health education.  Each year, there is a two-day competition which provides students interested in pursuing a career in health care the opportunity to compete in various medical events, attend lectures and workshops, and collaborate with students from across Ontario who share similar interests.

Our Health Care SHSM students competed in HOSA for the first time in 2019 Spring Leadership Conference.  Students competed in 12 events ranging from dental science, medical terminology, biomedical laboratory science, forensic science, and pathophysiology to name a few.  We are thrilled to announce that eight (8) students in five (5) events made it to round two (2) where they had the opportunity to demonstrate their medical skills.