The Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions (DHSHP@Qatar) was established to provide a comprehensive and challenging precollege academic educational program to motivate and enable students to pursue postsecondary studies in science, math, medicine, engineering, and technology. Students attending the DeBakey – Qatar will follow the prescribed four-year course sequence. As a result, each student will exceed the minimum graduation requirements. All students are required to participate in a health science course each year. Clinical learning experiences occur at medical institutions in Qatar. Students are expected to complete a minimum of 100 volunteer hours prior to graduation.

Curriculum

  • English / Language Arts 7 OR ESL 7(everyday)
  • World Studies 7
  • Mathematics 7  (everyday)
  • Science 7
  • Health 7
  • Arabic 7 (all Arab Nationalities)
  • Islamic Studies 7 (Arabic)
  • Physical Education 7
  • Music 7 (for non Arabic students)
  • Art 7 (for non Arabic students)
  • Qatari History 7 (English)
  • English / Language Arts 8 OR ESL 8 (everyday)
  • U.S. History 8
  • Math 8 (everyday)
  • Science 8
  • Health 8
  • Arabic 8 (all Arab Nationalities)
  • Islamic Studies 8
  • Physical Education 8
  • Music 8 (Non Arabic students)
  • Intro. French 8/ Intro. Spanish 8/Intro. Arabic 8 (Non Arabic students)
  • Qatari History 8
  • Technology Applications
  • English I (Regular / PAP)
  • World Geography (Regular)
  • Islamic Studies 1
  • Algebra I (Regular / PAP)
  • IPC / Biology I (Regular / PAP)
  • Language other than English (Arabic/French/Spanish) Level  I (Regular / PAP)
  • Physical Education 1A / 1B
  • Communication Applications (1 semester) and Study Skills (1 semester) OR
    Art
  • Introduction to Health Science Technology
  • BCIS 1
  • English^ II (Regular / PAP)
  • World History (Regular)
  • Islamic Studies 2
  • Algebra  II/ Geometry (Regular / PAP)
  • Chemistry (Regular / PAP)
  • ^Language other than English (Arabic/French/Spanish) Level II (Regular / PAP)
  • Physical Education 2A/ 2B
  • Communication Applications (1 semester) and Study Skills (1 semester)
  • Health Science Technology I
  • *BCIS 2 / Elective(s)
  • English^ III (Regular / AP)
  • American History (Regular)
  • Islamic Studies 3
  • Pre Calculus (Regular / PAP)
  • Physics (Regular / PAP)
  • ^Language other than English (Arabic/French/Spanish) Level  III (Regular / PAP)
  • Fine Arts 1A & 1B (Art, Music or Theater)
  • Communication Applications (1 semester) and Study Skills (1 semester)
  • Health Science Technology II^ (2 class periods), Medical Laboratory I (12 weeks), Dental Assisting (12 weeks) and Patient Care Science (12 weeks)
  • *BIM 2 / Journalism / Fundamentals of Computer Science – Elective(s)
  • English^ IV (Regular / AP)
  • Government(1 Semester – Regular / AP), Economics (1 Sem)
  • Islamic Studies 4
  • Calculus and Statistics^ (AP – AB, BC)
  • Biology, Chemistry or Physics^ (AP)
  • Language other than English (Arabic/French/Spanish)^ Level  IV (AP)
  • Computer Course (1A / 1B)
  • Communication Applications (1 semester) and Study Skills (1 semester)
  • Health Science Technology III^ (2 class periods) –  Health Occupations Cluster (6-8 weeks), Advanced Health Science (6-8 weeks) and Preceptorship Preceptorship (Rotation) (6-8 weeks)
  • *BIM 2 / Journalism / Fundamentals of Computer Science – Elective(s)

 

*Electives: Dependent upon student’s completion of core curriculum.
^Prerequisites for enrolment.
Students enrolling after ninth grade year will complete the course sequence listed in their personal graduation plan.