Ms. Judy Joachim

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BS.Biology & Chemistry

Ms. Judy Joachim

I have been teaching at HHS for 7 years. My specialty is in the medical Laboratory field. During my professional career I have worked in research institutes such as the University of Texas at Galveston pediatric unit during my early years in medical laboratory.  Later, I worked at hospitals around the area in Houston and in the Oklahoma area working in the medical laboratory.  To further my professional career I was hired to set up a virus laboratory at a children's hospital in Corpus Christi. My job included assisting in performing pediatric autopsies of children who died of unknown causes. I trained new employees in the field of virology. I was also the medical supervisor over the serology and urology areas in the laboratory.  I moved to this area to take care of my elderly parents. Teaching at HHS has turned into the best profession throughout my career.  It is a rewarding profession and I believe that the most we can do for our children is to assure they have an education in whatever career they choose.  

Microbiology course:

It is assumed that students who are enrolled in Medical Microbiology have already taken 10th grade Biology and 11th grade. Chemistry, both of which are needed to be truly successful in this class. It is also assumed that Algebra I and II have both been taken and received credit for before enrolling in this course. It is also assumed that only students with the highest of motivation and self determination enroll in this class, for it takes a self-learner to truly learn the depth and breadth of material covered in what is supposed to be similar to a first year nursing school course.
 
The course is designed to provide students with lessons to master the scope and sequence of a 1st year nursing school course in the anatomy, differentiation, and classification of microorganisms that cause disorders within the human set of systems.

 

Pathophysiology Course:

Credit for this course will be given as Pathophysiology. It is mainly comprised of juniors and seniors wishing to pursue a career in Medicine or in the Life Sciences. It is assumed that students who are enrolled in Pathophysiology have already taken 10th grade Biology and 11th grade. Chemistry, both of which are needed to be truly successful in this class. It is also assumed that Algebra I and II have both been taken and received credit for before enrolling in this course. It is also assumed that only students with the highest of motivation and self determination enroll in this class, for it takes a self-learner to truly learn the depth and breadth of material covered.

Teacher Schedule

  • Daily Schedule 
     
    Period 1: Microbiology
    Period 2: Mirobiology
    Period 3: Microbiology
    Period 4: Pathophysiology
    Period 5: Conference priod
    Period 6: Microbiology
    Period 7: Scientific Research and Design

Teacher Tutorial Schedule

  • Weekly Schedule and Tutorials: 
     
    Monday AP  Lab 2:30-5:00, Tutorials before and after school
    Tuesdays AP Lab 2:30-5:00, Tutorials by request
    Wednesdays: Tutorials by request
    Thursdays: Invest Mentor Meeting 2:30-3:30, Tutorials 3:30-5:00
    Fridays: National Honor Society Meetings