Phone: 252-444-5112


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Psychology A.S. Nursing American Heart Association CPR Instructor

Ms. Denise Kliff, R.N.

Hi everyone, my name is Denise and I am going into my 4th year of teaching here at Havelock High School. I am a Registered Nurse for 24 years originally from New Jersey, but I have called North Carolina my home for 5 years. I have broadened my scope of practice by teaching Health Sciences in the Career Technical Education (CTE) Department, alongside a very supportive group of teachers. My hope and expectation for this year of change, is to encourage my students to think outside the box along with me, and to challenge each other to realize that learning does not have to take place within the confines of four walls!! It will not be perfect, and there will be bumps along the way, but I look forward to the journey that lies infront of us. Welcome to Health Sciences at Havelock High School 

  • Classes for Fall semester 2020:

    *Foundations in Healthcare - Periods 2 and 4

    *Health Science II Honors - Period 3


    How to find me??

    *email -

    *telephone number - 252-444-5112, ask for room #801


    Supplies needed:

    *Spiral notebook for taking notes

    *Package of index cards 




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  •                                   *Course Descriptions for Fall 2020 Courses*


    *Foundations in Healthcare - This is the introduction class in the Health Science pathway, giving the student a broad overview of basic topics in healthcare. It covers such topics as medical terminology, medical math, history and trends in healthcare, types of healthcare systems, such as profit and non profit agencies, communication, and legal and ethical issues just to mention a few. 


    *Health Science I - This class explores the Anatomy and Physiology of the human body. It covers 11 body systems, their structures and their functions, as well as the common disorders of each system. This class is a lot of material to cover throughout the semester requiring the student to use memorization of the structures and their location (anatomy) as well as how each structure works alone, and how it works with other structures (physiology). 


    *Health Science II Honors: This class dives deeper into the basic concets covered in Foundations of healthcare. It is an honors class that adds rigor to some concepts learned in Foundations of healthcare. Other concepts covered are infection control, biotechnology, health informatics, and diagnostic and therapeutic services just to mention a few. This course requires some independent work to be done by the student to help fullfill the honors portion of the course. Some activities used for this requirement are: job shadowing, ethical and legal debate, and a health expo.  



                                                                                                        *Course Sylabus for Fall 2020 Courses*


    *Foundations of Healthcare*                                        *Health Science II Honors*

    - Grading: unit tests 40%, quizzes 25%, projects 35%    - Grading: unit tests 40%, projects 35%, skills 25% (SUBJECT TO ADJUSTMENT AFTER THE FIRST 9 WEEKS)

    - Attendance: it is an expectation that all students attend daily zoom classes. if you miss a session, it is the student's responsibilty to contact the teacher via email or telephone by the end of the school day (3pm).

    - Late work policy: This is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course and it is important to me to instill employable qualities in each student; therefore tardiness should be avoided. In the event, that work will be late, the student will have 3 days to complete the work.