• Principles of Biomedical Science

    (PBS) provides an introduction to biomedical science through exciting hands-on projects and problems. Students investigate concepts of biology and medicine as they explore health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia and infectious diseases. Students determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional woman as they sequentially piece together evidence found in her medical history and her autopsy report. Students investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the woman’s life and demonstrate how the development of disease is related to changes in human body systems.

     

    Human Body Systems

    In the Human Body Systems (HBS) course, students examine the interactions of body systems as they explore identity, communication, power, movement, protection and homeostasis. Students design experiments, investigate the structures and functions of the human body, and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions, such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration. Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a skeletal model, preform 4 organ dissections, work through interesting real-world cases, and play the role of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries.

     

    Laboratory Skills

    • Aseptic technique
    • Bacterial plating and identification
    • Gram staining
    • Micropipetting
    • DNA gel electrophoresis

    Clinical Skills

    • Blood Pressure measurement and analysis
    • EKG analysis
    • Pedigree analysis
    • Bloodwork analysis
    • EMG analysis
    • Spirometry
    • Visual perception testing
    • Urinalysis
    • Ankle Brachial Index
    • Blood Typing