Course Descriptions

 2017-18 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Honors Principles of Biomedical Science

Students investigate various health conditions and the factors that led to the death of a fictional person. Students investigate lifestyle choice and medical treatments that might prolong life. This course is designed to provide an overview of all the courses in the program.

Honors Human Body System

Students examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection and homeostasis. Students design experiments to investigate the structures and functions of the human body, and will build organs and tissues on manikins. Students work through real-world cases and play the role of bio- medical professionals to solve medical mysteries.

Honors Medical Interventions

Students investigate a variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease. The course is a “how to” manual for maintaining overall health and homeostasis in the body. Students explore how to prevent and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; prevent, diagnose and treat cancer; and prevail when organs begin fail. Students are expose to a range of interventions related to pharmacology, medical devises and diagnostics.

Honors Biomedical Innovations

In this capstone course, students apply their knowledge and skills to answer questions and solve problems related to biomedical science. Students design innovative solutions for health challenges of the 21st century, and have the opportunity to work on an independent project with a mentor/advisor.