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Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences

Health & Human Services

26 days ago

Health & Human Services courses help students identify what is important to their future and develop life skills that they will use continually in the years to come including the following: Nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices, human physiology, medicine, family and community interaction, career education, and leadership skills. These classes fulfill a Career & Technical Education graduation requirement or lab science credits.


Health
Grades: 9-12
Prerequisite: None 
Credit: .5
Course Length: 1 semester

Students will learn about personal health and wellness, nutrition, effects of drugs, alcohol and tobacco, and human relationships. Students will also explore careers in the health industry.



Principles of Biomedical Science
Grades: 9-12
Prerequisite: None
Credit: 1 (Science or CTE)
Course Length: 2 semesters

Students will investigate the life sciences. Students will investigate the ecology of the Earth’s environment and evolution that has led to the Earth’s biodiversity. Students will investigate several human body systems and various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. They determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person, and investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, medicine, research processes and bioinformatics.



Human Body Systems
Grades: 10-12 
Prerequisite: Principles of Biomedical Science
Credit: 1
Course Length: 2 semesters



This course allows students to 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 mannequin, work through interesting real world cases and often play the role of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries.