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  • Welcome to Principles of BioMedical Science!
     
    The following is a list of supplies that you will need for the first day of class:
    2" 3-ring Binder
    9 dividers (these will be set up on the first day)
    • Investigative Notes
    • Case Evidence
    • Medical History 
    • Autopsy Reports
    • Resource Sheets
    • Concept Maps
    • Completed Activities/Projects
    • Handouts
    • Study Guides
    Composition notebook (required as lab notebook)
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    Principles of Biomedical Science

    Kent Island High School

    Course Description:

    Students investigate the 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 may have prolonged the person’s life. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, medicine, research processes and bioinformatics. This course is designed to provide an overview of all the courses in the Biomedical Sciences program and lay the scientific foundation for subsequent courses.

    Course Outcomes:

    This course provides an introduction to the biomedical sciences through exciting “hands-on” projects and problems. Student work involves the study of human medicine, research processes, and an introduction to bio-informatics. Students investigate the human body systems and various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. A theme through the course is to determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person. After determining the factors responsible for the death, the students investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. Key biological concepts including: homeostasis, metabolism, inheritance of traits, feedback systems, and defense against disease are embedded in the curriculum. Engineering principles including: the design process, feedback loops, fluid dynamics, and the relationship of structure to function are incorporated in the curriculum where appropriate. The course is designed to provide an overview of all the courses in the Biomedical Sciences program and to lay the scientific foundation necessary for student success in the subsequent courses.

    Course Outline:

    Unit of Study

    Time Frame

    Unit 1 – The Mystery

    3 weeks

    Unit 2 – Diabetes

    4 weeks

    Unit 3 – Sickle Cell Disease

    2.5 weeks

    Unit 4 – Heart Disease

    5 weeks

    Unit 5 Infectious Disease           

    2 weeks

    Unit 6 – Post mortem

    1 week