Step inside the human body and explore the systems that help us move, protect us from disease or injury, and facilitate communication within the body and with the outside world. Solve a medical mystery. Analyze a medical case file and diagnose disease. Design experiments to explore structure and function of the human body. How do the systems of the body work together to keep us well?
Investigate principles related to disease management and a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics.By following the life of a fictitious family, learners investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease.Exploration in how to detect and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; evaluate cancer treatment options; and prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail is done through real-world case studies.
Principles of Biomedical Sciences
Learners will explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person. Learners will examine autopsy reports, investigate medical history, and explore medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. Learners are introduced to human physiology, basic biology, medicine, and research processes while designing their own experiments to solve problems.