BioMedical Science

 
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OUR BODIES ARE MADE OF 11 IMPORTANT ORGAN-SYSTEMS, INCLUDING THE CIRCULATORY, RESPIRATORY, DIGESTIVE, EXCRETORY, NERVOUS AND ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS. THIS ALSO INCLUDES THE IMMUNE, INTEGUMENTARY, SKELETAL, MUSCLE AND REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS.

 
 
 
 

21st Century Education

 
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Is this pathway relevant to a 21st century education?

In order to succeed, students must demonstrate effective communication skills as they complete projects in small groups. One project that students are tasked with is solving an identity-mystery.  This activity requires students to employ critical thinking. Designing lab experiments requires them to gather evidence to support or refute their hypothesis in creative and thoughtful ways.  Overall, students gain a 21st century skillset by being effective communicators, collaborators, critical thinkers, and creative problem solvers.

How is this pathway helpful to students?

Any student who is interested and intrigued by careers in health-related fields will be introduced to the information and skills that are needed to ultimately succeed in this pathway.

 
 
 

Competency

 
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Students in this pathway will be able to determine aspects of identity (gender, ethnicity, age, and height) from a limited set of human bones using
the techniques of forensic anthropology. Students will also be able to analyze a DNA fingerprint to determine familial relations.

 

Required pre-requisite skills or classes?

Students must successfully complete Principles of Biomedical Science (PBS) before enrolling in Human Body Systems and others.

 
 
 

opportunities

 
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Opportunities Available Throughout Course

When available, guest speakers from the health sector will make appearances.
A limited number of students will have the opportunity to tour a human cadaver lab.

Connecting Students to Careers

Students will play the role of several STEM educated health-related career professionals.
They will also investigate and research several others.
This will help them better grasp the duties, educational requirements, opportunities, and compensation related to these careers.

 
 
 

lessons learned

 
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Lessons Learned for Students

Students ultimately learn that life, and health don't just happen.
Disease does not just happen. They all depend on how well, or poorly, the systems of their bodies maintain a delicate balance of conditions known as homeostasis
Students see this as they learn what the body does in response to chance and stress.

Preparation for Students

This pathway prepares students for careers in the health-related fields: medicine, nursing, physical & occupational therapy, paramedic/EMT, & athletic training, among others.

 
 
 
 

UC & CSU

 
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The following classes apply to this pathway at Warren High School:

UC & CSU Approved
Principles of Biomedical Science (P) and Human Body Systems (P)

Not UC & CSU Approved
None Available

The following classes apply to this pathway at Downey High School:

UC & CSU Approved
Principles of Biomedical Science (P), Human Body Systems (P), and Medical Interventions (P)

Not UC & CSU Approved
None Availabl