Instructor: Erik Mellgren
Anatomy & Physiology - Human Body Systems
This course is for students who have completed Health Services 1-2 and Biology. Students will study basic anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the human body and practice health care skills that will prepare them for clinical experience in Health Services 5-6. Students will also continue to build their medical language and communication skills, numeracy skills, standard precaution skills and safety practices. Students will have the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways: hands-on labs, demonstrations, individual and group projects, student presentations, research reports, videos, field trips, service learning, guest speakers, computer aided exploration, and a whole class discussion, as well as oral and written assignments and tests. Students will read current science and medical periodicals to enhance their literacy skills. Students will collect samples of their work to place in their cumulative Portfolios. Throughout the year students will maintain an interactive notebook to reflect their learning and to take more responsibility for directing their own learning.
Students follow the life of a fictitious family as they investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Students explore 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. Through real-world cases, students are exposed to a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices and diagnostics. Thus students learn basic and advanced health care skills, medical laboratory skills, and biomedical research skills as they develop a portfolio for their chosen health care profession.
Principals of Biomedical Science
This introductory course is designed to develop a working knowledge of Medical Terminology, human behavior, aspects of the healthcare industry, critical thinking skills, decision making skills, basic laboratory skills and communication skills. In addition students learn basic clinical skills by performing and documenting Vital Signs. Students develop a four year plan by identifying individual interests, aptitudes and abilities in relation to career planning and post secondary education. A Portfolio of work is begun. Focus is placed on leadership development, community service and professional conduct. Students work individually, in small groups and in large groups to emphasize teamwork and responsibility. Students are encouraged to join SkillsUSA, a student run leadership organization. This class incorporates PLTW Bio-Medical Curriculum.
This course is for students who have successfully completed Medical Interventions or have taken two classes in the biomedical path, advanced science classes like AP, and are recommended by a teacher. This course teaches students about research practices and then allows students to work with college professors to build an investigative research project that reflects their own interests. Students will go through the process of designing, testing, and publishing their experiment.