- Paula Watkins Human Body Systems/Principles of Biomedical Science
- Barb Hawkins Medical Interventions/Biomedical Innovations
Bloomington South is currently phasing in more Project Lead the Way courses into the science curriculum each year. For more information about Project Lead the Way, visit their web site.
Current offerings include:
Principles of Biomedical Sciences (Lab) - 5648
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 bioinformatics. This course is designed to provide and overview of all the courses in the Biomedical Science program and to lay the scientific foundation necessary for student success in the subsequent courses. This is the first course in a series of four. The course is geared primarily to freshman but can be taken by students at any grade level. This course does not count for Core 40 or Academic Honors.
Human Body Systems (Lab) - 5216
The human body is a complex system requiring care and maintenance. This course will engage students in the study of basic human physiology, especially in relationship to human health. Students will use a variety of monitors to examine body systems (respiratory, circulatory, and nervous) at rest and under stress, and observe the interactions between the various body systems. Students will use Lab View software to design and build systems to monitor body functions.
Medical Interventions-MI (Lab)
Students investigate the variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease as they follow the lives of a fictitious family. The course is a “How-To” manual for maintaining overall health and homeostasis in the body as students explore: how to prevent and fight infection; how to screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; how to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer; and how to prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. Through these scenarios, students are exposed to the wide range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics. Lifestyle choices and preventive measures are emphasized throughout the course as well as the important roles scientific thinking and engineering design play in the development of interventions of the future.
Biomedical Innovation –BI (Lab)
In this capstone course, students apply their knowledge and skills to answer questions or solve problems related to the biomedical sciences. Students design innovative solutions for the health challenges of the 21st century as they work through progressively challenging open-ended problems, addressing topics such as clinical medicine, physiology, biomedical engineering, and public health. They have the opportunity to work on an independent project and may work with a mentor or advisor from a university, hospital, physician’s office, or industry. Throughout the course, students are expected to present their work to an adult audience that may include representatives from the local business and healthcare community.