In this introductory course on Biomedical Science, students will combine concepts of Biology and Medicine to investigate the variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. We will explore how to prevent and fight infection, how to screen and evaluate the code in our DNA, and how to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer. Patient scenarios will be used to expose students to interventions that may range from simple diagnostic tests to treatments of complex diseases and disorders. Lifestyle choices and preventive measures will be emphasized throughout the course as well as the important role that scientific thinking and engineering design play in the development of medical interventions.
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There will be no textbook for this class. Students will need a composition notebook for lab work.
Labs: The labs for this course will be supplied by teacher after course begins. The majority of items needed for the labs can be found in your kitchen or easily picked up at a grocery store. There may be a few items that will need to be purchased from a lab supply company. These will be at a minimal cost and teacher will give further instructions for this once class begins.
Janell Webb is fascinated by the interconnectedness of life and loves the details of science from the molecular to the environmental. She is passionate about showing her students that even small changes at one level can have big consequences at another!
Janell is a life-long learner who has been teaching for 16 years, ten of those years in an international Christian school in Indonesia. Teaching science in a tropical rainforest was an experience beyond her wildest dreams, and she loved taking her students outside to investigate the flora and fauna of the area! Janell holds an Indiana teaching license in Health Education and Biology but has had the opportunity to teach students in many subjects at many levels.