Biomedical Research Academy

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH ACADEMY – 252

The Biomedical Research Academy is a half-day program that is open to students from all three high schools through an application process.  Students who are participating will travel to the Emerald Campus.  Students will receive 4.5 credits for the class work listed below.  Students will use a problem-based approach to develop a strong foundation into the practices of biomedical professionals through guest speakers and field trips, and culminating with an authentic biomedical research investigation.

 

Advanced Placement Biology – 217  

Highly Recommended: Biology and Chemistry

Graded:             Weighted                       Grade: 11-12

Time Frame:      Year                             Credit: 2.00 (1.00 weighted; 1.00 S/U)

Advanced Placement Biology parallels a college-level introductory biology course for science majors. It is a one-year course that includes laboratory work, college-level reading, essay writing, and class discussions. It is intended for the student who wishes to obtain a strong background in biology and who intends to take the Advanced Placement Biology examination at the end of the year for possible college credit. Topics of study include: molecular and cellular biology, biochemical concepts, evolution, organismal biology, and population biology. AP Biology is a double-period class.

 

Body Systems – 253

Graded:             Conventionally                Grade: 11-12

Time Frame:      Semester                      Credit: 0.50       

Students examine the processes, structures, and interactions of the human body systems to learn how they work together to maintain homeostasis and good health. Using authentic case studies, students take the role of biomedical professionals and work together to solve medical issues. This problem-based approach includes designing experiments, investigating the structures and functions of body systems and using data collection tools to monitor body functions. Important concepts covered in the course are communication and coordination (nervous/sensory, endocrine, muscular systems), metabolism (digestive, respiratory, excretory, cardiovascular systems), protection (immune and lymphatic systems) and reproduction.

 

MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS – 254  

Graded:             Conventionally                Grade: 11-12

Time Frame:      Semester                      Credit: 0.50 (Offered 2019-20)

Students investigate various medical interventions that extend and improve quality of life including: gene therapy, pharmacology, surgery, prosthetics, rehabilitation, and supportive care. ?The course explores the design and development of various medical interventions, including vascular stents, cochlear implants, and prosthetic limbs. In addition, students review the history of organ transplants and gene therapy, and stay updated on cutting-edge developments via current scientific literature. ??Students will conduct a semester long, literature-based research paper on a disease or disorder of their choice.

 

3D ART – F775

Graded:             Conventionally/Portfolio   Grade: 11-12

Time Frame:      Semester                      Credit: 0.50

Meeting two times a week for one period, and in coordination with the high school art teachers, students will prepare a variety of works related to human anatomy and physiology. Credit is earned by credit flex.

 

ADVANCED RESEARCH IN SCIENCE – 240

Highly Recommended: 2 years of science

Graded:             Weighted                       Grade: 11-12

Time Frame:      Year                             Credit: 1.00

This course will facilitate advanced learning of the philosophy of science, research methods, science writing and reporting, statistical analysis of results, lab and/or fieldwork methods, and ethical concerns.  This is an individual research course in which students will develop and complete a science research project.  The student needs to be self-motivated and the teacher will act to facilitate the research work of the student.  Work outside the classroom will be necessary and the students will be required to submit and present their research findings to a scientific community.  This course is designed to be a culmination of the student’s high school science experience. 

 
 
SAMPLE PROJECTS
 
Students choose a disease or disorder and research, report, and present on the history, pathophysiology, clinical manifestation, medical management and prevention, and the future of the disease.
 
Students choose, develop, conduct, conclude, and present a yearlong biomedical research investigation. (i.e. "The Interphalangeal Thumb Joint Angle on Thumb Fatigue During Single Hand Mobile Phone Use"  or "The Regulation of Surface Body Temperature with Regard to a Cotton Shirt when compared to an Athletic Shirt" 
 
Students regularly develop and carryout their own investigations given broad biological topics (i.e. "Investigate a variable that impacts enzyme activity")
 
Student Bone Drawings 
  
 
 
 
Instructor: Mr. Roger Rabold
rabold_roger@dublinschools.net
 
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