Biomed Academy Course Descriptions

  • The Biomedical Research Academy is an integrated immersion into biology, research, physiology and art.  The program is designed to appeal to students with a strong interest in pursuing careers in medicine, nursing, research, or other allied health science fields.  Students who participate in Biomedical Research Academy will use a problem-based approach to develop a strong foundation into the practices of biomedical professionals and will gain significant career exposure through regular guest speakers. The course content is rigorous and fast paced.  Each student will design, conduct, and present a year-long individualized biomedical research study.  Students will also have the opportunity to earn health-related certifications (CPR and first aid). This academy fulfills the advanced science graduation requirement. The Biomedical Research Academy is open to students from all three high schools through an application process. Students who are participating will travel to the Emerald Campus.  

     

    Advanced Placement Biology  217

    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.

     

    Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry highly recommended, Application 

    Graded: AP / IB / CCP Weight

    Grade: 10, 11-12 

    Time Frame: Year

    Credit: 1.00 (1.00 AP / IB / CCP Weight)* BIOMED ACADEMY AP BIO IS ONLY 1 Credit

     

    Body Systems – 253  

    Students examine the processes, structures, and interactions of the human body systems to learn how they work together to maintain homeostasis and good health. The problem-based approach of the course 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 may include coordination (skeletal, muscular and nervous/sensory systems), metabolism (cardiovascular, respiratory and digestive systems), and protection (immune and lymphatic systems).

    Prerequisite: Application 

    Graded: Conventional 

    Grade: 10, 11-12

    Time Frame: Semester 

    Credit: 0.50 (Repeatable)

     

    Biomedical Art  F775

    Meeting two times a week for one period, and in coordination with Biomedical Research Academy teachers, students will work with a variety of materials and means to create artwork in relation to concepts, experiences, and processes connected to the Biomedical Research Academy. Students will examine the connection between art & science as a way to better understand the world we live in and to share their voice.

    Prerequisite: Application 

    Graded: Conventional/Portfolio 

    Grade: 10, 11-12

    Time Frame: Semester

    Credit: 0.50 (Credit is earned by credit flex)

     

    Advanced Research in Science  240

    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 an experimental research project. The student needs to be self-motivated and the teacher will act to facilitate the research work of the student. Considerable work outside the classroom will be necessary and the students will be required to submit and present their research findings. This course is designed to be a culmination of the student’s high school science experience.

    Prerequisite: 2 Years of science highly recommended, Application

    Graded: Honors

    Grade: 10, 11-12

    Time Frame: Year

    Credit: 1.00 (Repeatable)


    Biomedical Research Academy Credentials:  CPR Certification, First Aid Certification