2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Jan 17, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BI 1003 - Medical Interventions

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
Students investigate a 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. These scenarios expose students to the wide range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics. Each family case scenario introduces multiple types of interventions and reinforces concepts learned in the previous two courses, as well as presenting new content. Interventions may range from simple diagnostic tests to treatment of complex diseases and disorders. These interventions are showcased across generations of a family and provide a look at the past, present, and future of the biomedical sciences. Lifestyle choices and preventive measures are emphasized throughout the course as are the important roles scientific thinking and engineering design play in the development of interventions of the future. Enrollment in this course is restricted to students enrolled at a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) school. (prereq: BI 1002 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
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Prerequisites by Topic
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Course Topics
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Coordinator
Elizabeth Taylor



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