This cluster focuses on the planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.
From the moment students walk into the Principles of Biomedical Science classroom, they are immersed in the mysterious death of Anna. They are asked to investigate , document and analyze evidence to solve the case.
The first sequence, Principles of Biomedical Science course, provides an introduction to biomedical science through exciting hands-on projects and problems. Students investigate concepts of biology and medicine as they explore health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases.
The activities and projects in this course introduces students to human physiology, basic biology, medicine, and research processes and allow students to design experiments to solve problems. Key biological concepts, including maintenance of homeostasis in the body, metabolism, inheritance of traits, and defense against disease are embedded in the curriculum.
Students practice problem solving with structured activities and progress to open-ended projects and problems that require them to develop, plan, document, communicate, and use other professional skills.
Examples of careers for Biomedical Sciences are: Biochemist, Bioinformatics Associate, Bioinformatics Scientist, Biomedical Chemist, Biostatistician, Cell Biologist, Clinical Trials Research Associate, Clinical Trials Research Coordinator, Geneticist Microbiologist, Molecular Biologist, Pharmaceutical , Process Technician, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Research Assistant, Research Associate, Research Scientist, Toxicologist.
Students can earn the following credentials:
- 3 college credits at participating colleges nationwide
- Scholarship opportunities
Suggested Elective Courses: Anatomy & Physiology, Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology, Biotechnology, Calculus, Chemistry, Calculus, Digital Forensics, Forensic Sciences, Ethical Issues, Introduction to Microbiology, Principles of Biomedical Science, Psychology
For a more comprehensive list of careers in this cluster go to: https://cte.careertech.org/sites/default/files/CCFrame-HealthScience.pdf