Students in the Biomedical Sciences program gain exposure to many of the major concepts of human medicine during their course of study. They are taught about such subjects as anatomy, physiology, genetics, microbiology and public health. In addition, the processes, structures and interactions of the human body are addressed, as well as, the diagnostic process, causes and prevention of diseases. Upon completion of the course sequence, the students will have a solid knowledge base to build upon as they pursue the next step in their career.
Principles of Biomedical Sciences (PBS)
This course provides an overview of the topics covered in the program and builds a foundation for the remaining courses. Students learn about multiple health conditions and investigate how lifestyle choices and medical treatments impact overall health. A variety of activities and projects provide hands-on learning about research processes.
Human Body Systems (HBS)
Students study the structure and design of multiple human body systems and examine their various interactions. They learn how to monitor both voluntary and involuntary body functions. Building various organs and tissues using manikins is also a key component of the course.
Medical Interventions (MI)
Studying the life of a typical family, students learn about and evaluate various medical interventions that can be utilized in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, focusing on understanding how to maintain a constant healthy state of being. Students gain knowledge related to the prevention and treatment of infections and cancer. They are exposed to a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, pharmacology and medical devices.
This course is designed to build upon the knowledge gained in the Foundation courses. Here, the focus is on developing solutions to the health care issues and problems of today and tomorrow. Students have the opportunity to work on an independent project with a mentor from a university,hospital, research institution or the biomedical industry. They are expected to present their project to an audience of STEM professionals.
MATHS School Biomedical Sciences Course Options
MATHS initiated the BMS curriculum track in 2010. Since the 2011 - 2012 Academic Year, MATHS has offered the three Foundation courses, and during the 2012 - 2013 Academic Year, the Capstone course was added. The school will provide additional information regarding the implementation timetable as it becomes available.