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Biomedical Sciences Academy

 


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The Biomedical Sciences Academy accepts 9th, 10th, and 11th grade scholars.  The Biomedical Sciences Academy meets in both the morning and the afternoon at the Edgewood campus.  Please see course descriptions below.

 

Principles of Biomedical Sciences PLTW

9th Grade Scholars from Simon Kenton, Dixie Heights, & Scott High Schools  

The Principles of Biomedical Sciences course is offered at the Edgewood Campus to freshman from all three Kenton County High Schools. Scholar work involves the study of human medicine, research processes, and an introduction to bioinformatics.  Scholars investigate the human body systems and various health conditions including: heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases.  A theme through the course is to determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person.  After determining the factors responsible for the death, the scholars investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life.  Key biological concepts including: homeostasis, metabolism, inheritance of traits, feedback systems, and defense against disease are embedded in the curriculum.  The course is designed to provide an overview of all the courses in the Biomedical Sciences program and to lay the scientific foundation necessary for scholar success in the subsequent courses. Scholars must also enroll in a mathematics course and science course in the Academy.             

 

Freshman Academy Pathway A: Afternoon Academy        
Principles of Biomedical Sciences               
Biology                                                
Algebra I                                  

 

Freshman Academy Pathway B: Afternoon Academy         
Principles of Biomedical Sciences                
Accelerated Biology                          
Geometry*              
*Scholars enrolling in the freshman pathway B must have completed Algebra I in Middle School.

 

Principles of Biomedical Sciences or Human Body Systems PLTW

10th Grade Scholars from Simon Kenton, Dixie Heights, & Scott High Schools  

The Principles of Biomedical Sciences course is offered at the Edgewood Campus to sophomores from all three Kenton County High Schools. Scholar work involves the study of human medicine, research processes, and an introduction to bioinformatics.  Scholars investigate the human body systems and various health conditions including: heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases.  A theme through the course is to determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person.  After determining the factors responsible for the death, the scholars investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life.  Key biological concepts including: homeostasis, metabolism, inheritance of traits, feedback systems, and defense against disease are embedded in the curriculum.  The course is designed to provide an overview of all the courses in the Biomedical Sciences program and to lay the scientific foundation necessary for scholar success in the subsequent courses. Scholars must also enroll in a mathematics course and science course in the Academy.

 

Sophomore Academy Pathway A: Morning Academy
Human Body Systems          
Accelerated Chemistry             
Geometry   

 

Sophomore Academy Pathway B: Morning Academy
Human Body Systems          
Accelerated Chemistry             
Accelerated Algebra II**   

 

*Scholars enrolling in the sophomore pathway for the Academy must take GEOMETRY at their home high school if not already completed.

**This section is for returning academy scholars who completed PBS, Geometry, & Accelerated Biology in 2016-17 school year. See course description below.

 

 

Human Body Systems PLTW

10th & 11th Grade Scholars from Simon Kenton, Dixie Heights, & Scott High School

The Human Body Systems course is offered at the Edgewood Campus to sophomores and juniors from all three Kenton County High Schools.  Scholars engage in the study of the processes, structures, and interactions of the human body systems.  Important concepts in the course include: communication, transport of substances, locomotion, metabolic processes, defense, and protection.  The central theme is how the body systems work together to maintain homeostasis and good health.  The systems are studied as parts of a whole, working together to keep the amazing human machine functioning at an optimal level.  Scholars design experiments, investigate the structures and functions of body systems, and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary actions, and respiratory operation.  Scholars work through interesting real world cases and often play the role of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries.  Scholars must also enroll in a mathematics course and science course in the Academy.

 

Junior Pathway A: Morning Academy
Human Body Systems                        
Accelerated Chemistry        
Accelerated/Honors Pre-Calculus**         

 

Junior Pathway B: Afternoon Academy
Medical Interventions                        
History of Diseases       
Accelerated/Honors Pre-Calculus**           

**Scholars enrolling in the junior pathway for the Academy must have completed Geometry and Algebra II.

 

Medical Interventions and Biomedical Innovation PLTW

12th Grade Scholars from Simon Kenton, Dixie Heights, & Scott High School

 

Medical Interventions (First & Second Semester) at Edgewood Campus 7:00 – 7:55am                  

Scholars investigate a variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease as they follow the life of a fictitious family. The course is a “How-To” manual for maintaining overall health and homeostasis in the body. Scholars explore how to prevent and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; prevent, diagnose and treat cancer; and prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. Through these scenarios, scholars are exposed to a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics. This course is designed for 12th grade scholars.

 

Biomedical Innovation (First & Second Semester) at Edgewood Campus 7:00 – 7:55am

Scholars design innovative solutions for the health challenges of the 21st century. They work through progressively challenging open-ended problems, addressing topics such as clinical medicine, physiology, biomedical engineering, and public health. They have the opportunity to work on an independent project with a mentor or advisor from a university, hospital, research institution, or the biomedical industry. Throughout the course, scholars are expected to present their work to an audience of STEM professionals. This course is designed for 12th grade scholars.

 

The selection for the Biomedical Sciences Academy Early Morning Senior Sessions will be based on the application process and scholars also being accepted into the Gemini College Academy.