This biology and medicine summer program for teens begins with an overview of basic body systems, including structure and function of major organ systems, bone and muscle groups, and interactions between organ systems. In addition, we’ll look at how different organ systems communicate and interdepend on one another. Common medicines and their effects on the human body will be discussed using the Learn by Doing philosophy. Each class will have a Spotlight on Medicine, looking at various commonly used substances and medicines. There will also be an excursion to a local hospital to provide meaning and relevance to the course. Class activities include collaborative group projects, scientific method experiment, presentation skills development, film clips and readings.
- Learn basic medical terminology in anatomy, physiology and biological function.
- Introduce the fundamental concepts of the human body systems with an emphasis on organ system structure, function and interdependence.
- Develop a familiarity with human organ systems and common dysfunctions, including disease, cancer, viruses, and reproduction.
- Engage in meaningful communication with others about issues associated with human health and disease.