Biology & Medicine at UC Berkeley

Understand the biology behind disease and medicine.

Summer Springboard program located on the campus of UC Berkeley

Program Highlights

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.
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Residential Price: $4,998 USD (+ supplemental fees)

Extended Commuter Price: $3,398 USD (+ supplemental fees)

Commuter Price: $2,798 USD (+ supplemental fees)


Late June: June 20-July 2, 2021


University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Course Overview

This biology and medicine summer program for teens is an exploration of human physiology and disease, including medical terminology and activity-centered learning about the structure and function of major organ systems. We’ll look at how different organ systems communicate and depend on one another. Each class will include a ‘Spotlight on Medicine’, where we will investigate the cause of a disease, diagnostic tests and the mechanism of action of commonly prescribed medicines. Class activities include group research projects, experiments and observations using the scientific method, presentation skills development, video clips and readings.

Excursions at UC Berkeley – Students visit a local hospital provides access to people working medical careers.

Meet your instructor

Krista McCutcheon, M.Sc.

Biology & Medicine

Krista McCutcheon has been working as a professional drug hunter for over 20 years, and is a co-inventor on multiple drug patents.

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Summer Springboard Pre-College Summer Program