• Academy of Health-Medicine-Biology
     
    Health and Medicine I (Grade 11/12)
    Health and Medicine I will expand upon student's knowledge of Biology to explore the medical applications of Biotechnology.  Students will develop their critical thinking and research skills by examining the scientific method, what makes good science, and the current and potential use of Biotechnology in disease treatment and prevention.  Students will also perform laboratories that use common molecular biology techniques and diagnostic tools.
     
    Health and Medicine II (Grade 11/12)
    Health and Medicine II will provide a structured overview in the areas of Anatomy, Physiology, and Genetics.  Students will use case studies, peer reviewed papers, and short research projects to examine current diagnostics and treatments in these areas.  They will also continue to develop their critical thinking and presentation skills by identifying a specific disease, thoroughly researching what is known, crating a research plan to address the issue, and communicating this plan to "colleagues."  Students will have the option of creating cross-curricular projects with students from other Pathways Academies.  Students will also perform laboratories that use common molecular biology techniques and diagnostic tools.
     
    Health and Medicine III (Grade 12)
    Health and Medicine III will provide a structured overview in the areas of Cancer, Immunology, and Microbiology.  Students will use case studies, peer reviewed papers, and short research projects to examine current diagnostics and treatments in these areas.  They will have the opportunity to extend their projects from H&M2 or create a new one.  Students will also perform microbiology laboratories that use common molecular biology techniques and diagnostic tools.
     
    Biotechnology I (Grade 11/12)
    Biotechnology I is designed for students who are interested in biological or environmental research.  This course will expand upon student's knowledge of Biology to explore the expanding role of Biotechnology and Drug Discovery in modern society.  Students will develop their critical thinking and research skills by examining the scientific method, what makes good science, and the ethical use of Biotechnology in scientific research and the development of new therapeutic drugs and treatments.  They will also perform laboratories that use common molecular biology techniques and diagnostic tools.
     
    Biotechnology II (Grade 11/12)
    Biotechnology II will provide a specific and structured research based study of the areas of Genetics, Genetics Engineering and Environmental Sciences.  Students will use case studies, peer reviewed papers, and short research projects to examine current diagnostics and treatments in Genetics.  They will learn about and discuss current environmental challenges and will delve deeper into the process of genetic engineering for use in cloning, gene therapy, and drug discovery by simulating the process that scientists use.  Students will also continue to hone the critical thinking and presentation skills needed to identify and define a valid problem in a pathogenic or genetic disease, thoroughly research the science, develop the plan to create a novel solution, and communicate their plan to potential "investors."  They will also perform laboratories that use common molecular biology techniques and diagnostic tools.
     
    Biotechnology III (Grade 12)
    Biotechnology III will provide a specific and structured medically based study of the area of Microbiology and other topics of class interest.  Students will use case studies, peer reviewed papers, and short research projects to examine the current level of research projects to examine the current level of research in these areas.  They will have the opportunity to extend their project from Biotech 2 or create a new one.  Students will also perform microbiology laboratories that use common molecular techniques and diagnostic tools.