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The Biomedical Science pathway allows students to investigate the roles of biomedical professionals as they study the concepts of human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Students examine the structures and interactions of human body systems and explore the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, all while working collaboratively to understand and design solutions to the most pressing health challenges of today and the future.

This pathway will prepare students to enter the workforce ready to participate as leaders in a broad range of careers and further their education.

The classes for this pathway are below. They are designed to build on each other and should be taken in the order specified

Biology 03051

Grade 9 Required

Biology courses are designed to provide information regarding the fundamental concepts of life and life processes. These courses include (but are not restricted to) such topics as cell structure and function, general plant and animal physiology, genetics, and taxonomy.

Anatomy & Physiology 03053/ Human Body Systems 14102

Grades 10-11 Elective- Prerequisite- Biology

Anatomy and Physiology courses present the human body and biological systems in more detail. In order to understand the structure of the human body and its functions, students learn anatomical terminology, study cells and tissues, explore functional systems (skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, nervous, and so on), and may dissect mammals.

Emerging Technologies 21053

Grade 11-12 Elective

Emerging Technologies courses emphasize students’ exposure to and understanding of new and emerging technologies. The range of technological issues varies widely but typically include lasers, fiber options, electronics, robotics, computer technologies, CAD/CAM, communication modalities, and transportation technologies.

Project Management and Resource Scheduling 21205

Grade 12 Elective

Project Management courses provide students with the information and skills necessary for success in managing projects and operating logistical ventures in technology, business, and industry. This course covers scheduling of resources (including personnel, budget, timelines, and equipment), utilization of Gantt charts, economic principles within the workplace, and risk management. Other possible topics include developing a business plan, finance, business law, marketing and promotion strategies, insurance employee/employer relations, problem-solving and decision-making, and building leadership skills. These courses may also incorporate a survey of the careers within technology and engineering industries.

College Agreement: Cloud County Community College

A student completing this pathway and attending Cloud County Community College will receive a scholarship for Anatomy & Physiology I SC120 (4 credits hours).

College Agreement: Washburn University

A student completing this pathway and attending Washburn University will receive a scholarship for BI 100 (3 credits) and BI101 (2 credits).

For more information please visit with the high school counselor.