Placement recommendation: A grade of “B” or better in prerequisite coursework.
college preparatory mathematics course taken within the same school year (i.e.
CCIM1 or higher). Student must be self-directed and practice routine study
habits. Ability to problem solve and research information while paying
attention to detail. Strong analytical skills are recommended.
UC/CSU – Science (“d”)
* Requested contribution of $20.00 for materials
Students explore the
concepts of human medicine and are introduced to research processes and to
bioinformatics. Hands-on projects enable students to investigate human body
systems and various health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes,
sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and
infectious diseases. Over the length of the course, students work together to
determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person. After
pinpointing those factors, the students investigate lifestyle choices and
medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. The key
biological concepts embedded in the curriculum include homeostasis, metabolism,
inheritance of traits, feedback systems, and defense against disease. Where
appropriate engineering principles are also incorporated into the curriculum.
These include the design process, feedback loops, fluid dynamics, and the
relationship of structure to function.