Biotechnical Foundations in Health & Medical Sciences

Instructor: Angela Beasley, RN

Grade Level(s): 11-12

Credit: 2 units

Location: BSTC

This course focuses on various techniques that are used to modify living organisms, parts of organisms, to improve plants and animals, and the development of microorganisms for specific purposes. Student activities range from bio-processing and DNA analysis, to medicine, bio-mechanical systems, and the environment. Students gain insight and understanding about biotechnology career fields. 

This hands-on, lab based course will teach students foundational skills in medical laboratory safety and procedures,  the scientific process as it relates to discoveries in the medical field, medical research and development as well as medical manufacturing and quality control.  This course provides a foundation to students interested in medical research, pharmacology, biochemistry, medical lab technology, geneticist, and microbiology.

                *This course is a completer sequence with Forensics and Vet Science