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MCHS Biomed/Biotech Program and Center. Timeline. Overarching Program Goal . To increase the number of students surpassing the minimum science requirement. More access. Provide more students with access to course programs All 9 th graders take Biology

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Overarching program goal
Overarching Program Goal

To increase the number of students surpassing the minimum science requirement


More access
More access

Provide more students with access to course programs

All 9th graders take Biology

  • “School-to-Career” Biomed/Biotech Program Introduction in the 9th grade

  • Students may enter program at any time


Independent work
Independent Work

Create a more flexible use of time

  • Independent research programs

  • Internships

    • Biotech, Medical, Veterinary, Pharmacy


Relevant and meaningful curriculum
Relevant and Meaningful Curriculum

  • New Curriculum: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Biotech

  • New Equipment


Curriculum for biology 1 2 including the new units benchmark labs
Curriculum for Biology 1-2 including the new units/Benchmark Labs:

Oil Eating Microbes

Forensic Science and DNA Fingerprinting

Cloning: Secrets of the Rainforest

Pharmaceutical Development: ELISA

Drug Resistant Microbes


Curriculum addition for chemistry
Curriculum Addition for Chemistry

Pharmacology

Drug Abuse

Drug Testing


Overarching program goal1
Overarching Program Goal

To attract and retain students who are traditionally underrepresented in advanced science courses.

  • All Students take Biology 1-2

  • Personal interactions with teacher

  • Mandatory Tutoring


Advanced learning
Advanced Learning

Increase advanced science learning opportunities

  • Human Biology, Chemistry, Biotech

  • Internships

  • Professional Development for teachers:

    • TSRI Scholars Program

    • PLNU Perspectives on Science

    • Pharmacology in Education


Aspects of curriculum
Aspects of Curriculum

Develop students’ skills for life such as:

  • Critical Thinking

  • Writing

    3. Teamwork

    4. Technology proficiency


Aspects of curriculum1
Aspects of Curriculum

Promote the exploration of science in a deeper way by students taking a more active role in their learning.

  • Units focus on real-world situations and how students can solve problems


Human biology curriculum

·  Forensic Science and Scientific Research

·  Cell Biology

·  Biochemistry

·  Infectious Disease, Immunology

·  DNA, Genetics, Genetic Disease

·  Biotechnology (Genetic Engineering, PCR, ELISA)

·  Ethics

·  Body Systems (Anatomy and Physiology)

Pharmacology (Create units with Chemistry)

Human Biology Curriculum


Human biology
Human Biology

  • Articulation with Community Colleges’ Biotechnology Programs

    • Mira Costa Community College

    • Miramar Community College


New advanced curriculum
New Advanced Curriculum

  • Senior-level Biomed/Biotech Course

    offered Fall ‘05 in remodeled lab

  • Input from Advisory Committee (Research, Industry partners and Articulated College programs)


Course sequence
Course sequence

  • 4-year course sequence

  • Can take Bio 132 at Miramar College as a senior


Student experiences
Student Experiences

  • Jillian Sherman


Cross curricular collaboration
Cross-Curricular Collaboration

  • Ideas for projects

  • Controversial Issue speech/papers

  • Technical Reading/Writing

  • Bio-statistics