Owensboro Life Science Academy

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Community Campus Life Science
Academy
BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES PROGRAM
OVERVIEW
 Next Generation Learning Community Campus
 The Life Science Academy
 Project Lead the Way
 Biomedical Sciences Curriculum
 Introduction to Instructor
 Expectations
 Looking Ahead
 Questions
Funded by OMHS and OCTC
COMMUNITY CAMPUS
 Next Generation Learning
Community Campus
 Mission- Merger of student
passion and ability with a
meaningful career path
 Vision- An improved
workforce equipped with
skills needed in the nextgeneration workplace
 Funding- Redirection of
resources
Funded by OMHS and OCTC
COMMUNITY CAMPUS
World Class
Research
High Quality
Educational
Opportunities
First Class
Health Care
Funded by OMHS and OCTC
LIFE SCIENCE ACADEMY
 Academies
1. STEM
2. Theatre Arts
3. Construction/Trades/Energy
4. Business/Entrepreneurship
5. The Life Science Academy
 The mission of the Life Science Academy is to improve
Health Care in our region
 The goal is to improve the pathways for students to
pursue careers in the health care field through worldclass real-world, hands-on research and investigation
 Project Lead the Way Biomedical program
Funded by OMHS and OCTC
PROJECT LEAD THE WAY (PLTW)
 The nation’s leading provider of rigorous and innovative
STEM education
 MISSION
 to ensure that America succeeds in the increasingly high-tech and
high-skill global economy by partnering with middle schools and
high schools to prepare students to become the most innovative
and productive in the world
 Comprehensive, collaboratively developed curriculum
 PLTW teachers
 University educators
 engineering and biomedical professionals
 school administrators
Funded by OMHS and OCTC
PROJECT LEAD THE WAY (PLTW)
 Curriculum focuses on
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Critical thinking
Creativity
Innovation
Real-world problem solving
 The Program
 Hands-on
 Problem-based
 engages students on multiple levels
 exposes them to areas of study that they typically do not pursue
 provides them with a foundation and proven path to college and
career success in STEM related fields
 Utilizes AP2
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AP2: ACTIVITIES, PROJECTS, AND
PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING
 Activities
 build skills and knowledge
 Projects
 hone skills in teamwork, mathematics, science, software, time
management, and communication
 Problems
 Students doing authentic real-world work.
 Learning is contextual, not disjointed series of concepts.
 Students work in teams.
 Expectations are clearly articulated to students
 Problems have unpredictable results
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PLTW BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE PROGRAM
 Addresses impending critical
shortage of qualified science
and health professionals
 Prepare students for rigorous
post-secondary education at
two and four-year colleges or
universities
1. Physician
2. Nurse
3. Dentist
4. Veterinarian
5. Pharmacist
6. Paramedic
7. Dietician
8. Surgeon
9. Research Scientist
10. Health Information Manager
11. Medical Technologist
12. Radiologist
13. Medical Technical Writer
14. Physicians’ Assistant
15. Biomedical Engineer
Funded by OMHS and OCTC
PLTW BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE PROGRAM
BMS Funding
States. Schools
implemented
program in
2007.
States with
schools
implementing
program since
2007.
Funded by OMHS and OCTC
BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE AT THE LIFE
SCIENCE ACADEMY
Principles of the Biomedical Sciences (PBS)™
2. Human Body Systems™
3. Medical Interventions™
4. Biomedical Innovation™
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PRINCIPLES OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
Student work involves
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the study of human medicine
research processes
introduction to bioinformatics
Students investigate the human body systems and various
health conditions including:
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Human Body Systems
Heart Attack
Diabetes
Sickle Cell Disease
Hypercholesterolemia
Infectious Diseases
Medical Interventions
Grant Proposal
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PRINCIPLES OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
Unit 2: Heart Attack
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Dissect a sheep heart
Build simple pump
Use data acquisition
software and sensors to
measure EKG, heart rate,
and blood pressure
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mm HG
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160
140
120
100
80
60
40
20
0
Resting
Run 1
systolic
Run 2
diastolic
Run 3
MAP
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PRINCIPLES OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
Unit 3: Diabetes
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Build calorimeter
Learn macromolecules
Understand glucose uptake
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PRINCIPLES OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
Unit 4: Sickle Cell Disease
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Protein Structure
Extract DNA
Examine Blood Cells
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INTRODUCTION TO YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Natalie J. Mountjoy
 Education
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BA, Biology University of Kentucky
MS, Biology Western Kentucky University
Currently, PhD Candidate in the Center for Ecology, Southern Illinois
University
Teaching Experience
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Middle and high school
Community College
WKU and SIU
Interests
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Research- Communities and Conservation
Science education
Community Outreach
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EXPECTATIONS
Mine
 Yours
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LOOKING FORWARD
2. Human Body Systems
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Students study basic human physiology in relationship to human health
How the body systems work together to maintain internal balance and
good health
3. Medical Interventions
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Investigate various medical interventions that extend and improve the
quality of life
diagnostics, surgery, bio-nanotechnology, pharmacology, prosthetics,
rehabilitation, and life style choices.
4. Biomedical Innovations
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In this capstone course, students will design and conduct experiments
related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease or illness.
They will apply their knowledge and skills to answer questions or to solve
problems related to the biomedical sciences.
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Student Schedule
Take college-preparatory science and
mathematics courses concurrent with each
Biomedical Science course
Choice of the science and mathematics
courses is up to the school and the student
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Attributes of Graduates
Think creatively and critically.
Able to problem-solve.
Communicate effectively.
Have professional conduct.
Able to work in teams.
Understand how scientific research is
conducted, applied, and funded.
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Key Biological Concepts:
Cellular basis of life
Homeostasis
Metabolism
Cellular communication
Transport of substances
Inheritance of traits
Defense and protection
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