Prerequisite: Human Body Systems
Students investigate the variety of interventions involved in the prevention diagnosis and treatment of disease. The course is a “How-To” manual for maintaining overall health and homeostasis in the body as students explore how to prevent and fight infection, how to screen and evaluate the code in human DNA, how to prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. Students are exposed to the wide range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices and diagnostics. Lifestyle choices and preventive measures are emphasized throughout the course as well the important roles scientific thinking and engineering design play in the development of interventions of the future.