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Medical Detectives

Discover the amazing world of biomedical science.

In Medical Detectives, middle or junior high school students play the role of real-life medical detectives as they analyze genetic testing results to diagnose disease and study DNA evidence found at a “crime scene”.  They solve medical mysteries through hands-on projects and labs, investigate how to measure and interpret vital signs, and learn how the systems of the human body work together to maintain health.



  • Industry Sector: Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Grade Level: 7-8
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Class Hours: 45
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Not Applicable
  • Level: Exploratory
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: Not Applicable
  • Certifications: None
  • Class Location(s): Oxford Academy
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online (www.onetonline.org) for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.