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Human Body Systems

Thrive and excel by mastering your ability to generate power, move, and communicate.

In Human Body Systems (HBS), students examine the interactions of body systems as they explore identity, communication, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis.  Students design experiments, investigate the structures and functions of the human body, and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration.  Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a skeletal manikin, work through interesting real world cases, and often play the role of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries.  Students practice problem solving with structured activities and progress to open-ended projects and problems that require them to develop planning, documentation, communication, and other professional skills.

Details

  • Industry Sector: Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Principles of the Biomedical Sciences
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Eligible
  • Level: Concentrator
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: D - Laboratory Science (2 years required; 3 years recommended)
  • 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.