Health Sciences

Health Sciences

Interested in solving the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century? This program offers a hands-on, problem-solving approach to studying human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology and public health. Students investigate the death of a fictional person; examine the structures and interactions of human body systems; and explore the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Pathway Lead:

Sharon Bachman
(513) 363-7400

Activities/Experiences

Students use real-world instruments and methods to examine the structures and interactions of the human body. From dissecting a heart and a cow’s eye to evaluating DNA code, students explore science in action.
Students complete job shadows and an intense two-week internship in the health field. They also interact with students and staff from the University of Cincinnati's College of Allied Health and Christ Hospitals College of Nursing and Health Sciences. In their senior year, students work on an independent project with a mentor or advisor from a university, hospital, research institution or the biomedical industry.

Health Science students dissect a cow's eye

 

Courses 

  • Principles of the Biomedical Sciences (PBS)
  • Human Body Systems
  • Medical Interventions
  • Biomedical Innovation (Capstone Course)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology

Certifications

  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry, Safety and Health Certification
  • CPR/First Aid

College Credits: Duel Enrollment, cTag and AP Courses Offered

  • Bio 151 Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • Bio 152 Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • Medical Terminology
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Human Geography
  • English Composition 101
  • English Composition 103

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Skills Gained

  • Teamwork and communication practice
  • Organizational, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Laboratory techniques
  • Experimental design process
  • Engineering design process
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Statistical analysis
  • Computer skills
  • PCR and DNA Analysis

Examples of Career Opportunities

  • Emergency Medical technician
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • DNA Analyst
  • Medical Examiner
  • Toxicologist
  • Biochemist
  • Food Scientist Technologist
  • Nutritionist/ Dietician
  • Endocrinologist
  • Primary Care Physician
  • Certified Diabetic Educator
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Psychologist/ Psychiatrist
  • Molecular biologist,
  • Clinical geneticist
  • Cardiologist
  • Clinical Lab Technician
  • Medical laboratory technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Nurse
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Audiologist
  • Radiologist
  • Genetics Counselor
  • Hematologist
  • Phlebotomist
  • Surgeon
  • Oncologist