Biomedical Science
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Course Description:

This is a 15-hour workshop designed to introduce rising 6th-8th graders to the investigation of a wide variety of medical and bioscientific problems through the application of computational science techniques. Using state-of-the-art research-level software on various computing platforms, students will build computer models of events in epidemiology, pharmacology and pharmacokinetics, biochemistry, cardiovascular science, and physiology. As a part of the scientific process, students will also learn to communicate their observations and findings to both lay and professional audiences.

This workshop uses a "case study" approach, in which students are presented with background readings (case studies) in a variety of biomedical topics. Working collaboratively, students use one or several computing tools to develop solutions for a given topic.

The workshop will involve formal lectures, structured hands-on labs and activities, visits by practicing computational scientists, and the opportunity to work collaboratively with other students on a small research project. Careful observations and reporting of those observations will be emphasized at all times.

Intended Audience:

This workshop is designed for rising 6th-8th grade students with a strong interest in medicine and science.