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Technologies in Medicine [Competency Based]

Technologies in Medicine [Competency Based]

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Course Description

Technology in medicine analyzes the ways medical practice has been able to positively advance as technology increased. Throughout the course, students will examine the engineering behind technology that has led to creating cures for various life threatening diseases. In which case students will be looking at medicine all the way back to the cellular level where they will be able to learn the importance of DNA and RNA as well as how scientists are learning to genetically modify the strands. Furthermore, students will examine epidemiology in its entirety which will allow the students to understand how pandemics and other diseases spread over time as well as allowing students to develop an understanding of how trends work. The course as a whole will give students the tools to be able to map, data analyze, and understand how diseases spread.

Course Breakdown

  • Biological engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells
  • RNA and DNA
  • Antibodies
  • Genetic testing
  • Human Genome Project
  • Stem cells
  • Information technology Epidemiology
  • Cohort and case-control studies
  • Ethics
  • Data collection
  • Using tables, data, charts, and graphs
  • Sampling
  • Bias
  • Confidence interval
  • Evidence-based research
  • Public policy

Course Goals

  1. Develop an understanding of the engineering evolved in medical technology advancements.
  2. Become familiar with the unifying characteristics of RNA and DNA.
  3. Examine concepts in medical technology including gene therapy, genetic cloning, and genetic testing.
  4. Explore the possible uses of stem cells in research.
  5. Examine how medicine can become personalized. Develop an understanding of epidemiology.
  6. Become familiar with different ways epidemiology can be studied.
  7. Examine trends from epidemiology studies.
  8. Analyze how bias can impact results.
  9. Examine how evidence-based research can be used to prevent the spread of diseases.
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