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Biomedical Technology Course #7200

Elizabeth Leu, Instructor

This survey course challenges students to investigate current and 21st century medical and health care
practices using computerized databases, the Internet, media, and visiting health team professionals. Topics
include the world of biomedical technology, the language of medicine, present and evolving biomedical
specialties, biomedical ethics: crisis and alternatives, and health career development. Work-based learning
strategies include service learning, field trips, and job shadowing. Skills in science, mathematics,
communications, health, and social studies are reinforced in this course.

Instructional materials include but are not limited to ,the Internet, instructional computer programs,
handouts, worksheets, magazines, and books.

Grading is designed to fairly assess the student in all aspects of learning and it is as follows:
Classwork 25%
Homework 25%
Tests 50%
Testing will include all of the formats (multiple choice, essay, true/false fill-in format. The final exam is an
exam issued by the State of North Carolina that is in multiple choice format. No student is exempt from the
exam and it will count for 25% of the final grade.

The state of North Carolina provides a course blueprint that is followed in instructing this class. It is
summarized as follows:
A. Health Care Terminology
BT01.00 Interpret biomedical prefixes, suffixes, root words, and abbreviations
BT01.01 Identify biomedical word roots, prefixes, suffixes and abbreviations
BT01.02 Combine word elements to form words commonly used in biomedical technology
B. Biomedical Ethics and Legal Principles
BT02.00 Analyze biomedical ethics and legal principles
BT02.01 Summarize legal principles of biomedical technology
BT02.02 Analyze the ethical principles of biomedical technology
BT02.03 Examines patient’s rights as presented by the American Hospital Association
C. Technology in Medicine
BT03.00 Analyze the use of technology in medicine
BT03.01 Describe the use of computers in health care
BT03.02 Discuss radiology and digital imaging
BT03.03 Investigate telemedicine applications
D. Medical Mathematics
BT04.00 Analyze mathematical concepts in health care
BT04.01 Calculate weights, heights, and volume in metric units of measure
BT04.02 Convert among metric measures and standard measures
E. Forensic Medicine
BT05.00 Analyze the use of forensic medicine in criminal science
Bt05.01 Discuss the applications of forensic medicine
BT05.02 Describe the use of an autopsy in determining time and cause of death
BT05.03 Discuss the use of DNA typing and forensic anthropology in identification
BT05.05 Discuss uses of odontology and serology studies in forensic medicine
F. Infectious Diseases
BT06.00 analyze issues of public health, infectious diseases and bioterrorism
BT06.01 Discuss the infectious disease process
BT06.02 Analyze the role of public health in the prevention of infectious diseases
Bt06.03 Investigate the treatment of infectious diseases
BT06.04 Analyze emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases as a public health issue
BT06.05 Examine the containment of bioterrorism agents
G. Organ Transplants
BT07.00 Examine organ transplants
BT07.01 Describe basic facts and organizations related to organ transplantation
BT07.02 Analyze bioethical issues associated with organ transplants
H. Cell biology and cancer
BT08.00 Analyze cell biology and cancer
BT08.01 Summarize cancer types, incidence, predisposition and risk factors
BT08.02 Outline the causes and development of cancer
BT08.03 Discuss genetic damage and mutation
BT08.04 Apply knowledge of cancer to improve personal and public health
I. Careers in Biomedical Technology
BT09.00 Evaluate careers and techniques that use biomedical technology
BT09.01 Investigate laboratory careers
BT09.02 Discuss imaging careers and technology
BT09.03 Describe environmental careers, resources and hazards
BT09.04 Outline biomedical careers and genetics
Bt09.05 Evaluate the importance of biomedical technology in a chosen health career
J. Biomedical Research
BT10.00 Analyze biomedical research
BT10.01 Discuss biomedical research
BT10.02 Outline biomedical research methods
BT10.03 Analyze the benefits of biomedical research
K. Challenges to biomedical research
Bt11.00 Analyze challenges to biomedical research
BT11.01 Interpret person beliefs about biomedical research
BT11.02 Analyze the role of transgenic animals
BT11.03 Evaluate therapeutic vs. reproductive cloning
BT11.04 Debate pros and cons of animal research and animal rights
L. Current issues in Biomedical Technology
BT12.00 Analyze current issues in biomedical technology

If there are any questions regarding this blueprint or there are any concerns regarding its content,
please feel free to contact me at school or by email. 919-528-5532, leue@gcs.k12.nc.us.

Remediation is always available on an as need basis. I encourage all students and their parents to
seek assistance if they feel they are having difficulty. I will try and find a time that is convenient
for everyone.