BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Biomed

Are you interested in becoming a doctor, veterinarian, pharmacist, sonographer, forensic scientist, medical researcher, or other college degreed medical professional?  

Would you like to start early?  

Biomedical Science students are tackling the same type of real-world challenges seen by the professionals. We’re talking the big ones…like discovering new cancer treatments. 

How are students doing this in high school?  

Our students work with the same tools used by biomedical science professionals in hospitals and labs. They are quickly introduced to hands-on activities and labs where they team up to solve problems by finding solutions.  

If you want to make the world a better place and get a jump start on preparing for college and your medical career, then Biomed is for you. 

You will study Biomedical Sciences through the exciting Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum that provides hands-on projects and experiences. Below are a few examples of hands-on lab activities. 

Medical

You will learn how to draw blood in our mock hospital and use your medical skills to explore how a disease is spreading through the hospital. You will learn how to track it back to the original person and the pathway that caused the spreading. 

Physical therapy falls under this category. You will learn how to use a goniometer to measure precise angles in your joints. 

Veterinary

Studying microbiology, bacteria, and viruses you will learn how they affect the body. Knowing what they can do, you will come to understand how vaccines are made and how they work inside the body. You will learn what they trigger in the body to start the healing process. 

Forensics

You will investigate a pile of bones to determine age, gender, height, and ethnicity. 

You can work a crime scene to collect hair, lift fingerprints, and determine if the scene is a murder, accident, or a medical issue. You will also learn blood spatter based on distance, angles, and how to determine what caused the situation. 

Capstone Projects

During the final year, you will choose your own biomedical problem you would like to solve. You will research, test, and provide results on the issue you choose.  

Recent Capstones:

Areas of Study

  • PRINCIPLES OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE: From design and data analysis to outbreaks, clinical empathy, health promotion, and more, you will explore the vast range of careers in biomedical sciences. You will develop not just technical skills, but also in-demand, transportable skills that you need to thrive in life and career. 
  • HUMAN BODY SYSTEMS: Through projects such as determining the identity of a skeleton using both forensic anthropology and DNA analysis, you examine the interactions of human body systems and apply what they know to solve real-world medical cases. 
  • MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS: You will delve into activities like designing a prosthetic arm as you follow the life of a fictitious family and investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. 
  • BIOMEDICAL INNOVATION: For the capstone, you build on the knowledge and skills gained from previous courses to design your own innovative solutions for the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century. 

You are exposed to a diverse curriculum with a strong math and science foundation to better equip you for success in a science related major at the college/university level. In BioMed you will receive high-level math and science credits for high school graduation and college preparation. 

You will study advanced math courses that include: 

  • Pre-AP Algebra II 
  • Pre-AP Calculus or AP Calculus 

Also included are advanced science courses such as: 

  • Anatomy & Physiology 
  • Microbiology 
  • Pre-AP Chemistry 
  • AP Biology or Statistics & Probability 

Curing Cancer

Just before the COVID-19 pandemic, a student chose to study the effects of adding Messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics as a treatment to ovarian cancer cells. Using the P53 gene, it would provide the genetic code for the cells to produce protein. Once protein is produced in the cells, the body launches an immune response killing the cancer cells. Why is the timing important? It’s important to note that mRNA has never before been used in a vaccine. However, the first two COVID-19 vaccines on the market used mRNA to fight the coronavirus. A first in history…and one of our students was studying the same solution. 

#CentralTechBioMed

Biomedical Sciences students measure the time it takes between the tap of the reflex hammer and the actual reflex. The reading is an electromyogram or EMG.
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Congratulations to Central Tech BioMed student Jacob Pogue who took 5th place internationally at the ILC HOSA 2021 Leadership Conference with his Research Poster Leadership Competition. He graduated Cleveland High School and will be attending TU pre-med.
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Congratulations Andrea Wilson, Pharm. D., Sapulpa High School and Central Tech Biomedical Sciences alumna, for graduating from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a Doctor of Pharmacy.
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Congratulations Forrest B. Witt, M.D. (right), Ripley High School and Central Tech Biomedical Sciences alumna, for graduating with a MD from OU College of Medicine!
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Congratulations Madeline Toews, MLS ASCP, Ripley High School and Biomedical Sciences alumna on graduating from OSU.
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THROWBACK THURSDAY 2009 - The Biomedical Science facility is established in Drumright #centraltechbiomed ...

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