Biomedical Applications CPU Objectives

Activity 1

1-1. Take the pre-test to assess pre-existing knowledge of biomedical applications.

1-2. Define biomedical technology.

1-3. Illustrate the different branches of biomedical technology.

1-4. Examine new and emerging careers in the field of biomedical technology.

Activity 2

2-1. Examine the basic science of the cell, especially the human cell.

2-2. Illustrate cell division.

2-3. Examine DNA and how it transfers genetic information.

2-4. Design a model of standard DNA.

Activity 3

3-1. Examine the Human Genome Project.

3-2. Examine genetic inheritance.

3-3. Illustrate how DNA is decoded.

3-4. Complete a genetic transcription simulation.

Activity 4

4-1. Complete a study of infectious diseases.

4-2. Examine other diseases caused by cell abnormality.

4-3. Compare genetic disorders.

4-4. Define cures for various types of diseases.

4-5. Examine how biomedical applications primarily focus on the improvement of human health and quality of living.   

Activity 5

5-1. Review and interpret the scientific method.

5-2. Explore scientific inquiry.

5-3. Evaluate the history of biomedical research and its successes.

5-4. Explore the ethical concerns centered on biomedical applications.  

Activity 6

6-1. Examine the different areas of biomedical research.

6-2. Analyze antibodies and antigens and learn about their role in biomedical research.

6-3. Detect antibodies and antigens in fluid samples.  

Activity 7

7-1. Research the different forms of stem cell research.

7-2. Examine how stem cell research could be helpful in disease prevention and treatment.

7-3. Research the ethical concerns surrounding embryonic stem cells.

Activity 8

8-1. Define biopharming.

8-2. Examine the relationship of biopharming to the agricultural and pharmaceutical industries.

8-3. Examine how biopharming could enhance medical treatments and improve quality of life.

8-4. Perform size exclusion chromatography to isolate proteins.  

Activity 9

9-1. Define transgenics.

9-2. Evaluate the history and science of transgenics.

9-3. Examine transgenic animals and their role in disease treatment and improved quality of life.

9-4. Extract DNA from a strawberry.  

Activity 10

10-1. Examine the need for organ replacement.

10-2. Explore organ transplants and transplant procedure.

10-3. Compare artificial organs and their uses.

10-4. Begin to create a DNA necklace by extracting human DNA.

Activity 11

11-1. Examine regenerative medicine.

11-2. Analyze how regenerative medicine could impact everyday lives.

11-3. Complete the DNA necklace.

Activity 12

12-1. Discover the history of cloning.

12-2. Examine the different types of cloning.

12-3. Analyze the current and potential uses of cloning technology.

12-4. Explore genetic ethics.

12-5. Examine cloning through a click and clone simulation.

Activity 13

13-1. You will participate in a career shadowing activity the instructor has arranged.


13-2. You will conduct research to identify an ethical problem related to biomedical applications that is of immediate importance in today’s society.

Activity 14

14-1. You will participate in a career shadowing activity the instructor has arranged.


14-2. You will continue work on your persuasive argument project.

In Activity 15, the students will finish any work they have not yet completed. They will complete the CPU by taking the Vocabulary Test and the Post-test, answering the journal question, and turning in any necessary work such as the research journal or presentation.