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1 Is Medical Detectives Our Kids Future? Presented By: Dale Waldo PLTW State Conference 2014

2 The Future of Medical Careers In the Top Twenty Five Career Areas: 1. Biomedical Engineering 2. Home Health Aides 4. Personal and Home Care Aides 6. Medical Scientists 7. Physician Assistant 8. Skin Care Specialists 9. Biochemists and Biophysicists 10. Athletic Trainers 11. Physical Therapist Aides

3 The Future of Medical Careers In the Top Twenty Five Career Areas: 12. Dental Hygienists 13. Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 14. Dental Assistants 16. Medical Assistants 17. Physical Therapist Assistants 18. Veterinarians 21. Occupational Therapist Aides 23. Pharmacy Technicians

4 What Does It Take to Get Hired to do These Jobs? Today, the fastest growing jobs require at least an associate's degree. Employers value applicants who have already obtained a degree, gained the skills necessary to enter the job force, and are willing to continue their education throughout their career.

5 Let’s Look at A PLTW Program That Meets the Needs of Our Students! Students explore the biomedical sciences through hands-on projects and labs that require the students to solve a variety of medical mysteries. Students investigate medical careers, vital signs, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, as well as human body systems such as the nervous system. Genetic testing for hereditary diseases and DNA crime scene analysis put the students in the place of real life medical detectives.

6 Lesson 8.1 What is a Medical Detective? Knowledge and Skills It is expected that students will: Measure vital signs including heart rate, blood pressure, and temperature. Demonstrate the use of technology as an important tool in the Biomedical Sciences. Explain the different ways a virus spreads through a population. Describe the spread of a viral illness after inoculation is introduced. Evaluate patient case files to diagnose the pathogen responsible for the patient’s mystery illness. Describe the steps that a medical professional will take to diagnose and treat a patient. Provide examples of how medical professionals contribute to the health and wellness of individuals.

7 Lesson 8.2 Mysteries of the Human Body Systems - Overview Knowledge and Skills It is expected that students will: Describe how the brain collects and interprets input. Compare and contrast the senses of hearing and sight, taste and smell, and describe how they are collected and processed by the human body. Identify major regions of the human brain. Dissect a sheep’s brain, accurately identifying and describing the function of the specified structures. Compare and contrast the brains of a human and sheep. Evaluate patient family history as part of a medical exam and create a pedigree. Determine the probability of a child inheriting a genetic disease. Use appropriate laboratory methods to isolate DNA from cheek cells. Analyze how changes in the huntingtin gene affect the resulting protein and nerve cell function.

8 Lesson 8.3 Murder Mystery - Overview Knowledge and Skills It is expected that students will: Know how to use patient and ambient temperature to identify the time of death. Know how to use the time of death information to identify suspects. List the steps of an autopsy. Analyze a portion of an autopsy report to determine the cause of death for a murder victim. Use DNA gel electrophoresis to compare DNA samples. Defend identification of suspect using physical evidence including time of death, cause of death, and DNA crime scene analysis.

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18 Yes! It Does Require Brains to Become a Medical Professional!!!


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