One-Week Summer Medicine Program
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Students will be taken on a journey of discovery into the marvels of the awe inspiring human body. Our work together will include hands-on lab activities, and more.
Students will learn about anatomy through hands-on use of:
Models, Dissection, Experimentation, Exercise
This one-week summer program is designed for teens interested in pre-med.
This unit will cover heart anatomy and physiology, via examination of the heart, and a study of the impact of exercise on cardiovascular function. Students will learn the basics of CPR and will learn about heart healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices.
We will study brain structure and function and will examine parts of the brain. In addition, we’ll learn about concussions and second impact syndrome, as well as the impact of chemicals such as caffeine, THC, alcohol, cocaine, and nicotine on brain neurotransmitters.
Students explore the structure and function of the knee joint. We will locate the ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL, and menisci. Students get to know a number of antagonistic muscle pairs as we delve into the science of fitness training and injury prevention. We will work with ATP to stimulate the contraction of muscle tissue in the lab. Students use exercise equipment to identify the location of each muscle and experience it in action.
Instructor: Monique Coulson
Monique Coulson is a Consultant to Massachusetts Department of Education where she has helped revise the State High School Biology frameworks. She has also reviewed MCAS data and test items for statewide science tests. Monique has many years of experience teaching AP Biology and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Biology.
Student Comments from Summer 2023
‘I found it to be really interesting. Our teacher was very detailed with each lesson. I liked how she made clinical connections to the content.‘
‘I really liked it! It was interesting and always informative. We weren’t just sitting in chairs and listening to a lecture; we were doing hands-on activities that were relevant to the topic… a great teacher and accommodating to all learning styles!’
‘I loved the program. The anatomy course was so informative and I took a lot out of it. I really enjoyed the dissections that we did. In terms of the teacher, she was so sweet, patient and always willing to help us!‘
‘We learned about the digestion system, pulmonary, circulatory, and the nervous system. I liked being able to use complete anatomy and doing dissections which helped me better understand the systems of the body.’
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