Clemson University Summer Scholars

Beyond ER and Biology

This course is offered to rising 7th — 10th graders.

Beyond ER and Biology

Get a hands-on look at the medical field in this exciting course that simulates diagnosis, patient education and surgery. In the "pre-op" stage, learn about the causes and diagnosis of heart disease. Then scrub in to investigate the anatomy of a cow heart. You’ll perform an operation, using tubing to stitch a bypass onto a coronary artery. You'll also learn about reproductive health and fetal distress, and perform fetal surgery on a bovine uterus. Discover microscopy, including the study of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. Examine different prokaryotic cell shapes and do a bacterial Gram stain. Culture bacteria, observe colonies and perform an antibiotic sensitivity test. Animal dissection and the anatomy and physiology of various specimens are also covered. Collect samples during a field trip, and then observe and identify them microscopically. Study blood typing, essential in crime scene investigations and paternity cases. The last day is dedicated to the Human Genome Project, karyotyping and genetics in general.

This course is offered during Session 2 (June 15th, 2014 — June 21st, 2014). Click here to view the schedule.

Tuition for this course is $950.

ALL sessions are full for 2014. Check out a few other courses you might be interested in:

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