BIOMED COURSE UNIT 2

Taking Action in Your Community: Health Equity

How can biotechnology be successfully incorporated into a community?

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At a Glance

STORYLINE

  • Discover how pandemics are mitigated, then determine ways to address disparities and access to healthcare.

PACING

  • ¼ School Year
  • 45 Days
  • 5 Flex Days Built In
  • 45-minute Classes

FRAMING

  • Standards Aligned
  • Guiding Question
  • Engineering Design Process
  • Project-based

LESSON PLANS AND LABS

  • 1 Project Based Introduction
  • 8 Lessons with Lab Elements
  • 1 Core Lab
  • 1 Final Project

Lesson Plans, Labs and Student Capture Sheets

This unit includes lesson plans, labs, a student interactive, and student capture sheets that empower educators to engage all students. This lesson bundle can be downloaded for use in the classroom.

Introduction
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Taking Action in Your Community: Health Equity

Students will create a social awareness campaign to educate a community about an infectious disease that impacts a specific population. They will address issues related to disparities in healthcare and access to treatments or prevention.
Lesson 1
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Epidemiology

5 classes
How does epidemiology affect and determine the prevalence of endemics, epidemics, and pandemics throughout the world? Students work as epidemiologists, using data to identify populations vulnerable to adverse health events.
LESSON PLANPDF2.2MB
Lesson 2
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Current Infectious Diseases

5 classes
What type of infectious diseases are likely to cause a pandemic? Students compare various infectious diseases and the risks that humans face from pathogens.
LESSON PLANPDF1.4MB
Lesson 3
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Treating Bacterial and Viral Disease

4 classes
How are infectious diseases treated? Students examine cell and viral reproduction and various treatments for different diseases.
LESSON PLANPDF1.1MB
Lesson 4
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New Production Methods

4 classes
How do vaccines activate our adaptive immune system? Students work as microbiologist, exploring how vaccines work and are produced in a laboratory.
LESSON PLANPDF1.7MB
Lesson 5
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Manufacturing Medicine

3 classes
What are the methods used to reproduce a virus and produce a vaccine efficient enough to protect against the associated disease? Students study viral reproduction in the lab, examining challenges in the production of vaccines.
LESSON PLANPDF495KB
LAB
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Using ELISA in Vaccine Trials

5 classes
Could results obtained from an ELISA for IgG antibodies provide evidence that a COVID-19 vaccine works? Students conduct research on COVID-19 approved vaccines to identify antibody levels for immunity.
LESSON PLANPDF4.8MB
Lesson 6
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Vaccine Production and Safety Testing

5 classes
Do the adverse effects of a vaccine outweigh the benefits? Students research the stages a vaccine must go through in order to be used by the public.
LESSON PLANPDF1.7MB
Lesson 7
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Public Health Agencies

5 classes
Why is it important for regulatory agencies to maintain independence and not be infused by politics or private interests? Students study government involvement in vaccine development, considering hurdles of disadvantaged people.
LESSON PLANPDF422KB
Lesson 8
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Social Awareness Campaign Project

3 classes
What marketing methods can public health professionals use to educate the population and overcome barriers to care? Students work in teams to launch a campaign that raises awareness and provides information in a pandemic.
LESSON PLANPDF1.7MB
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