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Medical Interventions/ Biomedical Innovation

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Demand for new and better healthcare products continue to increase. More than ever, doing the right research and to identify and develop the right new products is crucial to serving the medical needs of the population.  You can be a part of the discovery of new healthcare processes and equipment that shape the future of preventative and emergency medicine.  

Biomedical engineers and other intervention specialists provide support and information to the healthcare industry to raise awareness, diagnose illnesses and find innovative ways to treat them.

This program is for juniors and seniors interested in learning more about careers in health sciences and bio-technology or would like to enter college healthcare programs. 

Credit hours
You can earn up to two credit hours at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

What you’ll learn.
                                                                       
Medical Interventions™
You will investigate a variety of interventions in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease as you follow the
lives of a fictitious family. This course is a “How-To” manual for maintaining overall health and homeostasis in the body
as you explore how to prevent and fight infection, screen and evaluate the code in human DNA, prevent, diagnose and
treat cancer, and how to prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail.

You’ll be exposed to a wide range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical
devices, and diagnostics.

Biomedical Innovation™
In this capstone course, you will design and conduct experiments related to the diagnosis, treatment, and
prevention of disease or illness. You will be able to apply your knowledge and skills to solve problems related to Bio
Medical science.

You will work with a mentor or advisor from a university, hospital, physician’s office, or industry as you complete the coursework.  You will be expected to present the results of your work to an audience of local healthcare professionals, business community, and your peers.

Schedule
The full program is one year of classes

You’ll take classes at
Summit Technology Academy
777 NW Blue Parkway, Suite 3090
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086

Prerequisites                  
Minimum 2.5 GPA
90% attendance
Principles of Biomedical Sciences and Human Body Systems or Anatomy-Physiology and Chemistry
Algebra I C or better
Reading and writing, 10th grade leve;
(Computer Applications recommended)

Other requirements                 
Background check
TB Test

Demand and Pay
While there are many career options available in the biomedical field, below are wages and expected employment
growth according to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration’s O*NET career exploration
and job analysis tool. 

Biomedical Engineers (bachelor’s degree or higher)
Median wages: $37.92 hourly, $78,860 annual
Number of people already in the industry:  16,000
Projected job openings (2008-2018): 14,900

Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners (bachelor’s degree or higher)
Median wages: $31.36 hourly, $65,220 annual
Number of people already in the industry:  49,000
Projected job openings (2008-2018): 15,300

Skills, character and physical traits of successful people in this career:

To apply                 
Contact your high school counseling office to complete an application, student contract and student essay of interest. Your school will determine if you meet the program criteria. If you do not, but your counselor or principal feel you can be successful in the program, they can recommend you.

 



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