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This course provides an introduction to the biomedical sciences through exciting hands-onprojects and problems. Students investigate concepts of biology and medicine as they explorehealth conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia,and infectious diseases. They will determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional woman as they sequentially piece together evidence found in her medical history and her autopsy report. Students will investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the woman’s life and demonstrate how the development of disease is related to changes in human body systems. The activities and projects introduce students to humanphysiology, basic biology, medicine, and research processes and allow students to design ex-periments to solve problems. Key biological concepts including maintenance of homeostasisin the body, metabolism, inheritance of traits, and defense against disease are embedded inthe curriculum. This course is designed to provide an overview of all the courses in the bio-medical sciences program and lay the scientific foundation for subsequent courses.