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Alco students hear emergency management presentation

October 17th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Students in Florence Saku's Principles of Biomedical Science classes at Allegany High School recently got a visit from Shannon Adams, a crime scene investigator with the Cumberland Fire Marshall's Office, and Emergency Medical Service personnel Josh Burkett and Steve Baughman of the Cumberland Fire Department. The men spoke to the students about emergency services and performed demonstrations.  The new Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science program is new this year and is being offered to ACPS students interested in biomedical careers and to help prepare them for success in college programs in scientific fields.  BMS is a completer program in which students will be enrolled for their four years of high school.  In the introductory course, ninth graders explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person.  While investigating the case, students examine autopsy reports, investigate medical history, and explore medical treatments that might have prolonged the person's life.  The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, basic biology, medicine, and research processes while allowing them to design their own experiments to solve problems.

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