examines how cutting edge technologies in both physics and biology
are being implemented for both detecting and curing disease. Advancements
in medical treatments are pioneered through biomedical research.
Diseases can be cured and prevented when governmental policies
and new medical treatments are created based on the findings
of biomedical research.
about the modern history of scientific research involving human
subjects and what regulations and documents exist for the
protection of these participants. The federal
government supports millions of dollars in research grants to
study health problems in America. In order to investigate cures
to devastating diseases, human subjects are needed. The government
ensures they are protected in the process. The researchers must
help people understand the research in which they are participating.
Using the issue of skin cancer, students learn about the role
of government oversight in clinical studies. The issues addressed
include how individuals become involved with biomedical research
and an understanding of informed consent, Internal Review Boards
(IRBs) and finally, how researchers explain their projects to
protects its citizens from environmental health hazards through
regulations and laws. It also develops thoughtful policies
to prepare the public to meet future threats. In concert with
the special interest groups involved in various areas of health,
leadership is responsible for providing high standards for clinical
research, as well as motivating academia, industry, and the citizenry
to work together. In this way, they can be prepared to meet new
health challenges and to create innovative medicines and therapies
the education standards for 12th grade.
Project - Senate Hearing
Students will participate in a simulation of a Senate hearing
before the committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. http://help.senate.gov/ The
subject of the hearing is to determine whether the Senate will approve
a bill proposing federal regulations on the use of tanning booths
by minors and a mandated education program on sun awareness. Students
will take on the roles of Senate members and various special interest
groups. One of the special interest groups will be scientists who
are proposing a clinical study to evaluate the effects of UV exposure
on the skin when received through artificial (mechanical) means.
Other students will take the part of business owners, young survivors
of skin cancer, or representative of the EPA (Environmental Protection
Agency). This study would provide in-depth information about UV exposure’s
impact on human skin. Language arts will support this simulated hearing
by guiding the students through the writing of an informed consent
document that would be used to safeguard the rights of the human
subjects in the proposed clinical studies. For more information about
Human Subjects Protection: http://www.irb.arizona.edu/communityoutreach.html.
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