Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This is an excellent course for giving an introduction to medical science as it pertains to the human body. We have learned about infectious diseases, metabolism and metabolic diseases, neurology, etc. All of these topics provide a significant taste of what one might be studying in college (in a premedical program) or medical school. We have also done labs, such as testing the effects of certain antibiotics on bacteria. This gave us practice with the equipment we might find in higher education science courses.
One highlight for me was our nutrition unit (metabolism and metabolic diseases). We learned how to evaluate claims about new fad diets and supplement pills, and also what exactly happens when we eat a meal. Another highlight was our lab testing the effectiveness of various antibiotics on pathogen samples.
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Advice for students:
Do not be afraid to ask questions. There are no dumb questions when it comes to science, and the human body can be difficult to understand, especially at the high school level.