This course will appeal to scientific novices. We will learn how our bodies function and how infectious diseases impact our lives in ways that allow us to be healthier. Our exploration will include activities to reinforce our learning. We will look at four topics in biology: human heart and circulatory system, disease transmission, vaccination and herd immunity, superbugs, bacteria with resistance to multiple antibiotics and gene editing with CRISPR.
GROUP LEADER: Jane Crooks (B.S. Biology, University of Notre Dame. M.A. Secondary Education, Tufts University) is a former middle school science teacher. She currently works with at-risk college students as an academic coach and teaches WISE science classes.
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Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)
Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609