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The Cutting Edge to Healthcare


Are you a serious student of medical science? Enter the world of high-tech healthcare. Deal with the art and science of clinical genetics, histotechnology, and radiologic technology with equipment and expertise not available anywhere else in the nation. Classroom experiences at the MD Anderson campus begin with DNA extractions, human chromosome visualization, and hands-on karyotyping in order to examine the principles of genetic information and how the molecular world affects the macroscopic world. Next, study the principles of histotechnology management of tissue specimens received from surgery. Tissues are processed, sectioned, and stained for microscopic evaluation for the quality assurance of the laboratory test. The slide specimens are used for diagnostic and research applications and are an effective method to diagnose cancer and other systemic diseases.

You will then switch gear towards the principles of imaging physics, radiobiology and acquisition of radiographic images through the observation of radiography, CT, MRI and Ultrasound. Lab experiences at MD Anderson will demonstrate the principles and practices of image production and radiation safety in the detection of cancer and human disease. The laboratory experiences provide the basis for their treatment choices and for their discussion of scientific advancements in targeted intensity modulated cancer treatment.

Age Group

8th Grade to 11th Grade (Ages 13 to 16)

Who will like this Course?

Recommended Prerequisites

July 1 to 11 - Monday to Friday - Two Weeks (no class on July 4)

MD Anderson Cancer Center (Two Weeks - 9 am to 4 pm)

Full Day (TWO Weeks)

Tuition: $ 695

On or Before March 31, 2019
$ 675
April 1, 2019 to May 20, 2019
$ 685
On or After May 21, 2019
$ 695

University of Houston-Downtown
1 Main Street, Suite 716N
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 221-8032

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