Calgary Board of Education

Medical Studies

Program Overview

"Edible labs, like the banana dissection, skin cross section and orange brain surgery help you apply concepts AND get a snack in class!"
"You really get a head start on Biology for grade 11!"

"The surgery and dissection videos are amazing! Real life surgeries explained to you in class!"

Did you know….

Lord Beaverbrook is the ONLY school in Calgary with Medical Studies?!

Who is Medical Studies for?

Students interested in:

  • Future careers in healthcare
    • Doctor, Nurse, Paramedic, Chiropractor, Massage Therapist, Naturopath, Dentist, Optometrist, Pharmacist, Radiologist
  • Learning more about health and wellness
  • Learning about the human body and different medical conditions that impact them
  • Identify and measures vital signs
  • Watching surgical procedure videos


Medical Studies 10

Medical Studies 10 -
Anatomical Planes

This exploratory course gives students an overview of the health care system. Students learn basic medical terminology, introductory anatomy and physiology of the body, basic principles of infection and immunity and specific anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular systems. Students will have the opportunity to conduct a variety of hands on laboratory experiences to develop an understanding of the human body and medical professions.

Medical Studies 20

Medical Studies 30
- Suturing

Medical Studies 20 delves further into the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the nervous, and reproductive systems. Students learn about pre-natal care, labour, delivery and post-natal care. Students explore the components of mental well-being including adaptive coping techniques; causes, signs/symptoms, and treatment of common psychological and psychiatric conditions. Students also investigate the concept of public health promotion and prevention techniques by planning and promoting a school wide health and wellness project.

Medical Studies 30

Medical Studies 30 -
"Prosthetic Party"

In Medical Studies 30, students learn about medical technology used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and medical conditions. Hands on learning opportunities in biomedical engineering and surgical techniques include the creation of a prosthetic leg and the process of creating incisions and suturing. Students will explore a variety of treatment approaches including traditional and integrative health therapies. They are given the opportunity to study a chronic or acute medical condition of their choosing, learning the process of conducting medical research. Students complete training in Standard First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) for adults, children and infants at a health care provider level of certification.

There will be a fee charged to students for the Standard First Aid Certification and workbook.

Medical Studies 20 -
"Brain" Surgery


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