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  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Making Connections between Physics and Biomedical Science Biomedical Science.
  Meeting: 2005 AAPT Summer Meeting: Salt Lake City, UT
  Location: EMCB 104
  Date: Wednesday, Aug. 10
  Time: 8:45AM
  Author: Mike Mikhaiel, Passaic County Community College
973-684-6827, mmikhaiel@pccc.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: A new approach to the college curriculum puts emphasis on linking different subjects, therefore making interdisciplinary connections. To help students make connections between physics and biomedical sciences, I have developed a curriculum that combines the two subjects. Wherever possible, students immediately apply the physics to biomedical applications; the physics is then applied to real-world situations. In addition to making clear the connections between physics and biomedical science, I used other effective pedagogical techniques: group work, project-based learning, structured problem solving, writing to learn, and focus on conceptual understanding. During my talk I will discuss how I used education research to design and assess the course.
  Footnotes: None

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