Heart disease is the #1 killer in the U.S. The most common type of heart disease is the narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. This coronary artery disease is the main cause of heart attacks.
Image: Ruptured aorta damaged from heart disease.
Welcome to Cybersurgeons!
The Center for Educational Technologies at Wheeling Jesuit University has developed CyberSurgeonsTM through a cooperative agreement with the National Institutes of Health. CyberSurgeons is a comprehensive educational project designed to increase high school students’ knowledge of human anatomy and physiology along with the clinical trial process. The project is a perfect fit in biology, anatomy and physiology, health, and related classes as well as in some guidance classes that have a careers component.
In addition to human anatomy content, students who use CyberSurgeons materials gain a better understanding of translational science (moving knowledge from the research lab to a clinical setting), the clinical trials process, and how advances are made in healthcare.
- Problem-based learning modules
- Case-based learning modules
- Healthcare career directory
- Teacher professional development for problem-based
and case-based learning in the classroom.
- Body system curriculum
- Clinical trials
Key Resources contains a wealth of information for students and teachers in human biological sciences. Students can browse through subjects or use the resources for research projects.
Free Materials for Teachers links to and describes free posters, lesson plans, learning guides, and DVDs on a variety of anatomy and physiology, biology, and health topics.
Spotlight on Careers provides quick information about various healthcare careers.
Did you know about a worm that lives in a human eye for 15 years or about bacteria from tongue piercing infections traveling to the heart? Cyber Fast Facts teaches interesting facts about human body systems, diseases, parasites, and consequences of unhealthy choices.
And, of course, everything is linked to Standards.
We hope you find the site engaging and informative. Our goal is to twofold: to motivate students to explore human anatomy and physiology topics and learn more about the clinical trials processes that develop life-saving medicines, therapies, and surgical procedures, and to assist teachers in delivering effective, engaging materials that increase students’ knowledge base, critical thinking skills, and interest in science careers.
We want to know what you think. If you have feedback or questions on CyberSurgeons materials or this site in general, please let us know.
SPOTLIGHT ON CAREERS
Uses clinical statements from doctors to assign standard codes for case management, public health programming, medical billing, health insurance, and other record-keeping services. The field has varying competency levels with increasing training required as responsibilities increase.
Salary $13.49 to $17.19/hour
Education Past High School 1 year program at a vocational school; online courses are available
Job Outlook Good