ERIC Number: ED249074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Biomedical Technology. Innovations: The Social Consequences of Science and Technology Program.
McInerney, Joseph D.; And Others
This module is part of an interdisciplinary program designed to educate the general citizenry regarding the issues of science/technology/society that have important consequences for both present and future social policies. Specifically, the program provides an opportunity for students to assess the effects of selected technological innovations in order to make intelligent decisions about them. This module, which focuses on issues related to biomedical technology, consists of an introductory activity (examining changing patterns of sickness and death) and five additional activities, each consisting of two or more parts. These activities address issues related to: (1) public understanding of biomedical science; (2) genetic screening; (3) in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer; (4) prenatal diagnosis (including why amniocentesis is done); and (5) recombinant DNA. All activities include a list of goals, procedures for tasks to be accomplished, discussion questions, and suggestions for further study. When applicable, student readings are included. (JN)
Descriptors: Biomedicine, College Science, DNA, Embryology, Ethics, Genetic Engineering, High Schools, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Prenatal Influences, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Social Influences, Social Problems, Technology
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2460 Kerper Blvd., P.O. Box 539, Dubuque, IA 52001 ($3.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers: Amniocentesis; Biological Sciences Curriculum Study; Science and Society