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PLTW Biomedical Science Offerings

 

What is Project Lead the Way (PLTW)?

Working with the same equipment and tools used by lab professionals, Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Biomedical Science students are empowered to explore and find solutions to some of today’s most pressing medical challenges. Through scaffolded activities that connect learning to life, students step into the roles of biomedical science professionals and investigate topics including human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Students work together in teams to find unique solutions, and in the process, learn in-demand, transferable skills like critical thinking and communication.

 

Principles of Biomedical Science (PBS)

Course Description: PBS explores concepts of pathogenesis, disease processes, diagnosis, and treatment by conducting medical research, investigating medical histories, and performing labs. Focuses on the body’s immune defense mechanisms for both chronic and communicable diseases; applies basic principles to a variety of examples such as Infectious Disease, Genetic Disease, Cancer, Nutrition, and Heart Disease. Students should consider taking this course if they have an interest in medical and health-related careers and enjoy learning by conducting research and collaborating with others to solve real-world problems and completing projects. Prerequisites: None

 

 

Human Body Systems (HBS)

Course Description: HBS focuses on Medical Terminology (MT) acquisition which is the study of the principles of medical word building to help the student develop the extensive medical vocabulary used in health care occupations. Students receive a thorough foundation in basic medical terminology through a study of root words, prefixes and suffixes. The study focuses on correct pronunciation, spelling, and use of medical terms as students are introduced to each Human Body System at a basic level. Students should consider taking this course if they have an interest in medical and health-related careers and enjoy learning by conducting research and collaborating with others to solve real-world problems and completing projects. Prerequisites: Principles of Biomedical Science

 

 

Medical Interventions (MI)

Course Description: MI explores concepts of genetics and disease, solve real-world problems, and develop laboratory skills necessary in molecular biology. To achieve this, students conduct research, perform laboratory experiments, and explore current medical treatments for diseases. The activities and projects are focused on understanding how genes are regulated and undergo mutations, microbiology, and the use of biotechnology in medical research. Students should consider taking this course if they are thinking about participating in a laboratory-based research internship. Students should consider taking this course if they have an interest in medical and health-related careers and enjoy learning by conducting research and collaborating with others to solve real-world problems and completing projects. Prerequisites: Principles of Biomedical Science, Human Body Systems, and Honors Biology