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Project Lead the Way - Biomedical Science

Kim Purcell
Mrs. Purcell
Ann Landis
Mrs. Landis
Course 1: Principles of Biomedical Sciences
This honors level introductory course in the PLTW Biomedical Science program serves to provide foundational knowledge and skills
in fields such as biology, anatomy and physiology, genetics, microbiology, and epidemiology, as well as engage students in how they
can apply this content to real-world situations, cases, and problems such as solving a medical mystery case, diagnosing and treating
a patient, or responding to a medical outbreak. Integrated technology will include interactive, 3D animations and images allowing
students to immerse themselves in the curriculum and experience content in a new and unique way. Students will interact with patient
data in a simulated electronic records system, taking this course to a new level of engagement and understanding. This is the
foundational course in the Biomedical Sciences program.
Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Biology 1/ Algebra 1
Course 2: Human Body Systems
The honors level second course in the PLTW Biomedical Science program will engage students in the study of the processes,
structures and interactions of the human body systems. Important biomedical concepts in the course include communication, transport
of substances, locomotion, metabolic processes, identity, and protection. The central theme will focused on how the body systems
work together to maintain homeostasis and good health. The systems will be studied as "parts of a whole", working together to keep
the amazing human machine functioning at an optimal level. Students will design experiments, investigate the structures and functions
of body systems, and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary actions,
and respiratory operation. Exploring science in action, students will work through interesting real world cases and often play the role
of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries.
Prerequisites: Biology 1, Algebra 1, Principles of Biomedical Science
Course 3: Medical Interventions
Throughout the honors level Medical Intervention course, students investigate various medical interventions that extend and improve
quality of life, including gene therapy, pharmacology, surgery, prosthetics (including vascular stents, cochlear implants, and prosthetic
limbs), rehabilitation, and supportive care. Through real-world cases, students detect and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code
in human DNA; evaluate cancer treatment options; and review the history of organ transplants. Technology and the internet are used
extensively throughout the course.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Principles of Biomedical Sciences and Human Body Systems with a minimum grade of 80% and Teacher recommendation.
Course 4: Biomedical Innovation
Biomedical Innovation is the honors level capstone course for the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences program for high school
students. Students design innovative solutions for the health challenges of the 21st century. They work through progressively challenging
open-ended problems, addressing topics such as clinical medicine, physiology, biomedical engineering and public health.
They have the opportunity to work on an independent project with a mentor or advisor from a university, hospital, research institution,
or the biomedical industry.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Principles of Biomedical Science, Human Body Systems, and Medical Interventions with a minimum grade of 80% and Teacher recommendation.
Pharmacology for Medical Careers - A
Pharmacology of Medical Careers-A is Part 1 of a YEAR LONG COURSE This flexible online course prepares students to
take the National Pharmacy Technician Certifying Board Examination. The program includes classroom and homework hours
to equal 150 + hours. An online access format serves as the student's text and workbook. The interactive multimedia training
uses Internet access, on-line testing, scoring and monitoring. The teacher monitors the student's progress by Internet. Students
will work at their own pace within a timeline. The student must be self-directed. The teacher will schedule exams with the
student. (*Approximate fee $310/covers the on-line course fee and materials to print out the subsections; students must supply
a large 3-Ring Binder with Dividers).
Prerequisites: Completion of 11th grade, Algebra 1 with a minimum grade of 77% in Medical Terminology is strongly recommended.
Pharmacology for Medical Careers — B
Prerequisites: Completion of Pharmacy for Medical Careers — A. Part 2 of Pharmacology for Medical Careers.