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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.