PLTW – Medical Interventions - 9272

Grade: 10, 11, 12 — Credits: 1

Students investigate a variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease as they follow the lives of a fictitious family  in this Project Lead The Way course. The class is a “how-to” manual for maintaining homeostasis in the body. Students explore how to prevent and fight infection; how to screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; how to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer; and how to prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. These scenarios expose students to the wide range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices and diagnostics. Each scenario introduces multiple types of interventions, reinforces concepts learned in previous courses, as well as presenting new content. The interventions are showcased across generations of a family, looking at the past, present and future of the biomedical sciences. Lifestyle choices and the important roles scientific thinking and engineering design have in the development of interventions of the future are emphasized. Earn one science or practical art credit.

Co-Requisite: All PLTW courses require concurrent enrollment in (or satisfactory prior completion of) appropriate grade level math and science courses.

Syllabus: View Syllabus
Prerequisites: Earned credit in PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences and PLTW Human Body Systems or students may take PLTW Human Body Systems and PLTW Medical Interventions concurrently.
Related: Participation in HOSA: Future Health Professionals is STRONGLY recommended by PLTW.
Recommended: “C” average and proficient score on the PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences EOC. Students may take PLTW Human Body Systems and PLTW Medical Interventions concurrently
Dual Credit: Yes
Articulated Credit: No