PLTW – Medical Interventions – 9272

Students investigate a variety of interventions that involve 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; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; prevent, diagnose and treat cancer; and prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. These scenarios expose students to a 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 present new content. The interventions are showcased across generations of a family, looking at the past, present and future of the biomedical sciences. The course emphasizes lifestyle choices and the important roles scientific thinking and engineering design have in the development of interventions of the future.

Grades and Credits

Grades: 10, 11, 12 — Credits: 1 Type: Science or Practical Art

Related Courses

PLTW STRONGLY recommends participation in HOSA: Future Health Professionals.


Earned credit in PLTW: Principles of Biomedical Sciences . Students may take PLTW Human Body Systems and PLTW Medical Interventions concurrently