PLTW – Medical Interventions – 9272

Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 Credit: 1 Type: 1 Science or 1 Practical Art

School: CACC

Prerequisite: Passing grades for both semesters (averaging 70% or higher) in PLTW – Human Body Systems or students may take PLTW – Human Body Systems and PLTW – Medical Interventions concurrently.

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

Investigate various interventions that involve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease as you follow a fictitious family’s lives in this Project Lead the Way course. The class is a “how-to” manual for maintaining homeostasis in the body. Explore how to prevent and fight infection, screen and evaluate the code in human DNA, prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer and prevail when the body organs fail. These scenarios expose you to various immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices and diagnostics interventions. Each method introduces multiple types of interventions, reinforces concepts learned in previous courses and presents new content. The interventions are showcased across generations of a family, looking at the past, recent, and future biomedical sciences. The course emphasizes lifestyle choices and the important roles scientific thinking and engineering design have in developing future interventions. PLTW strongly recommends every student advance their personal and professional skills by participating in HOSA: Future Health Professionals.

Recommended: C average and proficient score on previous PLTW – BMS EOC 

College credit: may be available

Research demonstrates that PLTW students outperform their peers in school, are better prepared for post-secondary studies, and are more likely to consider careers as scientists, technology experts, engineers, mathematicians, healthcare providers, and researchers compared to their non-PLTW peers. Students find PLTW programs relevant, inspiring, engaging, and foundational to their future success.