PLTW – Principles of Biomedical Sciences – 9270

Grade: 9, 10,11 Credit: 1 Type: 1 Science or 1 Practical Art 

School: BHS, CACC, HHS 

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

The keystone course in the nationally recognized Project Lead the Way program investigates biomedical sciences through problem-based learning and hands-on projects. Designed to develop your collaborative, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, you begin by determining factors that lead to the death of a fictional person while researching the various career fields that would assist in this process. You also look at infectious diseases, patient care foundations, HIPAA, and experimental design procedures. Activities and projects introduce human physiology, medicine and research processes, laying the scientific foundation for subsequent PLTW courses in the Biomedical Sciences Program. PLTW strongly recommends every student advance their personal and professional skills by participating in HOSA: Future Health Professionals.

College credit: may be available

Enrollment Note: Course enrollment will begin with the 9th, followed by the 10th and 11th grades, respectively.

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.