PLTW – Principles of Biomedical Sciences – 9270

The first course in the nationally recognized Project Lead the Way program investigates biomedical sciences through problem-based learning and hands-on projects. Designed to develop students’ collaborative, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills; students investigate health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia and infectious diseases while determining factors that lead to the death of a fictional person. Students also research lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. Activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, medicine and research processes, laying the scientific foundation for subsequent PLTW courses in the Biomedical Sciences Program.

Grades and Credits

Grades: 9, 10, 11 — Credits: 1 Type: Science or Practical Art

Related Courses

PLTW STRONGLY recommends participation in HOSA: Future Health Professionals.


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