Upcoming Courses (after 2019)

Human Body Systems 11476 (1 credit) Grade 10

(available starting 2019-2020 school year)

Students examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a skeletal ManikenĀ®; use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration; and take on the roles of biomedical professionals to solve real-world medical cases.

  • This course is considered a lab science.
  • Pathway course P

Medical Interventions 11477 (1 credit) Grade 11

(available starting 2020-2021 school year)

Students follow the life of a fictitious family as they investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Students explore how to detect and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; evaluate cancer treatment options; and prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. Through real-world cases, students are exposed to a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics.

  • This course is considered a lab science.
  • Pathway course P

Biomedical Innovation 11478 (1 credit) Grade 12

(available starting 2021-2022 school year)

In the final course of the PLTW Biomedical Science sequence, students build on the knowledge and skills gained from previous courses to design innovative solutions for the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century. Students address topics ranging from public health and biomedical engineering to clinical medicine and physiology. They have the opportunity to work on an independent design project with a mentor or advisor from a university, medical facility, or research institution.

  • This course is considered a lab science.
  • Pathway course P