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Principles of Biomedical Sciences (PLTW)

The PLTW Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Program is a sequence of courses enabling students to explore the concepts of human medicine. Students are introduced to topics such as physiology, genetics, microbiology and public health. Through various activities students examine the processes, structures and interactions of the human body – often playing the role of biomedical professionals. They also explore the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, working collaboratively to investigate and design innovative solutions to the health challenges of the 21st century such as fighting cancer with nanotechnology.

Throughout BMS, students acquire strong teamwork and communication practices, and develop organizational, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills. Along the way students investigate a variety of careers in biomedical sciences.

Course Title: PRINCIPLES OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (PLTW)
Course Instructor: Mr. Smiley
Number of Credits: 1 per semester
Semesters Offered: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Biology I
Eligible Grade Levels: 10th, 11th & 12th
Dual Credit:
  • What causes the death of a fictional person? Determine the why and how. Could you have prolonged his or her life? Find out in this course!
  • Solid scientific foundation development
  • “Hands-on” projects and problems solving
  • Study human medicine, research processes and bio-informatics
  • Investigate the human body systems and various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases
  • Biological concepts included in the curriculum are: homeostasis, metabolism, inheritance of traits, feedback systems, and defense against disease
  • Engineering principles such as the design process, feedback loops, fluid dynamics, and the relationship of structure to function

Human Body Systems (PLTW)

The PLTW Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Program is a sequence of courses enabling students to explore the concepts of human medicine. Students are introduced to topics such as physiology, genetics, microbiology and public health. Through various activities students examine the processes, structures and interactions of the human body – often playing the role of biomedical professionals. They also explore the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, working collaboratively to investigate and design innovative solutions to the health challenges of the 21st century such as fighting cancer with nanotechnology.

Throughout BMS, students acquire strong teamwork and communication practices, and develop organizational, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills. Along the way students investigate a variety of careers in biomedical sciences.

Course Title: HUMAN BODY SYSTEMS (PLTW)
Number of Credits: 1 per semester
Semesters Offered: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Principles of the Biomedical Sciences
AP Biology – Science Department Chair approval
Eligible Grade Levels: 11th & 12th or permission of Science Department Chair
Dual Credit:
  • Play the role of biomedical professional to solve medical mysteries
  • Understand basic human physiology and its basic care
  • Use appropriate software to design and build systems to monitor body functions
  • Employ a variety of monitors to examine body systems (respiratory, circulatory, and nervous) at rest and under stress

Medical Interventions (PLTW)

The PLTW Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Program is a sequence of courses enabling students to explore the concepts of human medicine. Students are introduced to topics such as physiology, genetics, microbiology and public health. Through various activities students examine the processes, structures and interactions of the human body – often playing the role of biomedical professionals. They also explore the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, working collaboratively to investigate and design innovative solutions to the health challenges of the 21st century such as fighting cancer with nanotechnology.

Throughout BMS, students acquire strong teamwork and communication practices, and develop organizational, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills. Along the way students investigate a variety of careers in biomedical sciences.

Course Title: MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS (PLTW)
Number of Credits: 1 per semester
Semesters Offered: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Principles of the Biomedical Sciences
AP Biology – Science Department Chair approval
Eligible Grade Levels: 11th & 12th or permission of Science Department Chair
Dual Credit: None
  • Begin your road to finding a cure for cancer, diabetes, or heart disease
  • Course is a “How-To” for maintaining overall health and homeostasis in the body
  • Through in-class scenarios, work with immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics
  • Follow the life of a fictitious family while you explore prevention diagnosis and treatment of diseases

Biomedical Innovations (PLTW)

The PLTW Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Program is a sequence of courses enabling students to explore the concepts of human medicine. Students are introduced to topics such as physiology, genetics, microbiology and public health. Through various activities students examine the processes, structures and interactions of the human body – often playing the role of biomedical professionals. They also explore the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, working collaboratively to investigate and design innovative solutions to the health challenges of the 21st century such as fighting cancer with nanotechnology.

Throughout BMS, students acquire strong teamwork and communication practices, and develop organizational, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills. Along the way students investigate a variety of careers in biomedical sciences.

Course Title: BIOMEDICAL INNOVATIONS (PLTW)
Number of Credits: 1 per semester
Semesters Offered: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Principles of the Biomedical Sciences
AP Biology – Science Department Chair approval
Eligible Grade Levels: 12th or permission of Science Department Chair
Dual Credit: None
  • Obesity in the US? Find a solution for a 21st century health challenge!
  • Capstone course
  • Work through open-ended problems
  • Topics include clinical medicine, physiology, biomedical engineering, and public health
  • Independent project working with a mentor or advisor from a university, hospital, research institution or the biomedical industry
  • Presentations to work to authentic STEM audience of professionals

Introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW)

Course Title: INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN PLTW
Course Instructor: Mr. Moss
Number of Credits: 2 per semester
Semesters Offered: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Geometry 1-2
Eligible Grade Levels: 10th, 11th & 12th
Dual Credit: Purdue University – 3 Credits
  • Engineering is an area that has endless possibilities
  • Teaches problem-solving skills using a design development process
  • Models of product solutions are created, analyzed, and communicated using 3-D solid modeling computer design software
  • Approved Project Lead the Way course
Dual Credit Information

Course Number Course Name Credit Amount College
IT 105 Intro to Engineering Design 3 Credits Purdue University

Principles of Engineering (PLTW)

Course Title: PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING PLTW
Course Instructor: Mr. Moss
Number of Credits: 2 per semester
Semesters Offered: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Geometry 1-2
Eligible Grade Levels: 10th, 11th & 12th
Dual Credit: Purdue University – 3 Credits
  • Principles of Engineering helps students understand the field of engineering/engineering technology.
  • Exploring various technology systems and manufacturing processes
  • Students learn how engineers and technicians use math, science, and technology in an engineering problem solving process to benefit people
  • Course includes concerns about social and political consequences of technological change
  • Approved Project Lead the Way course
Dual Credit Information

Course Number Course Name Credit Amount College
IT 107 Principles of Engineering 3 Credits Purdue University

Civil Engineering and Architecture (PLTW)

Course Title: CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE PLTW
Course Instructor: Mr. Moss
Number of Credits: 2 per semester
Semesters Offered: 2 semesters
Prerequisite: Geometry 1-2
Eligible Grade Levels: 10th, 11th & 12th
Dual Credit: Purdue University – 3 Credits

 

  • Civil Engineering and Architecture 1-2 provides an overview of the fields of civil engineering and architecture
  • Emphasis on the interrelationship and dependence of both fields
  • Use state of the art software to solve real world problems and communicate solutions to hands-on projects and activities
  • Topics include the roles of civil engineers and architects, project planning, site planning, project documentation and presentation.
  • An approved Project Lead the Way course

 

Dual Credit Information

Course Number Course Name Credit Amount College
IT 190 Civil Engineering & Architecture 3 Credits Purdue University