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Principles of the Biomedical Sciences

Solve a mysterious death using biology and medicine.

 In the introductory course of the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Biomedical Science program, students explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person. While investigating the case, students examine autopsy reports, investigate medical history, and explore medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, basic biology, medicine, and research processes while allowing them to design their own experiments to solve problems. Principles of Biomedical Science satisfies the UC Laboratory Science (“d”) requirement for admission.

Details

  • Industry Sector: Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Eligible
  • Level: Introductory
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: D - Laboratory Science (2 years required; 3 years recommended)
  • Certifications: None
  • Class Location(s): Oxford Academy
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online (www.onetonline.org) for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.