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Principles of Biomedical Sciences
This course provides an introduction to the biomedical sciences through exciting "hands-on" projects and problems. Student work involves the study of human medicine, research processes and an introduction to bio-informatics. Students investigate the human body systems and various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. A theme through the course is to determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person. After determining the factors responsible for the death, the students investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the person's life. Key biological concepts including: homeostasis, metabolism, inheritance of traits, feedback systems, and defense against disease are embedded in the curriculum. Engineering principles including: the design process, feedback loops, fluid dynamics, and the relationship of structure to function are incorporated in the curriculum where appropriate. The course is designed to provide an overview of all the courses in the Biomedical Sciences program and to lay the scientific foundation necessary for student success in the subsequent courses.
Tina Fugate
Becki Foster
Biology I or concurrently enrolled

Curriculum content has been developed by Project Lead The Way (PLTW) and
cross-walked with the following standards:

Academy of Sciences
Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Technology Education Association
English Language Arts

Complete course content available through Project Lead
The Way (PLTW) , upon school's successful application to PLTW network.
End of course assessment administered through
Project Lead The Way

Project Lead The Way,

Anatomy and Physiology - MAVCC

Nursing Focus - CIMC

Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Science and Mathematics Advanced PLTW Biomedical Science and Medicine
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Science and Mathematics PLTW Biomedical Science and Medicine