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    Principles of Biomedical Sciences Honors (PBS)

    First-year in Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Program


    From design and data analysis to outbreaks, clinical empathy, health promotion, and more, students explore the vast range of careers in biomedical sciences. They develop not just technical skills, but also in-demand, transportable skills that they need to thrive in life and career.

    PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences Course Outline 

    Unit 1 Medical Investigation
    Unit 2 Clinical Care
    Unit 3 Outbreaks & Emergencies
    Unit 4 Innovation, Inc.

    By The End of the Course, Students Will:

    • Recognize the connection to various disciplines (biomedical sciences, engineering, computer science, etc.)
    • Demonstrate knowledge and skills of curriculum content, professional and transportable skills (see the PLTW PBS Course Resume)
    • Identify and be able to utilize the technology, equipment, and techniques used by biomedical science professionals
    • Understand the diverse set of careers and related skills in the biomedical science field
    • Explore and plan for future success in college and career

    General Information

    • PBS is offered to 9-12 grade students as a Career and Technical Education, honors level elective course. 
    • Students interested in Biomedical Sciences careers will need to be enrolled in grade-level science and math, with PLTW Biomedical Sciences Courses as electives.
    • Collaborative, engaging classroom

    Prepare students for success in college and career.

    Through multiple problems and scenarios, the course challenges students to dive into the roles of various biomedical science professionals. This allows students to develop proficiency in laboratory and clinical skills using real equipment, setting them up for success in college and career, and explore the vast range of careers in the biomedical sciences.

    Integrated technology is intentionally used to maximize the student and teacher experience.

    PLTW Biomedical Sciences utilizes interactive, 3D animations and images to allow students to immerse themselves in the curriculum and experience content in a new and unique way. For example, students will now interact with patient data in a simulated electronic records system – allowing for the integration of videos, audio files, and diagnostic images.

    Course content highlights the integrated reality of PLTW’s three pathways: biomedical science, computer science, and engineering.

    Students will understand the integrated nature of multiple disciplines in the world as they engage in real-world cases and scenarios. Unlike many other courses in high school, the problems within Principles of Biomedical Science will highlight how concepts in science, technology, math, and engineering have to be applied in tandem in order to understand and solve problems.

    Career and Technical Student Organization:  HOSA  


    Students will utilize the MRHS Canvas Learning Management System, available online at https://www.dvusd.org/canvas or Canvas iPad app, and my.pltw.org to access the curriculum. 

    Students will need:

    • Pens/pencils/highlighters
    • Charged iPad/device for daily activities 
    • Google Drive created with school email address

    See Canvas Calendar and PowerSchools for due dates, etc.