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    Principles of Biomedical Sciences Honors (PBS).  First year in Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Program


    Whether seeking a career in medicine or healthcare or simply looking for the challenge of real-world problems, students in Principles of Biomedical Science will practice how to think creatively and critically to innovate in science and gain practical experience tackling real-world challenges faced by biomedical professionals in the field.

    Principles of Biomedical Science is a full-year high school course in the PLTW Biomedical Science program. This course serves to provide foundational knowledge and skills in fields such as biology, anatomy and physiology, genetics, microbiology, and epidemiology, as well as engage students in how they can apply this content to realworld situations, cases, and problems such as solving a medical mystery case, diagnosing and treating a patient,or responding to a  medical outbreak.

    By the end of the course, students should:

    • Recognize the connection to various disciplines (engineering, computer science, etc.)
    • 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

    What You Can Expect with the New Principles of Biomedical Science Course

    Prepare students for success in college and career.

    Through multiple problems and scenarios, the updated 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.

    Within the update of the course, PLTW is focusing on modernizing content and designing it for digital delivery.  Interactive, 3D animations and images allow students to immerse themselves in the curriculum and experience content in a new and unique way. For example, unlike the old course where all medical history documents were static Word documents, 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.

    PBS offered to 9-12 grade students as a CTE elective course. 

    Students interested in Biomedical Sciences careers will need to be to enroll in grade level science and math; with PLTW Biomedical Sciences Courses as electives.

    Career and Technical Student Organization:  HOSA  

    Curriculum will be delivered through MRHS Canvas Learning Management System available online at www.dvusd.instructure.com  or Canvas iPad app.

    Students will need:

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

    See Canvas Calendar and PowerSchools for due dates, etc.