Medical Interventions Honors (MI)Year Three of Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences ProgramOverview:Students follow the life of a fictitious family as they investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Students delve into activities like designing a prosthetic arm; explore how to detect and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; evaluate cancer treatment options; and prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. Through real-world cases, students are exposed to a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics.
Unit 1 How to Fight Infection Unit 2 How to Screen What's In Your Genes Unit 3 How to Conquer Cancer Unit 4 How to Prevail When Organs Fail
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
- MI is offered to 11-12 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 Medical Interventions 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:
- Charged iPad/device for daily activities
- Google Drive created with school email address
See Canvas Calendar and PowerSchools for due dates, etc.