CTE Program: Biomedical Sciences
Sequence of CoursesPrinciples of the Biomedical Sciences H (9-12)MRHSStudents in this course investigate the human body systems and various health conditions. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, medicine, and research processes. This course is designed to provide an overview of all the courses in the PLTW Biomedical Sciences program and to lay the scientific foundation necessary for student success in subsequent courses. These courses provide read-world problem/project based learning which builds on scientific knowledge and exposes students to careers in science, medicine, research and more.Human Body Systems H (10-12)MRHSPrerequisite: Principles of the Biomedical Sciences HStudents examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. Students design experiments, investigate the structures and functions of the human body, and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration. Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a skeletal Maniken©, work through interesting real world cases and often play the roles of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries.Medical Interventions H (11-12)MRHSPrerequisite: Human Body Systems HStudents investigate a variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease as they follow the life of a fictitious family. The course is a “How-To” manual for maintaining overall health and homeostasis in the body.Biomedical Innovation H (12)MRHSPrerequisite: Medical interventions HStudents investigate a variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease as they follow the life of a fictitious family. The course is a “How-To” manual for maintaining overall health and homeostasis in the body. Students explore how to prevent and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; prevent, diagnose and treat cancer; and prevail when the organs begin to fail. Through these scenarios, students are exposed to a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics.CTE Internship (12)BCHS, BGHS, DVHS, MRHS, SOHSPrerequisite: Human Body Systems H, Medical Interventions H or Biomedical Innovation H (concurrent or previously completed)Students participate in a supervised work experience of a minimum of 5 hours per week (paid or unpaid) in a position within the CTE program area of Biomedical Science. The CTE Internship provides on-the-job experience and valuable industry networking.
Students have the opportunity to earn industry credentials and dual enrollment college credit through CTE programs.
Project Lead The Way
Project Lead The Way is a United States non-profit organization that develops hands-on, project-based science, technology, engineering and math curricula for use by elementary, middle, and high schools.
HOSA is a national student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. For more information, visit HOSA and Arizona HOSA.
- Biomedical Engineer
- Medical Scientist
- Science Technician