Biomedical Science Pathway
PLTW Biomedical Science empowers tomorrow’s Biomedical Science professionals today. Whether discovering new cancer treatments or teaching healthy lifestyle choices to their communities, today’s biomedical science professionals are tackling big challenges to make the world a better place.
PLTW Biomedical Science students are taking on these same real-world challenges – and they’re doing it before they even graduate from high school. Working with the same tools used by professionals in hospitals and labs, students engage in compelling, hands-on activities and work together to find solutions to problems. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.
PLTW Biomedical Science courses are part of the AP + PLTW biomedical science pathway.
Building a Strong Foundation for College and Career
By immersing students in activities like practicing suturing and constructing body structures from clay, PLTW Biomedical Science empowers students to build knowledge and skills in biomedical science, as well as in-demand, transportable skills like problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, and collaboration.
Principles of Biomedical Science
Human Body Systems
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.
Through projects such as determining the identity of a skeleton using both forensic anthropology and DNA analysis, students examine the interactions of human body systems and apply what they know to solve real-world medical cases.
Students delve into activities like designing a prosthetic arm as they follow the life of a fictitious family and investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease.
Students build on the knowledge and skills gained from previous courses to design their own innovative solutions for the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century.
Students in the Biomedical pathway a Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute will combine biology and medicine to explore human health, medicine and disease. The biomedical program will incorporate math, physics, chemistry and biology with mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering.
Careers in this Pathway
- Medical Researcher
- Electronics Systems Engineer/Bioinstrumentation Clinical Engineer
- Biomedical Engineer Doctor
- Clinical Engineer
- Biomedical Equipment Technician Genetics Counselor
Biomedical Overview from a Student