Biomedical Academy

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Biomedical Sciences Program is a sequence of eight courses, which follows the PLTW Program’s proven hands-on, real-world problem-solving approach to learning.  This S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) based program allows students to explore the concepts of human medicine and are introduced to bioinformatics; including mapping and analyzing DNA.  Through activities like dissecting a heart, students examine the processes, structures and interactions of the human body – often playing the role of biomedical professionals to solve mysteries:  think CSI meets ER.  They also explore the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease by working collaboratively to investigate and design innovative solutions for the health challenges of the 21st century, such as fighting cancer with nanotechnology.  Their capstone course includes designing and testing a research project.  The Biomedical Academy helps take critical thinking skills and learning to a college level.  

Career Options

  • Animal Science
  • Physical Therapy
  • Medicine and Health
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Science Research
  • Science Education
  • Radiology
  • Dentistry
  • Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Certifications Available

  • BACE
  • Principles of Biomedical Sciences EOC
  • Human Body Systems EOC
  • Medical Interventions EOC

Degree Requirements

Career Major

Major Requirements

PLTW Biomedical Science and Medicine (Year One)
Total Hours 480 (4 Credits)
Required Courses Hours
Principles of Biomedical Sciences (PBS) 120
Pre-AP Algebra II OR Pre-AP Calculus 120
Human Body Systems (HBS) 120
AP Biology 120

Course is available for High School Juniors and Seniors

PLTW Biomedical Science and Medicine (Year Two)
Total Hours 480 (4 Credits)
Required Courses Hours
Medical Interventions (MI) 120
Pre-AP Calculus OR AP Calculus AB OR College Algebra 120
Biomedical Innovations (BI) 120
AP Chemistry 120

Course is available for High School Juniors and Seniors

Supplies Required

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