Biomedical Sciences

  • Health and Biomedical Science is an elective program of study that promotes health care opportunities to students in grades 9-12. It is an exciting and varied selection of courses students may choose from to complete their Health Science program of study, including the rigorous, STEM-based Biomedical Science Curriculum from Project Lead the Way. We encourage students to become a Career and Technology Education (CTE) completer within the Health Science career cluster by completing a total of FOUR of the courses below including TWO of the foundation courses in BLUE text below AND ANY OTHER two courses listed. 

    CW=CP Weight and HW=Honors Weight

  • Principles of Biomedical Science (PLTW) - Course Code: 558000HW


    Students explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person. While investigating the case, students examine autopsy reports, investigate medical history, and explore medical treatments that might have prolonged the person's life. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, basic biology, medicine, and research processes while allowing them to design their own experiments to solve problems.

  • Human Body Systems - Course Code: 58100 (Grades 10-12)


    Students examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on MANIKEN skeletal models; use data acquisition software to monitor body functions, such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration; and take on the roles of biomedical professionals to solve real-world medical cases.

  • Biomedical Innovation - Course Code: 558300 (Grades 10-12)


    Students build on the knowledge and skills gained from previous courses to design innovative solutions for the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century. Students address topics ranging from public health and biomedical engineering to clinical medicine and physiology. They have the opportunity to work on an independent research project with a mentor or advisor from a university, medical facility, or research institution.

  • Medical Interventions - Course Code: 558200 (Grades 10-12)


    Students follow the life of a fictitious family as they 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 cases, students learn about a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics.

  • Sports Medicine 1 - Course Code: 555500


    Sports Medicine 1 emphasizes sports medicine career exploration and the prevention of athletic injuries, including the components of exercise science, kinesiology, anatomy, principles of safety, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and AED use. Subject matter also includes legal issues, members of the sports medicine team, nutrition, protective sports equipment, environmental safety issues, principles of taping and wrapping, mechanisms of injury, and application of other sports medicine concepts. Students interested in healthcare careers in athletic training, physical therapy, medicine, exercise physiology, nursing, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, and radiology will benefit from this course.

  • Sports Medicine 2 - Course Code: 555600


    Sports Medicine 2 emphasizes the recognition and care of common injuries and illnesses sustained by a physically active population. Subject matter will include discussion of specific conditions and injuries that may be experienced by individuals participating in athletic activities. In addition, the concepts of therapeutic modalities and exercise in the care of injuries will be examined. A focus on deeper understanding of body systems and common pathologies will be included. Concepts related to the administrative aspects of the sports medicine program will also be covered. Students will apply legal and ethical principles through real-world scenarios in various sports medicine settings. Other career roles in sports medicine will be discussed as the Athletic Trainer takes the injured athlete through the pathway of recovery.

  • Sports Medicine 3 - Course Code: 555700


    Sports Medicine 3 emphasizes the student’s ability to apply concepts from previous Sports Medicine course work to real-world situations and scenarios. A priority will be placed on understanding the current research and evidence based practices affecting the practice of Sports Medicine professionals. Students will develop policies, procedures, and guidelines based on these aspects, as well as explore detailed treatment and rehabilitation procedures for common athletic injuries. Students are expected to participate in clinical situations either at school with their athletic department or in an outside clinical setting for real world experience.


  • Sports Medicine WBL - Course Code: 559100


    Sports Medicine Work-based Credit can be awarded for ½, or 1 units depending on how many class blocks the students are in the workplace. It could also, be used for after school work-based programs. “Real-life" experience in a "real-life" setting is necessary to provide sensitive, technological, and appropriate care in any sports medicine setting. Work-based Learning (WBL) is one of several components in a successful education system and refers to education experiences that primarily occur outside the classroom in cooperation with high school athletic departments and business partners. WBL is defined as a coherent sequence of career awareness, exploration, job training, and experience activities that are coordinated with school-based learning activities. There are many types of WBL activities, some of which are working on special projects, sampling tasks from different jobs, and/or learning tasks related to a single occupation. Internships or clinical rotations also provide opportunities for students to interact with proper role models and learn about appropriate behavior and ethics in the workplace. WBL experiences should include at least 60 contact hours for ½ credit or 120 contact hours for 1 unit. Students may earn up to 3 units through WBL experiences. These opportunities may be paid or unpaid experiences depending upon the arrangement agreed upon by the employer, school, student and parent/guardian.