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Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Program

"The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Program is a sequence of courses, which follows a proven hands-on, real-world problem-solving approach to learning.  Students explore the concepts of human medicine and are introduced to topics such as physiology, genetics, microbiology and public health.

Through activities, like dissection, students examine the processes, structures and interactions of the human body-often playing the role of biomedical professionals.  They also explore the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, working collaboratively to investigate and design innovation solutions to the health challenges of the 21st century such as fighting cancerr with nanotechnology."

 

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

By engaging in activities like dissecting a sheep heart, students explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person. 

Human Body Systems

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.

Medical Interventions

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.

Biomedical Innovation

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.