Principles of Biomedical Science
Human Body Systems
Students follow the life of a fictitious family as they investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Students 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.
Knowledge in biomedical sciences paves the way for a wide range of careers. A small sample of recent graduates who completed at least one PLTW Biomedical Science™ course reveals the array of opportunities: some students pursued post-secondary studies in microbiology, pharmacy, chemistry, nursing, nutrition and dietetics, or neurobiology; others enrolled in medical or dental school; and others began careers in forensic science or started research projects focused on immunology and cancer.