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Honors PLTW Principles of Biomedical Sciences 1,2 (HP) (3301, 3302)

Grade Range:
 Course duration:
 Two semesters.
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Science weighted
 UC subject area satisfied:
 d - Laboratory Science

Under Administrative Procedure 4771, Alternative Means of Satisfying the Prescribed Course of Study, this course may be used to fulfill the Science high school graduation requirement.

This is a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) course that uses a prescribed curriculum.

Course Description:
 Principles of Biomedical Sciences is an intermediate course in the Health Sciences and Medical Technology industry sector, and the first course in a four-year sequence of courses comprising the PLTW Biomedical Science Program. Students in this course are introduced to the study of human medicine, including research processes and bioinformatics. Hands-on projects enable students to investigate the human body systems and various health conditions, including: heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. They investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that may prolong the lives of people living with these diseases. Other topics include metabolism, inheritance of traits, feedback systems, and defense against disease. This course is designed to lay the scientific foundation for the rest of the courses in the PLTW Biomedical Science Program, and provide students with a general overview of the concepts and ideas they will explore in greater detail later.

To receive honors credit, students must complete an end-of-course project.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Project Lead the Way supplies all instructional materials.