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Principles of Biomedical Sciences 1,2 (P) (3311, 3312)

Grade Range:
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 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:

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.

This course reinforces Common Core State Standards and California Career Technical Education model curriculum standards in a relevant, applied setting.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Materials supplied by PLTW.