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Honors PLTW Medical Interventions 1,2 (HP) (8339, 8340)

Grade Range:
 Integrated Math I A-B; Principles of Biomedical Sciences 1,2; Human Body Systems 1,2; Biology 1,2
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Practical Arts, weighted
 UC subject area satisfied:
 d - Laboratory Science

Under Administrative Procedure 4771, Alternative Means of Satisfying the Prescribed Course of Study, courses 8265 and 8266 may be used to fulfill the Science high school graduation requirement.

This is a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) course that utilizes prescribed lesson plans and project ideas. Teachers must complete mandatory PLTW training in order to teach the course.

Course Description:
 Medical Interventions Honors is the third course in a four- year sequence of courses that makes up the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Program. Students in this course are introduced to a wide range of medi¬cal interventions related to immunology, genetics, pharmacology, surgery, medical devices and diag¬nostics. Interventions range from simple diagnostic tests to the treatment of complex diseases and disorders; all are aimed at extending and improving quality of life. Lifestyle choices and preventive measures are emphasized throughout the course as well as the important role that scientific thinking and engineering design play in the development of interventions of the future. Students practice problem solving with structured activities and progress to open-ended projects and problems that require them to develop planning, documentation, communication, and other professional skills.

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.