Biomedical Innovation – 12th Grade

Course Description

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In the final course of the PLTW Biomedical Science sequence, students build on the knowledge and skills gained from previous courses to design innovative solutions for the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century. Students address topics ranging from public health and biomedical engineering to clinical medicine and physiology. They have the opportunity to work on an independent design project with a mentor or advisor from a university, medical facility, or research institution.

Course Outline

  • Problem 1: Design of an Effective Emergency Room

  • Problem 2: Exploring Human Physiology

  • Problem 3: Design of a Medical Innovation

  • Problem 4: Investigating Environmental Health

  • Problem 5: Combating a Public Health Issue

  • Problem 6: Molecular Biology in Action

  • Problem 7: Forensic Autopsy

  • Problem 8: Independent Project


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Ms. Hamilton

 Currently teaches BI and HBS