The rigorous and relevant four-course PLTW Biomedical Science sequence allows students to investigate the roles of biomedical professionals as they study the concepts of human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Students engage in activities like investigating the death of a fictional person to learn content in the context of real-world cases. They examine the structures and interactions of human body systems and explore the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, all while working collaboratively to understand and design solutions to the most pressing health challenges of today and the future.

Each course in the Biomedical Science sequence builds on the skills and knowledge students gain in the preceding courses. Schools offer the three PLTW Biomedical Science foundation courses within a period of three academic years from the start of implementation and may also offer the capstone course.

Principles of Biomedical Science (PBS)

9th Grade

Ms Barry

Human Body Systems (HBS)

10th Grade

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Ms Hamilton

Medical Interventions (MI)

11th Grade

Mr Weeks

Biomedical Innovations (BI)

12th Grade

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Ms Hamilton

The curriculum and course descriptions above were taken in their entirety from:

PLTW Biomedical Science – Curriculum. (2014, January 1). Retrieved April 23, 2015, from