Principles of Biomedical Science – 9th Grade

Course Description

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This course provides an introduction to the biomedical sciences through exciting hands-on projects and problems. Students investigate concepts of biology and medicine as they explore health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. They will determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional woman as they piece together evidence found in her medical history and autopsy report. Students will investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the woman’s life and demonstrate how the development of disease is related to changes in human body systems. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, basic biology, medicine, research processes, and allow students to design experiments to solve problems.

Course Outline

  • Unit 1: The Mystery

  • Unit 2: Diabetes

  • Unit 3: Sickle Cell Disease

  • Unit 4: Heart Disease

  • Unit 5: Infectious Disease

  • Unit 6: Post Mortem



Ms. Barry

 Currently teaches PBS and Anatomy & Physiology


Mr. Huryk

 Currently teaches PBS and Biology