Instructor: Julie Pankowicz


Biomedical Science

From the moment students walk into the Principles of Biomedical Science classroom, they are immersed in the mysterious death of Anna.  They are asked to investigate, document and analyze evidence to solve the case.  The sequence of courses:  Principles of Biomedical Science, Biotechnology 1 and 2H, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions.

The Biomedical Science program provides students with a foundation in biomedical science principles through exciting hands-on project-based learning.  Students investigate concepts of biology and medicine as they explore health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases.

Through activities and projects, students learn about human physiology, basic biology, medicine, and research processes as they use investigative design processes to solve real health problems.  Key biological concepts, including maintenance of homeostasis in the body, metabolism, inheritance of traits, and defense against disease are embedded in the curriculum.

Students practice problem solving with structured activities and progress to open-ended projects and problems that require them to develop, plan, document, communicate, and use other professional skills.

Examples of careers for Biomedical Sciences are Biochemist, Bioinformatics Associate, Bioinformatics Scientist, Biomedical Chemist, Biostatistician, Cell Biologist, Clinical Trials Research Associate, Clinical Trials Research Coordinator, Geneticist Microbiologist, Molecular Biologist, Pharmaceutical, Process Technician,  Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Research Assistant, Research Associate, Research Scientist, Toxicologist.

Students can earn the following credentials:

  • 3 college credits at participating colleges nationwide
  • Student Opportunities including scholarship through Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
  • Biotechnician Assistant Certificate

Suggested Elective Courses: Anatomy & Physiology,  Calculus, Chemistry, Calculus, Forensic Sciences, Ethical Issues,  Introduction to Microbiology, Psychology, Statistics AP

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