Biomedical Academy Overview

  • Biomedical Sciences is a broad field encompassing many different medical and health care disciplines. These include biochemistry, biomedical engineering, dentistry, forensics, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, physiology, radiological sciences and more. The HTHS Biomedical Sciences Academy uses the nationally recognized Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum which gives students the academic foundation to enter any of these fields. The Biomedical Sciences Program is a sequence of four courses taken in progression.

    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" (Project Lead the Way. PLTW: Biomedical Science. Indiana: Project Lead the Way, n.d. Print).

Two female students dissecting and labeling an animal brain.

Example Career Paths

    • Physician or Physician's Assistant

    • Nurse or Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthetists

    • Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician

    • Veterinarian

    • Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic

    • Medical Researcher

Meet the Teachers

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