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    907412 Principles of Biomedical Science

    Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation.
    Grade Placement: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 year
    Credit: 1/2 per semester (Honors)
    Anna Garcia is dead. How did she die? Was she murdered or did she die of natural causes? Students in Principles of Biomedical Science (PBS) spend the year solving this mystery while being introduced to human physiology, basic biology, medicine, and research. Students examine autopsy reports, investigate medical history, explore medical treatments, and study DNA, fingerprinting, electrophoresis, and the physics of blood-spatter patterns. This course is an honors course that is offered for dual credit with Missouri University of Science and Technology where students can earn three hours college credit. PBS is the entry course in the RHS Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Pathway. Counts as Science credit.

    907415 Human Body Systems

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Principles of Biomedical Science.
    Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 year
    Credit: 1/2 per semester (Honors)
    Would you like to know more about the mysteries of the human body? If so, Human Body Systems (HBS) is the class for you! Students examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. Students build organs and tissues on a skeletal Maniken®, use software to monitor body functions, and act as biomedical professionals to solve real-world medical cases. This course is an honors course that is offered for dual credit with Missouri University of Science and Technology where students can earn three hours college credit. HBS is the second course in the RHS Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Pathway. This course counts as Science credit and also satisfies Health credit requirement for graduation.

    907423 Medical Interventions

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Human Body Systems
    Grade Placement: 11, 12
    Length of Course: 1 year
    Credit: 1/2 per semester (Honors)
    Students in the Medical Interventions (MI) course will learn how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease in order to help the Smith family, who is dealing with a variety of health problems. Students explore how to detect and fight infection, screen and evaluate the code in human DNA, evaluate cancer treatment options, and prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. Through real-world cases, students are exposed to a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics. This course is an honors course that is offered for dual credit with Missouri University of Science and Technology where students can earn three hours college credit. MI is the third course in the RHS Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences. Counts as Science credit.

    907414 Biomedical Innovation – Biomedical Science Capstone Course

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Medical Interventions
    Grade Placement: 12
    Length of Course: 1 year
    Credit: 1/2 per semester (Honors)
    Imagine designing a health care-related product that could save lives! In the final course of the PLTW Biomedical Science sequence, students have the opportunity to work on an independent design project with a mentor or advisor from a university, medical facility, or research institution to design a solution to a 21st century health problem. Students address topics ranging from public health and biomedical engineering to clinical medicine and physiology. This course is an honors course that is offered for dual credit with Missouri University of Science and Technology where students can earn three hours college credit. Counts as Science credit.