The PLTW Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Program is designed to prepare students to pursue a post-secondary education and career in the biomedical sciences. The program complements the traditional science courses and can serve as the foundation for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Courses are designed to: develop teamwork, organizational skills, critical thinking, and a hands-on, real-world problem-solving approach to learning. Students explore the concepts of human medicine and are introduced to topics such as physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Through activities, like dissecting a heart, students examine the processes, structures, and interactions of the human body – often playing the role of biomedical professionals. They also explore the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, working collaboratively to investigate and design innovative solutions to the health challenges of the 21st century.
Biomedical Science courses include: Introduction to Biomedical Careers, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology (regular and honors), Biochemistry, Chemistry (regular and honors), and Environmental Science (regular and AP), and Genetics.