• 490042  Honors Principles of Biomedical Science-PLTW

    1 Credit

    Students explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person. While investigating the case, students examine autopsy reports, investigate medical history, and explore medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, basic biology, medicine, and research processes while allowing them to design their own experiments to solve problems. 

    Prerequisite:   Highly recommended student should be enrolled in honors science

    Class Fee:  $25.00

     

    490043  Honors Human Body Systems-PLTW

    1 Credit

    Students examine the interactions of body systems as they explore identity, communication, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. Exploring science in action, students design experiments, investigate the structures and functions of the human body, build organs and tissues on a skeletal manikin, and often take on the role of biomedical professionals to solve real-world medical cases.  

    Prerequisite:  Principles of Biomedical Science 

    Class Fee:  $25.00

     

    490044 Honors Medical Interventions-PLTW

    1 Credit

    Students follow the life of a fictitious family as they investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. 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.

    Prerequisite:  Principles of Biomedical Science 

    Class Fee:  $25.00

     

    490001  Honors Biomedical Innovation-PLTW

    1 Credit

    Students build on the knowledge and skills gained from previous courses to design innovative solutions for the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century. Students address topics ranging from public health and biomedical engineering to clinical medicine and physiology. They have the opportunity to explore and evaluate career opportunities in the field of healthcare through lab experiences, class discussions, research projects, guest speakers, and workplace visits. 

    Prerequisite:  Medical Interventions

    Class Fee:  $25..00

     

    Honors Forensics and Criminal Investigations

    1 Credit

    Students apply the fields of chemistry, physics, and biology to the criminal and civil laws that are enforced by police agencies in a criminal justice system. It includes the investigation of fingerprinting, fiber analysis, ballistics, arson, trace evidence analysis, poisons, drugs, blood spatters, and blood samples. Students are taught the proper collection, preservation, and laboratory analysis of various samples.

    Prerequisite:  Principles of Biomedical Science

    Class Fee:  $25.00

     

    Honors Biotechnology

    1 Credit

    Students are introduced to the scientific concepts and laboratory research techniques currently used in the field of biotechnology. Students attain knowledge about the field of biotechnology and a deeper understanding of the biological concepts used. In addition, students develop the laboratory, critical thinking, and communication skills currently used in the biotechnology industry. 

    Prerequisite:  Principles of Biomedical Science

    Class Fee  $25.00