Health and Biosciences
Maryland CTE Program of Study
Project Lead The Way: Biomedical Sciences
The Project Lead The Way (PLTW)Biomedical Sciences program is based on the National Standards for Science, Mathematics, and English Language Arts, and the Accountability Criteria for the National Health Care Cluster Foundation Standards. The program consists of a sequence of four courses: Principles of the Biomedical Sciences, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions, and Biomedical Innovatons. Students who complete the program are prepared for employment and further education at two- and four- year college levels.
CTE Course Sequence
Principles of the Biomedical Sciences
Student work involves the study of human medicine, research processes and an introduction to bioinformatics. Students investigate the human body systems and various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases.
Human Body Systems
Students will engage in the study of the processes, structures, and interactions of the human body systems. Important biomedical concepts in the course include: communication, transport of substances, locomotion, metabolic processes, defense, and protection.
Through projects students will investigate various medical interventions that extend and improve quality of life, including diagnostics, pharmacology, surgery, gene therapy, prosthetics, rehabilitation, and supportive care.
In this capstone course students design and conduct experiments related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease or illness. They apply their knowledge and skills to answer questions or to solve problems related to the biomedical sciences.