Biomedical Innovation (PLTW)

SCED Code: 14255
Suggested Grade Level: 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 140
Credits: 1
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: HOSA-Future Health Professionals
Non-Traditional?: F

In this specialization course for Project Lead the Way (PLTW), students are taught concepts of human physiology, medical innovation, water contamination, public health issues, molecular biology, and forensic autopsy. Students complete an independent project as a culminating activity. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Biotechnology Research and Development
  • Biochemists and Biophysicists
Diagnostic Services
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologists
  • Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
  • Radiologists
Health Informatics
  • Dental Laboratory Technicians
  • Epidemiologists
  • Health Education Specialists
Support Services
  • Communications Equipment Operators, All Other
  • Data Entry Keyers
  • Medical Transcriptionists
Therapeutic Services
  • Physicians, All Other

Pathway Occupation
Engineering & Technology
  • Agricultural Engineers
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Computer Programmers
  • Electro-Mechanical and Mechatronics Technologists and Technicians
  • Engineers, All Other
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Materials Engineers
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Statisticians

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